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4/26/20 Slow but exciting on the King’s River

Daily Fishing Log For April 26, 2020

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date April 26, 2020 Air Temp 55-60 Current Generation Minimum
Fisherman Fields Thompson Water Temp 51-55
Hours Fished 8.00 Sky Cloudy Water Clarity Slightly Stained
Fishing Overall Good Wind Moderate
Fish Caught
Total Caught Total Keepers
24 16
Size/Weight (Pounds)
Baits Used
Keepers Other Fish
War Eagle Spinner Bait, Speed Craw Buzz Frog, Football Head Jig
Bait Colors
Keepers Other Fish
Blue herring with green trailer, Sooner Run Speed craw, Black and Blue Jig with Speed craw trailer White, Black
Location/Presentation/Structure
Started the day of putting in at Baxter, and fished Mid Lake, and caught a very nice Smallmouth, and several nice fish on a Blue Herring Spinner Bait. Most fish we found was on Channel Swinging banks, especially if the wind was hitting the bank most bites was near laydowns and within 10' of the bank. Then made a big move and went all the way to the back of the King's River. It turned out to be a very exciting move. Taking a spinnerbait and speed craw down the feeder creeks we caught several male bass, and a few nice females.
Fishing Notes

My Big Smallmouth came off of a nice laydown about 4′ off the bank.

Feeder creeks.. I would use my spinnerbait and throw over brush and logs, as soon as my bait hit the cover I would kill it. Speed craw, I was using kinda a bouncing presentation. Throwing on the bank and making short quick 3-4 bounces and then pause.

 

Also… Yes I did catch 3 with 1 keeper on a frog back in the feeder creeks. Just pitching it near cover and popping it once or twice.

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