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I'm headh ed to lake of the ozarks this wk end... april 18th is when i'm going... just wondering if anyone can give me some pointers i had good luck last year fishing main lake points.... tryed to get some post spawners on the edge of the chanels in front of river mouths but no luck... any give me an idea of what stage there in right now... i'm coming from mn and are bass are already spawning so i asume there is alot of post spawn stuff happening down there any info would be greatly apr...

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This weekend (Saturday, 4/14/12) the bass were mostly post spawn. Some males were guarding the nests but the females have moved off to deeper water - 8 to 15 feet. Small males can be caught shallow but if you want some bigger fish you should concentrate on the deeper water.

Deep crankbaits (moved slowly), jigs and and heavy spinnerbaits along the bottom and any lures you can rip off the bottom and let fall. The bites will occur on the fall.

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Thanks... I will def try it i just hope i make it down i'm working in idependence iowa right now and tg here talkin bad storms hopfuly they stay away from me

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This weekend (Saturday, 4/14/12) the bass were mostly post spawn. Some males were guarding the nests but the females have moved off to deeper water - 8 to 15 feet. Small males can be caught shallow but if you want some bigger fish you should concentrate on the deeper water.

Deep crankbaits (moved slowly), jigs and and heavy spinnerbaits along the bottom and any lures you can rip off the bottom and let fall. The bites will occur on the fall.

dead on.

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Kota,

You hit the Big Bass Bash weekend. Probably close to 1500 boats fishing for hourly prizes both Sat. and Sunday. It ends at 3, so you'll have some peace and quiet later in the day.

X2 on the previous post about spawning activity. Because the water is mainly stained to dirty, those bass under docks and near points can be had in pretty shallow water. Concewntrate on depths less than 10 feet, and the carolina rig will play big. Try dragging a dark colored brush hog or lizard around the cove points or even main lake points for sixe, and for numbers throw a fluke or topwater near the banks for numbers. What part of the lake are you fishing?

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Headed down for a week- anyone have a good pattern going? Most i can tell is crappie are crapped out, bass should be full on.

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Heading down tomorrow. Going to start around Linn Creek. Anybody know what the water looks like in that area? Fish still in the creeks or are they moving back out?

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Heading down tomorrow. Going to start around Linn Creek. Anybody know what the water looks like in that area? Fish still in the creeks or are they moving back out?

Post and let us know- will be heading down this weekend.

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We struggled. Just caught a couple of small keepers in a little over 10 hours on the water. Didn't catch a whole lot of shorts either. Saturday was better than Sunday for some reason.

Fished in the 28 to 30MM range on Saturday. Water was about 72 in the morning. Stained. Fished from the mouth to the bridge of the Niangua on Sunday. Little cleaner water and about 76.

Mainly fished secondary points - thought we'd run into some eventually. Fished a few main lake points too. Went and fished the back of a cove and pocket a couple of times.

Flipped some soft plastics, drug a carolina rig, shakey head, and a football jig, tried an Alabama rig. Caught a few early on a popper.

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