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by bob johansen
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: UPDATED 10.7.18 My 39/39 Challenge has ended.
Replies: 82
Views: 7850

Re: UPDATED 9.9.18 My 39/39 Challenge is almost DONE!

I appreciate it everyone!! [thumbsup] I have mixed emotions closing it out...I'm happy and a little bummed. It's been a heckuva chase and something I looked forward to doing for so long that I can't believe it went by so fast...of course part of that was the plan [biggrin] I'm working on encapsulat...
by bob johansen
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: UPDATED 10.7.18 My 39/39 Challenge has ended.
Replies: 82
Views: 7850

Re: UPDATED 7.1.18 My 39/39 Challenge has begun!

King County and others are places I fished in previous years. I fished Beaver, Angle, Meridian, Sammamish and others years ago, they count lol. My struggles are mostly mental. Sure weather, conditions and unfamiliar waters play their parts but I am fishing to quickly, trying to bang em out instead ...
by bob johansen
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: UPDATED 10.7.18 My 39/39 Challenge has ended.
Replies: 82
Views: 7850

Re: UPDATED 6.23.18 My 39/39 Challenge has begun!

8theB8 , this sounds like an awesome quest and is right in line with why I started the web site so many years ago! I hope Bob sees this post. He would be touched and honored I'm sure. Could you send me a PM? I have a question.... I have been checking the latest reports but haven't been checking in ...
by bob johansen
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Website Requests
Topic: Member Names
Replies: 8
Views: 1728

Member Names

In the beginning, when this site was started, it seemed like a great idea for all anglers posting reports have some secret name. I was "Bass Tracker." I am thinking now that it would be a good idea to encourage members, (but not require) to use their real names.
by bob johansen
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: New Bass book from long time NWFR Bob Johansen..
Replies: 13
Views: 2191

Re: New Bass book from long time NWFR Bob Johansen..

The book was a fun project. Thanks for the comments! Dave Shorett added a lot with his fly fishing experience. I thought his intro article was pretty good. It kinda shows how an angler can get hooked on bass fishing.
by bob johansen
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: New Bass book from long time NWFR Bob Johansen..
Replies: 13
Views: 2191

Re: New Bass book from long time NWFR Bob Johansen..

Thanks for all the kind words
by bob johansen
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Bass books?
Replies: 15
Views: 1707

Re: Bass books?

I have one in the early planing stage - It may or may not ever reach publication. It will be with a known book author.
by bob johansen
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: New state record Large Mouth Bass
Replies: 18
Views: 1445

Re: New state record Large Mouth Bass

Yes, That fish was probably quite old. I once had a big bass die on me. I was bank fishing with a black spinnerbait and caught an 8-4. I admit I did take time for a photo but got her back in the water as soon as possible. I held her upright - moved her back and forth but she just wouldn't come back ...
by bob johansen
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: New state record Large Mouth Bass
Replies: 18
Views: 1445

Re: New state record Large Mouth Bass

I know a guy (no mention of a name) that has transported 2 or 3 live bass to a grocery store and had them weighted on a certified scale and returned them to the lake. He would go inside the store and tell the clerk he had a live fish he wanted to weigh - explain it had to be done quickly - the clerk...
by bob johansen
Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: New state record Large Mouth Bass
Replies: 18
Views: 1445

Re: New state record Large Mouth Bass

It's dead by now. Darn! [crying] I know, Ate The Bait, it is sad to see a big beauty like that killed. However, I bet Bill Evens has released hundreds of big bass in his lifetime -- And, that big bass was probably near the end of her life span -- And, I also bet that many of us bass releasers would...
by bob johansen
Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: New state record Large Mouth Bass
Replies: 18
Views: 1445

Re: New state record Large Mouth Bass

It just proves that probably many of the small lakes can host very large bass. Bill just caught the one I was looking for for about 40 years. My congrats to Bill!
by bob johansen
Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Bass books?
Replies: 15
Views: 1707

Re: Bass books?

I have a few copies of Western Bass Clubs Bass and Pan fish Guide that I will give away.
by bob johansen
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: 2015 "Trophy Bass Pictures" Gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 7108

Re: 2015 "Trophy Bass Pictures" Gallery

Beautiful Hawgs!
by bob johansen
Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: 2015 "Trophy Bass Pictures" Gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 7108

Re: 2015 "Trophy Bass Pictures" Gallery

[quote="capers26"]Got this 9lber on Sunday. By far my biggest bass yet! Caught it on a jig my buddy tied up.

Very nice fish! Caught in September that huge gut must mean she just had a very large lunch.
by bob johansen
Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: 2015 "Trophy Bass Pictures" Gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 7108

Re: 2015 "Trophy Bass Pictures" Gallery

Nice fish AJD! My bass fishing days are about over but I have lots of good memories. My personal best was an 8-4 caught from a lake down along the Columbia River.
by bob johansen
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Alder Lake mystery fish
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: Alder Lake mystery fish

Yes - Largemouth Bass - Check the slot limit for size before retaining.
by bob johansen
Mon May 18, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mount St. Helens
Replies: 12
Views: 1214

Mount St. Helens

What were you doing 35 years ago - May 18, 1980 when the Mountain blew its top? My wife and I were fishing at King County's Bass Lake. [omg]
by bob johansen
Wed May 13, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Old Are You?
Replies: 173
Views: 62033

Re: How Old Are You?

Age seems to tend to make things become boring sometime 's unless you become good at what you do . When you see strong results for your effort that is when you know you have learned . When ya get to tired to learn , well that's old as for the number of years maybe that is so yo know how many candle...