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Seeing Is Believing
Sight fishing for bass is an exciting sport. Many Pacific Northwest bass waters are very clear. These are the same waters that until recently, have been inhabited only by native salmonids etc. Bass like warmer water than trout do. During much of the
most productive part of the season, bass are active during peak water temperature periods.
These are often periods when trout are least active. So fill in the dead
time with bass. Peak water temperatures occur with peak sunlight when bass are most visible. If the angler moves
quietly, bass can often be fished at ranges of under 30'.
These conditions make sight fishing to bass very practical. Obviously
decreasing amounts of light or increasing amounts of turbidity or wind chop
will limit the
effectiveness of sight fishing. Seeing has always been an art.
Seeing well takes curiosity, but also takes discipline. The more you
look, the more you will see. Seeing can be enhanced optically. In almost every situation, polarized glasses will
improve your vision into the water.
A pair of precision ground
polarized glasses is a priceless asset in this game. Being
able to watch your quarry and see its reaction to your presentation
is a great advantage. Being able watch your bass is even more
important if the angler is fishing subsurface with a slow moving
fly. Bass can suck in a fly and eject it so softly that it can be
virtually impossible to feel the strike. If you see the bass take
the fly, then you will know when to set the hook.
Seeing IS believing. Enjoy the comparisons you may draw from the selection of fine fishing glasses displayed in Eyewear for the Angler.
|Deer Hair Bass Bugs can be deadly on bass. Hair bugs hit the water more softly than hard poppers and often ride lower in the water. Hair bugs are soft and squishy on the tongue and lips. Hair is flexible and can be trimmed into into many convincing replicas of living things.|
|The well equipped bass fly-rodder will be outfitted with a wide selection of surface and sub- surface flies to capitalize on any situation. Please tell me more! To Top|
Hosted Trip to
Flats Lodge, Belize
The Turneffe Atoll in Belize is the largest of only four coral atolls in the Western Hemisphere. It is a ring of islands, 30 miles long and 10 miles wide, surrounded by pristine coral reef. Turneffe Atoll is a beautiful island wilderness with diverse marine life, extensive mangroves, and beautiful
coral flats. The Turneffe
Atoll is noted for it's variety of saltwater
fishing. The availability of bonefish, permit and
tarpon make Turneffe Flats Lodge one of the rare spots in
the world offering a legitimate shot at a GRAND
SLAM. In addition, Turneffe offers an opportunity
for several less-traditional saltwater species such
as barracuda, snappers and jacks. Mark &
Patty, owners of The Fly Fishing Shop are planning a "Hosted Fly Fishing Adventure"
to Turneffe Flats Lodge, second week in May of 2002.
We will encourage you to be prepared for a wide variety of
fishing opportunities. This trip will position you with the best timing for
a grand slam (bonefish, permit & tarpon in the
same day). Seven day trip Saturday to
Saturday. Cost: $3,000 + air fare to Belize
City. A deposit is required. You will
need an up-to-date pass port.
This is a 12 angler trip to a 12 angler capacity lodge. Five spots are already taken.
Cascade lakes are
Calibaetis May Fly hatches have sparked great fly fishing in Lost, Laurence, Trillium, Frog, Clear & Timothy Lakes. Nymph activity is all morning. The spinner fall starts about 10:00 a.m. and the hatch comes of from about 11:00 to 2:00. You need a slow sinking line & Pheasant Tail Nymphs + a floating line & these dry flies to match the hatch from bottom to top. (You could grin like Jeff).
|If you would like to read a more detailed Deschutes River Fishing Report, click here.|
Want to escape the
"trout madness" crowds in Central Oregon?
|Trout fishing continues to improve with hatches of mayflies, stone flies, caddis & terrestrials. The larger tributaries have larger fish. Largest reported is 18". Summer steelhead & spring Chinook fishing is steady from Marmot to the mouth. Cedar Creek area is hot. Through May 30 there were 796 wild winter steelhead that reached Marmot Dam.|
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