One more day left before I return home from Mexico. Like every one of my visits to new places, I’ve been looking for signs of fishing. Where I’m currently at, there’s a big lake called Lake Patzcuaro. Lake Patzcuaro is primarily a fishing lake. There’s an island located near the center of the lake where all the fishermen and their families live. Today we’re taking a boat to that island to shop on and to walk to the top of the island, where there’s a statue of José María Morelos, a hero of Mexico’s independence campaign. I doubt I’ll see anything that I could use for the type of fishing that I do. The fishermen there fish primarily with nets. I’m looking forward to visiting a fishing town that is rich in fishing history. I’m sure that it will be an eye opening experience and at the same time, I’m looking forward to getting back home. It’s been a long 10 days away from home. Next time, I definitely need to learn some more Spanish.
With the increase in temperature look for the bass to seek shade. Lots of small fish are being caught on reaction baits but the bigger bass are being caught by those throwing snag proof frogs and flipping. This time of year it’s important to pay attention to the wind. Buzzbaits and spinnerbaits can be extremely effective fished on the outside weed edges during windy conditions.
Kokanee are being caught by a lot of anglers right now fishing near Rose Island, the dam, and near Glory Hole Point. The bass bite remains good for anglers throwing reaction baits Pop-R’s and Zara Spooks are providing nice bites during the low light hours of the day. Anglers fishing during the day are focusing on deep drops or Island tops while fishing a Carolina rig with either a Baby Brush Hog or Senko fished weightless. The Bluegill bite has been improving, fish are being caught all over the lake right now but especially in the backs of coves with sunken brush.
Lake Don Pedro:
Kokanee fishing is really good right now on the lake for anglers trolling between 40 and 60 feet deep. Trout are being caught at around 30 feet deep for anglers trolling wedding rings tipped with a night crawler. Bass fishing is good right now in the mornings and evenings for those fishing with top water lures. Zara Spooks and poppers are working well right now. During the day anglers fishing for bass are using either worms or jigs fished from the bank down to 30 feet deep.
Trout fishing is starting to slow down as the water temperatures have risen. Those that are catching trout right now are fishing as deep as 45 feet to catch them. Bass fishing has also started to get tougher for anglers as bass have moved deeper. Those having success are focusing on suspending fish over off shore rock piles.
Smallmouth bass have been providing excellent action for anglers fishing late and early with topwater lures. Once the sun is high try switching to small plastic baits fished deep, shaky head worms, darter heads, and drop shotted Robo Worms in either a craw or shad pattern should produce good results.
Tip of the Week:
Recently there was a near death situation involving a child that fell into the Delta without wearing a life preserver. Fortunately for the child and her family, she was rescued and survived without any serious injuries. If you’re planning on taking your children to play in the water, please take every precaution to ensure that nobody gets hurt. Especially if you have young children, they should be supervised by an adult at all times and have a life preserver on. Children unlike a lot of adults, have less body fat percentage making it more difficult for them to stay above the surface when falling into the water.