Post By: Rowan Posted: 6/9/2017 1:14:22 PMPoints: 171
Today was the first time I have ever fished at Quincy Reservoir. I arrived at about 6:30am and started fishing from shore, using drop shots, crankbaits (which was a bad idea. very snaggy.), spinnerbaits (I had caught smallies on them at Chatfield previously), and senkos. I had absolutely no luck all the way around the lake, or as far as I could go. I decided to use small jigs for perch and crappie and did that for about 30 mins, and only got a small hit. I hope to fish Quincy in the future, but I really don't know what to use, to catch anything there, and any advice would be handy. I know a lot of fisherman there are secretive, but any help is nice. Thanks.
I'd recommend more time on the water. If it was your first trip to that pond, you couldn't of expected too much success. Hit it up a few more times and you'll figure it out. There's nothing wrong with the hardware you were throwing.
Reply by: Sean D Posted: 6/16/2017 6:38:35 PM Points: 908
After May, the Q gets real tough to fish from shore. All of my fish this year at Q have come on just a couple different baits. You are right about crankbaits, I don't even take mine there (except wake cranks).
Basic rule of thumb. Plastics are the go-to there. Use light weights, texas rigged plastics, and stick to natural colors. The other option this time of year, is topwater baits. Every big fish I've caught there (with maybe 1-2 exceptions) came on topwater baits. Last weekend they were definitely post-spawn funk. Not much of a pattern, odd bites. The bite should be getting better though.
Also, there's more LMB than SMB in Q. You can get good smallies there, but you have to be able to fish deep (20-30' or deeper) this time of year. This was the shallowest smallmouth I've ever caught out there, and it was in about 8 FOW.