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September 16th Main Lake Water Temp. 73 Degrees
The Lake elevation is 3779.28 and the storage is 153,000 acre feet. The Main Lake is stained.
We had another week of weather that kept fishing pressure light.
White Bass slowed down some but there is still a good bite going on. They haven't changed locations, 30 to 35 feet of water and they may be holding tight to bottom or suspended, depending on the location of the bait fish in the water column. Vertical jigging with SlingBlades or Happy Hour Shad is producing good numbers of whites.
Catfish are going pretty good. The Upper Canadian has been a good are, Danny King's Punch is a good bet.
Walleye are slow.
Bass haven't changed much, Smallmouth are still fairly active in 12 to 15 feet of water. Soft Plastics such as Chigger Craws, 4" Worms, and various Creature Baits are a good choice. The Quinn Wilson Memorial Tournament was held this past weekend, there were a total of 5 limits weighed in over the 2 days. 21 boats brought a total of 86 Bass to the scales, mostly Smallmouth.
Quinn Wilson Memorial-9/13 & 9/14 2014
1st Place-Jim Simpson & Chase Miller 15.05 lbs.
2nd Place-Kris Cartrite & Wayne Novak-15.03 lbs.
3rd Place-Kenny Smith & Kerri Smith-13.34 lbs.
Big Bass-Simpson & Miller-3.66 lbs.
We are coming to the end of another tournament season and that can only mean one thing, it is just about time for the granddaddy of them all, the 23rd Annual Ute Lake Open Team Tournament! This year's Logan Open will be held Oct. 4th and 5th. Entry fee is $100.00 per team with an optional $10.00 Big Bass pot. First place is guaranteed $1000.00 The boaters meeting will be held Oct. 3rd at 7:00 PM at the American Legion Hall. This is fun tournament that usually pays a lot of places, so start making your plans now!
The Hereford Bass Club will be hosting an Open tournament this coming Sunday, Sept. 21st. You can enter at the Marina parking lot before safe light Sunday morning.
We appreciate your business!
Until next week,
TIGHT LINES AND GOOD FISHING!
Ben and Kathy
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