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Checking the Bass Bite at Down's Lake

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Went to extreme SW Spokane County...Hit Down’s Lake May 20th & 27th to check out the bass fishing. The water temp was 61° in the morning, but rose to 70° by late afternoon. Water clarity was fairly good (no blooms) for the lake & the lily pad coverage was as expected (in all the same spots) with both channels open to the deeper main lake. Now, the only bass we found were around the lake edges, in the pads, cattail shoots & under the scum layer. I had hoped for better action this time of the spring, yet, fishing was tough & a bit slow sometimes. The good news…the lake has been stocked with trout & I caught my limit of feisty 11” bows in about 1 1/2hours while trolling streamers during my extended lunch break. Josh Brady worked his magic once again & managed to get several bass with the KHQ photographer on board. I pretty sure the bass action will pick up during June. Not the easiest place to fish, but there are some hogs in there. 
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