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Fishing Reports

A Learning Day With The Great James Dill

Daily Fishing Log For August 20, 2014

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date August 20, 2014 Air Temp Hot Current Generation Heavy
Fisherman Bob and James Dill, Guide and Owner of Crock-o-Gator Water Temp 84-87
Hours Fished 8.00 Sky Mostly Sunny Water Clarity Slightly Stained
Fishing Overall Fair Wind Light - Moderate
Fish Caught
Total Bass Caught Total Keepers
12 5
Size/Weight (Pounds)
3 4 5 6+
1 1
Baits Used
Keepers Other Fish
Crock-o-Gator 1/2 oz Jig with Sweet Beaver Trailer and D-Bomb Same, Crock-o-Gator 1/2 oz Jig with COG Ring Craw Trailer, D-Bomb
Bait Colors
Keepers Other Fish
Ozark Craw Jig with Grn Pumpkin Purple Sweet Beaver, Black n Red Fleck D-Bomb Ozark Craw Jig with Green Pumpkin Trailer

Shallow docks in the backs of coves from the 19mm – 12mm of the Osage. Main lake points at the 12mm of the Osage. Skipping baits under docks shallow and stroking jig on main lake points.

Fishing Notes

Today was a learning day for me fishing with James Dill, Bassing Bob Expert, top LOZ Fishing Guide and Owner of Crock-o-Gator Bait Company. I had a couple of things that I wanted to learn today from Jim, 1) how to flip the jig/creature bait into boat slips with boat hoist, then work the bait and then land the fish and 2) to definitely read a channel swing on my graph. Jim taught me both and now it is up to me to practice the flipping technique. As if on queue, Jim caught the best fish of the day, a 4.5 pounder from the very back of a boat slip over the hoist pipes/metal. I took some video of this and it will be on BB soon. This link will take you to the video,

Jim Dill Catches A 4.5 Pounder In The Darkest Area Of A Boat Slip

Today, we continued both of our quest to find the backs of coves with bait fish and the right docks that we can catch some big bass on that fall pattern. While we may still be a bit early for that pattern, we did land 5 keepers and several short fish. As always it is great to learn from James Dill, he is amazing at skipping jigs under docks.

Photos of the Day

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