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Home Anglers Corner April 26, 2018 - Chris Bailey- Reel Outdoors

April 26, 2018 - Chris Bailey- Reel Outdoors

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Hey wayne, an update…Your info on the bass proved very effective. We got to Bullfrog on Monday, found some beds, as you said, in 2-6 feet of water. Most were South facing on rock reefs either on the shore or out on shallow rock flats. 

On Monday, we found mostly males starting the beds but by Tuesday, they had enticed the females to joint them. Whacked close to 40 fish a day. All released of course.

Tried top water on Monday with one hit. By Wednesday, the early morning topwater action on Zera Spooks was going full throttle until 9 Am, did not matter that we had a good breeze. Once the sun got high and the topwater died, I threw a 1/4 once solid white 4” curly tail grub. Frustrated males would come hit the random casts and when the wind died around noon, we would target bedding fish. when the wind came back up, we would cruise points and water with rock.....anywhere I saw black of a deep big rock, it had a smallie near it. Blind casting fish would swim 20” to hit a swimming grub. Managed a few big largemouths as well.

They were doing a number on the walleye and crappie along the mud line in Good Hope bay just jigging a jig in 10-12 feet of water along the mud line. The crappie were jumping everywhere, trying to loosen their egg scenes. All of the fish are very healthy.

Thanks for all your help

Chris Bailey, Reel Outdoors TV