Lakes and Rivers

Lake Anderson Fishing

January 25, 2012

Lake Anderson is one of several lakes that offer fishing within easy reach of South Bay residents.  It is primarily a bass, panfish and catfish lake.

Lake Anderson Fishing

Lake Anderson

Lake Anderson Fishing

Facilities at Anderson include a full-service marina, launch ramps and picnicking. Camping and night boating are not permitted at this 7 mile long lake.

Power-boating and waterskiing are popular on weekends, so angling is best on weekdays and early in the day.

Lake Anderson Fishing Tips

At Anderson, bass fishing is best near the rocky point by the dam, in the coves in the north shore of the lake, and in the narrows at each end of the lake. Catfishing is good at the E. Dunne Avenue bridge, near the marina and at the dam.

Clams, anchovies and chicken livers work well for catfish. Bass are deep in summer, from 35-50 feet. One good way to go down to bass at these depths is to jig a spoon vertically. Drop it straight down to the bottom, lift it up a few feet, and let it flutter down.

Bass strike on the initial drop and on the flutter drop. There is trout action in Coyote Creek below Anderson Dam. Information: Anderson Lake County Park, (408) 77-3634

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