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    Dock-in-it reacted to Quillback in Big M area, November 16   
    Hit the road a little later in the morning than I usually do, thinking that when I got to Big M, sun would out, fog would be burned off, and it would be at least above freezing.  Got there about 9 AM and it was foggy and 30 degrees.  😃
    Well I was there, so might as well get the boat in the water and start.  Pretty much was a Ned fishing day for me.  Fished it slow and fairly deep near or on the bottom.  Never was hot fishing, but could get a bite or two here and there.  Mostly off steep rocky banks or rocky points.  Most fish were in 10-20 FOW, but I did catch one spot in 35 FOW off a bluff, had several hookups off that bluff spot, but only got one in the boat.
    Caught one spot on a Pointer 78.
    Water right by Big M was fairly clear, 3 feet of viz maybe, going down stream in the point 23 area and it was pea soup green.  Didn't seem to faze the fish, I think it might have been better in the murkier water.
    Caught 14 bass, one small walleye.  5 of the bass were keepers, 3 of the keepers were smallies.
    Not too many people on the water on deer opener morning.
    WT 52-55

     



     
     
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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from nomolites in Kim City - Nov 14 - General Info   
    There is a deep spoon bite that happens this time of year that is not mentioned very much and it lasts for about an hour first thing in the morning. It involves 'resident fish' in a feeding frenzy with very limited shad in the area. I prefer deep spawning coves and some mid creek locations. The resident fish will feed around a dominant feature (trees,,etc) and then just fade away. This morning I caught all three species fishing vertical in a deep spawning cove  (spoon and ice jig). I tried casting to them with a spoon and swimbait, but the vertical presentation worked best. This morning, I could see the fish feeding from 20 to 50 ft. The LM in the picture was at 47ft.

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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from Quillback in Kim City - Nov 14 - General Info   
    There is a deep spoon bite that happens this time of year that is not mentioned very much and it lasts for about an hour first thing in the morning. It involves 'resident fish' in a feeding frenzy with very limited shad in the area. I prefer deep spawning coves and some mid creek locations. The resident fish will feed around a dominant feature (trees,,etc) and then just fade away. This morning I caught all three species fishing vertical in a deep spawning cove  (spoon and ice jig). I tried casting to them with a spoon and swimbait, but the vertical presentation worked best. This morning, I could see the fish feeding from 20 to 50 ft. The LM in the picture was at 47ft.

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    Dock-in-it reacted to buddygr53 in Friday 11/15   
    Went out this morning after fog lifted.   Started out throwing spinner bait, not a hit, but it down quick.  Went to throwing a swim bait and second cast hooked up.   2  lb. Small mouth.   Fished the kb area, as the day went on the bite got better.  Fished 20 to 25 feet,  had 9 keepers , with 3 over the 3 lb mark.  Had one pushing 4.


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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from InPiney in Kim City - Nov 14 - General Info   
    The video reports this week are very useful and informative. Today, I fished a few hours early, then about an hour this afternoon. I caught a few good SM this morning on a jig and a few K's on a spoon. This afternoon I caught a few keepers on a spinnerbait (SM & LM). There are some LM up shallow and they seem to like main lake windy steeper banks with flooded buck brush. The LM bites I get are very shallow and I have caught them on a CB and SB. Regarding the spoon bite and gravel run outs, if you do not see shad on the flats then check the down stream area where the roll off begins. Finding plenty of shad on the main lake is pretty easy.

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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from arsenal1477 in Kim City - Nov 14 - General Info   
    The video reports this week are very useful and informative. Today, I fished a few hours early, then about an hour this afternoon. I caught a few good SM this morning on a jig and a few K's on a spoon. This afternoon I caught a few keepers on a spinnerbait (SM & LM). There are some LM up shallow and they seem to like main lake windy steeper banks with flooded buck brush. The LM bites I get are very shallow and I have caught them on a CB and SB. Regarding the spoon bite and gravel run outs, if you do not see shad on the flats then check the down stream area where the roll off begins. Finding plenty of shad on the main lake is pretty easy.

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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from snagged in outlet 3 in Kim City - Nov 14 - General Info   
    The video reports this week are very useful and informative. Today, I fished a few hours early, then about an hour this afternoon. I caught a few good SM this morning on a jig and a few K's on a spoon. This afternoon I caught a few keepers on a spinnerbait (SM & LM). There are some LM up shallow and they seem to like main lake windy steeper banks with flooded buck brush. The LM bites I get are very shallow and I have caught them on a CB and SB. Regarding the spoon bite and gravel run outs, if you do not see shad on the flats then check the down stream area where the roll off begins. Finding plenty of shad on the main lake is pretty easy.

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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from big c in Kim City - Nov 14 - General Info   
    The video reports this week are very useful and informative. Today, I fished a few hours early, then about an hour this afternoon. I caught a few good SM this morning on a jig and a few K's on a spoon. This afternoon I caught a few keepers on a spinnerbait (SM & LM). There are some LM up shallow and they seem to like main lake windy steeper banks with flooded buck brush. The LM bites I get are very shallow and I have caught them on a CB and SB. Regarding the spoon bite and gravel run outs, if you do not see shad on the flats then check the down stream area where the roll off begins. Finding plenty of shad on the main lake is pretty easy.

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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from tapout in Kim City - Nov 14 - General Info   
    The video reports this week are very useful and informative. Today, I fished a few hours early, then about an hour this afternoon. I caught a few good SM this morning on a jig and a few K's on a spoon. This afternoon I caught a few keepers on a spinnerbait (SM & LM). There are some LM up shallow and they seem to like main lake windy steeper banks with flooded buck brush. The LM bites I get are very shallow and I have caught them on a CB and SB. Regarding the spoon bite and gravel run outs, if you do not see shad on the flats then check the down stream area where the roll off begins. Finding plenty of shad on the main lake is pretty easy.

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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from abkeenan in Kim City - Nov 14 - General Info   
    The video reports this week are very useful and informative. Today, I fished a few hours early, then about an hour this afternoon. I caught a few good SM this morning on a jig and a few K's on a spoon. This afternoon I caught a few keepers on a spinnerbait (SM & LM). There are some LM up shallow and they seem to like main lake windy steeper banks with flooded buck brush. The LM bites I get are very shallow and I have caught them on a CB and SB. Regarding the spoon bite and gravel run outs, if you do not see shad on the flats then check the down stream area where the roll off begins. Finding plenty of shad on the main lake is pretty easy.

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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from Quillback in Kim City - Nov 14 - General Info   
    The video reports this week are very useful and informative. Today, I fished a few hours early, then about an hour this afternoon. I caught a few good SM this morning on a jig and a few K's on a spoon. This afternoon I caught a few keepers on a spinnerbait (SM & LM). There are some LM up shallow and they seem to like main lake windy steeper banks with flooded buck brush. The LM bites I get are very shallow and I have caught them on a CB and SB. Regarding the spoon bite and gravel run outs, if you do not see shad on the flats then check the down stream area where the roll off begins. Finding plenty of shad on the main lake is pretty easy.

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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from nomolites in Kim City - Nov 14 - General Info   
    The video reports this week are very useful and informative. Today, I fished a few hours early, then about an hour this afternoon. I caught a few good SM this morning on a jig and a few K's on a spoon. This afternoon I caught a few keepers on a spinnerbait (SM & LM). There are some LM up shallow and they seem to like main lake windy steeper banks with flooded buck brush. The LM bites I get are very shallow and I have caught them on a CB and SB. Regarding the spoon bite and gravel run outs, if you do not see shad on the flats then check the down stream area where the roll off begins. Finding plenty of shad on the main lake is pretty easy.

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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from Champ188 in Kim City - Nov 14 - General Info   
    The video reports this week are very useful and informative. Today, I fished a few hours early, then about an hour this afternoon. I caught a few good SM this morning on a jig and a few K's on a spoon. This afternoon I caught a few keepers on a spinnerbait (SM & LM). There are some LM up shallow and they seem to like main lake windy steeper banks with flooded buck brush. The LM bites I get are very shallow and I have caught them on a CB and SB. Regarding the spoon bite and gravel run outs, if you do not see shad on the flats then check the down stream area where the roll off begins. Finding plenty of shad on the main lake is pretty easy.

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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from Mitch f in So who is out chucking a buzz bait in the snow?   
    Yesterday vs today. You just need more clothes.


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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr in So who is out chucking a buzz bait in the snow?   
    Yesterday vs today. You just need more clothes.


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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from Greasy B in So who is out chucking a buzz bait in the snow?   
    Yesterday vs today. You just need more clothes.


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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from David Goddard in So who is out chucking a buzz bait in the snow?   
    Yesterday vs today. You just need more clothes.


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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from Royal Blue in So who is out chucking a buzz bait in the snow?   
    Yesterday vs today. You just need more clothes.


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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from snagged in outlet 3 in So who is out chucking a buzz bait in the snow?   
    Yesterday vs today. You just need more clothes.


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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from nomolites in So who is out chucking a buzz bait in the snow?   
    Yesterday vs today. You just need more clothes.


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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from STLbassbuster in So who is out chucking a buzz bait in the snow?   
    Yesterday vs today. You just need more clothes.


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    Dock-in-it reacted to merc1997 in the real catching is commencing   
    after doing a lot of running and looking at a lot of water,  figured out that many bass seemed to have skipped the shallow water and went straight to winter depths.  maybe they know something we don't.  looking at the forecast for next week, that could be true, brrr.
     started catching a lot of bass 50 to 55 feet deep the last two trips.  that is about 20 to 25 feet deeper than normal for this calendar date.
    the 3/4 Zinc Spoon, and the 3/4 Naked GrassJIg loaded with a 3 or 4 inch swimmer is getting the job done.  yesterday, toby and i manned the gun alone, but managed to get 14 keepers.  plenty of shorts and several big whites.  plus a bonus 5 lb. walter that fell to the GrassJig and swimmer.  it was 56 ft. deep on the bottom.  
    well, a few days of rain and gloom, a couple days of sunshine, and then winter temps.  makes me wonder if i need to start looking at calling in some paybacks with some folks that live further south.  i do love fishing this time of the year though.  my kind of fishing.  do a lot of looking, but catch a bunch when you find them, from one spot.  i am a lazy basser.  i like getting a lot of bites on a minimum amount of casts.
    by the way, even though these bass are 50 ft. deep, you still had to cast to them.  vertical did not work.  i understand that many love there video fishing, but a lot of the time, you will not catch the numbers, and most certainly not the quality that you can by sitting off of them and casting.  
    bo
     



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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from bobby b. in fishing is rapidly changing   
    In the Kim City area:
    On Oct 6 & 11, we had about 7" of rain and that rearranged the shad and bait fish in the backs. About 75% of the shad seem to have vanished from the creeks and the other 25% moved closer to the center. I routinely try the creeks with little success, so my confidence is on the main lake. I had three shallow keepers this morning on 3 different baits. CB, SB, and jig. And a bonus 20" walleye that smoked a screaming eagle SB on a flat gravel bank in about 4'. I have looked for bass under the shad that are still in the creeks, but no luck yet.
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    Dock-in-it reacted to DeadCalm in Quality vs Quantity   
    Headed out of the marina early today ready to battle the wind. But surprisingly the wind was very tame for the first couple of hours so I headed out towards the dam and started fishing about half way back in Clevenger cove. WT 64 with a nice stain. Started throwing a square bill with no love so started banging the bottom and whatever wood I could find with a rock crawler and “bang” had my first nice keeper smallmouth in about 8 fow. Moved up the Powerline cove and had 2 nice Largemouths about halfway way back. Both came off gravel/rock in about 8-10 fow. Fished by way to the back and had 2 more nice keeper smallies, one a touch over 18”. These two came off cedar trees.  Then someone threw the switch on the wind machine and the blow was on. Had my butt kicked yesterday by the wind and wasn’t looking for a rematch so I called it a day. All 5 of the keepers today came on a wart or crawler.



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    Dock-in-it got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr in Fall Weather Morning/Afternoon Bite?   
    General feedback regarding the Kim City area: I just fish a few hours in the morning. The early bite (7am) is pretty reliable, but it gets tougher with each hour. The 15-20 foot jig bite stopped for me back on Oct 1st. Then the square bill and spinner bait in the backs held up for several days, then it slowed way down. Some mornings the rock crawler works on some decent fish right at daylight on the main lake. This morning I was fortunate to get the jig to work on a few nice fish (a 4# LM and a nice SM).  I normally start with a jig to see if it is going to work, then throw a CB and spinnerbait. Each day is different and I rotate locations each day to try to find new fish. The CB is starting to be my favorite. The fog is an issue to deal with, so keep that in mind. When you launch, do not try to travel east with fog/steam and a bright sun. Travel West young man.
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