Gunlock Utah Fishing Report – Fall Largemouth Bass

Gunlock Fall Fishing Utah

This report is on how to catch largemouth bass in the fall on Gunlock Reservoir in Utah. Gunlock provides excellent bass fishing for such a small lake. There are a lot of different ways to catch fish on this lake. The most important element to success is to try and find the fish first. Use these helpful pieces of information in this post to know how you can find them. Plus, you will find in here some awesome baits and lures the bass at Gunlock seem to like. Enjoy!

Gunlock Utah Fall Bass Fishing

Fall bass fishing can be awesome on Gunlock in Utah. Here’s a list of everything you need to not waste your time, and get straight to catching fish. This post contains a map of the best areas to find fish. This report also contains some of the best baits for gunlock bass fishing. In addition, you will learn things about the behavior of the bass at Gunlock to help you find other things that will work. After reading this post you will be armed to the teeth to be able to go out and “Krak” bass at Gunlock Reservoir.

Good Gunlock Fishing Lures

You can catch a lot of bass on gunlock on a variety of different baits. These one’s seem to work best during the fall time of year. Put these three baits in your tackle box before you get on the water, and you will definitely catch some fish when you locate them. Along with this list of baits you will get details of the best way to rig them up and fish them for optimal success. Lastly, I include affiliate links to these items. This way you can know exactly what to get and purchase them without any trouble.

Bandito Bug

A Bandito Bug is a great bait for Gunlock bass fishing. Use a natural color like green pumpkin, or bama bug for best results. There are a lot of crayfish in gunlock. The Bandito mimics a crayfish precisely, and has a high hook up ratio. One of the best ways to set this lure up is on a 1/8 oz shaky head. This light shaky head helps to not hang up in the rocks. A shaky head also imparts a sweet finesse presentation the bass in gunlock can’t resist.

Pepper Custom Jig

A pepper custom jig in green pumpkin is another great lure for catching bass on gunlock. Do the following things to your jig to appeal to more fish. First, trim the skirts back. Second, add a 3″ havoc pitboss as a trailer. Lastly, put a little bit of orange with a spike it pen on the tips of your pit boss claws. You can find all this illustrated in my jig fishing clear water article for a better idea of what to do. This set up slays here at Gunlock.

Rock Crawler Crankbait

The medium diving rock crawler crank bait is a great way to catch bass at gunlock. The best thing about a crank bait is it’s really easy to use. Simply, throw it out and wind it back. The key is to make sure your rock crawler is bumping the nose tip on the tops of the rocks. This creates some commotion the bass seem to love at gunlock. The best colors are the green back style baits that imitate both crayfish, and baby bluegill.

Gunlock Utah Fall Fishing Report
Gunlock Utah Fall Fishing Report – Use crayfish pattern baits and you won’t go wrong. Here’s a big bass my 5 year old caught on a bandito bug.

Gunlock Fishing Spots

Fall Fishing on Gunlock you always want to explore two main places on the lake. It’s not a very big lake, but the bass aren’t everywhere. The first place you should check is the main river inlet. There is a lot of flooded brush with current, and a lot of times the bass will stack up in there. The other spot is the big main lake points. There are only a few main points on the lake, and all of them tend to hold fish. Here’s a map of some of the places I like to go to find bass on gunlock.



Gunlock Utah Fall Fishing Video

This video is full of tips of how to find bass on gunlock reservoir. It will help you see some of the techniques outlined here in action. This trip transpired in the first week of October. I’m sure if you time it right you will find the same thing we did. Make sure to head to the YouTube channel to see more of my videos to keep you Kraken Bass!


Additional Gunlock Fishing Tips

One more thing you should know about gunlock fishing is the how the lake water levels fluctuate. Typically this lake has high water in the spring and overflows the spillway regularly. In the fall the water is usually extremely low from being drawn down on all summer long. In the desert it almost never rains, and so it just keeps getting lower and lower. Until the rains come to the mountains in the winter. In the fall this helps concentrate the fish, and makes them easier to catch. Keep this in mind when you are out doing some fall fishing.

The links in this post are affiliate links were you can pick up baits, rod’s, reels, line, and anything else mentioned here to “Krak” some bass when you fish Gunlock in Utah. 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 here to be helpful for you, and not for the small amount I make for the sale of the products. I hope these products can help you “krak” some bass like they have for me. Thank you for your support!

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