Chris, Bill and I got a super late start and wound up at the dock at 3:30am. Air temperature was 38 degrees and water temp was 63 degrees. We double anchored in 35, 45 and 55 feet of water. Our greatest success came at 35 feet where we caught Rockbass after Rockbass. At one point we were joking it was the same fish, but who knows.
We toughed it out till daybreak and it got down to 31 degrees at one point, brrrrr! Night fishing is DONE, we were the only boat out there.
Sun Up - Time get coffee
After the sun came up we tried jigging for lakers, but the wind was so strong we couldn’t keep our lines vertical enough to contact the bottom. We were using a Krokodile, Hopkins, white bucktail, Kastmaster and Binsky. After a couple hours of fighting the wind we called it a night/day.
Back at shore, there were a decent number of anglers in the cove between the two boat launches. Almost all of them were fishing the bottom for Rainbows using a variety of baits, shiners, worms, powerbait. I know of one fella that caught a 16inch rainbow using powerbait.
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Congratulations to “JHennings”Anthony Everts, as the winner of this month’s lure giveaway. Thanks again to CatchemCaro Bait Co. for their continued support. This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for participating. Stay tuned as we head into the cold cold months ahead. Maybe i’ll give away heated socks!
This is a huge crankbait, cellphone for comparison. This bait will dive 8 to 12 feet.
CatchemCaro baits are completely custom, hand-made from poplar wood and dressed with all stainless steel hardware. The lips are hand made from Polycarbonate and each bait is hand painted and protected with two coats of an epoxy clear coat finish. Each bait is tested by CatchemCaro owner Rich Caro at Spring Lake, CA near his home, to ensure they all run true before being packed to ship all over the globe.
The Henrieta Deep Diving Crank Bait was designed and first produced by Rich Caro in July 2010. The bait is named after Rich’s grandmother. Each bait is hand painted with 12 different colors and protected with two coats of epoxy clear coat. Each bait is tank tested and trued so they run as designed. These crankbaits come in four different size lips, two round lips and two coffin lips:
100 series medium round lip dives 4 to 8 feet.
200 series large round lip dives 8 to 12 feet.
300 series small coffin lip dives 6 to 10 feet.
400 series large coffin lip dives 10 to 14 feet.
Rich uses a 7 foot medium/heavy action rod with 10 to 25lb test line. These big baits catch big fish so always be sure to have your drag set correctly. The Henrieta is 5.5″ long, 3/4″ wide and 2″ tall, sports 3d eyes, 2/0 VMC hooks, 40lb snap rings and stainless steel hardware.
CatchemCaro Bait Co. will be giving away one Henrieta Deep Diving Crankbait this month to a very lucky RoundValleyFishing.com reader! For a chance to win simply leave a comment below. One winner will be randomly selected on November 1st. The winner will be contacted with their email address on file, so make sure you utilize your correct email address when commenting. Good luck and Tight Lines!