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Location: Eastern Washington/Idaho
|Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:00 pm Post subject: Northwest fishing is starting to get interesting.
Anglers in the area around Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Washington have started their spring fishing by targeting Smallmouth bass. These scrappy fish have become very active in the past week with the rise in temperatures into the low 40's. This fishery will continue to improve as the large hens stage before spawning. Numerous fish in the 3, 4 and 5 pound class have shown up this weekend during a local bass tournament.
Baits that were most successful were crank type baits in the AM with scented tubes worked deeper during the sunny afternoon.
Trophy sturgeon fishing is underway and with a little more rise in water temperatures and some snow melt to bring food into the main river these large fish will go on a very active feeding spree for the next few months.
One of the local anglers fishing bass last week caught a nice fat 10 pound carp on his light bass rod. He stated it was the most fun he's had since last falls steelhead run arrived.
Thanks for the read and hope everyone can make a day to fish.
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