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Lake Report – No Fishing Today, Just Back From Vegas

Daily Fishing Log For February 23, 2015

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date February 23, 2015 Air Temp Current Generation
Fisherman Bob Water Temp
Hours Fished 0.00 Sky Water Clarity
Fishing Overall Wind
Fish Caught
Total Bass Caught Total Keepers
Size/Weight (Pounds)
3 4 5 6+
Baits Used
Keepers Other Fish
Bait Colors
Keepers Other Fish
Fishing Notes

I am so happy to back to the lake. I had a great time in Las Vegas with my daughter Amy, son Rob and their spouses. The timing of this trip worked out perfect, as my bass boat and brush boat both needed some work on the motors as well as the cold temps would have likely prevented fishing, well maybe, who knows, sometimes Rob and I are crazy enough to try. But my boats are ready thanks to the awesome efforts of the magical Dan Bowman at Formula Boats, the temps seem to be rising a bit, the lake is not full of ice and hopefully the bite will turn on.

Upon return to the lake, they have dropped the lake another foot or so since last week, the lake level is now 655.5, with full draw down to 654 between now and the middle of March. Ameren reports water temps at the dam of about 40 degrees, so all in all not too bad and could be much colder. Certainly the river areas, coves and mid lake is likely mid to high 30’s.

From what I can observe, the backs of coves are frozen but the main lake areas are clear with mid coves having some floating ice.

After watching the Bassmaster Classic weigh-ins this week via my phone, I am excited to get out and try a few new baits. Lake Hartwell, while in South Carolina and has trees, sets up somewhat similar to LOZ, perhaps more like Tablerock. Their water temps were in the high 30’s to low 40’s, similar to LOZ. Many fish were caught deep and shallow, with some baits not often worked on LOZ but should work, a single spinner head style bait with a small-medium sized whitish swim bait and the new Rapala stick bait, which comes in medium/deep diving varieties in clear/shad back colors. Also, a jig worked deep and shallow caught some big fish too.

From my vantage point in the lower Glaze, the water has seemed to stain a bit more than the clear lower Glaze when I left, but likely the dam area is still quite clear.

Rob and I will be checking things out this week. Rob will be on the water tomorrow with Mike Malone doing some videos and I will be back on the water later this week.

Spring is close, those big girls should start biting soon.

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