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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2017, 06:40:36 PM »
My fear is not making the mud flats.  But the boat does 50mph.  I will have to check my schedule and see if i can round up a buddy or two for the trip.

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Your power and your speed you'll have no issues and won't mess anything up. Might slow your speed barely dragging in mud, but seriously, you'll have no issues and you won't mess up anything on your boat, even if you do hit  it's just mud. I cut through mud with my 90 full throttle on my 18'6" boat and have never not made it through. Have no fears, though it is intimidating the first couple of times and then again the first time in the dark.
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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2017, 07:00:56 PM »
My fear is not making the mud flats.  But the boat does 50mph.  I will have to check my schedule and see if i can round up a buddy or two for the trip.

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Your power and your speed you'll have no issues and won't mess anything up. Might slow your speed barely dragging in mud, but seriously, you'll have no issues and you won't mess up anything on your boat, even if you do hit  it's just mud. I cut through mud with my 90 full throttle on my 18'6" boat and have never not made it through. Have no fears, though it is intimidating the first couple of times and then again the first time in the dark.

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2017, 07:32:57 PM »
My fear is not making the mud flats.  But the boat does 50mph.  I will have to check my schedule and see if i can round up a buddy or two for the trip.

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Your power and your speed you'll have no issues and won't mess anything up. Might slow your speed barely dragging in mud, but seriously, you'll have no issues and you won't mess up anything on your boat, even if you do hit  it's just mud. I cut through mud with my 90 full throttle on my 18'6" boat and have never not made it through. Have no fears, though it is intimidating the first couple of times and then again the first time in the dark.
Theres no rocks? That would be nerve racking the first few times
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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2017, 07:48:30 PM »
My fear is not making the mud flats.  But the boat does 50mph.  I will have to check my schedule and see if i can round up a buddy or two for the trip.

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Your power and your speed you'll have no issues and won't mess anything up. Might slow your speed barely dragging in mud, but seriously, you'll have no issues and you won't mess up anything on your boat, even if you do hit  it's just mud. I cut through mud with my 90 full throttle on my 18'6" boat and have never not made it through. Have no fears, though it is intimidating the first couple of times and then again the first time in the dark.
Theres no rocks? That would be nerve racking the first few times
I've never found one and have run full speed prop 90 all over that mud. I've seen a stick, but it sticks out of the water, so mark it on the gps during daylight. It's just knee deep fluff mud with 10-18 inches of water covering it.
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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2017, 10:09:23 PM »
My fear is not making the mud flats.  But the boat does 50mph.  I will have to check my schedule and see if i can round up a buddy or two for the trip.

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Your power and your speed you'll have no issues and won't mess anything up. Might slow your speed barely dragging in mud, but seriously, you'll have no issues and you won't mess up anything on your boat, even if you do hit  it's just mud. I cut through mud with my 90 full throttle on my 18'6" boat and have never not made it through. Have no fears, though it is intimidating the first couple of times and then again the first time in the dark.
Theres no rocks? That would be nerve racking the first few times
I've never found one and have run full speed prop 90 all over that mud. I've seen a stick, but it sticks out of the water, so mark it on the gps during daylight. It's just knee deep fluff mud with 10-18 inches of water covering it.
the rocks are quite a ways up stream from the fishing holes, just don't try and make it to the falls, I've had to go up and help tow a friend down from there.
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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2017, 05:15:21 AM »
Machias,those pics are some killer eye candy

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2017, 11:08:48 AM »
:)
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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2017, 09:53:00 AM »
What all tackle do I need for this trip?

Is everything available in local shops, just want to be properly prepared and not show up needing anything.

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2017, 10:01:37 AM »
Weight .5 - 2 ounces, circle hook, swivel, line, rod, reel, worms to catch cut bait. That's about it. Whiskey. An empty stomach that will be filled with fat delicious food.
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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2017, 09:21:27 PM »
So how far do o have to go with my canoe.  Sounds like fun.
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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2017, 03:09:29 AM »
So how far do o have to go with my canoe.  Sounds like fun.
1/2 mile to 3 miles I would say

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2017, 03:22:03 PM »
What is the name of the launch or park you guys stay at? Is there a way to reserve a spot?

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2017, 03:23:37 PM »
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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2017, 04:18:42 PM »
What all tackle do I need for this trip?

Is everything available in local shops, just want to be properly prepared and not show up needing anything.
well the only store near there is the KOA store....I would go get a spool of leader and some hooks and assorted weights, bait fish are everywhere, I was catching them off the boat docks last year with flies, little bluegills.
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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2017, 04:58:16 PM »
Fun times always  !!
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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2017, 06:39:01 AM »
What all tackle do I need for this trip?

Is everything available in local shops, just want to be properly prepared and not show up needing anything.
some large circle hooks I love to use them,3/0 4/0 slip set up 1/2 oz on the Palouse and more in the snake...leave the hook showing,no need to hide it at all..WARNING,the dreaded somewhat bearded clams have been spotted before in the area,look away if one is spotted..It will make you wash your eyes out with acid,,well ok whiskey...92xj has been hunting these things,when relating the stories of rare sightings to him,he gets all rapt and edgy..I fear for him :chuckle:

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2017, 12:50:11 PM »
I had so much fun this fishing trip last year I hope to go again this year.

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2017, 06:44:21 AM »
I plan on going the 2nd weekend this year for a week..My grandson graduates,so the 9th for at least a week...for me.....


So what exact dates are you looking at?

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2017, 08:34:40 AM »
I plan on going the 2nd weekend this year for a week..My grandson graduates,so the 9th for at least a week...for me.....


So what exact dates are you looking at?
It seems my grandsons school is having a hard time getting a hard date on graduation,hoping this week for an answer...

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2017, 04:10:03 PM »
Ran across this article today

Ice Damages Lyon's Ferry Marina Moorages
http://www.waitsburgtimes.com/story/2017/02/16/news/ice-damages-lyons-ferry-marina-moorages/10934.html
What's the most dangerous thing said in the US Navy? -- A Chief Petty Officer saying "Watch this s$%^!!"

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2017, 04:15:03 PM »
What all tackle do I need for this trip?

Is everything available in local shops, just want to be properly prepared and not show up needing anything.
some large circle hooks I love to use them,3/0 4/0 slip set up 1/2 oz on the Palouse and more in the snake...leave the hook showing,no need to hide it at all..WARNING,the dreaded somewhat bearded clams have been spotted before in the area,look away if one is spotted..It will make you wash your eyes out with acid,,well ok whiskey...92xj has been hunting these things,when relating the stories of rare sightings to him,he gets all rapt and edgy..I fear for him :chuckle:

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2017, 05:51:55 PM »
I'm looking to be there June 9-12, can't be there on the 3rd due to graduation.

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2017, 02:45:01 AM »
I'm looking to be there June 9-12, can't be there on the 3rd due to graduation.
we might be better off a week later this wet year..

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2017, 01:20:33 PM »
ya worried about that, if it ain't june 9 weekend then I won't see another weekend for 6 weeks following

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2017, 04:48:09 PM »
You all shouldn't have any problem at all. I run a 21ft Nitro with 225 no problem. I did get a little to far off to one side last year which was a pucker moment as I slowed down from to 50 to 40mph. When I pulled out the lower unit had a new finely sand job. Honestly just follow someone the first time and you will be fine. I do not recommend trying to idle through though if you have a larger boat. I made that mistake my first outing a few years back.  There used to be some markers that were nice to guide the way. Some jerks removed them though.

 

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