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  1. An Outing on the Insane Upper End

    bad enough to deal with when just out on your own, but i would be very uneasy with folks in the boat that are not very water wise. i worry enough when i have linda in the boat, and very good reason that i just will not get her out on the water in those conditions. bo
  2. An Outing on the Insane Upper End

    http://www.boatus.com/seaworthy/magazine/2015/october/boat-wake-damage-liability.asp. read this article. the water patrol is just using an excuse. bo
  3. An Outing on the Insane Upper End

    well, they just watch the shady characters. bo
  4. An Outing on the Insane Upper End

    they mandated a 30 mph night time speed limit right???? besides it is the law that you are responsible for your wake. they just need to start enforcing it. bo
  5. An Outing on the Insane Upper End

    pretty sad when a normal fishing boat is not safe to be in on the water, and the safety issue is not weather related. bo
  6. here is a better pic of the 1 oz. GrassJig with the musky size chatter blade. thinking about naming it the Elite Thump. bo
  7. here a few pics from the last trip. the young man is taylor sanders. i am thinking he had a pretty good time. notice the big bladed grassjig we have been working on. the bass seem to have a liking for it right now. bo
  8. one thing i did not mention about movement of thermocline. most people do not really realize that after a thermocline develops, water clarity and heat somewhat determine the depth. however, as the water cools, the sinking cooler surface water begins to push that thermocline layer deeper. kind of why it has been 15ft. deep on most of the lake, and suddenly, it is at 25 ft. downstream right now. this is what will eventually cause fall turnover. so, as water cools going into fall, this is why we really develop those two separate groups of bass. those that continue to go deeper with the thermocline, and those that move up with the cooler water temps as O2 levels accommodate that move. the other factor that drives where the biggest percentage of where the bass population resides is where the food source decides to go. right now, even though many bass are moving out deeper, there are still lots of shad right at the surface down to 10 ft. this is definitely a time that versatility in your fishing approach can be a big plus. bo
  9. well, it has been here and gone, and things will change once again, but this past full moon cycle was pretty darn good for catching lots of bass. out of the last 4 trips a total of 48 keepers were boated. one bass over 5, a few 4 lb. range and several 3 lbers. plenty of shorts in the mix also. so, there was plenty of fairly constant action. 3/4 GrassJig has done most of the damage, but we have caught several on a 1 oz. Elite bladed jig we have been tinkering with. bass have been relating to points quite a bit, and steep of flat will both produce provided they match up with the depth the bass want to be. yep, some of these places are out in the nose bleed section. meaning you are about 4 long casts to the bank. a certain depth of water is just the same right close to the bank or a quarter mile out in the lake. some bass have set up residence in 25 ft. of water and in some areas of the lake, there will be many more follow. weather will be a major factor and area of the lake will be a factor as to whether the local population moves out deeper or shallower. there will be some areas that will contain both shallow bass and the deeper ones that are following the thermocline. will be interesting to see what the next moon cycle will bring. bo
  10. well, it has been here and gone, and things will change once again, but this past full moon cycle was pretty darn good for catching lots of bass. out of the last 4 trips a total of 48 keepers were boated. one bass over 5, a few 4 lb. range and several 3 lbers. plenty of shorts in the mix also. so, there was plenty of fairly constant action. 3/4 GrassJig has done most of the damage, but we have caught several on a 1 oz. Elite bladed jig we have been tinkering with. bass have been relating to points quite a bit, and steep of flat will both produce provided they match up with the depth the bass want to be. yep, some of these places are out in the nose bleed section. meaning you are about 4 long casts to the bank. a certain depth of water is just the same right close to the bank or a quarter mile out in the lake. some bass have set up residence in 25 ft. of water and in some areas of the lake, there will be many more follow. weather will be a major factor and area of the lake will be a factor as to whether the local population moves out deeper or shallower. there will be some areas that will contain both shallow bass and the deeper ones that are following the thermocline. will be interesting to see what the next moon cycle will bring. bo This post has been promoted to an article
  11. Dam Area Saturday & Sun

    nice catching. the bass down stream seem to have the feed bag on right now. fished monday and sunday nights and just put s smacking on them. we fished until 1:30am sunday and ended up with 11 keeps with six of them in the 3lb. range. the really strange event was that 8 of the keeps were lmg's. monday night stayed another hour later and it was non- stop catching. bites are from the bank out to 20 ft. deep. best two lures are a 3/4 oz. grassjig with a bluegill skirt and a solid blue trailer, and a 1 oz. spinjig. monday night ended up with 17 or 18 keepers, but most were just keepers only a couple that would make 3 lb. and most were brownies and k's. bo
  12. no more fishing lessons

    she is not running the trolling motor or selecting fishing locations, but the is learning what a bite is and to set the hook quite well. bo
  13. no more fishing lessons

    i think it is time to stop the fishing lessons unless i want to be outfished every trip. bo
  14. bass have really gone deep, lol

    daytime fishing is not much different, but i do not like sitting out in the hot sun and battling all the pleasure crafts. come fall and winter, i have no problem to fish during the day. anytime of the year on clear water lakes, the bigger bass will be more accessible at night than they are in the daytime. plus, the lake is much calmer and makes the trip more enjoyable and also because of cooler air temps this time of the year. bo
  15. have been catching several keepers most trips lately, but the bass are still pretty much 15' or less, and many of the better bass have literally been on the bank. right now a 6" hawg craw on a 1/2 GrassJig head has been a good bait, and a senko on a 3/8 GrassJig head is getting part of them. however, the later it gets the better the bite gets on a 1/2 skirted GrassJig with a larger trailer. not really any pattern as to where you might get a bite other than look for the areas with the most bait hanging around. went downstream on night and chased the brownies around and did well on a 3/4 GrassJig and a 1 oz. SpinJig. depth was still around the 15 ft. or less. bo
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