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  1. John Dougher

    John Dougher Member

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    Ok, you are planning to go fishing for @#$%@#$^ next week, next month, or next year. You will probably stay close to home (this post is for the NW folks) or within a day’s drive of home. What sites do you get information from to plan your trip? I’d like to build a little NW data base on where to look for “fishing” accommodations, run forecasts, maps, river conditions, history and such.
    A few well known that I use are Craig’s List for a place to stay and also Washington & Oregon DNR for campsites. Also like current and past articles in the Oregonian
    http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/bill_monroe/

    Where do you go?

    Happy New Year
    John
     
  2. Richard Torres

    Richard Torres Active Member

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    Happy New Year to you too John.
    As you can see on this site it's still a "work in progress" and Chris is letting us input our suggestions.

    You have some good ideas here and i'm sure you're more than welcome to put them on.

    Give it a go!

    Richard
     
  3. Don Freeman

    Don Freeman Free Man

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    BIS Portal for the Sound. Current, tides, wind, weather.
     
  4. TD

    TD Active Member

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    1) WDFW website for emergency rule changes.
    2) USGS website for stream flows if applicable.
    3) Protides.com for tide data.
    4) Weather Channel.com for 10-day forecast. Pay special attention to barometer when heading to E. WA.
    5) Washington State Parks for camping info.
     
  5. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I find NOAA's weather site and links to water level forecasts pretty useful/accurate.
     
  6. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I used to just manly use my brain. If the weathers is bad where I'm planning to go I just stay at home. Or go someplace else.
     
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    NomDeTrout Fly Guy Eat Pie

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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Listing other flyfishing sites could get you your hand slapped.
     
  10. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I look out the window most of the summer
     
  11. tediousthumper

    tediousthumper Hello My name is Thad and Im addicted to flyfishin

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  12. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    It all starts here. http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/
    Fishing the salt or tidal influenced mouth of a river? http://www.protides.com/
    Need more general info? Here is a link to links you should find useful. http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/links/informational_sites/
    Find the local shop here, then make a call to get close to the location information. http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board/content.php/26-Washington-Fly-Shops
    Weather matters. http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board/content.php/103-Weather
    River flows are essential and the more you know about normal conditions there the more this will help. http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board/content.php/27-Washington-River-Flows
    Need a shuttle because you're carpooling with your pal? http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board/content.php/94-Washington-River-Shuttles
    What are others saying about fishing the "_________"? http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board/search.php

    The list goes on but my simple point is that once I stumbled upon this site as I retired the first time I was impressed. So much information from such a wide member base covering a diverse set of fisheries all in one place. Since that point in time Chris has done nothing short of exponentially increase information (which he seems to continue to do relentlessly on a daily basis) and ease of access to that information. There are lots of great ways to get your information to plan the perfect trip to a familiar or new place. For me it all starts here. Keeping quality maps close and noting locations you have had success and lack thereof, a journal of every outing, conditions, techniques attempted, flies tried (failed and successful) and you've augmented references with recorded data that will prove most helpful. Best of luck. Let us know how your trips go with killer reports for those of us who pass the long gaps between our own outings through the reports of others.
     
  13. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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