Slow fishing morning amongst the California smoke. Hit the shoals hard with a bonus 22” wally caught off a breakwater tip on jig and leech. Shoals produced a mere 3 largemouth, 2 crappie and 2 white bass. Yep white bass in Yankee, mostly small but they are growing! Water on the surface was like green paint, not pretty! Hope the wind blows or this lake is setup for a ugly fish kill!
Nice Friday morning trip to Yankee Hill Lake with the boat. Busy place with boats and yakkers out enjoying fishing! Good morning to test out the trolling rods, research different crank-bait depths with #10/4 diameter braided Fireline at various boat speeds. Short stay trip - I trolled crank-baits extensively covering a lot of the lake pulling various sizes of crank-baits checking running depths, picked up one 14” Bass, no Wally. Switched to anchoring a top the rock shoals and fished slip bobbers, jigs, Satra special rig and leeches & Euro nightcrawlers. I fished 4’ to 7’ depths using ultralights, and I had luck catching Bluegill to 8.5” on the edges of the large rock and drop offs. I caught 14 nice Bluegill and kept 9 fish which I gave to a yak angler at the boat ramp. He didn't have any luck fishing and was looking forward to a few fresh fish to eat, I helped him out! Had fun catching the Bluegill on light tackle at Yankee Hill Lake.
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