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2014 Fishing Reports

Date   April 15, 2014 Water Temp   54
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.98
Discharge 3500
Water Clarity  

Muddy

   

Crappie- with muddy water spider rigging is still working. But a few fish are being caught ON THE BANKS. Cooler temps may slow it down just a bit but the bite is still good. Minnows working Riggin but a jig and cork will be all you need soon.

Bass- the bite is slow but some fish are coming out of small pockets on the main lake on squarebills.

Catfish- jugs are working well set at 10 ft with fresh cut shad or perch. Fish mouths of coves in 20-25 feet of water.

Spring is finally here so make the most of the beautiful weather and get outdoors.

   

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   April 7, 2014 Water Temp   50
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.98
Discharge 3500
Water Clarity  

Stained

   

The lake is rising quickly and getting a little muddy.

Crappie- the bite is still holding on. Spider rigging 7 feet deep with minnows. Covering water is the trick because fish are roaming about in deep and shallow water. Go slow yet stay moving.

Bass- points leading into the creeks are producing some fish. Spinnerbaits and square bills are working well. A jig bite can be found on steep rocky banks.

Catfish- fish mouths of creeks in 15-20 feet of water. Fresh cut shad working best right on bottom. I have seen some folks in the last week catching fish on jugs and trotlines.

There is still some spoonbill season to be had and lots of fish being caught on the Osage.

See ya at the lake..........Jeff

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com



 

Date   March 24, 2014 Water Temp   46
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.16
Discharge 3500
Water Clarity  

Good shape

   

Crappie- The fish are really biting great. Spider rigging is working best with minnows. Fish in 10-25 feet of water because the fish are scattered, fishing 8-10 feet deep.

Bass- The fishing is slow but a few fish are showing up in the back of the creeks. Spinner baits and Jerk baits will work well.


Catfish- The fish are still pretty full of shad kill so the bite is slow. You can catch some fish in the mouths of the creeks. Fish in 20-25 feet of water fishing right on the bottom of the lake.

Get your dates lined up and get a Guide-trip booked and let's go have some fun!



 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com



 

Date   March 17, 2014 Water Temp   41
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.71
Discharge 3800
Water Clarity  

Lightly Stained

   

Crappie- The fishing is excellent with a lot of limits coming in. Slow trolling is working the best. Fish in anywhere from 12-20 ft. of water fishing 10 ft. down. Minnows are working well or your favorite jigs. All around too much fun!

Bass- We are starting to catch fish in the backs of the creeks where you can find 48+ degree water temperatures. Spinner baits and Jerk baits are working the best.

Catfish- There is a lot of fish being caught on the edge of the main river channel and also in the back of some creeks. Fresh cut shad on bottom will produce some good fish.

Bring on SPRING!!!


Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   March 10, 2014 Water Temp   36
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.51
Discharge 15000
Water Clarity  

Clear

   

Crappie- We have been catching some nice fish spider rigging. They are spotty but good quality fish. Persistence is the key. Fish in 25-35 feet of water and fish about 17 feet down. Minnows have been working well.

Bass- Not much to report but the big slow rolling spinner bait bite should be kicking- in soon.

Catfish- The shad kill isn't quite cleaned up and we have been marking a lot of fish on channel edges. Use fresh cut shad for bait and fish in 18-25 feet of water that should produce some fish.

 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com

 

Date   March 3, 2014 Water Temp   35
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.77
Discharge 15000
Water Clarity  

Clear

   

Crappie- The fishing is good. Spider rigging is working the best in 25-30 feet of water, fishing 15-18 feet deep with minnows for bait.

Bass- Not much to report about.

Catfish- The fishing is good. The shallow windblown flats are the best. The shad kill that has come out of the ice has them feeding. Fish right on the bottom.



 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   February 21, 2014 Water Temp   35
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.69
Discharge 0
Water Clarity  

Clear

   

This week you can actually see some waves on the water. The ramp is just a few feet from being open. The coves are still a little frozen but blowing out in pieces. Please use caution when boating because there is still some patchy ice moving down the lake. Let’s hope this is the end of the ice and get our 2014 season started. We are booking reservations for some pre-spawn crappie fishing so give us a call.

BUCKSAW RESORT & MARINA’S SEASON OFFICIALLY OPENS MARCH 1ST


 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   February 10, 2014 Water Temp   33
Lake Level   Lake Level 707.72
Discharge 0
Water Clarity  

Frozen

   

The Lake is still completely frozen with about 5 inches of ice on average. Looking forward to a big thaw so hurry up warmer weather


 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   January 26, 2014 Water Temp   32
Lake Level   Lake Level 707.42
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Clear
   

The Lake is open for now. With cooling temps this week could be subject to change.

Crappie- The fish are being caught in the Sparrow Foot quarry. Also, spider rigging in the mouths of coves has been producing nice heavy crappie.  Fish in 20-25 feet of water and fish 15 feet deep.

Bass- There is not many Anglers out bass fishing but should start mid-February.

Catfish- Fishing with jugs and rod and reel will produce in shallow water. Fresh cut shad or perch will work for bait.

The weather's going to break soon and it can't get here fast enough! Can you say… “CABIN FEVER!”      
     


 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   January 20, 2014 Water Temp   33
Lake Level   Lake Level 707.53
Discharge 0
Water Clarity    
   
The Lake has opened up as of 1-18-14. So now you can put in at Bucksaw Resort & Marina.

Crappie- Fish the mouths of the coves in 26-30 feet of water, fishing 17 feet down and use minnows for bait. The bite can be very good.

Not much of a multi species report due to a long period of ice.

We are back on the water so if you would like to fish email us at
Jeff@bucksaw.com.
 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com

 

Date   January 13, 2014 Water Temp   32
Lake Level   Lake Level 707.31
Discharge 0
Water Clarity    
   
The lake is still icy in a lot of places making most ramps inaccessible. There is very little open water at the Dam area. With the warmer temperatures and the recent rain it should melt some of the ice soon. Be safe.
 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   January 6, 2014 Water Temp   36
Lake Level   Lake Level 707.52
Discharge 0
Water Clarity    
   
Conditions at the lake are rough. With the cold and snowy weather the lake is iced over and ramps are inaccessible. There is little open water near the Dam. We hope to have a good report after the thaw.

Happy New year to all.

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com

 

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