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!!!

Tuesday, February 7th
Broken Clouds - Wind: 11.5 Mph
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Fishing Reports

Fishing Report For Week Ending June 20, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Great point bite and deep brush bite this week.

This week Ameren was pulling a lot of water through the dam, generating a lot of current which locates the bass on and around main lake points as the generation brings the bait fish to the bass waiting to feed.   This is fairly typical of mid June as Ameren releases water from Truman and flows water through the dam to maintain the lake level close to full summer pool.    The best bites have come on main lake points, especially the points that are close to bluff ends and have ledges that drop off into very deep water.  To work these successfully, watch your graph for the ledge that runs along the main points, you may have your boat sitting in 40-70' of water at the edge of the drop off, then throw your big jig, heavily weighted worm/creature baits, swim baits and crank bait parallel to the inside of the points, work the water from the bank out to 30 feet or deeper.   If you see brush or feel heavy rocks that may be the sweet spot in those points so hit those spots from many angles over and over a few times.    Long tapering points are also producing good bites right now, also caused by the current.   Look at your graph maps and look for points that extend far out into the channel and well off the bank.   Work the varying depths of water on these long points, including throwing your baits to the very tips of these points, feel for brush and rock changes.    The best bites reported for really big fish have come from the lower end of the lake, 8mm to the dam, this stretch of water will have the strongest current and thus the fish should be on these more predictable locations around bluff end points and long points.   Deep rough rock and deep brush piles have also been producing throughout the lake area, the key to bite this past week has been fishing deep, 12'-30' of water.    The best bites are coming on a 3/4 – 1oz jigs in dark colors, the Crock-o-Gator Shaker Head with a senco/yum dinger and big trick worms are also producing, 10" texas rigged plastic worms are working well in brush piles as is large creature baits pegged to a Waynes Keeper Head and COG Shaker Head.    When you see those zig zagged lines on your graph around bait fish, check the level of water the feeding is going on (maybe 15' over 35' of water), count down a swim bait to that depth and run the swim bait through the feeding areas, then as my good friend Wayne Fitzpatrick says "hang on".   Good luck fishing all.   Please share your fishing reports with us through the new Member Fishing Reports tab or email to me at

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