I headed up to lake Sonoma with my son. Got a late start but he wanted to get on the water. We got on the lake about 9am and headed for cherry creek on the north end of the lake. It was a nice warm day already in the high 60’s. I Dumped the trolling motor in the water and noticed the water temp was in the low 60’s and stained, so i pulled out my new Dobyns 765 cb glass rod, with 40# Vicious no fade braid and a 15# Vicious pro fluorocarbon leader, Awesome new rod for chatterbaits. A Dobyns Fury 733 with a wacky rigged 6″ Yamamoto senko on a weedless 3/0 Moto hook with 40# Vicious no fade braid and a 15# leader of Vicious pro fluorocarbon and a 2 Dobyns 703’s, 1 with 8# Vicious pro fluorocarbon with a 3.8 Keitech on it and the other had a 5″ Yamamoto wacky rigged senko on a weedless 1/0 Moto hook and 20# Vicious no fade braid with no leader for my son. We started on a nice flat with no luck. We fished to a small point going into a small finger. My son Pitched the senko up to the bank into a shadow and a 5#er crushed it off the surface and the fight was on. Fish #1 was in the boat. I pitched to the next shadow and another good fished crushed it. I fought him to the boat but he came off. The very next cast into a shadow yielded a junky 3#er, I put it in the well and while fixing my senko i heard a splash ahead me so i fired the senko to the center of the boil and another 5# almost ripped the rod out of my hands. We fished for another hour before we had to leave, landing 15-20 fish with a limit weighing 18-20lbs. It was a awesome trip and cant wait to get back up there !! Tell next time. STICK EM !!!
Lake Sonoma Fishing Report by Steve Wilson
April 3, 2017 by