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  1. Congrats, that is an absolute trophy there! Like MO Smallies said, big anywhere, but especially LOZ. I went to Bay of Quinte in Ontario for 5 yrs in a row in Nov strictly fishin for giant walleyes. That fish of yours is built a lot like those.
  2. Wow, nice report Wrench. Those are some big Whites. I was up the Gravois yday afternoon bass fishin and caught a couple accidental Whites. I picked up 3 more casting a lipless crank down the gut of a narrow finger but nothing like you got into and not at as big.
  3. Nice bass Mike. Don’t wait too long to get back here. After this rain and cold front get thru, water temps should be goin down and the bite should get good!
  4. Dandy bass there Mike. Night bite was good then around the full moon. Got a few over 4 but no 5’s like yours.
  5. Looks like you had a good evening out there last night Mike! Those are nice fish. I haven’t seen a bass over 4lbs in a couple of weeks.
  6. Shrapnel, not too bad considering the conditions. Couple more like those 3 you got would've been nice! I see Jamie Enyard won it. Not sure where he was but I know he likes to fish the Gravois. I'm glad to hear they are not dumping all those fish at PB 2. I'm with Wrench though, wish they could bring some back to the Gravois.
  7. Conorsixtakc and Nomolites are right on.....x2!
  8. That's a real impressive limit for sure. Especially so if that was caught on the upper end in dirtier & colder water. I believe that's the 2nd 8lb er weighed in a tourney this winter...
  9. Dandy fish BQ1970 and Wrench! Other bait options coming into play with warming water. Looks like Wrench has his favorite bait tied on!
  10. BQ1970......got that fish on a 3/8 finesse jig, channel swing bank WeekendWarrior.....I've seen you around in that boat before. Beautiful rig!
  11. Yes..... white ProV Bass XS with 250 Merc Opti. How bout you?
  12. I was out today. Fished from Gravois to 2mm. Water a bit stained in all creek arms, especially as you get farther back. Some debris in main channel. Water temp 43-45. Bite not great, but did luck into one big one.....6lb 3oz. Will try to post pic later.
  13. Glad to hear that Wrench. Where are the results posted?
  14. Good point Shrapnel. Two of those recent events were out of Alhonna (there was an 8.16lb er taken in Saturdays event). Nice to hear your observations from the '90's. I have only been fishing it hard for the past 5 years so I don't have that perspective to compare to. To MoCarps point, I've not been able to find any studies on tourney or relocation impacts on LOZ (and why if not needed??). From what I can gather, LOZ head biologist Greg Stoner stays on top of things pretty well. Certainly seems like the population continues to maintain and thrive as you noted. Good luck up there in the Glaize. Hope you get one of those 10 lbers this spring!
  15. Shrapnel, I respect your opinion and knowledge of the tournament circuit. But...hard for me to believe that the winning limits didn't come from the lower end (dam to the 6mm). Especially since I saw and talked to Rob & Ben who won two of them (sorry if that wasn't what you meant). That's not the issue though, year round relocation really is. Aside from the normal tournaments, how about the timing of the Big Bass Bash last April? Lots of fish solidly on beds that weekend. The number of females displaced and relocated by 2400 boats probably over shadows the effects of all the other tournaments....
  16. Interesting take on the big boat effect by Mr Neporadny (thank you John). I think that is certainly accurate to some degree. I think Nomolites & Wrench hit on a couple of key factors as well. This is certainly a fertile fishery, as evidenced by the incredible shad population. Coupled with the infinite number of boat docks, these probably do more to preserve the fishery than anything. The big question for me, as Wrench mentioned, remains the re-location issue due to the increased tournament pressure on the lower end in recent years.
  17. Great explanation Wrench....and beautiful pics! Interesting similarity between speed stripping with the fly, and the jerkbait I was catching em on. The ones I caught this week were on wind blown, rocky, secondary points. They were only in 6-8ft of water.
  18. Ran into several of these Wed & Thurs bass fishing in Lick Branch & Raccoon Hollow. Most were 14-16" but this one was almost 18". They fight much harder than a largemouth in this cold water. Getting these scrappers on a fly rod would be wild!
  19. I didn't catch any Whites either. Wasn't targeting them but usually pick up a couple. Followed your lead and threw a rattle bait for a bit (Strike King Tungsten 2Tap). No keepers but enough to warrant more of a commitment to it next time out. LM, Spots, even a nice crappie. And you were right about how shallow some of those fish can be!
  20. No tournaments for me Wrench. Caught the biggest near home just inside the Gravois and the pair off two secondary points in Lick Branch. Brought those 2 (and 3 other keepers) back to Gravois to be residents of Blue Anchor Bay. At least until the tourney guys take em out and move em to PB2! Mike, the shad I'm seeing are on steeper breaks near Channel swings. Where I would expect to see them in winter, not necessarily now with 56 deg water. Didn't see that many in backs of creeks, but really didn't look that hard either. Maybe because water dropping? Maybe Wrench and others are seeing it different farther up the Gravois.
  21. Fished Wed thru Fri this week. Chased the wind when we had it fishing dock corners on secondary points mostly. Jerks and ARigs, a few on Plopper. Moved to rock banks toward dusk and got several on craw cranks. Pitched jigs to shaded docks in same areas when wind quit. Bite was sporadic but decent. 6.1 lb best fish. Would really like to be on the water next Mon/Tues when the front moves in!
  22. Couple more from this week....
  23. Fished Wed thru Fri this week. Chased the wind when we had it fishing dock corners on secondary points mostly. Jerks and ARigs, a few on Plopper. Moved to rock banks toward dusk and got several on craw cranks. Pitched jigs to shaded docks in same areas when wind quit. Bite was sporadic but decent. 6.1 lb best fish. Would really like to be on the water next Mon/Tues when the front moves in! This post has been promoted to an article
  24. Good report Wrench. Thanks for the info....
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