Well I haven't been able to get out much due to weather and social life. But last weekend the weather was amazing! So I decided to trek to Blue Lake. Fishing has been off the hook there! I caught 3 rainbows and lost a few more. All on white power eggs 2 feet off the bottom. My friend Skyler is the trout MASTER, no joke, and he caught around 12 that weekend.
The next day I went to salish ponds with Jake Erdmann for carp and stuff. Fished with bread on a hair rig. Got a few line bites but no hook ups. :( Might I say that Bluegill have started appearing along with the warmer weather. I saw a nice looking Largemouth while I was walking along the banks. Big sheila she was, scowering the weedbeds probably looking for food. I have yet to catch her.
This weekend should be great! Saturday I dont' know what I have planned but I will probably be taking out the Athena to blue lake in pursuit of Trout and Bass. Sunday is May 1st the first day of the official 2011 Sport reward fishery for Pikeminnow! Chances are I'll be heading to search around Bonnieville and such.
Until then, tight lines.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Here she is... The FV Athena! Named after the greek god Athena. She's a great raft. Fit's 3 people comfortable and I can row for miles. We took her into blue lake and the columbia and she runs fine! Can't wait till summer to really put her to the ultimate test!
Well finally I am able to upload pictures of a mirror carp I caught yesterday! I wish fishing with my 4 buddies, Jake, Skyler, Pavel and Ivan. I won't say exactly how many carp we caught, but it was more then 5, believe me. I've never seen anything like it! Nice sunny day and warm weather. Right around 70 degrees.
When we landed this first fish, we were yelling and jumping all around! I don't think I have yelled so much since the last football game in october.
I'm going trout fishing tomorrow at Canby Pond. :) I'll have pictures hopefully!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
On Friday I went to the John day river for catfish. I fished the lower river about 3 miles from the mouth. Water was really high and muddy! I arrived at like 6pm and started fishing. I was using shrimp from safeway cut in half. For the first day I fished till 11pm, and I caught 1 channel catfish, and about 20 bullheads. The next morning started fishing at 5am, only a few bullheads. The wind was howling at 27 mph both days and there was some wind during the night. The water was brown and cold.
I'll give it a try in 3 or 4 weeks...