Blog & Fishing Reports

largemouth bass and bluegille double

Teaching a young angler to fly cast, manage slack line, delicately present a dry fly, and SET THE HOOOOOOOK is a challenge.  There are a lot of moving parts!  Combine that with mending, line feeding, and a boat moving downriver and that's a lot to absorb for a brand new...

How to Catch Bass on Poppers

I have been teaching my 10 year old son how to fly fish for bass recently, so I took him out to Hilltop Lake a couple of mornings ago and I felt like some of the lessons I gave him were worthy of sharing on the blog.  We have some...

Big Ass Bass and DIY Access to Hilltop Lake

The Yakima River is in rough shape today and will probably be pretty ugly this weekend.  Maybe think about bucketmouths? A couple of our good friends from Northwest Fly Fishing did some early reconnaissance on our private Bass Lake yesterday.... and it was very good!  Jon Luke and Steve Maeder...

Bass Fishing. That's it.

So I did a seminar yesterday on bass fishing on a fly rod, which I love, and I truly want anglers to pursue and experience bass fishing.  I have written  lots of articles and posted videos on Bass fishing in the past, so this won't be super technical in nature...

Ultimate Fishing Trip Yesterday

Yesterday was a killer day. There are few things more exhilarating than having a Largemouth Bass tackle a popper along the cattails! Many of you followed the timeline yesterday on our Facebook page, if you don't watch that page do it now! Just bookmark it. Its the best live feed...

Unlocking the Power of a 3 Weight Rod on Smallmouth Bass Using an OPST Commando Head

There is much joy to be experienced in fly fishing outside the world of trout and steelhead.  Steve noted in the last post that we're damn fortunate to live in the PNW where we can catch pretty much every freshwater species offered in North America.  Maybe this is what has...

Bass Fishing window is NOW!  Clinic 6/11!

 THE BASS ARE BITING!!! We are certainly lucky to live in the Pacific NW when it comes to diversity in terms of species and types of water we have to fly fish in. ...

Big Browns, Musky, GT's!!!  When, Where, & How!

 With the streams being bank full with Spring runoff, and enough wind in the forecast to make the Eastern WA lakes a challenge, you may as well make the most of your weekend and join us for the Red's Rendezvous!   We have a great lineup of presenters including:  ...

Smallmouth Bass Fishing on the Lower Yakima

The boys and I took off for the Lower Yakima to do some Bassin' and R and D (research and development) yesterday.  I can't remember the last time we got 5 guides to all get the day off and get in the boats and "yuck it up".  It was hilarious...

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