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Council Bluffs Lake

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I had the day off today so I loaded up the boat and headed down to Council Bluffs Lake.  First of all, what a gorgeous body of water.  10-12' visibility everywhere, lots of standing timber, and lots of coontail.  If it only fished as well as it looked.  I did catch about 8 small bass but none bigger than 10" long.  Tough lake this time of year I guess.

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We debated going there on Sunday.  We fished a lake on Terre Du Lac on Sat. evening after rain passed for a few hours and did alright.  But decided on Lake of the Ozarks and went elsewhere.

Something passed thru that made fishing tough on Sunday, probably lingered into today.  Clear water did not help.  I have never caught any huge bass on Council Bluff.  But there are a good number of average ones there.  The Enough end has always been my favorite and the rock ledge along the arm where the outflow thing is.

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I didn't make it down the Enough arm.  Started running out of time and headed up the dam bank and then over towards the beach.  I was expecting to see a more rocky bottom/shore more like the highlands lakes in SW MO and wasn't expecting as much coontail.  Coontail is my kryptonite and I seem to never have the right baits to fish it.  Kincaid is another with a large amount of coontail and I have trouble over there too.

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Tough lake to fish.  Probably been close to 15 years since I've fished it.  Was heading back from there one day after a sub par trip and it dawned on me that I could be at about three or four different accesses on the Meramec as quickly as I could get to Council Bluff.   Always done the best there on cloudy days. Used to like to throw wacky rigged centipedes.  Have a buddy that loves throwing a frog out there and has done fairly well with it.

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