Fishing Report -- April 25, 2016
To say I am overdue to give a new report on my webpage would be a huge understatement!! Ok, Banks Lake has been fishing strong all year. Currently the walleye have moved out of Barker Flats. Good nimbers can be found from the Electric City Airport up to Electric City. Mid lake around the Million Dollar Mile has also been producing fish. Hit these areas in 25-40 feet using 2 ounce bottom bouncers in front of a Mack's Lure Smile Blade with the new Super Slow Death Hook. The gold with black scales and the UV glow colors have been great choices.
The bass fishing on Banks has been red hot. Both smallmouth and largemouth have been on the prowl and eager to eat. For smallies hit Barker Flats, Barker Canyon, Devils Lake, Million Dollar Mile, and the Punchbwl. Toss crankbaits such as the Berkley Flicker Shad or Rapala Shad Rap. For largemouth hit the Punchbowl, Osborne Bay and the Airport Sloughs. Flip Senkos in all these areas or spinnerbaits or swim jigs if you have some wind.
The kokanee bite continues to be very good in areas arpund Spring Canyon up to Keller. Kokanee up to 20 inches continue to be taken. Start your morning off using Mack's Lure Cha Cha Kokanee Squidder in pink or red behind a dodger. Fish down 20-40 feet in the morning. Roosevelt water level is very very low however. Spring Canyon would be the launch to use.
The walleye bite has been good for fish in the 18-25 inch range. Toss jig heads tipped with a 3-4 inch curly tail grub in areas around Buckley Bar. There are also numerous triploids to be taken. Most of the triploids are in the 1-2 pound range and will hit Rapala Shad Raps, Rooster Tails, or plunking with Powebait.
The walleye bite is excellent right now on Moses Lake. Fish the far north end in water depths of 7-10 feet. Use 1/2 ounce bottom bouncers in front of orange Smile Blades and a Super Slow Death Hook. The smallmouth are on beds on Moses and will take just about any soft plastic bait thrown in their direction.
After a slow start, the walleye bite is picking up at Potholes. Target Crab Creek, Winchester Wasteway, and Lind Coulee in water depths of 7-15 feet again with Smile Blades and Slow Death Hooks.