Deer Creek Reservoir Bass Fishing

deer creek reservoir bass fishing

Deer Creek Reservoir bass fishing was fun on my recent guided trip. We caught about 20 bass in a day of fishing, and a few of them were fairly decent sized. Here are the logistics of where we went, what we used, and the conditions we were up against. On the trip we had a great time catching both Largemouth and Smallmouth bass. Hopefully, you can use this information to go find a few bass to catch yourself. Enjoy!

Deer Creek Reservoir Bass Fishing

Guide trips are always fun, and this Deer Creek Reservoir bass fishing excursion was a blast. We caught quite a few bass, and at one point I even posed the question, “I’ve lost track of how many bass we’ve caught, do you know how many we are at?” The cool dude I was with responded, “Nope.” If you ever find yourself having that same dialogue, you are having a solid day of fishing.

Here is the the full Deer Creek Reservoir bass fishing report. Including conditions we faced, a map of the spots we found bass, and a list of the baits and set ups we caught fish on. Plus, there are some details of what transpired over our day of fishing to help get you dialed into what we discovered out “Kraken” bass on Deer Creek.

Deer Creek Reservoir Bass Fishing
Deer Creek Reservoir Bass Fishing this was the biggest Smallmouth we caught.

Deer Creek Reservoir Bass Fishing Conditions

We arrived on the water at Deer Creek Reservoir at about 7:00 am on Friday, September 2nd and fished until about 2:00 pm that afternoon. Here are what the conditions where like for us at this time.

Water Temperature

In the morning the water was 65 degrees, but by the time we left it had warmed up to 68 degrees.

Water Clarity

Lightly Stained, visibility 6 – 8 feet.


0 – 12 mph. The day started out flat calm until about 10:30, and then the winds starting blowing us around.


Air Temperature 71 degrees at midday. Sunny Skies with occasional cloud cover.

Deer Creek Bass Fishing Lures

We caught fish on a variety of different baits. Here were 3 of the best which seemed to produce consistently.

Yamamoto Senko

The 4″ Green Pumpkin Amber Laminate Yamamoto Senko was an all-star for us. It worked the best wacky rigging it up with a rubber o-ring, and a 1/0 gamakatsu drop shot hook. This set up works best when you let your senko fall all the way to the bottom, then lightly twitching it along. Long pauses were key for getting bites. Especially in the early morning when the water was cooler.

Keitech Sexy Impact

The Keitech Sexy Impact crushed the biggest bass for us of the trip. We fished the impact on a finesse style carolina rig using a small 1/4 oz tungsten bullet weight with a glass bead and a barrel swivel. In addition, we had about a foot and a half of 6 lbs flourcarbon leader with a 1/0 offset gamakatsu worm hook. The key to fishing the sexy impact on the carolina rig was to make sure it was on the bottom, and slowly crawl it along. The bites were super subtle. You really had to pay attention to what was going on with your line.

Jackall Lipless Crankbait

The Jackall TN 60 Lipless Crankbait in Brown Craw also put a number of bass in the boat. When the wind started blowing we switched to throwing crankbaits. The lipless crankbait worked well because you could fish it deep or shallow. The key was to keep it moving slowly just above the bottom, and that is where the strikes seemed to take place.

Deer Creek Reservoir Bass Fishing Spots

Here’s a map of the areas we hit, and what we found along the way. We mainly hit the rocky points. The points is where we seemed to get the most bites.

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Deer Creek Reservoir Bass Fishing Logistics

We got a good early start and caught several bass on our outing on Deer Creek reservoir bass fishing. The guy who hired me for the day was awesome, and we both learned a lot about bass fishing this time of year at Deer Creek. Here are the things we discovered while we there, and how our trip worked out. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you would like me to hire me to tag along with you on your boat, or from shore to help get you into some bass. All you need to do is reach out to me through my contact page, and we can make it happen!

The first stop of the day we pulled into the back of the canyon arm right by the launch ramp. We had topwaters tied on, but it was pretty apparent we weren’t getting any strikes. We quickly switched to dragging the bottom. Pretty quickly we caught a really nice smallmouth on a carolina rig which got me pretty stoked up. We continued with the carolina rig, and my friend picked up a solid largemouth on it. Here’s the picture of the bass.

deer creek reservoir bass fishing
Deer Creek Reservoir Bass Fishing we caught this nice largemouth.

Even though we caught some bass things weren’t exactly fast and furious at first, so we switched things up again. We added the wacky rigged senko to the arsenal, and the bites started coming. Next thing we knew the wind picked up, and we had to change strategies again. We tried using some crankbaits drifting along the shore with the wind, and wound up picking several others up. Furthermore, we changed out to a few other things  like a jerkbait and spinnerbait, with the wind blowing as good as it was, but the lipless and squarebill crankbaits proved to be the best bet.

Deer Creek Reservoir Bass Fishing Takeaway’s

It was a lot of fun taking my new friend out on his boat to show him how to catch some bass. Fall is a great time to catch fish. Hopefully, you can get out on the water  soon. If you don’t quite know what your are doing when bass fishing, hire me for a day. I’m confident we can get you on some fish, and get you fed with stoke! Plus, don’t forget to subscribe to the blog for epic detailed trip reports.

My goal is to provide accurate, straight up details to help all of you get on some fish. I took these same things and went out fishing from the shore with my family. We wound up catching 6 from the bank in only an hour. My 4 year old son caught his first, “all by myself largemouth bass” on our quick evening trip. Here’s a picture of him with his stoke face, and my other little son enjoying the bass.

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My son stoked with his first Largemouth at Deer Creek Reservoir bass fishing.

Most of all thank you for following and supporting Kraken Bass! Hopefully, you can find fish for your family, and get out and enjoy the outdoors with the content here at There is something about the outdoors which brings people close together when fishing. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions about this trip.

As Always,

Stay Stoked!



Deer Creek Bass Fishing Gear Used

The links above and below in this post are affiliate links were you can pick up baits, rod’s, reels, line, and anything else used to “Krak” some bass fishing Deer Creek Reservoir. Krakenbass receives a small percentage of the sales through these links. I only use links to baits, and gear I personally trust and know work. These links are provided to primarily be helpful for you, and not for the small amount I make for the sale of the products. Hopefully, these products can help you “krak” some bass like they have for me! Thank you for your support.

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