Weather: incoming front cold 34-48 deg after noon rain
Water color :stained
We flipped a coin to choose our location today. I had never been to this lake before. Bob Tyler lives 15 min from the ramp and this is his home fun lake to catch Spotted Bass. Camp Far West is just north east of Lincoln Ca,. The Bear river feeds this lake and it has filled up to the top quickly with the recent heavy rains. This lake has a ton of structure! Lots of flats,bays and a main river arm with scattered flooded willows and fallen trees. Camp Far West is known for numbers,but catching bigger fish is tough. We started out fishing shallow with spinner baits and crank baits in the stained water. To our surprise we had no bites at all! We moved over to a ledge near the spillway and it didn’t take long to start getting bites. We could see the edge of the incoming cold front right above us and the fish were short biting the baits. I slowed way down and broke out the jig , I was using a Yamamoto jig skirt tipped with a Berkley Havoc Deuce double tail grub in a color called green pumpkin somethin. I added some scent and Bam they started socking the jig. We caught a few fish at every single spot on the lake. In the bays, points,ledges and up the river arm. When it warmed up and the breeze picked back up I started throwing a TTi Blakemore roadrunner head with a AA’s 4′ shad tail and wham I got one of better fish of the day on it. Overall we caught over 40 fish up to 2.5lbs it was a blast. Senko’s,jigs,dart heads,drop shots, and swim baits all caught fish. This is a great lake with low pressure if you want to go fun fishing and catch a lot of fish!
A cold winter morning at Camp Far West
Here comes the weather!
Bob Tyler with some cookie cutter Camp far West Spotted Bass.
Ron Howe with a Camp far west Spotted Bass caught on a nail weighted senko.
Ron Howe with a Camp far West Spotted Bass Caught on a TTI Road Runner head with a AA’s 4′ shad swim bait tail.