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by ttb31183
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: More detail added to Clear Lake....
Replies: 8
Views: 882

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: 882

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: 1363

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: 783

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: 783

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: 783

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: 281

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: 1192

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: 1548

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: 1548

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: 1548

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: 1548

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: 1548

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: 469

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: 123

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: 689

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: 280

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: 234

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: 855

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: 1339

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: 1339

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: 567

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: 240

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: 347

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: 780

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: 399

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: 876

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: 876

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: 887

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: 887

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: 955

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: 521

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...
by ttb31183
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Post ICAST Fishing
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Post ICAST Fishing

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BuzzBaitBomber wrote:great post ill check out the Baby Boom. I really like the way it looks. Only one size offered?


The original came out last year and is a 6 inch size. It comes in a weighted version with internal weight and a weedless version as well.
by ttb31183
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Post ICAST Fishing
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Post ICAST Fishing

I returned from ICAST last week and was able to hit the water with some new items yesterday. Each year when they release the new items I seem to always end up coming back with a few things to try. This year I brought back the new LIVETARGET sunfish swimbaits, Optimum Baby Boom Boom swimbaits and a f...
by ttb31183
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Budget friendly 10xd rod.
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: Budget friendly 10xd rod.

I've been using the Abu Ike 7'10" MH Delay series with a Shimano Tranx and it works really well.
by ttb31183
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Late Spawners
Replies: 0
Views: 900

Late Spawners

It's been a weird year here in the PNW. The ice took longer than normal to melt and it was pretty cold all spring. The result was a later than normal spawn and some places still have tons of beds. I fished a tournament last weekend and sight fishing was a viable way to get a check and that is rare t...
by ttb31183
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Western WA
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Western WA

Check out the Puyallup Hawg Hunters or Washington Bass Association. Lot of great guys in those clubs. Oh and there is way more than salmon to chase in Washington. I'm on the east side of the state and our tournament Saturday took 27+lbs to win and 26+ for second for five fish limits of largemouth. H...
by ttb31183
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2017 Buchanan Bass Battle
Replies: 0
Views: 530

2017 Buchanan Bass Battle

This year's Buchanan Bass Battle was hosted by the Spokane Bass Club and held on Long Lake. This event is a way to honor the late Hardy Buchanan and bring the area clubs together for fun and fellowship. The Buchanan family puts together an amazing raffle for the anglers and this year they provided f...
by ttb31183
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 27+ for 1st and 26+ for 2nd - Long Lake, WA
Replies: 0
Views: 1121

27+ for 1st and 26+ for 2nd - Long Lake, WA

The 2017 Strike King Open was held on Long Lake out of Willow Bay. The fishing was excellent and some giant largemouth were brought to the scales. This tournament requires the use of Strike King lures only and this year's event had 34 teams competing. All teams entered were given a great bag of prod...
by ttb31183
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lowrance HDS-12 Carbon NEW IN BOX/ NO TRANSDUCER MODEL
Replies: 1
Views: 780

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

New in box $2800 More than one available Providing wide viewing angles from anywhere in sight, the Lowrance HDS-12 Carbon Fishfinder/Chartplotters feature a 12-inch, LED-backlit, multi-touch display for unbeatable clarity. Using a unique balance of high-bright LED backlights and advanced anti-reflec...
by ttb31183
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spokane Bass Club - Silver Lake
Replies: 0
Views: 453

Spokane Bass Club - Silver Lake

This year's Silver Lake tournament did not produce the big bags like last year, but there were still some good fish brought to the scales. The "post spawn funk" seemed to hurt the fishing overall, but there were quite a few limits of largemouth that crossed the scales. Taking the win for t...
by ttb31183
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: Power Pole Blades 8ft - certificates
Replies: 13
Views: 3759

Re: Power Pole Blades 8ft - certificates

I now have more of these available. New expiration is June 2018.

$1500 each
by ttb31183
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2017 Mercury 60 hp Command Thrust 4 Stroke
Replies: 0
Views: 281

2017 Mercury 60 hp Command Thrust 4 Stroke

Brand new. $6,500 2017 Mercury Marine® 60 hp Command Thrust 4 Stroke Manufacturer: Mercury Marine® Model Name: 60 hp Command Thrust Four Stroke EngineProtection operator warning system: SmartCraft Engine Guardian Maximum Power At Shaft60 HP (45 kW) Engine TypeInline 4 Engine Power5500-6000 RPM Alter...
by ttb31183
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2017 Ranger Z520 with 250 Mercury Pro XS
Replies: 0
Views: 715

2017 Ranger Z520 with 250 Mercury Pro XS

24 4-blade Fury, 10" Bob's hydraulic, Motorguide X5, two HDS12 Gen3's, two 10' Power Poles. This is the tour boat for Bassmaster Pro Luke Clausen and will be available in October. Can be shipped to the closest Ranger dealer for an additional cost. Photos are the color package but not the actual...
by ttb31183
Tue May 23, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fat WA Trout Eaters
Replies: 0
Views: 2024

Fat WA Trout Eaters

We have some great bass fishing in Washington on those lakes that stock trout generously. Most of these lakes are fairly small (less than 1,000 acres) and with so many in the area, they all do not get much bass fishing pressure because there are so many good lakes to choose from. I went out last wee...
by ttb31183
Fri May 12, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Electroshocking and Netting Long Lake, Still Caught 'Em
Replies: 0
Views: 447

Electroshocking and Netting Long Lake, Still Caught 'Em

This week they have been electroshocking and gill netting my home lake, Long Lake. The article I read about it said they are doing it to remove some pike and carp. I question the timing of these nets in shallow water as bass are nearly all on the bank this time of year, but we watched what they were...
by ttb31183
Fri May 12, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Deps Minnow
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Re: New Deps Minnow

Had the chance to use this bait, the deep diver, on the Niagara River in NY and caught this one that weighed 6lbs even with it.
Deps Balisong Minnow

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by ttb31183
Mon May 08, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New WA Personal Best
Replies: 3
Views: 1624

New WA Personal Best

This weekend I competed in the Long Lake Classic hosted by my club, the Spokane Bass Club. My partner and I have a pretty good track record at the event with cashing a check in three of the first four events, but this year is one I'll never forget. I caught my biggest bass ever from Washington durin...
by ttb31183
Mon May 08, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best cranking reel out there?
Replies: 11
Views: 1097

Re: Best cranking reel out there?

The Revo Winch is great and I use it alot, but I find myself using a Curado I just as much. I like the faster retrieve and it casts better in my opinion.
by ttb31183
Mon May 08, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Long Lake Classic 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 272

Long Lake Classic 2017

This year was the 5th annual Long Lake Classic out of Willow Bay on Long Lake outside of Spokane. As usual, the fishing was excellent and many big bags were brought to the scales. This edition had 35 boats and the Spokane Bass Club raised $525 for Camp Goodtimes. Taking first place was the team of A...

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