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  1. 10 points
    Lifes2Short

    Thursday 5/8

    Had a great 4 hours on the lake today! Released this girl but kept 10 for the oil. Jigs in 12 to 15’. Out of Roark Bluff.
  2. 4 points
    dtrs5kprs

    Big ugly fish- OK state record

    https://www.tulsaworld.com/sports/beast-of-a-fish-broken-bow-angler-lands--pound/article_23e1e6f2-4842-5760-9bc0-7aeadbc09b51.html May or may not know who made the jig 😉
  3. 2 points
    Bill Babler

    Where to launch Saturday

    Won't be much anywhere. Costa cuts down Friday.
  4. 2 points
    STLbassbuster

    Where to launch Saturday

    You could also give Bull Shoals a shot.
  5. 2 points
    STLbassbuster

    AIA-5/3-pressured fish!

    I have no issues with growing the sport but we could do a better job of managing tournament volumes per weekend on the lake. Also BASS & FLW should follow MLF catch/weigh/release.
  6. 2 points
    ness

    1st time wearing one of these.

    They survived long enough to reproduce. Most of us set the bar higher now
  7. 2 points
    Fished Shell Knob to Big Creek last weekend, lake was in much better shape than anticipated. Had a lot of work to do around the house so was only able to get out a few hours each day and made the most of it. Seems to be many ways to catch them but the swim bait on gravel was the most consistent. Saturday - poked around with a wacky rigged senko and a spook, caught a few early but wasn't what i had expected. with the clear water i went and idled a few gravel banks/flats outside of spawning pockets and there they were. Caught them on a 1/4 oz head and 2.8 speed shad, color didnt seem to matter. boat in 30-40 casting toward the bank, a few locations were just flat on! Headed back out in the afternoon for a few hours and hit some more gravel with the same results. Lots of big fat smallies and keeper sized spots. Sunday - was stuck fishing the Campbell point area due to the fog and had some great blow ups on a spook in the flooded bushes early, only connected with a handful. Also picked up a few largemouth in the 17" range on a large swimbait shallow, saw several fresh beds and fish cruising shallow, eager to eat. Loaded up and went to do chores, came back and fished from 11-1 on the gravel with the small swimmer, a little slower but they were still there and left them biting as it was time to head back home. Hope this helps!
  8. 2 points
    tjm

    1st time wearing one of these.

    I have read that UV bounces off the water, so that the dosage while boating might be double that collected working on the boat in the yard. That said a sombrero and a chambray shirt will protect as much as needed. Thousands of generations of hominins survived the sun or we wouldn't be here now.
  9. 2 points
    Trimming up the motor on a jet when accelerating decreases drag and running depth and increases speed. IMO
  10. 2 points
    Last time i fished with Ketchup we both pitch our spoons up under a dock and they migrated and hooked each other, We both faught each other all the way to the surface thinking we both had a fish. At the time i just said lets keep this to ourselves, but it was to funny not to share
  11. 2 points
    Haris122

    Going fishing Sunday

    Did better than I did. I went Saturday and Sunday with 2 fishing buddies of mine, one of whom has a boat, and we we're going for crappie. They caught a few crappie on minnows, along with a little bass, but I struck out mainly fishing tubes and smaller cranks for Crappie.
  12. 1 point
    Ketchup

    Wrench and Ketchup

    Wrench and myself finally got together for a day of, well fun...... Tho wrench gave his idea of a recap to our day, I’m going to give mine, as it is slightly different than his.... So, for a solid week leading up to this benefit tournament, wrench sent me pictures of frog infested fishing backwaters, whites the size of musky, stories of buddies of his coming up to fish, catching nothing smaller than a 7lb fish. The more we chatted, the more my excitement grew. He talked about us fishing his favorite honey holes, as the launch was in his backyard. Now, for a guy to take you to fish HIS holes, is a big deal. Just Incase I fell overboard, or got lost launching the boat, I asked for gps coordinates as a backup, so I could meet him at the next secret hole. Well, those never came. Yeah, I know, can’t give out all of your secrets. The evening before launch, I get a message, which I shared with him right away, saying the launch site has changed to the other end of the lake. Man did my anxiety take its toll, because for a week, seeing these pictures, hearing the stories, and finally fishing his secrets holes, I knew getting that message would change everything. So I sent wrench a copied text with the new launch details, and about 10 minutes later, I get this response: “You’re on your own”. Now mind you, this is like 8:30pm, the evening before our first outing together. As I load my gear into the truck, my mind drifts off to those stories I heard all week about 7 pounders every other cast, possibly hooking a white that swam back out of the river, that would engorge any musky left over on LOZ, and the idea of seeing firsthand his honey holes, I got settled into bed around 1:30am. At 4 I fire the truck off for my 1 hour 50 minute drive to this new area of the lake. We met at a local supermarket that was boiling smoke from some ribs they were preparing. Our agreed meeting time was 6:30am. Im one of those that am atleast 45 minutes early most places, especially fishing related. I get there at 5:40, roll the window down, letting those smoke searing ribs sink into my lungs. I have my gear laid out across the bed, standing outside waiting for wrench. At 6:31 he pulls up, smiling face and all, as I comment “where were you, at the donut shop” to his reply, another friendly smile. We load up, get to the launch, chat with a couple dudes, and launch. 7:30 takeoff time, and looks at me and says “well, I have never been on this side of the lake, so I hope you got the goods”. Now, I remember a week ago telling him “I have been on this pond once in my life, and it was by the dam, for crappie” so when he says he is relying on me, I just sunk into the boat seat. We get to the first cut, and both catch a few behind docks. Keep moving and more of the same. As the day goes on, and the washing machine wave makers start coming out, this was about 10am on a cool, cloudy sky, I knew it was going to be rough. And rough it was. In closing, we caught a bunch of short fish, watched guys weigh in limits, got a free t-shirt, and finally got to hang out. Wrench is one of those guys you just feel comfortable around, not the “Im wearing my speedo in the boat with you” comfortable, but one you can joke with, tease, and enjoy the day with, thinking “I could do this again”. We had 9 fun filled hours of doing/saying guy stuff. I have no doubts we will be doing this again soon, but with a few modifications: Everytime he texts me pictures or stories leading up to the outing, I’m blocking his number!!!! “disclosure”. SOME of what you just read was true. You choose what isn’t. Wrench, you’re a good dude. Thanks.
  13. 1 point
    moguy1973

    Another kill switch video

    Nah. Everyone thinks they are KVD and want to make a buck off making fishing videos and the racing to the spot action sequence is part of their video anymore.
  14. 1 point
    Quillback

    Goggleye?

    Panfish are biting, catching one or two everyday while bass fishing.
  15. 1 point
    Sore Thumbs

    Where to launch Saturday

    What Bill said. Top 10 fish Saturday. MLF guys start practicing on Sunday. Saturday will be your best day more than likely.
  16. 1 point
    Braid handles much better on a spinning reel than mono, no twist or snarls. Casts further, especially with light lures. Sensitivity (if you're looking for that) is much, much better than mono. The newer braids are good stuff, and this is from a guy that used to hate braid.
  17. 1 point
    mojorig

    Boat ramps for high water

    Here is the Fairview Access
  18. 1 point
    tjm

    Got To Figure Out Something

    Issued with soldiers rations in the Great War, all through my basic it was "smoke 'em if ya got 'em; if ya don't police the area" (pick up the other guys cigarette butts) They didn't force us to smoke but there was some encouragement to, we weren't allowed to chew gum ever. Nothing at all just some one on a crusade, it is however good advice, all that money could buy a boat.
  19. 1 point
    Ellros

    Where to launch Saturday

    Another hour of driving might be worth it to avoid potential lines at ramps and the traffic on the lake.
  20. 1 point
    oneshot

    Got To Figure Out Something

    What did this have to do with OP anyway? oneshot
  21. 1 point
    tjm

    Another kill switch video

    Gotta ask though, how do you suppose they knew to film all that and have the multiple camera angles, along with the the speed?
  22. 1 point
    Fished Shell Knob to Big Creek last weekend, lake was in much better shape than anticipated. Had a lot of work to do around the house so was only able to get out a few hours each day and made the most of it. Seems to be many ways to catch them but the swim bait on gravel was the most consistent. Saturday - poked around with a wacky rigged senko and a spook, caught a few early but wasn't what i had expected. with the clear water i went and idled a few gravel banks/flats outside of spawning pockets and there they were. Caught them on a 1/4 oz head and 2.8 speed shad, color didnt seem to matter. boat in 30-40 casting toward the bank, a few locations were just flat on! Headed back out in the afternoon for a few hours and hit some more gravel with the same results. Lots of big fat smallies and keeper sized spots. Sunday - was stuck fishing the Campbell point area due to the fog and had some great blow ups on a spook in the flooded bushes early, only connected with a handful. Also picked up a few largemouth in the 17" range on a large swimbait shallow, saw several fresh beds and fish cruising shallow, eager to eat. Loaded up and went to do chores, came back and fished from 11-1 on the gravel with the small swimmer, a little slower but they were still there and left them biting as it was time to head back home. Hope this helps!
  23. 1 point
    Phil Lilley

    Another kill switch video

    Jumper could have ended up in the prop... very lucky.
  24. 1 point
    Willyh08

    Where to launch Saturday

    If you go to this link which shows the regatta permits, that might help you decide. the COSTA is not listed?? https://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/WP04Web/app/searchRegattaWeb?action=Search+Again
  25. 1 point
    RogueAgent

    Where to launch Saturday

    And next week MLF is in town
  26. 1 point
    People weren't supposed to travel the globe. If everyone had just stayed in the area where they were born then we would all be better off. Both sides of my lineage are originally from Scotland but migrated to middle America. Maybe most of ya are just a bunch of mutts. 😂
  27. 1 point
    magicwormman

    Buzzard 5-6-2019

    Yes, most of the debris is headed your way! I see it didn't slow down the Costa boys! They were running wide open heading to pt. 15.
  28. 1 point
    Seth

    1st time wearing one of these.

    I'm not outside in direct sunlight for 8-10 hours straight while doing those other activities. I don't get all covered up to fish if I'm just going out for a few hours either.
  29. 1 point
    That’s what I was trying to explain. Adjust the trim up until the splash is reduced at the motor.
  30. 1 point
    BassMaster#1

    May 3 - 5th report

    Stayed at sister creek resort and as everyone knows the lake went up about 8 feet when we got there on Thursday and ended up about 12 feet up when we left. It looked like we were fishing in a flooded forest. We found fish in the bushes and off the bushes, but be prepared to get hung up. It seemed like the fish were confused on if they should be in the bushes or out on the original lake points. We ended up holding our own with all the rain that came in and no sunshine till sunday. I think if they would have had time for the high water to stabilize we would have seen more In the bushes. Maybe by next week the and stable high water, the majority of fish wil be in the bushes. The majority of our fish were over 2lbs with a few 3 and 4lbers mixed in. Friday was windy, rainy and maybe the worst day of our trip but the most productive for us as we managed 16lbs of fish. The majority were smallmouth but those smallies feel like double thier weight when you fight one. We caught the bigger ones on tubes and jigs around little sisters creek, bull shoals boat dock and oakland area. We were fishing brush on sides of points, and backing out off the brush which seemed to produce bigger bites. Picked up a few on cranks, and dragging wurmbs and flukes along with a few walleye in the 17" range. No top water bite for us. On Sunday sun was shining and decided to get out of the bushes and fish secondary points all morning for those bigger smallies. Landed better quality fish with.my buddy hooking what look to be close to a 5lber that got off at the boat. He caught it right at high noon dragging a big jig and teased me by handing me the rod and asking if I want to reel it in. Guess it back fired on him as he lost it at the boat. A few of the smallmouth we caught were not totally spawned out like they should be but most of the ones we caught were. A few of the largemouth had red tails as well. All fish released...ran Into some meat eaters from up north at the resort and they had no Intention of release anything. They ripped some big fillets off about a 5lb smallie and a few smaller ones. Said they were down passing time till the northern fishing kicked in full swing. Was seeing down 20ft is some coves which amazed me after all the rain dumped on the lake.
  31. 1 point
    Terrin Garber

    Cops for Kids

    Fished with my dad. Caught 12.7lbs. All keepers came on a ned rig. was tough until the wind picked up in the afternoon. 17.5 won it I think. Fishing main lake gravel points and spawning pockets. Bite for us as 5-15 foot. Seemed like in the wind you could catch fish shallower. Fished from Branson all the way up to Cambell's point hoping. Great day to be with my dad on beautiful Table Rock Lake. Good luck everyone.
  32. 1 point
    Al Agnew

    Goggleye?

    It's definitely a warmouth. Quickest way to differentiate warmouth from the three rock bass species is to look at the spines at the front of the anal fin. Warmouth have 3 spines, rock bass have 5 or 6 spines. Other than that...I've never seen a rock bass that was colored like a warmouth no matter how dark they are. They always have the black spots against a lighter background on their sides. Also, they always have one dark stripe running almost vertically downwards from their eye. Warmouth have three stripes radiating away from the eye, the top one horizontal and going back to the point of the gill cover. Warmouth have a mingling of colors, with brass or lighter greenish irregular spots on their sides against a darker background, instead of the black spots against a lighter background of rock bass. And the margin of the gill cover on warmouth is rounded like a bluegill or sunfish, while rock bass have a pointed back edge of their gill cover.
  33. 1 point
    bferg

    Big Clifty 5/3 and 5/4

    Spent the weekend at a friend's house back in Big Clifty. I am not very familiar with this part of the lake as far as fishing goes but I have to say we had a great weekend fishing and the kids got in on the action as well. Such a beautiful area back there! Beaver is a fund place to fish in May- we caught Walleye, LM, Spots, Smallies, and Whites. Water is SUPER CLEAR- probably up to 20 feet of visibility. WT was 64ish... we had a few different bites: 1. Way in the back of the creeks and coves lots of fish on/around beds or up shallow. Had our best luck in these areas making long casts into the skinny water in back or flipping into flooded timber (had to be stuff that looked like it was there for a while- nothing "new" from the last few day of rain was holding fish yet. I caught most of my fish in these areas throwing a 5/16 oz Jewel Spider jig with a speed crawl or a rage tail menace. 2. Long tapering points with a swim bait- usual suspects: keitech 3.3 fat in anything shad like. (Side note- tested out the Jewel Gem head- REALLY like that swimbait head- locks those things on!). Caught one very nice Walter this way which sadly I didn't get a picture of. We were bank fishing in front of my buddy's house and my net was in my boat! I got one hand under his belly and he flopped and came unbuttoned. Was def 22+ inches though. Very nice fish. 3. Topwater- We didn't have a lot of topwater action- at least not much luck getting fish to BITE to top even though we did see some activity. But I chalk that up more to me not knowing this area very well and where to go. But- I did have one of my favorite fish catches ever on top water. My daughter and I were on the back of the boat throwing topwater early Sunday AM. 1/2 way through a retrieve with a spook my daughter almost took my eye out with a pop-r so I decided to take out the back seat so we had a little more room to move around. I put my rod down (spook still in the water) and reached down to remove the pedestal seat... suddenly my rod was heading for the lake! Grabbed it just in time- rod in on hand and seat in the other. The samllie you see below just crushed it! Actually thought it was a striper... handed the rod to my daughter who had a blast reeling it in! 4. Found a school of whites in the back of a cove in 20 feet of water. It took some work to get them to bite but we did get a few- keitech 3.3. Beaver is at its best this month- fun mixed bags... with the insane rain we got last night I am sure the water will come up some more and if it stabilizes at all flipping a jig is going to be a great time...
  34. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Wrench and Ketchup

    You're a good dude too 🙂 There's nothing like a new friend. It's like a challenge to see how soon I can make him call me a Cocksucker. 🤣
  35. 1 point
    My 40 jet has trim and tilt as do most I see on the rivers. If you run a whale tail you definitely need it.
  36. 1 point
    Fish24/7

    May 3 - 5th report

    The law is aware of what goes on at night around the lake and streams. This kind of activity isn't anything new. I called in some guys grabbing walleye a few years ago.These fools tried to tell me walleye were biting their grab hooks ......as they pulled them out of the water tail first. A kid was sitting on a log ripping the sides off them too. So I waited an hour nobody came. Either didn't want to mess with it or was busy somewhere else I guess.
  37. 1 point
    Phil Lilley

    Taneycomo Report, May 7

    Quick and concise... recent rains have brought our lakes up to levels which warrant some concern. Beaver Lake is now approaching 1125.5 feet, only 4.5 feet from its flood pool while Table Rock hovers at 920 feet, that magical level that calls for flood gates and flows at 20,000 c.f.s.. But Table Rock Dam is now running 3 turbines full while one turbine is down for maintenance so 5 spill gates are open 1 foot each to make up for the 4th turbine, equaling 15,000 c.f.s of flow. Four gates were open for about 24 hours yesterday when Table Rock's level reached 920.3 feet but dropped below 920 feet this morning. All the while, Bull Shoals is rising and is now at 672.7 feet, almost 10 feet higher than a week ago. Taney's water temperature is 54 degrees on the spill side, 44 degrees on the turbine side. When the extra gates were open we saw 60 degree water and a push of threadfin shad, just not as many as we'd like to see. I think we got a deposit of warm water fish too, white bass, walleye and small mouth bass. White jigs have not taken off like we would have hoped with the spill gates open but fishing is fairly good. Some are fishing a 1/32nd ounce white jig under a float 10-12 feet deep the first 3 miles of the lake while others are throwing 1/8th to 3/32nd ounce jigs straight, 4-pound line. I'm also using our sculpin/peach jigs and doing pretty good too. Spoons - silver Cleo or Boyaunt - are working well too. Work the eddies all the way down to Fall Creek using an 1/8th ounce earth color jigs like black, brown or sculpin. Below Fall Creek, drift minnows, night crawlers and Berkley Powerworm in pink, red or while on the bottom using drift rigs. The word is the trout are not in the creeks right now for some reason but if you're out and want to try, I would because they really should be in there. The water isn't going to be as fast down at the Landing so fishing down there will be easier. With this high water, watch where you're drifting and stay mid lake. Don't anchor in current and wear a life jacket if you're at all uncomfortable in swift water. View full article
  38. 1 point
    netboy

    Roundhouse Shoals 5/7

    I took my boat down to Roundhouse Shoals his morning and got out and waded. Caught 6 or 7 on eggs/midges early and then about 10:00 the caddis started coming up. Tied on a size 18 foam bodied elk hair caddis and the fish really liked it. Probably caught 30 on the dry fly and missed a bunch more. After missing 5 in a row I checked my fly and it had a trout scale embedded on the hook point so that's why I was missing them. Mostly average size rainbows along with 2 cutthroats and this really fat rainbow that gave me a good fight on a 3wt.
  39. 1 point
    Dutch

    Heading down for 10 days

    Stayed N of 215 bridge today. Had 39 bass with 9 keepers to 3.75 and 1 keeper walleye. Again plastic was the only thing that was working. Fish are moving to the coves.
  40. 1 point
    196champ

    Shell Knob to Big Creek 5/4 - 5/5

    I keep an eye on the video reports, as do most, and have fished the area from Big Creek to just passed Shell Knob the majority of my life. Granted there were a lot of boats on the lake, i found it intriguing that the report posted by Mr. Prey showed the bank line with definitive docks and landmarks in the background, anyone with some history in the area could pinpoint them. He also described exactly how a was catching them, similar to the pattern i found to work. It was an absolute circus and merry go round on these 2 spots. Comical at times with 5+ boats on a single stretch of bank. These guys are generous enough to tell us how to catch fish without paying a dime, Bill, and many people on this forum are a wealth of knowledge. Give them some respect and make their report your own instead of hammering these few spots you can make out from pictures. I'm sure this doesn't apply to many here but just an observation.
  41. 1 point
    Fish24/7

    May 3 - 5th report

    Great report thank you! Despite the conditions you still caught them nice work. On a side note Spearhunters abound after dark wearing headlamps and shooting at anything that moves. Nobody cares evidently this happens Every spring. Big creek or Haskins ford after 11pm is not a good idea. I wanted to try for whites after dark but not with crazy bastards with guns spotlighting the water and goofing off. Will just keep fishing there during the day when they aren't there. somebody who spearfishes there must be diabetic and dropped their insulin syringes 😡 I Don't blame the warden for not going there. He knows about these places. Besides he has so much water to cover in the first place. Plus people on narcotics are extremely dangerous and he would be outnumbered .. I keep extra trash bags in my car to pick up the dirty diapers beer cans and whisky mini bottles they leave behind.
  42. 1 point
    BrowningCollector.com

    Buzzard 5-6-2019

    Wait. What. You mean even more debris is headed to our dock? I may not be able to use our lift. Rained hard last night south Springfield. Suspect you'll see even more junk soon.
  43. 1 point
    vernon

    Storm

    Roger that! I was always nuts but after that? Hide the women and children.......
  44. 1 point
    Macsimus

    Buzzard 5-6-2019

    Good wakeboarder deterrent.
  45. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    Storm

    This explains a lot😆
  46. 1 point
    mojorig

    Lawsuit- AR farmers vs COE

    Ran across this article: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/mar/22/farmers-suit-blames-corps-for-flood-los-1/
  47. 1 point
    vernon

    Storm

    Pretty sure I pay $10 a year for the Radarscope "Pro" version. I'm sure some will think that's ridiculous but if you're outdoors and not near readily available shelter a lot like I am it's well worth it. Just last week it enabled us to stay at least fifteen minutes or so ahead of all the lightning and wind and plan our movements around the lake with more than an educated guess. Lightningmap.org is free website (not app) that's also very valuable and is free. It will alert you to lightning strikes within however many miles you choose to select in the settings (mine's on 30 miles) and even has cool little rings that follow the the thunder from the point of the strike to your location with amazing accuracy. If that sucker goes off on my iPhone you better bet I'm immediately checking Radarscope to see what is or isn't heading my way. Call me paranoid but as a guy that has actually been struck by lightning once before I'm gonna do everything I can to keep it from ever happening again!
  48. 1 point
    kjackson

    Bass boat 102mph crash

    That sorta reminds me of a time when I worked for Bass & Walleye Boats. We were on Table Rock at a media thing, testing various boats. For a Full Ride piece, we had to do fuel usage at various rpms as well as speed. This particular boat was a new 20-foot Pro Craft with an "experimental" 300 hp Mercury on the back. It was on a Saturday with the lake fairly busy. My colleague was running the testing, and I was driving. We found about the quietest water we could and started the test, running at idle, 1000 rpms, 2000 and so on. Finally, we had to do the WOT test, and we hit 72mph over some pretty rough water from boat wakes when I looked at him, and he was up in the air, standing on the ball of one foot and holding the test equipment with one hand while grabbing for a handhold with the other. I shut it down at that point--it scared the stuffing out of me. I don't remember now if that piece ever did publish. We didn't flip, but I'm not sure we wouldn't have.
  49. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Got To Figure Out Something

    You just need a Ghille. Or better yet just do what I do. Sit there with a cooler of beer and a pack of smokes and watch someone else fish. Cheer them on when they catch one, and tell them what they are doing wrong when they don't. It's fun!
  50. 1 point
    But can sunlight actually be so accurate to hit something that small.
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