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Fished Anglers In Action Tournament Today With Ben Verhoef

Daily Fishing Log For May 10, 2014

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date May 10, 2014 Air Temp 60-80 Current Generation Minimum
Fisherman Bob and Ben Verhoef Water Temp 68-72
Hours Fished 9.00 Sky Sunny Water Clarity Clear-Slightly Stained
Fishing Overall Fair Wind Light-Moderate
Fish Caught
Total Bass Caught Total Keepers
18 7
Size/Weight (Pounds)
3 4 5 6+
Baits Used
Keepers Other Fish
C-Rigged Lizard, Tube and Senco Same
Bait Colors
Keepers Other Fish
Grn. Pumpkin Lizard, Grn. Pumpkin Tube and Grn. Pumpkin/Lime Senco Same

Fished spawning pockets, backs of coves, banks and backs of docks leading to and out of spawning areas between the 10-12mm of the Osage as well as 19MM “Kalfran Cove” Senco was fished wacky style (no weight) slightly twitching to make it pulsate, the C-Rig and Tube were worked slowly on the bottom.

Fishing Notes

Today Ben and I fished the Anglers in Action Team tournament trail. This was our fourth tournament in the trail, working to qualify for the championship, which I think we are in pretty good shape with points to qualify as of now. Today we had a weight of 11.11 pounds, while well off the leader of 23.33 pounds, I think that both Ben and I, both average fisherman felt pretty good about our fishing. We had 5 keepers by 11AM, but we could never get any big bites. Our biggest fish was just over 3 pounds, caught in Chimney Cove at the 12mm on the C-Rigged Lizard. We culled once and had a couple of additional small keepers that we did not cull through as they were just 15′ inches. We saw a couple of 4-5 pounders on deep beds, but due to their depth and slight water chop we could not see them good enough to spend much time on them. We caught a couple of our keepers and several shorts on a bank leading into/out of the spawning areas in about 6-8 feet of water. These bites seem to indicate that many bass are done spawning and moving out. However, we saw many small fish on beds and caught fish behind docks in the shadow of the walk ways. I would assess at this point that fish are in all phases of the spawn right now.

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