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Hit jerry creek reservoir #1 today to try for the first bass of the season. We started fishing at approximately 1:30 PM. My dad and I fished until approximately 8 PM. My dad ended up with 16 largemouth and I ended up with 13. We had many more get away. The average fish was 12-16", with the biggest being 18", the smallest being a 9". Most of the fish were caught on 4" red and black senkos, rigged either texas style or wacky. The bass were very far out, and wanted an extremely slow retrieve near the bottom with slow twitches and pauses. The best areas were areas that had rocks near the bottom, preferably points. The fish were not in coves at all until sunset. I spotted 2 bluegill that were alive today, one I estimated at 13", and the other I estimated at just over 9". Both ran when I came upon them. I also saw a few dead big bluegill along the bank. :(The bass came shallow as the sun set, and good action with senkos fished a little bit faster, parallel to the bank about 20 ft. out. Best area was the east shore, although the point I dub transistion point on the west end spit out 5 largemouth. Only 1 largemouth was caught in the dam area, and 0 were caught around the north shore. Hope this helps anyone going there, I definitely suggest it to any of you west slopers.
 

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Oh yes, I forget to say. The water was a little murky for jerry creek, but still crystal clear with appx. 8 fov.
 

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Good report, bud. I sure would love to fish that lake. Problem is: I'm like frikkin 4 hrs away.
 

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I took TroutFishingBears advice and fished Jerry Creek Reservoir #1 today. It was in the low 70s and partly cloudy with a storm front moving in.  I figured it would be good and it was. I caught 16 Bucket Mouths on a 4" Senko rigged wacky.  They were all between 10" and 15" and were caught off of the rocky points on the Eastern side. I am looking forward to going again!  :D

 

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Hot diggity damn! Is it me or do you have a pretty good camera? Them pictures came out very good!
 

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Those are nice looking bass, about the average for Jerry Creek. They are still on the skinny side, most all the fish I catch that way too, even with all the forage. I think the big bluegills bully them out of food. Next time you should try and stick around for the evening popper bite. Then you catch more gills and plenty more bass. Later in the summer, you can catch them on topwaters on every cast.
 

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Hot diggity damn! Is it me or do you have a pretty good camera? Them pictures came out very good!
LOL. Better look with the non red eye! I just use a cheap Gateway. That way when it falls in the water (and it will)  :eek:  I wont be out too much!
 

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O.... :D.. -K-

Yeah.. For my pics that I've posted, it was all pretty much done on a disposable. I just have Wal-Mart put the pics on a CD then I'm good to use em for posting.
 

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Jerry creek is always excellent for spitting out good numbers of bass. I can't wait until the bluegills come shallow in late may/early june. Then the true fun will begin! If I get over this sickness, I may go tomorrow.
 

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TroutFishingBear said:
Jerry creek is always excellent for spitting out good numbers of bass. I can't wait until the bluegills come shallow in late may/early june. Then the true fun will begin! If I get over this sickness, I may go tomorrow.
Just go and you shall be cured by the 1st fish landed! j/j
 

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I may be heading there tomorrow if it's not really stormy.
 
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Whereis this Jerry Creek you all speak of?
 

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Went to jerry creek #1 today and fished from 2:30 to 7:30. Final total in a group of 3 was 75 bass and 1 bluegill. The bass were either small, 10-12", but nearly half of the bass were 15 or 16", and about 2 pounds. I also caught a 19" 3.5 lb. largemouth bass. (weight estimated). I caught 14 bass that were at least 15" out of the 27 total I got, including the big brute I spoke of. I caught the bluegill as well, a small bluegill for jerry creek, a 10.5" the shape of a paper plate :D Basically, a small gill for jerry creek and a monster gill for anywhere else.
It was great fishing today along the eastern shoreline, especially at one spot where almost all of the big fish we caught came from. Caught the fish on a variety of things, red and black senkos, green senkos, lemon flukes, iceintheveins did great with a plastic worm with a spinny tail thing on the end of it, and he also caught a few nice fish on risto raps. The fish were eating anything that came by them today, if the wind hadn't of come up and made fishing tough we probably each would've landed 50 bass. When the wind came up, I adjusted and dropshotted the senko with a splitshot above it. A nail weight would've been perfect, but we didn't have any. Overall, today was definitely up there with the best fishing of the year, and the big bass were out to play today!
 

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Sounds like an excellent day. How's your wrist and arms?
 

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I have bruises on my chest where the rod butt was digging into my chest from fighting all those strong bass. They don't fight as good as a trout but they still are strong and they like going airborn.
 

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I have bruises on my chest where the rod butt was digging into my chest from fighting all those strong bass. They don't fight as good as a trout but they still are strong and they like going airborn.
I feel ya, buddy.. I get my bruises from wipers right on my lower right ribs. Man, I'd love to get a picture of one of my own bucketmouths goin airborn! That's one of the photography "DIY Tasks" that still needs to be completed for me.
 

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That would be the picture of a lifetime to perfectly capture a nice bucketmouth with its mouth wide open and it jumping out of water!!! I can picture it now...
 

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I already have a big bluegill (10.5" so not that big for jerry creek) in the pictures section because it is more special than these 12-16" largemouth bass I will be posting on here. These are just your typical catch from jerry creek (average is actually more like 10-16" but oh well). I did catch one that I estimated at 3.5 lbs. and 19", but he flipped off right at my feet so I didn't get a pic of him :( I still have more pics on another camera. I hope you like these though, shows you the kind of fish from jerry creek, in the summer if you hit it right I've caught 100+ bass in a day, although the average is more like 30.




Jerry creek is especially nice because you can go with other people and get multiple fish at the same time. This was actually triples but someone had to take the picture
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Hope you liked these pics, the ones with the sunny weather were from 4/17 and the crappy weather was 4/24.
 

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Quiiiiiiiiite aways. I'm guessing about 5 hours? Anybody know for sure?
 
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