Quail Creek Reservoir Fishing – Good times!

Fishing Quail Creek Reservoir

Quail Creek Reservoir fishing was pretty sweet for us. We caught about 8 Largemouth in a morning of fishing. We didn’t slay them, but the fish were good sized. It was fun fishing too! We had a blast hauling bass out of all the freshly flooded cover. Here are the full details of the fishing trip including, where we fished, what we used, and how we “Kraked” some bass!

Quail Creek Reservoir Fishing

I was stoked to be able to get out on Quail Creek Reservoir Fishing for bass. It was actually a lot of fun. We had to really work hard for the fish we caught, but we got enough bites to keep us going. Here are all the details of the trip. Hopefully, you can use this information to help you in your bass fishing adventures on Quail or anywhere else you chase bass. This report includes a list of the conditions we had, a map of the places we fished, and what we used to get the bass to bite. Plus, I like to tell the story of how the day played out. Get stoked and enjoy!

Quail Creek Reservoir Fishing Conditions

This adventure transpired Saturday Morning, May 21st. We fished from around 7:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Water Temperature

62 Degrees.

Water Clarity

Clear. Visibility 8 – 10 feet.

Water Level

High. Fresh flooded trees and brush up about 12 feet.


Partly Cloudy, and an Occasional Breeze. Winds picked up later in the morning. Air Temperature around 73 degrees.

Quail Creek Reservoir Fishing Report

Whenever you head out to Quail Creek Reservoir fishing for Largemouth Bass, you never know what you are going to find. One thing for certain is there are some giants laying in this lake. I was pumped to be able to fish it in the morning with my dad. We pulled up, and saw all the flooded vegetation, and we went to work trying to pick it apart. Our hope was to find some bass hanging out in the stuff.

After switching out what seemed like a hundred baits, trying to find something that would give us some confidence in getting bites, my dad set the hook on a solid fat bass! He was laying super shallow at the base of a flooded tamarack bush. It’s always nice to get the first bite, so we were able to start formulating a plan. Here is the first chunker of the trip. He fell victim to a texas rigged soft plastic craw.

Quail Creek Reservoir Fishing
Largemouth Bass caught Fishing Quail Creek Reservoir

My dad kept flipping and pitching a craw while I was in bait switch out mode. He wounded up “Kraking” another one. Eventually, my heart landed on throwing a weightless texas rigged senko. On my second cast up shallow in the cover with the senko tied on, my line started swimming off. I set the hook on a decent bass. It was super fun hauling them out of the flooded cover. Here’s a picture of the chunk.

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Largemouth Bass Caught Throwing a Senko Shallow at Quail Creek Reservoir Fishing

The rest of the day, the senko was the flat out bass catcher. All the bass we caught were laying in about 2 – 3 feet of water super tight to the cover. We tried pulling out deeper and doing some other things, and only caught two other bass. One hit a spinnerbait along a deep bush sitting in 8 feet of water, and the other bass was caught on a drop shot rig sitting in about 13 feet of water. Both of those were only little guys though.

We didn’t catch any of the giants known to be found in Quail, but it was a productive fun day of fishing. The day ended with a total of 8 bass landed, and 2 of them poopped off. There was a total of 10 bites all morning. We made some memories and learned a lot. That is what it is all about.

Quail Creek Reservoir Fishing Spots

Here is a map of the spots we fished with the details of what transpired at each place.

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Quail Creek Reservoir Fishing Baits

Trust me, I threw a lot of stuff including spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, topwaters, and crankbaits. Even after throwing all that stuff, hands down there was one bait that out shined all the rest. Here are the details of what it was and how we used it.

Yamamoto Senko

The Natural Shad 5″ Senko was the bass slammer of the day. We rigged it up weightless on a 5/0 gamakatsu offset worm hook. The key to the senko was to make a long cast up shallow, and let it soak. Almost every bite was after the bait hit the water, and the bait layed down on the bottom. I used a spinning rod to huck the bait, but it almost got me in trouble a couple of times. Next time, I’ll be throwing a baitcasting set up with this bait. The spinning rod was definitely not big enough to get those bass out of the cover, but maybe the lighter 8 lbs flourocarbon set up was what got me bites? Sometimes it’s hard to know what the difference kickers are.

Bass Fishing Quail Creek
Bass Fishing Quail Creek the Senko proved to be the hands down winner.

I definitely don’t fish Quail Creek often enough. It’s such a fun place to put your skills to the test. It takes some patience, but it can be very rewarding. Hope these tips, and tricks will help you catch some bass out of this place. Special thanks as always goes out to my dad for letting me tag along with him in his boat. Without him I would not know the joy of bass fishing like I do now. Take your kids out fishing it will create memories that last lifetimes. Plus, subscribe to the blog to help keep up with the trip reports and tips to help you “Krak” some bass.

As Always,

Stay Stoked!

Gear Used

The links above and below in this post 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 receives a small percentage of the sales through these links. I only use links to baits, and gear I personally trust and know work. I put these links to make them 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! Thank you for your support.

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