Lake New Hogan Fishing Report
I got on the water at 6am, with post front conditions and high winds predicted for the day I figured I was in for a long day. Previously I haven’t been to hogan since last summer so really wasn’t sure what to expect. Water clarity was 8-10 ft and temp was 65 and got to 72 by the afternoon. I started off throwing top water, a River2sea rover and a buzz bait in shad pattern. I had a few swirls on the buzz bait but found a few 1lbers on the rover. As the sun started to rise I switched to spinner baits and crank baits. There are a lot of large schools of bass fry all over the lake, the spawn seems to be over. I started to find fish on the river2sea biggie papa in the 1-5 ft range, it seemed that they were holding on the newly submerged grass. Most fish were in the 1-2lb range. The rod I like throwing my smaller 3/8-3/4 oz crank baits is the Falcon Boo Coo micro deep runner. This is a great rod for long cast and has enough back bone to get a good hook up but enough give that the fish can’t throw the hooks. You check the full line of Falcon rods online at Monsterfishingtackle.com. I was occasionally picking up the spinner bait but only had a few bumps. Close to noon I made a run south and picked up the a rig. Again I was able to find some small large mouth and stripers but nothing over 2lbs. The River2sea S waver 168 in baby bass pattern later in the day is were I found my best fish. I was targeting main lake points and humps, and rock piles, slow rolling it. I was able to get 6 bites on it and put 4 of them in the boat, they were all over 3lbs. Eventually the wind just got too bad to contend with and I called it a day. The shad spawn is in full swing, in most coves there are big schools of shad roaming. Not sure if it was due to the weather or post front conditions but there wasn’t much action on them. Hope this helps and good luck out there!