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by grubowski
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: 2019 Not Quite Trophy But Still Nice Bass Pictures Gallery
Replies: 20
Views: 1614

Re: 2019 Not Quite Trophy But Still Nice Bass Pictures Gallery

Not a giant, but I was happy to get a nice 4lber on my first bass fishing trip of the year.
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by grubowski
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Best Ultralight Lures For Small Bass
Replies: 18
Views: 879

Re: Best Ultralight Lures For Small Bass

They’re pretty killer for just about everything. I highly recommend them.
by grubowski
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Best Ultralight Lures For Small Bass
Replies: 18
Views: 879

Re: Best Ultralight Lures For Small Bass

I would try a small paddle tail swimbait like a 2" Crappie Dapper from Bass Assassin. They catch bass, trout and panfish really well. Fish it on a small jig like a 1/16oz. I love tiny hard baits on light line in lakes with lots of small bass. Lucky Craft LV-70jr lipless cranks have been killer, but ...
by grubowski
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Fall Bass fishing - Fake News!
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: Fall Bass fishing - Fake News!

I really need a boat. Hard to cover much water in a float tube :)
by grubowski
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Fall Bass fishing - Fake News!
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: Fall Bass fishing - Fake News!

Nice I like the sound of that. I’m not used to this bass fishing in November stuff. I like it.
by grubowski
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Fall Bass fishing - Fake News!
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: Fall Bass fishing - Fake News!

That sounds more like the fish I’m used to, but for some reason the places I’ve fished, the fish haven’t done what I’ve expected. I was fishing a shallow, dark water lake on Wednesday with a ton of pads. All summer they’ve been up under the pads. They’ve thinned a bit and with water temps still at 5...
by grubowski
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Fall Bass fishing - Fake News!
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: Fall Bass fishing - Fake News!

Whoops, meant to say when the water is warmer. Hoping they’re still biting as I’m heading out for bass tomorrow.
by grubowski
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Fall Bass fishing - Fake News!
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: Fall Bass fishing - Fake News!

I tend to do better in the afternoon when the water is cooler. Suspending jerkbaits are one of my go to baits this time of year. Also try making long casts with light line and small 1/8 or 3/16 oz jig heads and a small swimbait like a Keitech Easy Shiner with a slow retrieve.
by grubowski
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: To use or not to use: Nail Polish to touch up lures and hooks?
Replies: 16
Views: 3184

Re: To use or not to use: Nail Polish to touch up lures and hooks?

I just make all my own jigs and paint them with powder paint. They look nicer and it holds up much better than vinyl paint.
by grubowski
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: UPDATED 10.7.18 My 39/39 Challenge has ended.
Replies: 82
Views: 7007

Re: UPDATED 9.3.18 My 39/39 Challenge has begun!

I’m not too worried Thurston and Mason are pretty close and they have lots of opportunities, not to mention Lewis and Pierce if I’m up for a longer drive. I do like catching most anything, though bass are still my favorite for sure. The good thing about the area is there aren’t too many people and i...
by grubowski
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: UPDATED 10.7.18 My 39/39 Challenge has ended.
Replies: 82
Views: 7007

Re: UPDATED 9.3.18 My 39/39 Challenge has begun!

That's good to know there are some in Lake Sylvia. I'm actually moving to Montesano next week and I can practically walk there from our place. I'll definitely check it out (I don't mind catching some of the big trout in there either). That's sadly what I heard about Duck Lake too. I was hoping you'd...
by grubowski
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: UPDATED 10.7.18 My 39/39 Challenge has ended.
Replies: 82
Views: 7007

Re: UPDATED 9.1.18 My 39/39 Challenge has begun!

[biggrin] That’s pretty funny stuff. I was happy to discover made to order omelettes at the cafeteria when I moved to day shift. Totally worth losing my differential [biggrin]
by grubowski
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: UPDATED 10.7.18 My 39/39 Challenge has ended.
Replies: 82
Views: 7007

Re: UPDATED 9.1.18 My 39/39 Challenge has begun!

Nice! My wife and I were both offered jobs in Port Angeles before we were offered jobs down around Olympia. One of my main reservations about Clallam was the lack of bass. I’ve always been curious about it. Out of curiosity, where did you get your bass in Grays Harbor? Not a ton of options in this c...
by grubowski
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: 2018 Not Quite Trophy But Still Nice Bass Pictures Gallery
Replies: 39
Views: 5493

Re: 2018 Not Quite Trophy But Still Nice Bass Pictures Gallery

Thanks! I think I’m beginning to figure out these Washington bass. So far it’s been quite different than eastern Idaho.
by grubowski
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: 2018 Not Quite Trophy But Still Nice Bass Pictures Gallery
Replies: 39
Views: 5493

Re: 2018 Not Quite Trophy But Still Nice Bass Pictures Gallery

Seeing as this thread hasn’t seen a post in awhile, I’ll put one up. Caught these last Monday out in the smoke. They weighed in at 5, 4, and 3lbs. The 5 inhaled a knock off of a Grande Bass Airtail Rattler that I made, the 4 on a jig that I made and the 3 on a Picasso Shock Blade.
by grubowski
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: UPDATED 10.7.18 My 39/39 Challenge has ended.
Replies: 82
Views: 7007

Re: UPDATED 8.14.18 My 39/39 Challenge has begun!

If it’s too big for your new truck it will likely be too big for me. I just have a little RAV4 so it will probably need to be on the small side. I’m curious about your modifications though.
by grubowski
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: UPDATED 10.7.18 My 39/39 Challenge has ended.
Replies: 82
Views: 7007

Re: UPDATED 8.14.18 My 39/39 Challenge has begun!

I just had a similar conversation with my sister about a disappointing photography outing she took into the Utah mountains where she didn’t get the shots she wanted. Sometimes we get so caught up in our hobbies and put so much pressure on ourselves that we completely forget that it’s supposed to be ...
by grubowski
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: What is "deep" to you?
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: What is "deep" to you?

20-30 feet. I don’t think I’ve gone deeper than that.
by grubowski
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: UPDATED 10.7.18 My 39/39 Challenge has ended.
Replies: 82
Views: 7007

Re: UPDATED 8.7.18 My 39/39 Challenge has begun!

You're getting close. I'm impressed. I once had a big goal, though not quite as involved as this one. My goal was to catch 2000 fish in the year 2000. I didn't make it so the next year I tried for 2001 fish in the year 2001. I kept falling maybe 150 fish short until the year 2010 when I got somethin...
by grubowski
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Bass fishing in Kitsap County Area
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Bass fishing in Kitsap County Area

I love the markings on them when they come out of clear water. Sounds like I’ll have to brave the swells in my tube. Luckily I get a lot of weekdays off so that should help.