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by ttb31183
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance or Hummingbird
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Re: Lowrance or Hummingbird

Both of them make great units and I agree with the advice of sticking with what you already have. Your Gen2 HDS will be very similar to just about any newer Lowrance unit and that will help you get the most out of it.
by ttb31183
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Deep Jerkbaits
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Deep Jerkbaits

This fall I started relying more on deep jerkbaits once the water got colder and plan to continue to explore them next year. Typically I use the standard 110 or 120 size jerkbaits that get down to 5 or 6 feet, but the deeper versions really produced well this year for me. What are some of your favor...
by ttb31183
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone using underwater cameras
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Anyone using underwater cameras

The FishSens Sondecam is cool and you can view on your Lowrance units.

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by ttb31183
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Spokane Bass Club End of the Year Awards
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Spokane Bass Club End of the Year Awards

Each year in December the Spokane Bass Club has their year end award banquet. We have raffles, food, laughs and also give out the awards for the year. This year we had five plaques given out; 1st, 2nd and 3rd in angler of the year points and an award for the biggest smallmouth and biggest largemouth...
by ttb31183
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Long Pauses for Jerkbaits
Replies: 9
Views: 1221

Re: Long Pauses for Jerkbaits

https://sdfish.com/forums/attachments/image-jpeg.82063/ yeah, two weeks ago I couldn't get them to eat the frog anymore down here, so went jerkbait. Not too good at it, but got a new PB in numbers after 2/3rds of a day, 57. But got it down pretty good, and landed 70 last week, upping the PB by quit...
by ttb31183
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best phenix jerkbait rod
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Best phenix jerkbait rod

I've been using the 6'8 ML Recon 683 with a Curado 70 and it is great for smaller jerkbaits like you mentioned. Everything up to a Vision 110 is great and the length is just right.
by ttb31183
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Long Pauses for Jerkbaits
Replies: 9
Views: 1221

Re: Long Pauses for Jerkbaits

Nice! We're in a similar situation out here in Colorado. Enjoying the open water fishing while we can assuming the winter hammer is going to drop any day now. What jerkbaits were you guys using? I have my go-to jerkbaits, but always looking for some new baits to add to the line up. Yes, same situat...
by ttb31183
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Long Pauses for Jerkbaits
Replies: 9
Views: 1221

Re: Long Pauses for Jerkbaits

mark poulson wrote:Soooo....what's your vacation spot?


Vegas. Need some sun.
by ttb31183
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Long Pauses for Jerkbaits
Replies: 9
Views: 1221

Long Pauses for Jerkbaits

I made another trip out Friday to try for some December bass. That may not seem difficult to do if you live in California, but in my area of Washington, it is a rarity. Some years the lakes are frozen and people are already standing on the ice fishing in December, but not this year. They are still b...
by ttb31183
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Boat Company !!
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

Re: New Boat Company !!

interesting....guess we'll see soon enough!
by ttb31183
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 40-degree bass
Replies: 0
Views: 714

40-degree bass

Yesterday I posted about my struggles on my last trip out. 41-degree water and zero bass. Since my buddy Yah-Tsheng Moua has been catching them, I decided to ask him to go with me. What a difference between the two trips. The water actually got colder, the air was 33-degrees when we launched and sno...
by ttb31183
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Blade Baiting
Replies: 10
Views: 1294

Re: Blade Baiting

mark poulson wrote:
ttb31183 wrote:
mark poulson wrote:
It looks like a Binsky:

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Blade_Ba ... -ZLAN.html


It does. I'll have to ask and see which one it is. The crappie loved it


Ask him what size he was using, too.


It is indeed a 1/2 oz Binsky
by ttb31183
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Blade Baiting
Replies: 10
Views: 1294

Re: Blade Baiting

mark poulson wrote:
milehi wrote:What is that bait? I've been throwing silver buddys for years, great bait but don't know that one


It looks like a Binsky:

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Blade_Ba ... -ZLAN.html


It does. I'll have to ask and see which one it is. The crappie loved it
by ttb31183
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Late Late Season Fishing
Replies: 1
Views: 1571

Late Late Season Fishing

Yesterday I made it out to the lake and was greeted with 40.6-degree water temperature when I launched the boat. That made it very difficult for me to find any bass, but some people I know are still catching them...and big ones! The surprising thing is how shallow they are fishing and having success...
by ttb31183
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Blade Baiting
Replies: 10
Views: 1294

Re: Blade Baiting

milehi wrote:What is that bait? I've been throwing silver buddys for years, great bait but don't know that one


honestly not sure. That was my buddy who caught that one. My personal favorite blades are the Biovex Padas and the Bass Pro one.
by ttb31183
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Blade Baiting
Replies: 10
Views: 1294

Re: Blade Baiting

Gotta love the blade bait. I was introduced to it about 3 years ago on the Potomac. It's killer in the dead of the winter for bass. We used it a little on Berryessa the other day and my son caught a 3-4 lb largemouth out of 50 feet. Also hammered on the striper in the Delta with it last week in 20 ...
by ttb31183
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Blade Baiting
Replies: 10
Views: 1294

Blade Baiting

We've had a nice break in the weather this week and actually had a record high for Thanksgiving. Temps in the low 50's in late November is a rarity in Spokane so of course, I had to go fishing. The water is still cold, mid 40s, so the blade bait has been the best performer lately. We also caught a f...
by ttb31183
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spawning Kokanee
Replies: 0
Views: 508

Spawning Kokanee

This fall it seems like most of my smallmouth fishing has been centered around fish feeding on this little landlocked salmon. I have been keying on smallmouth eating them on lakes throughout Washington and Idaho and this last trip I got an up close look at the Kokanee that the bass have been eating....
by ttb31183
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: More detail added to Clear Lake....
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

Re: More detail added to Clear Lake....

mark poulson wrote:When will it show up on the Webapp? It still doesn't show your Delta updates.


It's live on the website now. Same place?

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by ttb31183
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: More detail added to Clear Lake....
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

Re: More detail added to Clear Lake....

mark poulson wrote:Will the Navionics Webapp be updated, too?


Yep. It will update across the board: ChartViewer (WebApp), ipad and phone app as well as those who update their cards for heir graphs.
by ttb31183
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 24lbs of Smallmouth
Replies: 4
Views: 1438

24lbs of Smallmouth

Friday was one of the best smallmouth days I have ever witnessed with 24lbs of smallmouth biting in one hour. Sure, it was Friday and wasn't a weekend with tons of boats out or wasn't "official" in a tournament, but it sure was fun. http://www.thebassbite.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/201...
by ttb31183
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Big Smallmouth
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Big Smallmouth

milehi wrote:Should have seen that. So the lakes freeze over? Curious way you quit smallmouth fishing


Yep, all of the smaller lakes freeze over. The bigger ones just freeze in bays. Really the biggest issue is finding somewhere to launch on alot of them when there is snow everywhere.
by ttb31183
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Big Smallmouth
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Big Smallmouth

milehi wrote:You on the eastern side?


Yep, Spokane
by ttb31183
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Big Smallmouth
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Big Smallmouth

Right now is my favorite time of year to be living in the Pacific Northwest. The weather is getting colder, half of the fisherman are out hunting, no pleasure boats and the smallmouth are chewing. I went out Friday and had two over 5lbs almost back to back from the same small underwater point. Its l...
by ttb31183
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Updating Charts
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Updating Charts

Thanks for the info. I bought the Navionics SD Card that I plug into my Lowrance unit. I have the Navionics app downloaded to my iPad and iPhone too, but it asks me to procure the service for $50. I thought when I bought the service for the SD Card the app service came free. Did I misunderstand? Th...
by ttb31183
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Input On Rain Gear
Replies: 15
Views: 1351

Re: Input On Rain Gear

Living in Washington, I basically live in my raingear in the spring and fall when I'm fishing. I have Gill bibs and jacket and they are awesome. Warm, very dry and lots of pockets.
by ttb31183
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Year of the Big Bass
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Year of the Big Bass

Not an expert on Washigton LMB fishing however lived in the Lake Washington area for about a year back '70. LMB back then were considered trash fish and never ran across another bass angler the year I fished lake Washington and it was excellent bass fishing back then. Trout, Steelhead and Salmon ar...
by ttb31183
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Year of the Big Bass
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Year of the Big Bass

I don't know much about Washington bass, but that is a healthy bass. Seems to be feeding well. I remember about 20+ years ago a friend moved to Washington state. He called me a few months later and said the bass fishing was excellent and nobody fishes for them, just salmon and trout! I'm sure that ...
by ttb31183
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Year of the Big Bass
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Year of the Big Bass

Good Lord that's a FAT bass. It's so frickin thick it almost looks like a smallmouth..lol. Thanks for the info though. Funny, it fits the same things I believe I should be looking for on the Delta right now based off some other information I've been reading on in the past day or so. It was very thi...
by ttb31183
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Year of the Big Bass
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Year of the Big Bass

HenderT wrote:That is an incredible catch!


Thanks!
by ttb31183
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Year of the Big Bass
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Year of the Big Bass

This season has been strange for me. I have caught tons of giant bass but have generally done pretty average in tournaments. In fact, I can recall three or four days when one fish was half of my total weight. I can't complain though, it has just been interesting that I can find one really good one a...
by ttb31183
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dworshak Reservoir Smallmouth
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Dworshak Reservoir Smallmouth

This past weekend I made my first trip to Dworshak Reservoir in Idaho for a club tournament. It is the home of their state record smallmouth at close to 10lbs! It is a remote fishery with hardly any cell service or basically anything but wildlife. Getting takes a series of steep drops into the canyo...
by ttb31183
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spokane Bass Club Dworshak Reservoir
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Spokane Bass Club Dworshak Reservoir

The Spokane Bass Club annual two-day event was held on Dworshak Reservoir in Idaho. The lake has a reputation for giant smallmouth and although nobody hooked into a true trophy, there were several quality fish brought in. All of the fish were thick, healthy and mean as they have started to feed heav...
by ttb31183
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Neko Rigging
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: Neko Rigging

I use the o-rings and just use various sizes for different worms. Have been thinking of using some sort of tubing like you mentioned to make them last a little longer and so the worms don't fly off.
by ttb31183
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WDFW's Plan to Remove Limits on Bass in Rivers
Replies: 0
Views: 296

WDFW's Plan to Remove Limits on Bass in Rivers

http://www.thebassbite.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/wdfw-logo3_t810.jpg The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife recently released an announcement that they were trying to simplify their fishing rules. This sounds like a great idea because their rules pamphlet is like a textbook. There ar...
by ttb31183
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spokane Bass Club - Pend Oreille River
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Spokane Bass Club - Pend Oreille River

Our September tournament was held on the Pend Oreille River out of Morton Slough. The cool fall temperatures should have made the fishing excellent, but the results did not show it. Most of the field reported catching numerous fish, but the big fish eluded us and didn't make it to the scales. Taking...
by ttb31183
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Kokanee Eaters
Replies: 0
Views: 868

Kokanee Eaters

Fall is basically here in the PNW and that means the smallies are going to be eating. Some of the best lakes in the area for smallmouth have one thing in common, plenty of kokanee. Just like the kokanee eaters in NorCal, the fish get really fat if kokanee are around. Lake Coeur d'Alene in Idaho and ...
by ttb31183
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trying Out a NU Jig
Replies: 2
Views: 1372

Re: Trying Out a NU Jig

I have thrown the NuTech jigs for a few years now and they are a phenomenal bait and they stand up to the hype given them! I just got back from a trip to Clear Lake and fished 1/2oz brown/orange combo football head and knocked the snot out of em. I did not catch any pigs this trip but they put seve...
by ttb31183
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trying Out a NU Jig
Replies: 2
Views: 1372

Trying Out a NU Jig

The weather is starting to cool and it is getting closer to my favorite time of year to fish, fall in the Northwest. I went out to a local lake the other day despite all of the smoke from the wildfires. We caught fish on a variety of different techniques and landed some nice largemouth and smallmout...
by ttb31183
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Summer in the PNW
Replies: 0
Views: 595

Summer in the PNW

This summer has been pretty tough for me fishing wise. I have been catching tons of fish, but the bigger ones have been really hard to come by. One angler who has been catching some nice fish is a young angler who lives down the street from me, Noah Whitten. He has been hitting the Spokane-area lake...
by ttb31183
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Taking Kids Fishing
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Taking Kids Fishing

These past few weeks have been pretty slow for me fishing wise, but I was able to help kids get involved in fishing on two occasions. I have done it many times before, but I still forget just how rewarding it can be. I hope this is a reminder for everyone to take kids fishing if you have a chance. T...
by ttb31183
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The Fishing Hole Open - Long Lake, WA
Replies: 0
Views: 384

The Fishing Hole Open - Long Lake, WA

The Fishing Hole is a local tackle store in Spokane, WA that is inside of an ACE Hardware. They have a big following thanks to their great selection of bass gear and this year they decided to hold an open tournament. The entry was $100 per team and both team members received a Bass Mafia box stuffed...
by ttb31183
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lowrance HDS-12 Carbon NEW IN BOX/ NO TRANSDUCER MODEL
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Re: Lowrance HDS-12 Carbon NEW IN BOX/ NO TRANSDUCER MODEL

Still available. Please message if interested.
by ttb31183
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spokane Bass Club Newman Lake Night Tournament
Replies: 0
Views: 448

Spokane Bass Club Newman Lake Night Tournament

Our annual night event was again held on Newman Lake. The tournament hours were 7pm to 7am, making it a marathon event and allowing anglers to fish the evening, night and morning bite. The fishing was good with nice largemouth and smallmouth brought to the scales. This was also the first event with ...
by ttb31183
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Whats Really the Difference in Finesse Fluorocarbon
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Re: Whats Really the Difference in Finesse Fluorocarbon

Actual pull test data using Palomar, Uni, SD jam knot would be meaningful, in lieu of trust me it's good finesse line. Tom Thanks for the comment. Have no way to test it, but my experience is based on fishing it heavily. Have found that I like it more as a mainline since it is so soft and have had ...
by ttb31183
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Whats Really the Difference in Finesse Fluorocarbon
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Re: Whats Really the Difference in Finesse Fluorocarbon

The Tatsu has a softer outer core, not the other way around as suggested in the video. Correct. I misspoke in video, but the key is having both soft and hard resins fused together for strength, abrasion resistance as well as manageablity and knot strength. Hard-resin core for more tensile strength ...
by ttb31183
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tough Summer Bite
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: Big Lake!!

I have friends who live near Coeur d'Alene (Post Falls). I have never fished the lake but have been all over it by boat. It seems to me it would take years to properly learn that huge lake. One would have to learn the weather patterns for a lake that big too. Big wind could be a problem. I have bee...
by ttb31183
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tough Summer Bite
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Tough Summer Bite

A few days ago I went out to Lake Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho. It's an excellent lake and one that always takes 20+ pounds to win a tournament. We wouldn't have had 20lbs with 30 fish that day though. The fish were biting, but the big ones were nowhere to be found. http://www.thebassbite.com/wp-...
by ttb31183
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Deep vs. Shallow in the Summer
Replies: 2
Views: 994

Deep vs. Shallow in the Summer

Yesterday I made it out to a local lake north of Spokane and caught fish many different ways. I was able to catch some in less than 2 feet of water and also as deep as 35ft on a Neko rig. This made me think about the best way to catch big ones during the summer. What do you think is the best approac...
by ttb31183
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spokane Bass Club - Lake Roosevelt
Replies: 0
Views: 547

Spokane Bass Club - Lake Roosevelt

This year was the first time that Lake Roosevelt was ever on the SBC schedule. The event was originally planned for Porcupine Bay but we had to move the tournament to Ft. Spokane due to Porcupine being closed. This allowed anglers to run just about anywhere on the lake and the field was split with s...

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