Friday, February 26, 2010

Take me to the river...put me in the water...

Sup Clones,

You all know how that song goes, and that is what your fishing gear is singing to you right now! The weather is perfect for early spring bassin' at the Lower Colorado River. Lake Martenez, Squaw and Imperial Dam areas are primed for some solid action. Grab the shallow diving and lip-less crankbaits, spinnerbait, and swimjigs and start covering some water. Consistent warming patterns have pushed fish shallow and since the mojo is in the water (spawning season) these fish are loading up on shad, bluegill, craws and other high-protein forage for the long busy days to come in the next week or so. Pre-Spawn is a great time to rip those reaction baits around and makes for a little more excitement than the 20 minute pig & jig retrieves or 50 foot drop-shot days of winter.  The Lower Colorado River is not too far away and has plenty of great accommodations close to the action. Stop by the shops for any other information or questions you might have about this great fishery.

Now I'm Done.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Were looking for two guys to share a shark fly fishing trip with one other guy. Call 760 518 0277 if your interested. The trip will be with Jeff Stock

Sharks and Bay

The shark fishing is still great in between the weather systems! We have been catching Blues up to 150 pounds that put up a great fight. With nothing else around during the winter that can rival the sharks you just have to try it! Don't forget about he bays either. The winter is when a lot of the fish that you catch on the beaches in the summer move into the bays to escape the rough conditions. These spots can fish great on moving tides.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pre-Spawn Bass Time!

For all you hard-core bass anglers this is the time of year we all wait for. The pre-spawn bite might not be in full effect yet, but it is right around the corner. Some of our local waters will be heading into pre-spawn mode after this next warming trend that has arrived this week. Now bass are moving up in the shallows after being in the deep and suspending for some time, they arent spawning but they are definately starting to think about it. This all points towards one thing, aggressive bass ready to eat an array of offerings, in other words "good times." With this being said I could go on for awhile about tactics and locations but I dont feel like typing forever. The best thing you could do is stop in the shop at Temecula or Solana and come talk bass fishing with us and we will do our best in helping you get started in the right direction. I will give you bass chasers a few things to think about. Focus on lakes with stained water and alot of habitat, these lakes tend to warm faster than clear lakes, in turn pushing fish up sooner than later. A few lakes to think about would be Hodges, Otay, Elsinore, Vail Lake. Baits to think about, catching fish on spinnerbaits is almost a can't miss in the spring, along with swimbaits worked slowly, and jerkbaits tend to generate some of the most exciting strikes from shallow fish. We have all been fishing jigs and worms all fall and winter, its time to break out the reaction baits and cover some water. When you find concentrations of fish stay on them, this is the one time of year you can stay posted on a location and have sucsess all day. Enough said, its time to get off your ass, spool the reel up with some fresh line, pick up some reaction baits and go fish already. I dont know about you but Im goin fishn, see you on the water. Fish On! DL

Friday, February 12, 2010

Lake Havasu-Striper Fishing

Hey everyone just want to let you know I went on a two day trip to Lake Havasu. The striper fishing is heating up right now at Lake Havasu in the southern end of the lake. Hard baits are working well but the key is to use live shad on a size #4 treble hook with a 1/16 oz weight on the shank of the treble. Drift in shallow water near Havasu Springs and the Bill Williams Arm for best results. Good luck and get out there!

Look out here comes the Hodge Podge!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Diamond Valley

The striper bite is going strong on all trout imitation baits. Focus on east dam west dam and surrounding points around the marina.  Largemouth are also starting to feed more heavily and taking the large trout baits. Fish these baits in 40 to 50 feet of water slow rolled across the bottom.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Just wanted to remind everyone that we are going to have free seminars on the second Wednesday of each month. Next week will be Captain Jeff Stock on Fly fishing for sharks off the San Diego Coast. The store will remain open during the seminar. The seminar will be from 6 to 7:30 P.M. See you all there!

Lake Skinner

Hey Everyone,

Fished Lake Skinner on tuesday 2/2/10, fishing was overall decent to good on 2lb stripers by ramp #2 and the east end of the lake seemed to be great stocked trout fishing. I caught a 17.5lb striper over by ramp #2 on a trout pattern huddleston swimbait. We have all the huddleston sizes and patterns in stock. The huddleston swimbait is an essential striped bass and largemouth bass bait. You truly need to have at least one in your arsenal.  We also have the Black Dog baits lunker punkers in 6 inches and 9 inches, wood or plastic models. The reason why I mention the Black Dog Baits lunker punker is because I also caught a 22.4lb striper last november on the lunker punker. Both stripers were amazing fighters and superb fish. Striper fishing is best between storms and during a low pressure system, so keep that in mind. Get out there while the striper fishing is good and good luck!