Fished out of Shell Knob over the weekend with decent success. Water temp varied from 46 to 51 both days. I caught a total of 24 bass, and for the first time that I can remember no Largemouth. I focused my attention on bluff ends transitioning to rock and gravel spawning areas. My boat sat in 30-50 feet most of the weekend. The lack of wind on Saturday forced my hand to a more finesse style of fishing. I threw a 2.8 or 3.3 Keitch (Electric Shad or Pro Blue Red Pearl) on a 3/16 or 3/8 oz head. I realize the jump in size, however, I felt it was necessary to follow the steeper contours in some of the locations I fished throughout the day. I was throwing to the bank, counting down 10, and then slow rolling the bait back to the boat. I would guess bite was 15-20 feet deep. If I found one fish, there were typically multiple fish in one location.
I also fished the OA One Bass tournament on Saturday, and had a blast. I caught a decent sized spotted bass (16.75 inches), but could not find an upgrade. She is still swimming in Shell Knob. Overall, I had probably 8-9 solid keepers and a 17 inch Smallie on Friday.