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  1. 5 points
    vernon

    Dam area 5/11

    We fished yesterday from 200 - 700 and couldn't agree more about the change in water color/clarity. The clarity almost reminded me of last spring after the winter flooding. The color is much different but visibility is similar. We found water temperatures as high as 78 from point 1 to the mouth of Big Indian but the biggest change for us was the spinnerbait bite. After very limited success with it all week we caught more than twenty on it yesterday. At least four feet down seemed to be really important and some were probably closer to ten feet down. All were gorged on shad and fat as pigs. All of them also hit like ten pound stripers! While many were only fourteen inch fish, they obviously didn't know it and pulled like freight trains. One thing that didn't change much was location. Points were again key. We tried fishing in and behind the flooded stuff as well as pockets and the back of coves but only caught a handful at best and all were little ones. Around fifteen feet of water was still most consistent for us. I was throwing a War Eagle "compact" style in green shad, silver and gold double willows, 1/2 oz. weight but 1/4 oz. size. Mark was using a regular 1/2 oz. in chartreuse and white and we caught a pretty equal number so size/color wasn't an apparent factor. We also caught a dozen or so on good 'ol Ned in the same locations and those bites were also very aggressive. I also would very much like to point out that ALL of the Ned fish were caught on - wait for it - WATERMELON RED! Bad news is, after the Super Dave ruse resulted in me disposing of many thousands of dollars worth of the dang things I had to restock. Consequently, don't waste your time looking for any either online or locally anytime soon cause there ain't any! Heading back out shortly to take on the pea soup conditions on grand finale day. Hope the SB is still working!
  2. 4 points
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    My best yet.
  3. 4 points
    merc1997

    Table Rock Holding Steady to Raising

    exactly why we need term limits and get rid of lobbyists. bo
  4. 3 points
    We filmed a Honey Hole TV episode this year at the KVD event on Table Rock. Hope you enjoy!
  5. 3 points
    Chief Grey Bear

    Classic

  6. 3 points
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    I'll veer back to food here. Last night's chicken spaghetti (fusilli) with a salad.
  7. 3 points
    At Table Rock? They only cut it by 3,000. They're still releasing 20,000 cfs. They adjusted the flow by reducing turbine release, not flood gate release. They said it was easier to adjust using the turbines verses the gates. I personally hope they don't stop at this flow even though it makes fishing tough for most people here on Taney. They need to keep moving water out of the basin because one big rain could spell disaster for this area.
  8. 3 points
    Gavin

    What's Cooking?

    Have never had "Good" with those vile green round orbs. Would rather eat canned or frozen Lima beans. Best use for frozen peas is to chill a black eye, or to cool your nut sack after a vasectomy. Our just toss them in the trash if found in freezer or fridge.
  9. 3 points
    Tanderson15

    Upgrading motor question

    I have a 97 merc Efi and have never had a tune up, change my own plugs and have been bad on changing the impellers (sp) only 5. It's a 175 hp and still pushes my 2000 triton multi species 189 at 58 mph (gps) on cool day and yes it does smoke a little some time. I don't know the hours but my first HDS unit at console shows 2876 miles in 5 yrs here. No telling how many I had on the Missouri River impoundments out west. I would love to have a 4 stroke, for smoke and noise, but can't justify it yet. Every spring it starts right up. I think I have been lucky.
  10. 2 points
    m&m

    Dam area 5/11

    What a difference a few days make. If you want to see some color in the water in the dam area now is the time to come and see it. I launched from the State Park marina as Moonshine is still closed. Fished for a few hours and caught only 1 keeper LM and 18 dinks. Mixture on the dinks. Keeper and the bigger fish were caught on a spinnerbait near the walkways leading to docks. WT was 67 - 70 when I took out at 11:30. Water was dirty for the dam area. 2' visibility in most areas. Most of the dinks were caught on the Ned on secondary points. I switched from a PBJ to a gp/orange and started catching them. Mike
  11. 2 points
    Ham

    Stockton 5/9,5/10,5/11

    I fished with cajunangler. Sure was tough. Tried all over the lake. Tried a lot of things. I felt like water was pretty ugly, but it was less ugly towards the dam we caught fish, but not a lot and not a lot of size. We really put in a lot of tine with minimal results. I would suggest fishing elsewhere until conditions improve / stabilize.
  12. 2 points
    Claire doesn't care a bit about KC either. She's soulless.
  13. 2 points
    Royal Blue

    Dam area 5/11

    I'm telling you. The SB bites are insane right now. If they hit it they're trying to kill it.
  14. 2 points
    dtrs5kprs

    Dam area 5/11

    Trick with GP/orange is finding a bag with a good mix of colors, not just shot full of orange. Manufacturing consistency on that color is a mess.
  15. 2 points
    Terrierman

    What's Cooking?

    Fresh creamed peas with baby onions are one of the finest things I have ever tasted. My grandmother would make them every spring. Great memory.
  16. 2 points
    dtrs5kprs

    Spinner Baits

    It's a fish catching lake for sure, in the multi-species sense. Maybe more like some of the windy KS lakes like Melvern. That wasn't a knock on Stockton. Just one of the reasons blades can be a tough sell on TR. They see a bunch of them, and a bunch of everything else. Makes them skittish and grumpy.
  17. 2 points
    Seth

    Upgrading motor question

    If you get a G2, you can get all sorts of colors! Mine is a gen1 and navy, so it's kind of dark, but not as dark as a Mercury.
  18. 2 points
    dtrs5kprs

    Spinner Baits

    And Stockton doesn't get the pressure TR does. It's not unfished, but it's not going to have 400 tmt boats on it on a weekend.
  19. 2 points
    Royal Blue

    Baxter to Shell Knob 5/9/17

    I've lived in the area for 20 years and the Rock is just tough. Just finding fish right now is an adventure. There's a ton of cover. I know how to catch them pretty good on the blade, but this summer when you guys are killing it deep with drop shots I'll be lost. Fwiw, I only throw War Eagle anymore too. I used to throw Strike King and even Booyah, but there is something about the WE that makes a difference IMHO. It could just be confidence on my part though. I'll be begging for advice when the fish go deep pretty soon.
  20. 1 point
    BilletHead

    What's Cooking?

    When he uses the Dang word it means something . Haven't seen him use it with peas yet. That should tell you something too, BilletHead
  21. 1 point
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    I don't wanna brag, but, dang this was good. Dang ?
  22. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    What's Cooking?

    Peas?
  23. 1 point
    ness

    Whatchya Drinking?

    I give you...The PeatiniĀ®
  24. 1 point
    BilletHead

    What's Cooking?

    Naw you don't have to ruin alcohol to have you drink of pee, I mean pea. Just throw some ice cubes in your pee, I mean pea soup. That or blend your bag of frozen peas and have a pea slush. There you go Ness go to 7-eleven and request they put in a pea slushy machine . BilletHead
  25. 1 point
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    This has got me thinking.... Pea Colada Peaguiruta Peatini
  26. 1 point
    m&m

    Dam area 5/11

    Yep on the an bite. I recommend using a trailer hook because they hit it fast and hard but sometimes miss. Vernon, sounds like a good time. Good luck today. Sorry we didn't get to meet this week but I was only able to get out Saturday and Thursday for a couple of hours launching from State Park and I stayed down that way. The dam area should be clearer today because my boat collected a lot of the gunk in the water it was a mess when I took out yesterday I had to scrub it down to remove the water line Mike
  27. 1 point
    Royal Blue

    Spinner Baits

    I'll also add that TR is an excellent SB lake at night more often than not. I've had a ton of success with the black Jewel Jolt SB.
  28. 1 point
    aarchdale@coresleep.com

    Hey al Agnew

    Al, I got a Birthday card from my grandma last year that was one of your illustrations. I thought it was pretty cool, she had no clue that i knew who you were. You do some great work!!
  29. 1 point
    Terrierman

    What's Cooking?

    Pearl onions. About the size of the last joint of your little finger after peeling. They are kind of a pain. Maybe a half cup of onions to two cups of peas and then enough white sauce.
  30. 1 point
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    Now you're talking. God bless grandma's peas! Wonderful, green, delicious peas! I can't type it enough!! I love peas, peas, peas!!! Gimme more peas!! She shoulda left out the onions. ? Just takes away from the real pea flavor of peas!!
  31. 1 point
    Terrierman

    What's Cooking?

    In white sauce with real cream and real butter and real pearl onions that she would parboil. It would go in more or less order get the onions ready, make the white sauce, blanch and not much more the peas, combine and serve.
  32. 1 point
    They evolved to handle big floods, and this one was warm water, so they weren't sluggish. It might make a big dent in this year class due to the timing...1-2 inch smallies can't handle floods like the adults can. But I don't think there will be a big difference in the number of adult fish in the river, just that for a while it will be harder to fish because of all the changes and the downed trees and such.
  33. 1 point
    Stump bumper

    Upgrading motor question

    I know exactly what rod you are talking about, I will check. Thanks
  34. 1 point
    Flysmallie

    Just funny stuff

    I think downtown Springfield is the mother ship for these guys.
  35. 1 point
    Sorry for the slow response, just seeing this. I take it this is tongue in cheek, but that's a lot of if's! :-)
  36. 1 point
    lmt out

    5/9 walleye

    When if filet the fish I just take the sides of and leave the skin on the filet. We call this half shelling. We have an electric smoker so the wife said she uses hickory chips. leaves the skin on and skin side down uses salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a little cayenne powder. She smokes them for 2 hrs at 215 degree.
  37. 1 point
    Stein

    Trout boat under construction

    Helper? No helper, unless you mean my wife who helped me flip it twice! Really there's nothing to be impressed by for woodworking skills. It's the first wooden thing that I have made other than a set of shelves.or whatnot. I'm more comfortable with a welder and grinder but thanks all the same! Last coat on the bottom. Flip tomorrow to epoxy the inside. Hope the taped off areas come off with little persuasion from a utility knife through three layers of epoxy.
  38. 1 point
    Mitch f

    Just funny stuff

  39. 1 point
    Seth

    White, Brown and Rainbow

    Angle the boat trailer downstream in swift water. It makes unloading and loading much easier (and safer). It's much easier trying to load a boat onto the trailer when driving up into the current slightly versus going completely perpendicular to it. For whatever reason, I rarely ever see people doing this. Just make sure you don't drop the trailer off the downstream side of the ramp. In fact, it's best to just use the upstream side if you're not real familiar with the ramp or good at backing a trailer.
  40. 1 point
    m&m

    Spinner Baits

    Bill, as always thank you for the report. Still no TW action eh? Mike
  41. 1 point
    Bill Babler

    Spinner Baits

    It is a very good idea right now to put a stinger hook on. We have been getting thumped hard this week, some knocking slack in the line and missing them till I put a trailer hook on. Early Coldslaw in 3/8 with either a big Colorado or a Colorado and a williow and as the sun comes up go to a Mouse or anything white. They really are liking gold blades over chrome. This is for the stained water. When you get to point 7 the water is clearing fast and the SB bite is over by 7 or 7:30. They are eating a Road Kill or Puke Tube with the ends dyed orange in the stained water on the old bank line. Put your boat in 30' and don't go an inch under that, stay in 30 to 35 and work the tube hopping and dragging on flat gravel and cove points. From point 7 to the dam they are eating the tube, jig and shaky head in the same depth. Tube color is watermelon candy and watermelon, jig is PBJ and the shaky head is GP with its tail dyed red. Buster is also catching them really good swimming the Keitech in Pro Blue and Rainbow Shad. Very few of us can do this, he is setting his boat in 40 to 45 ft. and swimming it as slow as mush thru a sieve. Mostly main lake points and he is catching big pre-spawn K's and post spawn LM Should have a really good idea after Wednesday as I'm on the Rock constant after that.
  42. 1 point
    m&m

    State park area 5/6

    Very well thought out membership levels. You forgot to mention the senior membership. Most of us seniors can't remember three days later where we fished last in the mystery cove so we are rarely a threat to the fish population. Which is why I keep posting soon after fishing there but following my senior membership rule of not mentioning the cove by name. Mike
  43. 1 point
    BilletHead

    Whatchya Drinking?

    Kentucky Derby that is all we have heard the past few days. The official drink is the mint julep. I am not a horse race fan but we decided we wanted to try to make the official drink, This should be a thread of what we are not drinking .The Mrs. took a sip and gave me a frown. With a yuk follow up. Then I tried it. Said maybe I can get used to it, another sip and I am not sure I can get used to this. This is where the mint julep ended up! No more foo,foo drinks for the BilletHead's
  44. 1 point
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    You pea haters stifle yourselves. This tasted good when I put it in my mouth.
  45. 1 point
    Krazo

    Water Water Water

    Impressive lmt out! Do you ever get skunked. Good to hear someone is catching fish. Thanks for the report.
  46. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    What's Cooking?

    Not my idea of fine quisine, however a good aged steak yeah I could do that. Some days its the simple things though, came home last night, damp, and tired, walked into the house and the smell of the beef roast in the crock pot was the most wonderful thing I could think of. If I could make a fragrace that smelled like roast, fresh bread, and strong coffee I would be rich.
  47. 1 point
    I'll give everything a scrub before I run new cable and I'll be buying a new 3 amp fuse link anyway so I can plug that in and see what happens. That won't take long as I have everything tore down already. If it don't work all I have to do is run the new wiring and get at fishing.
  48. 1 point
    I have run into issues with the cheesy 3-5 amp fuse links getting corroded. The pins will still show 12v on the voltmeter but will drop voltage when the circuit is put under a load. If there is a fuse link in-line you might pull it apart and clean the contacts with a wire brush.
  49. 1 point
    jdmidwest

    Fixing Leaks?

    I carry a stick of the JBweld putty in the jet boat for minor gashes. Goes on wet. Cures in water.
  50. 1 point
    Ketchup

    Odd hooks

    Anyone else seen these? The guy i seen selling them says very hard for fish to throw these hooks.
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