- Apr 10, 2009
- Springfield, Oregon
Me and the other Andy(Windburnt) Got to gether and decided to try some early bassing. Got the boat ready the night before and were on the road before 8 and had the boat launched around 10 (just noticed i need to daylight savings my camera clock). After a quick trip (Having a 15 instead of a 6 sure does help) across the mostly calm lake we headed up the fiddle arm for some bass. right as the wind started to blow a bit. Good thing the arms and coves are mostly wind proof. Used the electric motor to hug the bank and fish around some structure. haden't used the electric much on my test run of the boat the other day but it works well and i like it when standing and casting to manuvere around and its stealthy. I managed to get an early run coho on a white spinnerbait. Just kidding it was just a smolt. And we fished that arm hard for a while with a few more small bites from small fish on big lures. Headed back out under the railroad bridge into some choppy water and went up and fish another sheltered cove for a bit before heading up the maple arm. As we left the sheltered cove the sun finally broke through the clouds and we had some parlty sunny skies for the afternoon. The maple arm was somewhat protected but was breezey. We would just ride the wind into the shore motor out and repeat. Even my anchor didn't slow us fown much dragging the soft bottom and weeds. Andy managed to get 2 nice cuttrought before we decided to run back through the chop to another spot. I don't know why you can never get a good picture of how rough the water is so we took a few videos but the still don't show it all. It was some rough water and i have been out in that kind of water with my last boat and got a lot of water in so My new boat passed the test. Its higher sides a big help. Fished around the little island out of the wind and then even went into the river for a bit. Even though we were after bass all we got was the one coho smolt, 2 cutties and several hits from trout/smolts that you would feel and then see a small silvery flash out by your monster bass lure. Kiska had a blast and so did we. After a long day on the water drinking beers we called it quits right before it rained and went to rileys for some more beer and real food. I had a huge ribeye with all the fixings. man that made a day out without much to show for it really worth it. Enjoy the pics and I will try to figure out how to upload a video.