Sand Hollow has become the most amazing place to catch bass consistently anywhere in the state of Utah. It has been extremely well managed, and almost anyone can go out there and “Krak” some bass. Here is a rundown of when, where, and what to use to land you some fun Sand Hollow bass fishing. There are a ton of bass in this lake. It is truly amazing to me how many different ways you can catch fish on this body of water. Sand Hollow is my favorite place to go in the entire state of Utah. You can always go out and catch fish if you know where to go, and what to throw at the different times of the year.
When to go Sand Hollow Bass Fishing
The best time to go to Sand Hollow is whenever you can! Literally, you can catch fish here all year long. Still though, some months are better than others. Typically, those 50+ bass days can be found in the spring and fall. Plus, summer can be super fun if you can withstand the heat and the boat traffic. If you are down in sunny St. George during these seasons, be sure to make a stop to sand hollow to release the Kraken and catch some bass!
Check out this Sand Hollow Bass Fishing Guide eBook. It will help you identify where you can locate the bass on Sand Hollow during each season, and it provides several baits, and techniques to use at those times for getting bass to bite. Click on the image below to learn more about what’s inside to help you catch fish on this lake.
The Jika Rig is a relatively new bait I discovered on the internet. By using an o-ring you hook a drop shot sinker on a swivel to the front of your hook. I use a 3/0 worm hook and put my bait of choice on it. The bait of choice for me to use here is the Havoc Skeet Reese Design Summer Craw. This bait has a chartreuse belly and green pumpkin top. The thing catches big bass. Here’s a link to the youtube video I made about this technique if you have any other unanswered questions about it: Jika Rig Tutorial Video
The Yamamoto Senko is a solid fish catcher on Sand Hollow. For some reason a weightless texas rigged senko works awesome. Especially along the dike. It helps keep you from getting snagged up into the rocks. The best color to use is green pumpkin. This bait works really good in the early spring when it is a little tough to get a bite. Sometimes using a light 1/4 oz. or 1/8 oz bullet weight at the front of the bait can make a difference. Adding a bullet weight will get the senko down to the bottom and keep it there to get those bass to bite. A lot of times just letting the bait lay motionless works wonders.
I love using a shaky head rig on this lake. It always catches fish, but sometimes fishing a shaky head along the rip rap rocks it can get hung up really easily. One of the best baits for your shaky head on Sand Hollow is a green pumpkin 4″ senko. Typically the lighter shaky heads seem to work well to keep from hanging up to much. Using a shaky head jig head from 1/8 oz up to a 1/4 oz is ideal.
A good crankbait can produce solid bass at Sand Hollow. Any crankbait in a blue gill pattern with some chartreuse on it seems to get them to bite. Make sure you use the appropriate diver for the depth of water you are fishing. It makes all the difference in the world. Throw deep divers around the dams, and sometimes shallower divers can produce over the shallow brush piles. This is a good bait to use to try and locate schools of fish.
Sand Hollow is a phenomenal place to catch bass on the top when the time is right. Any time after may is a good time to use top-waters early in the morning, and late in the evening at Sand Hollow. I’ve always done the best with these when the water is flat calm. I use a megabass blue gill colored popper. I also love using spook style walk the dog baits. Once again blue gill colors work best anything with a touch of chartreuse and blue.
I love throwing a 1/2 oz football jig because it often catches bigger bass. My brother was the first to show me how well a jig can work, when he smoked me with some big toads. Ever since I’ve been hooked on throwing a jig. The jig seems to work the best on the stepper ledges of the lake, or ripping it up out of the deep grass. Anything with green pumpkin, and maybe a little chartreuse or orange seems to work well on Sand Hollow. Adding a good green pumpkin craw trailer is also key. The Berkley Havoc Pitboss is a solid choice to help get you some big
Texas Rigged Craws
Texas Rigging a soft plastic craw always seems to draw some bites on Sand Hollow. My dad throws this style of bait all the time. Using something like a Strike King Rage Bug, or a Berkley Chigger Craw can work well in the green pumpkin colors. Just throw it out and let it sink to the bottom. Then twitch, and crawl it back like a crawdad on the bottom.
Maps, Techniques, Seasonal Patterns, and everything for Bass Fishing Sand Hollow
Additional Sand Hollow Fishing Thoughts
Sand Hollow is such a fun lake to fish. It’s small enough so you can cover a lot of area fast, and try a lot of different techniques. Plus, there are so many fish in this lake. Hopefully you can use the things I’ve outlined here to catch some Largemouth bass. For Additional help on fishing Sand Hollow check out my Sand Hollow Fishing eBook. This book will help you get even more dialed in on catching bass on this beautiful lake.
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