I convinced my dad to go Quail Creek bass fishing in the morning on memorial day. It turned out to be awesome. We only caught one fish in our short morning of fishing, but it was a giant! Here is the full report of where we fished, what we used, and how we caught us a monster Quail Creek bass fishing.
Quail Creek Bass Fishing – One Beast!
Here is what the conditions were on Quail Creek Monday, May 26, 2014 from 7:00am – 12:00pm.
Weather: Air Temperature 85 degrees, Bright & Sunny.
Water Temperature: 67 Degrees
Water Clarity: Crystal Clear, You could see down 12 ft into the water.
Wind: 0 mph, calm and flat all morning
Where we fished:
Here are the areas we fished that morning:
What we used:
We tried only a few different baits. We threw a swimbait, top-water frog, jika rig, and a senko. Looking back I don’t know why I didn’t try more things. We only had two bites all morning, but one of them was a giant! The bites came on only the senko and the Jika rig. Here is how we had them set up:
2: Senko: It was just texas rigged weightless on a 3/0 gamakatsu hook. Throw it out and let it set. We were almost dead sticking the bait to get those spawning bass to bite.
How we did:
It was a warm day, and the water was gin clear. It was also a tough morning of fishing. We were quite frustrating because we could see bass cruising the shallows, but nothing really seemed to be showing interest. After our first pass of seeing bass, we decided to go back and try again with different baits.
We pulled up to a cove, where we saw a bass earlier sitting on the edge of a rock. It appeared to be sitting on a spawning bed. We each had a different bait on this time to see if we could entice a strike. I had on a Jika Rig, and my dad had on a senko.
I threw in first just past the fish. Then pulled the havoc pit boss right in front of the bass. He turned and sucked it right up! I quickly reeled up the slack in my line and set the hook. Then Pop! My line snapped with the bait in his mouth. I didn’t even turn his head. I noticed a nick in my line earlier, and was too lazy to re-tie. I was so sick. A lesson I always seem to have to learn is to re-tie your baits if the line looks bad!
My dad threw his senko in immediately after my loss. He pulled it to where the bass was sitting. Then the bass moved on it like he had eaten it. My dad reeled up and set the hook. He was on! Our hearts were pounding with excitement. The big Largemouth bass almost got hung up in a clump of bushes, but we finally pulled him out to the open water. In the open water the bass took as much line as he wanted. My dad got him up to the boat, and I lipped him. The bass turned out to be one of the biggest bass I’ve seen boated in a long time. It was 22 inches long and 16 inches around. We estimate it was in the 8 pound class easy. We let the fish go, to give someone else a thrill. Here are the pictures we took of the fish.
Please feel free to leave any questions or comments about your experiences with Quail Creek bass fishing.