Most bass anglers reported the morning and evening bites as the best bet

Lake Success - CA (Tulare County)

Most bass anglers reported the morning and evening bites as the best bet
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

The lake fell to 14 percent of capacity, and fishing was fair for some anglers and good for others. Most bass anglers reported the morning and evening bites as the best bet, and successful anglers have been using finesse baits like drop shot or Carolina rigs with a very slow presentation to coax a few bites. Another option has been topwater baits during low light conditions. However, David Childress of Cope’s put together a good pattern for some quality bass. David reported fishing crankbaits on bass busting shad schools in the evenings. He also did well on plastics after the sun went down. Stop in and ask him about it. He’s always happy to share. Catfish anglers reported decent numbers of whisker fish eating cut sardines, anchovies, and mackerel. A few crappie were reported by anglers fishing small live minnows near the marina.

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