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Offline Stein

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2017, 10:58:19 AM »
I thinkAnnette they fish is well known, but how they fish is the trick.  I know in the tournament walleye world we often left out fake rigs for people tocatch a glimpse of, planted dubious info into the rumor mill, etc...  it was half the fun. :chuckle:

The map on the web site shows were they catch them, gear is the trick to it. I wonder if they can chum for them?

I would guess the map shows where they reported they caught them, but that's just my guess.  I'm sure tackle and technique are also a major factor.

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2017, 05:51:02 PM »
Did you notice the last names of the top earners?
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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2017, 05:59:26 PM »
Did you notice the last names of the top earners?

Where did you see the names at?
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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2017, 06:06:36 PM »
I did a Sportsman Show down in the Tri-Cities a few years ago and there was a poster with top earners --names included.
Providing a select few deer , bear , and turkey hunts  with meals and lodging provided.  Stevens County is right in the heart of the best hunting and fishing in the Northeast corner of the state . . Our Lodge is also a great place for your family reunion, summer vacation  509-722-3949  www.buckcanyon.net
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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2017, 06:08:57 PM »
I did a Sportsman Show down in the Tri-Cities a few years ago and there was a poster with top earners --names included.

And the type names were?
"Just because I like granola, and I have stretched my arms around a few trees, doesn't mean I'm a tree hugger!
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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2017, 06:15:41 PM »
Not a recent list, but you get the idea...

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2017, 06:18:32 PM »
Not a recent list, but you get the idea...



No I donít.  :dunno:

Eastern European, or south of the border types?
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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2017, 07:16:09 PM »
I'll take "Non-Hispanic surnames for $1,000 please, Alex."
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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2017, 07:19:30 PM »
Do you think any of these guys run trot lines or jug lines? Illegally

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2017, 07:27:32 PM »
Years ago, mid-2000's if I recall correctly, a guy got caught catching squawfish out of season and storing them in a big net pen he had suspended in a boathouse on the river.  Another team got caught catching fish in a non-bounty area and transporting them to a pay station.

I'm sure there have been other cheaters. Some of them have been caught.   And some haven't.
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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2017, 09:32:13 PM »
Those the same guys fishing Lenore and Banks?  ;)

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2017, 09:46:14 PM »
Another team got caught catching fish in a non-bounty area and transporting them to a pay station.

Presumably every so many fish in the bounty area should have a tag, correct?  If so, interesting that several of them went 2500+ fish with no tags, while the one guy gets a tag every 250 fish or so. 

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2017, 07:38:36 AM »
It's a ton of fun, but from experience, no easy money. I've spent the last 6-7 summers learning the ropes, and haven't come anywhere close to those numbers. About 9k was my best year.

Those anglers that make the top 20 list have years of experience, and put in extreme effort and time.

How much time do you think you spent fishing for them?

I probably average 50-60 fishing days each year. I also try to focus on peak fishing times, like around the spawning time.

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2017, 08:28:10 AM »
Not a recent list, but you get the idea...



No I donít.  :dunno:

Eastern European, or south of the border types?

Russians I think

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2017, 12:10:32 PM »
Looks like the same last name as some of those Russians that were caught gill netting Banks Lake a few years back.  :dunno:
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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2017, 12:23:03 PM »
Oh don't get me started on that!! :chuckle:

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #41 on: December 15, 2017, 12:29:31 PM »
Looks like the same last name as some of those Russians that were caught gill netting Banks Lake a few years back.  :dunno:

Nope

http://nwsportsmanmag.com/4-men-found-guilty-illegally-gillnetting-banks-lake/

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #42 on: December 15, 2017, 12:34:35 PM »
Looks like the same last name as some of those Russians that were caught gill netting Banks Lake a few years back.  :dunno:

Nope

http://nwsportsmanmag.com/4-men-found-guilty-illegally-gillnetting-banks-lake/

Look like Ukrainian or Russian names to me?

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #44 on: December 15, 2017, 12:44:43 PM »
Looks like the same last name as some of those Russians that were caught gill netting Banks Lake a few years back.  :dunno:

Nope

http://nwsportsmanmag.com/4-men-found-guilty-illegally-gillnetting-banks-lake/

Look like Ukrainian or Russian names to me?

Yes, but not same name.  Just like Smith is different than Jones

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #45 on: December 15, 2017, 12:57:00 PM »
Who knew?...ol Vlad Putin was infiltrating the WDFW Squawfish program as a way to test the waters for the sabotage of the 2016 presidential election!!!

Genius move comrade.

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2017, 05:57:37 AM »
Just a buoy and a long line with a bunch of hooks with bait.  They kill whatever bites the hook.  Probably catch a few walleye too but they eat salmon too

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #47 on: December 23, 2017, 07:01:27 AM »
I did this once in the mid nineties. 
I had a job lined up in the fall, and decided to quit my current job and go fishing.
I fished almost exclusively from shore a few trips in a float tube or raft.  Drove around chasing the fish, often sleeping in the car. If I had a good day, I would either stay in a motel or go home.
It was way harder than I thought.  Started hating fishing for awhile after.  Totally burned out before the season ended.  I caught 636 pikeminnow. One tagged. Only a $75 gift certificate back then. 
Iíve tried a few times since with no luck.  I think it would be a lot harder now.

 

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