Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

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Post by glen wooldridge » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:15 am

LOVING this photo of our friend @litchdog 's 26' #Pilothouse!! Great shot man!! Onward and upward buddy!

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Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Post by glen wooldridge » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:22 pm

Aaron Jordan of Get The Net Guide Service was #fishing for #steelhead on a remote #river a few years back when he happened upon this absolute slob of a steelhead. Our own self-proclaimed steelhead junkie, Danny Cook who works here at #Wooldridge in sales was with him that day and told Aaron to leave those worthless little #yarnies on the #CowlitzRiver where they belong. They obviously had no business on a river with larger steelhead where they would be useless anyway. While Danny chased his wife down river with a “big” 10-pound steelhead in tow, he said he could hear Aaron back upriver yell something at him but he didn’t pay any attention right at first. After Danny dispatched his wife’s fish, he looked up river to see Aaron who was atleast over a city block away with what looked like a #rod bent over. As they got half way back up river, he asked, #fish?! To Danny’s surprise, Aaron just uttered something with a disturbed look about him. Soon enough Danny and wife were in close talking range and asked what’s the deal. Aaron with a twitterpated look said he thought he had a really nice fish but the line was stuck between two large boulders that he could barely see. Danny asked him if he thought it was big. Yeah. You think it’s a 20?!! Looks like it! Just free spool you line and maybe he’ll swim out. Aaron tried that and what do you know? The sucker swam out and the action started back up again. Whew, thank goodness! After a short game of tug of war, the steelhead found its way back in the same predicament and in the rocks again. Ouch, that’s unfortunate and this time it took several minutes of free spooling and guitar like pinging on a taught line to get the guy to move again. Well, he eventually came back out of the rocks and into view. With the catch and release net ready to go, Danny got his first glimpse of the what looked to be over 20-pound steelhead. The closer it got and into clearer view, it just got larger and larger. Danny didn’t want Aaron to lose his cool which may have already been too late but he still asked; “Do you realize what you have here?” Aaron knew it was a trophy but just not exactly how much of a #trophy it was just yet. They finally coerced the monster toward the net and shoe-horned it into the bag. It was at this moment Aaron realized that this was a once in a lifetime trophy. Aaron Jordan is a big boy and well over 6’ tall so one can tell just how big this magnum #buck really was. Danny said, if he held it for a picture, it would look absolutely ridiculously large and he’s still 6’2” tall. Regardless, the point is that it was one of the greatest fish either of them has ever seen, especially one caught on a dumb little yarn tie…

http://steelheadu.com/wow-what-a-fish/

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Post by welder » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:23 pm

Just WOW
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Post by glen wooldridge » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:03 pm

Father and son duo, Scott and Hunter took advantage of a local northern Washington duck opener and just sent us this picture with their haul. Wow, nice work and glad you're loving the boat guys!

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Post by glen wooldridge » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:46 am

Bob Wooldridge at 92 years old out with his son Glen making sure this 17' Alaskan has what it takes.

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Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Post by glen wooldridge » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:22 am

Just moved this #custom 24’ SS #Offshore #Pilothouse out of the #Boat Show today. If you did not get a chance to take a gander at the show then come on down to our #factory for a visit. This boat has numerous custom features and options including:
- Cabin moved forward 18”
- Powder coat
- Herculiner coating on rear fishing deck
- Custom transom and offshore bracket
- And tons more……..
This boat is powered with a single Yamaha 300 and Yamaha 9.9 kicker and will soon make its home #fishing in #Alaska

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Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Post by glen wooldridge » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:36 pm

#Wooldridge 20' #Alaskan XL powered by a #Yamaha VMAX SHO 150

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Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Post by glen wooldridge » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:36 pm

One of the perks to building #fishing #boats is that once in a while you get an invite to go fishing with some very good #fisherman! Well, a few years ago Richard Underwood Jr. who operates Assault on the Quinault guide service asked us about building him the ultimate #Quinault River #jet boat that would accommodate several #anglers and long #fly rods (spey rods). We thought heck yeah! So, after details and configurations were discussed, Richie ended up with an incredible boat that he could operate in for all seasons whether fishing for #fall #salmon or #winter #steelhead. Richie has been super busy and extremely successful over his career and has made quite a name for himself, especially in the fly fishing world. Knowing this, when Richie invites you to come fish the Quinault for its famous big #hatchery steel head, you don’t think about it, you just go! We planned a trip over to the Quinault with him and a few days before we were to fish, warmer temperatures, rain and snow melt nearly knocked the #river out of commission all together. Richie told us there would still be a slight chance of hooking into a fish or two so we decided to take him up on that opportunity. We all jumped in the truck and Grant Wooldridge, Jared Dunning, Danny Cook and Richard Ro were heading over, hades or high #water, literally! Richie was right and upon first glance, the river looked nearly blown out. With a foot to maybe a foot and a half of visibility to work with and zero #gravel bars, we stepped into his #Wooldridge #Alaskan XL and motored away from the ramp. If at all else, It would be a beautiful day anyway. We ran up river armed with floats and heavy terminal tackle for slow fishing close to the bank and first pass thru, bam! Danny was into a hot steel head that ran under an overhanging mess of #underwater branches where it miraculously came free and eventually was lead into the net. The skunk was not to be a part of this day and life was good. Next, up, drifting thru a slowish #tailout, Grant struck steel and pinned a hot #jumping #hen that while being a little colored from its long journey in the river, it still took the prize for best #fight of the day! She earned her stripes and Grant placed here back in the #water to do her thing. Grant then #hooked into a #chrome rocket that he claims was as long as his leg before it got the best of him and pulled free of the #hook, darnit! Jared was next and with the direction from our pro #guide and an extremely long #cast, another beauty hit the deck of Richie’s #Wooly! What an awesome day and surprisingly productive considering the adverse water conditions to contend with. We could only imagine what this day would have been like had Mother Nature decided to cooperate with our calendar. From the boys at Wooldridge Boats, a monster thank you is in order for taking us fishing. Richard Underwood Jr. is the man! Richie can be reached at 360.590.6444 but don’t call him unless you don’t want to have a memorable day #catching big beautiful steel head that rival all others!

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Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Post by glen wooldridge » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:19 pm

Part 1 of 2 posts
A few of us guys from #Wooldridge #Boats had the privileged opportunity to spend the day on the #Quinault #River with pro #guide, Richard Underwood Assault on the Quinault last week. It really was an incredible weekend because not only was there some great #steelheading to be had but it just so happened that the #WDFW decided to open the weekend up for some evening #razor #clam #digs! Sometimes everything just happens to work out because it also just so happened that our good friend Richard Ro had the perfect little get away cabin near the #beach! Hmmm… two Richards hooking us up on the same weekend. Okay, putting the cosmic coincidences aside, we had to of course share a few chapters of our outing. Last week we shared the day on the Quinault and this week, we’ll share a couple short #videos of how to get the #clams to open up as well as how to clean them before #cooking.
In the first video, you can see the razor clams are poured into a boiling pot. What’s very important is you only want to keep them in the boiling pot for 5 to 10 seconds. Any longer and you will cook them which is not part of this process. After the 5 to 10 seconds is up, quickly dump the clams into a tote full of cold water. The clams will open up and the body will slip right out of the shell. From their, they need a little rinse and they are ready for cutting and cleaning!

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Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Post by glen wooldridge » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:05 am

Saturday on the #Cowlitz yielded some mighty fine results for Donavon, Wally and Richard who are some close friends of us here at #Wooldridge #Boats. Especially since it’s still early for the Cowlitz River, this is a good sign for things to come on the #steelhead #fishing front. The guys were on one of our popular model 20’ #Alaskan XLs with 150 horsepower #Evinrude #Etec! This boat is an exceptional steelheading and waterfowl machine as if you couldn’t tell

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Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Post by glen wooldridge » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:10 am

Winter fishing at Lake Roosevelt for large #Kokanee this last weekend produced this hawg for Kelly Lantz O'Neill of Pacific Wings Prairie Outfitters. He was fishing with his buddy Richard RaeAnne Ro out of Richards custom 21' #Wooldridge #XP

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Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Post by glen wooldridge » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:37 pm

Big congrats to Jose (far left) and Mike (far right) who were able to get into their first #steelhead ever with the help of Wally Johnson and son Donovan (center). This #action went down on the #Cowlitzriver yesterday out of Wally's 20' #Alaskan #XL.

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Post by glen wooldridge » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:58 pm

Customer from North Carolina hooked this nice 35lb Flathead Catfish yesterday! Nice going Mac!!

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Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Post by glen wooldridge » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:48 pm

Another Wooldridge 17' XL shines! Not only is the 17' Alaskan XL becoming more popular these days but we've been receiving some great pictures of success from the river! Here Conner shows off another nice steely from the Cowlitz River in southern Washington while fishing from his family's new XL. This kid's a fishing machine so maybe we should say, Conner shines with another great steelhead! Few more pics to show off their set-up too! Way to go Conner and keep em' coming!

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Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Post by glen wooldridge » Fri May 05, 2017 2:00 pm

Read Grant Wooldridge's article in Northwest Sportsman Magazine here.....

http://nwsportsmanmag.com/…/fishing-der ... -back-memo…/
Great job to the girls for showing pops the ropes!

Special shout out to Andy over at Northwest Sportsman Magazine for making the girls famous! ;)


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Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Post by glen wooldridge » Thu May 11, 2017 12:56 pm

Customer sent us some photos of a couple of recent trips including his season opener on Lake Crowley. Some great fishing weather only made better by getting 12 fish in the boat including one monster cutthroat and these beautiful Vermillion! Nice going John! John runs a 21’ Pilothouse powered by a Mercury 150.

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Post by glen wooldridge » Fri May 19, 2017 11:49 am

Last weekend Wayne and Richard cleaning up springers on Drano Lake here in Washington. Lots of boats Lots of fish, including this beautiful 18 pounder!

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Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Post by glen wooldridge » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:57 pm

Captain Cook and Statton and friends, getting some mint bright hatchery kings on the Skykomish River last week! The boys were fishing out of a 17' Alasken XL.

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Post by glen wooldridge » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:19 am

Spotted in the wild, 24' Super Sport Offshore Pilothouse returning from a beautiful morning out on Puget Sound! Powered by twin Yamaha Outboards this boat has enough power and reliability to go wherever your adventures lead.

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Post by glen wooldridge » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:47 pm

Its always great to get pictures and feedback from customers! Jeff from Alaska sent us these pictures of him and his family out fishing in his Alaskan XL.

Good morning,
  I wanted to let you all know how much I have enjoyed my new Alaskan XL.  I have been to a few rivers this year and had a few firsts for the family.  I have some photos for you guys.
We have been up the Salcha River, Chatineka River, Chena River, Birch Lake, Quarts Lake, and the Delta Clear Water.

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Here is my wife with her first pike.  Caught on the Chatanika  River.  She also got her first grayling of the the season when my daughter got hers.

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Here is my daughter with her first fish on the fly rod, just happens to be a 14 inch grayling. This was on the Delta Clearwater

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Thanks for building such good and hardworking boats. We will continue to use and cherish the boat for years to come and memories we make in it. Thanks again for your family's hard work.

-Jeff
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Post by glen wooldridge » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:44 am

Customer sent us this beautiful shot of his 1998 Wooldridge Alaskan resting easy on the banks of the Upper Pitt River.  Looks beautiful up there!

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Post by glen wooldridge » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:14 am

Last weekend on the Yentna River in Alaska.

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Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Post by glen wooldridge » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:10 pm

Few years back Scott sent us a photo of him celebrating 20 years of adventures with his Wooldridge boat. Just recently he showed us his son showing his grandson the river on his Wooldridge boat. Three generations running the Deschutes River.

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