The Crappie and Bluegill bite has been terrific with an occasional Largemouth grabbing a lure or two. If a lure is not working for you the good ‘ol night crawler will do for just about any fish here. We have been using tube jigs, small cranks, and inline spinners with much success. The Trout are enjoying the calm evenings as there are still a few bugs scampering in the warmth over the water.
Most of the reports coming in are showing a few fish on each outing but not the numbers you usually see in the early fall. A lot of fishermen are gearing up for the ice fishing season which may just be a bit shorter this year. Many fishermen have reported that the numbers of people have decreased and there is lots of room to fish. Just be careful and always wear a PFD this time of year! Layered clothing will also prevent immediate hypothermia if you do enter the drink.
Above “Kayak Bob” a southern Missouri fisherman with a nice smallie
This month we feature “Kayak Bob” a southern Missouri fisherman who loves to catch smallies! On his last outing he nailed close to 300 Smallmouth Bass on mainly the St. Francis River during a 9 day period using Rebel Crawdads and one of his favorites, the faithful, “Crazy Crawler.”