Panfish San V - Mayday

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  1. blackcloud9

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    San Vicente on the kayak was fun on Sunday May 1, have not fished there in years. Wind was up so I stayed on the west side. I caught a good number of bass on dropshot purple worms in 15 - 20' of water while they were working on a shad bait ball. Also caught a few smaller bass on pieces of nightcrawler - but that wasn't my target species.

    Hoped to finally avoid the distraction and get in on a little bluegill action in a cove, scoped some likely areas and boom there they were - a wolf pack of fireballs just ahead near a tree. Tied off to a thick branch and dropped a piece of crawler and it took five minutes to get bit. Had a blast catching six of them in the last 30 minutes, some on a mini jig, all about the same size. Weight 1.25 to 1.4 lbs. Kept two to try for dinner.

    (My phone was out of battery so a friendly shore fisherman was kind enough to snap a photo of me, turns out he lives two blocks from me!)


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    A couple of the better bass, like about 2 lbs but also really fun on the trout rod with 6 lb. fluoro leader!

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  2. Fishbreath

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    Nicely done. I'm not going to make it out this week, but the next couple of weeks should be peak for the panfish. My personal best bluegill and redear both came from San Vicente the second half of May.
     
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    You never disappoint! Could those gills get any fatter?
     
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