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February 2004

If I had to label one area where fly fisherman spend too much money it would have to be on all the tools, knick knacks and gizmo’s we stuff our vests with. We simply buy too many things that we don’t really need. When you are hiking around all day on a river or are kicking around in your float tube, you learn to appreciate that less is more which is the point of this article. So what exactly ...[more]

In the last report that was posted here, it started out saying that I had been getting some good reports on the perch fishing and I couldn’t wait to see for myself how things were going this winter. Well, I have made a couple of trips now and things are shaping up for another great year for perch fishing in the Columbia Basin. The perch bite on the Winchester Wasteway, which is about half way b...[more]

January 2004

I love to fly fish but I refuse to spend large amounts of money in order to pursue my passion. I know people who would think nothing of buying a $500 fly rod, $200 reel and then drop $400 on a fishing guide. Not me!!!! I strive to get the performance I need from my gear but at a much lower price. Fly fishing should not be so cost prohibitive that it excludes people based purely on their disposable...[more]

LEARN QUICK, PROVEN TECHNIQUES TO KEEP YOUR CRANKBAIT, TOPWATER, JIG, WORM, BLADE BAIT AND SPINNERBAIT HOOKS RAZOR SHARP! No matter what your skill level is, beginner, intermediate or advanced tournament angler, ultimately your final connection to a fish is by a hook. The hook is what brings a striking fish into the boat and this fact makes sharp hook knowledge one of the most important conside...[more]

A Complete Guide to the SAFETY, EQUIPMENT & TECHNIQUES OF ICE FISHING Few fishing styles offer as much action and success as ice fishing. Angling on "hard water" is a fast-growing sport and the techniques are simple to master for any angler. Outings on ice almost always produce, plus a fishing trip is great medication for advanced cases of the winter condition known as "cabin fever". Prepara...[more]

December 2003

Another year come and gone and I'm still at it. This will be the start of my seventh year running this web site. Looking back at the past year a few things stand out. First - readership. As amazed as I am each year, I figure the site must be topping out. But then I get the monthly stats and they end up running 20% ahead of the previous year! Where are all you anglers coming from? This year I'm pro...[more]

November 2003

As you know, I have been getting some reports about good perch fishing lately, and I am really anxious to get out and see for myself just how good the fishing is. The following is a description of a trip about this time last year, when Eileen and I headed to the Winchester Wasteway. We didn’t get there until about two in the afternoon, but we had time to give the fishing a good test. We he...[more]

September 2003

Tiger muskies are a hybrid of muskellunge and northern pike. They are large fish that can grow to over 4-feet in length and 30+ lbs. The game dep't stocks them to control squawfish and carp, and provide an exciting sport fishery. Tiger muskies are sterile and can't reproduce. Lakes can only support a very limited number (less than 1 adult fish per surface acre), so all tiger muskies should be ...[more]

I guide year round on Lake Chelan in North Central Washington, primarily by trolling for Lake Trout. I mostly fish at depths ranging from 100 to 300 feet. I am fishing for very well fed fish that will not compete for food, and most certainly will not pursue a meal aggressively. These are almost always neutral to negative fish. When people ask me about how to fish this lake effectively, I always, a...[more]

The attention of most anglers here in North Central Washington is still on summer run and fall run salmon. Many are closely watching the dam counts for the number of steelhead that are moving upstream, in anticipation of another season for these prized fish in our region. The counts are encouraging and there is little doubt that we well see a season opening as early as October 1st. Kn...[more]

August 2003

Spoon jigging is one of the deadliest lure-and technique combinations ever devised for catching bass in deep water and around vertical structure such as steep cliffs or sunken forests. It is not necessarily an easy technique to master, but the rewards are great as few bass can resist the enticing action of a spoon bouncing up and down. A jigging spoon such as the Krocodile®, Mr. Champ® or Cripple...[more]

July 2003

Take a Kid Fishing! July 20, 2003 By Mike Carey If you had a fortunate youth then perhaps one activity you got to enjoy was going fishing with a parent, brother, sister, or best friend. Long lazy days spent soaking a worm, waiting for a fish to take the bobber under filled my summers. The anticipation of getting up early in the morning (after staying up late to catch night crawlers...[more]