Summer Series: Breaking Down a New Lake

After the success of the "How to Fish a New Lake" series we've decided to do it again! This time Tim and Matt head out together to Break Down a New Lake. Join us as we go fishing on a big lake we know nothing about!
The drive starts off a little rough with getting lost, looking up directions, even having to back out of a wrong turn, but eventually we make it to the lake. 

First view reveals the reservoir is completely full, a rare sight in California during drought conditions. Once the boat is on the water it takes no time at all to begin catching fish and the action is hot! The smallmouth bass and largemouth bass were lining up to eat our lures. 

This is the beginning of a multi-part series on Breaking Down a New Lake so stick with us as we explore the different arms of the lake with multiple baits. Through the course of this series we tried virtually every angle to figure these fish out and develop the best patterns. From fishing a shallow crankbait along the rocks to a deep crankbait on deep bluff walls, to spooning bass in open water, the morning was exciting! Somewhere in there we may have even picked up the spinning rod to catch the bass on a shaky head worm as well. 

In the afternoon we mixed it up and went to find the topwater bite with the frog and whopper plopper. We even mixed in the keitech swimbait from time to time. 
We had a blast making these videos and hope you enjoy watching! There is a lot of information mixed throughout that should help you find fish in your home lake as you continue your quest to catch more and bigger fish. 

Equipment used in this video...

Blade Runner Spoon 3/4 oz Morning Dawn
Blade Runner Spoon 1 3/4 oz Black Shad

Tim's Spooning Combo:
Rod- Dobyns 704 Champion 7' rod
Reel- Abu Garcia REVO Reel
Line- Seaguar AbrazX Fluorocarbon 15 lb

Matt's Spooning Combo:
Dobyns 784 ML
Shimano Curado 200 7:1 Ratio
50 lb braided Line
15 lb Maxima Leader