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!!!

Monday, February 6th
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Fishing Reports

Crock-o-Gator Head Knocker Buzz Bait – Awesome Bite Today

Daily Fishing Log For May 16, 2014

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date May 16, 2014 Air Temp 50's Current Generation Minimum
Fisherman Bob Water Temp 66-68
Hours Fished 3.50 Sky Partly Cloudy Water Clarity Clear
Fishing Overall Good Wind Moderate
Fish Caught
Total Bass Caught Total Keepers
12 3
Size/Weight (Pounds)
3 4 5 6+
Baits Used
Keepers Other Fish
Crock-o-Gator Head Knocker Buzz Bait and Beaver Trick Worm
Bait Colors
Keepers Other Fish
Black Buzz Bait w Gold Blade, Brown/Orange Beaver Yellow Trick Worm

Docks around spawning pockets and backs of coves at the 21-22mm of the Osage. The buzz bait was worked slow behind docks and along side of docks and banks leading into and out of spawning areas, the beaver was worked behind docks slowly hopping off the bottom in the shadows of walk ways.

Fishing Notes

Today I was practicing for a tournament on Sunday. The last couple of tournaments I fished may partners and me fished from the toll bridge to the dam. So, this tournament I thought I would check out the bite from about the 24mm to the mouth of the Glaize. I am still continuing to target spawning pockets and the backs of coves. While it seems that many of the bigger fish have spawned, Wayne Fitzpatrick a Bassing Bob Expert, suggested that many of the already spawned fish will continue to hang around their spawning areas, in particular around the docks in the spawning areas until Ameren starts pulling some water through the dam, at that time the fish will move back to the secondary points and main lake points. I have been throwing the Crock-o-Gator Buzz Bait for about 30 minutes to an hour the past couple of weeks with not many hook ups. But knowing that the buzz bait bite always comes on about this time of year, I continued to give it a try every day. Today it came on good. I had some good fish including a 4 pounder, many shorts and some explosions from big fish but without a hook up. The COG Head Knocker is by far the best buzz bait for Lake of the Ozarks, especially with this clear water, the bass just cannot resist chasing the noise and shadow that they can clearly see from long distances. I watched fish come from out of a dock or from behind a dock from 10+ yards to check out and hit the bait. Fitz Fishing is stocked well on these buzz baits, but get there quick or call Wayne to put some aside for you as last year at this time they got sold out fast.

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