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Finally broke my summer hiatus and dunked the Ranger at 6 a.m. Tuesday at Big M. Surprisingly, there was no sighting of Quillback either in the parking lot or on the water. Not sure, but rumor has it he may have taken up golf --- possibly due to wandering threads here on OA. 

Anyway, whatever topwater chasers may have been in action on recent mornings were thwarted Tuesday by NE winds at 5-10 mph. Doesn't take much of a ripple to put the shad down and mess up the breaking fish. Even tried to find some slick water in the larger/deeper pockets but to no avail. 

What I did eventually find was just what some here have been reporting ... a pretty darn good football jig bite on main lake points. While most of my fish were small, there was no lack of action for several hours. Get on the right point and the fish are there. As others have stated, the right points for right now seem to be those with a mix of gravel and chunk rock. Deep water nearby also seems to be a requirement, although I did not get bit deeper than about 20 feet. 

Even on a Tuesday, the wake makers were out in force by 10:30 a.m. and by 11:30, my two remaining choices were to load up and leave under my own conditions or be hauled away in shiny wristwear. Evolution is not a thing, as the Bible clearly states. Actually, the case could be made that we may well have the gearshift in "R" in terms of common sense. But enough about that.

For what it's worth, both Viney ramps are closed and those launching at Big M would fare better to pick the right spot and back off the parking lot rather than use that crappy ramp. Got my feet wet (sandals, so no biggie) launching from the ramp but found it much easier loading off the parking lot. 

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Thanks for report Champ!!

Next week maybe better as school starts around here next Wednesday....I may head to Big M tomorrow morning if i can get up...lol...... i always get my feet wet unless i use my Ranger pickup then i can crawl in the bed and get on the trailer, unless i use the rope thing..

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22 hours ago, Champ188 said:

Finally broke my summer hiatus and dunked the Ranger at 6 a.m. Tuesday at Big M. Surprisingly, there was no sighting of Quillback either in the parking lot or on the water. Not sure, but rumor has it he may have taken up golf --- possibly due to wandering threads here on OA. 

 

I fished one of the Bella Vista ponds yesterday, still resisting the urge to chase the little white ball over hill and dale.  I did go over to TR today, launched at Campbell point, brought one of my Bella Vista fishing buddies over.  Long story short, should've just stayed here in BV.  We caught a grand total of 4 bass, three of them smallies and one spot.  Not one largemouth did we get.  One of the smallies was around 2.5 lbs. for big fish.  We got them on jigs.  Could not find Babler's huge school of top water fish. very little top water activity.

And of course the wakers came out about 10 AM and made things miserable.  We were off the water at 1130.

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Going out Friday for my last weekday trip of 2017. Thanks for the information!

 

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On 8/9/2017 at 5:00 PM, techo said:

Let me know if you need bond money!  Waiting for Labor Day to pass then the Skeeter and I will be you know where. 

Hey, Tim.  Good to "see" you.  I'm definitely ready for some fall fishing and for all the rec watercraft to get winterized.  I might get Champ to take me to Aunt's Creek.  :lol:

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