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Yep, It’s Officially Hot!

Posted on August 11, 2010I’m a bit late with my 1st of the month report, late hay season is the main culprit. It has indeed turned hot even by my standards, when every piece of equipment needs to be in the shade to be handled without gloves, it’s hot! July saw a quick shutdown on the great topwater action we had in June. Plastic worms and jigs were most effective and I found a deep crank to be the best bet on a couple of outings. One weekend we had 5 boats out at various times and 4 out of the 5 reported catching a fish 4lbs or better. The real lunkers (>8lbs) are hanging around the wood this summer and mad they have just given us fits. My last tally was 10 break offs for the month, a few of them were mine.

Aug 2nd two anglers headed out at 7:00 am and fished til mid afternoon with a cooling siesta in the Trapper’s Cabin for lunch. They boated 20 bass and reported catching two fish on their last few casts before giving in to the heat. Yesterday 3 young men from Blue Springs made their first trip to AP. A late start (10:00 am) still got them a 20 bass day, and they landed one over 7 lbs, almost exclusively on Red Shad worms.

The lake is still full and the weatherman’s promise of rain and a break from the heat should make for some more great August fishing!

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