Search

Search Area

Articles

9 Ways to Improve Your Hook Ups
9 Ways to Improve Your Hook Ups
Author: Bruce Middleton
Posted: 11/23/2005
There is nothing more discouraging than a day on the lake with nothing to show for it except for deeper frown lines. Now is the time to change tactics and work hard to get strikes the others are missing. 1) Always use a scent product on every lure or bait you use. Spray on scents are good but need to be refreshed about every 10 casts or so. A grease based scent like Megastrike™ can last up to 6...
Read Article »
Karma and other rants
Karma and other rants
Author: Uncle Wes
Posted: 11/9/2005
This isn’t my usual fishing column, but I do think about some of these things when I’m on the water. (I guess that’s what you get when you have too much time on your hands.) The one that really comes to mind is karma. I hate it when I go fishing and do well and folks tell me “it must be karma”-not that skill or knowledge had any factor in this, it was just meant to be. What did I do in a past ...
Read Article »
Silver Lake Bass with David Newby
Silver Lake Bass with David Newby
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 10/31/2005
I guess it’s the popular World Series poker that’s on TV. Maybe that explains it. Who would have thought my kids (and wife!) would be rooting for poker players? In a similar way, I have been impressed by a phenomenon that has occurred on this web site over the past few years. Maybe I should call my observation "Local Anglers Make Good". I guess I should have seen it coming a while back when our ...
Read Article »
KNOWING WHERE THE BASS ARE
KNOWING WHERE THE BASS ARE
Author: Bruce Middleton
Posted: 10/18/2005
If you know where the bass are you will catch more of them… When it comes to bass fishing knowing the seasonal movements, their food preferences and where they station themselves to catch the food they eat will greatly improve the numbers of bass you catch. Now this all sound very easy but believe me it take a lot of learning, good electronics and inner eye to be able to visualize what the b...
Read Article »
PRIME TIME FOR SILVER LAKE CRAPPIE
PRIME TIME FOR SILVER LAKE CRAPPIE
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 10/5/2005
Everyone knows about Silver Lake’s deserved reputation as one of the best big bass lakes in the Pacific Northwest, but few realize what a great fall crappie fishery this 3000-acre lake east of Castle Rock has to offer. Jim and Pat Hill own the Silver Lake Resort (Tel. 360-274-6141) on the shores of this four-mile long lake. Pat states the "Crappie are prolific" and there is "Very good fishi...
Read Article »
Welcome to Web Talk
Welcome to Web Talk
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 9/26/2005
Welcome to Web Talk. A little late in coming since our site was overhauled last spring, but here it is. I’ll be using this podium to keep you up to date on what’s new on the site and what’s on the horizon. (and try to entertain you with some good fishing stories from time to time.) It’s been a pretty amazing spring/summer for me. Since Aaron and I upgraded the site last April reader interest ha...
Read Article »
WORKING THE PADS
WORKING THE PADS
Author: Bruce Middleton
Posted: 9/22/2005
Fishing lily pads is hard work but it pays big dividends… There are a lot of bass anglers who avoid lily pad beds because all they see is an impenetrable tangle of lily pads weeds that is unfishable. There is just no way to get any bait in and back out of all the roots, stems and other tangley stuff in there. So they avoid them. On the other hand when you think of working a bed of lily pads ...
Read Article »
To be a fishing millionaire
To be a fishing millionaire
Author: Uncle Wes
Posted: 9/19/2005
As I sit here with a pile of bills getting ready to put them in a hat to see which ones will get paid this month, I find myself wondering what it would be like to have a million bucks. What would I do with it you ask? I can think of several things right off the top of my head, such as fishing all of the different trophy lakes in Washington and writing a story for each one to share with all of yo...
Read Article »
Washington Bass verses Georgia Bass
Washington Bass verses Georgia Bass
Author: Bruce Middleton
Posted: 8/22/2005
I got a mess from a fan that prompted this story… A man from Georgia moved up here to Washington State and began to fish for bass. He was lucky enough to find the washingtonlakes.com website and read all about all the local lakes that were around him and he and his boat hit the water. After fishing for months and reading every article, others and I had written he finally wrote to me and asked ...
Read Article »
Bass Fishing Basics
Bass Fishing Basics
Author: Bob Johansen
Posted: 8/13/2005
THE BEGINNING BASS ANGLER CAN FIND QUALITY BASS FISHING ON SCORES OF SMALLER NORTHWEST LAKES FISHING FROM AN INEXPENSIVE BOAT AND USING A MODEST ASSORTMENT OF LURES. Fishing for the black bass is probably the fastest growing piscatorial pleasure in the Pacific Northwest. Long considered a game fish for southern and mid-western anglers, the smallmouth and largemouth black bas...
Read Article »
SUMMER FUN AT POTHOLES RESERVOIR
SUMMER FUN AT POTHOLES RESERVOIR
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 8/12/2005
If you are looking for summer fun on the water, you may want to visit Potholes Reservoir south of Moses Lake. Over seven miles long and covering 28,000 acres, Potholes Reservoir has a little something for everyone this summer. Whether you are into camping, canoeing, boating, jet skiing or fishing, this is a great place to be. For starters, the weather is usually cooperative when it comes to water...
Read Article »
KoneZone flasher Field Test Report
KoneZone flasher Field Test Report
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 7/26/2005
Salmon fishermen in the Pacific Northwest have come to rely on one of two attractors to get the attention of our various species of salmon in Washington. The conventional flasher and dodgers have been around for a long time. First used by commercial fishermen, these attractors have become a main-stay of trolling fishermen. That, I think, is going to change. A new product is on the market, and I...
Read Article »