I think we can say without putting the hex on ourselves that spring has arrived here in the Pacific Northwest. There is less and less rain and more and more sun. The grass is growing about an inch a day, that’s a sure sign of spring and the blossoms on the pear trees in the Hood River Valley are in full bloom. The water temperature in the Columbia River is just about 50°F, that’s warm enough for the bigger smallmouth bass to start moving around, so tomorrow the kayak fishing gear is getting checked out and made ready for fishing whenever the wind permits. There might also be some opportunities for walleye fishing, haven’t done too much of that from the kayak on the Columbia, but there are some big ones to be had, might have to give it a try.
We are still hard at work editing more fishing videos, including updated kayak fishing video on San Diego Bay as well as a salmon and steelhead fishing video from one of the Pacific Northwest’s premiere fishing rivers, so stay tuned for more fishing action on the watermanatwork.com website as well as daily fishing reports, photos and video as we kick off the 2014 fishing season.