Are you ready to catch some bass?

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species' started by Big E, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Randall Clark

    Randall Clark Active Member

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    For the Columbia River, my rod of choice is my Fenwick FF857 with a shooting head on it. THat rod will throw any line from a 6wt to an 8wt really well (I prefer it with a 7), I've also managed just fine with a 5/6wt for most fish although down on the Umpqua, I ran into a few that had me wishing for something a little beefier. I can't really speak for the LMB since I really only target SMBs.
     
  2. Top in my class

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    WOW did you really tie all of those!?!?!?!?!

    NICE JOB!
    So will one of those big cone headed streamers do the trick opn some lake bass?
     
  3. quadradomus

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    As far as fishing lake WA. from a float tube, I want to point you to an area that is great during the spawn, and easily handled in a float tube. I am totally spacing out though on the name of the area. It is located on the Eastern edge of the East channel. This would be due East from the Mercer Island launch. There is also a public boat launch about a 5 minute "Tube Kick " from this fishing location. Basicly it is a area of water that looks like the canals of Venice. It is sort of a street that is cut out through the water, lined with beautiful homes on each side. The width of a typical asphalt street, but it's water. It goes for a block, then turns and goes down another, "Water--street/canal" and turns again. Shallow enough to fish by fly, for sure. I don't recall any lilly pad fields, but it is lined with moored boats, just like cars on a street. Overhanging boat covers, which fish hide under. Anyway, it's totally comfortable for a tube.
     
  4. guitarfisher

    guitarfisher Jeff W.

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    Hey Quad - nice to hear from you over on this site ;)

    The area you describe sounds like Newport, adjacent to Newcastle Beach Park, just south of the I-90 East Channel Bridge.
     
  5. Jay Burman

    Jay Burman Fly Fisher, Bon Vivant, Layabout.

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    I am so ready. It seems a bit early. I usually expect the smallies to get active in early to mid May when the wter temp hits about 53 degrees.
     
  6. Tim Lockhart

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    Crossed paths with this one two days ago (water was low 50's). Big open shoal over weeds, small goat leech:

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  7. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey Ford, was that a "surprise" catch? Not bad. Have I been where that fish lives?
     
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    Not a surprise and not a place you've been. If he lived there that would be one helluva nightmare.
     
  9. Loren Jensen

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    Nice work, Ford.

    Loren
     
  10. Top in my class

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    do cone headed wolley buggers work really good on lakes for bass??
     
  11. Shawn West

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    Cone head buggers will work fine. a black body is my most productive color. Having some crawfish colored buggers in your arsenal would also be a good idea.

    Shawn
     
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    Thanks Shawnn
    so what kind of size cone head bugger should i be throwing out there??
     
  13. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    thats what she sad!
     
  14. Shawn West

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    The cone size should match the size of the hook. I do not have a chart with cone/hook size chart, but there may be something out there. Your local fly shop should be able to answer that question for you. I usually use beadheads or just wrap .025 lead 20 times around a #4 streamer hook. If you do the lead, wrap the lead around the forward portion of the fly. Be sure to leave room around the eye of the hook to tie off your fly.

    Shawn