Tulalip Cabela’s Hiring Management Positions

Apply for management jobs now at the new Tulalip Cabela's
The Tulalip Cabela's has posted job openings for managers!

Tulalip Cabela’s Has Posted Job Openings in Marysville.

I have a couple of friends that I know are just waiting to try and get on at the new Tulalip Cabela’s as soon as they start hiring.  Right now it looks like they are just hiring management, but I can only assume that once they get all those people in place the rest of the staff will be selected.

Right now I believe they are on track for an April 2012 opening of their slightly smaller than average 110,000-square-foot store in Quil Ceda Village.

“We’re going to move with a purpose,” said tribal Chairman Mel Sheldon. “We’re keeping our fingers crossed” for an April opening.

Jamie Gull of Cabela’s said the company “isn’t pinning down an exact date” but wants to open in the spring.

“We’re excited to be here,” he said, noting that the Quil Ceda Village site along I-5 “is a great location with fantastic visibility off the freeway.”

If you are wanting to work at the Tulalip Cabela’s I would definitely get your resume in now or bookmark the Cabela’s job search page and keep checking in for positions that you might want!

Spring Rainbow Trout Fishing in Western Washington

Despite the snow in the Puget Sound area this week, spring is coming in with it the opening of many lowland lakes for fishing. I was just reading an article about how the Eastern Washington lakes are opening up March 1 for fishing, but are still very cold and some are unfishable.

Of course for the spring opener the target fish is planted Rainbow Trout. Most of these fish are planted across Washington state for anglers chase after all spring and summer.

One thing that I see many new anglers do is overthink fishing for newly planted rainbow trout. For the first month or so after trout are planted, they have not learned that they are in open water yet. This means that they can normally be found cruising in the top 2 feet of the water column.

What does this mean were fishermen? It means that the technique of throwing out a line with some floating bait a foot or so off the bottom is not your most effective tactic. While these trout are still acclimatizing to the new conditions they will be feeding at the top and looking for something that looks and smells like fish food.

For the first month or two after rainbow trout have been planted I suggest using a bobber with a sinking dough bait. This will put your book where the fish are expecting to find food and present them with something that looks like what they are used to eating.

Getting dough bait on your hook efficiently can be a challenge, and I know quite a bit of it gets lost when you cast. This is always quite evident to me when I am out in my boat and see all the little globs of floating power bait drifting around.

What I suggest is you pick up the combo pack of the TroutBerry and EggBerry tools. These inexpensive items efficiently compress dough bait around your hook so it stays on better and gives you a better hook set.

If you have been using either of those tools I would love to get your feedback on them. I have had a set for a few months now and think they are really slick.

Redneck or Hardcore Fishermen?

Guys sitting on a flooded parck bench fishing.

This photo purportedly comes from Australia and I am not sure whether to pick on Australia for having rednecks too or give them severe props for fishing from a half submerged park bench in a land where crocodiles populate the rivers.

I am willing to fish some pretty tough conditions, but sitting in a muddy river in Australia sounds like great way to become a reptiles afternoon lunch. Either way, we need to show Australia some love because the recent flooding is really kicking the crap out of them.

Lastly, what I am left wondering is if these guys are fishing for lunch because everything is flooded out, or if they are sitting in the middle of a mud filled river fishing because until the water recedes there is not a whole hell of a lot to do?

Taking a perfect shot of your fish.

Article - Taking the perfect hero shotWhen you have just landed that trophy fish that you have been working and waiting for, you obviously want to get a photo with it to memorialize the moment.  The problem is that you only have a few moments to get that perfect shot.  That being said, when I ran across the article Taking the Perfect Hero Shot over at Deneki Outdoors, I had to pass it along.

I won’t drop all their tips here, but my favorite is to not only read the article on taking the perfect trophy fish photo, but have your fishing buddies read it too.  After all, they are the ones that will be behind the camera when you land your trophy fish!

That being said, get over there and read Taking the Perfect Hero Shot!

Not fishing this weekend? Then check out some fungus!

Family meeting, or the scolding
Mushrooms growing on the forest floor.

The weather is supposed to be crappy and the fishing on Puget Sound has been none to stellar as of late either, so if her you are looking for something to do, why not check out some mushrooms?

You see them when you are walking into your favorite fishing hole, and sometimes in your boat if you don’t use it often enough, but do you know what kind of mushroom they are?

The Snohomish County Mycological Society’s annual mushroom show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday  October 10th at Floral Hall at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett.

They will have more than 150 wild mushroom species on display and you can bring in your own mystery mushrooms and let the experts help you identify them.

There will be demonstrations on dehydration and cultivation, plus sales of wild mushrooms, arts and crafts, T-shirts and books.

Go to www.scmsfungi.org for more information or call  425-317-9411.

Update: Want to know what happens when you pick and eat mushrooms and don’t know exactly what they are?  This gal nearly died from eating Death Cap mushrooms this week.

WD-40 as an attractant for fish

WD-40 fish attractant or not?
Does WD-40 really work as a fish attractant?

The myth that WD-40 works as a magic fish attractant when you spray it on your lures has been around a long, long time.  So today I wrote up a few of my thoughts on using WD-40 as a fish attractant.

For the most part WD-40 is a half-way decent lubricant and all purpose spray, but what do you think of it as a magic spray to catch fish?  Does it work?  Is it a myth?  Tell me what you think!

Some new videos on fishing knots!

You may not have noticed, but over in the Pages, we recently added a section for fishing knots. I am working to round up videos and instructions for some of the more common knots that you need to know when you are out fishing. If there is one you want me to track down, just leave a comment on the main Fishing Knots page and I will work on finding it!

So far we have up videos on how to tie the Jig Loop Knot, the Improved Clinch Knot and the Nail Knot.  What else do we need to have on there?

As you can see, things are a mess!

Our old host didn’t do us any favors and trashed our files without warning.  Soooo…  We are back to square one and rebuilding from scratch.  With any luck things will be  back and looking better than ever, so stay tuned and let see what turns up.

NOTE!  We are looking for guest commentary, so if you like writing about fishing stuff, have an article you want us to post, ect.  let me know!