We snagged several holes Between the 50 and 65 mm on the Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday, and ended up with 2 spoonies 40 and 44" long. Both of these were caught closer to the 50 mm. We hit several short spoonbill around the Hywatha(sp?) Beach area also. Most boats had at least one spoonbill tied off the side of their boat on both the upper and lower portions where we snagged. The area in the middle didn't appear to have much action. Also saw a guy pull in a huge flathead. I'll post some pictures of our catch as soon as I get them developed.
talked to my fishin buddies that went out this weekend (i couldn't go, daughters in the stupid homecomeing grand march) and they said the snagging from the 50 to about the 54 mile marker
in deep water is where they hit all of the keeper fish, from the 60 on up all they hit were short male fish.they said the bigger fish were all being caught around
the 50 mile marker they didn't go below the 50.
Went on opening day at the Lake. Went at the 64 mile marker and done ok. Biggest was a 54 pounder. Our group caught 7 keepers there. In the afternoon we headed down towards 54 mile marker or so.....only one keeper. Hardly anyone had fish tied on there. Most of the fish were being caught at the 64 mile area.
Took 2nd place in a snagging tourny this past weekend. Lost 1st place by only 10 oz. Ugh!!! Anyhow we boated 4 fish between three guys for a total weight of 149#'s. My two fish total was 76 lbs, and one of the other guys 2 fish total was 73 lbs. Third guy got a goose egg, but hit two big fish that got away. All of the fish we landed were around the 51 mm. We caught 2 females around 40#s + , and 2 males 30#'s give or take a few. Most fish caught from the 69mm-54mm were smaller males, and not very plentiful. The further down the lake we went the more fish we saw tied up. Good luck!
we went to my uncles lake house on the 49 mile marker snagged right across
from his cove and caught five in about 3 hours, pretty awesome that we fell into
them like that.oh yea we didn't catch anything until we switched from
fishing with worms to useing shad guts.lol
most of these reports coincide with what my dad has been experiencing, the weather hasn't cooperated that well for him to get down to the 50 as much as he would like but through the first couple weeks he has boated 13 spoonbills and one huge buffalo. Hope it gets better about next week, when I'm there :roll2:
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