Shad are here! In the past week my friend and I have caught over 500 shad at Cascade Locks, and around hooked around 15 salmon but landed only 6, none were kept. Chartruse yarn is the key! To fish at Cascade Locks, you need a rig like this: 4oz Cannon ball, 12" up a Treble Hook with Yarn, and 12" above that another and another. Fish have been in the top zone, about 6 feet under the surface. Casting as close to the wall as possible has been key!
Good luck out there!
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Well if we learned anything that day, that would be that Fish bite when you least expect it. We were fishing 4" gary yamamoto senkos weightless for about an hour and we just started talking and fooling around. Jake Erdmann made a half-hearted cast and kept talking to me, I was looking at him and see his rod SLAM down. At first I thought he was just messing around when he said "Fish on!" but I stood corrected as this monster bass jumped and made an epic headshake. Skyler grabs its bottom jaw and Jake almost jumped out of his socks when he saw the size of it.
We have been trying to catch bass this size since last summer and have had many failed attempts... But we finally did it.
Great fish Jake! and I hope theres many more to come...