Well I haven’t been in the blogging mood very much lately, iv still been fishing just haven’t taken the time to write about it. Guess that’s the cool thing about video, the words aren’t as important.
The first two clips and picture on this video were from April 7th fished with my buddy and his grandson. The rest of the clips and pictures are all from various trips earlier in the year.
This video was filmed April 16th in my buddies pond. I caught five dinks that day and got four on video.
BTW both songs have hiphop music playing so you were warned!
I have a lot of catching up to do on this here blog! About 2-3 weeks ago I went out to my buddies back yard pond for some good times. I ended up catching one fish, it was a nice one and really surprised me! I was using a weight less Strike King worm in Key Lime Pie color. When I got this fish I was just retrieving my bait for another cast, when all of sudden a few feet out from the boat a nice bass gobbles the worm down, and the fight was on! One of the coolest bass bites iv had since I haven’t done a lot of top water fishing for them. The second clip on this video was a day or two earlier at the same pond. My friend Dave got into a nice bass, which you cant see but you can hear since the sun had just gone down. Feeling for a bite with a jig! Good times!
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Bass fishing has been slow lately for me, but here’s a report anyways! A couple Wednesdays ago I took my pontoon boat to Triangle Lake for the first time, it’s a pretty sweet lake that isn’t too far from Eugene. I fished it for about five hours before taking my pontoon out and leaving. The bass were not cooperating there, I found a 3-4lber swimming around and it didn’t want anything to do with my offerings, even after 20 casts right to it. I should of brought my trout/kokanee gear because I seen quite a few of them jumping, oh well.
Mermaid of Triangle Lake
After leaving the lake I called my friend Dave and seen if I could come over and fish his backyard pond. Fishing there was even slow. We fished longer then we usually do and we only ended up with one small bass a piece. Mine came on a senko and he got his on a flying squirrel. I got both on video. And also got a little bit of video of my friends personal best small mouth bass that he got at Dorena Lake.
Fishing at Dorena was super slow, we only had a couple bites a piece. It wasn’t looking good for Ben’s first time there, until we started to head back to the boat ramp. Ben spotted a downed tree and decided to try one more spot before heading home. Luckily he did stop because he hooked into his biggest Small Mouth Bass ever! That one fish made up for the lousy day of fishing, crazy how just one fish can turn around a day. Here’s the fish just in case you don’t feel like watching my cool video.
Last week me and Ted went to a small reservoir to try to catch bass and some cutthroats. The fish weren’t cooperating on this day, but I did manage to catch on small bass. And Ted got skunked. But we still had a good time in our pontoon boats. The bass ate a Melon Pie Yum Dinger that day Texas Rigged with no weight.
I fished Foster Reservoir for the first time a couple weekends ago with Ben in his nice smoker craft boat. We were fishing for Small Mouth Bass and the bite was kinda tough, but we did manage probably around a dozen bass for each of us. Most came on tubes and small senko worms. But I did get one on a spinner when I decided to try to catch a trout, we could see the trout swimming on the bottom of the lake and they would chase our bass gear some times, it was cool to watch. Here’s a picture of the smallie that hit the spinner.
Thanks for reading and Tight Lines!!!
I recently moved to Eugene from Medford, and iv been loving all the new waters I can fish! Iv heard many great thing about Dorena’s bass fishing, and its fairly close to Eugene. So Thursday morning I took my pontoon boat there at O’dark thirty. Finding a spot close to the lake in the dark was fairly hard but I managed to find a good spot to put my boat together and it was a short distance to the waters edge, I hate carrying my boat a long ways, especially if its steep. Didn’t get my first bass until 2-3 hours on the water, but it was a good one for my standards. I came upon a older man and his grand daughter I assume, fishing on the bank. I always give bankies plenty of room because I used to be one. After I made it back to casting distance from the shore I hooked into a nice Large Mouth Bass, it went for 3lbs 9oz on my digital scale. Not long after that the wind picked up, so I let it drift me back to where my car was parked. I proceeded to catch two more decent fish! The first being a Small Mouth Bass probably in the 1lb range.
The last fish of the day was kind of a fluke, it got me by surprise. Like I said earlier I was letting the wind drift me back to my car, and I was casting toward the grass. I wasn’t paying too much attention as I was pretty happy for the day catching a couple nice bass. Well I made a cast and some how the line got underneath my foot rest, so I proceeded to free it and once free I felt something on the other end of the line, and I set the hook! Turned out to be the nicest fish of the day, a nice 4lb 2oz Large Mouth Bass. All fish on this day came on a 5inch Melon Pie color Yum Dinger worm, the last two came on the wacky rig, and the first one was Texas rigged with a bullet weight. Check out the short little video I put together, you can see all three bass in it!
Thanks for reading and watching the video! Tight Lines!!!
Yesterday I purchased myself a brand new toy, a Kodak Playsport camcorder, apparently its waterproof, shockproof and dust proof, and for 80 dollars at Best Buy it was a pretty sweet deal. Then today my mom got her fishing license and in the afternoon we decided to fish the local trout pond, Junction City Pond. This pond is stocked regularly with trout and has a ton of bank access, also it’s only about five miles from the town of Eugene, which is very convenient! When we got there the banks were lined with powerbait chuckers and a few fly fishermen. I brought my Pontoon so i could troll a woolly bugger, which always works for stocked places and even at places that arnt stocked. I dont know how to fly fish yet, but i still enjoy trolling flies on my ultra light spinning set up. On this day I managed to bring two stockers to the boat, but i had countless bites that didnt stick. The bankies from what i seen didnt have much luck, and my step dad and mother were both skunked using night crawlers on the bottom and under a bobber. We werent there for too long but still had a good time.
I filmed a few clips of the Ospreys and also one of the pond. I didnt edit the clip or anything just tossed them up as is. Ill be getting a hat mount soon so ill be getting action shots and all that cool stuff! Didnt video the fish they were your ordinary stocked rainbow trout. But since a post isnt complete with out some fish porn ill add a picture of a 3lb bass I caught earlier in the week at private pond my friend Dave has in his back yard!
As always tight lines! And Thanks for reading!
Today i needed to do some fishing so i went to the local watering hole, the Jackson County Expo Ponds. These ponds are nice since they’re so close at about 2-3 miles away, and offer trout and warm water fishing. I myself dont prefer one fish over another so this place is great for me in the spring and now the fall. Well today i fished for a couple hours from the bank, i threw senkos and panther martins. Caught and released one 12 inch trout and released a little one pound bass. Trout fishing is probably better then the bass bite right now with the cold weather, but you can still manage a few bites.
To my surprise they scraped out alot of the vegetation with a tractor.