Fishing Reports: Lake Pleasant
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The water temperature at Lake Pleasant Wednesday topped out at 60 degrees, with morning air temperatures at 43 degrees.
Guide Gary Senft targeted largemouth bass Wednesday — in 25 mph winds during the early morning. Fishing from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., he and a fishing partner caught 15 largemouth bass using dropshots, Texas rigs and Ned rigs. His primary success was targeting steep, rocky banks and using small baits. The wind began to die down around noon.
“I started off with 5-inch worms and the fish tore them in half,” Senft said. “I went to a 3-inch worm and it worked for me. If I used a brush hog, I took 2 inches off it. And I was fishing real slow.”
He said the largemouth he caught were nice and healthy.
He said he even caught a 3 1/2-pound channel catfish on a dropshot rig.
“Other than that, we were moving around a lot but you had to fish steep, rocky banks,” he said. “The flats weren’t good luck for us. Fishing those banks with nice, 15-60 degree angles was key.”
Guide Mike Strole had the following reports:
November 28, 2018. Dan & Sharon Robbins caught this nice 4-pound catfish and a number of nice striper on a modified dropshot rig using cut anchovies in 35-60 feet in the afternoon in the northern coves of Lake Pleasant.
Monday, Nov. 26. John Miller and his 5-year-old grandson Koa caught a number of nice striper just like these (above) using a modified dropshot technique and anchovies in water from 30 -65 feet.
John S.: From the morning of Sunday Dec. 2 out at Lake Pleasant. Cool morning and some nice bass.
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