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Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#18
"....relocate the horde..." :bawling::"...relocate the horde..." :p"...relocate the horde...":hmmm: YOU CANNOT "RELOCATE THE HORDE!!!!" :beathead: It just continues to expand like the blob that devoured Cleveland. :beer1:
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#19
I've heard some say that those rivers will forever remain sled-free, since there might be some folks with cutting torches who would take exception to any sled trailers in the take-out parking. I wouldn't see anything! :thumb:

It could be worse.... 'cause it would suck if sleds were powering up and down those rivers all day!
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#21
And I can't even buy me a buddy to hike into some wild and snag-infested, devil's club-lined, 3rd-tier, almost forgotten backwoods creeks looking for cutts and maybe even some steel, with no guarantees except maybe "WTF am I doing way back in here?" I sure hope it stays this way!
After reading about the hordes assailing the O.P. rivers, I'd almost rather stay in my home waters and have to rub shoulders with the relatively few local bait slingers and poachers I encounter. Somebody please tell me it ain't really as bad as some are claiming. I haven't fished up there recently. :confused:
 
#23
And I can't even buy me a buddy to hike into some wild and snag-infested, devil's club-lined, 3rd-tier, almost forgotten backwoods creeks looking for cutts and maybe even some steel, with no guarantees except maybe "WTF am I doing way back in here?" I sure hope it stays this way!
waders in the backpack. i like the way u think
 
#29
Well Andreas, these are quotes from the first page:

See you in the clusterfuck!
Dude it's already crowded! Looks like march out here...
Just talked to a buddy who's on foot out there, and he said it's a zoo.

Forks is the new Cowlitz!
I can confirm his observation. A constant stream of boats, and foot-traffic into spots I rarely see anybody. I thought the somewhat marginal weather conditions on the way out would deter some traffic (saw a few vehicles with drift boats turning around), but the masses were indeed out in force. I relocated to a less popular location and found some peace and quiet and was able to get some quality casting practice in.

Granted, I haven't been fishing the Forks area rivers for as long as many people here, but the increasing pressure over the past couple of years is blatantly noticeable and a bit disconcerting. There is no other place to relocate the horde once these rivers are decimated...