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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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A BACKCOUNTRY FAMILY ADVENTURE
A BACKCOUNTRY FAMILY ADVENTURE
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 8/15/2006
Good fishing, pretty country and an adventure with my nine-year old son David on horseback. Our trip to Blue Creek Meadows and Mad Lake from July 28th through the 30th couldn't have been much better. The two of us made the ride as part of a "Family Pack Trip" with Icicle Outfitters. There were four parents and five children on this long weekend trip that took us 9 miles on horseback to a ...
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WINNING THE LAKE CHELAN TRIFECTA
WINNING THE LAKE CHELAN TRIFECTA
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 7/4/2006
Looking for a fishing destination that offers some variety? If so, you may want to head towards Lake Chelan. You can win a fishing trifecta at this beautiful lake going for big lake trout, tasty kokanee salmon or feisty smallmouth bass. Anton Jones is the owner of Darrel and Dad’s Guide Service at Lake Chelan. Anton is a very smart man who runs a successful business getting his clients into ...
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FISHING SPRINGERS WITH RON
FISHING SPRINGERS WITH RON
Author: Bud Johansen
Posted: 7/4/2006
My pool shooting friend, Ron, invited me to go fishing with him in tidewater of the Trask River, in his old drift boat. I told son Ken about it. Ken said, "He’s an ornery old goat. He yells at everybody on the river." I said, "No, that can’t be Ron. He’s a nice guy. You just don’t understand him." Ron is an imposing and intimidating figure, big and burly with a scruffy grey beard. He’s alm...
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A TYPICAL DAY OF DOING THINGS WRONG
A TYPICAL DAY OF DOING THINGS WRONG
Author: Bruce Middleton
Posted: 7/4/2006
And how to be a generalist to solve the problem… Mike Carey the owner and Editor and Chief of washingtonlakes.com and I went fishing on American lake on the first day of May this year. We started at the south end called Little American and then later moved out into the main lake to scour the islands that dot the lake. We didn’t have much luck and went away with only one good strike to our cred...
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A Workshop on Jigs
A Workshop on Jigs
Author: Bruce Middleton
Posted: 6/19/2006
Jigs are hard to use correctly but you need them on your side. Jigs are one of the most popular lures in all of fishingdom there are used in fishing for both fresh and saltwater and are used for fish as small as perch and crappie and as large as halibut. The reason for this popularity is because of its simplicity of design and the fact that it can be fished under all types of weather and wate...
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