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The Best Small Stream Fishing in Washington (Part 2 of trout fishing series)

These 5 Small Stream Creeks and Rivers Give the Classic Fly Fishing Experience

Small Stream By Will Jukes

Updated. We spend a lot of time around here talking about fishing the big rivers in the Columbia River basin, or the open waters of the Pacific Coast.  And why wouldn’t we?  They’re great fisheries, and unique to small streamthe Pacific Northwest.  Small stream fishing – little fish, tight casts, long hikes and 2 to 4-weight rods – often takes a backseat.  It’s easy enough to find those streams in other states, places like Colorado, Idaho and Montana.  So why spend time on that when Washington has so much of its own fishing to offer? Continue reading The Best Small Stream Fishing in Washington (Part 2 of trout fishing series)

Bass Anglers and Inline Spinnerbaits: A Love-Hate Relationship

Weighing the Pros and Cons of These Classic Lures

By Ben Team

Many lures have a narrow range of efficacy.  Floating frogs, for example, are often extremely productive for catching black bass, but they are unlikely to fill your stringer with crappies, bluegill or catfish.

By contrast, other lures catch virtually anything that swims.  Inline spinnerbaits are a great example.  Perhaps most commonly used to elicit strikes from cold-water species like trout and salmon, they also catch stripers, walleyes, perch, pike, muskies and other warm water fish.  They even work for saltwater species. Continue reading Bass Anglers and Inline Spinnerbaits: A Love-Hate Relationship

The Basic Parts of Bass Jigs

Breaking Down a Bass Jig

By Ben Team

Can I be honest? I probably like shopping for bass jigs more than I like fishing with them.

Don’t get me wrong – when the bite’s slow and the fish are clinging to the bottom, I have been known to chuck a jig or two.  However, I would much rather be walking a spook-style topwater lure across the surface or pulling a spinnerbait right back under it than sitting there hopping a lure and waiting for a subtle bite. Continue reading The Basic Parts of Bass Jigs

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How to Choose the Right Lake

Catch Your Target Fish by Finding its Companions

By Debbie Kay

If you’re a lake fisher in a place with lots of choices, how do you choose the right lake for you?  Stocked vs. wild, catch-and-release vs. keepers, and remote but pristine vs. busy but accessible are just some of the things that you might consider when choosing the right lake.  Lucky for you, there have been some universities, like Missouri and Minnesota, who have been tracking where you can find the biggies.  One of the best ways to choose the right lake is to see what else is there.  Here are some tips for some of your favorite lake species. Continue reading How to Choose the Right Lake

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