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fishing bass late summer/fall

So I am new to bass fishing in washington state and was wondering where I should be fishing and what lures I should be throwing during this season into the fall?

Added by Mike Lull on September 3, 2014 at 9:13pm — 5 Comments

Fun story from the past

I hope this can be read.  I wrote this years ago and it was published in BassMaster magazine. I came across it yesterday and still enjoyed reading it. A lot of fond memories from "back then". …


Added by Don Hankinson on August 11, 2014 at 10:25am — 7 Comments

Lake El Salto Trip Febuary 2015

Hello everyone,if you have ever dreamed about going to Lake El Salto in Mexico, now is the time, I am putting together a group of anglers to experience a bass fishing trip of a lifetime in febuary 2015. As of now there are 18 anglers going and we have room for 5 more.. we will be staying lakeside at Anglers inn Lodge, all meals , drinks, bass boats, guides included,, give me a call if you are interested....Michael Whitlow   509-378-2814

Added by michael whitlow on July 25, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Please help! Wounded Warrior - July 19th - Short boats!!

This event is at American Lake.

Please contact Al Lewis (moneydocal@comcast.net )

We are short boats and I’m trying to get some more participation.

This also is a way to get more members for your club.

But most of all:

This is a way to give back to those who give their all. Please come out and support this event.

Event time: 6am till noon (be there by 6am if possible)

Lunch is provided


Stephen Norris

United States Navy…


Added by Steve Norris on July 9, 2014 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments


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Added by Jordan Doucet on June 4, 2014 at 5:03pm — 3 Comments

WAFISH Email Settings

Hi Everyone,

It's been brought to my attention that a few of you don't like receiving all the emails from WaFish. Here's how to choose what you want to be notified on via email:

To change the email settings you go to the "My Page" tab on the top, select "Settings" on the top right, and choose "Email" on the left. There you can choose what you want to be notified on via email, or you can choose to receive no emails at the…


Added by Jordan Doucet on June 4, 2014 at 4:55pm — No Comments

LOM big fish tournament

Just curious how many people are heading to the potholes June 14&15? For limit out marine's big fish tournament.

Added by Cody Anderson on May 29, 2014 at 7:04am — 1 Comment


Right now I don't if this will work, as I am semi-handicapped myself, but I would  like to try to take some of our HEROS fishing. I lived in Port Angeles, on the Straits, and I would like to start a"Wounded Warrior fishing program for the whole of WA. I don't think it would matter if its Bass (freshwater), Salmon, Halibut, bottom fish, or just a day in the outdoors or on the water! I am putting this out there to see what kind of response I get, I know People I am definitely taking out…


Added by Rick Johnson on May 20, 2014 at 9:06pm — 3 Comments


  OK,OK, So some information isn't worth a ....  The Rufas Woods release does not measure up as advertized, seems to me that an average fish might go 2lbs, an I doubt it was over 2500 fish if that.  Its a shame that solid information is so hard to come by on that fishery, but thats just how it goes.  Walleye fishing on Rufas has slowed from the slamming start back in march, but early post spawn is often tough.  Still, a few nice fish are coming to the net, mostly on jigs, or craw…


Added by louis nevsimal on May 13, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments


  So here we are in May, water temps ranging fron 53 to near 60 degrees in the "pocket water" areas.  As expected, the crawdad imitating bite is improving steadily as the signal craws move closer to thier spawn.  Smallmouth are responding with abandon to cranks or plastics representing craws on both Banks and Roosevelt.  Fish from 3 to 12 ft. depending on light and wind conditions.  Walleye in the northern basin are either spawn or post spawn.  More "empty" fish being caught in the last few…


Added by louis nevsimal on May 7, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments


Washington state Junior state championship, to be held on Lake Sammamish this Saturday, a one day tournament for youth to go to a National Championship for scholar ship funds, needs a couple more boats for the one day tournament.

I am short on boats for the kids to fish out of due to some unexpected boat problems, This is a one day tournament that will end at two oclock Saturday, I will pay for launch fee's and kids pony up fuel cash for the boater.

Bass boats prefered, but if…


Added by Dave Bruggman on April 30, 2014 at 8:49pm — No Comments


  Spring, a constantly altered state that requires us to wear uncomfortable layers of clothes that limits our ability to move, only to shed them in a sweaty lump, scrambling to find a place in the boat that will prevent them from exiting on the next run like cockroaches when the lights come on.  Spring, when our hands can be nearly frozen, unable to detect that almost nonexsistant nibble from a fish as cold as we are, only moments later to have the rod nearly ripped from our frozen grip. …


Added by louis nevsimal on April 28, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments



     Open to all high school student, go to the web site for information and register your teams for the 2014 High School tournament season, it opens May 10th with the Moses Lake high school bass team challenge.

     Open to any and all high school bass teams or Student Angler Federation members, followed by the Washington State High School Bass Team Championship May 17 on Lake Chelan, a no fee…


Added by Dave Bruggman on April 23, 2014 at 12:54pm — No Comments


  Here we go !!!!  With water temps on the main lake near or at 45 degrees, many things are beginning to happen at once!  Keep in mind that protected waters can be several to many degrees higher than the main lake, so those areas may be days to weeks ahead of others.  Both rainbow and walleye are now spawning, although as I've said in earlier blogs nature never puts all her eggs in one basket, so there are walleye and rainbow in pre, post, and active spawning modes as we speak.  So what does…


Added by louis nevsimal on April 23, 2014 at 12:51pm — No Comments


  The common phone call right now starts out with " How's the fishin?"  If there was ever a loaded question, that has to be it!  There are so many variables that effect fish movement and fish feeding at this time of year that it is a day by day, sometimes hour by hour senerio that would take a crystal ball to nail down.  That said, just a basic understanding of the species you pursue can narrow down the choices of when, where, and what in a hurry.  Add to that the history of a given fishery…


Added by louis nevsimal on April 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments


  Well, Northwest Bass has come and gone.  Eighty seven boats competed, a good showing indeed!  The weather was a bit less than ideal, but most anglers had a good morning till the wind built up from the north turning the main lake into a challenge.  The wieghts were a bit lower than I predicted, but at 18.69 for first, 17.99 for second, and 17.90 for third, they came very close to 20.0 lbs!  I'm not sure if that north wind was a factor in fish activity, or if it just made presentations…


Added by louis nevsimal on April 14, 2014 at 9:58am — 1 Comment


  Well folks, as predicted, things here on Banks Lake have picked up significantly!  Yesterday, a group of guys including Dave Graybill tried their hand at the Triple Fish Challenge.  In one day, they caught a bunch of smallies crankin, several nice walleye pulling bouncers, and a hand full of Rainbow trolling rippin minnow plugs and shad raps tight to shore.  There will be a TV show made from this trip, so watch for it soon!  NW Bass will be here saturday, and with the stable weather, my…


Added by louis nevsimal on April 10, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Thank you Wafish.com and audios!!

Hello there,

    I think most of my friends are aware my wife, 2 month old daughter Adelise and myself will be relocating to Evansville Indiana to be much closer to our family. I just wanted to say a big thank you to Jordan for this excellent websight and everyone I've befriended along the way this past few years!! It's been an un-matched resource for me personally. I've made a ton of great friends and fishing partners through here. I've been a bass angler for a long time but I always…


Added by Ryan Perrey on April 10, 2014 at 10:13am — 8 Comments


  So as we venture out in the early parts of the spring, a common question is, what should I be using for bait?  If you read last weeks blog, you'll remember that there are some areas that may begin producing a higher level of forage opportunities than others.  Those areas however, do not reflect the overall activity level of the lake as far as forage is concerned.  Let's look at a few facts that may help in your choices of baits at this time.  First, keep in mind that most crawfish don't…


Added by louis nevsimal on April 8, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments


  SPRING, however YOU define it is here!   What starts out with a quiet rumble will reach a raucous roar by the end of this month.  So lets talk about some of the more subtle changes that are underway and see if we can determine what effect those changes have on the fish we pursue.  Tempurature, this may not be subtle, but no doubt it effects a wide spectrum of events it the water.  Tied to the solar period, temp slowly builds and can vary widely based on frontal passages, rain, even cloud…


Added by louis nevsimal on April 3, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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fishing bass late summer/fall

Posted by Mike Lull on September 3, 2014 at 9:13pm — 5 Comments

Fun story from the past

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