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February 2009 Blog Posts (17)

Ranger Demo Day

Had the chance to get out on Washington this afternoon for fishing and test drive'n. After being in several boats, I actually prefered the Z21 over the Z520 or the 208. The Z21 was much roomier for my 6'6" frame. With only a 225, we were at 70mph in no time flat. I couldn't believe how quiet and smooth the ride was. I'll be getting a Z21 really soon! Thanks to Willie Nelson, Mel (State Team), Aaron and others for bringing the boats down. You sold me on the boat!

Oh yeah...fish'n. Sat on… Continue

Added by Jason Brown on February 28, 2009 at 10:34pm — 2 Comments

Local Natives-We have another win!

Fished early evening after work. 2-3 hour worth of wading through the cold, light brown & dark green river paid off for fishing partner Don & I.....Bang-a-Rang.
We went 2 for 2 on a pair of metal heads at a couple of local holes. Sure beats sitting around and watching the evening news!
Nice Job Don!

Added by Cesar on February 28, 2009 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Lake Washington in the Morning

Heading to Lake Washington tomorrow to get some smalljaw fishing in. I'll also be giving Ranger Boats test rides from 10-2pm tomorrow out of Gene Coulon park if anyone wants to check out the new Rangers (or my discounted 08 Ranger which is for sale).

Hope to see you on the lake!


Added by Marc Marcantonio on February 27, 2009 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Hook Removal

So I've seen a couple of good hook-in-finger type pics here and in case anyone wasn't aware I thought I would throw up some stuff on getting hooks out of yourself.

Make sure you have a first-aid kit and some cutters powerful enough for the thickest hook you have on board. You never know when this will happen (and even if you are confident it won't you can never truly be ready for others actions).

First method: Advance-and-cut

This one everyone probably knows about -… Continue

Added by S Hwang on February 26, 2009 at 4:33pm — 6 Comments

Save a Warden Fund

As you all know, the state of WA will be cutting several programs. Mr. Don Wittenberger from the IFPAG recently started a movement based on my recommendation to initiate an option to make a donation to the WDFW when you purchase a license. Initially, we are sending in checks to the WDFW to get the ball rolling. For more information on the letter Mr. Wittenberger sent, the point of contact at the WDFW or the address to send letters and checks to, please see the discussion in the Musky Group,… Continue

Added by Craig Bukowski on February 25, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Lowrance Side Viewing Announcement!

OK, I have had to keep this secret since December, but now that the Classic announcement was made I am allowed to spread the word. Check out Lowrance's new Side Viewing capability. The new HDS units will come with the software already installed, so all you need to add to your regular HDS unit is the Side Viewing transducer.

I'm really looking forward to adding this feature to my networked electronics!

Here is the link to the… Continue

Added by Marc Marcantonio on February 24, 2009 at 4:35pm — 7 Comments

Islandbass’ Take on the Drop Shot

Islandbass’ Take on the Drop Shot

I am no expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I have grown fond of the Drop Shot technique in my short, six-season fishing journey. I found this technique to be a very productive method to catch fish in a variety of states. In my first outing… Continue

Added by islandbass on February 24, 2009 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

Fishing Lac Seul

My name is Linda Rice and I am a tourist operator in Sioux Lookout, On. We fish muskies on Lac Seul. A great water system for those 50+ inchers.

You can check out my website at WWW.canadafish.com.

Would love to have anyone interested in walleyes, bass, northerns, muskies or lakers check out the photo's.

Added by Linda Rice on February 23, 2009 at 9:56pm — 1 Comment

Sweat the Small Stuff

So as I was prepping for fishing the other day, tying my jigheads on, threading my soft palstics on the hook, loading my boat with scents and hook sharpeners, I thought to myslelf, "How important is it that I do all of this?" I got to thinking about this today at work, while looking at Lake Washington and not doing what I was supposed to. It's these small things that make the difference, especially this time of year. From using quality rods, reels, line and hooks to making sure your bait is… Continue

Added by Jordan Doucet on February 23, 2009 at 7:30pm — 10 Comments

Post your boat picture!

Hey, it's cool to see your fish pictures, but when we are a few hundred feet apert on the lake, it's easier to tell who you all are by your boat. Post a picture of your boat so everyone can identify everyone else better.

Added by Aaron Christel on February 20, 2009 at 11:32pm — 12 Comments

what on-board charger to buy?

I just upgraded to a 24volt trolling motor, and am in need of an on-board charger now. I was wondering what you guys have used and what you like/don't like. The old portable just isn't going to cut the mustard anymore. Also, value is a big deal. If one charger is $200 and another that is almost as good is $130, well, that needs to be a real consideration. THIS SPORT IS SO DAMN EXPENSIVE!!!

Added by Aaron Christel on February 20, 2009 at 10:02pm — 11 Comments

Lake Sammamish Open 4-4-09

Hey, April 4th, 2009, is the annual Lake Sammamish Open put on by the Puyallup Hawg Hunters. Entry fees are $120, $20 option and $20 big fish. If you haven't fished this tournament before, it is always fun and the Hawg Hunters do a great job!!! I know it is still a ways out, but mark it on the calender. It will be worth it. Last year, Ron Hobbs Jr. and Jonas Pettit won with 10.02 pounds. Great job guys and hope to see you there this year defending your title!

For info, go… Continue

Added by Aaron Christel on February 18, 2009 at 10:17pm — 8 Comments

The Beginning

Guess this site allows us each to have a blog so we can share info and news with others...so I might as well get started. This week marks the beginning of the 2009 tournament season, with the Freeze Your Bass Blast on Sammamish this Saturday. I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to it, though I have not even seen Sammamish yet this year. I suspect the docks are under water as usual?

This tourney is really a fun event, and very well run. It is always nice to see all the… Continue

Added by Marc Marcantonio on February 18, 2009 at 10:11pm — 3 Comments

Largemouth Top Ten List

Is there a list in existence that gives the Top 10 or even 5 biggest bass caught in Washington?

Most states have someone who compiles and verifies this information with an updated list. I haven't heard or seen of one for this state.

With the "official" record being caught by Carl Pruitt out of Banks Lake in 77' and weighing 11lbs. 9oz.(anyone seen a pic?), can we add to this to compile some form of trophy Washington State catches over the years? Of coarse, this information will… Continue

Added by Jeremiah Partyke on February 16, 2009 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

Why do we bass fish?????

I thought about this recently while I was in between bites on Lake Washington on a cold January day recently. Why do I come out here and sit for hours for so few bites and fewer yet rewards of a fish in the boat. Why indeed.

I thought back to my days as a kid. I was very fortunate to have a father who was a tournement bass angler. Even more fortunate to rub elbows with some of the west best bass anglers at a very young age. I got alot of satisfaction of out fishing my older and more… Continue

Added by Mark Maderos on February 11, 2009 at 6:43pm — 13 Comments

New guy

Just wanted to say hello.Just moved here from alaska
and cant wait to go warm water fishing.And go crabbing.If any one is going to alaska i can give you some tips for some good fishing spots and the right
kind of lures.
tight lines.

Added by GEORGE WHITE on February 8, 2009 at 11:44am — 5 Comments

Superbowl Sunday Steelhead

Fished the "Pilly" w/fishing partner Don Hayes on Sunday 2/1/09. We "did the walk" & waded down the river for about 3.5-4 hours of fishing. Some holes have changed due to the January flooding, but some new ones have also been created. Fished float & jig w/the water a bit high & somewhat dirty. We hit our 4th or so hole when "Bang-A-RANG!" We hooked a big hatchery buck! I took my time and finally landed the 36" fish about 15 minutes later.… Continue

Added by Cesar on February 2, 2009 at 9:37pm — 1 Comment

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