Gunlock Reservoir fishing for Largemouth bass was a successful endeavor. Even though the majority of the bass were small, the action was fast and a lot of fun. Enjoy this full post to see a map of the spots that produced fish, what baits and techniques worked best, and other important details to help you when fishing Gunlock Reservoir. Read on and soak in the stoke!
Gunlock Reservoir Fishing – Largemouth Bass
This trip report on Gunlock in southern Utah accounted for about a dozen bass caught in only 2 hours of fishing before dark. Gunlock Reservoir fishing has always been good to me, until they poisoned the lake a few years ago to eliminate the smallmouth bass that were illegally planted. One of my all-time favorite days of fishing was found on this body of water throwing frogs around (Check out the old trip report here: Gunlock Reservoir Fishing). This recent trip didn’t disappoint either. Since the lake has been re-stocked there is an abundance of small bass which were fun to catch. Here are some useful tips on what worked for me, and what I saw on my excursion.
Included in this post are the conditions of the day on the lake, and details of the baits that caught bass. In addition, there is some video footage of the action, and a general overview of my observations on Gunlock Reservoir. Hopefully, you can take these things and use them in your own bass fishing adventures to help you get “Kraken Bass”!
Gunlock Reservoir Fishing Conditions
Here are the conditions out bass fishing on my Airhead SUP on a weeknight evening on October 3rd, 2017 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.
Stained. Visibility only about 4 feet.
Air Temperature in the 80’s. Bright Sunny Skies
0-3 mph. Flat Calm all evening.
Gunlock Reservoir Fishing Baits
I switched out a few things while fishing Gunlock. The following two baits worked the best. Here are the best baits, and how I fished them. Hopefully, they can also help you get bites from these Gunlock Reservoir largemouth bass. One important note about this post. The links in here are affiliate links were you can pick up baits, rod’s, reels, line, and anything else I used to “Krak” some bass on this trip. KrakenBass.com receives a small percentage of the sales through these links. I only use links to baits, and gear I personally trust and know work. The links are here to be helpful for you, and not for the small amount made on the sale of the products. I hope these things can help you “krak” some bass like they have for me.
The Jackall Iobee Frog was a bite getter while on Gunlock Reservoir fishing. I used the bluegill color tied up on a stout baitcasting rod and reel. The key to this bait was to walk it slowly through the flooded cover. A lot of small bass would hit this bait, and not get hooked. The Iobee Frog has to be eaten by a decent sized bass for it to hook up well. Thus, it was a good screening bait to up-size your catches out at Gunlock.
Keitech Sexy Impact
The Keitech Sexy Impact hands down caught more fish than anything. This bait is perfect for those rat sized bass to slurp down, and it hooks them up really well. I fished this bait texas rigged weighthless with a 2/0 owner twist lock hook. This weightless texas rig set up was ideal for pulling the bait through the flooded brush and cover at gunlock. The key was to cast it out, let it fall, and then give it a couple light twitches. You really had to pay attention to your line, so you don’t miss the bites. The Keitech proved to be a great bait to throw behind the frog if a couple missed eating it.
Gunlock Reservoir Fishing Spots
On this trip I used my Airhead SUP to get out and catch a few bass. The paddle board enabled me to get right into the thick cover, and catch the bass at Gunlock. Here is a map of the area where I found all my fish. They were really stacked up in this place. To view the map, if you can’t already, just subscribe to the blog in the form below to unlock this premium content. This way you will also get notified of any new baits, techniques, or trips to your email. Hopefully, this area will help you catch a few bass as well.
Gunlock Reservoir Fishing Video
Here’s some footage of me “Kraken” bass out at Gunlock Reservoir on this trip. I had a blast catching them. Once I found the right area, it seemed like cast after cast produced a bass. Check it out, and subscribe to my YouTube channel as well. Sometimes it’s nice to get a visual on how to fish to help you in your endeavours chasing bass. I would love to hear your comments about the video.
Gunlock Reservoir Fishing Report
Overall, I was quite surprised at what I caught at Gunlock Reservoir fishing. This lake was just re-stocked a couple years ago with largemouth bass. It looks like the first wave of bass spawned successfully. The fish seemed like yearling bass that I was catching in these shallow flooded brush areas. The future looks bright for Gunlock Reservoir fishing for largemouth bass. This lake can produce trophy bass, like in the past, with the abundance of forage and cover for these fish.
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