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Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 07-02-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By Todd Ripley
My favorite single malt is a beer. Fish...

My favorite single malt is a beer.

Fish on...

Todd
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 06-15-2007, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Todd Ripley
They're hatchery fish, and should be killed...

They're hatchery fish, and should be killed rather than released on the possibility that they could return at a later date and spawn in the river.

They're not wild fish, which are not spawned in...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 05-07-2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,275
Posted By Todd Ripley
Puget Sound steelhead listed under ESA

Puget Sound steelhead declared "threatened"
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SEATTLE -- The National Marine Fisheries Service has listed Puget Sound steelhead as a "threatened" species under the Endangered...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 04-02-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,651
Posted By Todd Ripley
Congratulations, Steve...I've missed you,...

Congratulations, Steve...I've missed you, bud...it's been about two years since I've seen you last.

I look forward to seeing you plying some streams around here again sometime soon!

Fish on......
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 03-21-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,250
Posted By Todd Ripley
OC...where ya been? It's been a few years... ...

OC...where ya been? It's been a few years...

Fish on...

Todd
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 03-04-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Todd Ripley
Starts with an "S", ends with a "kagit"...and...

Starts with an "S", ends with a "kagit"...and April is prime time.

Fish on...

Todd
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-17-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,511
Posted By Todd Ripley
I'm sensing a little disconnect here between what...

I'm sensing a little disconnect here between what might be going on, and what people think might be going on.

I learned early on in my advocacy career that commercial fishermen, be they tribal or...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-17-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By Todd Ripley
Smile Keep this in mind, too...if you are looking to...

Keep this in mind, too...if you are looking to book one of the better guides on the Skagit/Sauk for this March or April, you should have booked them about six months ago...those guys are probably...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 12-30-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,250
Posted By Todd Ripley
Cool As was noted above, there isn't going to be any...

As was noted above, there isn't going to be any repair to the main road at the slide above Matheney...besides wiping out a big stretch of the road, it is really steep, and the slide itself starts...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 12-26-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,250
Posted By Todd Ripley
I have a couple of different reasons for feeling...

I have a couple of different reasons for feeling like I do...

First, there are no hatchery fish up there...and NPS regulations require the release of all wild steelhead...poachers do not readily...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 12-23-2006, 11:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,250
Posted By Todd Ripley
Thumbs down Queets River "back door" access

From an e-mail from a couple of days ago...surprised it hasn't shown up on this board yet!

Anyway, here it is...and place me firmly in the "DO NOT open the back door access up for public access.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-24-2006, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Todd Ripley
Thumbs up Dave, if yer fishing in the Forks area (the OP),...

Dave, if yer fishing in the Forks area (the OP), there are half a dozen motels and B&B's within ten minutes of good fishing...the motels run $50 to $100 per night, and the B&B's are as much as you...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 10-07-2006, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By Todd Ripley
This study was conducted by The Northwest Center...

This study was conducted by The Northwest Center for Livable Communities, a research and public service center in the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington's College...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 05-25-2006, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Todd Ripley
Talking Very nice, Curt...I remember you telling me that...

Very nice, Curt...I remember you telling me that story, and it hasn't got any less amazing to hear it again...not just the catching of the fish, which is amazing enough, but the fact that there are...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 05-24-2006, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Todd Ripley
Wink Catching a steelhead in each of twelve...

Catching a steelhead in each of twelve consecutive months could be tough if you are just using your fly gear...there are too many vagaries with the weather that may make three to six week chunks of...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 05-23-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,568
Posted By Todd Ripley
Excellent story, Kerry! A 44" Skagit fish,...

Excellent story, Kerry! A 44" Skagit fish, especially if he's headed up to the Sauk, could be truly monstrous...mid- to high-twenties, ya figure? I caught one that long out of the Skykomish, but it...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 05-19-2006, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Todd Ripley
How about a fiction book? It's gotta be "The...

How about a fiction book?

It's gotta be "The River Why" by David James Duncan...anyone who hasn't read this book has got to go out and get it TODAY.

Fish on...

Todd
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 05-19-2006, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,568
Posted By Todd Ripley
Wink "the number of 20 # fish have become much more...

"the number of 20 # fish have become much more common."

Curt, concurrent with the higher occurrence of "20 pounders" is another phenomena...the phenomena of fifteen to seventeen pound fish that...
Forum: Inflatable Watercraft 05-07-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By Todd Ripley
Smile TJ, without really knowing for sure, due to...

TJ, without really knowing for sure, due to ignorance, I suspect that they are tubeless...they are 21" heavy duty whitewater pontoons, with fore and aft chambers that inflate separately, but they...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 05-06-2006, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By Todd Ripley
Exceptional...average size was smaller, but the...

Exceptional...average size was smaller, but the large amount of two salt steelhead bodes well for next year's three salt run...not one twenty pounder for me this year, out of the largest amount of...
Forum: Inflatable Watercraft 05-04-2006, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By Todd Ripley
Cool Dang! I've decided to compare checking your...

Dang! I've decided to compare checking your pontoons for leaks to hiring a private investigator to check out your spouse...don't do it unless you are truly willing to hear the truth!

After...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 05-02-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By Todd Ripley
Thumbs up A Good Man

Gentlemen,

I posted this story on the Inflatable Watercraft forum, but asked Juro if it would be considered advertising for a non-sponser...Juro gave a wonderful response, so I thought I'd re-post...
Forum: Inflatable Watercraft 05-02-2006, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By Todd Ripley
Thanks, Juro...I don't want to step on anyone's...

Thanks, Juro...I don't want to step on anyone's toes, but it is a story that does what you said...makes us all aspire to do good.

Fish on...

Todd
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 05-02-2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,568
Posted By Todd Ripley
My first fish brought to hand was a 42...

My first fish brought to hand was a 42 incher...it was 1977, and I was all of 7 years old. Weighed in at slightly over 22 pounds.

I was 17 before landing my second 20+ fish, and now that I am 36,...
Forum: Inflatable Watercraft 05-02-2006, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By Todd Ripley
Thumbs up Juro, unfortunately the tear was long enough...

Juro, unfortunately the tear was long enough (about two inches) that I could fold up the patch, get it inside, line it up, apply glue through the tear, and get it on...

Third, and final, patch was...
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