30 to 40 bass caught on West Lake


Hello Folks,

I hope everyone got a chance to do some fishin’ over the weekend.

The fishin’ has really been good and should continue over this comin’ weekend. Kyle at Bitter’s Bait &Tackle reports that lots of bluegills are bein’ caught in West Lake, East Lake, and Lake Kissimmee. Lake Kissimmee has been producin’ some really nice stringers. You can catch’em on crickets, grass-shrimp, but most folks are doin’ best with red worms. Kyle also reports that the bluegills are still bitin’ pretty good on East Lake, too. Most folks are usin’ red worms to catch’em.

My buddy Rich Niles fished his club bass tournament over the weekend on West Lake and he reports that him and his co-angler caught 30 to 40 bass on Sunday. Rich also reports that they saw over 50 bluegill beds throughout the lake. So, it seems like, to me, if you want to catch bluegills or bass, now would be a good time to go fishin’.

Also, as a note of interest, the grass is very thick on West Lake so you need to make sure you watch your water pressure as you run through that thick grass. The last thing you want to do is over-heat your motor and get stuck on the lake with no motor.

I read this week that the bass fishin on Lake Yale was really good over the weekend. It took over 26 pounds for 5 bass to win a club tournament. The bass fishin’ on the Harris Chain has slowed down a little, but if you want to put in the time, I’m sure you can catch a few bass. It’s been kinda’ hot, so get on the water early or go late in the day as the sun is goin’ down.

I almost forgot to tell you my buddy Rich Niles caught his personal best bass yesterday. He is on vacation this week and he decided to fish a local private lake and he caught a 9.88 pound bigmouth. Rich said she was post spawn or she would have weighed over 10 pounds. He caught her on a chatter-bait. Later in the day, he had one on that would have been bigger, but she came up and spit out the hook.

The bass fishin’ on the Butler Chain is about the same as last week. Folks are catchin’ plenty of keeper-size bass, but not too many big’uns. Most of the bass are bein’ caught on chatter-baits, plastic worms, Senko-type baits, and swim-jigs.

Well folks, that’s it for this week. I hope you get a chance to do some fishin’ real soon. So, with all the bluegills on the beds, get the family together and have a blast catchin’em.

See ya next week.

Tip of the week: Bluegills on the beds.

Save a few and good luck!