The Fish Sniffer - Daytime Proves Better Than Night For Largemouths
Daytime Proves Better Than Night For Largemouths

Written By: Dan Bacher, July 19, 2014
Species: Bass
Location: Clear Lake,

Mike Sperbeck and Larry Hemphill, fishing guide, did a late afternoon/night trip Wednesday, but it was mostly about the daylight part.

“After dark the wind got pretty ugly and we left at midnight,” said Hemphill. “I started off great - for a FEW seconds! I brought a very big bass up to the surface. She shook her head and went one way - and my jig - the other!” 

“Can't complain with two 9s that made it INTO the boat in the last month,” he noted.

 The bite after that was fair - Sperbeck landed a near 4 pounder and Hemphil bagged two weighing 4-1/4 and 4-3/4 lbs. They landed a few smaller ones, but that was about it.

“After 11 pm the wind was simply getting worse and we left. My Z521 rode the surf pretty well going back to Red Bud - big swells!” he added.

Hemphill advised, “The jig continues to work for me - even into the summer! Water color was pretty good as we got above Red Bud. Lots of weeds are showing now. All our bass were on rock structure.”

“I even made the rough trip over to Henderson for first time this year. Wind was awful, but we did land a few. I have hit Frazier Point for three successive times, and I think it is finally fished out? “

The water temperature is 77-82 degrees and the water clarity is stained (2-4 feet visibility).

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