Tom's Fishing Blog

PreSpawn - too early?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hey Bass Kings! Had a fun day with my friend Matt out on El Cap. Although fishing was tough it was Matt's turn to catch not 1 but 2 fish over 5 lbs. This lake has changed so much the last few weeks. The water is now super clear. The breakin fish are pretty much done. There are lots of fish suspended. We got bit in 20ft of water on this day. I can just feel the fish are just waiting for Spring and warmer water temps. "Prespawn" is approaching fast!

First fish at 11am!  Just under 6lbs                       #2 on the last cast of the day around 3:00pm just over 5lbs

Both released and still swimming!

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Throwin the BIG Worm

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I grew up throwing a texas rig plastic worm and it is still one of my favorite techniques. I really like throwing a BIG worm and you will catch bigger bass with this method. I catch 2lber's and 10lber's on this rig and this is what I do with it...enjoy.


El Cap Winter Bassin

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Hey Bass Kings! I have been fishing El Cap for the last Month getting ready for the NBW tourney we had on 12/3. Fishing is wild this time of year. It's all about the shad this time of year and finding the right areas with the right school of fish. Also, the "mood" of the bass has been tricky. Some days the eat the scrounger and the next they don't. 

The underspin, tailspin, and rapala ice jig have all been really productive. We also have been catching them on the drop shot rig from 20-40ft. Using your electronics is very important this time of year. 

Congrats to my buddies John Wick and Art Berry for the 1st place with 16.88lbs. We took 6th with 15.34lbs. Crazy weights for December!

If you want to learn more about Team Tournament fishing ask me!





Diamond Valley Lake - Guide Trip 11/2

Thursday, November 10, 2011

What a nice day. Cool in the morning but it warmed up nicely. Paul from New Jersey and Jon from San Diego had never fished what we all call "the jewel". Kevin took them and had a fun day.

Despite a tough bite and bluebird sky conditions they caught a bunch of fish.photo_copy

Most fish were caught on the drop shot, c-rig, and jigs out of deep water. They threw the big swimbaits but no takers.  

Fishing should be steady and even really good through November December as the Bass feed on trout.





Havasu - NBW 2011 Classic October 14,15

Monday, October 24, 2011

My Team Partner and I fished the National Bass West Classic on October 14, 15 at Lake Havasu.

We got 22nd place. See all the results and photos at  Here are a couple fat Smallmouth-



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