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!!

Sincerely,
Bassin Rob!!!

Monday, February 6th
Clear Sky - Wind: 5.99 Mph
37.4 °F
Fishing Reports

BWTSA Tournament Day

Daily Fishing Log For May 18, 2014

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date May 18, 2014 Air Temp 60-70's Current Generation Low
Fisherman Bob and Tim Ladd Water Temp 66-69
Hours Fished 9.00 Sky Sunny Water Clarity Clear
Fishing Overall Fair Wind Light - Moderate
Fish Caught
Total Bass Caught Total Keepers
18 5
Size/Weight (Pounds)
3 4 5 6+
Baits Used
Keepers Other Fish
Zara Spook, Crock-o-Gator Buzz Bait, C-Rig Lizard, Tube and Brush Hog Same
Bait Colors
Keepers Other Fish
Black Spook, Black Buzz Bait, Grn Pumpkin Lizard/Tube and Brush Hog Same
Location/Presentation/Structure

2mm of Glaize in small coves/pockets, rocky main lake banks, residential docks and behind condo docks. Top water was fished slow to moderate paced the bottom baits were worked slow with slight hopping.

Fishing Notes

Without a great pattern or specific locations identified the past few days of fishing, Tim and I decided to simply fish what I refer to as “my back yard”, the coves, cuts, banks and docks in and around Watson Hollow also known as Sportsmen’s cove by the Parkview Bay Condominiums. We started off pretty good with a small keeper in the first 15 minutes on the Zara Spook, while we continued to catch some short fish our next keeper came about 2 hours later on the buzz bait fished between two docks, the wind was blowing pretty good between the docks and the hit was ferocious, however just another 15 incher, our next keeper came morning on an open rocky channel swing bank on a lizard and our final tournament keeper on a brush hog off of a condo dock. We ended the tournament with (4) 15-16 inch keepers, maybe 8-9 pounds. We decided not to go to the weigh in as we knew we did not have enough to place very high (the tournament was won with 20+ pounds and second 16). We opted to stay on the water, have a couple of beers talk to friends on the phone that wanted to see how we did. Now at post tournament time, I suggested to Tim that we go fish the cove on the Osage that we had 4 keeper bites the evening before to see if those fish were still there. My mistake that we did not take time to go to that cove during tournament hours. I proceeded to catch another keeper, 16″ on a tube off the same log it bit yesterday evening and also saw the bedding bass that I caught last evening on the buzz bait, another keeper. We played with the bedding fish for a few minutes without success, but I know if I worked it longer and more seriously it was very catchable. Oh well, lessons learned. Today while we caught a lot of fish, most of them on the C-Rigged Lizard, we just could not get any big heads to bite.

Photos of the Day

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