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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 09/22/2009 :  07:51:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been hitting the lake a little. Saturday morning I went fishing with a friend it was a little windy to fish the dock pattern but we did catch some dinks. Yesterday I had a couple of good fish on a worm flipping some shallow docks and then tried the docks. I caught a bass on every corner it seemed. Most were dinks but if they have fins and swim that is ok by me. The tournament weights are starting to rise again as the water cools some. The fall is a wonderful time to fish at the lake.

Good Fishin
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 10/04/2009 :  9:31:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been out a little but the real big fish have gone into hiding. I had several calls this past week looking for big fish. Nothing happening that I could help with. They were fishing the Big Bass Bash It paid 50,000.00 for the biggest bass of the weekend. I would of like to fish it. Thank god for being out of town. But it would of only taken one cast to win it. I can still catch fish on the docks but the size has dropped. The water temp as dropped to 72 and the moon is full. We did get our first little cool front and it should change things soon. I went out tonight a just looked on the locator for shad schools. Got several fishing trips lined up for the next few weeks I sure hope things change for me. Not looking forward to the lake turning over but i did see signs of it today. That always makes the fishing real good Yea right! That will make it suck more. But then it will be over and things will really start happening.
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 10/08/2009 :  08:01:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been fishing the past few days and it has been great. It is amazing how a few degrees of water temp drop changes things. The past few nights the Black Bass have been chasing shad in the backs of the coves. I have caught several three to four pounders and lots of dinks too. The bass ahve been hitting anything from a worm to Zara Spook. We have caught several large crappie on both crank baits and jerk baits. You just never know what you will catch when the fish are chasing shad. I expect the whites to really get with it next week. I want go out this morning but we have a major storm getting ready to give us a blast. Four to six inches of rain expected today lighting .
Lets go fishing!
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Liv2Fish
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USA
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Posted - 10/11/2009 :  09:27:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First really could shot of the year!!!! Yesterday afternoon the front rolled in after a couple days of mega rain. The lake has come up about a foot and a half and they are running water as fast as they can.Have a trip out this afternoon and hope to catch something rather than a cold. Main lake points and brush will be the ticket today. Last year I took this same man out and caught them on the docks he hopes that that is working today. I hope something is working. Water temp is 68 to 70 and pretty clear. I am seeing diffrent color water in the same coves I think that the rollover is starting.
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 10/12/2009 :  1:31:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Worms in the brush,Cranks in the backs and topwater on the docks. All seem to work yesterday pretty good. Caught a few real nice ones and lots of fun to catch ones. The gentleman I had out had a good time he said anyway I know I did. The good thing was he knew how to cast and take his own fish off. What a deal!!!!
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Liv2Fish
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USA
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Posted - 10/13/2009 :  06:56:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
68 water temp and the fish are biting. Come on down and have some fun. Got to go to Springfield MO.this morning have to wait until this afternoon to fish. I think a trip to Bass Pro is in order. Have you ever noticed you have bo koo jillion fishing lures but always throw that same bait? Pantic when you get close to running out. Then go buy the store out. I am in that situtation today got to have more Zoom Speed Worms can't live without them. Probably have 50 lbs of plastic worms in the boat but I will not fish them. Maybe I am having a break through they say you are on your way to recovery when you can admit that you have a problem. Wonder if that works with fishing stuff too. Better go Bass Pro opens a 8 !!

Edited by - Liv2Fish on 10/13/2009 06:58:45 AM
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 10/16/2009 :  8:44:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been fishing every blasted day. The water temp has dropped every day but the fish are still biting. We have had nasty weather every day cold and rain has been the norm. Still catching fish on the chug bug and the speed worm. The biggest bass this week was a five pounder catching lots of fish but most are not keepers. Who cares they have fins and swim that is all that matters.
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 10/19/2009 :  08:00:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Still catching fish thank god. Yesterday we had a sunny day for a change hard to believe no rain. Caught fish by flipping under docks and then as the sun got lower on the Chug Bug.I am having lots of fish roll the bug but not connecting that makes your heart pound.I really like catching those green fish on topwater. With the sun the shad started showing again and that hopefully will get things going good. We are going to have few great days of weather but as luck would have it I have to go out of town.
The water temp is in the low to mid sixty's and looking like it is going to flip as I am starting to see the change in color.I wish it would happen today then things would be back to normal when I get to fish again. I know the lake flips when the top layer of water is colder than the bottom and it happens at diffrent times in diffrent areas of the lake. Starting in the upper arms then working towards the dam. Just another excuse for me to use for non productive fishing times.

Gone Fishing
Let's go sometime
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 10/26/2009 :  07:13:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The lake has flipped I think! If not fishing has gone in the tank for no reason. The water color change frpm Friday to Saturday and the fishing did too. Temp now is 60 to 62 and great color for a spring time spinnerbait bite. It just really does not seem to heelp much this time of the year. I have got use to fishing pretty clear water and it eally messes with you when it is off colored. Years ago I use to fish tournaments in the Alton pool of the Mississippi and the water looked like you could plow it and it never bothered me to bad. I did always look for the clear water up the creeks but clear on the Mississippi meant you could see about a foot at best.

Well now I guess I will not stop fishing for a couple more days then heading to Little Rock for The Short Track Nationals. Another one of my bad habits as my understanding wife says. Just love that dirt track racing Sprint cars are the favorite,

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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 10/26/2009 :  10:28:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow what a diffrence a day makes. Went out tonight and caught them pretty good. It was a good time that is for sure. There was a tournament this weekend and a guy weighrd in 5 fish that weighed 26.99 lbs no one was even close. The scoop is that the fish were caught on a white spinnerbait with gold blades fishing balls of shad. Man I wish that I would of got into those fish. Pictures are on Alhonna Resort then click on tournaments. My neigbor was the unlucky 13 place.
Well tomorrow is another day
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 11/02/2009 :  08:24:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been catchng them real good everday. The biggest problem is what works today changes a little the next day. They have dropped the lake about a foot and a half and that really changes things. The fish have almost quit the worm and chugbug bite. Now a shallow running crankbait and a slow rolled spinnerbait seems to be the ticket. I have not really caught any hogs but lots of good keeper fish up to four pounds. The water temp is in the upper 50s and the weather is going to be great today so guess what I will be doing today. Looking out the back door today the lake is smooth and I see shad popping the top.
Have a good one
Getting ready to go
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 11/03/2009 :  07:29:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fish gone wild yesterday. It was a windy day yesterday but the bass were on the prowl. I caught them real good on main lake wind blown points. It was one of those days that you would of love to share with someone. However it would of been like a first time deer hunter that shoots a 10 pointer the first time out. It doesn't happen all of the time. Every point seemed to have 2 or 3 bass on it. I was throwing a white Norman little N and they liked it. I have got to work today and leaving for Little Rock tomorrow morning. we have a great weather pattern for the rest of the week and I will miss it.
Anyone that has the chance needs to load their boat and head to the lake it really doesn't get much better than this. Hope to get back from work with day light left to make a few casts.

Good Fishing
Catch Hogs
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 11/10/2009 :  07:50:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok I what to know who did it ? While I was gone to some of the best Sprint Car races of the year in Little Rock some low down good for nothing came to the lake and stole all of the fish. Whoever you are you didn't get them allyou left a few small ones. Before I left the fishing was hot the weather is great and now it is not. I have been out the past few nights and I have caught little to nothing. It is hard to believe that things can change this much for me when the weather has been stable and we are in a warm trend in Nov. Well hopefully things will change today.
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bigbill0910
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Posted - 11/10/2009 :  4:18:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I sure wish I could say I did it, I havn't caught a bass in so long, I don't remember, do you push or pull when one gets on?

Put it on him and hurry the hammer down.
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 11/11/2009 :  06:04:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bigbill0910

I sure wish I could say I did it, I havn't caught a bass in so long, I don't remember, do you push or pull when one gets on?

You know that is a hard one!! All I know is what my wife says it is a jerk at one end of the line waiting on a jerk on the other end. Hope to get a little fishing in tonight but getting ready to head to Springfield Mo. first.
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 11/13/2009 :  11:37:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fishing is terrible for me. I took out a gentleman yesterday while we did catch a dozen or so bass none of them amounted to much. Leaving for the woods today Deer season starts tomorrow. Water temp is 57 the lake is stained.
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 11/18/2009 :  07:51:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Back from the hunt. Saw lots of deer but the big one never came by. My brother in law shot a 10 pointer that had 11.5 inch tines and inside measurement of 18. It was rough scored around 150 nice for the area we hunt that is a monster. We had 5 diffrent game cam bucks that were all nice ones but that was the biggest one caught on cam. weather sucks for hunting and fishing right now rain rain rain. We have a problem with a creek where we hunt. Just a trickle most of the time but add a little rain and watch out. Got to work a few days here at the B&B and then heading out Friday for another hunt. If I wasn't sleeping with the boss I bet she would of already fired me for fishing and hunting all of the time.
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bigbill0910
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Posted - 11/18/2009 :  8:39:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What is your business Sir? Do you have a lodge or a camp? I have wanted to ask since I began posting.

Put it on him and hurry the hammer down.
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 11/18/2009 :  8:59:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My wife owns a Bed and Breakfast on beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.
I just visit when I am not Hunting,fishing or racing.
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fishkiller41
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Posted - 11/20/2009 :  3:39:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's been a very cool past 1.5 hrs...Reading your almost daily fishing reports for Lake Of The Ozarks.U have done a great job of chronicling the past 3 years of fishing.
Thanks for the great reports, keep'um coming!!!
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 11/23/2009 :  07:10:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the comment I eally enjoy the great outdoors.There really is nothing better than spending time with a good friend on the lake or just being out by yourself. I look back all the time and compare this year to the past.It is amazing how things follow patterns. I fish less now but I think that I am a smarter fisherman. I hope to make it out on the lake today but I have got to go to St. Louis first. Hopefully it will be a quick trip. I haven't fished in over a week and today is going to be a good one weather wise so I hope to go. I will be starting out at zero as I know that the patterns have changed since my last trip out. Which as I remember correctly wasn't to good anyway. Oh well a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work.
I finally made it back from the woods and yes there is deer meat in the freezer not a big buck but a tasty Doe. Looks like filets tonight.



quote:
Originally posted by fishkiller41

It's been a very cool past 1.5 hrs...Reading your almost daily fishing reports for Lake Of The Ozarks.U have done a great job of chronicling the past 3 years of fishing.
Thanks for the great reports, keep'um coming!!!

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Liv2Fish
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USA
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Posted - 11/24/2009 :  09:47:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Went out last night the water temp is 57 and stained. Fished for about an hour and finally caught a good one on a secondary point off some brush. It was a nice fish around 4 lbs. I had hopes of fishing pretty much of the day away today but the weather is cool,windy with rain off and on. I think I will hit the work shop instead as my wife has been hinting about an bench for Christmas. However I probably should go and fish as they should be turned on right now with the weather changing don't you know. I hope that the water clears up before it turns cold for the jerk bait fishing this winter.

Have a good one!
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 11/24/2009 :  5:55:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did break down and go this afternoon for a little bit. Went I went to the dock the water looked like it had dropped 9 inches. Now that is hard to believe that they can drop a lake this big that much in 24 hours. The wind was really blowing and I went out to fish a main lake point. Caught one about 3 lbs in the first 10 min then I had a realy good drag pulling heading to deep water fish AND #@%$&!! the fish got off. I was not dressed for the wind and ended up coming home. The water temp was 53 a drop of 4 degrees from last night. I was slow rolling a KVD spinner bait and my neighbor was fishing a crank bait. Hopefully tomorrow will be better day. I did also have a crappie on the spinnerbait that had to go at least 2 lbs. Cold boat ride on the way home good thing about it no $%!#@% waverunners and monster boats tonight.

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bigbill0910
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Posted - 11/25/2009 :  2:28:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Happy Thanksgiving Sir!

Put it on him and hurry the hammer down.
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 11/25/2009 :  6:55:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you and the same to all of you!!!!!
quote:
Originally posted by bigbill0910

Happy Thanksgiving Sir!

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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 11/30/2009 :  08:05:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerk baits and slow rolled spinnerbaits is the ticket now at the lake. It seems the bass are liking the big rocks on the main lake more for me now. The lake has been cooling off and the shad have moved out so with them the bass will go. This weekend it took 5 fish that weighed 21 lbs to win a tournament. I can't wet a line today but tomorrow it is going to be nice and I hope to make it out. Water temp in the lower to mid 50s and slightly stained.
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 12/03/2009 :  07:12:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fishing days are getting thin !! I went out Tuesday afternoon and the fish won ZIP ZERO @$#%^#. I didn't really give it the full effort I just fished a few main lake points and then went home. Somehow I have goofed my casting arm up and I can hardly make a cast. Maybe a few days of cold now won't tempt me and I can give it some needed rest. I saw the first flurries of the season yesterday and the chill is in the air. Warm fire good fishing book might be what the doc would order NO NO NO I sure it would be loose weight,exercise more and never eat anything that taste good. What in the #%@! does a T bone have to do with a sore arm I ask.

Have a great day!
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 12/08/2009 :  6:50:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well the fish are not biting for me but I know people that are catching them. Some fish over 6 lbs are being caught on jigs anywhere from 2 to 10 feet. The fish seem to be holding on brush or bigger rocks. Jigs and spinnersbaits seem to be the ticket but the spinnerbait has to be slowed rolled. This is an outstanding fall early winter and early spring pattern. I am sure that the water temp will be in the upper 40s after tonight but who knows. I was on the upper end of the lake not fishing yesterday and the water was much clearer than this end. Hopefully the cleaner water continues to move down the lake.The water color would be great in the spring but it is not so good for the fall. I hope that I can make it out in the next couple of days and catch a fish or two I need a fishing fix.

Catch a big one and have a great time!!!!
Ed
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 12/17/2009 :  6:03:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great Day got to go fishing !!! Caught 3 bass and a crappie in about 2 hours . The water temp is 47.6 warmer than I thought it would but not clear enough for my liking. I didn't get to go until late in the day this working thing is getting in the way of fishing . I think had I been out around noon it would of been better. I caught the bass on a brush hog and a jerk bait. The crappie bit on the jerk bait also. I didn't try to fish for crappie I think that might of been productive had I tried it.
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Thanks
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 12/18/2009 :  11:03:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Went out this morning and froze my #%@ off. It started to sleet so I headed for the fire. Water surface temp this morning was 46. I had one bite it was a good fish I thought until it got to the boat and found out it was a 5 lb drum,. I glad it did a quick release so I didn't have to mess with the rubber lips. I think I will put the rods up fo a while Muzzle loader starts tomorrow and I still have a any deer tag to fill.
Don't forget to please join my facebook page Bass and Baskets.
Have a great Holiday Season.
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 12/25/2009 :  8:33:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh woe is me ! It is unreal how things change so quickly. Wednesday was warm in the 50s no wind just a great day to go fishing. Did not go now it has gone and turned into winter. WoW the wind is wipping the snow is flying and it is colder than a well diggers @$$. The temp is in the teens and the wind is blowing about 30. Did not get a single fishing item for christmas this year. Really don't need anything but can a person really have too much. Oh wait I did get several hundred in gift cert from Bass Pro I guess that would count.
Oh Shopping Spree Oh Shopping Spree lets go to Bass Pro and see what I need. A new rod might be in the store or some lures I adore
Oh Shopping Spree Oh Shopping Spree I will buy more things I don't need

Have a great Christmas
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  6:56:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not really fishing related but Happy New Year !!! I failed to make it down to the boat dock this last week of the year. I had plans today but I had to go to Springfield Mo today and going to Tulsa tomorrow. I talked to a friend today and he told me the the Crappie fishing is excellent. He said that they are staged on the dark side of the dock on the main lake banks. He is mainly catching them on tubes and they are good ones. Best tasting fish of the year right now I would have to say. The forcast says the new year will start out super cold but maybe next week it will warm a little. In this area if you don't like the weather today don't worry it will change tomorrow. UNLESS you have something that you really want to do.

Again The best to all of you in 2010. Happy New Year !!!!!
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 01/07/2010 :  05:45:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The lake is just about shut down. Lots of ice in the coves and bitter temps will keep the fisherman in the house. I went below the dam yesterday to take eagle pictures and I saw a man fishing. He told me that he was catching a few bass and crappie. I had considered going today but we got a snow storm last night and I will get to spend much of the day cleaning the drive. I believe that this cold spell will make the fishing better once the lake thaws and you can try it again. Have a good one !
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 01/21/2010 :  6:41:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hope everyone had a great Holiday Season !!!

Well Well Well looking out today all of the ice is gone. That means fishing tomorrow. I did go out yesterday and jerked baited a little with no success but tomorrow I can feel it in my bones will be a better day. The water color is a little dingy and the water temp is in the mid 30s will they bite? I need to get out on the main lake points and channel swings and hope to find shad. Find shad this time of the year and you will more than likely find the bass. I have had it with this cold weather. Bought a new rod this week and hope to break it in right.
When you think you are fishing slow enough fish a little bit slower.

Lets go fishing!
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 01/23/2010 :  09:51:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Went out for a few hours yesterday. Again the weatherman did not hit the nail on the head. It was predicted to be in the 50s never made it even close. Snow flurries, misty cold rain and east wind can you say diaster. Never could find shad I looked on main lake points, wind blow points,channel swings and anywhere else that I could think of. I did get a couple of bites on a jig but on the first one I admit I was asleep at the real and the other one I broke off on a hook set. You have got to retie once in a while when fishing brush piles because of the zebra muscles here. You know when it is cold you don't always think .

Water temp: 36.5
Color: clear to stained
Air Temp 38 and slight breeze overcast

Would of been better use of time to stay at home and work on taxes. That is how bad and miserable it was. It is raining today dang I hate to get wet when it is this cold. You think I would learn.

Have a great day
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 01/25/2010 :  6:52:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think that I need to be commited. I fished yesterday for about 3 hours and never caught a fish. I had one bite I think but not really sure. It is hard to feel a fish bite when you are shivering. The rest of this week is going to be colder yet so the boat will stay on the lift until next week. I like winter fishing and I have had good success in the past but not so far this year. It seems I am having a hard time adjusting to the cold for some reason.

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Ranger Man
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Posted - 01/25/2010 :  8:28:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fishing is tuff everywhere except south texas. 36 degrees is terrible.

I just returned from Lake Fork and surface temp was 42. The water hasnt been that cold there since '86.

Monticello was 78 we nailed their azz's.

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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 01/26/2010 :  07:07:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ranger Man

Fishing is tuff everywhere except south texas. 36 degrees is terrible.

I just returned from Lake Fork and surface temp was 42. The water hasnt been that cold there since '86.

Monticello was 78 we nailed their azz's.





It is terrible but will only improve. I use to fish Fork in the early 90s I have had some real good trips. I have not been there for over 10 years. I bet the place has change a bunch. I had a friend catch a 10 lb bass while eating a ham sandwich. It was Mid day and as soon as he casted he just let his sluggo sink.He picked up his sandwich and started having lunch. I bet his bait just sat there for a good ten minutes. When he picked up his rod it was on like donkey kong.Biggest bass of the trip. I tried the sandwich pattern several times after that and never got a bite. I will never forget one of the first times I had met him. I got paired up with him in a bass tournament when he first started fishing. We were fishing along some railroad rip rap and here comes this great big snake swimming by. I hate snakes so I said I wish I had a gun I kill that SOB as it swam toward the boat. All of a sudden out of the corner of my eye. I see Gene as far to the side of the boat as possible pointing a 38 getting ready to blast away. He didn't shoot thank god but from that day we never let him forget it. Gene was always a good time may he RIP.
Monticello never had the pleasure to fish it. I bet that was a good time. It is always good when you catch them.
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Ranger Man
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Posted - 01/30/2010 :  01:02:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Liv2Fish

quote:
Originally posted by Ranger Man

Fishing is tuff everywhere except south texas. 36 degrees is terrible.

I just returned from Lake Fork and surface temp was 42. The water hasnt been that cold there since '86.

Monticello was 78 we nailed their azz's.





It is terrible but will only improve. I use to fish Fork in the early 90s I have had some real good trips. I have not been there for over 10 years. I bet the place has change a bunch. I had a friend catch a 10 lb bass while eating a ham sandwich. It was Mid day and as soon as he casted he just let his sluggo sink.He picked up his sandwich and started having lunch. I bet his bait just sat there for a good ten minutes. When he picked up his rod it was on like donkey kong.Biggest bass of the trip. I tried the sandwich pattern several times after that and never got a bite. I will never forget one of the first times I had met him. I got paired up with him in a bass tournament when he first started fishing. We were fishing along some railroad rip rap and here comes this great big snake swimming by. I hate snakes so I said I wish I had a gun I kill that SOB as it swam toward the boat. All of a sudden out of the corner of my eye. I see Gene as far to the side of the boat as possible pointing a 38 getting ready to blast away. He didn't shoot thank god but from that day we never let him forget it. Gene was always a good time may he RIP.
Monticello never had the pleasure to fish it. I bet that was a good time. It is always good when you catch them.



Fork has changed some. The fishing has gotten alot slower, use to go there and catch 20+ a day, now 10 fish a day is good. Its still the crown jewel of TPW and the Sabine river authority, and produces alot of big fish.

The sandwich pattern. Had a buddie that was pouring some Canadian whiskey in his beer while fishing Fork and caught a 11 something, we called it the boilermaker bite.

O.H. Ivie is hot now, will head there in a month or so.

Good fishing...

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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 01/31/2010 :  09:04:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had to dig myself out yesterday from the snowstorm we got Friday. I am starting to really dislike winter. Afternoon we had a perfect day going it was in the low 30s but it was sunny and zero wind. It was really nice and there was not a ripple on the water. So I cleaned the walf to the boat dock then went fishing for a couple of hours. I never caught a bass but I did catch a bunch of crappies. i had several that were over a pound and a quarter. I caught them all of of the same brush pile. The pile was loaded with them. I hope to go today but th cove froze over last night. The lake has been froze over more this year than ai ever rememeber. I know it is that Global warming thing that is causing it.

Water temp 34.5 and just a little stained heck call it clear.

6 more weeks of winter
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 02/01/2010 :  6:54:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The durn lake went and got hard again!!! Oh well I guess it is still winter here in the midwest.
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 02/07/2010 :  5:51:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No fishing still and that Sucks!!!! The cove is iced in and just when it is starting to thaw the temp is going to drop again. We got a snow storm Friday and tonight we are going to get it again. Will it ever end?
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bigbill0910
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Posted - 02/08/2010 :  7:39:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Live, are you getting that bad storm there on this Monday?

Put it on him and hurry the hammer down.
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 02/10/2010 :  08:03:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes we got a snow storm on Monday it really was not to bad. Bummer again the temp has dropped so any open water we had in our cove is gone. Oh well starting to get use to it. The main lake is still open but there is no way I can get to the main channel from here. The temp is in the teens and it was so windy the birds were walking so by the fire is the place to be.

Thinking about fishing!
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 02/13/2010 :  6:32:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1st bass of the year FINALLY. It wasn't a big one but it had fins and was swimming. I had about a 10 by 10 spot of open water by my dock and could not stand it any longer. Thank god for little favors.
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 02/20/2010 :  08:25:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The ice is breaking up a little. I went out yesterday and finally was able with some good luck get my boat off my lift. The ice has melted about a half a cast length from the bank. I hope that it drifts out of the cove today as the main lake is pretty well open. they have dropped the lake about 7 foot. In the past few weeks they have dropped the lake about 7 feet, This is a normal thing they do each winter so people can work on their shoreline and get ready for the spring rains. I need a fix of crappie filets dipped in beer batter need I say french bread and banana peppers?
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bigbill0910
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Posted - 02/20/2010 :  10:05:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds good. No better fish to eat. Bread and butter pickles are a great extra.

Put it on him and hurry the hammer down.
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 02/21/2010 :  09:17:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Watched the second day of the Bassmaster Classic. Those boys are unreal. Our hometown boy Denny Bauer got blanked both days that is unbeliveable. It just wasn't his type of fishing I guess. KVD fishing a lipless crankbait in that cold water and he is not realing it slow go figure. It just seems to fast to me but he knows what he is doing . I would of thought that he would of been using a jerk bait but what do I know. I know that he likes to fish a jerk bait.
Years ago a Red Rattle Trap was the ticket down at Lake Fork. I remember we just cranked it fast enough to keep it ticking the tops of the weeds.
I wish we had weeds here at the lake. At one time in the 70s this lake was full of weeds and they sprayed the whole lake. Now mind you Lake of the Ozarks is not a small lake it has over 1400 miles of shoreline and is 82 miles long. I bet they had to use a big spray bottle. It is amazing that to this day you see very very little weeds. That had to be some bad a$$ chemicals to last that long.No wonder I glow at night.
Oh by the way the water temp is 36 about the same as the air temp. The lake is clear I say you can see about 4 feet deep. The ice is melting out of the cove finally. I did go out yesterday and fished a little. I thought for sure that I would catch some crappie WRONG again. I did catch 1 keeper bass on a jerk bait. The fishing was great but the catching was not so good. Hope to make it out today if it stops raining. I really don't like to fish in the rain and in the cold . I guess that is the old man in me showing my age. Could that be a smart thing? I was told that I would grow up someday and think better. Imagine that It only took 57 years to get there.

Have a great day!
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 03/05/2010 :  08:56:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well I finally went fishing and I actually banged them real good. No not bass but the good eating kind big old Crappie. The lake has been freezing over each night but around 2 it opens. Yesterday I took the neighbor out and we found a big bunch of Crappie off of a secondary point. We caught our limits in about an hour and a half. i know that we had to of caught weel over 75 fish. Not bad for me I am not a perch jerker by any means. It was a good time and I know tonight will be even better. Beer Batter fish Cold Bud Light and a great wife what more can a guy ask for? With the weather warming up I expect to start catching some big bass it is that time.
Water temp is in the mid 30s and the lake is clear but with a goofy water color is kind of milky if that makes any sense.
Guys here is the deal. It is time to go fishing you have straightened you tackle box for the last time get out and give her hell. If any of you are in the lake area give me a call I can usually think up an excuse not to work but to go wet a line.
I have to figure this picture posting thing out as a picture is worth a thousand words.

Good Fishing !!!
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Liv2Fish
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Posted - 03/06/2010 :  08:29:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tried to catch some bass yesterday Note I said tried! I caught one that was barely a keeper and that was it. I drug a jig around a bunch of brush piles and threw a jerk bait on lots of secondary points. I really can not believe that I can not catch them. I have had lots of calls from really good fisherman with the same question. It seems like nobody is catching bass right now at least the people I know. Today there is a Central Pro Am tournament and I will say that someone will catch them and they will have 5 fish that total over 20lbs.It will be a tough tournament lots of guys will not get a bite. But I will bet you one thing they all won it in their dreams last night. I hear the boats running down the lake right now. It is 36 outside and the lake has skim ice in my cove I assume that most of the lake will be the same. I am sure glad that it is them and not me. No I am not I would love to be out there shivering shaking. I hope that they enjoy themselves and have the time of their life I did. I think I will sit by the fire and have another cup of coffee and wait until it is warm to wet a line.
Life is good when you live at the lake!
Good Fishing
Catch Hogs!
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