Columbia River Carp

 

 

Hosted Outing Site:  Columbia River by Desert Aire

Date(s): Aug 3-4

Max. # Attendees: 6+/-

Hosted Outing Leader(s): Mark Koch

Fish: Carp, some bass there as well 

Fishing strategy: Wading/Nymphing … will need another person with a three person capacity outboard or strong electric motor boat to ferry over to fishing area one day … just a short hop not into the main body of the Columbia. Mostly sight casting for carp, casts about 20 – 30 feet or so.

Tackle:

Rod Wt(s)

8 wt for carp

Line

Floating lines works fine, sink tip leader would also work.

Leader

# ft., #X 

Tippet

# ft., #X

Other

 

Flies:

Patterns:

Black or Orange. Crawfish, Sculpin types, wooly buggers … best assortment is at Desert Fly Angler in Ephrata, Darc has several that work great, worth the call to him to have him send you a few.

 

 

Hook sizes:

# – ##

Other gear:

Waders

Wading Staff

 y

Float Tube

 

Pontoon Boat

 

Fins

 

Anchor

 

Sunglasses

 y

PFD

 y

2-way radio

 

Gloves

 

 

 

 Larger 18” net is handy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Polarized must have

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments / Updates / Leader Article. 

 

We will be staying the night at the Desert Aire Campground, there is a cost and I believe it is $15 per night per camp spot … first come, first serve on the spots so I may go over early and try to get one or two or however many on the Thursday night before. If we cannot camp there the options are up at Vantage where there is a state park with camp spots. Food is on your own, there is a restaurant at Desert Aire and a couple other food type options near.

 

 

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