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Big M area, October 14

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Well I have to report the bad when it happens, and today it was bad, caught 5 bass, 4 dinks and a 15" smallmouth.  Jigs and worms, for what it is worth.  Missed a few solid thumps which didn't help.

Beautiful day, well except for the cold, foggy start.  

Monarch butterflies are moving south, saw quite a few crossing the lake.  Saw a few eagles and some deer.  Great day to be fishing, but not much catching going on, at least for me.

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Is the big m area the upper part of the lake.  I'm heading down that way on thursday and still trying to decide between bull shoals and table rock.  Was thinking on staying at indian point area and looking to chase smallies.  What is the water temp looking like down that way?  Thanks for the report

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Water temp yesterday was 71 degrees by the dam. My wife and I went out midday and caught a little bit of everything, nothing big, but fun.  She had the best fish, I'm not sure but I think it's a meanmouth.  What do you think Jeff?  

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When the monarchs are flying you need to be fishing buzz baits. The largest string of 5 I ever caught (20+) came as teal and monarchs flew by me and a yellow black buzz bait.

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6 hours ago, Quillback said:

Well I have to report the bad when it happens, and today it was bad, caught 5 bass, 4 dinks and a 15" smallmouth.  Jigs and worms, for what it is worth.  Missed a few solid thumps which didn't help.

Beautiful day, well except for the cold, foggy start.  

Monarch butterflies are moving south, saw quite a few crossing the lake.  Saw a few eagles and some deer.  Great day to be fishing, but not much catching going on, at least for me.

I saw the Monarchs too on Saturday! I thought one was trying to hitch a ride on my trolling rod🤣

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9 hours ago, Patlock said:

Water temp yesterday was 71 degrees by the dam. My wife and I went out midday and caught a little bit of everything, nothing big, but fun.  She had the best fish, I'm not sure but I think it's a meanmouth.  What do you think Jeff?  

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Hard to call, pretty neat coloration for sure.

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11 hours ago, BassMaster#1 said:

Is the big m area the upper part of the lake.  I'm heading down that way on thursday and still trying to decide between bull shoals and table rock.  Was thinking on staying at indian point area and looking to chase smallies.  What is the water temp looking like down that way?  Thanks for the report

Yes, Big M is upper part of the lake, it takes me about an hour to get there from Bella Vista. 

Water temp was 70 first thing in the morning.

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Randy there have been several reports of a buzz bait bite as well as a frog.  Very limited on the Pooper.  Bite has been right on the bank from what I'm hearing.  I have had lodge work to do the past couple of days but I'm on the Rock tomorrow and some next week, so we will see.

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