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Great Afternoon Fishing With Lake Of The Ozarks Pro Mike Malone

Daily Fishing Log For May 7, 2014

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date May 7, 2014 Air Temp 83+ Current Generation None-Light
Fisherman Mike Malone and Bob Water Temp 64-66
Hours Fished 4.00 Sky Sunny Water Clarity Slightly Stained
Fishing Overall Excellent Wind Light - Moderate
Fish Caught
Total Bass Caught Total Keepers
30 15
Size/Weight (Pounds)
3 4 5 6+
5 4
Baits Used
Keepers Other Fish
Wacky Style Worm Wacky Style Worm
Bait Colors
Keepers Other Fish
Variety of Colors Same

Backs of coves and spawning pockets, shallow and behind/between docks from the 8mm – 4mm of the Osage.

Fishing Notes

Today may have been the best and most enjoyable day catching bass on Lake of the Ozarks that I have ever experienced. I fished with Lake of the Ozarks fishing pro Mike Malone. As many of you that fish tournaments and/or follow fishing tournaments at LOZ, Mike is consistently in the pay check line. Mike showed me an awesome technique today fishing with 8″ wacky rigged worms with small hooks. While I have fished wacky worms before with good success, today we just could not hardly make a cast without getting a bite. I think the real key to the stay well off the spawning banks and out from the pockets so not to spook the fish. Also, to see the beds on the bank and throw past them and just work that worm slowly twitching it, letting it fall a bit (not to the bottom though) and either watch for the fish to flash/follow it or feel the bite n weight. we caught many fish without even seeing the beds, just throwing into the junk/pollen infested waters in the shallow areas of the spawning pockets. The fish would bite from anywhere on the banks to right out to the boat. While we caught a lot of small fish, we had at least 15 keepers, 18-19 pounds for our best five fish and we had some very big ones 5 pound plus come undone. As Mike mentioned to me, there is about a 2 week window or so when this bite can be really on but some days that bite may not be on as well. His suggestion if that bite is not on, either move to another cove/pocket, move up or down the lake a bit or throw a Carolina rig onto the secondary points just outside of the spawning pockets. Today was so much fun fishing, these days make of for the days when the bite is extremely tough. I am looking forward to trying this technique out again tomorrow.

Photos of the Day

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