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Camp Far West Bass Fishing Report April 2013
Category : BASS FISHING REPORTS
I made a return trip to Camp Far West on Saturday with my fishing friend Ian Rigler. I was eager to see how the fish had changed from our previous trip to the lake. While the weather conditions were quite different, the bass again were very cooperative.
The morning started off in the low 50’s and approached 70 by late afternoon. A persistent wind blew from the south throughout the day. Skies were overcast and there were a few periods of showers early in the day.
Water temperature began at 62 degrees and peaked at 66. Water clarity ranged from 2 to 5 feet.
How We Caught Them:
We again started out on typical prespawn/spawning areas (secondary points, flats, and backs of coves). As we fished our way toward the backs of spawning pockets we caught fish in water as shallow as one to two feet. After boating several fish on a jerk bait, we switched over to a myriad of soft plastics including a tube, a Senko, and a compact craw bait.
As we moved around the lake we found our most productive areas to be directly related to water temperature. Areas with warmer water produced more bites. On this day all of the fish caught were hard fighting spotted bass that came in less than ten feet of water.
Tube/Creature Bait Gear:
7′ Medium Action St. Croix Legend Xtreme Spinning Rod, 2500 Series Spinning Reel, 10lb Sunline SX1 Braided Line, 6lb Sunline FC Sniper Fluorocarbon Leader, 1/8oz homemade jighead with 3/0 light wire Gamakatsu hook, 3.5” Yamamoto Tube (Watermelon) or 3.75” Yamamoto Flappin Hog (Green Pumpkin)
7′ Medium Light Action St. Croix Legend Xtreme Spinning Rod, 2500 Series Spinning Reel, 10lb Sunline SX1 Braided Line, 6lb Sunline FC Sniper Fluorocarbon Leader, 1/0 Gamakatsu Splitshot/Dropshot hook, 5” Yamamoto Senko (Baby Bass and Green Pumpkin)