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2014 Fishing Reports

Date   October 29, 2014 Water Temp   60
Lake Level   Lake Level 707.31
Discharge 0
Water Clarity  

Muddy

   

Crappie- The bite has been spotty but a few fish are being caught in the creeks. Fish in 15ft of water fishing 10-12 feet down with jigs or minnows.

Bass- The bite is better towards the Dam. Spinnerbaits on sunny days has been working well. Using buzzbaits early in the morning also working well.

Catfish- The bite is fair. Using fresh cut shad in 11-13 feet of water is producing good eaters. When water temperature drops a little more it should get even better.

White bass- They are being caught in the Dam area on the points on windy days.

Take advantage of beautiful fall weather and get some fishing in.

***Our team would like to thank everyone for another awesome season! We are looking forward to next year.***

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Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   October 19, 2014 Water Temp   60
Lake Level   Lake Level 710.10
Discharge 0
Water Clarity  

Muddy

   

Crappie- The fishing is very slow. Water is coming up and is muddy. Best chance is to fish deep on the bluffs in 20-25 feet of water fishing 15-18 feet deep.

Bass- Some fish are starting to be caught again. With the high water you can flip the bushes with soft plastics for success.

Catfish- The bite is spotty but we have had some luck in shallow water anchor fishing with fresh cut shad. Fish in 4-8 feet of water.

White bass- The fish are starting to show up on windy days on the flat points throwing white rooster tails.

Don’t forget to book your hunting trip soon!

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Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   October 13, 2014 Water Temp   69
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.40
Discharge 250 cfs
Water Clarity  

Stained

   

Crappie- The bite is spotty but slow for the most part. You can catch some fish on the bluffs in 25-28 feet of water fishing 12-15 feet down using minnows.

Bass- The fishing is poor. The best chance is using spinnerbaits back in the coves.

Catfish- The bite is fair. Still drifting fresh cut shad over the main lake flats. Fish in 9-13 feet of water.

White bass- They are starting to show up on the windblown points.

Don’t forget to book your hunting trip soon!

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Reminder:

YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR:

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DINNER
October 18th, 2014
2pm until?? - Dinner at 6pm (BIG pavilion)
(HORSESHOES, CORN-HOLE, ETC.)

Join us for an afternoon/evening of fun, food and an opportunity to say our good-bye’s & thank you’s before the 2014 season comes to an end.

Bucksaw will provide the meat & drinks (tea & lemonade) for the pot-luck dinner.

All guests last names starting with:
 
a-h bring: dessert
I-q bring: POTATO DISH
r-z bring: VEGETABLE DISH

Please R.S.V.P. to THE LODGE at 660-477-3900

$5.00- COVER FOR THE BAND

SHOTGUN & Lace- 8pm- Midnight

We hope to see you all there!!!

We will miss you all!
 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   October 5, 2014 Water Temp   69
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.40
Discharge 250 cfs
Water Clarity  

Stained

   

The lakes is rapidly changing due to the heavy rainfall.

Crappie- The fishing has been spotty but you can catch a mess to eat. The crappie are starting to migrate to creeks. Fish in 12-15 feet of water just off the bottom using minnows.

Bass- The bass fishing is still kind of slow. The odds for catching are best on white spinnerbaits on the secondary points inside the creeks.

Catfish- The catfishing has been hit or miss lately but still working the best drifting on the flats with fresh cut shad or perch, fishing in 8-13 feet of water.

White bass- As the temperatures fall watch for white bass on the wind-blown rocky banks.

 

Reminder:

YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR:

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DINNER
October 18th, 2014
2pm until?? - Dinner at 6pm (BIG pavilion)
(HORSESHOES, CORN-HOLE, ETC.)

Join us for an afternoon/evening of fun, food and an opportunity to say our good-bye’s & thank you’s before the 2014 season comes to an end.

Bucksaw will provide the meat & drinks (tea & lemonade) for the pot-luck dinner.

All guests last names starting with:
 
a-h bring: dessert
I-q bring: POTATO DISH
r-z bring: VEGETABLE DISH

Please R.S.V.P. to THE LODGE at 660-477-3900

$5.00- COVER FOR THE BAND

SHOTGUN & Lace- 8pm- Midnight

We hope to see you all there!!!

We will miss you all!

 
 
 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   September 29, 2014 Water Temp   73
Lake Level   Lake Level 705.77
Discharge 500 cfs
Water Clarity  

Stained

   

Crappie- The bite is tough but the best luck has been fishing deep on the bluffs down from the marina fishing 15-20 feet deep in 20-25 feet of water using minnows.

Bass- The bite is spotty. Spinnerbait has been the best bite moving backs into the creeks. Top water will work early in the morning.

Catfish- The bite has slowed down a little bit but you can still catch a nice mess to eat. Use the same pattern on the main-lake flats in 9-12 feet of water with fresh cut bait.

The lake is turning over a little but should settle down soon and fall fishing will pick up.

Don’t forget to book your hunting trip soon!

Reminder:

YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR:

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DINNER
October 18th, 2014
2pm until?? - Dinner at 6pm (BIG pavilion)
(HORSESHOES, CORN-HOLE, ETC.)

Join us for an afternoon/evening of fun, food and an opportunity to say our good-bye’s & thank you’s before the 2014 season comes to an end.

Bucksaw will provide the meat & drinks (tea & lemonade) for the pot-luck dinner.

All guests last names starting with:
 
a-h bring: dessert
I-q bring: POTATO DISH
r-z bring: VEGETABLE DISH

Please R.S.V.P. to THE LODGE at 660-477-3900

$5.00- COVER FOR THE BAND

SHOTGUN & Lace- 8pm- Midnight

We hope to see you all there!!!

We will miss you all!

 
 
 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   September 24, 2014 Water Temp   71
Lake Level   Lake Level 705.53
Discharge 500 cfs
Water Clarity  

Muddy

   

Lake elevation 706.10 discharge 500 lake temp71 clarity stained

Crappie- The fall bite hasn't turned on quite yet. Soon it will get really good. You can still catch some fish on the flats in 10-15 feet of water just of bottom using minnows.

Bass- The bite is the best in the creeks on spinnerbaits. You can catch some deep fish using jigs.

Catfish- The bite is up and down but the quality has been good. Use fresh cut bait on main lake flats near the channel. Stick to fishing in 9-12 feet of water.

Reminder: Hunting Season is here!!! Book your hunt trip soon.

Also- Bucksaw’s Customer Appreciation Party is just around the corner (October 18, 2014)- Call for details.

 
 
 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   September 16, 2014 Water Temp   71
Lake Level   Lake Level 705.53
Discharge 500 cfs
Water Clarity  

Muddy

   

Crappie- The fishing is slow to fair. You can catch a mess of fish but it’s been very spotty. Still fish the isolated timber on main lake in 10-15 feet of water just off bottom. Minnows have been working the best for bait.

Bass- The bite is tough. Crank-baits are working the best in shad colors on the rocky points.

Catfish- The bite is fair to good. Rods and jugs are working the best with fresh cut shad on the main lake humps in 12-18 feet of water.

REMINDER: Join Us for a Charity Bass Fishing Tournament- send off- 6:30am/ check-in 3pm September 20, 2014 “Big Fish-Bright Future” For the Children Foundation- For Information please call 660-890-8204 or events@pbhc.org – 75% PAYOUT- Cash Prizes- Attendance Prizes- Silent Auction- BBQ Awards Dinner on Saturday ($15.00)- Pre-registration is September 19, 2014 (drinks & Appetizers provided)- Also Kid’s Fishing Tournament 10am to Noon the morning of September 20, 2014.  


 
 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   September 8, 2014 Water Temp   76
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.14
Discharge 500 cfs
Water Clarity  

Stained

   

With the heavy rainfall in and around the Bucksaw area the lake will come up some. With Kansas getting 7+ inches a lot of water will come in the Osage arm of Truman Lake depending on the run-off of the water. That will depict what the Grand arm will do. This is the report for now but subject to change daily.

Crappie- The lower lake is still holding up fishing in 12-20 feet of water fishing 10-12 feet deep with minnows. The main lake flats have been producing the best.

Bass- The bite is tough! Crankbaits and spinnerbaits have been working the best. Fishing upstream has been spotty.

Catfish- They are still holding up well. Use fresh cut shad in 8-12 feet of water. Jugs and rods have been working the best.

We are already booking some duck hunts so give us a shout if you would like to get on the schedule. Teal season has started so we are getting in the groove.


 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   September 1, 2014 Water Temp   80
Lake Level   Lake Level 705.02
Discharge 500 cfs
Water Clarity  

Stained

   

Crappie- The bite has varied from day to day. The best bite is in 12-15 feet of water fishing 10 feet down. Minnows for bait are working best. Fish the main lake flats and stay on the move.

Bass- Some folks have been doing well on a deep bite on the main lake points. Drop-shot or big worms have been producing well. You should still be using a crank-bait bite on main lake flats.

Catfish-The bite is very good. A lot of big fish are being brought in. Fish the main lake flats in 12-15 feet of water using fresh cut shad.

A few white bass and walleye being caught trolling with crank-baits on the main lake humps.


 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com



 

Date   August 25, 2014 Water Temp   83
Lake Level   Lake Level 705.45
Discharge 500 cfs
Water Clarity  

Stained

   

Crappie- The fishing is spotty but you can catch a nice mess. Straight minnows are working the best in 9-13 feet of water just off the bottom. The bite is light so it does take some feel.

Bass- The fish are being caught on laydowns in 3-5 feet of water. Flipping has been working well but a spinnerbait is not to be over looked.

Catfish- The bite is good on jugs and rod & reel. Fish using fresh cut shad on the main lake flats in 6-12 feet of water and cover a lot of ground.

White bass/walleye- A few fish are being caught trolling the shallow humps in the evening.

  

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   August 11, 2014 Water Temp   80
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.54
Discharge 500 cfs
Water Clarity  

Getting muddy

   

Crappie- The bite is very good towards the Dam from the marina. A few fish being caught upstream but still pretty slow. Use minnows as bait 10 feet deep fishing in 12-18 feet of water.

Bass- The bite is very tough in the dirty water. The clear water bite is decent but the best bite has been found in the Tebo arm. Crankbaits and spinnerbaits are the bait of choice.

Catfish- The bite is holding up and when the temperature start to cool will get even better. Fish the main lake flats in 6-12 feet of water with fresh cut bait.

A few white bass and small walleye being caught trolling the humps in the evening.

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   August 4, 2014 Water Temp   80
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.33
Discharge 500 cfs
Water Clarity  

Muddy upstream and clear downstream

   

Crappie- The bite is good from Bucksaw’s marina towards the Dam. Fish in 10-15 feet of water fishing 9 feet down and use minnows for bait.

Bass- The bite is slow. When fishing early, fish top water and use crank baits and use spinner baits during the day.

Catfish- The bite is good. Fresh cut shad for bait has been working the best. Been catching a lot of eaters. Fish the main lake flats.

REMINDER: August 16th- Live Band “Shot Gun & Lace” and Fish Fry $13.00- Big Pavilion- Dinner 7pm- 9pm- Music 8pm- Midnight

      

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   July 28, 2014 Water Temp   81
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.86
Discharge 500 cfs
Water Clarity  

Muddy upstream and clear downstream

   

Crappie- There is a pretty good summer bite happening downstream. Fish in 15-20 feet of water fishing 10-12 feet down with minnows has been working well. Keep moving from tree to tree.

Bass- It is still kind of slow but you can catch some fish. Crank baits are the bait of choice and again cover some water.

Catfish- The bite is fair. You can catch some good ones on the flats in 9-15 feet of water. Fresh cut shad is working the best just off the bottom.

White bass & walleye- Some trolling starting to begin with raising water temps. Fish the main lake humps with crank baits or spoons for bait.

  

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com



 

Date   July 21, 2014 Water Temp   80
Lake Level   Lake Level 707.47
Discharge 500 cfs
Water Clarity  

Muddy

   

Crappie- The fishing is still tough but, you can catch a good amount. Fishing downstream is still the best bet and the fish are scattered. Fish in 12-14 feet of water fishing 8-10 feet down with minnows as the bait of choice.

Bass- The bite has also been tough. The shad are getting bigger so fishing on top water in the morning is a good bet. Then switch to crank baits in the afternoon.

Catfish- The bite is very good. Fish the main lake humps with fresh cut shad on jugs or rod and reel. Don't be afraid to fish shallow.
  

 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   July 14, 2014 Water Temp   80
Lake Level   Lake Level 707.92
Discharge 500 cfs
Water Clarity  

Stained

   

Crappie- The bite is still tough around the marina. You can run downstream to clearer water and catch a mess to eat but you have to weed through a lot of little ones. Minnows are best in 12-15 feet of water fishing 10 feet down.

Bass- The bite has been spotty. Using crank baits on the main lake points seem to be the key. Also downstream seems to be the best bite.

Catfish- The anglers are still catching some nice fish on trotlines (flatheads and blues) but the best bite is the good old rod and reel. You can catch a lot of good eating size fish fishing main lake humps with fresh cut shad or perch in 12-18 feet of water.

 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   July 07, 2014 Water Temp   79
Lake Level   Lake Level 707.39
Discharge 500 cfs
Water Clarity  

Stained

   

Crappie- The fishing has been tough. Although you can catch some fish towards the Dam area in clearer water. Fish in 18-20 feet of water fishing 10 feet deep.

Bass- The fishing is spotty but decent. Use buzz baits early in the morning and then crank baits the rest of the day. Fish the main lake points and stay on the move.

Catfish- The fishing is spotty but a lot of fish on the flats. Fish in 12-17 feet of water just off bottom with fresh cut shad or perch.

White bass- A few fish starting to be caught in the Dam area but if we get some hot weather it’s going to get better.


 

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com



 

Date   June 30, 2014 Water Temp   80
Lake Level   Lake Level 707.62
Discharge 500 cfs
Water Clarity  

Muddy

   

Crappie- You can still catch some fish on the lower end of the lake toward the Dam in a little clearer water. Fishing deeper in 18-20 feet of water, fishing 10-12 feet down on main lake flats has been working well. Minnows are working the best for bait.

Bass- Clearer water areas are producing better fish. Fish near the top of the water in the early morning and switching to crank baits in the afternoon. Fishing the main lake points have been working well.

Catfish- The bite is good but the shad are tough to get. Grab some worms and catch perch if you have to and run jugs on the flats in 12 feet of water just off bottom. We have been fishing all rod and reel and drifting the main lake humps.

White bass- Trolling has been working well down towards the Dam. White crank baits or spoons are working the best.

Come join us for Fish Fry and Live Music on Friday July 4th!!!!!

  

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com



 

Date   June 23, 2014 Water Temp   77
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.61
Discharge 500 cfs
Water Clarity  

Muddy

   

Crappie- The fishing is very spotty but getting better. The fish are trying to get in a summer pattern. Fish the main lake flats in 10-15 feet of water fishing 10 feet deep.

Bass- With stained water the best bite is around marina and downstream. Crank baits are working the best on points and even better when pulling water at the Dam.

Catfish- The shad are starting to flip and the fish should be coming off their nests soon. The bite should get good very quickly on main lake humps. Fish in 10-12 feet of water using fresh cut shad for bait.

   

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com



 

Date   June 16, 2014 Water Temp   74
Lake Level   Lake Level 708.18
Discharge 500 cfs
Water Clarity  

Muddy

   

Crappie- The Lake has changed a lot from the rain. The water is high and very muddy. You can catch a few fish down from Bucksaw’s Marina toward the dam but for the most part the fishing is slow.

Bass- Look for the clearer water running downstream. Flipping worms and lizards in pumpkinseed & chartreuse colors has been working well.

White Bass- With the high water they will probably run water through the gates which will make for good white bass hybrid fishing.

Catfish- Trotlines are doing well on main lake bluff points. Still waiting for the blue cats to get done with their nesting.

PLEASE USE CAUTION!!!! LOTS OF FLOATING DEBRIS COMING DOWN STREAM!!!!

 

   

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   June 9, 2014 Water Temp   78
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.93
Discharge 0
Water Clarity  

Good Shape

   

Crappie- The summer pattern is starting to kick in. The bite is fair. Minnows and jigs both have been productive on the main lake flats in 10-15 feet of water 10 feet down.

Bass- he good little crank bait bite is starting to get better. A lot of fish are busting early in the morning so wear buzz bait out for the first hour of the day.

Catfish- The fishing has slowed due to fish being on the nest. Jugs are working the best 8-10 feet down on the main lake flats using cut bait.


A few white bass and walleye are being caught trolling crank baits on the main lake flats.

   

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com



 

Date   June 2, 2014 Water Temp   78
Lake Level   Lake Level 707.03
Discharge 250cfs
Water Clarity  

Good Shape

   

Crappie- The bite is pretty good but still kind of spotty. Fish the summer pattern in 9-12 feet of water fishing right on bottom. We’ve been using straight jigs blue and chartreuse but minnows will work also.

Bass- The fishing has been good. Crank baits seem to be the ticket. Fish the secondary points inside the creeks.

Catfish- The blues are going to nest so it has slowed down considerably. The flatheads have been decent on trotlines. You can still catch a few on jugs with cut perch or shad.

 

   

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com



 

Date   May 26, 2014 Water Temp   72
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.85
Discharge 250cfs
Water Clarity  

Muddy

   

Crappie- The bite is still good. Fish are transitioning to the summer pattern. You can catch some fish deeper on the main lake flats but still some fish in the shallow water. Deeper fish use minnows and shallower fish use jigs for bait.

Bass- The bite is spotty but some fish are still in the creeks. With the rising temperatures the square bill bite will turn on soon. For now flipping jigs will produce well.

Catfish- The bite is good. The blues are running shallow in 8-10 feet of water right on the bottom. Jugs are working the best with fresh shad.


   

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com



 

Date   May 18, 2014 Water Temp   61
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.60
Discharge 0
Water Clarity  

Muddy

   

Crappie- The bite has slowed down from the cold fronts. You can still catch a few on the banks and we have caught some in 6-8 feet of water.

Bass-Defiantly trying to spawn so the fishing is slow. Fish the backs of the creeks with spinner baits.

Catfish- Jugs and trotlines working awesome! Use cut shad or perch, fishing 10-12 ft. deep in 21 ft. of water.

   

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   May 12, 2014 Water Temp   67
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.71
Discharge 0
Water Clarity  

Stained

   

Crappie- There are a few fish still being caught on the banks but it may not last much longer so hurry up and get down here. Some fish are being caught in 4-6 feet of water. Jigs are working the best in any color with chartreuse.

Bass- jigs and spinner baits are producing fish all the way back in the creeks and pockets. White spinner baits or black and blue jigs are working well.

Catfish- The fish are feeding up before going to nest. Fish the main lake flats with fresh cut shad or perch in 10-18 feet of water fishing on the bottom.

    

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com



 

Date   May 5, 2014 Water Temp   58
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.73
Discharge 3500
Water Clarity  

Muddy

   

Crappie- There are still plenty of fish being caught on the banks and some people are still rigging with success. Jigs or minnows will work and it should keep getting better & better.

Bass- The bite is tough but the backs of creeks are still holding some fish. Flipping has been the most productive with jigs or plastics for bait.

Catfish- The bite is slow but will soon heat up. Starting to see baitfish getting easier to get and with fresh bait comes good fishing.

There are a few scattered days open for Jeff’s Guide Service. To book your trip call 660-351-5420.

   

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com



 

Date   April 28, 2014 Water Temp   59
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.07
Discharge 3500
Water Clarity  

Very Muddy

   

Crappie- With changing weather patterns, the bite has slowed down. You can still catch them on the banks with a jig and cork.

Bass- The bite is tough but you can catch them if you throw spinner baits and flip jigs.

Catfish- The bite is tougher than usual. There are still shad on main lake flats. The jug fishermen are having success.

A lot going on so come down and see us.

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com


 

Date   April 21, 2014 Water Temp   55
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.46
Discharge 3500
Water Clarity  

Stained

   

Crappie- You can start to looks for fish on the banks. As of 4-18 they were still out a little. Use minnows or jigs for bait and fish in 15-20 feet of water.

Bass- Flipping jigs is producing some good fish. The fish are pretty tight to the shore and around the marina has also been good.

Catfish- The fish are biting well in the stained water. Fish the mouths of creeks with jugs or rod and reel on the flats. Also the shad have been a little easier to get.

Jeff Faulkenberry- Guide

Jeff@bucksaw.com



 

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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