Poway Lake Spring Bass

Poway Lake in the Spring is an incredibly productive body of water for a few species including rainbow trout, channel catfish, and of course, largemouth bass.

I’ve already caught my personal best bass from the lake this year, and I believe the winter rains are a big reason why. 

For the last 7 years, the area has been under the weight of a drought and as the lake shrinks, the fish become a little more skittish and fooling them into attacking lures is a lot more difficult.

Some of the better bass fisherman in San Diego have no problems being productive on this lake regardless of the conditions, but I’m relatively new to the bass game and I’m still figuring things out. 

Today was more productive for me than usual with two fish in the 3 lb. range hauled aboard.

Today’s productive lures were: 

Strike King Shim E Bait in Smoky Shad

Zoom Super Salt Plus Super Fluke Jr. in Albino

Both on a standard drop-shot rig with size 1/0 Eagle Claw Lazer Sharp Kahle hook.


The second of two bass on the day worth mentioning. This one hit a Smoky Shad colored Strike King Shim E Stick on a drop-shot.

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