Some of my friends wanted to do a picnic and take the dogs to the dog park at Walnut Creek today so of course if I was at the lake I was going to do a little fishing!
By the time we were done with the picnic I only had a short time to fish but made the best of it. This lake has such a defined creek channel with a lot of standing trees that are always temping to fish. So I started there, fishing a crank bait, pig and jig, and a few other soft plastics around the trees with not luck.
I quickly moved to fishing around the Island on the west side of the lake. Most of the shoreline around the lake has really thick matted vegitation but around this island. I positioned my boat on the side that was protected from the wind and I cast a crank bait out into the windy current and let it bang the rocks on its way back to me. I immediately started catching fish! All were pretty small but they were aggressive and fun! I caught about 8 this way before I had to start moving back towards the ramp so i didn’t get stuck out in the dark.
I caught one or two more on my way back. I even tried jiggin in the trees for a few minutes trying to catch crappie without any luck. But for how short the trip was I couldn’t complain about 8-10 bass even if they were small.
Lake Ranking: 4 star
This lake always makes me think I could catch a big one on any cast but I have yet to do it! There is plenty of structure to fish and there are fish in there but from my experience they are fairly small.