The Fish Sniffer - Bass Cooperate When Wind Lays Down
Bass Cooperate When Wind Lays Down

Written By: Dan Bacher, April 1, 2014
Species: Bass
Location: Clear Lake,

Black bass fishing continues to be very good for both lure tossers and minnow drifters at Clear Lake, but the wind has made things difficult some days.

“A husband/wife team and I started about 8:30 am in Jago Bay,” said Larry Hemphilll, fishing guide, after his latest fishing adventure. “No wind yet! I was using my brown/orange jig and - behold! - a bite!! She went 5-1/4 lbs!”

“The lady of the boat soon hooks her first - gets it to the boat - but loses another 5+ pounder,” said Hemphill. “She then caught one near 4 lbs and hubby soon lands one. So far, so good! Until the wind reappears - worse than it was the day before.”

“I finally gave up on the west side and we battled our way to the east shore. We spent the rest of the time exploring various structures that were new to them,” he stated.

The anglers ended up with 8 in the boat for maybe 21-22 lbs for best five fish.

“Weird - just as she lost a big fish in the beginning - he lost a big fish on his last cast of the trip,” said Hemphill. “He broke his line - bummer!! Anyway, I felt pretty happy with the results of our trip and the knowledge they gained.

The water temperature was 55 to 57 degrees and the water clarity was 2 to 4 feet.


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