Here is a report from my trip on Ivins Reservoir bass fishing. I tried something different and launched a kayak on the small lake. Here’s the full details of where I fished, what caught bass, and some additional things I discovered about bass fishing from a kayak on Ivins Reservoir. Plus, there is some video footage of the action. Hopefully, you can take something from this post, and get “Kraken” bass.
Ivins Reservoir Bass Fishing
Ivins Reservoir bass fishing in the summer is a lot of fun. Largemouth are typically super active in the summer, and eat just about anything if you can find them. I only caught a couple bass on this trip, but hopefully you can learn from my experience to improve your fishing. Here are the spots I fished, the baits that caught bass for me, and conditions of the trip. Plus, I’ve got some bonus video content.The video contains highlights of the trip narrated to help you better understand how to do some Ivins Reservoir Bass Fishing. Get stoked for some good bass reading!
Ivins Reservoir Bass Fishing Conditions
Here are the conditions of the trip. It was an early morning on the 4th of July weekend from about 6:00am – 9:30am in the summer on Ivins Reservoir.
Windy 7 – 12 mph. Sunny clear skies. Day time Air Temps 100 degrees or more.
Stained. Visibility 3-5 feet.
Ivins Reservoir Bass Fishing Baits
I threw several different baits, but there were only 2 that caught bass for me. Here is a list of those baits along with how to rig them up and fish them for Ivins Reservoir bass fishing.
Keitech Noisy Flapper
The Keitech Noisy Flapper caught a bass on the first cast! It was pretty awesome. I set the noisy flapper up on a 6/0 owner twist lock hook, and threw the bait out on a baitcasting rod and reel with 8 lbs flourocarbon. The Noisy flapper works best when you cast past your target and reel it as slow as you can. You want to reel slow, but just fast enough to still keep the bait kicking on top of the water. The key is to wait tell you feel the fish then set the hook! Check out the video below in this post to see this bait in action.
Keitech Easy Shiner
The Keitech Easy Shiner on a small 1/8 oz darter head caught the other bass of the trip. I used the color called smallmouth magic, and colored the tail in chartreuse with a spike-it garlic marking pen. There was a ton of grass in the water. You cast this small swimbait out on a spinning rod and reel, and slowly reel it. You want to keep the swimbait ticking the top of the grass. With the wind, using a moving bait like this swimbait helped me out a ton since I was drifting so much in the kayak. You can cover a lot of water fairly quickly with a swimbait.
Ivins Reservoir Bass Fishing Spots
I went around almost the entire lake, but there were only a few key areas where I caught bass. Here they are for you to try for yourself.
Ivins Reservoir Fishing Report
Honestly, the morning was quite drull. I only caught two bass all morning. The first was on the buzz frog from the bank before I even launched the kayak, and the second was on a swimbait while I was getting blown all across the lake. The wind made it extremely tough for kayak fishing. I need to invest in a little anchor the next time I go out. With my FishHunter 3D I found a cool little ledge where I got the one bass, and found the deepest part of the reservoir to only be about 17 feet deep. Super handy to use a portable fish finder when kayak fishing.
There were two other very interesting things that transpired while on Ivins Reservoir. The first is I ran into someone who followed my blog! Super cool! The only bummer was I saw him catch several bass along the dam, and he decided he want to keep his biggest bass to eat. I’m fine with catching and eating, but from what I’ve read the best fish to keep are the little ones. By keeping the little guys under 14 inches you help reduce the competition in the lake. Plus, those big guys take quite a few years to grow. Anyway, whatever your take on the matter it is always cool to run into a fellow bass “Kraker.”
The other crazy part is I got bit by a dog!! A couple dudes didn’t have their dog on a leash. Which the sign clearly indicates, and their dog bit me! I was fuming. Especially since there were several families in the area with their children. Glad it was me, and not some little kid or something. It’s always best to follow the rules.
Ivins Reservoir Bass Fishing Video
I’ve got to be honest. I’ve got a love/hate relationship with videos. They are really hard to produce. Still though, I like watching things transpire because it helps me get a better feel of what was going on. If the written post wasn’t enough for you, here is a video of me walking through the baits used on this trip. Plus, some super short clips of the bass that were caught.
Hope this post was helpful to give you some ideas of how to “Krak” some bass this summer. Even though the pickings where slim for me, it doesn’t mean you can’t take what I learned and go catch more for yourself. Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog for honest trip reports of how to get “Kraken” bass!
Ivins Reservoir Bass Fishing Gear
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As a new guy to the fishing world, I REALLY appreciate your videos, even though you may or may not enjoy making them. It’s great to see the action along with reading about it! Keep up the good work, and THANK YOU for sharing this info!
Thanks for the support! I’ll keep them coming!
JB,I fished Ivins on a fluke last year and then read your earlier article where you got into them at the base of that concrete piling.I didn’t get the bass going but got a bunch of gills…it was fun for a while so I’ll probably go back to find the bass.it looked a lot weedier last time I was out there and I heard they put the bass from Gunlock in Ivins temporarily.Thinking about hiring you to guide my buddy and I on Sand Hollow or Quail this fall.
Don’t think about it. Let’s do it! Reach out to me through my contact page. That spot on ivins is money. Try usuing a 4″ green pumpkin texas rigged senko. You should get a few bites!
JB I ended up throwing that big guy back 😎 I like your map of where you were getting bites … I have walked the whole lake … Pitched into reeds …. Thrown frogs early morning and those 3 spots are the only place I’ve landed fish !
Super cool! Thanks! Awesome running into you!