It has been over 30 years since I fished for largemouth bass, I have fished for trout mostly bait and wait since then. I have a brother that wants to get into fishing and he is the reason I got a Sea Eagle 285 inflatable pontoon. We went to Diamond Valley Lake yesterday and rented a boat.
We heard when we got there the fishing was tough, they were correct. I heard about only four bass reported being caught, up to 8.5 pounds. My brother and I soaked inflated nightcrawlers, tossed minnow shaped crankbaits, they only went about 6 feet down, plastic worms and plastic shad baits. Not one bite all day. Even though we did not get any cooperation from the fish, it was a great day getting my brother away from his work for a day of fishing.
We are taking the 285 to Silverwood on February 16 and 17, my brother will be in a rental boat. So here is my question. What kind of baits, natural and artificial work best for you for largemouth and striped bass?
Of course I will post pictures and a report when I get back.