water temp. 52
Water Clarity. Stained
I had the pleasure of hitting the lake today with a buddy from my bass club (Castro Valley Bass Classics) We hit the water around 8 am and it was chilly, the phone said 27 Brrr. The first thing I noticed was the lake has filled considerably and in the capel creek arm where we launched, there was some debris floating. I needed to take my boat in to Gone Fishin Marine to get some stuff done so it was going to be a shortened day. With that said we jammed over to the narrows and started our search. After an hour of no reaction bite on blades and rips due to a lack of wind, we broke out the spinning gear and slowed way down. After this change it became apparent quickly we made the right choice. For the next three hours we were able to catch quite a few bass with several in the 3 pound range, the ticket was dead sticking drop shotted purple smoke cross tail shad and dry creek tubes in green pumpkin with copper and purple flake with a quarter ounce tube hook.
Now on to the locations we fished! We focused on the deeper pockets of the narrows. The key was to find the small rock outcroppings surrounded by steep mud bank, the fish were holding in 30 feet of water relating to the seams where the mud met the rock. We did try shallow since the lake has come way up and we hit the points but the fish seemed to be smaller so we focused on the outcroppings.
Take advantage of the lack of boat traffic on this beautiful lake and go make some fishing memories. If you can get the kids out there with ya, and tight lines to everyone.