senko, lizard, trap, crank
Hottest Colors:Watermelon Variations, chrome sexy shad
Time Of Day:morning
It sure has been a week of up and down crazy weather changes, but the Schoonover brothers managed to get on quite a few quality fish this week. We are seeing anywhere from 20-70 bass per boat per day with plastics, traps, scroungers, and cranks rounding out the top bites. We’re still waiting on that famous October topwater and swimbait bite to heat up, but we need to get some consistently cooler nights for that to happen.
Senko, Lizard, scrounger, fluke, traps
Hottest Colors:white/blue, watermelon candy, red plum
Time Of Day:all day
The crew from AZ anglers is back led by pros Tai Au and Daniel Elias. The guys are putting in work to find the fish in some up and down weather patterns. We got an unexpected shot of downpours that fired up the fish for a short while, and the post front conditions shut them down just as quickly. Boats are reporting as few as 20 fish per day and as many as 100 per day!
Best fish so far for this group has been a 9.89 kicker with plenty of 5-7lbs and a plethora of small fish to boot. At the moment, the lake is still settling from the summer rains, and it might take a few weeks for the bigger fish to start relating to their normal patterns as many fish are still scattered. That leaves us weeding through the smaller fish to find the bigs.
Best bite has still been Texas style plastics, hogfarmer scroungers with flukes, rattletraps, and a few decent fish on cranks. Other baits that have seen fish include chatterbaits and squarebills, and a few whopper plopper fish.
We’re waiting for that October switch to flip and when it does, look for some lights out reports!
Hottest Colors:purple, green pumpkin
Time Of Day:morning, afternoon
A quick report: Boats are averaging around 30-40 fish per day at the moment for the first few days of our season. Some fish have pushed up shallow, but the warm nights haven’t kept the bass up tight. The better fish have been staged off the banks in 15ft and some on isolated islands deep. Best fish has been around 7lbs so far, and we are still looking for our first giant.
Best baits have been senkos and lizards in green pumpkin variations and lizards in electric grape and black grape (purple) fished Texas style.
Other baits that have seen fish and produced sporadically: underspin with swimbait, rattletrap, and popper.
Post spawn blues
XD6, Scrounger, Wobblehead, underspin
Hottest Colors:plum, shad, watermelon
Time Of Day:all day
Sorry for the gap in reports, but the fishing had just about stayed the same for almost all of February and March. Copy and paste.
But, the spawn has finished for all but a few stragglers and that means the summer patterns are starting to emerge and hopefully that will mean a boost in the fishing as well.
The crankbait bite is starting to show up with XD6 and FlatDT9 accounting for some decent fish. And, as with most of the season, plastics are still getting fish with the presentation changing a bit from texas and wacky rig, to wobbleheads and scroungers.
Keep that terminal box stocked and you’ll always have a shot at a Baccarac giant.
senko, lizard, fluke, crank
Hottest Colors:Watermelon Variations, purple, white
Time Of Day:all day
Well, there’s nothing super new in regards to change in activity or pattern.
Our last report holds pretty true still as we head into the next wave of spawn.
Posted 10 days ago:
The theme this year has been soft plastics rigged a variety of ways. We have seen plenty of bass coming on wacky, Texas rig, scroungers, and shakey head lately… but one thing is for certain, make sure to have a healthy range of soft plastics in watermelons, black variations, and purple.
Secondary bites have been coming on cranks, underspin, swimbait, traps, topwater and chatterbait, but plastics have been by far the best producers.
This first main wave of spawn is in motion, and we are seeing plenty of fish with bloody tails, belly rub sores, and full stomachs. We are seeing the majority of thhe bites in 10-15 in staging areas just off the banks. Be diligent with your bites, as many are very subtle