March 1, 2022 | By Reel Time Fishing | 

As steelhead season comes to a close, its time to start thinking about our trophy bass fishery that kicks off in April. If you are looking for a wall hanger opportunity, be sure to get in on this trip. The “big fish bite” will start when water temps rise and the larger bass move into the shallows to build nests. Last year was an epic spring with Smallmouth up to 8 pounds were caught on our boats. We expect a similar or even better spring as the reservoir’s kokanee population was larger last year, providing ample amounts of food to increase growth rates in the bass.

This is a time-sensitive fishery. Last year we started to see big fish on the line around the 3rd week of April and continue through the 1st week of May. This 3-4 week window changes year to year, depending on weather and water temps.