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MISSOURI: Guides Doing Well Using Chompers, Tightlines & ROBO Finesse Worms

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Branson:

Fishing guide trips continue to produce quantity and as well as quality despite the recent cold front. The shallow bite on the lower end has suffered some but the deep bite has remained consistent. Most Branson fishing guides have been doing very well using Chompers, Tightlines and ROBO finesse worms on a drop shot rig for suspended spotted bass. The majority of fish are holding close to something; tree tops, large docks or dock cables. Look for fish to be around 25′ – 35′ deep suspended over as much as 100′.

Kimberling City:

The Kimberling City area has some great fishing right now. The fish are a lot shallower in the mid lake than in Branson. Fishing guide trips have been very productive using Jewel football and spider jigs on gravel and mixed gravel points and flats. Look for fish to be around 12′ – 20′ deep holding tight to sharp drops and rock piles. There has been an inconsistent topwater bite in the morning, you need to have a topwater handy when the fish surface and make casts in front of the fish. Unfortunately, the bite has been too spotty to rely on.

James River:

Dirty water and high skies has been a good combo over the past week. The stained water of the mid and upper James River has produced better quality than the mid lake or Branson. Fishing guides have been catching some solid fish shallow throughout the day. Early in the day a buzz bait is hard to beat, look for shallow wood cover to be holding most of the fish, make multiple casts from different angles to each piece of wood to draw strikes. As the day wears on move out to around 10 ‘ -15′ deep and throw Jewel football and spider jigs on mixed gravel and rock banks and points. Most of the fish will be holding tight to wood or rock cover so be sure work every piece of cover thoroughly before moving on.

White River:

The White River has lived up to its reputation of being a diverse fishery over the past week. Unlike in Branson fishing guides have been able to catch fish with a wide array of baits and presentations on the White River. Early in the day the topwater bite has been great, spooks, Sammies and pop-r’s have all been productive, look for surfacing fish on gravel flats and points and cast in front of them to draw strikes. Once the sun comes up Jewel spider jigs and Carolina rigged creatures are producing on the same points 12′ – 20′ deep. The Kings River has some great shallow water action; shallow crankbaits and buzzbaits around wood cover has been working early, switch to an Eakins jig and craw combo once the sun comes up.

Capt. Eric Prey
Focused fishing Guide Service
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MISSOURI: Bite Produces with Chompers & ROBO Drop Shot Worms

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Kimberling City Area:
The small amount of rain and cooler temperatures over the past week has helped the bite throughout the lake. In the mid lake area the deep bite continues to produce with Chompers and ROBO drop shot worms twenty – five to forty feet deep on roll off gravel points. Look for schools of shad near these points and the fish will close by holding to the bottom or in brush piles. A few smallmouth have been moving shallower with the cooler temps as well; Jewel Football and Spider jigs worked along the bottom twenty to thirty feet deep on mixed rock and gravel points have been the best pattern early and late.

James River:
The extra current generated by run off has helped the James River. Fish are holding a little shallower as the water has gained a little color, Chompers wobble head football jigs and Jewel football jigs have been producing well on gravel roll offs near deeper water from the mid – James to Cape Fair. The deep crankbait bite benefited from the current as well with several fish coming out of brush and rock piles near deep water through out the James River. The shallow crankbait has picked up but doesn’t seem to be as productive as deeper techniques right now.

White River:
Deep or shallow the White River improved last week. Deep anglers are finding schools of Spotted bass holding on deep edges of roll off points waiting for current to bring them schools of shad. Chompers drop shot worms worked along the bottom thirty to fifty feet deep will produce when fish are found. Jewel football jigs, Chompers wobble Head jigs and Carolina rigs are all producing fish in these same locations particularly early and late in the day. Further up the Kings River ten inch worms have been very effective in brush piles and other shallow cover.

Dam Area:
Hopefully this was the last week until Labor Day of ridiculous boat traffic in the dam area. This past week you needed to be off the water or in the back of creek by ten am or you were taking your life in your hands. The deep bite remained the most productive with Chompers and ROBO drop shot worms worked along the bottom thirty to fifty feet deep responsible for most of the action. Up Long Creek there has been a very good deep crankbait bite around brush and rock piles and a very good topwater bite early and late on the flattest banks you can find.

Capt. Eric Prey
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