Here’s a rundown of an early morning session in Utah on Gunlock Reservoir fishing for bass. Try some of these techniques, and some of the spots mapped out on this article to help you catch more bass. Summer bass fishing is a ton of fun. Use what is in here to shorten your learning time, and just get out and start catching some fish.
Gunlock Reservoir Fishing Report – Summer Utah Bass Tactics
Gunlock reservoir fishing has been steadily improving. The bass are healthy, and the pan-fish are starting to grow and flourish as well. On a summer outing with my boys we caught just over half a dozen bass. Here’s a bunch of things outlined to help you know what to use and where to go to catch some bass on Gunlock. Including things like the weather conditions to see what stuff to use if you find yourself in a similar situation. Also, a map of where you can find some fish. Lastly, this post contains a list of the baits and gear that will help you be more successful when fishing gunlock reservoir in Utah.
This is a list of some of the conditions we had on a morning outing from 7:30 – 11:00 am early in June. Paying attention to the conditions you are facing will help you be able to make better lure choices, and understand where bass are located at different times of the year.
0 – 5 mph. A little breezy at first, but then calmed off.
Bright Sunny Skies. Air Temperature around 90+ degrees.
Lightly Stained. Visibility around 5 – 6 feet deep.
Gunlock Fishing Lures
You can catch bass on a lot of different lures, but here is what works good on Gunlock fishing for bass. Give these baits a try next time you are out here, and you might just tie into a couple fish.
Rapala DT-10 Crankbait
The Bluegill Rapala DT-10 Crankbait produced the most bass for us. It especially seemed to shine in the more ledge areas around the flooded brush with the wind blowing a little. This lure is easy to use, just cast and wind. The key is to make sure it is bumping the cover. Plus, an occasional pause on the retrieve can draw a strike or two.
A green pumpkin Bandito Bug set up on a perfection lures shaky head caught the bigger fish of the trip. The bass in gunlock feed a lot on crayfish. Crayfish are an easy meal for bass, so they love crayfish immitation baits like the bandito bug. Throw this bait on a good spinning rod and reel set up with the light 1/8 oz shaky head for optimum results. This set up is a great way to catch a fish at gunlock.
Good Gunlock Fishing Spots
It seems the bass like the stepper ledges with bushes. Here’s a map below of where we caught bass on the lake. I’m sure there are other areas that would produce as well. This will give you a good idea of what to look for and where to go fishing for bass on Gunlock Reservoir. Enjoy!
Gunlock Reservoir Fishing Report Video
To help you get a better understanding of what you can do to catch bass on gunlock reservoir in the summer, here is a video of some of the fish we caught and how you can catch them too. This fishing video will help you see what you can do to go out and catch a few fish yourself.
Additional Gunlock Fishing Info
Overall, gunlock was a fun time fishing with my two boys. The key to catching the bass on the crankbaits was the little bit of wind we had in the morning. Then when things calmed down, we had to switch to more subtle techniques like soft plastic craws, and a swim jig. Check out the pictures below of some of the fish we caught. Nothing super massive, but fun health fish. It’s a great place to fish a variety of different structure, and the kids had a blast too.
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