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Southern CA Freshwater

Solid bass numbers and fish pushing 7 pounds highlighting San Vicente

BY MIKE STEVENS/WON Staff Writer Published: Apr 10, 2019

LAKESIDE — The bass bite at San Vicente Reservoir has been moving in the right direction for the last month, and that includes at least a week where it absolutely blew up. It’s still trending up overall, and the best part of the story is it’s not the result of a bunch of bass guys coming out of the woodworks to tee off on bed fish.

specialkSPECIAL K — WON BASS contributor George Kramer with a 6.45-pound San V largemouth that inhaled a Neko worm.

There are some spawners out there and biting, but the bulk of those playing ball are coming in on drop-shots in deeper – but not crazy San V drop-shot deep – 15 to 25 foot water. There are some protective males willing to eat a Brush Hog, Senko, Texas-rigged 7-inch Roboworm or soft jerkbait in shallow brush found throughout Toll Road, Kimball and Barona Arms.

In a tourney over the weekend, only 4 of the 70 teams did not put together a limit, and the winning bag tipped the scale at just under 21 pounds. Western Outdoor News contributor George Kramer fished that tourney and finished in the middle of the pack with 14.49 pounds, and his haul was anchored by a 6.45-pound kicker that ate a Neko worm.

“Many of the better fish came on light line with unweighted thin Senkos fished in deep water,” Kramer told WON. “Excruciating work, but we witnessed it off the big trees in Kimball arm.”

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