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Title: Potholes smoke?
Post by: bassquatch on September 14, 2020, 01:44:55 PM
How bad is the smoke at the Reservoir? Visibility on the water decent? I have a service appointment in Pasco coming up, was thinking about hitting it first since I'm making the drive.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: Sandberm on September 14, 2020, 01:51:07 PM
Bad!

Went for drive up there yesterday,  didn't quite make it to the reservois but to south end of Soda lk. Algae bloom on Soda btw, probably on osullivan too i would imagine. Need a coldfront,rain to mix water up. TriCities air quality very bad too
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: Sutherland on September 14, 2020, 02:08:19 PM
 :yeah:
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: C-Money on September 14, 2020, 02:24:03 PM
Just yucky out! Kinda orange outside near Othello now, 1/2 mile visibility...I'd probably wrap a damp cloth around my nose/mouth and go for it if I wanted to fish! The damp cloth might cut down on the throat scratch.
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: bassquatch on September 14, 2020, 02:39:38 PM
Kinda figured.

Sucks on the Westside too. No relief in sight. I should just reschedule my appointment, been waiting two months though. Hmm

Thanks.
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: rainshadow1 on September 14, 2020, 02:45:36 PM
Auto parts store with a good paint department... Respirator selection should be pretty good. On way to go. I've worn them for a couple hours at a time painting cars. Good ones flow easy and seal comfortably.

N95 is a joke.

Hopefully this will start clearing out in a few days, but it sure hasn't yet!
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: bassquatch on September 14, 2020, 03:06:04 PM
Oh well, something has to kill me I guess.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: jackelope on September 14, 2020, 05:42:10 PM
Yesterday on the I-90 bridge over Moses, I could barely see the lake on the south side of the bridge. It was gnarly.
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: bassquatch on September 15, 2020, 07:19:07 AM
Well, 51 years of not smoking is about to pay off I guess  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: C-Money on September 15, 2020, 07:22:01 AM
Hope you get on them!
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: bassquatch on September 15, 2020, 08:46:31 AM
Have there been many people out? I work on the shores of Lake Washington and it's been a dead zone the past two days.
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: C-Money on September 15, 2020, 09:05:49 AM
Ya, people are fishing. Heard of walleye guys still getting a few. Not heard anything about bass...if I get a day off Friday, I will try a few spots from shore.
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: bassquatch on September 15, 2020, 01:57:24 PM
Well, at least I won't be the only knucklehead running around in this crap.
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: bassquatch on September 17, 2020, 08:12:48 AM
Smoke suuuucked. Fishing was pretty good though.

I'm also pretty sure I caught the State Record pumpkinseed lol wish I would have known the record was only 1.09lbs before I let it shake off at the side of the boat lol

Hoping it was a bluegill, even then it would have been dang close!

Hoping the GoPro caught it at least?!
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: Sandberm on September 17, 2020, 08:45:06 AM
Looks more like January in the Basin. Thick smoke has replaced "low clouds and fog".

Saw something that said the air quality in Seattle, if a guy spent the whole day outside breathing it, was the equivalent of smoking 9 cigarettes.

Glad you got some fishing in.  :tup:
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: 10Key on September 17, 2020, 09:43:23 AM
September is typically a tough month on potholes...you fishing deep?
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: C-Money on September 17, 2020, 09:56:47 AM
Nice! Glad you got some Bassquatch!
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: bassquatch on September 17, 2020, 10:35:37 AM
September is typically a tough month on potholes...you fishing deep?

Water level is down 20 feet! I fished main lake humps and drops in 20 fow for the most part. I caught 3 shallower, including the biggest largie of the day and a wayward walleye.

Fished the bases of the humps first, then worked to tops. Bites were soft for the most part. If it weren't for the smoke I would go back after my boat service, but I'll wait til October and come back.
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: 10Key on September 17, 2020, 02:45:23 PM
Nice...I want to get back over there this year, but not sure I will with all of the smoke. Last time I went in late September, it was TOUGH! Small largemouth and a few decent smallies, with no access to the dunes with the water so low.
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: bassquatch on September 17, 2020, 07:19:20 PM
Sometimes you make up for lack of size with numbers. My biggest just missed 5 and the average was about 2. The walleye was small, the one smallmouth was about 1.5 and the bluegill was a MOOSE!  :tup:
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: 10Key on October 04, 2020, 11:55:01 AM
Hit it yestetday the 3rd...3 bites, 2 landed. Smallmouth and the one in lost was a largie I presume. Got stuck the same number of fish landed.
Title: Re: Potholes smoke?
Post by: bassquatch on October 07, 2020, 10:13:07 AM
I need to get back over there now that oxygen has returned  :chuckle: