I was on the lake for 3 hours from 1-4 PM. First time on my kayak so I started on the left side and worked my way around the lake. I was able to land a 12" bass on the left side, the first fallen tree that you come too. There has to be a bunch of remaining root structure on the bottom that I just bounced the senko 'brown with black and green flake' off of. The hit was quick and the goofball got himself gut hooked but I was able to release him thanks to some advice on spinning the hook via under the gills that I got from these forums, thank you for that.
A few observations.
a) the bait gets down quick since the lake is so fast, I wasn't used to that before. b) there isn't alot of structure near the banks. It will improve my fishing my learning to feel structure in more open water c) it is really really nice fishing on a low pressure, non-busy lake where there were only 3-4 other kayaks/boats on the water with me d) after taking the heat of the summer off while getting married and moving it took a bit to feel the bottom, next time I'm going to add a bit more worm weight
I didn't get to the right side of the lake, it is going to be a fun learning process.
Does anyone know what the process is for asking permission on putting sunken structure in the lake? Without alot of weeds or fallen trees its tough to find the bass homes.
The state will place structure into the water, not your everyday angler. The lake does get little pressure from my experience but each time I went there during summer the water was awful looking so I did not fish it this summer.
I know some of the area bass clubs used to sink stuff up here. Blue Marsh Bassmasters still does some over at Blue Marsh I think. Don't know if any of the other clubs that used to be around here are doing anything(not eve sure if they are still operating).
You can see what was already sunk and more is proposed on the habitat map of the lake. They also have plans to make the structures on the habitat page. Maybe you can get a group together for a work detail and work on those proposed sites. They aren't going to allow you to sink stuff all over the lake their biologist comes out and picks locations at least they did the 2 times I helped over at Blue Marsh.
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