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Username: angryjohn
First Name: john
Last Name: cambis
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Member Since: 07/03/11 09:31 PM
Last Login: 04/18/14 12:38 AM
Profile Views: 11767
City: Bremerton
State: Washington
Zip: 98311
Country: USA
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Interests: Fishing,
Yaking,
SCUBA,
Motorcycles,
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 MS
st croix premier musky
st croix Legend Elite 7' MHF
st croix avid 6'6" MHF
st croix avid 6'6" MF
Abu Garcia veritas 7'3" MHF
Dobyns 806H swimbait
Dobyns c743dx full handle
Dobyns s743dx full handle
Dobyns 763cb
Lamiglas Excel 702s
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
Favorite Video:

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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 6 entrys.

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

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

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

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

5. Walking the walk
Posted Friday, August 10, 2012


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Island lake geting smoked
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island lake
4/12/2014

The best of times are when everything comes together and you have a great day. For the short period that i have been a born again fisherman i think i have more than my fare share, but there are still those days when you dont figure them out, or you find out why you had shifted to a different line or technique. Today's conditions were different than what i most often fish, the sun was out and the sky was blue as i have ever seen it here for Washington. I also was fishing with 10lb test while previously i had been using 6. Most of my catches lately have been trout, and the density of bass in my area is low. I will never again, (if i remember) go without a spinning rod with lite line. I bought 1500 yards of fluorocarbon and have yet to spool any up. I will load up in the morning to make sure i am good to go. There were some nice fish being caught today, several three pound or better taken on worms and dough. I cannot bring myself to sit and be bored.
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Sunday funday

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Kitsap lake
3/23/2014

Got off of duty and hit kitsap lake again. Currently the bite for rainbows is on fire. I found the lake to be covered in boats today, and lots of people were catching. I think there were a lot of first of the season or new boat operators on the water because there were a lot of close calls. I will go here until the season opens but it is getting a little nuts already and the power boaters are not being so cool to the human powered craft crowd. I would hope its just because they do not know better but there is always the other option. I went with my buddy from the boat again and i had 6 fish in the boat and let the smaller 2 go to fight another day. I continued to tear it up on small crank baits, but a lot of people were also doing well on worms and powerbait.

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Early day off work hit the lake
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Kitsap lake
3/21/2014

Got off work early and the wife and kido's are off on vacation, time to hit the water for some quality time to myself. I no longer had to share the yak so i had tons of room with no fear of breaking a rod or loosing something overboard. I have a new plan and some new baits. I picked up some small flat side cranks from DUO to try out and they worked awesome. I am not a big fan of rapala shad raps and this was what i was going to try as the alternative. I am very happy with the result. I dont know that i would fish these in an area with pickerel as they are not a cheap option, but in Washington there not around so i will continue to rock the crap out of these little jewels. Nine rainbow trout of decent size in about 3 hours and i was doing way better faster than the bait guys. I had several that i did not land, including a fish i estimate to be about three pounds. I should have been using a moderate speed rod, but i did not have one with me. The hooks are very small and i had a few fish throw the lure when they went airborne. Live and learn

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Early spring trip with new friend
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Kitsap lake
3/15/2014

So i meet up with a friend from the boat, and this is going to be our first trip out together. I have never seen this person fish or know how they feel about being out on the water. I do all the common sense checks, do i have a spare rod he can use? Is the nucanoe set up for our weight balance? One thing i did identify early on was that i did not have a life jacket for him. I have mine and my sons, but not another adult jacket. So after loading up the yak, we head to Walmart to grab him a vest to wear. I do not know the specifics for this state so i will default to the person has to have one on at all times. In CT there is a season where they are required to be on and time when they just have to be in the craft. The winter season is the more restrictive. So, we get to kitsap lake and head from the ramp with the wind down the shore toward the military camp. We spend 2 and a half hours fishing the outside of the lake and get only one bite each with nothing landed. back between the ramps people are doing very well on trout and i shift over to a small spinner and get my limit in about 30 minuets. We leave about 330 pm with five rainbows landed and having a decent time. This lake is still not one of my favorites and the trout just saved the day.

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03/09/14 Trip to island lake

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island lake
3/9/2014

Looking to not have rain for the first weekend in forever so what the heck, grab the yak and out I go. No idea what the water temperature is but island lake is very small compared to kitsap lake so i figured with the warmer temps outside and the sun out on Thursday and Friday, things may start coming to life. Go to the lake at 12:30 and stayed until about 4:45. I would not dare to try and describe the action as i got only one bite and one fish landed. Seems like a good ratio to me as i would have been pissed to miss the only fish of the day. I go here to island lake as it is close to my house, but on any weekend end day after the season opens up i dont see myself coming here until winter and the closure. One LMB for my efforts 2lb 10oz, not bad for the first fish of the year. Got the bite on a Spro Aruku Shad Jr, in Spooky Shad color. It is my second fish on this bait as i got one that grabbed it and dove under the dock at kitsap and broke my line.

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winter day on kitsap lake
Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 1
Views: 265
Kitsap lake
11/10/2013

Headed out around 10 to give kitsap lake another try. This location is not one of my favorites, and after the trip remains that way. I trawled the entire lake with no bites. I went back to casting the shore and i got a decent bass on a spro rattle bait, but it dove right back under the boathouse and broke me off. seven bucks down the drain and only one 6" baby bass in the boat. i think i just may hate this lake.

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adventure to lost lake
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# Reviews: 1
Views: 334
lost lake
10/26/2013

Left the house about 11 ish on a new lake adventure. The season i winding down on a lot of lakes here and i wanted to check this place out as it appears to be open all year. I tossed the yak and the boy in the van and headed out. Kind of a long drive for me at 1 hour 30 min so i had high hopes that it would work out well. Passed mason and isabella lake on the way. Pulled up to the ramp at 1230 and slid the boat into the water. There was a man and his two kids at the bank fishing for trout and they were having some decent luck, with three keepers in a few hours. His kids and my boy played as i was setting up and then we started fishing. I went right after leaving the ramp and headed around the lake counter clock wise. This put me in the deep end first and i was not doing so well but the scenery was very nice. I had no idea what the water temp was till half my day was done and i found out it was 54. I was trying to jerk-bait and that was getting me zip so i shifted to crank bait in hopes that i might pull up something. Well never pictured trout on a strike king 3xd but they seemed to like it just fine. From about mid lake to the corner of the deep side i cranked up 4 decent rainbows and then back to nothing. i used the same crank for the rest of the lake and pulled one tiny 6 inch bow. I was basically done and i planned to trawl back to the launch. I switched out to a Little john MD in Chartreuse Black Back and started taking them down. One after another. I hooked a really nice one, might have been the largest of the day, and handed the rod to my 5 year old. I told him to crank as fast as he could but he dawdled and the fish got off. Got 6 more after that and i called it a day. Not much for doing laps in the middle of the lake, but it was working very well. Gave 2 fish to the guy on the dock, ended up eye hooking them threw the mouth and could not throw those back.
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Adventure to lost lake
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10/26/2013

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lost lake adventure
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lost lake
10/26/2013

Left the house about 11 ish on a new lake adventure. The season i winding down on a lot of lakes here and i wanted to check this place out as it appears to be open all year. I tossed the yak and the boy in the van and headed out. Kind of a long drive for me at 1 hour 30 min so i had high hopes that it would work out well. Passed mason and isabella lake on the way. Pulled up to the ramp at 1230 and slid the boat into the water. There was a man and his two kids at the bank fishing for trout and they were having some decent luck, with three keepers in a few hours. His kids and my boy played as i was setting up and then we started fishing. I went right after leaving the ramp and headed around the lake counter clock wise. This put me in the deep end first and i was not doing so well but the scenery was very nice. I had no idea what the water temp was till half my day was done and i found out it was 54. I was trying to jerkbait and that was getting me zip so i shifted to crank bait in hopes that i might pull up something. Well never pictured trout on a strike king 3xd but they seemed to like it just fine. From about mid lake to the corner of the deep side i cranked up 4 decent rainbows and then back to nothing. i used the same crank for the rest of the lake and pulled one tiny 6 inch bow. I was basicaly done and i planned to trawl back to the launch. I switched out to a Little john MD in Chartreuse Black Back and started taking them down. One after another. I hooked a realy nice one, might have been the largest of the day, and handed the rod to my 5 year old. I told him to crank as fast as he could but he dawdled and the fish got off. Got 6 more after that and i called it a day. Not much for doing laps in the middle of the lake, but it was working very well. Gave 2 fish to the guy on the dock, ended up eye hooking them threw the mouth and could not throw those back.
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Lost lake preview
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lost lake
10/26/2013

Left the house about 11 ish on a new lake adventure. The season i winding down on a lot of lakes here and i wanted to check this place out as it appears to be open all year. I tossed the yak and the boy in the van and headed out. Kind of a long drive for me at 1 hour 30 min so i had high hopes that it would work out well. Passed mason and isabella lake on the way. Pulled up to the ramp at 1230 and slid the boat into the water. There was a man and his two kids at the bank fishing for trout and they were having some decent luck, with three keepers in a few hours. His kids and my boy played as i was setting up and then we started fishing. I went right after leaving the ramp and headed around the lake counter clock wise. This put me in the deep end first and i was not doing so well but the scenery was very nice. I had no idea what the water temp was till half my day was done and i found out it was 54. I was trying to jerkbait and that was getting me zip so i shifted to crank bait in hopes that i might pull up something. Well never pictured trout on a strike king 3xd but they seemed to like it just fine. From about mid lake to the corner of the deep side i cranked up 4 decent rainbows and then back to nothing. i used the same crank for the rest of the lake and pulled one tiny 6 inch bow. I was basicaly done and i planned to trawl back to the launch. I switched out to a Little john MD in Chartreuse Black Back and started taking them down. One after another. I hooked a realy nice one, might have been the largest of the day, and handed the rod to my 5 year old. I told him to crank as fast as he could but he dawdled and the fish got off. Got 6 more after that and i called it a day. Not much for doing laps in the middle of the lake, but it was working very well. Gave 2 fish to the guy on the dock, ended up eye hooking them threw the mouth and could not throw those back.
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run from the power boats
run from the power boats
This is not the best location to fish but the best place i could find to get away from other boaters.
03/23/14 11:39 PM
Pattison Lake boat launch
Pattison Lake boat launch
03/22/14 12:31 AM
 
Long lake boat ramp
Long lake boat ramp
03/22/14 12:23 AM
boat ramp
boat ramp
03/22/14 12:11 AM
 
boat ramp
boat ramp
03/18/14 12:26 AM

Latitude: 47.12072162
Longitude: -122.5648876
From Tacoma, drive I-5 south. Take exit 122 to Camp Murray (Berkley). Turn right on Berkley and then left on Portland Ave. Access is on left after bend in road
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03/17/14 01:17 AM
Giving the new duo baits a try. They have some great looking small lures i may have more luck with than the shadraps. Hope there a little more durable!


11/03/13 10:32 PM
Trout love the chartreuse black back little jon md and the 3xd strike king in shiny shad a lot. Not a bass on a crankbait yet.


10/20/13 02:58 PM
Spencer lake is worth a look. Has smallmouth!!!


10/06/13 09:43 PM
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04/26/13 07:51 PM
Caught a 4lb 12 oz trout on long pond on opening day on the bluegill squarebill crank. Gave the fish to someone and had a geat time.


04/16/13 02:43 PM
Been really enjoying my Luck-e-Strike STX jerkbaits. The hooks and split rings are garbage. Still in the hunt for a decent replacement hook. Also the Strike king bluegill crank bait 1.5 is slaying the pickerel and a few bass. Jumped on the SPRO band wagon and checking out there baits. So far the cell mait little JOHN MD is the best one, but i have yet to try the rattle traps.


02/07/13 11:18 PM
Working on updating locations in Washington state in Kitsap area. Hopefully it makes it easier when i get there. Make sure to get the parking permit with the fishing licence. Looks totally different then here with a lot of downed wood.


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.


05/31/12 05:18 PM
sometimes the best lures are cheap and plain. Little cleo plain silver spoon 1/8 working wonders on trout.


03/20/12 01:36 PM
using huge spinnerbaits sucks, double 10's hurt the wrist, and are just no fun, the luna pulled it just fine though


 

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Total Trips:87
Total Photos:117
Total Hotspots:116
Total Trip Reviews:11
Total Trip Comments:20
Total Location Reviews:44
Total Location Comments:42
Total Locations Added:42
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Total Message Board Posts:357
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