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Fishing Report For Week Ending November 8, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

The bite this past week definitely picked up according to Jack Uxa with Jacks Guide Service. There were many windy days and along with the water temperatures in the low 60’s has made for some ideal conditions. With the tough fishing in October and the fall turnover behind us Jack says the fishing will only continue to get much better in Novemeber.


The water temperature dropped and was mostly in the low 60’s. The water temperature at the dam on Thursday was 60 degrees. Most of the week there was moderate generation with a forecast of minimum generation for this coming weekend. The lake level is at 659.2 which is up a bit over a foot from last week at this time.  The lake main lake is stained in areas and many coves and creeks are now very clear. The turnover is over and the water should continue to clear up.

The bite this past week definitely picked up according to Jack Uxa with Jacks Guide Service.  There were many windy days and along with the water temperatures in the low 60’s has made for some ideal conditions.  With the tough fishing in October and the fall turnover behind us Jack says the fishing will only continue to get much better in Novemeber.

Jack reported that he did not see near the amount of shad that we saw in October.  Shad were found about mid-way in the coves and small pockets in the creeks.  Bass were caught on steeper channel banks with jigs but most were smaller bass.  The buzzbait bite is good and will only get better.  On cloudy overcast days use the buzzbait and can be worked fast and cover a lot of water. Try paralleling channel banks, main and secondary points, and back side of condo docks. On Sunny days with the days being shorter there are always coves with shade from overhanging trees, brush piles and laydowns. These areas have been productive with the buzzbait.  Also on sunny days use the buzzbait on sunny side of docks.

Jack reported catching keepers around docks on crankbaits and spinners.  His best bite this past week was targeting main and secondary points with crankbaits and spinnerbaits.  Find the points that have the wind blowing directly on the point as these have been the most productive.

With the shad being a bit more difficult to find on the surface look for balls of shad on the graph. Areas of the coves that have been productive are midway back in the cove to the main lake point and any secondary point in-between these 2 areas.

The bass fishing will be much better in November than October according to Jack. The turnover is finished, the water temperatures are ideal and there is much less fishing pressure this month.  The bass really get active in November and December as they begin to feed heavily. Although the air temperature may be cold and some days may be nasty it is a great time to be bass fishing.

Thanks to Jack Uxa with Jacks Guide Service for providing Bassing Bob the weekly report.

If you want to learn more about fishing Lake of the Ozarks in November and December book a trip with Jack.  Jack is a great teacher and an excellent fishing guide.

You can contact him at 573-434-2570

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