2nd stop on the Future Pro Tour Season was at Folsom lake April 22, the lake has been on the raise for a month now and is just about full. The amount of wood and debris that is floating around is flat out dangerous,
the water is clear with about 10 foot of visibility on the main body, it gets a little less the further you go up the river arms.
Folsom lake has always been a place I just can’t seem to catch them at, so I was very happy to come to the scales with 10.38lbs. Not enough to get a check but for me and Folsom, I will take it!
With water temp in the sixties some fish are on beds but the weather just will not stay stable long enough for a big move to the beds.
Friday during pre fish, it was bright and sunny with very little wind and I found a good number of fish in the willow trees that would eat a Savage Gear Armor Crawler and planned on starting the tournament fishing the trees. The weather called for temps in the high seventies and sunny sky’s, but as normal the weatherman was completely wrong, it was windy, cloudy and colder then it had been all week.
The wood had blown into the cove so bad we couldn’t even get back to the trees we wanted to fish, so we had to make some adjustments right away.
I started with a darthead and a Pro Point Lure JR Bug and my partner Chase used a small swimbait on a ball head and we had a limit of small fish in about hour just fishing the edge of the wood that had blown into our cove.
Needing to up grade our weight we started looking for trees we could pitch that Armor Crawler into and found enough trees to cull up to 10.38lbs.
I actually had a good time on the lake and caught 30 to 40 fish, just couldn’t get a big fish to put our total weight into the teens.
As usual Future Pro Tour had a great tournament and a awesome drive up weigh in that was a lot of fun.
So hope you enjoyed the recap of our day on Folsom lake and we are off to the next stop on the incredible Clear Lake.
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