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Sunday, September 24th
Moderate Rain - Wind: 10 Mph
68.9 °F
Fishing Reports

Cold Water Success

Daily Fishing Log For January 1, 2015

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date January 1, 2015 Air Temp 30-38 Current Generation minimum
Fisherman LakeRookie Water Temp 43-44
Hours Fished 6.00 Sky Overcast Water Clarity Clear
Fishing Overall Good Wind light
Fish Caught
Total Bass Caught Total Keepers
16 4
Size/Weight (Pounds)
3 4 5 6+
1 1
Baits Used
Keepers Other Fish
Dirk's jig
Bait Colors
Keepers Other Fish

8-10 mm of the Osage
very slow drag
secondary points

Fishing Notes

After not having much success with cold water in the past, yesterday was a different day. I tried experimenting with the jerkbait periodically, but I got bit on the jig early and stayed with it much of the day. I found a very consistent pattern on several different secondary points. Feeling the rocks out off the bank was a key. On these points I tried to keep the boat in about 20 ft of water and slowly drug the jig through the rocks, with the occasional pause and let it sit. The bites came 1/3 to 1/2 way back to the boat usually while the jig was sitting still.

My wife and kids joined me for a couple hours in the afternoon. The kids practiced casting the new rods/reels Santa brought them for Christmas. Dad was fortunate enough to hook up a few times and have them land the bass. They had a great time and were undeterred by the cold conditions.

Photos of the Day

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