Goodwin Lake and Reports

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Thursday, July 16th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 81

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: I wish I could say the fishing was as hot as the day was but it was tuff. Just 2 fish for my client. One on topwater in the am and one on a Carolina rigged Robo worm. I had some fish on with the drop-shot and the C rig but that was it. Graphed a lot of bait but no bass lurking in the shadows. Stayed on the main body for most of the day. Went up the south fork but could not find any thing on the graph. We did graph fish in the areas we fished but could not get them to go. Dog day's of summer are hear.
    City: Sacramento

    Tips: If I had to fish this lake I would stay with the drop-shot or C rig. Good Luck!

Sunday, March 4th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 49

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Sat. morning for about four hours and Sunday for two hours and caught all of my fish shallow on jigs. Caught one fish on a senko, first one of the year.Half of the fish bit hard and the others were just a pressure bite.Keep moving to find the fish, when you get one, fish the area slow and methodical for more bites.Saturday I caught five that went 14 lbs with the best fish a l.m. at 4 lbs. It seems all the fish have been 2.5 lbs or better. Sunday I had three fish all 2 -3 lbs.Good fishing , Paulbo.
    City: G.B.

    Tips: I haven't had any success with reaction baits , however I'm not spending as much time with them. Brown hula grubs on a football head and shad senko's.

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

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    Water Temp: whatever

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: There are no 15 pound bass in this lake. Remember fish look bigger under water. There are probably 8-10 pounders, but no 15 pound bass. Sorry
    City: Seattle

Monday, August 29th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 78

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: First off id like to say I know this lake inside and out ive pulled lots of 8lbs pound to 10lbs large mouth bass out of this lake since i was a kid the best time to fish there is towards the tail end of spring time using tub baits or or jigs its really important to use a slow jigging
    motion because the bass at this time are still kind of slow but they are very hungry so YOU HAVE TO BE PATIENT

    I was intrested in taking a more up close and personal look at the monster large mouths so i went and got my scubba diving license and this is no big fish story ive seen plenty of 10 12 pound plus monsters in this lake a buddy of mine didnt belive me and he is certified diver so i aked him to take a dive with me and he made excuse after excuse not to go diving with me it took me two months of bugging him two finally get him to go with me and the first dock we went to was my favorite hot spot to fish right of the bat we saw about 10 bass most bass under there was 3lbs to 7lbs but on the back side of the dock near the bottom of the pilling there was about a 9 to 10 pound bass and he looked and me and his eye balls got huge and i was trying to figure what he was freaking out about were down about 10 foot of water and he pointed up towards the surface and i looked towars his finger and at the back of the dock were the ladder was a monster bass the biggest bass i have ever seen in my life this bass had to been 15lbs it was amazing and my adrenaline was pumping we both swam to shore as fast as we could to run up to are houses to grab are poles and gear buy the time we ran back down there was some kids down there and they saw the bass and got excited they were making a lot of noise and scared the bass away i was so upset that the fish was gone i felt like crying my buddy from that point on was fishing every day that he could(lets just say he got hooked for life)
    City: stanwood

    Tips: (tips for june) use a pumpkin seed tub bait or a sparkling red and black color the red and black you can catch big small mouth
    (tips for july) use a rattel traps craw fish patterns or baby large mouth patterns and towards the dusk i like to use small black and shiney silver rapalas surface lures I use a zig zag jerkin pattern
    (Agust) I love to use the bill dance fat free shad I knock them dead all day with that lure if that slows down at all i like to use a buzz bait or a spinner bait with a split tail trailer usally I use a shartruse color for the spinner bait tipcal size spinner bait but for the buzz bait I like is a small sized buzz bait the color I use is all black

    sorry I forgot (may )tub baits and this may sound funny but fluffy featherd stlyed baits the more feathers the better colors use natural colors like a brownish orange mixed with black but my favorite feather style jig is all black its a steelhead lure but it workes awsome for spring fishing in lake goodwin salted jigs also do real well in lake goodwin remmember to change colors and patterns according to weather condition I hope you have a very productive fishing trip at lake goodwin GOOD LUCK

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    Water Temp: 79

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: First time using chatter bait, nailed 3 small spots.

    Tips: Toss in to mud line.