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Washington Bass

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I've got a cousin coming up the first part of June who wants to go bass fishing. I was wondering if anyone would have some helpful tips on what type of structure, depth and lures to fish for bass. I've heard Washington is a good bass lake, but have never fished it before. And although my username is basscatcher (given to me by my grandpa), I'm not much of a bass fisherman. But, I'd like to try and give my cousin a good time since this will probably be the only time he'll get out this year.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I just started fishing them last year, i can give u a few tips, email me nick_domeier @ hotmail.com

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riverrat....you have mail!

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opps sorry i posted the wrong address, it should be nick_domeier77 @ hotmail.com, no bother, ill just post the info here in the forum.

Last year around that time we caught lots of bass in Crystal bay, straight out from Westwood. We fished along the shoreline with buzz baits and Frogs, out at the mouth of the bay i caught a few nice bass on spinners on the weed edge. Another place that we caught bass was all the way around 3rd point at the very back of the lake there in the cabbage, same tactics, leaning more towards spinners though. I don't really fish bass that much so thats all i can really help you with, look for emergant vegetation, and concentrate on that.

If the bass arent biting then im sure you can find some other fish to entice, the crappies and sunnies can be caught that time of year.

RR56

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riverrat

Hey thanks. I tried e-mailing a couple times, but now know why.

Thanks for the info. Whatever we catch for bass, it will all be C&R. That's what I like about Washington and what you said is what we'll probably do. Probably will fish for bass for a while, then go after some panfish for my cousin to take home for a meal. I'm not a big bass fisherman myself, but we'll give those tactics a shot. Just looking to find a few to tug on the end of the line.

Thanks for the help and good fishin'!

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Some other good spots to try are the west end of Baker's Bay and the little bay right beside Westwood. There is an outlet on the extreme west end of Baker's that is full of cattails and lilly pads. Any top water baits, especially frogs, work well in there. Texas rig worms worked slow through the creek channel next to the weeds yeilds some good fish also. The bay by Westwood works the same. If you want to, toss some small spinner baits near any cover in any of the spots mentioned in any of these posts and you should easily pick up some bass and usually some pike too. Enjoy.

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