First pontoon and first smallie for 2011

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species' started by Shawn West, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Shawn West

    Shawn West Active Member

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    I recently purchased a pontoon. It took me 18 months to get one, but when my 21 year old Bucks Bag tube died a horrible death last fall, I needed something to get me out on the water. I got to take her out on her maiden voyage today. We ended up launching on a small lake next to the Columbia.

    I was not really expecting a whole lot. The water temp was 46 degrees. The wind was howling. On my third cast, I land this...
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    I love fishing the polar fibre Clouser. I ended up catching 2 smallies on the Clouser. I also caught 7 more on a SimiSeal Leech. I can't wait until the water gets warmer.
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    I like the coloring on this one. The red is the reflection from my toon.

    Shawn
     
  2. Kevin J. Burnham

    Kevin J. Burnham Active Member

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    Awesome !! Great area down there and good fishing !!
     
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    Nice Bronzies!
     
  4. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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  5. Tim Lockhart

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    Good looking fish.....and amen on the Simi Seal Leech! I consider it a Kastmaster among flies, universal as it gets.
     
  6. Loren Jensen

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    nice bronzebacks
     
  7. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    nice all I could find in those lakes were 6 inchers!
     
  8. Shawn West

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    PM sent

    Shawn
     
  9. ribka

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    nice

    great colors
     
  10. Jay Burman

    Jay Burman Experienced Ne'r do well and Layabout.

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    Very nice! Congrats!
     
  11. LadyAngler

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    Sweet!!

    Love those Small Mouths.