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

    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...

    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.
    I like the coloring on this one. The red is the reflection from my toon.

  2. Kevin J. Burnham

    Kevin J. Burnham Active Member

    Awesome !! Great area down there and good fishing !!
  3. scottflycst

    scottflycst Active Member

    Nice Bronzies!
  4. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

  5. Tim Lockhart

    Tim Lockhart Working late at The Office

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

    Loren Jensen Active Member

    nice bronzebacks
  7. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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

    Shawn West Active Member


    PM sent

  9. ribka

    ribka Active Member


    great colors
  10. Jay Burman

    Jay Burman Experienced Ne'r do well and Layabout.

    Very nice! Congrats!
  11. LadyAngler

    LadyAngler New Member


    Love those Small Mouths.