Location

CA
United States
33° 59' 45.7296" N, 117° 22' 48.0324" W
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F Water Temp: 61-70 F Clarity: Murky

Thursday was my third trip to Lake Evans. I am trying to fish here every Thursday morning after I get off of work. This time I was going to try for catfish. I set up to the left of the big dock. I threw out one line with mackrel and my other pole I was messing around with different lures and soft plastics for bass (mainly just seeing how some of my new lures acted). I got a couple really nice hits on the cat pole but no hook ups. Casted back out to same spot and the surrounding area but never got hit again. As the sun came up and it got warmer I finished off the day with no more bites and one tree taking my rig. Will be exploring this lake a little more each time I go and trying to find some sweet spots.

Also look out for all the geese they are some mean birds :)

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F Water Temp: 61-70 F Clarity: Murky
3 fish caught | Lunker: 6lb Blue Catfish using a Hot Dog

The fish are really active more in summer time and will mostly bite on Aaron's magic 6'' on drop shot rig.

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassRubber WormRoboworm56
2Blue CatfishHot Dog62
3Black CrappieCrappie TubeBig Strike31
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F Clarity: Cloudy
3 fish caught | Lunker: 3lb Largemouth Bass using a Roboworm Swim Bait

The lake is covered with beds. Most bass are sticking to their beds but will only hit once aggravated. (Not the best method!!) With the clarity of the water extremely low, I recommend fishing a slow to moderate retrieve. Use bright colors and fish receding shadows.
I rate my trip a 3* only because the lake has potential to hold huge Bass. I've seen multiple DD pulled out of there...
Remember to Catch Record & Release all LMB!

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassSwim BaitRoboworm316
2Largemouth BassBass JigBass Assassin213
3Largemouth BassCrawfishYamamoto212