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About David Goddard

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    Bass, crappie, and walleye fishing. Avid bow hunter. Addicted to smallmouth. Previous collegiate baseball player, current president of the Mizzou Bass Fishing Team.

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  1. What depth range were you catching those fish on the ned rig on?
  2. The chatterbait was a white jackhammer head with skirt that my buddy ties but its pretty much white with a dark grey back that has a little purple in it. The squarebill was a Strike King ratting one that was chartreuse with a black back.
  3. Ran up the Gravois and fished some of everything from noon-6:45ish (Friday the 13th with the full moon.) Many people would probably call it junk fishing. We fished main lake points shallow and deep, secondary points, shallow docks, deep docks, backs of pockets and steep shaded banks; caught fish on all of them. Justin caught a 5 pounder and I caught a 5.5 pounder on back to back casts. His came on a jig and mine came on a worm. Those fish came off of a dock. We fished some shallow wood and caught keepers on squarebills, chatterbaits, and jigs. There was shad in the backs of pockets but all of the shad that we saw were the small ones like 2-3 inches and there really wasn't a ton of it back there yet. Mostly isolated balls. Nothing like what you see on the main lake on the lower-end. We did see some big shad on the main lake schooled up but almost all the fish we caught out there weren't very big. I think the fish that we caught shallow could've been feeding on bluegill but that's just a guess. Justin tied that jig skirt on an Omega jig head and I think it definitely looks pretty sweet. Anyways, we had 8 keepers on the day and about 17.5 lbs for our best 5. It was a fun day all in all. Caught fish on top water once the shadows got long. I'm heading up the Niangua's tomorrow to try if I can replicate it. we will see! Good luck to everyone fishing the BFL Super today and tomorrow. I hope we didn't sore-mouth your fish and if we did we put them right back lol. Tight lines everyone.
  4. Ran up the Gravois and fished some of everything from noon-6:45ish (Friday the 13th with the full moon.) Many people would probably call it junk fishing. We fished main lake points shallow and deep, secondary points, shallow docks, deep docks, backs of pockets and steep shaded banks; caught fish on all of them. Justin caught a 5 pounder and I caught a 5.5 pounder on back to back casts. His came on a jig and mine came on a worm. Those fish came off of a dock. We fished some shallow wood and caught keepers on squarebills, chatterbaits, and jigs. There was shad in the backs of pockets but all of the shad that we saw were the small ones like 2-3 inches and there really wasn't a ton of it back there yet. Mostly isolated balls. Nothing like what you see on the main lake on the lower-end. We did see some big shad on the main lake schooled up but almost all the fish we caught out there weren't very big. I think the fish that we caught shallow could've been feeding on bluegill but that's just a guess. Justin tied that jig skirt on an Omega jig head and I think it definitely looks pretty sweet. Anyways, we had 8 keepers on the day and about 17.5 lbs for our best 5. It was a fun day all in all. Caught fish on top water once the shadows got long. I'm heading up the Niangua's tomorrow to try if I can replicate it. we will see! Good luck to everyone fishing the BFL Super today and tomorrow. I hope we didn't sore-mouth your fish and if we did we put them right back lol. Tight lines everyone. This post has been promoted to an article
  5. That first pic that you posted appears to be a nice little meanmouth (spotted bass smallmouth hybrid) notice the vertical lines beneath the lateral line? Looks like a fun weekend!!!
  6. It's tough to say really. I guess if I had to say I'd pick the lower end but I like the amount of boat traffic much better up any river arm
  7. My partner and I headed down to the lake on Monday, the 26th around 11:30 and got on the water just in time for the storm to hit. We hid in an open slip till about 1:30-2:00 o'clock and fished for like 3 hours but still caught 12 keepers and probably had around 12 lbs for the best 5. Almost every fish that we caught was schooling and came on either a spook or a 1.5 square bill. Shad everywhere and fish busting everywhere. Caught them 2 at a time once and had another double where half of it came off. It probably helped that it was cloudy. Top water action was fun but size wasn't great. Had one 18 incher that probably only weighed 2 and a half and lost one at the boat that was a solid 3. These summer bass are so skinny. Fun time, cant wait to get back out there. Tight lines everyone.
  8. I headed to my favorite smallmouth stream last Sunday with my girlfriend and our cat. The cat even willingly took a couple swims between kayaks. I thought that there would be enough water for this particular float to avoid most of the dragging. I was WRONG. We definitely bit off way more than we could chew. Didn't get off the river till like 10:15. That being said it was a super fun day and caught a ton of fish. I caught more smallmouth than anything else probably like 40, then around 20 largemouth, 6 or 7 spots, 1 gorgeous meanmouth I wish I would have photographed but didn't, and quite a few goggle eye as well. Had a little shore lunch of some goggle eye. I caught a few on top water and everything else on the ned rig. Fishing was simple, fish below every riffle and they were STACKED. Had a great time but next time I will not be floating such a long stretch. Tight Lines everyone!
  9. I would recommend any model of st croix other than a triumph or mojo bass. Premier series is probably my favorite but the bassx series and avid series are very good. Also, shimano curado series rods are pretty good for the price in my opinion. Lastly, if I was you I'd start using braid to a floro leader. It's just so much more sensitive and casts better in my opinion. There are plenty of YouTube vids on line that show you how to tie knots. Just my 2 cents but thanks for a great report and tight lines! I can send you some links for stuff if you want.
  10. I fished the Missouri BASS State National Qualifier on May 4th put on by Webb Outdoors out of Moonshine Beach this past weekend. To put it bluntly fishing was great. Caught 15-30 keepers a day, easily. My normal partner Justin Luetkemeyer wasn't able to make it so I fished will a different guy on the Mizzou team. May 2nd we put in at state park and ran around to areas that I have had success in the past. Fished from about 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day was shortened because my partners boat needed a new primer bulb so we had a boat repair to do and decided it would be better to do it in the day light. We found fish schooling as soon as we got on the water and headed off to a place I know the schoolers usually come up well. Had 5 keepers in about 5 minutes of fishing on top and proceeded to catch those schoolers for probably 15 or 20 minutes. Some nice spots in the 2.5 lb range and one good smallie that weighed just under 3; all those fish bit a spook but the bigger smallie came on a small bull shad which is in the picture. We fished mixed rock banks with 2.8 and 3.3 inch keitechs the rest of the day and put together a bag that was 15 lbs with 3 smallmouth and 2 largemouth. All of those fish weighed between 2.9 and 3.1 lbs. Scattered timber helped that bite but not a forest. Cedar trees better than pole timber. Caught a few on a jerk bait and ned rig as well, but small swimbait was the best, sexy shad color. May 3rd we put in at state park again and fished down to about the Kimberling city bridge. The same smallmouth bite was predominant. We actually got on one bank where I caught 3 smallmouth in about 20 yards that were all 2.75 to 3.2 lbs, all on the keitech. We tried to chase largemouth and I was able to catch a nice fish that was almost 4 lbs in the back of a pocket with run off on a weightless fluke. I threw everything but the kitchen sink at them and they would not fire on anything. They would follow and not bite anything that looked like a bait fish but just wouldn't eat it. In the backs of pockets if you threw a shakey head or ned rig, right down the middle of the cut, you couldn't keep the spots off your line. They weren't any good for a tournament but were very fun to catch. We ended up with 15ish lbs again thanks to that bigger largemouth. May 4th we put in at Moonshine beach, that was an adventure with all of the high schoolers but it didn't bother me too much. The line just moved a little slower. Started on our spot with the good schooling fish and caught a limit including a nice smallie which went 2.8. Fished the back of a pocket and caught a largemouth that I never weighed but would guess was about 3 lbs. Good start we thought! We figured if we could catch 15 lbs again we would have a good chance of cashing a check if not winning. Got in my head too much, I think, and chased largemouth too much and didn't trust my smallmouth spots enough. Caught a bunch of keeper spots and a largemouth that went 2.27 lbs in the backs. finally committed to smallmouth and culled up a couple times but only by like 0.10 lbs. Boats everywhere! Thought I was fishing the Big Bass Bash. Looking back on it, I wish I had fished the 3 best spots I had in the dam area and then ran to new water down past Kimberling City to try to get away from the boats. Hind sight is always 20/20 though. The lake is fishing amazing though. We caught an insane number of fish. Other patterns that worked which I heard from guys on the team were a watermelon red flake shakey head on bluff banks with scattered timber (they found this pattern trying to get away from the fishing pressure) and a jerk bait, chatter bait, and spinner bait in the backs of pockets with a lot of run off which had shad. I love table rock so much and I hope I can get down there again before my summer work starts in STL and my hometown of Bowling Green. The topwater bite is just getting started and should only keep getting better. Mike Webb is a great guy for putting on this event and I can't thank him and Sherry enough for putting it on. Also, Thanks to Wilkerson & Reynolds Wealth Management down at Osage Bluff for our awesome new jerseys. Tight lines everyone!
  11. I fished the Missouri BASS State National Qualifier on May 4th put on by Webb Outdoors out of Moonshine Beach this past weekend. To put it bluntly fishing was great. Caught 15-30 keepers a day, easily. My normal partner Justin Luetkemeyer wasn't able to make it so I fished will a different guy on the Mizzou team. May 2nd we put in at state park and ran around to areas that I have had success in the past. Fished from about 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day was shortened because my partners boat needed a new primer bulb so we had a boat repair to do and decided it would be better to do it in the day light. We found fish schooling as soon as we got on the water and headed off to a place I know the schoolers usually come up well. Had 5 keepers in about 5 minutes of fishing on top and proceeded to catch those schoolers for probably 15 or 20 minutes. Some nice spots in the 2.5 lb range and one good smallie that weighed just under 3; all those fish bit a spook but the bigger smallie came on a small bull shad which is in the picture. We fished mixed rock banks with 2.8 and 3.3 inch keitechs the rest of the day and put together a bag that was 15 lbs with 3 smallmouth and 2 largemouth. All of those fish weighed between 2.9 and 3.1 lbs. Scattered timber helped that bite but not a forest. Cedar trees better than pole timber. Caught a few on a jerk bait and ned rig as well, but small swimbait was the best, sexy shad color. May 3rd we put in at state park again and fished down to about the Kimberling city bridge. The same smallmouth bite was predominant. We actually got on one bank where I caught 3 smallmouth in about 20 yards that were all 2.75 to 3.2 lbs, all on the keitech. We tried to chase largemouth and I was able to catch a nice fish that was almost 4 lbs in the back of a pocket with run off on a weightless fluke. I threw everything but the kitchen sink at them and they would not fire on anything. They would follow and not bite anything that looked like a bait fish but just wouldn't eat it. In the backs of pockets if you threw a shakey head or ned rig, right down the middle of the cut, you couldn't keep the spots off your line. They weren't any good for a tournament but were very fun to catch. We ended up with 15ish lbs again thanks to that bigger largemouth. May 4th we put in at Moonshine beach, that was an adventure with all of the high schoolers but it didn't bother me too much. The line just moved a little slower. Started on our spot with the good schooling fish and caught a limit including a nice smallie which went 2.8. Fished the back of a pocket and caught a largemouth that I never weighed but would guess was about 3 lbs. Good start we thought! We figured if we could catch 15 lbs again we would have a good chance of cashing a check if not winning. Got in my head too much, I think, and chased largemouth too much and didn't trust my smallmouth spots enough. Caught a bunch of keeper spots and a largemouth that went 2.27 lbs in the backs. finally committed to smallmouth and culled up a couple times but only by like 0.10 lbs. Boats everywhere! Thought I was fishing the Big Bass Bash. Looking back on it, I wish I had fished the 3 best spots I had in the dam area and then ran to new water down past Kimberling City to try to get away from the boats. Hind sight is always 20/20 though. The lake is fishing amazing though. We caught an insane number of fish. Other patterns that worked which I heard from guys on the team were a watermelon red flake shakey head on bluff banks with scattered timber (they found this pattern trying to get away from the fishing pressure) and a jerk bait, chatter bait, and spinner bait in the backs of pockets with a lot of run off which had shad. I love table rock so much and I hope I can get down there again before my summer work starts in STL and my hometown of Bowling Green. The topwater bite is just getting started and should only keep getting better. Mike Webb is a great guy for putting on this event and I can't thank him and Sherry enough for putting it on. Also, Thanks to Wilkerson & Reynolds Wealth Management down at Osage Bluff for our awesome new jerseys. Tight lines everyone! This post has been promoted to an article
  12. Yes if we had 28 lbs we would've probably moved up around 50 places. Those smallmouth in bull shoals are awesome! I dont know if they would've have bit as well as they did the day before but I did have a buddy from another school that fished the areas near launch and caught 15 lbs 7 oz...we definitely wish we would've stayed close
  13. I was lucky enough to be able to fish the College Bass Tour stop #3 on Bull Shoals last week/weekend. Only got one day of practice due to one of my professors not letting me make up an exam. @Justin92297 practiced Tuesday as well and had about 15 lbs up around buck creek. He was flipping dirty water bushes, throwing a Carolina rig off of long points leading into spawning pockets, and throwing a 3.8 inch keitech on windy banks. Wednesday we fished till about 10 a.m. looking for bigger fish on beds then got on plane in the middle of the lake and the lower unit blew up. We didn't hit anything the gear case just exploded. So our teammates sacrificed their last day of practice to go help us. Long story short I was left with the boat and waited for them to get the trailer to buck creek ramp. I fished a neko rig almost all day Wednesday and caught some really nice ones casting at bushes. I caught like 15 keepers in about 2 hours within trolling distance of buck creek. Thursday, the first day of the tournament, we fished off the trolling motor and caught 14 lbs of all smallmouth off a 3.3 and 3.8 inch keitech and the neko rig. Obviously we were within trolling distance of Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock Marina. Fish were stacked on the sides of points. Friday we rented a prototype BassCat which went 87 mph. Very scary but nice of Rick the Marina to loan me his personal boat. Some of the nicest people I have ever met down there. Ran up to some of the places that we caught them in practice and played bumper boats. People fishing everywhere most looked like college kids. Caught a limit of largemouth but did not have the quality bites which we had in practice. All on all bull shoals is an amazing lake and I cannot wait to go back. We fished bushes pretty much all week casting in front of them with swimbaits and into them with everything else. Tight lines everyone
  14. Would you happen to have a picture of your meanmouth? My partner caught one up the kings about a month ago and it was one of the coolest looking bass I have ever seen
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