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Little Cavanaugh Lake Cleanup
Little Cavanaugh Lake Cleanup
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 4/21/2001
Our first organized clean up of a lake was a big success. Six of us (Microbrew, Sky River Irish, Bill, Jim, Jim J., and myself) picked up over six full trash bags of bottles, cans, litter, rubbish, and stuff too gross to mention. By a strange but appropriate coincidence, today was Earth Day. The weather held up long enough for us to do the cleanup and grab some hot dogs and excellent elk sausage, ...
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The Tube Rig for Bass
The Tube Rig for Bass
Author: Basser
Posted: 4/21/2001
This set up will not out fish every bait all the time, But ( in my opinion ) it will out fish most bait's most of the time. It's easy to rig, it's versatile, and it's cheap. THE GEAR To the far left is a 2/0 extra wide gap Gamakatsu hook ( any sharp wide gap hook will work ) In the center is a 1/32oz HP Quickclip weight made by eagle claw they come in 1/32, 1/8, and 1/4oz To the right is t...
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The Year in Review 2000
The Year in Review 2000
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 12/31/2000
End of the Year Thoughts... As 2000 fades away into 2001, I thought I would look back on the year here at WashingtonLakes.com and talk about where we've been, and where I hope to see us go. It's been another year of tremendous growth both in readership numbers and in growth of content. 2000 saw over 294,000 visits to this web site. That compares with about 130,600 visits in 1999. We posted 9...
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Fly Fishing at a Snail's Pace
Fly Fishing at a Snail's Pace
Author: Trouthooker.net
Posted: 11/1/2000
Many fishermen don't put their rods away at the first hint of frost. They know about the tendency of fish to feed heavily on snails during fall months. Some of my largest trout have been caught during autumn with snail imitations. These fish sound and feel like a bag of walnuts as I run my hand carefully along their stomachs. Another indication of fish feeding on snails is a reddened vent where w...
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Sockeye 2000!
Sockeye 2000!
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 7/12/2000
Lake Washington Sockeye Season For 2000 WDFW announced we will have a year 2000 sockeye fishery on Lake Washington. There will be a two fish, minimum size 15" daily limit. There are also certain closed closed days. Reader's Sockeye-related fishing comments and advice: July 25th: Sockeye 2001? Click Here to read the latest WDFW press release for nex...
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Rules of Fishing
Rules of Fishing
Author: James Brauch
Posted: 4/28/2000
Trout fishing in our local lakes can be a satisfying and rewarding experience if you understand the nature of the creature you are fishing for. Most of these fish were raised in concrete tanks at a fish hatchery since they emerged from the egg. These tanks are about four feet deep and very crowded. The food comes from above and is often delivered either by human hand or by machine. Obviously, they...
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Be a 10 Percenter
Be a 10 Percenter
Author: Robert Johansen
Posted: 2/22/2000
DO TEN PERCENT OF THE ANGLERS CATCH 90 PERCENT OF THE FISH? The old adage that ten percent of the fishermen catch ninety percent of the fish may not be totally accurate, but it is probably more true than most of the other 90 percent would like to admit. Many of the ninety percent of the anglers, that catch only ten percent of the fish, are those casual fishermen that only dust off...
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