- Aug 4, 2007
- Eugene oregon
Went to check out the water levels and temp at the Ditch and try for some early bass. Water temp at the Orchard Point was 48 degrees and along the damn and rocky levy around the marina the water temp was 50 degrees just off the rocks. Saw some fish on the radar hanging off 10 foot water along the rocks near the damn and near the marina but no bite with jigs/cranks/and spinner. Headed back into coyote creek area and water temp was 58 degrees and saw fish and small bait schools off of sharp ledges and deep trees. Again no takers...I must have fished around one ledge and tree for about an hour trying to truth my radar. Carp were all over the place spawning, kept snagging carp with my crank bait they were that thick back there. Sometimes there would be five or six in a ball tumbling with each other in just inches of grass. I plan to go back with my fly and see I can get one to bite. By after noon the water was extremely rough and it was a tough ride back to the ramp, no bass, even saw another member from our site, Basslips. He said he had been out the last week and also had no bites and I'm pretty sure that guy knows that lake pretty well. I think the fish are in my spots, just not active as I would like.