Breaking Down an Upland Reservoir

When things seems big and overwhelming, it's time to break them down into smaller, more manageable parts.

Dealing with Ice-Out Turnover

Ice-Out turnover is not a new phenomena, but depending on where you live, maybe you are just noticing it. Simply put,...

Top 5 Baits for Potholes Reservoir in April

Hollow Bodied Frog While it can be a little "hero or zero", the hollow-bodied frog should always be...

5 Reasons Why Potholes Reservoir Will Continue to Frustrate You

You Will Get Overwhelmed With The "Eye Candy" Potholes is famous for inducing the "Potholes Wander" where you run...

Early Spring at Crow Butte

Clark, October 20, 1805 ... A cool morning wind S. W. we concluded to delay untill after brackfast which we were obliged to make...

Settling In

I retired some three years ago.  Although most of the readership hasn't quite reached that epic part of life, here are some thoughts: It...

Spawning Smallmouth – Lessons Learned

Below is a video summary of a why smalllmouth fishing on beds is not as easy as many make it out to be.  There...

7 Proven Pre-Spawn Baits for Upland Reservoirs

Upland reservoirs provide some of the earliest pre-spawn opportunities for bass anglers. Here are seven of the most effective categories of baits to get your...

Smallmouth on the Inside Edge

First of all, we need to start off with a little myth-busting.  When it's hot and sunny and it's two o'clock in the afternoon...

Finding and Fishing Rock Piles on the River

From a recent summertime outing on the Columbia River, I go through a basic approach to locating and fishing offshore rock piles using side...

When Google Earth Doesn’t Work

We've spent a lot of time on GOA looking at all of the ways to utilize Google Earth, and while it is a great...

5 Things You Should Be Using on the River This Summer

Soft Plastic Jerkbait Ok, sure, I think the Zoom Super Fluke is the number one option here, but that doesn't mean it's the only option....

How to Read and Understand River Levels on the Columbia –...

We laid out some of the basics for reading water levels on the Columbia in Part 1.  Part II gets into some more advanced...

How to Read and Understand River Levels on the Columbia –...

The Columbia River, despite having been "tamed" by the dams is still a dynamic river.  Even those sections that seem more "lake-like" are still...

Moses Lake In June

A look at a few of the primary patterns in June for this popular tournament destination. Froggin' Whether guarding fry or bed guarding or feeding up...

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