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...>>
I just had to try it! Off to Sprague Lake in an effort to catch a big trout…I only wanted "one" 4-6 pounder. Ha! The forecast was for light winds, a critical element for fishing Sprague Lake. The sun was out, water temperature was 56° and there was a bug hatch throughout the afternoon that only intensified as the day warmed. I was surprised to see very little surface activity, because there were so many darn bugs hatching; I called it quits by 5pm. I fished 2 rods most of the day and fished different depths, changed speeds, trolled wedding rings/spinners, tossed numerous flies/patterns, cast jigs, and wet a worm or two…only 1 bite while I was in the middle of day-dreaming or asleep at the wheel. From my experience and observations, I can only assume the fish are eating well, thrive on the abundant aquatic food sources, and are quite finicky. This lake requires experimentation, patience, and a little luck. Oh well, I had 2 out of 3.