Diamond Valley Lake Report

Diamond Valley Lake Report

Rental boats, getting back to basic fundamental fishing. The fish do not know what you're standing on when you set the hook.

The ramp is still dry, but as Shasta, Oroville and other Northern California lakes begin to reach seemingly mythical full pool levels hopefully, Southern California will receive the very mythical ‘Trickle Down Effect’. 

Troy captaining the roomy Lund rental boat while field-testing the new Minn Kota EO clamp-on electric trolling motor.

Troy captaining the roomy Lund rental boat while field-testing the new Minn Kota EO clamp-on electric trolling motor.

In the meantime as Troy Lindner has been so effectively showing us, just because you can’t launch your bass boat it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the situation.

Anyone want to guess the weight on this one? No, I’m not talking about me, but do take into account my size (6’-2” 220 lbs.) when judging the fish.

Anyone want to guess the weight on this one? No, I’m not talking about me, but do take into account my size (6’-2” 220 lbs.) when judging the fish.

In fact, the lack of fishing pressure on DVL has certainly improved the bite.

Here are a couple more nice ‘largies’ from the day.

The low water levels provide a few unique opportunities.

 

There are new shorelines that typically are under water. How many of you would beach your bass boats and walk around a little while fishing? Uphill fishing anyone, Troy is on a small elliptical island with 360 degrees of casting opportunities. In this situation, each cast has the maximum potential for drawing fish into the funnel.

You can also explore structure and cover elements that are usually submerged with normal lake levels. Ah, that’s why I always find fish there.

A big thank you to Troy, for an excellent day on the water. I would like to point out that all of our catches were the result of teamwork. In most windy situations Troy would hold the boat in position while I made the ‘One Cast.'

A beautiful spring day at Diamond Valley Lake, Hemet California. Remember, whenever one door closes, another one opens, Keep Casting!

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