This Bass report brought to you from a couple of hard core anglers Chase Mellemann and Cody Catherall. These guys chase anything that swims and have that killer go after them attitude that have them fishing high water, cold water, Baja water and down under water. Check out their Blog thebajaproject.wordpress.com. Chase and Cody even got jobs in a fly shop this Summer in Idaho if you are out that way look them up. I guarantee they will have the local scene dialed in wherever they land. Both of them act like students when they are not on the water but I have yet to see a book in all their visits to the shop.-CD
Chase Millemann and I fished Davis Lake for the first time this past weekend. We didn’t really know what to expect since the lake has only been ice-free for a week or two now.
Although the lake was not fishing to it’s full potential, we were still able to get into a lot of fish. We spent our first day fishing heavy streamers and rubber legged bass bugs successfully, and we decided to change our tactics to poppers on the second day. Although the lake is still quite cold and conditions are not ideal for bringing fish to the surface, we were surprised by how eager the bucket mouths were to gobble down poppers in the reed beds.
Fishing was fairly consistent throughout the day and many beautiful specimens were brought to hand. To hear more about the flies we used, the spots that were producing, and the story of the trip, check out our full report at thebajaproject.wordpress.com.