Heavy boat traffic pushed largemouth deep into the weeds and cattails

Buena Vista Lakes - Bakersfield, CA (Kern County)

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

Heavy boat traffic pushed largemouth deep into the weeds and cattails, and anglers pulled them out with weightless stick baits, flipping techniques, and weedless frogs. Green Pumpkin, Ox Blood, and baitfish were good color choices. Crappie anglers used Get Bent Baits Shad sliders, minijigs tipped with crappie nibbles, and small live shiners to fool crappie, and catfish ate cut anchovies, sardines, and dip bait on the Carolina rig. Bluegill took redworms and waxworms under a bobber.

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