Bob’s Fishing Report

 Fishing Report as of 12/09/2019


Lake level is 709.06 .  The water temp 45 in the Osage and Grand.  The water is clear to stained.  I want to Wish all my friends, clients, and most of all my Family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.


Fishing  has begun to get better as the water starts to fall once again with some nice crappie being taken in 12 to 18 feet of water 6 inches to a foot off the bottom using a 1/4oz short shank jig with a Swarmjig body. Either black and Chartreuse or white and chartreuse working slowly along the bare bank bluffs.  Many of the crappie caught have those genetically deformed tail.  Some have been so big they won’t fit to measure but are only 8 1/2 inches long.  Looks like jail bait to me.  The crappie are definitely in winter mode and just loaded with shad and still eating.  

The days are getting shorter, so the eating habits are going to change also.  Early morning and late afternoon seem to be great feeding times.  Also the shad are starting to group into large bands easily seen on your sonar, side or down scope.

I purchased my Christmas present, to me for me from me at Cody’s Bait and Tackle shop yesterday.  A Striker Flotation set of Bibs and Parka.  Winter fishing this year, .  They are less than I expected in price and more than I expected in quality.  Going to make a good run today and see how they do as far as warmth and keeping the wind off.  I can now report great heat retention and when the rain came on Thanksgiving Day it just ran off.  If you fish by yourself these are a must have as you can attach a nylon rope to a D ring to pull yourself back to the boat.  yah yah I know, but we have lost too many anglers young and old like because of “it won’t happen to me” syndrome…

That’s it for December 9, 2019 fishing  report… Help the other guy when you can. I hope that all of you remember your life jacket works better when it is worn.