Aaron Christel talked about Dropshotting. He
uses braided line with a fluorocarbon leader.
He uses this combination because of the very
high sensitivity especially when fishing deep water.
When tying the hook always run the line back through
eye so the hook stands out straight. He
prefers 12" to 15" between the hook and weight.
When you get a bite its very important to reel down
on the fish or sweep the rod. Setting the hook can
result in a lot of missed or improperly hooked fish.
Line sizes for braid should be from 10 to 15lbs and
should be 4 to 6 pound test. If fishing in heavier
cover don't be afraid to go up in line size to 8 to
10 pound test. When fishing structure try to be
very precise, casting as close to object as
possible. This will increase your chances of
The minutes from June were accepted as posted on
Wayne Bailey reported
a balance of $1842.40
with no outstanding debts.
Russ Kroeker asked for advice and or suggestions on
where to start. Kevin Higgins has been
in touch with Fish and Wildlife and says that Stream
Restoration could be on the list for next year.
He will know more at the next meeting as far as what
we will be doing as a club to fulfill our hours for
Seems like we need more discussion about the process
surrounding changes to tournaments in the future.
The next club tournament is Camas on the 20th
and 21st of August. There
has been a change to the launch site. We will
now be launching out of Marine Park on the
Washington side. Take I-5 to the Camas Highway 14
exit east. Take the first exit to right. Take right
at the stop. Take the next left, which should be
Columbia Parkway. Follow Columbia Parkway for about
a mile. It should turn into Marine Parkway
which will lead you to the boat ramp. You can
find on MapQuest so there is no confusion. Look at
club tournaments section for drivers meeting and
weigh in times. Also,if you plan on fishing the
Willamette River you will need a Oregon License.
Click on the following link for a Google Map of the
No safety report.
We need a volunteer for the September 17th meeting
if anyone is interested in gong.
No New Business.
The club scale is still not working. Larry
Williams said he will be trying to get it fixed
Klutz nominations: No
There is a Riffe trip planned at end of month.
If anyone is interested contact Kevin Jorgensen.
Everyone will be camping and family is more than
then welcome to join. We will be at the
Smores Loop, which has no power. Make
reservations at www.parks.wa.gov.
Spots are filling up fast.