AndrewJ

Shasta Lake Report 4/15

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Finally the lake is fishing like it should be.  Didn't start until 1200, off the water by 1900.  Started the day trying drop shot and 5 in grubs with minimal success.  I could not get a strike on the drop shot but was able to land 2 using the grub.  Meanwhile my wife landed 9 bass using grubs.  Finally I tied on a ned rig, using a TRD in coppertreuse and could not stop catching them.  My wife soon switch to the same rig and we caught 25 bass over the next 3 hours.  All in all, we landed 36 bass, biggest right around 2 lbs.  We even landed around 13-15 small mouth which is the most we have caught on this lake.

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Nice chunks AndrewJ! Way to stay on 'em! I can't remember the last time I saw the water level that high. I guess I'll have something to look forward to when I head up to the Klamath. JB 

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Thanks! All the water ways up here are looking amazing.  For the first time I think ill be able to hit up trinity this year.

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Great report! thanks for sharing... looks beautiful! 

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love that lake!!! cant wait to fish it this summer since it did not fluctuate as much as trinity the fishing should be pretty good... Its going to be a really tough year at trinity but at least the lake is finally full!!

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On 4/18/2017 at 1:06 PM, fisherrw said:

 Its going to be a really tough year at trinity but at least the lake is finally full!!

 

Ive never been to trinity lake, it has been way to low since I got into bass fishing.  Even if the lake is tough i want to make a trip this year, I heard it is gorgeous when it is full. 

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I miss that lake already and that's the most water I have ever seen in it!

 

In the zillion times I have fished there I don't think I've landed more than five smallmouth. That's a crazy amount for one day!

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11 hours ago, AndrewJ said:

 

Ive never been to trinity lake, it has been way to low since I got into bass fishing.  Even if the lake is tough i want to make a trip this year, I heard it is gorgeous when it is full. 

The lake is awesome looking when full I've see it first hand!

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11 hours ago, Mosster47 said:

I miss that lake already and that's the most water I have ever seen in it!

 

In the zillion times I have fished there I don't think I've landed more than five smallmouth. That's a crazy amount for one day!

Thats same for me, i usually only catch 1 or 2 smallmouth and the rest spotted bass.  Most were sitting right around 11.5 to 12 inch mark, so I think they spawned later last year, but it definitely seemed they had a great spawn.  Hoping this years spawn will be even better. 

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My friend is there fishing a tournament now, the bite is on and off good.

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Im sure he will catch quite a lot, just not sure about the size.  Im sure there will be a few 6 pounders caught, but they seem fairly rare. 

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Been a long time since I've fished that lake....no plans for the future either.  But a great place.  Old Ugly Dry Creek tube used to be my favorite bait.  Thanks for sharing.

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