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Fishing Reports

Tough Day Searching For Bedding Bass

Daily Fishing Log For April 30, 2014

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date April 30, 2014 Air Temp 45-60 Current Generation None-Light
Fisherman Bob Water Temp 57-58
Hours Fished 5.00 Sky Overcast Rainy Water Clarity Clear-Slighly Stained
Fishing Overall Fair Wind Moderate - Strong
Fish Caught
Total Bass Caught Total Keepers
8 2
Size/Weight (Pounds)
3 4 5 6+
Baits Used
Keepers Other Fish
Crock -o-Gator Jig, Lizard Jig
Bait Colors
Keepers Other Fish
Texas Craw Jig with Crock-o-Gator Ring Craw Grn Pumpkin Trailer, Green Pumpkin Lizard Green Pumpkin Lizard

6mm of the Osage and the 14mm of the Osage, targeting the backs of coves and cove pockets around spawning areas. Presentation was working on the bottom dragging the lizard and slightly hopping the jig.

Fishing Notes

Today I was searching for bedding bass in preparation for a tournament this coming Sunday. However, due to the water rising , overcast skies and wind chopped water it was very difficult to see whether fish were on the beds I was seeing or not. So, I worked the areas around the spawning areas with a jig, lizard and Carolina Rig brush hog, without much success. I only truly about 50% of the time while the other time was just trolling and trying to find bedding bass. The sun did pop out briefly late in the afternoon, I was able to find a bedding bass, looked to be about 3 pounds, so I worked that bass with a jig for about 20 minutes and finally caught it. It seemed to be a bit less than three pounds however. It was interesting that the female was close to the laydown with the bed and she would come out of no where to chase the bait, but not commit to biting. I spend most of the day in 6 mile cove (directly across from the mouth of the Gravois, there are a lot of beds in the pockets down the right arm of the cove. I then fished an area around condo docks at about the 14mm, I saw lots of beds but again hard to see the fish due to the conditions. My best bite while just fishing these areas was on the jig in about 4-6′ of water on slightly steep rocky banks around the spawning pockets.

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