Big Bass at Dreamstrike Lake
April 27, 2013
We arrived a little after 6am, met up with Mike to pay our fee, and were on the water. It was relatively quiet for the first hour with an occasional top-water splash here and there. But around 7:30am bass started feeding hard, exploding all over the place towards the northeast side of the lake.
My Dad was fishing a 1/8oz and 1/4oz countdown (sinking) Rapala, and was tearing them up during this feeding frenzy. After watching him catch around seven bass, I finally put away my top-water lures, tied one on, and started catching as well.
Once the feeding died down a bit there, we moved down to the southeast corner of the lake. My first cast onto the bank with a weightless 5" Yum Dinger worm (pumpkin green), produced a nice 2lb bass. Moving north along the west bank, the wind started to pick up.
About 3/4 the way up that bank, using live bait under a cork, my Dad hooked into a nice 3lb spotted bass. That one got us both super-pumped. After high-fiving and snapping a few pics, we worked on around to the north end and back down the east bank. At this point the high wind was making things a bit difficult.
A short time after, we spotted some underwater structure that came up 4ft off the bottom, in 10ft of water. We dropped a marker, came back around, and I starting running a 5-8ft diving squared-billed crankbait into the structure. This produced two very nice 3lb bass.
We started packing it in early afternoon. Our total catch for the day was probably somewhere around 30 bass, with three 3lb bass. Super fun day and well worth the fee. If you get a chance to go, I recommend giving it a try!