Bassing Bob Members,

Hello everyone I hope you are all doing well, and fishing when its not arctic out!! I wanted to give you all an update on Bob and his health. As most of you know Bob underwent heart surgery January 3rd in St. Louis. The heart surgery was a huge success! Though, during early recovery we did unfortunately have a few setbacks. We now have him at the rehabilitation center where he will have to spend some time to get strong again. Bob is in great spirits and is more motivated than ever to get back to the place he loves! If anyone of you have any questions and or just want to talk fishing feel free to reach out to me or Steve Heitman. Most the time you guys know where to find me at Fitz’s. I will do my best to update Bobs status regularly. Thank you all for always being supportive of Bassing Bob, and Bob himself!!

Sincerely,
Bassin Rob!!!

Tuesday, February 7th
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Fishing Reports

Finally A Consistent Bite – But No Keepers

Daily Fishing Log For January 14, 2014

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date January 14, 2014 Air Temp 28-43 Current Generation Moderate
Fisherman Bob Water Temp 39-41.5
Hours Fished 6.00 Sky Sunny Water Clarity Clear - Slightly Stained
Fishing Overall Fair Wind Strong-Gusty
Fish Caught
Total Bass Caught Total Keepers
15
Size/Weight (Pounds)
3 4 5 6+
Baits Used
Keepers Other Fish
Megabass Jerkbait
Bait Colors
Keepers Other Fish
Pro Blue Megabass
Location/Presentation/Structure

17mm – 20mm of the Osage, banks toward the backs of big coves, between docks and windy secondary points.

Fishing Notes

Today was incredibly windy, as I tried to take the advice of BB experts and slow down and fish brush off the banks, the wind was just so strong everywhere that I just could not feel my bait. While I threw the A-Rig for a very short while with no bites, I through the jerk bait, which has not been producing very well for me the past 10 days due to the fish being well off the banks and deep. Well today, there was finally a consistent bite on the jerk bait. While I did not catch a single keeper today, it sure felt good to feel fish tugging on the jerk bait in the typical strike zone for this time of year, 6′-14′ of water. Most bites came in generally slack water but with some good ripple from the strong winds. The bite, which surprised me came off the first cove channel banks toward the backs of coves with a moderate deep channel of 18-25′ of water on smaller chunk rock, sort of pre-spawn type banks. No bites on jig today, however as stated above it was difficult to feel the bait, so I just went with the jerk bait bite and caught 15 shorts. No good for a tournament, but maybe the fish are finally starting to feel better in their new water temps and depths. The bite was most consistent when water temp was above 40 degrees in these areas fished. The very backs of the coves had warmer water than the mid cove of main lake points…I guess the shallows, while they freeze faster, also warm faster.

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