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Reports from the weekend? Coming down 23rd


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We are coming down the 23rd and staying through the weekend. We will be at Kon Tiki in the Camdenton area.

i know the Big Bass was this weekend, any reports as far as what was working what wasn't?

I have a couple of friends who were down there and talked about big males up building beds in 1-7ft of water. Think that is going to stay the same?

Any suggestions would be helpful. We come down once a year and would love to be able to catch some fish.

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be prepared to fish beds, that's all I can say.

did you fish the big bass this weekend?

since i am a big time novice i am just trying to get an idea of what was working. we just want to catch some fish, no need to go hogging.....

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If I was coming back down this weekend to bass fish, I'd be throwing a carolina rigged brush hog on secondary points and rock transition banks near spawning pockets... and pitching senkos, tubes, or beavers behind docks... Would probably have a buzzbait tied on as well.

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If I was coming back down this weekend to bass fish, I'd be throwing a carolina rigged brush hog on secondary points and rock transition banks near spawning pockets... and pitching senkos, tubes, or beavers behind docks... Would probably have a buzzbait tied on as well.

What he said. Cold snap did not effect fish that were on beds, they are still there, at least at my dock around Tan-Tara area.

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Fished the BBB last weekend. Caught lots of fish, just couldn't get the big one. Most fish came on Carolina Rig Lizard. (have heard that a Rigged Croc o Gator Swamp Bug is what won it). Also caught fish on wiggle warts and square bill cranks. (Buzz bait or some propeller bait might be good to tie on too.)

Secondary points and rock transitions is exactly what I fished. I fished from Hwy 5 bridge to Proctor Cove past 65 MM. The river seemed to produce less fish as the weekend went on. On Saturday only 5 of the 80+ money fish were weighed in at Red Fox.

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Try shaky head with a trick worm behind docks and on back corners of docks in addition to the methods above. This method took a 6.5 and a couple of 4s this weekend in the Niangua are. There were so many big fish weighed in the 6.5 took in $800, about 4th best bass for the time period.

If the fish aren't on beds, try going out to points just outside the spawning cove/pocket fishing for pre-spawn bass with C Rig, wiggle wart, buzzbait. If there is wind an A Rig or spinnerbait may be worth a try.

Good luck. Let us know how you do.

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it was a tough weekend with the various fronts rolling through. It being Sunny and warm one hour and then rainy and cold the next really messed with the bass.

Threw everything in the box at them in all areas (coves, rock, points, sand, gravel beaches, behind docks, secondary points, bluff walls) and came away with a few shorts and 2 nice keepers but never was able to figure out a pattern that held.

Now crappie in the other hand were on fire. we stumbled upon a bed of really nice ones on thursday that were hitting crankbaits caught 5 13in+ in a 30 minute time span. The cleaning station at the resort was packed all evening long with crappie and there were boats everywhere catching crappie.

Should have changed it from a bass trip to a crappie trip, but my dad wanted to try and figure out the bass, it never happened, but had a great trip none the less.

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