The day was steady, I caught many bass on spinnerbaits fished parallel to shore along the rushes, and when the wind would die I would clean up with a soft jerkbait.
I really wanted to fish the far bank, but two other tubers were working it. Once they left, I made a b-line for the far shore. I immediately caught a spunky little bass on a Jackall Squirrel 67.
I love fishing miniature hard baits on light tackle. The wind started blowing fairly hard again, so I went back to fishing the spinnerbait. I switched over to a more compact bait, a Lucky Craft Redemption spinnerbait. On the first cast I nailed this slot buster.
With the crystal clear water, I was able to watch her ambush the spinnerbait not far from the tube. This far bank was on fire. I was nailing fish after fish on the spinnerbait. There was a slight lull in the wind, so I went back to the soft jerkbait. I got to try out a new bait I just started shooting. The bass approved.
I was really impressed by this little bait's ability to walk the dog on the surface, and even jump and skip across the surface like a fleeing baitfish. The bass were also impressed with this. I switched back and forth between the jerkbait and the spinnerbait with consistent success.
I glanced at my watch and realized I needed to get home. I was sad to leave on such a productive day, but I was still on thin ice from staying too late on my 100 fish day a week prior. I fought the wind back across the lake, but it wasn't a complete loss. I broke out the fly rod and trolled a bugger as I went, picking up a couple of little chrome rockets along the way.
I love Kamloops, they're absolutely nuts. I made a couple more casts with the spinnerbait as I worked my way along the bank towards the takeout point and managed a few more small bass. I ended up with 51 bass and two trout in under four hours. That was definitely better than I expected with the weather and a great change from last spring's lackluster action there.
Total for Trip: 51 largemouth, 2 rainbows
Total for Year: 548 fish