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!!!

Sunday, February 5th
Few Clouds - Wind: 10 Mph
43.3 °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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