2019 Northwest Sportshow

A fun family outing to the Northwest Sportshow this past Saturday! We stopped at the Hi Tempo Snowsports & Watersports booth first checking out the latest Hobie Outback model and catching up with my friends Jay Suhsen and Grant Carston.

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Cold Morning Bassin’

Brrr… It’s a cold morning when every few casts the rod guides/eyelets freeze over. Bass were still chomping though. This one on a jig and an Adrenaline Bug!

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Bass ‘n Jigs

One word to describe today’s fishing…JIGS!! Except for one lone small bass caught on a spinnerbait earlier in the morning, the bass were stacked up shallow in the trees and deep in the pads. The only thing they seemed to want was a brown flipping jig rigged with an X Zone Lures Adrenaline Bug applied with Baitmate Fish Attractant BiteStick Max. Chilly day but well worth the effort on this fine fall day.

Channel Catfish

Fishing a small bass lake, this chunky channel cat was a surprise catch! This one slammed a squarebill crank not too far from my canoe.

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Late Summer Bassin’

A bit of an hiatus from fishing but it felt great to be back on the water! The bass bit well all day.

Bassin’ from a Boat

Swapped the canoe out for an outing this evening on my buddy Daniel’s boat. We caught a few bass, all on jigs and a live bait rig in deeper water. Bass were schooled together around 15 feet on the perimeter of a hump. They wanted a jig dropped vertically or live bait dangling on their nose for them to bite. They wouldn’t take any kind of horizontal presentation. Fun evening!

 

 

River Smallie over Lunch

Today I decided to take my lunch hour and headed down to the river behind my building and fished the rocky shoreline. Caught a couple small bass and lost a slab black crappie that was well over a pound when he flipped off a rock and back in the river it went.