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Gianna Holle
Sep 06, 2021
In Let's Go Fishing
Planning to go fish for Silvers, on the Skagit in Mount Vernon tomorrow (Tues sept 7) morning at 6 am. Let me know if you want to join me and I can meet you in the Mount Vernon parking lot.
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Gianna Holle
Sep 04, 2021
In Fishing Reports
I went fishing on the Skagit river for the past three days and the Silvers are running. Yesterday, I went fishing with my BIL and with his spin reel he caught 10 Silvers within the span of 3 hours. The fishing was hot between 6 am till 7:30. Every Coho was over 22 inches long! There is really good beach access, in Mount Vernon, with good parking but no bathrooms. I plan to go out with my fly rod Tuesday or Wednesday. will post date on Lets go Fishing Forum, if anyone wants to join me.
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Gianna Holle
Nov 14, 2020
In Buy / Sell / Trade
Purple thread 6/0 or 7/0 purple UV dubbing dry hooks( mustard 94838) or Dai-riki 305) Size 10 and 14 will trade for above items. thanks. If I like the fly, I will teach class in future. 😉😉
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Gianna Holle
Jan 21, 2020
In Buy / Sell / Trade
Paul Messner has been given a used pontoon boat and would like to pass it along to another WIFFC member that could use it. The frame is in good shape, but we noticed the anchor line pulley is rusty. The oars are missing. The inflatable pontoons appear to be in great shape and good bladders. Contact Paul to make arrangements to view and or pick up.
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Gianna Holle
Apr 13, 2019
Entry level pontoon boat available at Costco, Burlington for $299.99 content media
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Gianna Holle
Oct 18, 2018
In Let's Go Fishing
Carole and I will be heading out to Lone Lake, Sunday Oct 28th to get our lines in the water. I will be using my inflatable pontoon boat and Carole will be on a float tube. Carole is new to fly fishing and it would be wonderful to see more of our WIFF members out on the water with us. I plan to get there about noon to eat lunch, set up and I plan to be on the water by 1. Shoot me a text, respond to this posting, or call me to let me know you will be there and I will provide you with lunch. This is a rain or shine event. I hope to see you out on the water at Lone Lake Sunday, Oct 28th. Gianna Holle
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Gianna Holle
Jul 15, 2018
In Fishing Reports
My husband and I recently took a three week RV trip up to Canada, Montana, and Idaho, June 25 – July 14. The two fishing highlights were guided trips on the Kootenai River, Montana and the North Fork of the Coeur D’Alene River, Idaho. I took a seven mile drift trip down the Kootenai River, In Montana. The fishing was hot and if I were a better fisherman, I would have landed more fish. I was able to land about 15 native rainbow fish, with the largest being approx. 13 inches. I hooked lots more and had a great time. I lost a lot of fish since I didn’t keep my rod tip up. The fish were able to easily shake off the hook due to my inexperience. A few days later I hired a guide to take me on a “WALK AND WADE” guided trip along the North Fork of the Coeur D’Alene River, Idaho. This trip exceeded my expectations! The guide took me to six of his favorite fishing places. I was able to net fish ( Native Cutthroats or hybrids) at every location. The first fishing spot on almost every cast I made there was a fish strike; It was a shallow bed with riffles. I netted 6 fish on this spot and hooked another 15. They were hitting on the “Moota Poota” size 12, with a red copper john with rubber legs as a drop. We later switched to a PMD and the fish still hit. Here are the GPS coordinates. 47.7251948,-115.9934120. The next stop was a deep hole with upstream riffles. I netted a nice 12 inch cutthroat and hooked many more. We went to another location in which we had to hike about ½ mile through dense wooded areas. We fished for less than an hour and I had over 20 hits and landed several more. They were hitting on the “Madam X” fly. We switched to the Moota poota and no hits off this fly at this time. Went back to the “Madam X” and continued to get lots of hits and landed one more. Still trying to get a Big fish, we switched to a streamer fly “Sculptzilla” and saw no action using this fly and called it a day. In summary, if you know where to go on the North Fork of the Coeur D’Alene River you will get some fun fishing and lots of action. The dry fly Madam X was superb with the copper john rubber legs as a drop. If anyone, in the club, want the GPS coordinates of the fishing holes I will be more than happy to share. Both guided fishing outtings were very different experiences and I feel I gained more knowledge and experience which will make me a better fly fisherman. Things I learned - · It is possible to wet wade and not be cold (wearing wet wading socks with boots) · I can become a better fisherman with more time on the water, practice, practice, practice. · There have been improvements in fly lines so I replaced my fly line with a new textured line which glides so much better in my rod ferrules. · You can catch fish on the swing, in the past, I had always brought my line in too early. · Practice tipping up the rod and stripping at same time, do it enough you will get muscle memory. · When tying a fly with a clinch knot, go slow, if you go fast you can heat up the line and weaken your knot. · Tippet over 3 years old should be discarded and replaced with new material. Why have your tippet line break due to old material when using old tippet can be avoidable? · The KEEP IT WET movement (keep fish in water as much as possible ) is not widely practiced and more education is needed to continue to increase the mortality rate of catch and release. Fun note about the Cutthroat fish in the North Fork of the Coeur D’Alene River. The Cutthroats in this area are protected and are catch and release only. The cutthroat we caught, many were hybrids between a rainbow and cutthroat. The hybrids look like rainbow trout but the distinctive cutthroat orange slash below the jaw. The guide told me a story about there were several fishing ponds stocked with sterile rainbow trout for the kids to fish in. When the flood waters came, it released the sterile rainbows in the Coeur D’Alene River. Somehow the fish breed and the hybrid fish began appearing in the River. Another fish story? I don’t know, but it was interesting to actually see a hybrid rainbow/cutthroat in person. Hope to see you on the water soon. Now get out and go fishing.
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Gianna Holle
Apr 15, 2018
In Classes and Such
A beginner/Intermediate Fly Fishing Class is being offered by the South Whidbey Parks and Rec department. Dates are June 3, 10, and 17. 1-2:45 pm. Cost is $110 and $5 for fly tying materials. This class will offer fly tying, casting techniquess, regulations, and end with a fishing trip. Instruction is given by Jeana Scholten. scholten.jeana@gmail.com Class is limited to 10 people, so early registration is suggested. You can register for class online, by mail, fax, or in person. See website www.swparks.org for more information,
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