1. Niece caught her first Bluegill!!

    Bluegill with a Maggots

  2. Not sure whether this is a smallmouth or not either. Help? And I know I'm squeezing tha hell out of it. It was my second fish ever and he was a fiesty lil bugger! ...more (#2OA#1SM)

    Smallmouth Bass with a Yum Christie Craw

    1. Boog Watson 0
      Thanks for the info and congratulations, everyone!!
    2. Drew Gierach 0
      Congrats on the second fish and a smallmouth at that.
    3. Capt Morris Campbell 0
    4. kenny thompson 0
      Nice second fish!!
    5. Shawn Gearinger 0
      That's a smallie! :-)
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  3. First catch ever! (#1OA#1LMB)

    Largemouth Bass with a Yum Christie Craw

  4. I'm pretty sure it's a spotted. Noob fisher here, so please correct me if I'm wrong. It will only help. (#3OA#1SB)

    8 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Berkley Gulp Nightcrawler

    1. Boog Watson 0
      Thank you, sir. I had smallmouth first but then I thought it looked a little closer to a spotted. What are the main differences?
    2. Bill Fussell 0
      Looks like a smallmouth ma'am :)
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I'm pretty new to fishing, but I've already fallen in love!! My bio dad took me a few times when I was younger but ended up having heart problems ...more and had to stop. Inspired by him, and some genetic instinct to fish, I recently decided to take it up seriously. My bio dad took me to get all my gear (happy to hear one of his children wanted to follow in his sportsman's footsteps) and I hit the water! He got a heart transplant a few years ago and I think my wanting to learn has pushed him to want to teach me, regardless of his physical state, and now we're gonna start fishing together. I'm excited to start a new chapter in my life and grow closer to the man whose blood runs within me. All through the amazing sport of fishing!

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Rainbow Trout
  • Waterway Columbia River
  • Lure Yum Christie Craw