• New Bass book from long time NWFR Bob Johansen..

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 #239302  by The Quadfather
 Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:07 pm
Wow! This is really great! I had noticed in a recent lake report, a fellow angler from NWFR has written a book on Washington state bass fishing. I immediatlly ordered it via Amazon. Book just came today.

For those of you not familiar, Bob in my opinion at least, is a HUGE silent supporter of this website, NWFR. So many of the lake maps, and SO many of the lake descriptions that you read, when you open a lake up via the website, and want to read a bit about the lake access, or what species inhabit a lake, etc. Many of these were written by Bob. He has kept a written journal of sorts, covering his experience on more lakes than you can count, all over the state. Going back YEARS! Many times when you log a report for bass fishing, Bob may come in there and comment about what his journal shows for his own experience on the same lake in years past.

Here is a link to his book; https://www.amazon.com/Washington-Bass- ... b+Johansen

The book lists numerous lakes in ALL areas of the state it seems. The lake discussion and fishing discussion is sometimes brief, but other times very in depth. What I liked very much about the book is that it really has a lot of information about various aspects of bass fishing techniques, and also a section on sort of dispelling rumors. I'm referring to if someone says that you cannot fish bass 'gear' from a fly rod, Bob will go on to discuss how with an 8wt rod, you can certainly throw some various forms of bass 'gear' as opposed to only bass 'flies' (I appreciated that story)
It reads as if written from a guy who would be in your boat. Not like a general author who knows a little about various things.

Anyway, a great read and tool for the arsenal.

Thanks again Bob for all of your history, and what you bring to the fishing community! =D> =D>
 #239308  by Mike Carey
 Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:42 pm
yes, Bob has provided a lot to NWFR members over the years and I have been very fortunate to have him as a fishing buddy, showing me bass lakes and techniques that improved my skills. I was lucky enough to make a few videos with him as well.

The book is well worth the money and a great way to say "thanks" to a long time NWFR member, now pushing (I believe) 88 years young. [thumbsup]
 #239508  by Amx
 Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:26 pm
I'd forgotten about the book, and couldn't get it back when it became available. So I just ordered it. [thumbsup] It'll be great reading. Thanks Bob.