Friday, June 17 2011 1:35 PM EDT2011-06-17 17:35:59 GMT
Ahhh, Banks Lake! Dad and I hooked into some nice Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass there last week.>>
Ahhh, Banks Lake! Dad and I hooked into some nice Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass there last week. Warming water temperatures are key this time of year for catching those bass as they head for the shallows and begin to make their beds. Click on the picture for the full story...>>
Tuesday, May 24 2011 7:19 PM EDT2011-05-24 23:19:36 GMT
I spent yesterday Northern Pike fishing on a 15 mile stretch of the Pend Oreille River from south of Usk, through Cusick, and north toward Ruby. There were a few empty trailers at the Cusick boat launch and the boats on the river appeared to be doing the same thing we were…>>
A typical opening day on this lake (2007 photo) can be quite busy, but a few weeks later, the fishing pressure relaxes quite a bit. This year is much the same....It's was a beautiful spring day on West Medical Lake and I'm trying to hook into one of the 2150 large trout plants within this serene, 230-acre body of water...>>
Did you go fishing when the temperatures rose last week? I managed to get out to Badger Lake twice (May 8th & 10th) and found some sweet fishing! The first day was a short 3-hour trip around midday with time spent investigating different sections of the entire lake. I got into several average sized trout, but the next day, I released about 25 fish (Rainbows & Cutthroats)… of which the biggest was 18". The trollers who called it quits about the same time as me were proud to proclaim a 35-fish day (of which they kept 7 nice Rainbows). Observations & Tips: Over those 2 days, the water temperature rose slightly from 49° to 51° (a favorable indicator), the bite was really hot at around 3-5pm for my ruby bead-headed olive bugger, and the south end of the lake (boat launch/public fishing) definitely produced more bites.