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Tiger Musky Strategy
Tiger Musky Strategy
Author: Don Wittenberger
Posted: 11/6/2006
I learned musky fishing in the Midwest, where the sport is well established. The first time I fished Wisconsin’s famed Chippewa Flowage, where 50,000 anglers catch 3,000 muskies a year, I caught a musky within an hour. Perhaps that doesn’t make me an expert, but being a Wisconsin native entitles me to end sentences with "eh!" A tiger musky is the offspring of a muskellunge an...
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SHALLOW WATER DEPTH/FISH SOUNDERS
SHALLOW WATER DEPTH/FISH SOUNDERS
Author: Bruce Middleton
Posted: 11/6/2006
The new generation of side looking sonar’s… I suppose the average American if you ask them what sonar is they would instantly think about the navy, a big round screen in a darkened room with a white bar going round and round kind’a like a radar unit. But to fisherman a sonar unit is a tool, a flat screen that gives him the depth of water he is in, the temperature of that water and a rough idea...
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Muskies of Merwin Reservoir
Muskies of Merwin Reservoir
Author: Don W
Posted: 10/24/2006
This months Tacklebox Tales is a photo sampling of some of our states fine muskie fishing, courtesy of Don W. Pictures are from Merwin lake. Be sure to read his informative fishing reports for the lake (Cowlitz county). The pictures show you the dedication it takes to catch these magnificent fish! Mike, Editor Some photos from our Merwin Lake Musky Camp 2005. We fished a total of 14 days in two...
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Fishing and Camping with Friends
Fishing and Camping with Friends
Author: Uncle Wes
Posted: 10/23/2006
Did I mention we used to drink a bit back then? I was sitting around today reminiscing about the past adventures I shared with close friends many years ago. One opening day of trout season came to mind, for us this wasn’t just about fishing but more of a family get together and celebration with close friends. We never stayed in an or...
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To Grow or Not to Grow…
To Grow or Not to Grow…
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 10/12/2006
That’s not the question, as grow we have been doing - big time. This year WL.com has really exploded in terms of readers and reports posted. I couldn’t be happier because the vision I have for this site is being fulfilled. It has become a resource bar none for thousands of lake anglers throughout this state. Which leads to the subject at hand… Recently you may have noticed on the front page an...
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SECRETS OF TOP WATER LURES
SECRETS OF TOP WATER LURES
Author: Bruce Middleton
Posted: 10/10/2006
Wait for the weight when top water lure fishing… Top water lures lend themselves to thinner lines, making long casts, using smaller lures on active bass and most importantly of all, waiting for the weight of the fish on the lure before you set the hook. These are just about the most repeated words in the world when people talk about top water lure fishing and for good reason, they are sound ...
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PRIME TIME ON THE LOWER DESCHUTES RIVER
PRIME TIME ON THE LOWER DESCHUTES RIVER
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 10/10/2006
The Lower Deschutes River in autumn is truly a must fish destination. Located in North Central Oregon, anglers enjoy a setting of rolling hills, basalt rock formations and sagebrush as they cast spinners, spoons or flies towards Redside Rainbow Trout and summer steelhead. And in the fall, there are a lot of fish to cast to. There’s not only the steelhead of the Deschutes to fish for, but also s...
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LAKE WASHINGTON’S OL’ WANDA
LAKE WASHINGTON’S OL’ WANDA
Author: Bob Johansen
Posted: 9/27/2006
A LARGEMOUTH LEGEND – OR FISHING TALE Ol' Wanda was one of the biggest largemouth bass in all of Lake Washington. Nearly 14 years old, she was huge for a northwest bass, and weighed a little over 11 pounds. She had a ponderous pot belly and a cavernous mouth. From her protruding lower jaw, a few old bass lures hung in various states of disrepair -- mute testimony to the battles she had fo...
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DE-MYSTIFYING DEEP STRUCTURE
DE-MYSTIFYING DEEP STRUCTURE
Author: Bruce Middleton
Posted: 9/13/2006
You can see shallow structure but deep structure is often misunderstood. Structure is defined as an object that has been put together from many different parts; made up of parts forming as a whole; different parts of something that work together or are linked together. On a lake the word structure means all the pieces that make up the features of t...
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A Word About Regs and Stuff
A Word About Regs and Stuff
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 9/4/2006
One of the things I run into on a regular basis with this web site is questions and comments about rules and fishing regulations. Sometimes I can't help but think "Why don't you just look it up yourself?". Other times I see the value of this site as a forum and a resource for people unsure of our fishing regulations. Most recently the question of using a boat that has a gas motor attached to it on...
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The big secret to catching carp
The big secret to catching carp
Author: Stu Whitehouse
Posted: 8/27/2006
The big secret to catching carp ...... Don't put the bait on the hook!!! Ok now that everyone is laughing let me refine and explain that idea. Carp feed by sucking in things that look tasty and edible but they also eject (by blowing) anything "wrong" out at high speed. Over the years European carp anglers have discovered that the carp has an uncanny ability to eject a bait with a hook in it....
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PLASTIC BAITS AND HOW TO RIG THEM
PLASTIC BAITS AND HOW TO RIG THEM
Author: Bruce Middleton
Posted: 8/15/2006
Six of the most commonly used rigs for plastic worms and other plastic baits… Plastics are presented in six basic layouts or rigs, as they are called. The six rigs are weightless, Texas style, Carolina style, floating style, drop shot rigged, swim bait rigged, also called jerk bait rigged, and wacky style. There is a seventh rig called a split shot rig but that will discussed later. Each rig has...
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