Bass Fishing in the Clearwater River

The Clearwater River is on the Idaho side of the Washington-Idaho boundary. The Snake River is on the Washington side. My husband Vic and I spent a bit over 2-1/2 hours today on the Clearwater in our fishing dory, Pisca-Dory, chasing bass who were chasing our lures.

For the first 30 or 40 minutes, there was just a bite and escape. In the final half hour, we approached the island where we have often walked, but this time we remained in our boat. The fish were chasing our lures as if they were desperate to come home with us.

Suddenly my rod was bowed by a biting bass.  I announced our code: “I have somebody!” I reeled him in and Vic netted the fish before it could bolt, removed the hook from his mouth, and cleaned him. This first bass was just 9-1/2 inches long. Right after Vic put #1 on ice in the cooler, I announced I had another somebody. #2 was 11-1/2 inches. Not long after #2 joined #1 in the cooler, I announced Somebody #3. This somebody was 16-1/2″ and weighed 2-1/2 pounds. Vic caught a smaller bass and released it.

The day was hot, but we had our rewards.

The launch

Chasing bass

The big one: 16-1/2 inches and 2-1/2 pounds

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4 responses to “Bass Fishing in the Clearwater River

  1. Heidi

    Wow! That is a big fish! Such a beautiful river, and I love your smile.

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  2. 15andmeowing

    Good job! Do you like bass better than trout?

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    • My husband likes both equally well. I am very badly allergic to all fish. I can”t even take a Vitamin A capsule that contains fish oil. Just part of the inconvenient autoimmunity complex.

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