Angler Report: Mittry Lake
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Jeremy L.: Caught these two 5-pounders at Mittry Lake on Jan. 6.
This time of year bass have a tendency to school up and feed on shad. Mittry Lake can be real tough at times because there is a lot of submerged grass for the bass to bury themselves into when not feeding, making it more difficult to put a lure in front of their face to get a reaction strike. That being said, you just have to cover water until you catch one. Once you get one, you’re likely to get several. Hopefully you can run into them when they are fired up and you’re able to catch a few before the school shuts down again.
For this time of year, I really fish Spro crankbaits a lot. I haven’t got a lot of bites in the past few weeks but the bites that I have got have been good ones with one at 7lbs, one just over 6lbs, a few 5lbers, and several 4’s and 3’s. The bite has been really soft even on crankbaits as they are either barely getting a hook into them or the bigger ones are just choking it. It’s a lot more fun cranking with square bills in the summer because they straight train-wreck a crankbait when they do bite. But catching fish is always fun regardless.
All the fish I catch are always going to be catch and release. I love the sport of bass fishing and the quality of fish here in Arizona is beyond awesome.
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