Fishing Summer Bass

Bass jumping in water

If you want some exciting action, try fishing topwater lures on Western reservoirs when predatory schools of black or striped bass are chasing large schools of shad. Quite often shad and bass are “busting” the surface during a feeding frenzy. Here’s how to get in on the action.


Escape To The Cape: Oregon’s Cape Lookout

Cape Lookout is a massive rock outcropping on the northcentral Oregon Coast about an hour and a half west of Portland. Along with Cape Kiwanda and Cape Meares, it provides the focal point for Three Capes Scenic Drive just outside the town of Tillamook. Whale watching is popular from late December through May, when thousands of gray whales move right past the cape on their annual migration north. Summer brings birdwatchers, flower fans, and the usual assortment of tourist families.