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3 hours ago, shrapnel said:

Believe what?

That the fishing that deep might be just great right now.

 

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6 hours ago, Old plug said:

That the fishing that deep might be just great right now.

 

Well, I guess that depends on ones definition of great.  No one I have talked to is doing good deep yet, and none of the locals have been bringing them in.  There's fish to be caught but the size hasn't been great.   Care to share your secret? :)  3-4lb+ fish have been hard to come by.

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Just a suggestion. I am a local. Been out here for about 25 yrs. Live about 200 yards from the Ellison drowning. I know there are shallow fish and deep fish. I have been catching some fat 12-13 in dinks walking in back of mine and neighboring docks shallow very late in the evening. These dinks sort of surprised me. I expected them to show some stress due to the heat But they were looking pretty happy overall. 

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After witnessing how fiesty those creek bass were yesterday, and how gawdawfal hot that water felt, I'm convinced that it isn't the heat that moves fish to deeper water.   Granted the creek fish have no choice (but actually they do, it isn't that far of a swim).  The water everywhere felt in excess of 90° and those fish were not stressed or lethargic at all.

Made me wonder why lake fish seem to be such pussies about hot weather.

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2 hours ago, Old plug said:

Just a suggestion. I am a local. Been out here for about 25 yrs. Live about 200 yards from the Ellison drowning. I know there are shallow fish and deep fish. I have been catching some fat 12-13 in dinks walking in back of mine and neighboring docks shallow very late in the evening. These dinks sort of surprised me. I expected them to show some stress due to the heat But they were looking pretty happy overall. 

I'm open to suggestions!  Like I said my best pattern for a couple weeks now has been a shaky head in 8-15' in brush piles.  Worm color matters little.  I would really like to learn how to catch them on the giant spoons down here.

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I agree woth that Wrench. You know as well as anyone there are deep fish and shallow fish. Must have been close to 2 months ago when I started catching deep bass. Surface temerature was hovering around  80 at the time.  I have always felt that some bass live deep and come to the  bank only in the spring spawn, then retirn to the depths. I believe they feed by rising to feed off the bank. It must be prety peaceful and secure down there. A lot depends on the fisherman and how he likes to likes to fish. That is where I and wrench as good a friend as he is part company.  He goes up and I go down.

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1 hour ago, shrapnel said:

I'm open to suggestions!  Like I said my best pattern for a couple weeks now has been a shaky head in 8-15' in brush piles.  Worm color matters little.  I would really like to learn how to catch them on the giant spoons down here.

Funny you say that, just got some today. Now I will need a new rod to throw/pitch them with, been wanting a new a-rig rod anyhow. 

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On 7/19/2017 at 7:20 PM, nomolites said:

They usually get deep on brush when the water warms up; 10" power worms in red shad, tequila sunrise, or watermelon red are a good bet to start.  Find the thermocline and start looking at that depth - you would be surprised how many brushpiles Wrench and Warrior have sunk out there under cover of darkness...

Mike

What brushpiles 

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I like the two in the middle. Did you get them locally. My favorite though has long been a Johnson Sprite. hope to get out on a couple of my favorite humps this fall. Theyvarecso far out I am plain scared to try to fish out there. 

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Fitz Fishing in Osage Beach has some of the Nichols spoons but not the smaller ones which are 6th Sense Crush mag spoon 150, but they do have a good collection of spoons or did have when I was up there the other day. They aren't cheap anywhere I will tell you that. Wrench, you think 3/4 oz jigs are bad, start plopping these things around in them stalls and you will definitely say ouch! When you loose one at $15 - $23 a spoon. Will definitely have a lure retriever with me. Wish it would cool down, took dogs out and felt like I was in the oven on 450 degrees in the sun but in the shade it was manageable.

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