Jump to content
OzarkAnglers.Com Forum
Featured
merc1997
merc1997

part of linda's day on the water

i will let the pics tell the story.  linda had 16 or 17 keepers and i do not know how many we caught total, but a bunch.  the bigger ones that i caught were 42 ft. over 60 and in timber.  we caught a lot at 35 ft. over same depth.  same two lures - 3/4 GrassJig head with swimmer, and a 3/4 ZincSpoon in powder chrome.  sorry no background in the pics.  all you need to see are the pics😄.

bo

 

11-17-18-1.JPG

11-17-18-2.JPG

11-17-18-3.JPG

11-17-18-4.JPG

11-17-18-5.JPG

11-17-18-6.JPG

11-17-18-7.JPG

11-17-18-8.JPG

11-17-18-9.JPG

11-17-18-10.JPG

11-17-18-11.JPG

11-17-18-12.JPG

11-17-18-13.JPG

11-17-18-14.JPG



User Feedback

Recommended Comments



2 hours ago, Bill Babler said:

Congrats, great day on the water.  Lots of nice Blackies.

One of the local guides out of KC sent me a screen shot from a couple of days ago.  He had 40 on this location with 30 keepers   Talk about worming up for the spoon.  You Bet Ya.

IMG_2381.JPG

looks familiar but you would be seeing shad on our screens.

bo

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bo, post us a screen shot of the timber and the shad that you are seeing.  It would really help most of us in learning the type of deep structure you are fishing. 

Would love to see how the fish are relating to the shad and how the fish and shad are relating to the timber.

Most all the guides are catching them like the above shots without any shad or structure other than channel swings and rolloffs.

Really appreciate your knowledge on deep structure.

Thanks Bill

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Bill Babler said:

Bo, post us a screen shot of the timber and the shad that you are seeing.  It would really help most of us in learning the type of deep structure you are fishing. 

Would love to see how the fish are relating to the shad and how the fish and shad are relating to the timber.

Most all the guides are catching them like the above shots without any shad or structure other than channel swings and rolloffs.

Really appreciate your knowledge on deep structure.

Thanks Bill

I second that motion!

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Bill Babler said:

Bo, post us a screen shot of the timber and the shad that you are seeing.  It would really help most of us in learning the type of deep structure you are fishing. 

Would love to see how the fish are relating to the shad and how the fish and shad are relating to the timber.

Most all the guides are catching them like the above shots without any shad or structure other than channel swings and rolloffs.

Really appreciate your knowledge on deep structure.

Thanks Bill

ok, i will see what i can do.  hope you can tell from monochrome.  the main thing is spending the time and gas looking for huge schools of shad and watching for signs of fish hanging around in the area next to, above or below the shad.  i have always found that bass are never very far from a big food supply.  i would have to bet that there would have to be plenty of shad very close to the bass you are catching.  glen andrews always told me that you will find shad without bass, but you will not find bass without shad.  sometime in the future, it will be wise to fish a jig in some of these same areas because the crawdads will move in to feed on the shad remains and the bass find them.  keep in mind that these bass can be very deep depending on where the shad remains end up.  with no thermocline now, bass can live at any depth they want, and that will be where the most food is.

bo

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites
On 11/18/2018 at 2:43 PM, Quillback said:

I second that motion!

ok, here is an example of what to be looking for, but you will notice in this pic  there is a whole wad of fish 30 to 40 ft. suspended above the shad.  post front and cloudy days scatter the bait, and many of the bass will just roam quite a bit above the top of the shad schools.

on the left side of the screen, you will see the hillside that i just came off of and the shad right next to it.  the best scenario is finding the big shad schools pinned against the side of the hill.  if you notice there is a tree visible on the side of the hill.  the better bass will get right around those trees and  pick off the shad when the smaller bass herd them over to the side of the hill.  you can and will catch some bass on the other side of the shad, but they will normally be smaller ones.  bigger bass are lazy and let the youngsters do the work.

bo

11-19-18.JPG

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites



Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.