Wind Challenges Bass Enthusiasts
Larry Henphill, fishing guide, reported decent largemouth fishing with a good angler from Chicago Tuesday and Wednesday evening - fighting wind most of the time.
“We fought our way to Henderson Point area where he caught his first Clear Lake bass - about 4 3/4 lbs,” said Hemphill. “I had him using a green pumpkin Berkely Havoc Craw Fatty. He caught another nice one pushing 4 lbs using a Power Worm.”
“I caught a 3-1/2 lb bass on a jig. We lost 3 or 4. The wind calmed down some,” he stated.
“Last night was a different story - very dangerous wind conditions - as bad as I have seen for a few years. The night tourney guys went out and luckily made it back alive! I wasn't going risk that boat ride with a client, so we fished areas across from Red Bud.
He missed 2 or 3 on his spinnerbait. Hemphill decided to try a red shad Dead Ringer 8" worm - with the giant tail working thru weed openings.
“After landing a mighty 10 inch monster, I got a fair hit in 3 feet of water. I managed a good hook set in spite of the bow in my line. It took forever to land her in the wind, but finally a nice 7 lb 2 oz bass joined our group,” said Hemphill. “We gave up a little while later.”
“We didn't get a lot of bites during the 2 trips, but Berkley soft plastics and the Dead Ringer seemed to work ok,” he added. “I like to think the red shad was a good color for the beginning of fall. At least one of the bass agreed with me!
The water temperature was 66-69 degrees and the water clarity was 2 to 4 feet visibility.Back To Reports