Spent last evening with Ben Ewing and crew of the DFG (including volunteers) to help with the spring electro survey of Lake Elsinore. After a breezy sundowner, the lake laid down nicely and we were able to hit a variety of sectors–including the south end where I’ve been whacking them pretty good.
Conclusion? My fish must just use that area in the mornings because there were a lot of carp on the dike, plus a mix of catfish and bluegill, but only a very few bass.
But I also was reminded, no matter how many casts you make and how many $18 crankbaits you own, nothing fishes quite like a gazillion volts. If the fish are there, you get ‘em. If they are not, you see nothing.
I can’t say I learned any new areas, but the good news is the bass were in many more locations than my previous surveys with the DFG. (more…)