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Wednesday, May 31st
Clear Sky - Wind: 4.61 Mph
65.9 °F
Fishing Reports

Couple Hours Fishing And Couple Hours Breaking In New Motor

Daily Fishing Log For May 8, 2014

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date May 8, 2014 Air Temp 50's Current Generation Light
Fisherman Bob and Dave Water Temp 66-68
Hours Fished 2.00 Sky Overcast Rainy Water Clarity Slightly Stained
Fishing Overall Fair Wind Moderate
Fish Caught
Total Bass Caught Total Keepers
8 1
Size/Weight (Pounds)
3 4 5 6+
Baits Used
Keepers Other Fish
Carolina Rigged Lizard Zara Spook, Spinner Bait and Trick Worm
Bait Colors
Keepers Other Fish
Green Pumpkin Lizard Black Spook, White/Chartruese Spinner and Red Trick Worm

Lower Glaize and 19mm of Osage targeting spawning coves and spawning pockets.

Fishing Notes

Today I spend most of my day breaking in my new Mercury motor as I am transferring my Yamaha to my brother Dave for his boat. Why, you might ask, well, the Yamaha is great, but the best Mercury mechanic on the lake, Dan Bowman (also a bass fisherman) works at Formula Boats (formerly Mungenast Motor Sports) and is less than a mile from my home on the lake, therefore if/when I have motor problems, I do not need to take my boat out of the water and Formula Boats service is great.
So, I ran from the Glaize to Proctor Cove at about the 60mm of the Osage to break in my motor. I did put the trolling motor down at the 38mm and the 60mm and fished for a few minutes, the water temps at the 38mm were in the high 60’s and at the 60mm in the low 70’s, it seemed to me that in the river area up the Osage that the fish are done spawning as I did not see any fish on beds, no bites in spawning pockets and there are a lot of fry jumping around. My brother Dave and I did fish in the rain for a couple of hours with bites on a top water spook, good strikes but only a couple of shorts, bites in the trick worm, again shorts with one good one that came off and the one keeper on the C-Rig Lizard just inside a secondary point. The water temp in the lower Glaize and 19mm of the Osage was about 66-68 degrees. We did notice top water activity around the shallow areas of the spawning areas, mostly on shallow flats.

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