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Fishing Reports

A Few Afternoon Hours Checking Out Backs Of Coves

Daily Fishing Log For August 19, 2014

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date August 19, 2014 Air Temp 90's Current Generation Light
Fisherman Bob Water Temp 84-86
Hours Fished 3.00 Sky Sunny Water Clarity Slightly Stained
Fishing Overall Fair Wind Light
Fish Caught
Total Bass Caught Total Keepers
8 1
Size/Weight (Pounds)
3 4 5 6+
Baits Used
Keepers Other Fish
Crock-o-Gator 1/2 oz. Zapper Jig and COG Ring Craw Trailer Missile D-Bomb on Waynes Keeper Head
Bait Colors
Keepers Other Fish
Ozark Craw Jig and Green Pumpkin Ring Craw Trailer Black w Red Fleck D-Bomb

Shallow docks in the backs of coves at the 18mm of the Osage. Flipping and skipping the baits under the docks and in shade shallow.

Fishing Notes

After some good success on the lower end of the lake the past week or so, I wanted to check out the bait fish situation and bite in coves in the mid lake level. I plan to continue to check out the backs of many coves over the coming weeks. While it is a bit early for this pattern, in the words of the great Marcus Sykora, “I want to be fishing where the fish are going versus where they have been”. While many patterns are working right now, deep brush piles, main lake point and shallow flats, in the fall the fish will get shallow and follow the bait fish, including to the backs of coves, hiding on the docks to ambush the shad. Today, I did not have success with big fish in the coves that I fished, several shorts and one small keeper. However, as I check these coves, I am realizing that two things are important, the back of the cove must be flat, not really steep banks and there must be bait fish. Some of the coves that I fished today were a bit steeper than I really wanted to be fishing and the bait fish were holding on the secondary points and not all the way back in most of the coves that I fished.

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