Bass fishing on the fly

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  1. saltchuck

    saltchuck New Member

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    Regarding smallmouth bass I have 3 words for you - JOHN DAY RIVER. Check one of the recent NW Flyfishing magazines (I can't remember which one but it might have been Summer of 2002) for more details on this central Oregon river and how to access it. :thumb
     
  2. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Thanks for the info.
    I just ordered back issues of Northwest FlyFishing. It looks like the Fall 2002 has an article on the John Day and the Summer 2000 features the Columbia smallmouth fishery.
     
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    FYI - I've got a fishing buddy who does an annual multi-day float down the John Day in late summer and claims that 100 fish days are common. It would be hard to believe except that he's got photos and video to prove it. I asked him why he bothered with the video at all if the fishing was that good since he used about 1-1/2 hours of tape. His answer - he needed a break every now and then from casting and from catching fish.

    I'm scheduled to go with him this year to see for myself...sounds like I'll need to hit the gym with my casting arm first though.......;-)
     
  4. Sean Beauchamp

    Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    bass fishing near everett??? if you have a float tube you can get into some of the funnest lake fishing available in the area thsi summer. explore flowing lake and you will be rewarded. not many fish but man are there some hawgs!! ignore the lily pads near the public boat launch (for the most part) as i have had minimal success there. right across from the public launch there is a patch of lily pads that eventually turns into a row of docks. sneak up on the docks and pepper the water between the pads and the docks. i have noticed many a hawg crusing that area. try fishing a popper along the dock edges or drag a large bugger or erratically strip a clouser along the inside weedline. another good spot is in the cove adjacent to the state park. back in the NW corner there is an inlet (or outlet?) that is choked with lily pads and upright pillars. break out the 8weight here with a stout leader and try for a hawg catching some shade. also the inside weedline of the massive weedbed located off of the point of the northern shoreline is prime. basically if you had 3 or 4 hours to fish the lake i would put my money on the entire northern shoreline starting from the state park launch and extending west all along the shoreline. tight lines and good luck!!! release any biggies as they are most important to the future of the fishery!! private message me if you are interested in any more info on snohomish county bass fishing.

    ~sean~
     

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