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Camp Far West Bass Fishing Report
Category : BASS FISHING REPORTS
This past Saturday I had a chance to spend a great day on Camp Far West with my fishing buddy Ian Rigler. The bass were very cooperative and we had a fun day of fishing.
The morning started off in the mid 50’s and reached the low 70’s by late afternoon. Winds were light and variable with skies that remained overcast for the majority of the day.
Water temperature began at 59 degrees and peaked at 64. Water clarity ranged from 2 to 7 feet depending on location. In some areas visibility was diminished by carp activity and floating pollen.
How We Caught Them:
The prior weekend a local team tournament was won with a little less than ten pounds and we found this to be consistent with the size of fish we encountered.
We started out on typical prespawn/spawning areas (secondary points and flats). It did not take long for Ian to start catching them on a tube. I was fishing a Senko and catching a few here and there. The fish showed a definite preference for the tube early on. As the day progressed and the fish started to set up on structure, the Senko started to shine. At times when the wind picked up I had a few areas where I could get the fish to eat a jerk bait.
The bite picked up in the early afternoon and we left them biting when we decided to call it a day. The majority of our fish were spotted bass with a few largemouth mixed in for good measure. All of our fish came in less than ten feet of water.
The Tackle Box:
Tube 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 tube jighead with 3/0 light wire Gamakatsu hook, 3.5” Yamamoto Tube (Watermelon)
Senko Gear: 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 (Natural Shad and Green Pumpkin)
As we were leaving the lake, we met up with fishing guide Len Kovats. Kovats reported that he too had a great fish catching day. If you are interested in a guided trip to Camp Far West, contact Len at 530-218-2367 or visit his website at www.hookedupwithlen.com