Lake Sammamish 4/26/2015

April 26, 2015

Fishing Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Rating: 7

Weather Conditions: Warm with overcast skies

Bait: Drop Shot with Roboworm Aaron’s Magic Fat Worm and Quick Drop 1/4 ounce weight

Rod: Megabass Orochi XX Drop Shot Rod

Reel: Shimano Sustain

Line: 7-pound Sunline Super Sniper FC

Total Bass Caught: 2

Final Weigh in Weight: 4.07 pounds

Due to the fact that the weather wasn’t as warm as I thought it would be, I decided to head out to the lake later in the afternoon, so that the water would have time to heat up. Since I had fished the first point on the right hand side the week before, I decided to start on the second point. As soon as I got there, I stopped at a brown two-tiered dock. This dock had been productive for me in the past and I had confidence that I could catch a bass there. I cast my drop shot rig to the dock and immediately felt a bite. I set the hook, but unfortunately missed it. It felt like a big bass, so I was extremely disappointed that I wasn’t able to land it. However, I still had hope that it would come back and bite again. A few casts later, I noticed my line take off in the opposite direction as the current, so I set the hook and hooked into a big one. It put up a great fight and after weighing it on the scale, it came out to be a 2.27 pound smallmouth. This is a pretty big bass for this time of the year, so I was extremely excited about catching it. Unfortunately, the docks ahead of me were being fished by some other fisherman, so I was forced to move towards my trusted v-shaped dock. I fished around the v-shaped dock for quite a while, but missed my only bite. I then moved down a few docks and noticed that one of the docks was indented, creating something almost similar to that of the v-shaped dock. I cast over to it and once my weight hit the bottom, I felt a monster bite and was able to land a 1.80 pound smallmouth. I then went another 30 minutes without a bite and decided to call it a day after landing two nice smallmouth.

Observations: The water temperature ranged from 56-58 degrees, which was a little bit colder than the previous week that I had been fishing it. However, this didn’t come as a big surprise as there had just been a cold front that had passed through a few days before. Surprisingly enough, I caught my bass in 15-20 feet of water, which a little shallower than I expected. Once again, the bass were holding tight to cover, so aggressive casts are of the utmost importance. The bass definitely seem to be getting more aggressive and it is clear that they are starting to move up to the shallows, which only means good things for bass fishing to come.

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