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I'm thinking of making a run down the end of this week or next to do some night fishing; but have only heard sporadic reports. Anybody having any luck?

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We typically fish the Glaize and target the white bass. These past few days have been a bit cooler, and we've had some rain; so I wasn't sure what kind of effect that would have on the whites? (We usually catch them all summer thoughout the night when it's hot has heck out; and water temps to match) B)

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I'm thinking of making a run down the end of this week or next to do some night fishing; but have only heard sporadic reports. Anybody having any luck?

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We typically fish the Glaize and target the white bass. These past few days have been a bit cooler, and we've had some rain; so I wasn't sure what kind of effect that would have on the whites? (We usually catch them all summer thoughout the night when it's hot has heck out; and water temps to match) B)

I can't help you on the whites, but was wondering if you would be willing to share some tactics. I fish that area quite a bit and would like to try to target some whites also. Don't want to steel your spots, just help on finding them is all. Good luck

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Hey flatbottom, give me a day or so and I'll post up some more info; just been busy, busy at work/home. Not ignoring yah! ;)

No problem, heading out tomorrow night after some bucket mouths...I'll try to locate some whites and let ya know.

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Flatbottom, here's an old post of mine that stands the test of time. Same thing, year after year.

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http://ozarkanglers.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=19317&st=0&p=119746&fromsearch=1&#entry119746

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We made it down friday night from dusk to about 1:00 a.m. We struggled a bit with no wind, and that rain seemed to have pushed the shad down a bit. Still caught several nice blacks on finesse stuff before dark, then the white bass action started in the deeper haunts. We didn't find the whites until about 10:30 or so, and they were sporadic.

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I've noticed the whites don't quite seem to be on fire like previous years............yet. I think once we get some nice stable HOT temps; that should do it. This fluctuating temps/precip may have things unsettled. At least for me.

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-You make it dowwn Flatbottom? Any action?

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One thing too I'm not sure if I added in that previous thread (at work, gotta hurry :-P, ledges or shelves seem to help. Not necessary, but if there's a nice ledge/shelf with access to deep water, those shad seem to get pushed up into those and the whites follow! (which seem to apply for most of our gamefish anyway.:-)

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-You make it dowwn Flatbottom? Any action?

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One thing too I'm not sure if I added in that previous thread (at work, gotta hurry :-P, ledges or shelves seem to help. Not necessary, but if there's a nice ledge/shelf with access to deep water, those shad seem to get pushed up into those and the whites follow! (which seem to apply for most of our gamefish anyway.:-)

No unfortunately reality has gotten in the way on my end too. All I've been able to do is some smallie fishing in the creeks close to home here. Going up either tomorrow night or the following morning though and I'll let you know.

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No unfortunately reality has gotten in the way on my end too. All I've been able to do is some smallie fishing in the creeks close to home here. Going up either tomorrow night or the following morning though and I'll let you know.

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Smallie fishing in creeks?...............you make that sound like a bad thing!?!?!? I LOVE that kinda fishing...........especially for the ole smallies............they're some mean mamma-jamma's!

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Hopefully these cool temps won't throw things off?

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Smallie fishing in creeks?...............you make that sound like a bad thing!?!?!? I LOVE that kinda fishing...........especially for the ole smallies............they're some mean mamma-jamma's!

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Hopefully these cool temps won't throw things off?

No not a bad thing at all, I love the smallmouth. I'm still learing the ins and outs though and it's been a learnign curve. Hopefully the temps don't screw things up too bad though.

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  • 4 weeks later...

As opposed to starting a new thread, I'll just add to this one.

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The nighttime white bass bite is TOUGH! Same thing apparently on TableRock. Not sure what's up? Typically we find the shad, and the whites are there with 'em.

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But, went out friday night with my buddy who is a retired guy, fished the lake EVERY weekend from spring to fall for 30 years..............and that's no exageration! He's diehard! He can catch those whites like nothing I've ever seen. Friday night we fished for whites from dark to 11:00........and boated 1 white bass. A little guy.

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Around 1:00 a.m. starting trolling the 15 FOW range and picked some off using small cranks. But, nothing

consistent.

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We then fished for black bass with the ole T-rigged worm and did all right fishing ledges. The keepers we seemed to catch we all very thin. Apparently we arent the only ones who can't find the shad either! :-P

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I told my buddy; the frustrating part when we're struggling is, there's always someone slaying them somewhere else on the lake. :-(

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