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Columbia River Master Series

A series covering all the major pools of the Columbia River, season by season.

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...

“Random” Rock Piles

I used to believe in "random" rock piles too.  I spent years pussy footing around on trolling motor only through all the backwater sloughs,...

Reid and Biagi Run Away with ABA Washington East Opener

Robert Reid and Donny Biagi are both relatives of the bass fishing Nixon family - Larry, Leland, and Paul to name a few.  Donny's...

Columbia River: Dealing with Springtime Run Off

Let's just start this off with the bad news.  There is nothing more difficult in bass fishing than trying to catch them in muddy,...

Introducing the Columbia River Master Series

It's with a great deal of respect that I'm taking this on. I suspect that this is the first and only in depth chronicling of the Columbia River as a bass fishery. I also suspect this will take me the rest of my life and it will never be complete.