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Bout time to pick up the “Big Boy Tools.”  Had a day to pre-fish, my next 6 days after tomorrow are on the Rock. Watched Pete’s report and he said they are just about to start on gravel and today they were. Had 17 with 14 keepers all Jaw’s. Best 5 at 17lbs. Best 10 would push 30 pounds.

 Mike it’s about time to go as soon as I get a minute. It will only get better. 

I fished 5 hrs today and if I would have been on a jig to start no telling what. 

I fished 20 run outs today not staying or catching over 3 on any of them. I just wanted to see if they were there.  They are just getting there.   Fished from Cow to point 10 and to point 16

The bite was they would slack you. Just throw 3 sheets to the wind if you could not find your jig and they were on it. Got slacked a dozen times. Only one swallow. Durn 4 pounder and he hurt my shoulder to boot

Boat in 35’. Fish in 12’ to 25’. Best deal I’m spit balling here was around 20’

Pig Sticker Quick 5 in GPO with either a GP Beaver, Yamamoto twin GP or a big Lake Fork Craw. GPO. 

Lake is TOTALLY full of Gizzards. If you see a big blow, use a big Swimbsut or Dixie Jet

lots of Knot Heads blowing. Or as we now call them Bass Pro Tour Fish. I didn’t mess with them

Funny deal. I pulled in on a run-out flat WAY, WAY behind another boat. Guy and his wife in a brand spankin new Ranger. He had already fished the bank and was at least 300 yards away.  As close as he was to the bank I was for sure he was fishing the flower beds in the yards so I didn’t think it would matter if I fished behind him

i caught 3 absolutely thumpers and if I’d have thrown as far as I could my bait still would have landed 15 yards deeper than he was sitting his boat 

I guess both he and his wife were watching cause he snatched up his motor and Zoomed back past me giving me the universal single finger salute as he passed. 

Kind of funny cause I would have given him any jig in my box and told him what I was doing 

People, can’t figure them out. 

GoodLuck

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I was all planned for a vacation this week, the wife and I along with some friends to shell knob, Got set up with some new big boy equipment as bill calls it, then I had to have my knee operated on, meniscus, thinking I should be able to get out by the last week in September, I hope.

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14 minutes ago, 96 CHAMP said:

I was all planned for a vacation this week, the wife and I along with some friends to shell knob, Got set up with some new big boy equipment as bill calls it, then I had to have my knee operated on, meniscus, thinking I should be able to get out by the last week in September, I hope.

You'll be fine then.  As I said they are just getting started on the gravel.  I hit a couple of my best locations and they were not out there yet.  We are at least 3 weeks out from the best bite and it usually goes to near Thanksgiving, so you will be good to catch some.

Get well quick and God Bless

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2 hours ago, JerryK said:

Thanks Bill;  Heading down Monday for a month!  Hope I can find a few.

Jerry yell at me if your having trouble.  I caught some in your area yesterday so they are getting out up there.

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Bill, great report. I’m available when you have a free day and just want to go fishing. 

Mike

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5 hours ago, Bill Babler said:

You'll be fine then.  As I said they are just getting started on the gravel.  I hit a couple of my best locations and they were not out there yet.  We are at least 3 weeks out from the best bite and it usually goes to near Thanksgiving, so you will be good to catch some.

Get well quick and God Bless

We’ll get there one way or another, thanks and good Fishin.

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On 9/12/2019 at 6:12 PM, Bill Babler said:

Bout time to pick up the “Big Boy Tools.”  Had a day to pre-fish, my next 6 days after tomorrow are on the Rock. Watched Pete’s report and he said they are just about to start on gravel and today they were. Had 17 with 14 keepers all Jaw’s. Best 5 at 17lbs. Best 10 would push 30 pounds.

 Mike it’s about time to go as soon as I get a minute. It will only get better. 

I fished 5 hrs today and if I would have been on a jig to start no telling what. 

I fished 20 run outs today not staying or catching over 3 on any of them. I just wanted to see if they were there.  They are just getting there.   Fished from Cow to point 10 and to point 16

The bite was they would slack you. Just throw 3 sheets to the wind if you could not find your jig and they were on it. Got slacked a dozen times. Only one swallow. Durn 4 pounder and he hurt my shoulder to boot

Boat in 35’. Fish in 12’ to 25’. Best deal I’m spit balling here was around 20’

Pig Sticker Quick 5 in GPO with either a GP Beaver, Yamamoto twin GP or a big Lake Fork Craw. GPO. 

Lake is TOTALLY full of Gizzards. If you see a big blow, use a big Swimbsut or Dixie Jet

lots of Knot Heads blowing. Or as we now call them Bass Pro Tour Fish. I didn’t mess with them

Funny deal. I pulled in on a run-out flat WAY, WAY behind another boat. Guy and his wife in a brand spankin new Ranger. He had already fished the bank and was at least 300 yards away.  As close as he was to the bank I was for sure he was fishing the flower beds in the yards so I didn’t think it would matter if I fished behind him

i caught 3 absolutely thumpers and if I’d have thrown as far as I could my bait still would have landed 15 yards deeper than he was sitting his boat 

I guess both he and his wife were watching cause he snatched up his motor and Zoomed back past me giving me the universal single finger salute as he passed. 

Kind of funny cause I would have given him any jig in my box and told him what I was doing 

People, can’t figure them out. 

GoodLuck

you are doing basically what has been working at night all summer.  we have been having better luck on moving baits, i.e. 1 oz. Elite Mega Blade, and a 1 oz. Black Widow.  the jig bite has started to improve for us, but those two moving baits cover more deep water than you can shake a stick at, and they will trigger bites.  i will agree that the daytime bite will begin to get really good until we have to start dodging the turnover, and then the lake will become very small again.

bo

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