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

Weekly Report February 22, 2021 – Lake is Frozen

Monday, February 22, 2021

Report by Steve Wilson – Bassfactory Instructional Fishing Trips. Contact at

It’s been a while since I was last on the water. The artic low temps followed by the lake freezing over put a end to fishing till the lake thaws. When that will be is the question.


Lake level: 653.11 generation will be tapering off with a predicted low of 652.5 by Tuesday. If you look at my report from February 10th you’ll see how drastically they dropped the lake. Truman lake level: 704.90


The lake is frozen solid. For example at my house at the 28mm the ice is a good 6″ thick. The lower end near the dam has very little water without ice in the main channel. We were hoping for a hard rain this Sunday. But we didn’t get it. The rain melts the ice fast. Like a ice cube in a sink once you turn the water on. Today’s warm temps did melt the snow on top of the ice. The good news is next weeks weather is going to be nice. I would think by Wednesday afternoon we will have a good idea if the lake will thaw enough for this weekend’s tournament. Unfortunately there is a lot of thick ice to melt. Once the lake thaws out realize the lake level is going to be in the 652 range. Which is lower than we’ve seen it in decades. Usually it gets down to upper 653s. Like 653.7 or 653.9. When the lakes that low very few ramps are usable. Now at 652 even fewer. Use caution!


I will post another report on lake conditions later in the week.


Thanks! Steve Wilson – Bassfactory Instructional Fishing Trips. Contact me at


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