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by ttb31183
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Late Season Jerkbaits
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Late Season Jerkbaits

This fall was great for smallmouth and my last trip out I decided to change it up completely. Instead of targeting smallmouth, I went to a lake that is full of largemouth. They were biting a jerkbait in seven to nine feet of water with water temps in the low 40's. It was a nice change of pace. We ha...
by ttb31183
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lowrance HDS Carbons 12s and 16s available
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

Re: Lowrance HDS Carbons 12s and 16s available

IsaacP wrote:Still available?


These are still available. 2 12's and 1 16 are available.

Price redcuced $3300 for the 16 and $2100 for each of the 12's. Price includes shipping.
by ttb31183
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Smallmouth on Blade Baits
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Smallmouth on Blade Baits

The weather has finally started to cool down after a pretty mild fall to winter transition. The fish have still been biting, but there has been a noticeable shift to baits. It seems like they all want a blade bait in deeper water. My last trip smallmouth fishing was earlier this week and the water i...
by ttb31183
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The Turkey Bowl on Lake CDA
Replies: 0
Views: 532

The Turkey Bowl on Lake CDA

Each year the Idaho Panhandle Bass Anglers puts on a fun late season tournament called the Turkey Bowl. Being mid to late November in the Inland Northwest you can expect cold weather and big fish. The tournament is pretty relaxed and starts at 9:00 to make sure the roads are not icy and it is not to...
by ttb31183
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fish Finders
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: Fish Finders

Check with your dealer because you may be able to get one of those units as a bundle that includes a Navionics card. It is a pretty good savings. The Elite Ti units are good and offer many of the same things you'll find on the HDS units but are much less expensive. When you buy a GPS plotter that in...
by ttb31183
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hunting Season (Smallmouth)
Replies: 0
Views: 500

Hunting Season (Smallmouth)

I don't hunt, but this time of year I am basically hunting for a trophy. Each fall when many fellow anglers are in the woods, I am looking for big smallmouth. It is cold, often foggy and sometimes snowing but the big smallmouth are biting. I've managed several over 5 this fall but am still looking f...
by ttb31183
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: One Spot, Two Species
Replies: 0
Views: 874

One Spot, Two Species

I had a club tournament yesterday and both myself and non-boater did extremely well. I was able to win and he finished in 2nd place. 19.19lbs and 18.34lbs were out totals. That was fun to see us both weigh good bags on Lake CDA. The interesting thing was his bag had three largemouth and I never caug...
by ttb31183
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fall Fishing on Lake CDA
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Fall Fishing on Lake CDA

In 1970, the summer I turned 16, I spent a month in CDA with my grandfather. He retired there and lived on the lake not too far from the sawmill (wish I had that house). We fished for his favorite fish - he called them Bluebacks. I think they are a kokanee salmon species. We caught them trolling li...
by ttb31183
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fall Fishing on Lake CDA
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Fall Fishing on Lake CDA

I could skip the whole season and jump to right now. This time of year, late October and early November, in the Northwest is some of the best fishing I have ever witnessed. The big smallmouth and largemouth are feeding and I would choose this time of year over the pre-spawn, spawn or any other time ...
by ttb31183
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Largemouth, Smallmouth, or "Meanmouth" bass?
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Largemouth, Smallmouth, or "Meanmouth" bass?

I was out fishing Lake Coeur d'Alene yesterday and caught a fish that looked like a smallmouth but also kind of looked like a largemouth. I know about the "meanmouth" mixed breed and have caught several but in my experience that usually happens when spots are present. Spots/Largemouth or S...
by ttb31183
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: MLF formatyour for club events?
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: MLF formatyour for club events?

We have done it once and it worked out pretty well. How we did it was boater and co-angler format and random draw. Boaters weighed and entered co's fish on their phone and vise versa. It's not perfect but the draw format eliminated some people's fears that anyone would exaggerate weights instead of ...
by ttb31183
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A Day to Remember
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

A Day to Remember

Yesterday I had a day that I will remember for a long time. It started off by my alarm waking me up at 3:15 am when I had no intentions of being up that early. Last week I was fishing the U.S. Open on Lake Mead and my alarm was still set for that (way too early) time. My tackle, rods and boat were s...
by ttb31183
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Thoughts on Curado DC
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Thoughts on Curado DC

It is my favorite reel right now. Casts light and heavy baits equally well.
by ttb31183
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fall Fishing Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Fall Fishing Question

Hi bassman, I haven't fished Tenmile but fish often in the northwest this time of year. It's actually my favorite time of year to go out. I like the worst weather days and the coldest honestly. That is always a good sign for the fish that it is time to feed for the winter. It is not always the most ...
by ttb31183
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How to set up Navionics charts on Lowrance HDS Carbon
Replies: 0
Views: 707

How to set up Navionics charts on Lowrance HDS Carbon

Created this video recently and thought I would share it to help anyone with an HDS Carbon and a Navionics card.

by ttb31183
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: PB Smallie
Replies: 0
Views: 649

PB Smallie

This year I've had pretty good luck with getting people on their best smallie ever and it happened again Wednesday. I went out with my wife and her co-worker for a half day trip to Newman Lake. They are both in real estate and short on time so we spent four hours in the morning. That was all they ne...
by ttb31183
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Which Navionics Chip is best?
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Which Navionics Chip is best?

Agree with Travis, the Platinum is nice. Really like the satellite overlay.

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by ttb31183
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Two Extremes
Replies: 0
Views: 745

Two Extremes

This weekend I spent three days on Potholes Reservoir both practicing for and competing in a tournament. The fish were really biting and some great bags were brought to the scales. I had a good practice and solid first day but the heavy winds hurt my offshore bite the second day. Looking back I thou...
by ttb31183
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lowrance HDS Carbons 12s and 16s available
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

Re: Lowrance HDS Carbons 12s and 16s available

These are brand new units. Still have one 12 and two 16s left
by ttb31183
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Low Water on Potholes Reservoir
Replies: 0
Views: 502

Low Water on Potholes Reservoir

Potholes Reservoir in Washington is one of the most unique places I have ever fished. It's very diverse and home to tons of big largemouth and smallmouth. The main attraction is "the dunes" which are countless small sand islands that create a maze or cover to flip and pitch. This time of y...
by ttb31183
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clearlake Water Level
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Re: Clearlake Water Level

7.5 is "normal full pool", thus you would set it to -5. Since the readings are instantaneous the .08 difference (about .9 of an inch) are due to the effect wind has on the lake. Sensors and and readings are taken in the Lakeport area. Waves will effect the readings as opposed to readings ...
by ttb31183
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ned Rigging Newman Lake
Replies: 0
Views: 937

Ned Rigging Newman Lake

I made a repeat trip to Newman Lake last week and it was not nearly as good as last time. I still caught plenty but the average size was way down. I had to resort to finesse fishing as they did not want to touch a moving bait this trip. It was pretty surprising that they wouldn't chase with all of t...
by ttb31183
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Beating the Heat
Replies: 0
Views: 467

Beating the Heat

This past week or so has been extremely hot for our region. Temperatures around 100 are not normal and when it gets to 104, 105 and 106...that is very unusual. I still made it out a few times and the fishing was great. My last trip was to Newman Lake, a small lake outside of Spokane and I boated a 2...
by ttb31183
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: will rainbows eat bass fry?
Replies: 10
Views: 789

Re: will rainbows eat bass fry?

We can't keep trout off of our hooks when we use crankbaits, jerkbaits, lipless crankbaits, small swimbaits, senkos, and the worst is drop-shot. We catch them on everything...you name it. They will eat anything moving and I'm sure that includes bass fry.
by ttb31183
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Buchanan Bass Battle
Replies: 0
Views: 360

Buchanan Bass Battle

This past weekend the Spokane Bass Club participated in this great event for the fourth straight season. It is a memorial tournament that brings together local clubs to compete against each other for bragging rights based on the average weight per team in the field. SBC was lucky enough to pull out ...
by ttb31183
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lowrance HDS Carbons 12s and 16s available
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

Lowrance HDS Carbons 12s and 16s available

I have HDS Carbon 12s and 16s available. All are the no transducer models.

16s are $3500
12s are $2300

Prices include shipping.
by ttb31183
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Night Fishing Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

Re: Night Fishing Trip

Summer night fishing is my favorite time to fish. Get to the lake around 5-6 and fish til 1-2am and call it good. Cool, quite and usually some good fish. I usually fish top water til dark then a jig or a big worm after dark. Agreed. That is a great way to approach it. I've also had good success wit...
by ttb31183
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Breaking down the Delta..
Replies: 16
Views: 1759

Re: Breaking down the Delta..

This an awesome new feature! To answer some of your questions, it is only available on the app.
by ttb31183
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Night Fishing Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

Night Fishing Trip

It has been pretty dang hot around here lately and one of my favorite ways to beat the heat is to go night fishing. I usually only make it out a time or two each year, but I always enjoy fishing after dark. The quiet of the night, bright moon and hard-hitting bass keep me coming back. I went out Sun...
by ttb31183
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A Trip to Moses Lake, WA
Replies: 3
Views: 946

A Trip to Moses Lake, WA

Last week I made it out to Moses Lake and had a great morning trip. I hadn't been there in almost two years and probably wouldn't have anytime soon if it weren't for a random Facebook message. Mark from and his friend Frank were up from California for a concert and wanted to get out fishing. I was f...
by ttb31183
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: SonarChart Event Before and After Shots
Replies: 0
Views: 203

SonarChart Event Before and After Shots

A few weeks ago the Spokane Bass Club held a tournament on the Pend Oreille River in Idaho. The Navionics mapping on the water was not very good and there are not even paper maps available. We saw the need to improve the mapping so seven of the boaters decided to record sonar logs while they were fi...
by ttb31183
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The Year of the Frog
Replies: 0
Views: 522

The Year of the Frog

Frog fishing has always been one of my favorite ways to catch them. Really, who doesn't like a frog? This year though, the frog bite has been excellent throughout my trips in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Silver, Clear, Long, Spirit, and Coeur d'Alene are all lakes that I have had great suc...
by ttb31183
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fat Bass and a Fast Reel
Replies: 0
Views: 584

Fat Bass and a Fast Reel

Made it out on the water with a buddy yesterday with a few goals; catch some big fish and try out a new reel from Abu Garcia. Thankfully, I was able to do both. We caught fish on all kinds of techniques; Ned Rig, football heads, neko rig, crankbaits, topwaters and I'm sure a few things I forgot abou...
by ttb31183
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Navionics SonarChart Event
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Navionics SonarChart Event

This past weekend eight members of the Spokane Bass Club helped to map the Pend Oreille River in northern Idaho. Right now the mapping is lacking in some areas and nonexistent in some stretches of the river. It is fairly remote and what we mapped will show noticeable results once the sonar logs are ...
by ttb31183
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Another Lake CDA Trip
Replies: 0
Views: 425

Another Lake CDA Trip

Lake Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho is one of the best fisheries in the west and every time I go I know that a giant is possible. While that didn't happen yesterday, it was still a good trip with tons of numbers of smallmouth and largemouth. We spent the majority of the day with a frog or swimjig i...
by ttb31183
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: One Good One and a Big One
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Re: One Good One and a Big One

Those are both really nice fish...love the color on the Smallie!!! How many months of the year are you able to fish lakes like that one up there? I've fished the Columbia a few times in the Summer and the Smallmouth there are amazing! Thanks for sharing! I fish March to early December for bass with...
by ttb31183
Wed May 30, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: One Good One and a Big One
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

One Good One and a Big One

What do you consider a big fish? I know it depends on where you live and also your skill and experience, but for me, a four-pound smallmouth is a good one and a five plus is a big one. I'd say for largemouth, one over five is a good one and six plus is a big one. I made it out to Long Lake again yes...
by ttb31183
Mon May 21, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Swimbait Smallmouth
Replies: 0
Views: 379

Swimbait Smallmouth

After my last trip to Long Lake where largemouth dominated my tournament, I decided to target largemouth for the bigger portion of the day. http://www.thebassbite.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/20180518_074101.jpg It started off rainy and made me think it would be a great day for reaction baits. I t...
by ttb31183
Fri May 11, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So Close to Bedding
Replies: 0
Views: 1165

So Close to Bedding

I made it out to a small local lake the other day and found the bass to be very close to spawning. The typical pairs of fish swimming together and I even caught some in the act. It should be lights out for those fishing in the next few days. I was mainly after big ones so I passed by many two and th...
by ttb31183
Fri May 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Green or Brown?
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Green or Brown?

Should we fish for largemouth or smallmouth? That is always the question we have to decide when fishing the Long Lake Classic every year. The lake has plenty of both and you can easily catch a five-pounder of each species. Maybe not easily, but it is not uncommon on this lake. This year we decided t...
by ttb31183
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The Fish Are Biting
Replies: 0
Views: 932

The Fish Are Biting

It appears as though the Inland Northwest has awoken. Everywhere I look on social media I see buddies with pictures of big bass. Largemouth and smallmouth both are being caught on several different lakes. I made it out twice this past week and the fish were definitely biting. Not only bass but walle...
by ttb31183
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The Pre-Spawn is On
Replies: 0
Views: 859

The Pre-Spawn is On

The weather is just starting to stabilize here in the Inland Northwest. After a cold spring, it is finally getting nice and the bass are starting to bite. I made it out yesterday and found tough fishing for numbers but they were all quality fish. This is about the time every year when I realize we p...
by ttb31183
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: CdA lure advice
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: CdA lure advice

All of the baits you mentioned that work in Michigan will work here. I've fished both here and in Michigan and you will see some similarities. I would definitely bring some craw colored crankbaits. Ima Pinjack, DT6, etc. Jigs, tubes, jerkbaits and Keitech style swimbaits too. That's what I would bri...
by ttb31183
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trip to Potholes Reservoir
Replies: 0
Views: 558

Trip to Potholes Reservoir

I made a trip to Potholes in eastern/central Washington yesterday and the fishing was very good. It is one of my favorite waters anywhere in the country but I don't fish it near enough. If you have ever been there you understand how cool the layout is. Hundreds (maybe thousands) of sand dunes with b...
by ttb31183
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Using Navionics to Find Roadbeds
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Using Navionics to Find Roadbeds

I'm sure many of you use Google Earth to find humps, backwaters and roadbeds. They show up pretty easily especially with the time feature that allows you to scroll through low water times. You can also do this with your Navionics Platinum card (it's also $30 off right now by the way) because it has ...
by ttb31183
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The Jerkbait Bite is On
Replies: 0
Views: 809

The Jerkbait Bite is On

It has a been a slow spring for me fishing wise around Spokane. I normally have had many successful trips by now, but the weather seems to be taking a little longer to warm up this year. Our last tournament was a blank-fest as not a single bass was caught. I am now starting to catch a few on jerkbai...
by ttb31183
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A first for me...
Replies: 4
Views: 6222

Re: A first for me...

JustinD wrote:Damn....just moved from CA to WA and hearing this is scary.


This is not the norm. You will be pleasantly surprised with the fishing here.
by ttb31183
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Where to smallmouth fish in Western oregon?
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: Where to smallmouth fish in Western oregon?

There are tons of great fisheries in Oregon and Washington. The Columbia is the biggest and most well known. The Hood River area has giants. The Willamette and John Day are also very good. For lakes, I'd look into Henry Hagg or Tenmile for largemouth. Good luck!
by ttb31183
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A first for me...
Replies: 4
Views: 6222

A first for me...

I fished a tournament yesterday and saw something I have never seen. This year marks 20 years since I started tournament fishing and it was the first time I fished a tournament where zero bass were caught. Not even a single bass. We saw it all during the tournament. Rain, wind, snow/hail and sunshin...
by ttb31183
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Rigging Tool for Your Yamamoto Senkos
Replies: 12
Views: 2546

New Rigging Tool for Your Yamamoto Senkos

Last weekend I was at the Bassmaster Classic and found something that I had to buy. It is a new tool for rigging your senkos. I had seen this from Yamamoto pro Shin Fukae in a video and couldn't wait to get it for myself. The "pliers" for lack of a better word are made by a Japanese compan...

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