Available Guide

Available Fishing Guide:
Website: Northwest Fishing Expeditions

Phone: (208) 880-2994

Quick Links

I-82 Pond 4 Lake Report
Yakima County, WA

Details

04/06/2013
61° - 65°
Bottom Fishing From Shore
Largemouth Bass
Jig
Evening
04/07/2013
4
1101

I fished yesterday for a couple hours in the afternoon until the sun went down. I decided to go to pond 4 since it was a decent day and to see if the fish were biting, just in case my girlfriend and I ended up wanting to fish it on Monday. So I headed there, fished along the usual spots, it was hard to do what I usually do, with just fishing a spot for 15-20 minutes and going to the other open spots since there were a lot of people fishing for trout during the afternoon. At first all I caught was a 9 inch perch using a jighead and 2 inch gulp minnow. But then once the trout fisherman started to dwindle down during the last 2 hours of the evening, the bass started to come out to play. I was originally went to try to catch crappie but didn't even catch one the whole day. I ended up catching 7 bass and lost another 6 fish, some of which I saw were bass, then some others were long distance released or got caught up in the weeds before I saw them. I also ended up catching a trout around the end of the day in the mix of catching all the bass. Most bass were about 12"-13", biggest was around 15". I lost probably the biggest fish of the day in the weeds when it stripped a little bit of line then dug itself in the weeds and got free when I tried getting it out. All in all good day, I might be back on Monday to fish here and Buena Pond for the first time if I don't end up trying to fish Bateman's Island or the lower Yakima for smallmouth with the girlfriend.


Comments

The Jigmiester
4/8/2013 9:00:00 PM
Hey Jball. Give me a call @ 509-515-0038 the next time you are up and we can go toss a line together. Thanks again, Jigster
jbball50
4/9/2013 6:19:00 AM
For sure, I might fish around there coming back from Seattle next weekend so if I do I'll hit you up. Ended up going back yesterday and caught 3 more bass and the girlfriend caught a perch and a nice crappie.
The Jigmiester
4/9/2013 8:42:00 PM
Thanks for the heads up. We caught a dozen bass, a big crappie and a couple of trout on 4 in the boat by targeting any woody cover with my custom jigs. I had a 3 lb + Largie pig break me off ...it was a fast and furious bit there for a bit on consequtive casts! Can't wait to see you brother. jiggy
Barberz
4/22/2013 8:47:00 PM
jbball50 would you mind pointing me in the right direction as far as what side of the lake to get a chance at catching some of the bass in the pond I have fished the river side a few times up and down the lake with out any luck, I would appreciate and advice. THanks
jbball50
4/23/2013 7:04:00 AM
I've always fished the river side, I'll twitch it a little then slow roll the jig along the bottom as slow as I can then twitch it again and continue doing that until I hit the weeds then reel my stuff in. I'm not sure how the other side is, I should try it sometime. Jiggy might know more about it, if that side is productive.
Barberz
4/23/2013 12:50:00 PM
thanks for the tips jbball50
Leave a Comment:

Available Guide

Available Fishing Guide:
Website: Northwest Fishing Expeditions

Phone: (208) 880-2994