Recently, I had a blast with my dad out spring fishing Sand Hollow. We put 35 bass in the boat between the two of us. All the fish were fat and healthy. Plus, we caught them several different ways which made it fun. Here is the full logistics of where we fished, what we used, and how we “Kraked” some bass. Plus, I’ve got some video footage to go along with the report, and another awesome bag of baits of what worked for us. My hope is you can grab one of the bags, and get the info you need to help you smack a few bass out at Sand Hollow as well. Hope this get’s your stoke juices flowing. Enjoy!
Maps, Techniques, Seasonal Patterns, and everything for Bass Fishing Sand Hollow
Spring fishing Sand Hollow is a ton of fun. You can catch bass in a variety of different ways which makes for a cool adventure. This trip for me was no exception. We bounced around trying various things and found success. Here is the full report of what we did to help you when spring fishing Sand Hollow. This report includes conditions, a map of where we fished, baits we used, and a run down of what transpired throughout the day. In addition, to go along with this report there is a bag of baits you can purchase of the things we used on this trip. Plus, I’ve got some video footage to help give you a visual experience of the tricks for spring fishing Sand Hollow. Hope this will keep you stoked do some spring fishing on Sand Hollow.
Spring Fishing Sand Hollow Conditions
We went on a Saturday morning on April 9th from 8 am to 3 pm. Here is what the conditions were like for us on this spring fishing trip.
Overcast, Cloudy with light rain. Air temperature around 65 degrees.
Clear. Visibility 10 feet or so.
Calm, 0-5 Mph.
Spring Fishing Sand Hollow Report
Spring Fishing Sand Hollow was awesome with a total of 35 bass caught between me and my dad. They were all solid fatties, which made for even better times. We found 4 different patterns that seemed to produce bass throughout the course of the day. Here’s what transpired from when we arrived on the lake to when we left.
We started off fishing the rip rap along the dam. On literally my first cast with with a drop shot rig, my line went tight and I set the hook on a solid 3 pounder. He was a lot of fun. We found the majority of our fish in the morning super shallow cruising the banks of the rip rap. We picked off several more with senko’s. The day definitely started off with some stoke juice flowing. Here’s the picture of the first chunk on the drop shot.
We had to head in for a couple hours because a downpour of rain started hammering us, so we grabbed some lunch. After lunch, we went shallow looking for more like we saw along the dams. The water level was really high, so there was a lot of freshly flooded brush and trees. We spooked a bass off a tree, so we grabbed our flipping rods and started going to work. We wound up slamming about a half dozen bass sitting in the fresh flooded cover. There is nothing funner than pitching your bait up shallow in thick cover and hauling out bass. It was a blast. Here’s one of the good one’s my dad caught pitching into the shallow cover.
We ran out of water with cover to flip because of the small size of the lake, so we decided to go try some deep water stuff. We moved out on some flats, and I dragged along a carolina rig with no success. Next, we headed to the red rock ledges, and dragged a jig along the bottom. It wound up paying off. We caught several bass on a jig. It was a ton of fun. Here’s a picture of one of the good ones caught on the jig before we called it a day. I Love finding the jig bite going. I caught these bass on a different jig than what I normally use which gets me super cranked. It is so rad to find new baits that work well. Grab one of them mentioned below for yourself to try. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked on Sand Hollow.
The fish counter on the boat read 35 bass when we called it for the day. I felt the weather definitely played to our advantage because it kept a lot of people off the lake. I’ll take calm water and a little rain any day of the week over wind and sunshine. Make sure to check out the video below of some of this action on film, subscribe to view the map of the spots we fished, and then check out the bait bag of what we used to crush them. Hopefully, you can make it out and put some of these techniques to work for you to “Krak” some bass.
Spring Fishing Sand Hollow Spots
Here’s a map of the spots we went while spring fishing Sand Hollow.
Spring Fishing Sand Hollow Baits and Techniques
Here are the 3 techniques and the baits we used to catch bass in the spring on Sand Hollow. Hopefully, you can use these methods to catch a few bass out here yourself.
Weightless Wacky Rig
The 5″ Yamamoto Senko worked really well weightless on a wacky rig. Several bass were up cruising shallow, and this bait helped us pick them off. The key was to use light line, and make ridiculously long casts. Almost every bite came at the end of the cast. In the clear water of Sand Hollow it’s especially important to get the bait way out there. A good spinning rod and reel set up was essential for making those bomber casts. Once you had the bait out there just let it fall down on a slack line. Once the senko hit’s the bottom pull it a little bit, and repeat the fall on the slack line. You had to watch the line close, because the bites were subtle.
Flipping & Pitching
The Keitech Crazy Flapper set up on a Strike King Jointed Structure Head was perfect for flipping into the flooded cover. The bass seemed to really dig this set up. Plus, the structure head goes through brush and cover better than a lot of other jig heads I’ve fished. The key to catching the bass was to make long pitches. Plus, you had to get your bait right in the middle of the brush you were flipping into. Getting your bait right into the thick of the main trunks of the brush and trees made a big difference in getting bites. In addition, adding a couple shakes of the rod tip to get the bait dancing enticed a few strikes as well.
Towards the end of the day the Keitech Casting Jig with the Keitech Crazy Flapper for a trailer really produced some great bites. Bombing it out along the rock ledges, and very slowly dragging it along the bottom was when the bites happened. The rubber skirt of this jig along with the crazy flapper created some of the best action for imitating a craw-fish I’ve ever encountered. This set up was dope.
For further help check out my 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.
Spring Fishing Sand Hollow Video
Here’s a clip of some of the action on film. Plus, I’ve added some narration to help you know what’s going on for spring fishing Sand Hollow. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel, so you don’t miss any of the action this season.
I love my dad so much. Without him, special days like this wouldn’t exist for me. I hope I can inspire other fathers, and get you the info you need to get your children out fishing. This is just another amazing day on the water with my dad we will remember for the rest of our lives. Go bass fishing with your family. Use the info here, and get out and get “Kraken” bass!
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