I've been terrible about keeping the blog update, but I'll get you caught up to date. A few weeks ago the hybrids were up on the dams and we were catching them with a just about any baitfish pattern. I was throwing a little bit bigger articulated streamer then most the other guys, but guys were catching them on clousers and wooly buggers too. With the rain and cool weather I imagine the dam game is over for the spring but who knows if your close to one of the hybrids lakes it still might be worth a shot cause sticking them on a fly is pretty awesome.
For the last couple weeks the bass in the ponds and small lakes have been guarding beds, not really leaving about a 5 foot circle making fishing pretty tough. We were still picking up some smaller fish, my guess is ones that weren't participating in the spawn. The end of last week before we started getting all the rain I noticed the fish have pushed off their beds which made fishing definitely a lot better. The rain and cold weather has definitely slowed the bite, but looking at the extended forecast things should start picking back up.
Southern Missouri absolutely got pounded some areas received 10+ inches of rain in just a couple days. Guys were sending me video and pics of the James and Elk rivers and I saw a few pics of the NFOW, it's a disaster . It's gonna be awhile before stuff is floatable let alone fishable, thoughts go out to all the people effected. Hopefully they get the relief they need. Once things settle down from the change in weather fishing should be pretty good, if your in the KC area once stuff stabilizes get out there and hang a few.