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!!

Bassin Rob!!!

Tuesday, February 7th
Broken Clouds - Wind: 11.5 Mph
59.3 °F
Fishing Reports

Anglers In Action Solo Pro Tourney Today – Tough Day

Daily Fishing Log For April 12, 2014

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date April 12, 2014 Air Temp 57-80 Current Generation Light
Fisherman Bob Water Temp 53-58
Hours Fished 8.00 Sky Partly Cloudy Water Clarity Clear-Slighly Stained
Fishing Overall Fair Wind Light - Strong
Fish Caught
Total Bass Caught Total Keepers
20 2
Size/Weight (Pounds)
3 4 5 6+
Baits Used
Keepers Other Fish
Dirks Jig w Crock-o-Gator Ring Craw Trailer Dirks Jig w Crock-o-Gator Ring Craw Trailer
Bait Colors
Keepers Other Fish
Grn Pumpkin/Blue with Grn Pumpkin COG Trailer Grn Pumpkin/Blue and Brown/Purple with Grn Pumpkin COG Trailer

17-19mm of the Osage targeting rock transitions and backs of docks mid way to the very backs of coves/pockets. Jig presented slowly hopping and dragging on the bottom.

Fishing Notes

Today I fished the AiA Solo Pro tournament, my first ever solo tournament. Well, for me, this might as well have been AiA Solo Pro and 1 “wanna be” :). Within the first thirty minutes I had a big bite and I thought this is a good fish, it was a 8 pound plus buffalo fish that hit my jig. After 2 more drum bites, I finally got a short bass about 8:30 on the jig. I proceeded to get many short bass on the jig, targeting docks, open cove banks in the back 1/2 – 1/3 of coves and also going all the way back to the shallow areas of these coves. I had bites all day, however they were all short ones. I had many bites flipping the jig behind docks, over or under the cables on docks that had enough water still and flipping to the shady parts under the walk ways and close to the back end of the docks. My first keeper came about 12:15 on the back of dock in about 4 feet of water. This fish would have made a great amateur video, I was in between two very tight docks, flipped well beyond the walk way, fairly close to that back or the dock. I felt the bite, set the hook and the fish ran under the dock, as I got it out from under the dock, it ran under the cables toward the boat, as I had no room to net the fish, I had to let it run back under the cables and then horsed it over the cables to the dock. It was a fun fight, but as I was fishing a tournament, there was that nervousness to not lose the fish. The second keeper also came from behind a dock. I backed off the banks to see if I could snag a big female, but no such luck. I did see three spawning beds today in the backs of pockets off the main cove channels. I did have one blow up on the Crock-o-Gator Head Knocker Buzz Bait. While I did not hook that fish, it was the first bite on the buzz bait this spring. Last spring, I had many good bass on the buzz bait, so I am hoping that bite gets on soon. The tournament was won with 19 pounds. I did not go to the weigh in, as I knew that 6-7 pounds was not going to be enough.

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