Tag Archives: Bass Fishing

We had the chance to fish a private lake in Eastern Oregon yesterday for LM Bass and Bluegill.  To say it was good fishing would be a huge understatement!  The fishing was off the chart…  I have been working on a prototype for Umpqua for use as a baby bluegill pattern for LM Bass, I think I’v found it, it does need a couple of very minor adjustments, but it fishes so well even the bluegill eat it!!  Also note the use of my new pattern with Umpqua coming out in the 2015 catalog, “Hud’s Bushwacker”, this fly flat out hunts!  don’t be afraid to throw it into the thick stuff, it fished weedless very well.  We took several bass under cover by “driving” this fly down through the weeds into the strike zone with Rio’s Outbound type 3 and 6 sink lines..

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Popper’s Baby!!

Some Slider Action!

Some Slider Action!

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Hud’s “Bushwacker”

Cannibalism!

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The new Baby Bluegill Pattern!

The new Baby Bluegill Pattern!

Baby Bluegill Pattern

Baby Bluegill Pattern

Another one on the Baby Bluegill!!

Another one on the Baby Bluegill!!

Enjoy! Hud

Whoa!!

Been busier than a one armed paper hanger tying flies..  Got a little steelheading in a couple of weeks ago, got down to the Big D and it looked like chocolate milk!  Fished anyway, and even managed to hook one…  Go figure hu!  Well last night I finished the flies for the Umpqua submission, they’r on the way to Colorado as I write..  Did some elk hunting last weekend, please note I said “hunting” not “killing”, as like most years in the past, I did not fill my tag.  Headed back down to the D for some more steehead action this weekend, hope to have a good report..  In the mean time, stay cool!

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100 Huds Worm Hooked Minnows!

Enjoy!

Hud

Wickiup Reservoir Birthday Fishing!

The Deschutes arm of Wickiup Reservoir happens to close the day after my birthday.  This day also happened to land on a Saturday this year, not to mention, the reservoir is lower than its been in years..  With that, there is not much lake left above the no fishing buoy’s, its mostly just a river now..  There wasn’t much decision making to do, that was the place to be, if you want a legitimate chance at a nice Oregon brown trout!  Scott and I loaded up the Clack, and launched before sunrise.  The day came with a cold fog in the morning that turned to perfectly clear skies and hot weather by afternoon.  We managed a few fish, including a small LM Bass, but no browns!  Maybe next time..  In all the day was a lot of fun, and even though we can’t fish above the buoys for the rest of the year, there’s still lots of good fishing to be done at Wickiup until the season closes in October..  So stay tuned, I’m still looking for that big “hook jaw” brown!!

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The foreign landscape of a very LOW Wickiup Reservoir!

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Yep, its official, Large Mouth Bass like Huds Weedless Deceiver too!!

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Wickiup Rainbow!

Enjoy!

Hud

Weekend Tying!

With no fishing this weekend, (not that there wasn’t any good fishing to do, just that I was too lazy to do it), I spent most of the weekend tying..  Started out with a pattern that I have submitted to Umpqua, they have requested additional samples..  I hope that’s a good sign!  Then I worked on a display piece for the Fin & Fire Fly Shop in Redmond, and finally ended tying another large Pony Pony streamer….

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Huds Weedless Deceivers in the full color range!

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Standard Deceiver patterns mounted on a piece of Redwood Burl!

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A greenish yellow Polar Pony pattern, 3/0 Gamakatsu hook!

Enjoy

Hud

The EP American Shad

Here is a great one for small mouth fishing the Columbia River!!

 

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