Got on the water this morning (8/9/09) at 8:00. I boated seven bass in two hours, five of which were keepers up to 3 lbs. The first three fish came on a 10.5� worm and the last four were on a jig. I fished my chartreuse crankbait for about 20 minutes without a bite, but did not really make it to any of my favorite cranking spots. First time clients fishing self-guided reported losing an 8+ lb fish and another good one during a half-day of fishing.
Earlier in the week I guided two days; bass in the morning and crappie in the afternoon with a three to four hour break for lunch. Over the two days the clients averaged 15 bass/day and eight big crappie averaging 11�.
July �09 was one of the coolest on record in SW MO, but August has brought more seasonable temperatures. The weatherman has promised a cool down this week. Hope you can break free to enjoy some great fishing before summer turns to fall!
Don KentnerAngler’s Paradise 417-639-4111