Hit Davis Lake at O-Dark-Thirty on Friday with Jay, Joe, Jesse, and Cougar. Yes, I know, a very motley crew! We started throwing poppers along the North edge of the lake right into the tullies with minimal success. We had very sporadic rises and chases, but nothing that got us too excited. As the sun came up, and the temperature rose, we switched from top water tactics to subsurface, leech patterns. This was the ticket! With the sun on the water, we were able to sight fish to bass. All up and down the west side of the lake right up against, and into, the grass was the ticket. A twitch retrieve with 3" to 6" olive or black bass leechs with dumb bell eyes and weed guards were the ticket. Some bass attacked readily while others had to be teased into biting. Other than meeting everyone at 3:30 in the morning, it was a great day! As a group, we caught at least 30 Large Mouth that averaged at least 2 pounds. We did see trout working the surface, but were incredibly spooky and laid down when we came with 75' of them. If you did get a cast to them, it was one and done. Stop by the shop and we'll set you up with the goods!
Thu, July 19, 2012