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Fishing Report For Week Ending October 4, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

The bass have been a bit stubborn this week. We spent a lot of time searching for bait fish from the dam to the 70 mile marker preparing for the Big Bass Bash. There are many coves that have schools of shad. There are also coves where there was very little. I have also seen large gizzard shad, 6-10 inches, feeding on the algae on the rocks in a foot of water.


The bass have been a bit stubborn this week.  We spent a lot of time searching for bait fish from the dam to the 70 mile marker preparing for the Big Bass Bash. There are many coves that have schools of shad.  There are also coves where there was very little. I have also seen large gizzard shad, 6-10 inches, feeding on the algae on the rocks in a foot of water.

Areas up the river have large schools of shad migrating along the bluffs.  The bite was good on the bluff ends but many were small.  We did not spend a lot of time fishing these bluff ends but could produce some nice fish if fished thoroughly. Try using a ¾ to 1 ounce jigs along these bluff ends with shad.  Medium and shallow running crank baits will work as well.

The wind picked up a bit later in the week.  Fish secondary points with the wind hitting directly on the point. Try square billed crankbaits and medium diving crankbaits on these windy points. Spinner baits are going to be effective if the wind continues and the water temperature begins to drop.

We have caught several bass on wave brakes this week.  There were several keeper Kentucky’s, 12” and longer, caught on the wave brakes.  The wave brakes will producer bass but most are small.  On calm days try a spook or buzzbait on the brakes.  This has produced a few 3 pounders on the topwater.

Some of the back of the coves have larger gizzard shad.   These areas will have larger bass in the area.  On dark gray, cloudy days the topwater can be very good for some large bass.  Try a bone colored super spook or buzzbait.  We had some huge explosion on the super spook this week and several smaller keepers. There were reports from several members that caught 3 and 4 pounders on the spook.

Brush piles are still producing some nice bass.  Most are being caught on 10 inch worms and jigs.

The early morning topwater bite has been good.  On calm mornings try the areas in the back of the coves or pockets with sea walls.  You can see the bass busting on the shad just about every morning.  This can be very productive if you can get out early.

The weather is going to change this week with a cold front coming through for the first day of the Big Bass Bash. Watch Bassing Bob breaking news for updates on the Big Bass Bash.

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