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Randy Moore

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About Randy Moore

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    Chestnut Lamprey
  • Birthday 02/08/1952

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    Kimberling City, MO
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    Bass Fishing and Golf

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  1. nice fish - good call to brave the wind. We were out on Wednesday and found a few fish on the ned's rig on bluffs - with no wind we have caught some nice smallies on the flats on a variety of baits with a smoky grub on a jig head being the best.
  2. Thanks for update Bill. I went out yesterday for a while and noticed a lot of dead shad (hundreds of sea gulls) near Hideaway Marina up the James. What is the current water temp? At what temp will the Kentucky's and Smallmouth start to go shallow to spawn?
  3. My wife and I went out Monday morning though not quite as early. We say a fair amount of top water activity but it only lasts for 2 to 3 seconds at best. I got one fish to follow my top water bait and nudge it near the boat and one took it soon after I cast it but two jumps later he through the lure. All other attempts to land bass we're slow to say the least. They just don't seem all that interested in anything - live bait, jigs, spinner baits, etc. Hopefully conditions will improve as the water cools - whenever that happens. Thanks for the report.
  4. We had friends visiting us this week from Chicago so tried crawlers. Thursday was in the James River arm from point 11 to 9. We couldn't fish regardless of the depth we fished. In 4 hours we only had a couple of wishy washy hits and one bass. Friday we went up the White River and did much better catching 15 in about 3 hours with a nice mix of Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallies and Spotted. We saw a lot of top water activity. Conditions should continue to improve as the water continues to cool Good Fishing all.
  5. Sue and I struggled as well trying a variety of lures - finally caught 3 nice smallmouth in 20 min (all right at 15") on the ole reliable ned's rig around Noon. Key for us was a nice breeze and believe or not the sun popping out. The bite did not last long - 1 fish on PB&J and 2 on green pumpkin. We were in a cove between points 10 and 11 on the James. Surface temp was 82.4. We expected much better with a front looming but it was not to be. At least the fish we caught were nice. Boat was sitting in 18 to 20 feet - bait thrown between 10 and 15 feet. Surprised by quality of fish that shallow. Every fish hit hard or engulfed the rig shortly after it hit the water.
  6. Glad you were able to get away on vacation Bill. It's not something you do very often. Sorry about the bad weather but it's been a weird year just about everywhere. Nice report on Taney trout too. Thanks.
  7. Nice fish - hard to beat quality bites on a surface bait - tough to lose nice fish at the boat but it happens to all of us sooner or later.
  8. Thanks for the report. I'm hoping after the rain the fish will start to move in shallower, but it might be too soon for that. Glad you had a good trip. Can you show me what a grass jig looks like? I've thrown a jig with a plastic trailer and have been getting short bit a lot. Thanks.
  9. good stuff as always Bill. Recently we had our 8 year old grand daughter (Emily) up from Texas. We took her fishing for Blue Gill using small segments of night crawlers in 20 to 30 foot of water. In many instances the Blue Gill were waiting at the surface for the bait. We caught an abundance of Blue Gill which made Emily happy. In addition to the Blue Gill, Emily caught a nice cat fish and a 2 1/2 lb largemouth. On the days when there was some movement of water due to a gentle breeze we caught more fish than when it was calm. We were amazed at the number of bass we caught on only a very small portion of a night crawler. Most recently (Friday 8/17) I tried a jig with a double tailed crawler and had several hits but fish were more or less toying with the bait and not taking it. I'm looking forward to less boat traffic and cooler temps which I hope arrive in Sept.
  10. Outstanding report Bill - fishing has been a struggle this summer given the high water temps - I have to go deeper for sure and move more often. Thanks for the report and news of a great trip.
  11. Thanks for the info and the link. Very useful information.
  12. nice walleye - I have seen planar boards used on Lake Erie but never considered them on Table Rock. Are you using down riggers as well? Are you trolling with your big engine or your trolling motor. I'm trying to get an idea of the speed your running this rigs at. Thanks for a great report. I know there are Walleye here but had no idea you could catch so many at one time.
  13. I don't get that at all - usually there is more than enough lake available for them to avoid coming by in some cases within casting distance and yet they do it again and again with no regard. It also frustrates me to no end that other boats don't get the right of way thing went we meet under power. Over and over again I have to slow down as I have no idea what the boat coming towards me intends to do to avoid an accident. It's really too bad boat operators aren't required to take some kind of boating course before being given the keys to a boat.
  14. late reply but great report Bill - we have been using live night crawlers and catching 12 to 15 bass between 8:30 and 10:30 am. We are delayed getting to the water due to taking son Kevin to adult day care program each morning. About 1/3 of our fish are 2 to 2.5 pounds - all spotted. I have given up on the shallow bite for now given water temp. We are running into a lot of skiers, wake boarders, and jet skis which makes vertical fishing and staying in one spot an adventure as I'm sure you all can imagine.
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