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!!

Bassin Rob!!!

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

I Have Not Been on the Water this Past Week, Getting Next Fishing News Ready to Go, See notes From What I Heard from Anglers and My Prep Plans for AiA Tournament Next Sunday

Daily Fishing Log For September 5, 2022

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date September 5, 2022 Air Temp Current Generation
Fisherman Water Temp
Hours Fished 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

Sorry all, I have not been on the water much lately as my team and I have been heads down preparing for our Fall/Winter Fishing News, which takes a lot of work interviewing peeps, writing articles and approaching advertisers.  The next magazine will be ready to go the end or September ahead of the Big Bass Bash.

What I have been hearing from the anglers I have talked to, the bite has been tough for quality fish.  Numbers or fish can be caught shallow toward the backs of creeks and on dock corners and waive breaks with wind and/or shade on flukes, stick baits and square bill crank baits, but the quality is just not on that pattern for the most part.

Some fish and a few keepers toward the backs of creeks, shallow in coves that have bait fish, close to the bank on small jigs and shaky head worms.  Some fish being caught on top water baits, early and/or with overcast skies and a bit of wind.

Flipping shallow boat docks with a jig or creature baits have also produced bites, especially in the river area of the lake.

Night time anglers, in tournaments are catching some quality fish during low light and night time out of shallow brush piles, and around lit up condo and marina docks, behind the docks and on dock cable  on the worm and jig.  At dark they are catching some keepers covering water with black spinner baits.

I am now pretty much caught up on preparation for the next magazine.  I hope to be on the water a lot this coming week, preparing for next Sundays Anglers in Action tournament with Jack Uxa.

I am primarily prepped to fish jig and worm in brush piles and behind/under docks.  I will also check some moving baits too including small crank baits and top water baits.   Ill check out the bite around the Glaize and working my way up the river, including Linn Creek, the Nianguas, Hurricane Deck area and further up the river.  Not sure if I will have enough time to check all of that out but will just kind of scout for consistent big fish bites.

See pics for the primary baits I will be working to prepare for the tournament.  Jigs and worms primarily and some crank baits and top water baits, not shown in pic as those rigs are already set up in my boat.

Good luck all.

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