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Fishing Reports

Fished Cartright Cove 45MM All Day

Daily Fishing Log For July 28, 2014

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date July 28, 2014 Air Temp 80's Current Generation Minimum
Fisherman Bob Water Temp 83-85
Hours Fished 7.00 Sky Mostly Sunny Water Clarity Slightly Stained
Fishing Overall Fair Wind Moderate
Fish Caught
Total Bass Caught Total Keepers
11 4
Size/Weight (Pounds)
3 4 5 6+
Baits Used
Keepers Other Fish
Texas Rigged Plastic Worm
Bait Colors
Keepers Other Fish
Green Pumpkin
Location/Presentation/Structure

Docks, secondary points, brush piles in Cartright Cove at the 45MM of the Osage.

Fishing Notes

Due to some request from BB members, today I spent my entire day in Cartright Cove at the 45mm of the Osage. I was a bit disappointed in my fishing performance today as Cartright has a lot of great water to fish. I for the most part down the right side of Cartright there are two channel banks that run pretty much the entire length of that arm with fairly deep water with many docks. The tops of the docks were generally sitting over 20-30′ of water with big rocks/and bluff rock on most of the banks. I primarily fished the entire row of docks down both sides of that arm and fished several of the lake cuts and secondary points. I was looking for brush along the docks, however I did not find nearly as much brush as I would have hoped to find along the docks or on the secondary points. This cove would be a great summer time cove with brush piles placed on and around those secondary points in 15′-20′ of water. The left side of Cartright set up pretty much the same as the left with a lot of docks, secondary points and deep channel banks. Every fish that I caught either came from the brush piles that I was able to find or on shady sides of docks and shady dock wells. I ran into Jim and Denise Dill on the water in Cartright, they indicated that they were not getting a bottom bite (that is what I was fishing) but rather they caught a number of short fish and some 3 pounders swimming a jig along side the docks. I did notice a lot of bait fish schools in the pockets and the shallow areas of the cove today.

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