My first bass out of Bond Butte! 6-14-20

NKlamerus

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This lake has some awesome fish in it, I see them posted all the time but I've never been able to connect. Until today!

3lbs 5oz, are a senko off a wind blown point.

Not as much bluegill activity, quite the algae spawn going on, looks like a bunch of green eyelashes floating in the water column?
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plumbertom

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All the blue gill I've caught there seem stunted.
Probably over populated.
If I remember correctly there needs to be a harvest ratio of 5 lbs of bluegill for every 1 lb of bass harvested from a water body to keep both populations in balance.
 

NKlamerus

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Nice fish. Are you fishing your Senkos wacky or Texas rigged?
Texas rigged! Weightless, 3/0 wide gap worm hook but NOT a superline hook, just a standard gamakatsu.

The superline hooks are much heavier, and cause the senko to fall nose forward instead of horizontally

I have friends that throw wacky, I can't stand it. The places I'm throwing a senko are the same places that a wacky rig would get stuck in an instant, It also isn't as weedless in open water, smaller bass have trouble eating it, and it doesn't last as long

If I need something with more action I'll still rig it Texas, but about halfway down the bait instead of at the nose or tail
 

NKlamerus

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All the blue gill I've caught there seem stunted.
Probably over populated.
If I remember correctly there needs to be a harvest ratio of 5 lbs of bluegill for every 1 lb of bass harvested from a water body to keep both populations in balance.
I've noticed the same, no huge ones but a ton of 4" gills around

Does odfw ever survey their lakes? Or shock them for counts?
 

fromthelogo

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That's how I usually rig them also with a light wire hook. I'm hoping to get out on the Willamette on Wednesday and I'm going a Texas rigged Senko with a nail weight in the opposite end. I saw an Ike YouTube about this referring to it as the Tiny Child Rig.
 
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