columbia smallies

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species' started by P.Dieter, May 24, 2011.

  1. P.Dieter

    P.Dieter Just Another Bubba

    Over the weekend we camped at Horn Rapids and fished sloughs and back channels from Vantage to Goldendale. Carp are just getting to the spawn in the warmer spots and were very hard to pick up between sex on the brain, wind and murky water. Fishing around wind turbine farms...guess we all know what that can be like. But damn it was fun to get out on the east side. The new-to-me Murdich Minnow was a lot of fun to fish, very visual fishing with so much unweighted flash.

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  2. Shawn West

    Shawn West Active Member

    Very nice pictures. That fly looks killer. Obviously the bass agree. I may have to tie up a few for future bass excursions.

    Shawn
     
  3. Good stuff! Try any topwater?
     
  4. ganglyangler

    ganglyangler Bird Dogs and Fly Rods

    Very nice... love tha third shot!
     
  5. Kevin J. Burnham

    Kevin J. Burnham Active Member

    Right on !!
     
  6. P.Dieter

    P.Dieter Just Another Bubba

    Nope. The unweighted minnows provided a similar experience though.
     
  7. ribka

    ribka Active Member

    Nice pics there
    Looks like a lot of fun. Very frustrating seeing 100's of carp when they spawn and they wont take a fly /lure
     
  8. Joe Smolt

    Joe Smolt Member

    Beautiful fish....beautiful pictures
     
  9. P.Dieter

    P.Dieter Just Another Bubba

    having a great time these days combining fishing and photography it makes for full trips.
     
  10. Jay Burman

    Jay Burman Experienced Ne'r do well and Layabout.

    Terrific photos! Great fishing trip! Awesome post!
     
  11. Jay Burman

    Jay Burman Experienced Ne'r do well and Layabout.

    Where can I get a Murdick Minnow?
     
  12. P.Dieter

    P.Dieter Just Another Bubba

  13. Salmon Candy

    Salmon Candy Member

    Matt,
    I raised one smallmouth on a spun deerhair,rubber-legged bug and another struck the BananaRama as soon as it landed.

    Let me know when you get the smallmouth itch and I'll tell you about a couple of interesting places.
     
  14. Jay Burman

    Jay Burman Experienced Ne'r do well and Layabout.

    I finally tied up some Murdich Minnows and took em fishing. They worked great. I landed 10 Smallies, 2 of which were 2-3 Lbs. I finally wore out the only 2 I tied so I came home and tied a few more, plus I added a new color. Next week I'll give Banks Lake another shot unless I can figure out a closer spot. Any suggestions?