El Capitan Bass Redemption!

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  1. Pourboy

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    Hey all,
    Headed out to El Cap on Sunday still disappointed with the Hodges closure but hopeful for the next season there.

    I haven’t fished El Cap much and the last time I was there I ended up leaving almost immediately because of It being packed with a tourney going on. I had good hopes for some action and was immediately rewarded on the first cast with a 5.4lb bass on the Pop-R right next to the dock.

    The fish caught me completely off guard but I got it in. Got a couple more blow ups on top water but nothing stuck. Saw plenty of people catching smaller models fishing the bottom right off the weed line. I threw just about everything I had for no bites for a couple hours. Then threw a 4” black/blue flake stick bait and connected almost immediately with one about 3.5lbs. Ended up with 7 total for the morning with all the remainder on the stick baits. I don’t usually like fishing them but if it works then how can I complain.

    Lots of vegetation growth in the lake and I talked to people who said it has really grown a lot in the last couple weeks. Met some really cool people on the water lately and that just makes the day even better. Looking forward to hitting up some more new lakes soon and seeing how it goes.

    For more details check out the video.
    Cheers!
    Chris

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    Awesome day on the water! Keep the videos coming.
     
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    Thanks man! Can't wait to see your new one in the Sierras!
     
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    I don't usually fish stick baits (lie), but when I do I fish Yum Dingers !
     
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    Fun to watch!
     
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