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Cassidy: Topwater lures ideal for largemouth bas

assidy said with high winds like the Lake Area has seen recently, crank baits and spinner baits are two of the best lures to use in catching bass.

assidy said with high winds like the Lake Area has seen recently, crank baits and spinner baits are two of the best lures to use in catching bass. Photo by Samantha Edmondson.

Bill Cassidy said “catch bass now.”

“On windy days, fish the main Lake points,” he said. “In the afternoons, go to the last dock at the end of a windy cove to catch bass.”

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Bill Cassidy, owner of Osage Beach Bait & Tackle

Cassidy said with high winds like the Lake Area has seen recently, crank baits and spinner baits are two of the best lures to use in catching bass. He noted that just recently on a windy day, he and a friend found that you can cast and have a 10-foot lag in the line, which makes it more difficult to catch a fish.

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He recommends some of the spinner baits, pictured here, that allow a quick strike for bass on windy days.

“With the spinner bait or crank bait, you have a better chance of being able to make that strike and catch a nicesized bass.”

Cassidy said he is also sponsoring a special tournament in mid-November at Public Beach No. 2 called the “Three Bass, Three Crappie” tournament. Held from 7 a.m.-3 p.m., fishermen and women can catch up to three bass and three crappie for final weighin and a chance to win $1,000 for the first place prizes. Look for additional details in The Lake Today and on Cassidy’s radio show, “Outdoors in the Ozarks.”

Cassidy anyone who would like to call in with questions regarding outdoors, hunting or fishing during his Saturday morning radio show, “Outdoors in the Ozarks,” from 9 a.m.-noon on 1150 AM or 97.5 FM can call 573-302-7000.

For more information on fishing at Lake of the Ozarks, contact Osage Beach Bait & Tackle at 573-348-9333.

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