I spent a day with some friends in Twin Falls Idaho, and we found us a spot at Dierkes Lake to do some bass fishing. Bass fishing Dierkes Lake was pretty fun. We only spent an hour fishing, but we caught a couple largemouth bass. Here is what we used, where we fished, and how we “Kraked” some bass!
Bass Fishing Dierkes Lake
Here is what the conditions were like bass fishing Dierkes Lake. We were there on Saturday July 26th, and fished from 10:00am – 11:00am.
Water Clarity: Clear, you could see the bottom at about 7 – 10 feet deep.
Water Temprature: Warm, I would say it was at about 74 degrees.
Weather: Bright Sunny & Hot, air temprature was high 85-92 degrees.
Wind: Flat Calm, 0- 3 mph
Where we fished:
What we Used:
We only had an hour, but I found two baits that got us “Kraken” bass. Here is what they were and how we fished them.
1. Zoom Trick Worm: I used the 6.5″ size trick worm in the green pumpkin color, and fished it on a drop shot rig. I stuck the drop shot hook through the middle of the worm in the traditional “wacky” style. I would cast it out in the deep, and when the rig hit the bottom I slowly twitched it back. I was stoked when this set up “Kraked” a bass!
2. Smallie Beaver: This bait in green pumpkin also “Kraked” us a bass. We used it on the drop shot rig, and rigged it weedless on a small Gamakatsu 1/0 Worm Hook. We would cast it out deep, and just hop it along the bottom.
How we Did:
We only had an hour, but we made it work. I didn’t know what to expect when we got there. I was pretty stoked when we caught a couple. We made a few good decisions, and found a good little hole to “Krak” a couple largemouth.
We started throwing texas rigged craws, and a jika rig when we got to our first spot from the bank. The grass was really thick on the bottom, and our baits would disapear into it easily. I had a small bump on the jika rig when I was swimming it just above the grass, but felt like we needed a different set up if we were going to get something.
We moved to another spot, and we immediately saw some suspended bass cruising the shore. I quickly tied on a drop shot rig, and set it up with the wacky rigged trick worm. On my second cast I felt the line jump. I quickly set the hook, and a nice little bass came blasting out of the water! I tied on a drop shot for my friend with a smallie beaver, and he caught another one. It was pretty fun. Here are the fish we caught on the drop shot rigs.
Once we got things somewhat figured out, it was time to hang out with the family so we hung up the rods. I would of liked to have caught something with a little more size, but it was fun figuring out a pattern on a new place. I’m looking forward to stopping at dierkes again in the future, and launching my pontoon to see what else might be waiting to be “Kraked” in these waters.
Special thanks to Chris & Jess Mulvaney for taking us to this sweet place, and chilling with them over the weekend. They are awesome people. Our families had fun while we were there. There is a sweet spot to swim, and the big shade tree’s kept us cool in the warm weather.
Feel free to leave your comments about your experience with bass fishing Dierkes Lake. Hope this helps you in your next trip to go out “Kraken” Bass!!!
Spinning Rod & Reel Set up:
Abu Garcia Spinning Reel
Shimano Convergence 7’2″ Medium Heavy Spinning Worm Rod
6-Pound Test Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
Spiderwire Stealth Braid 300-Yard Spool Moss Green 15lbs.
ReactionSmallie Beaver, Green Pumpkin
Zoom Trick Worm
Drop Shot Weight 1/4 oz.
Gamakatsu Drop Shot Hook-Pack Of 25 (Black, 2)
Gamakatsu 1/0 Worm Hook
Loved your little fishing side kick with the little blue shirt and dark blue hat
That little dude can crush some bass!
Here is how I set up a dropshot rig: Main line is yellow 20 lb Power Pro braid tied to a small swivel. Tie about 3 feet of 8-10 lb fluoro leader to the swivel, then tie in a VMC spinshot or similar hook. To the bottom of the spinshot wire, tie in a foot or so of lighter fluoro to your desired weight. I get better feel on light bites, easy hook setting, and don’t loose everything if I get really hunt up. I had trouble with palomar knots breaking, so went to the spinshot hooks – no more breaks. More knots to tie, but it has worked very well so far.
Cool advice. Sounds like it works well. I like the idea of the high visibility line so you can see it better for detecting strikes.