Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mark Twain Lake, Monroe County, MO, July 5th: Largest Bass of the Year!





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Here is the largest fish of the season for me so far. We rented a pontoon boat and headed out on Sunday, July 6th. Torrential rains hit the day before, so water was a bit brown. Water in main portion of lake was real choppy, very windy. We got into a couple of coves and anchored up with no success. Really thought the black culprit worm would work. Even had a rod with nightcrawlers out. We saw a bass boat trolling that caught a really nice sized bass before (looked like they were throwing spinners), so after they left, we anchored close to where they were at. Charlie said that he noticed a shad run, so I took the black worm off and replaced it with a shad colored zipper worm. Big boy hit on the 3rd-4th cast- really fought hard! tried to run under the boat a couple of times as well.....was really glad I was able to land him!

Fish ON!

MLT

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Whiteside CA, Lincoln County, MO: Fishing a bit slow, but Kayaking excellent!

Here is a photo of Lake Whiteside in Lincoln County, MO. Fished using a powerbait worm (texas rig) and a bottom rig w/ nightcrawlers. Caught a small bass on a Rooster tail towards the back of the lake....overall fishing was slow with the few people who were out.....sometimes lakes get like that after a heat wave. Water was very clear....lots of structure at this lake. It would not suprise me if there were a ton of crappies in this lake. Kayak handled like a gem...learned how to move a sit sideways on the kayak and fish that way. Was on it at least (4) hours..never got uncomfortable and did not get "puddle butt"- this kayak is EXCELLENT!



Fish ON!



MLT






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Lake Sherwood, Warren County, June 17th: Water really high, but bluegill bigger than your hand

Here is a great photo of some of the panfish you can expect to catch at Lake Sherwood....caught these on a bottom rig w/ nightcrawler. Fished near clubhouse...water almost to volleyball court. This was taken a couple of weeks ago, so the water should be down by now. Great summer time fishing spot....just wait until the redears turn on!

Fish ON!

MLT