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Fishing Report For Week Ending August 1, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

Crazy Week of Fishing. Some Good Fishing and Some Poor Fishing Reported


This past week has been a bit crazy bass fishing on Lake of the Ozarks.   The primary approach to catching quality bass have been fishing brush piles on both main lake points, secondary points,  banks near creek channels and around boat docks in 12'-20' of water.   The bluff bite, main lake bluff ledge bite and deep/rocky main lake points bite has all but disappeared.  However that can change at any time if the dam starts to generate water and position the bass in these points.     There are bait fish schools moving to the backs of coves.  These schools do not seem to be all the way back or as thick yet as they will get in the early fall, it is worth paying attention to this migration to determine what part of a coves docks you might want to fish.   The best bite in the mid to back 1/4 of a cove has come from docks with brush piles on the sides, on the top or in between the docks in 10' – 20' of water. This is traditionally the time of year for fishing brush piles and shade, this year is not much different, other than you can catch some quality bass in the brush piles further back in the coves.    On windy days, there have been reports of catching numbers of bass and some keepers on the windy/shady top corners and sides of docks, swimming a jig trailed with a small swim bait or swimming a jig with a chompers twin tail grub or other twin tail flappy trailers.   These fish have been biting in about 5-8' of water over varying depths, it does not seem to matter too much how deep the water is below the dock, it could be 10'-40', the key is the wind and shade.    Bass are also reported being caught skipping baits, jigs, brush hogs n worms under the swim dock platforms of docks, this can be especially effective on sunny days when the fish are well tucked up under the shadiest part of the dock.       The baits reported to be catching fish have been a 10" worm either texas rigged or pegged, brush hogs, 1/2oz – 3/4 oz jig, swimming jigs, sencos either wacky style or on a Crock-o-Gator Shaker Head.   I have not heard many reports this week of big bass being caught on crank baits or top water baits, however both baits should be tried under the right conditions.    This coming week the temperatures are predicted to be in the low 90's, with chance of rain and storms throughout the week.     The water level is currently at 659.3, with the dam not forecasting any significant generation this weekend and early into the week.  However, if we get some good down pours this week, that could all change.        Please send us your fishing reports with pictures if possible and/or enter your fishing reports by clicky on the Members Fishing Reports tab.   Good Fishing All!!!

 

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