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About dwiebenga

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  1. Nothing like swinging on a 5lber and MISS!!!! That was my day at Tenkiller! Hopefully my boys catch them today.
  2. This is great information, however, I am not seeing the link to the graphs. Thank you for this powerful info!
  3. Here is my thoughts, and I am consistently on the lake 10 days a year. I have a "milk run" of spots on the lake that produce fish for me. However, I am not getting fish there everytime. I have had times where I check the spot, throw a couple casts, and move on if I am not getting bit. Then, I return later in the day and sometimes the fish are feeding again. Overall, I think you have to be flexible and not focus on one area for long periods of time. Stay mobile until you get bit. Here is how I tend to fish a point or bluff end: aggressive bait first (jerkbait or topwater), then a more moderate subtle presentation ( swimbait, bigger jig, etc.), finally, I hit the Ned or finesse worm. This approach has worked for me and I do okay in the Shell Knob area. Just my personal thoughts and experiences.
  4. May be best to look on Bass Boat Central on the Electronics Sale for nice used one.
  5. Good Luck, Blessings, and thank you for all the contributions to the forum!
  6. I want to take my son to wade and kayak for Smallies. What is the best Missouri stream for numbers and size. We have done the Elk, and catch numbers but not much size. We would prefer a quiet section too.
  7. Grab your 65lb braid and flipping stick! Time for close quarter combat!
  8. incredible. Hoping this is the worst. Wish you all the best.
  9. I had a great trip on the lake again this past weekend. The fishing changed continuously, and I was able to catch fish a number of different ways. WT: 61 (mornings)--68 (afternoon) Clarity: 15-18 feet (white jig test) Average Depth: boat was 20-50 feet depending on technique used FRIDAY: Based on recent reports, I started on bluff ends with a Keitch 2.8 (Electric Shad or Pro Blue Red Pearl). I placed my boat in 40-50 feet and through parallel and across the point. Counted it down 5-10 and slow steady retrieve. Rod would thump or just load up. Most of the fish were fat Spotted Bass (12-16 inches). I was only catching 2-3 per point. I also caught a bonus 17.5 inch Walleye. I was really hoping to get 2-3 more keeper Walleye for dinner. I also threw a Ned, Neko Rig, and Fluke up shallow. I was able to catch fish, but not as consistent as the deeper fish. Later in the afternoon, I fished one pocket and caught a nice 3lb Smallie up shallow in a white Menace (lost this fish 2 times). Two cast later, I hooked a 3lb Largemouth on a white fluke. I finished the day with another 3lb Largemouth out of another pocket where we have our dock. Overall, it was a fun day. SATURDAY: Started out with a Redfin, and I caught 3 smaller fish, but it was not getting much interest. I went back to the Keitech and continued to catch fish throughout the morning. When the wind came up, I tried a jerkbait and caught one small fish. I went in for lunch, and had to think of a new plan. I decided to throw on a War Eagle 3/8 oz Spinnerbait with a 3.8 Keitech and fish the windy pockets. Overall, I think it saved my day. In the first, 15 minutes I had 4 fish including a 3lb Largemouth and a nice Smallie. The bite was jarring, and fun. I caught probably 12-15 fish. Late in the afternoon, I went to the back of Mill Creek and threw a Wobblehead with a Red/Watermelon Menace. I hooked 4 fish in a short period including a 3lb Smallie. The day ended really well. SUNDAY: I went to a point with some deeper cedars and threw a 110 for a bit, and the first fish was a nice healthy Largemouth. It was the only jerkbait fish of the day, but I did miss two other hits. The best fish of the day was a 19" Walleye (went home to a very excited grandmother). The colder temps had an impact on the fishing for me early. Fish seemed less active, and I was not getting as many bites on the Keitech. However, I did catch more fish on the Wobblehead in about 10-15 feet range. I only had a half day to fish, so I can not say how the fishing was the remainder of the day. Best Pattern: Longer points leading to spawning pockets. Wind blown pockets. Best baits: 2.8 Keitech, Wobblehead (3/8oz) with a creature bait, 3/8 oz Spinnerbait, and white fluke. I think you can fish the way you want to and still catch fish. This is just what I enjoy. However, be prepared to change techniques with the conditions. Thank you all for the information, I hope this will help someone have a blessed trip with family and friends in the near future. Tight Lines and All the Best!
  10. I had a great trip on the lake again this past weekend. The fishing changed continuously, and I was able to catch fish a number of different ways. WT: 61 (mornings)--68 (afternoon) Clarity: 15-18 feet (white jig test) Average Depth: boat was 20-50 feet depending on technique used FRIDAY: Based on recent reports, I started on bluff ends with a Keitch 2.8 (Electric Shad or Pro Blue Red Pearl). I placed my boat in 40-50 feet and through parallel and across the point. Counted it down 5-10 and slow steady retrieve. Rod would thump or just load up. Most of the fish were fat Spotted Bass (12-16 inches). I was only catching 2-3 per point. I also caught a bonus 17.5 inch Walleye. I was really hoping to get 2-3 more keeper Walleye for dinner. I also threw a Ned, Neko Rig, and Fluke up shallow. I was able to catch fish, but not as consistent as the deeper fish. Later in the afternoon, I fished one pocket and caught a nice 3lb Smallie up shallow in a white Menace (lost this fish 2 times). Two cast later, I hooked a 3lb Largemouth on a white fluke. I finished the day with another 3lb Largemouth out of another pocket where we have our dock. Overall, it was a fun day. SATURDAY: Started out with a Redfin, and I caught 3 smaller fish, but it was not getting much interest. I went back to the Keitech and continued to catch fish throughout the morning. When the wind came up, I tried a jerkbait and caught one small fish. I went in for lunch, and had to think of a new plan. I decided to throw on a War Eagle 3/8 oz Spinnerbait with a 3.8 Keitech and fish the windy pockets. Overall, I think it saved my day. In the first, 15 minutes I had 4 fish including a 3lb Largemouth and a nice Smallie. The bite was jarring, and fun. I caught probably 12-15 fish. Late in the afternoon, I went to the back of Mill Creek and threw a Wobblehead with a Red/Watermelon Menace. I hooked 4 fish in a short period including a 3lb Smallie. The day ended really well. SUNDAY: I went to a point with some deeper cedars and threw a 110 for a bit, and the first fish was a nice healthy Largemouth. It was the only jerkbait fish of the day, but I did miss two other hits. The best fish of the day was a 19" Walleye (went home to a very excited grandmother). The colder temps had an impact on the fishing for me early. Fish seemed less active, and I was not getting as many bites on the Keitech. However, I did catch more fish on the Wobblehead in about 10-15 feet range. I only had a half day to fish, so I can not say how the fishing was the remainder of the day. Best Pattern: Longer points leading to spawning pockets. Wind blown pockets. Best baits: 2.8 Keitech, Wobblehead (3/8oz) with a creature bait, 3/8 oz Spinnerbait, and white fluke. I think you can fish the way you want to and still catch fish. This is just what I enjoy. However, be prepared to change techniques with the conditions. Thank you all for the information, I hope this will help someone have a blessed trip with family and friends in the near future. Tight Lines and All the Best!
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