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A Passion for Perch
A Passion for Perch
Author: Dave Graybill
Posted: 12/1/2004
It comes at this time every year. It’s the season for perch fishing, and my brother Rick just can’t help himself. He starts making calls to see if there’s ice safe enough to allow fishing for perch at Banks Lake or Fish Lake, anywhere that he knows that these mini-walleye gather for spawning. His friends shake their heads. This is the guy who is legendary for salmon and lake trout fishing on ...
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CELILO POOL COLUMBIA RIVER SMALLMOUTH
CELILO POOL COLUMBIA RIVER SMALLMOUTH
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 12/1/2004
Even now, there are bass to be caught on the Columbia River. The Celilo Pool, situated on the border of Oregon and Washington, is a great but little known smallmouth bass destination. This part of the Columbia River between The Dalles and John Day Dams offers fishing year round, and presents great opportunities for bass from early spring all the way through fall. In September I had the oppo...
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Lake Washington Perch Tips
Lake Washington Perch Tips
Author: Larry
Posted: 11/25/2004
I have been fishing the north end of the lake off and on since about 1955 or there about and in that time I have learned a few things about perch. I am happy to share them here. First is that there are some very big schools of perch to be found in the lake. But if you are after the bigger perch you will not fish in the schools. Perch school for protection, as they are food for lots o...
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Uncle Wes Interviews Anton Jones, Part 2
Uncle Wes Interviews Anton Jones, Part 2
Author: Uncle Wes
Posted: 11/25/2004
This week is part two of my interview of one of the top guides in the Northwest. UW: How do you feel the re-introduction of Cutthroats will change the fishing opportunities there? AJ: I am prepared to move to surface presentations and lighten my tackle if they become a dominate fish. With a giant predator like the Mackinaw already present, a pressured food base at the plankton an...
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Uncle Wes Fishing Cohos with Mike Carey
Uncle Wes Fishing Cohos with Mike Carey
Author: Uncle Wes
Posted: 11/14/2004
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Uncle Wes Interviews Anton Jones Part 1
Uncle Wes Interviews Anton Jones Part 1
Author: Uncle Wes
Posted: 10/25/2004
1) Anton how many years have you been fishing? I have been fishing for 45 years. I caught my first fish independently on my 6th birthday. That was over 43 years ago. 2) Who were your mentors? I have had a lot of influences. My dad got me started. My Scoutmaster, Don Kerklo honed my ability to read water and fostered my passion for fishing. Here in the Northwest, I most tried to e...
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Chironomid/Midge Pupae Fly-Fishing For Trout
Chironomid/Midge Pupae Fly-Fishing For Trout
Author: Jon Duke
Posted: 10/1/2004
Because Chironomids are one of the most abundant lake insects, trout feed constantly on these bugs. The pupa, the most important form, ascends to the lake surface to emerge, then sits right under the surface film until it turns into the adult. There are two main places to fish; at mid-depths and right at the surface. To fish at mid-depths, attach a strike indicator with a Chironomid pupa (fli...
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TACKLE CARE AND ACCESSORIES
TACKLE CARE AND ACCESSORIES
Author: Luhr Jensen
Posted: 9/1/2004
Far too many anglers have the unfortunate experience of beginning preparation for a trip, only to find tackle and lures in such poor condition that much of it is unusable. The purchase of quality fishing tackle and lures is an investment which easily can be protected if you'll take the few necessary minutes to ensure proper care and storage. There are also many angling accessory items that will...
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Myrtle Lake Hike in Trout
Myrtle Lake Hike in Trout
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 9/1/2004
HIKE IN FOR SOME TROUT AT MYRTLE LAKE If you’re looking for a little rainbow and brook trout fishing, you may want to consider an easy hike along the Entiat River to Myrtle Lake. Located in North Central Washington, the trip to Myrtle Lake is a good one for novice hikers or families. The trailhead is located some 75 minutes from Wenatchee. Travel north on Highway 97A to Entiat and go west on th...
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CASTING SPOONS & SPINNERS IN LAKES & STREAMS
CASTING SPOONS & SPINNERS IN LAKES & STREAMS
Author: Luhr Jensen
Posted: 8/2/2004
Casting weighted spinners and spoons for trout, bass, salmon, pike and other gamefish is an art practiced by hundreds of thousands of anglers throughout the country. It is a challenging, exciting and productive fishing technique that can easily be learned. Whether a beginner or a more experienced angler, this Luhr Jensen Tech Report can help you become even more successful using this techniqu...
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Tackle Basics for Summer-Run Salmon
Tackle Basics for Summer-Run Salmon
Author: Dave Graybill
Posted: 8/1/2004
The strength of the return of summer-run salmon to the upper Columbia River has been so great in recent years that the Department of Fish and Wildlife is even printing a season for these fish in the regulation pamphlet. This is welcome news for anglers throughout the state, and they are flocking to the Central Washington stretch of the Columbia in droves. Here’s my brother Rick with a dan...
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Fishing With Spoons - A Primer
Fishing With Spoons - A Primer
Author: Ronnie Kovach
Posted: 7/1/2004
Metal spoons are some of the most versatile but under-rated lures in the southern California saltwater angler's tackle box. Spoons are an all-season lure. They will catch everything from pelagic species such as bonito, barracuda, yellowtail and even tuna, to bottom dwellers including almost every kind of rockfish, halibut and ling cod. Spoons are relatively simple to use once you understand their ...
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