Pre-Fishing Otay Lake with Stan Kaplun and Greg LeRoy.

Pre-Fishing Otay Lake with Stan Kaplun and Greg LeRoy.

San Diego checking in with a Largemouth Bass report. I got out to Otay with my buddy Greg LeRoy the other day. He has a club tournament coming up this weekend so we were pre-fishing it, trying to find the fish, and see what they wanted to eat.

San Diego checking in with a Largemouth Bass report. I got out to Otay with my buddy Greg LeRoy the other day. He has a club tournament coming up this weekend so we were pre-fishing it, trying to find the fish, and see what they wanted to eat.

We were the first boat on the water, and decided to try and throw swimbaits to start the morning. Greg had two solid bites but unfortunately, both fish came unbuttoned at the boat. Once it got a little warmer and the sun came out, the swimbait bite was gone with the wind, and we started looking for schools of fish that were congregating on rock piles in deeper water. We slowed down the approach and switched up to a drop shot setup. Line size didn't matter much, as my fish were caught on 8lb mono test, and Greg's fish were on anything between 4lb-10lb fluoro. I used a 1/4 oz drop shot weight, poured at Anglers Arsenal, Gamakatsu drop shot hook, and a 6" Roboworm in various colors.

After talking to several other boaters on the water and at launch ramp upon getting back, the consensus was that it was a slow and tough bite. I ended up getting 4 in the boat, and Greg got 3. Most fish were in the 1 pound to 2 pound range, with a a 3.2 and 3.5 pounder to top it off.

My rod of choice was my Cousins 704s, which has proven to be extremely versatile. I've used it to drop shot andtopwater in the bay's and lakes for largemouth bass, halibut, corvina, and spotted bay bass. I've used it to catch trout on small spinners and spoons in river. Paired with a Shimano Stradic Ci4+ 3000, it's a great combo for many different styles of fishing.

Good luck to Greg in his tournament this weekend! Also I am posting this just after his tournament so his "Time On The Water" is spent well. 

Check back in soon for more reports! -Stan Kaplun-

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