First Time

Cast. Let the lure flutter to the bottom. Watch the line. Boom, fish on. My first Senko bass for the summer. Nothing huge, about a foot long, but I was still stoked. One of my goals for this summer is to learn how to fish the uber popular Senko plastic lure for largemouth and smallmouth bass. Being low on dough, I ended up grabbing a pack of 4'' Yum Dingers and 5" Cabela's Aqua Glo-Stick Worms. They are super easy to cast and the Aqua Glo is just what I wanted for night fishing, super visible and smelly.

Washington State is not the best location for excellent bass fishing, but there are plenty of spots loaded with hungry Micropterus varieties. I'll be fishing here for most of the summer, so expect reports from the area. I pulled this largemouth out of shallow pond, loaded with fallen logs and weeds. My 8lb mono held fine, but I had to wade out into the water to untangle this guy from under some roots. The bottom was super silty, pretty uncomfortable to be sinking in it.

I have been fishing for roughly 10 years and can't seem to get enough of it. The web is littered with fishing blogs and I follow a few fairly regularly, including the excellent LandingLunkers (Bass fishing in Korea), UrbanFlyVentures (concrete jungle fishing in SoCal), RoughFisher(carp and other "rough fish" on the fly) blogs. There is something about reading other's fishing reports that gets me excited to go out and explore for new fishing spots. I tinkered with the idea of starting a blog recording my fishing trips and photos and I've finally started one with Hunting the River King. So, why the random name? It's a reference to one of the few fishing video games I played and actually liked, an old-school, 2d series called "Legend of the River King." Check it out if you need a good Nintendo DS or PSP fishing fix.

I'll cover my fishing adventures, trophy (or tiny) catches, and anything else angling-related that interests me on Hunting the River King. I fish mostly for bass, but I also target carp, trout, catfish and anything else that will bite and fight in the water. Post all your fan mail or rage words in the comments section. Questions about fishing spots in the Southwest Washington area? Ask away. Tight lines!
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July 23, 2010 at 9:55 PM delete

Hey this is thefishninja. In response, I am working on starting a blog too and subscribed to your blog here.

Hey also, my first question is how do we do a custom background like this on our blogspot blog. Can you explain that to me.

Secondly, how do we set the settings so all those comments appear on the sidebar, what is that?

Lastly, found any good links to internet resources to be a valuable addition to your blog content. Also, just reading your blog to find out what spots, what lures, and what techniques to use.

Lets stay networked and motivated.

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July 24, 2010 at 2:48 PM delete

Hey,

For a custom background, you need to edit the HTML code for the entire blog. It's a little tedious, but it can be done. Try out this tutorial, let me know if you figure it out. http://tips-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com/2007/03/background-image-for-blogger-template.html

Second, I'm not sure what you mean about comments on side bar?

Glad you made a blog!

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