Carl Costenbader aka Easy Limits
I am a native Washingtonian. Born, raised, and still
live in Federal Way. I am the sixth of seven children
in my family.
I have been around boats and fishing my whole life.
Granted, with some interruptions in either boating
or fishing in my life I always seem to find my way
back to what really is important
When I was a kid my family had a 24 Bayliner.
I can remember getting up early on foggy summer mornings
to fish in the Boeing Salmon Derby around Point No
Point. At the time our boat was not equipped with
downriggers. Heck, I dont know if downriggers
even existed back then. I can remember one year my
brother Chris taking seventh place in the Boeing Salmon
Derby. My mom use to swear by the pink squid
as her favorite king salmon getter.
With seven kids running around my dad decided to
get my mom a 37 Californian motor yacht for
Valentines Day. After that, we spent our summers living
on the Californian while it was moored in Eagle Harbor
(Bainbridge Island) at the outpost for Queen City
Yacht Club. Whats a kid to do during the summer
while being stuck on a boat with no place to go? Fishing
of course. My brother Craig and I use to pull the
piling worms off the bottom of the docks and hand
line fish for perch. Perch were very abundant back
then and big too. My brother and I would catch so
many perch we would give them to the other folks moored
at the outpost.
Life goes on. Parents get divorced, boat gets sold,
school, girlfriends. Where does the time go?
Around 1999 I found myself with an ex-fiance and
lots of spare time on my hands. A friend of mine calls
me up and says I have a 12 fiberglass
boat collecting dust in my backyard. Do you want it?
Of course, I said YES. Ever since then I have re-discovered
fishing and boating. With the help of my buddy and
mentor Barry Dubnow I re-learned salmon fishing in
the salt and rivers. He also taught me a ton about
trout fishing in lakes. I eventually moved up to a
14 aluminum boat so I could have more access
to saltwater areas and larger lakes.
I now make Redondo my saltwater fishing home for
salmon in the summer and winter. I consider the Green
River to be my home river.
When I was not actually out on the water fishing
I was needing to read and talk about fishing. With
the help of computers and internet on-line services
I discovered Gamefishin.com. My first thoughts about
Gamefishin.com were local, small, and very user
friendly. Hard to imagine in just the few short
years that I have been participating on Gamefishin.com
it has become such a large community of fine fisherman
and women. I have met and fished with several fisherman
and women from the on-line fishing world and I am
always impressed with the quality of individuals who
love doing what I love to do, FISHING.