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Username: angryjohn
First Name: john
Last Name: cambis
Member Since: 07/03/11 09:31 PM
Last Login: 09/27/14 08:36 PM
Profile Views: 13173
City: Bremerton
State: Washington
Zip: 98311
Country: USA
Interests: Fishing,
Rod building
Reel repair and upgrades

About Me: navy man
Favorite Fish
to Catch:
The one that bites the bait!!!
Favorite Type
of Fishing:
Topwater and frogs all day
Water Type: Freshwater
Favorite Lures: serbert outdoors JIGS
Fishing Rods: Daiwa Steez 7' flexlite M
st croix premier musky
st croix Legend Elite 7' MHF
st croix avid 6'6" MHF
st croix avid 6'6" MF
Dobyns 806H swimbait
Dobyns c743dx full handle
Dobyns s743dx full handle
Dobyns 763cb
Lamiglas Excel 735
Fishing Reels: Daiwa advantage 2000 spin x2
Daiwa advantage 2500 spinning
Daiwa luna 300 L
Daiwa luna 253 L
Daiwa advantage 153htsl X2
Daiwa ito 103Lx2
Daiwa super sol L
Daiwa steez 100hL
Daiwa zillion hlc (L)
Fishing Techniques: Trying to figure out this crystal clear water fishing thing.
Favorite Fishing Spot: quinabuag river

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john cambis's Blog

**New** Below is a list of john cambis's most recent blog entrys. User has a total of 7 entrys.

1. Understanding conservation.
Posted Tuesday, June 3, 2014

2. Year of the crankbait
Posted Saturday, March 29, 2014

3. Easy and cheap success in CT waters.
Posted Saturday, June 15, 2013

4. Each season has its own conditions
Posted Thursday, March 21, 2013

5. Tried night fishing for the first time
Posted Monday, August 20, 2012

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john cambis's Trips

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Recon trip to spencer lake
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Spencer Lake

Looking for a place to catch small mouth, as i had yet to get one in this state. I took my daughter on the trip and headed out to the lake about noon. My plan was to use some plastics deep and try some dropshot. My plan was gone the second i arrived at the lake. There were lots of power boats and jet ski's. The good news i thought was i stumbled onto some good looking pad fields. I did have my jig rod with me but not my normal frog rod. I chopped off my leader and commenced beating the pads to death. Hours later i had not a single bite in all the pads across the lake. To say the least i was a little disappointed. The boats here were a little more respectful and slowed as they passed and i only really had issues with the ski's. With all the wake i had to keep with moving baits and i did catch about half a dozen perch between 8-10" and two small LMB. Just about nightfall i caught a half pound small mouth bass, the first i have ever caught in Washington. It was not large but i was happy to get one.

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First round
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benson lake

Left to try a new lake today. I am looking for a place to catch bass and i have yet to score. I observed two fish in the 3-4 lb class in this lake but unfortunately i was unable to catch either one. It was a beautiful hot day and i was very happy to be on the water. Rocked my brand new Berkeley flicker shad and cleaned house. It got 6 of the 9 i caught today but i believe the split rings or hooks are not perfect. The fish shook the hooks loose some of the times and i would have had more but lost 3 which i did not count. I may try some round bend hooks first as i dont have any small split rings on hand. The trout were not huge but i had 3 or so that were respectable and no really small ones so the day was not a total loss.

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First time to buck lake
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buck lake

Got a late start as the family wanted to roll to the zoo and getting out on the water was just an opportunity. I decided to give buck a chance as my parents are up visiting and there are some nice trails and a park right next to the lake and i could get out on the water while they were kept busy. I ended my short two hours with one 11 inch rainbow. My regular crankbaits did not produce, but it was a bluebird day, which is not normal for this area, and i did not have a ton of time to try and get dialed in. I used a spinner to grab my one catch for the day on a cast and reel.

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Command picknic
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trident lakes

The boat was going to have a picnic and i was there early to set up. Things were going slow so i asked the wife to grab my spinning rod and bring it out. Luckily i had my tackle bag in the back of the car from a previous trip so i was good to go. It was raining by the time the event kicked off so people came to eat and took off soon after. I grabbed my rod and it the pond. I ended up with one bite and miss and two 10" stockers which i kicked back after a pic. A great way to kill time while the event was going on, but no giants.

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veritas meets its maker
veritas meets its maker
Went for a glory hookset and the big double hooks took the tip right off.
07/06/14 11:40 PM
two even
two even
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one ounce shy
one ounce shy
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second bass
second bass
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first fish of the trip
first fish of the trip
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07/13/14 03:24 AM
First round with berkely flicker shad was good. Fish want to eat it but the hooks or split rings suck. Other good colors out there need to check out.

06/09/14 12:58 AM
Evolve Soul 5 FlatSlider 75 a bait i need to check out

05/30/14 10:48 PM
Looking to clean that cork handle? Give mr clean magic eraser a try!!!

09/28/12 10:43 PM
Got two new reels with line i have never used. 10 lb yo zuri hybrid is decent stuff. Like it as well or better than Berkeley XL. Suffix 832 sucks right out of the box but is better when broken in. I think i hate Berkeley fireline smoke. Not to many good Berkeley products that i have used. Power pro super slick 8 is my favorite braid but seems to ware fairly fast compared to what people are reporting for other braids.

06/23/12 11:06 AM
the lack of stretch in braid has some side effects which do cause some problems. Setting the drag lighter to account for the lack of shock absorption is very important, as to not break another pole.


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Total Trips:100
Total Photos:132
Total Hotspots:141
Total Trip Reviews:12
Total Trip Comments:20
Total Location Reviews:59
Total Location Comments:54
Total Locations Added:65
Total Locations Edited:89
Total Message Board Posts:381
Total Species Comments:1
Total Species Recipes:0
Total Species Edited:0
Total Amenities Added:46
Total Amenities Edited:47

Total Overall Points:1147

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