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…Continue
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. …Continue
Added by louis nevsimal on April 28, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
FLW/TBF WASHINGTON STATE BASS FEDERATION
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue