Rus Snyders

The first big storm of the year rolled through last week. It was quite cold and nasty. Once last weeks storm passed, it warmed up quite fast. Having three consecutive days of warm weather, I figured flipping wood should be a solid afternoon pattern.

We put the boat in around 12:30, and worked our way up the main lake, jumping from one piece of wood to the next. The water was still quite cold, 54 degrees, so we made sure to work our baits slow. Starting out with Brush Hogs and Jigs, we were unsuccessful. Finally after tying on a 6" green pumpkin senko, rigged wacky style, we picked up a couple. Both were between one and two pounds, quite small for what this pattern can produce, especially considering the time of year and weather conditions. After fishing every piece of wood from the damn to the top of the lake, we made a trip to the back of Packwood Cove.

They were stacked back there pretty good. Fishing in 2-10 feet of water with tubes and senkos, we caught eight more fish. Most were between 2 and 2.5 pounds. Recently the bass seem to move to the backs of the coves on warmer days. The spawn is near, and it looks like the bass at Lake Anderson are starting to get prepared.

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass
Bait Used: Jigs, senkos, tubes
Tackle Used:
Method Used:
Water Depth: 2-10
Water Temperature: 54
Wind Direction: North
Wind Speed: 5-10

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Rus Snyders

About The Author: Captain Rus Snyders

Company: Rus Snyders Bass Fishing Guide Service

Area Reporting: Clear Lake, Cal Delta, Sonoma, Folsom, Berryessa, Anderson, Calero

Bio: Northern California Bass Fishing Guide.My number one goal as a guide is to have you go home feeling that you had the greatest fishing experience of your life. I want my client's to walk away learning in one day what they felt would have taken years to learn on their own.

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