Weather is the word

The big storyline today is the weather. In the middle of this radar shot is Table Rock Lake and the map will stay green all day long. The temperature is expected to remain in the mid-40s—a stark difference in yesterday’s balmy 60s with mostly sunny skies.

Nobody likes to fish in rainy, chilly weather unless you are casting for one of the seven berths up for grabs for the 2019 Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods. But everyone also knows those conditions are ideal for stimulating the movements of largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass during the fall transition phase.

This morning I interviewed the top anglers. All of them were pleased with the weather forecast. Moving baits, targeting moving fish. That is the basic game plan for everyone I talked with at the dock.