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  1. 14 points
    edyer

    James River Striper!

    I was fishing the James River/Aunt's Creek area Tuesday evening. The water was very muddy, but there were a lot of shad and loons around so I was launching my A Rig trying to entice something to bite. I started to get frustrated and questioned my sanity for fishing such muddy water. I was going to leave this spot after this cast, and suddenly my late afternoon trip turned into something special. I felt a tug and set the hook and soon found out that this was not your usual bass you catch on Table Rock, but a Striper! In forty years of fishing Table Rock, I had never heard or seen one caught. I had heard that there were some in the lake that escaped Beaver Lake when flood waters allowed some to go over the dam. The mighty fish made several runs, before I was able to bring it closer to the boat. I had thought it might be a huge Cat or a carp, but I was sure surprised to see this beautiful fish swim by the boat. I was able to get it halfway into my net, and had to use both hands on the hoop to get it into my Ranger. I called Dick Stewart from Oak Hill Resort to share my surprise and he said to bring it in so we could take some pictures of it and weigh it. It was 40 inches long and weighed 26.5 pounds on his dock scale. We were able to release it alive. After we did, I wasn't sure if it was the right thing to do or not, but maybe someone else will get a chance to decide it's fate and experience it's fight.
  2. 10 points
    edyer

    Fished the last seven days.

    We always come down from Michigan to share your beautiful lake and fish the Aunt's Creek Association Buddy Tournament.My buddy Dale and I came down last week Friday. We had just got the news that the tournaments were called off. We each drove our own boat and trailer down with planes that our teammates would come later to join us in the tournament. We also expected four others to join us. Then the Coronavirus stated getting more people infected and shutting down more stuff, everyone else decided to stay home.We figured we could socially distance ourselves on Table Rock, so we have been fishing out of our own boats, trying to stay within a mile of each other the past week. we fish about 6-8 hours a day, and compare our catches and stories. The first day, 3/21, was very tough. I caught one 2.5 pound largemouth and Dale got skunked. The next day we stayed between point 9 and Aunt's Creek. I caught a 3.5 pound smallmouth and a Spot. Dale caught a ball Spot. I believe it rained in the morning on Tuesday. We fished the Aunt's creek area again. I had five keeper smallmouths and a 40 inch Striper. Dale got skunked. The next day, we took a ride up the white towards Campbell. I caught 14 spots, two smallmouths, and two largemouths. Dale had 12 spots and two smallmouths. Next day we went to Kimberling City. I caught Two nice smallmouths, three 3 pound largemouths, and a nice spot for 17.68 pounds. Dale had a nice bag of four smallmouths and two spots for 16.86 pounds. We are kind of competitive. Thursday we went up the white again, and I only had three keepers, but one was a 3.65 small jaw. Dale had about a dozen, with a couple of smallmouths and the rest spots. Today we went back to Kimberling City and Dale had seven with a couple of real nice spots, one over 3 pounds.I had five fish, buttony three keepers which include a couple of small jaws, and a big spot. The majority of the fish Dale caught were on a 5/16 round ball jig with a smoke/purple Yamamoto 4 or 5 inch grub, or a 3 inch Kalin Grub.Keeps his boat in 25-30 feet and makes a cast award shore and slowing reels it back, trying to keep it near the bottom, without getting slimed.Most of my fish were caught on swim baits, using a 1/4 ounce Shin Spin jig with a 3.8 Keitech. I also caught a few, including the 3.65 smallmouth, on the 5/16 jig with a 2.8 keitech. The day I caught the Striper, I caught all five keeper smallmouths on a finesse A-Rig thrown very close to the flooded bushes. Much like a spinner bait. I tried a spinner bait, but couldn't get bit on it.Trying to decide where to fish tomorrow. Still haven't caught a big bass(I did lose a five pounder on Tuesday) Tried to net it by myself, and I should of boat flipped it. Glad it wasn't in a tournament. Still would like to have a 50 fish day. but with the water levels going down, I don't think the bite will turn on. We are leaving early Monday to head back to Michigan. Good luck everybody. This post has been promoted to an article
  3. 6 points
    Got her home this afternoon. Installed gas tank, put on a pair of new 6 ply tires with white rims. Put some reflective tape on the side stakes. And gave her the name. Thanks Mitch, we still need that fishing trip. The name was fitting, its my get away from the crowd boat. And she was born in a time that needs to be remembered. BTW, happy anniversary to me, 3 years out now and still cancer free. This is my celebration.
  4. 5 points
    Quillback

    What's Cooking?

    Deep frying some hybrid chunks right now, baking some steak fries, and simmering some of Bush's beans out of the can. Gourmet cookin'!
  5. 5 points
    netboy

    Quite a crowd today on the White 3/27

    Wow it looked like 4th of July up here today. The parking lot at Cotter was packed. There was minimum flow scheduled until about noon today so I waded Roundhouse Shoals this morning. Fishing was great and there seemed to be trout everywhere you would think there should be trout. I wasn't counting but probably caught upwards of 80. Started with a Y2K and then went to a crackleback and finally found some caddis hatching and that was fun. Didn't get any really big ones but lots of 16 - 17" so good fun. Looks like an indefinite paid vacation for most folks from the bigger cities due to all these crazy happenings and what better way to enjoy that.
  6. 4 points
    Feel a little funny about making a Truman Lake report, but we went so here it is and maybe a little bit of very uneducated information. This is kind of a story in the works and I blame it all on the interweb as it got me going this Winter with nothing to do but sit here and spend money I don't have. Started watching Spider rigging videos and I got HOOKED. Was kind of hooked from last year seeing them work on Lake O. during turkey season, but the videos were the last straw. I got with Ed. of Southern Crappie Rods and fanangled a guide price deal and he set me up with 8, 14' Southern Crappie Rods. I also bought a dual front chair system and a Drift Master trolling set up and mounted it all on my 23' Alweld. Of course then I had to try it out. Side note, we only used 2 rods each so 4 was the max we used around the trees. Been reading all the Truman reports on the web and most have been crazy good so a few phone calls and some great folks on here got me and my buddy Mark on our way. Quick note there were no minnows available in Warsaw yesterday, but we were smart and I brought 8 dozen from Lilleys, which reminds me, I need to have them put on my bill On with the report, we hit Bucksaw at 8:30 and were about number 15 in line to launch. No problem as these people actually know how to launch and pull boats out. 4 rigs can launch at once and it is like a well oiled machine. When we pulled out a 3:30 Mark said there were over 100 rigs in the parking lot. We saw boats of every age and price you can imagine. One current theme was it didn't mater your boat cost or how old it is. 99% of the boats had PanOptics. We saw rigs including the pickup that cost less than their electronics These crappie fishermen are CRAZY about Livescope. and a 126 SV After the tips I received we went up and started at Pretty Bob Creek. I will tell you, the creeks from Jackson up to 13 hwy are totally full of fishermen. Seems like most of these folks are either Dipping trees or Spider rigging. We did not see a person make a cast all day and we at first were covered up with fishermen. One thing I was not familiar with was how close these folks will fish to you. We were even slightly bumped once as a guy went by us with his trolling motor in a narrow channel between trees. Huge lake but everyone concentration on the major creeks.and there were lots of folks. At one point there were over 20 boats in Bob and the next big branch up on the right. We caught a total of 37 crappie 5 whites and 1 channel cat fish. We caught everything rigging using either a Capps and Coleman or a Kentucky rig. Never lost a hook in all those trees, unbelievable. We had decided to keep only crappie between 12" and 16" so that's what we did, could have had two limits, but there is not enough meat on a 9" crappie for me to mess with. We kept 14 crappie and had just a scouche over 6 lbs. of fillets which we thought was super for a couple of dummies. We had 5 females and 9 male keepers. Big Caveat and no" PanOptics." The Lowrance HDS7 told me they were hanging in the 10' to 15' depth range over 18' to 20' so we used that old worn out machine to find our crappie, and did OK. Didn't see them snap at it but saw the rod tip dip or quiver and that was fine. We could not catch a fish on a soft plastic. Caught them all on double minnow rigs. Caught 2 of the white bass on soft plastic The Dippers/Dabber fishermen were interesting, they would scan the millions of trees and pull up and dab a jig or minnow on a rod that was 11' to 14' and watch the scope. Talked to one of these guys at long range. His mount put the 126 SV screen just below his chin. I'm guessing the mount was at least 5'. He said every tree in Truman in the last 10 weeks had been dipped. Said he could catch one here and one there but the majority ran from the bait like a chicken with its tail feathers on fire. He said in January at times you could catch a limit out of one tree. Now it was one or two no matter how many were down there. They were totally gun shy. We noticed that the smaller pockets, like maybe only 100 yrds. long were not being hit so we gave them a try and right off we started catching. We caught the majority of our fish out of 3 of these small pockets . If I were to go back I would concentrate on these small pockets only. They need to have at least 20/25 ft. of water however to make them work. Fish are pretty much suspended over the deepest part either on a tree or just suspended in the channel. The Lake reminds be of Bull Shoals only its very muddy. Still fantastic vistas and no houses to be seen . Surface temp was 56 in the small cuts. Creeks and big lake 51 degree. Just about zero visibility, looked like you were lowering your bait into plowed ground. I heard a guide say the crappie like it muddier the better and he was right. Good Luck
  7. 3 points
    BilletHead

    heard a rumor

    It was true, @oneshot 1 and other shroomers'
  8. 3 points
    Terrin Garber

    Indian point 3/28

    Tough only caught two keeper fish. big one (5.2) on a jerkbait. If anyone caught em good today I tip my cap.
  9. 3 points
    Ryan Miloshewski

    Truman Lake Crappie 3/27

    Went to Truman yesterday to do some social distancing. Didn't work as I ended up seeing my buddies Jeff Faulkenberry and Tyler Schwartze at Bucksaw! Jeff is a stellar guide and Tyler is the ED of the Conservation Federation of Missouri. We chatted and decided to hit The Bob in the afternoon. Crappie are everywhere in almost any creek arm right now. You don't need a graph, but if you turn it on, you will honestly see fish 8-12-ft down everywhere. My buddy Jim and I were in one boat and Tyler and his crew fished with Jeff. They caught a lot more fish spider rigging with minnows. We caught a lot of fish but not nearly as many, but man they were big. 14-15-inch white crappie and close to 2-pounds. We did our best just putting the trolling motor on low and trolling around the open areas with a 1/16-oz or 1/8-oz jighead and a red/chartreuse Slab Slay'r (2 or 3-inch). Depended on how far back you went and how windy as to what size we used. Windier/deeper=heavier head. I also went old school and tied on a roadrunner and slow rolled it. I caught some slabs doing this. It was a 1/16-oz head and a chartreuse body. The water is high and fairly muddy so I just tied it on, on a whim, thinking the spinner may help. It did. I caught the biggest of the day on it. When it hit, it took drag. I thought for sure it was a white or a hybrid. Nope, just a slab! If you are a spider rigger, you should have no trouble getting your limit of crappie. Most were 10-12-ft down in literally any water depth. It could be 35-ft or 15-ft and they were in that 10-12-ft range. If you do not spider rig, you can scratch out a limit by trolling as we did I believe. I suspect they will start getting shallower in the coming weeks, but with the high water it's hard to say. And I am no Truman expert by any means. Hope this helps! Stay safe and get outdoors.
  10. 3 points
    JMCat

    Headed up this weekend

    We had 5 fish with all but one on a spinnerbait.
  11. 3 points
    Put Put is on. Probably needs to go a little higher, but I can. Heading to St Francois River Sunday to give it the shake down cruise. Maybe the white bass are running, its time.
  12. 2 points
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    You had me with Fried Fish.
  13. 2 points
    Mitch f

    Jet Boat Project Needs a Name. CV-19?

    The leading edge should be above the bottom of the boat and the trailing edge should be about an inch below...some guys say 3/4”
  14. 2 points
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    The slaw for tonight. Cabbage, brussels sprouts, and carrots with a no mayo dressing of rice vinegar, salt, pepper, a little sugar, sesame oil, and olive oil.
  15. 2 points
    dried up down here...just finished my first pass on my new spot...took about an hour with the new tiller...heckuva a lot easier than the old clodbuster gonna let it dry a bit...then drop it down a notch and give it another pass. its about 30 x 30...trying to go around that stake...there’s an old walnut stump there.
  16. 2 points
    Got rained out. Today!! still managed to get the tiller purring like a kitten. Ratchet strapped the bad boards on the raised beds. Gonna let them soak in today rain and take their new set before I screw them down and fill the rest. back is sore. 6 yards of mulch/soil and compost in those 5 beds. The rest is still in the driveway! also scored some pint jars (8 doz) and rings for 4.00 a doz
  17. 2 points
    I’m no expert on jet boats but from what I’ve read in the jet boat Facebook groups the middle of the Intake on the foot should be even with the bottom of the boat.
  18. 2 points
    It's light enough it should pop up. I think the motor still needs to go up some. Fishing it with a friend on Sunday, it will be at it's average weight so I can tweak it. See what I need then. Who sells the whale tail for a jet? I have seen a couple but never used one.
  19. 2 points
    JMCat

    Headed up this weekend

    5 boats I talked to out yesterday from mid lake mill creek area. Most boats caught less than 10 fish and one none. One did catch a 6lb largemouth on spinnerbait.
  20. 2 points
    edyer

    Headed up this weekend

    I have been fishing the past 7 days along with my buddy. We fish by ourselves out of our own boats. Fishing has been fairly tough. Our best day for numbers has been was 18 and 14 fish, with with only a few of those being keepers. The majority of our fish have been caught swimming a grub or a Keitech. Some nice smallmouths over 3 pounds and some chunky keeper spots have been caught on days of fewer fish, but my buddy Dale has been pretty steady the last couple of days on both numbers and keepers. Clearer water towards Kimberling City, but we have caught some in the stained water in the white and James as well. With the high water warming, you would thing a spinner bait of a fluke bite would be happening soon. I'm going to post some pictures on a new post soon.
  21. 2 points
    You’re welcome...we definitely need to make it happen! Congratulations on your new health and life!!!
  22. 2 points
    *goes off in corner to polish an ancient X-17...
  23. 1 point
    Kathy E.

    Mid Lake LOO Bass Report

    Hubby and I were out 'social distancing' on the Lake yesterday and, boy, was the Lake crowded. Go-fasts, cruisers, and LOTS of bass boats. Even some pesky waverunners -- isn't it too early for those knotheads?? LOL! Anyway, we found 55-degree stained water near the backs of coves but caught NOTHING during our four hours of fishing. What's more, no one with whom we spoke from boat lengths away had caught anything either, unless they were lying to us. (No, LIE??) (LOL!) We were in a spot where we could see guys trying LOTS of different things but never saw anyone pull in a fish. We tried Rogues, pointers, Megabasses, jig and pigs, Carolina-rigged worm, spinnerbaits, Wigglewarts, did everything we could think of and got two halfhearted strikes in 4 hours -- probably from big shad. We will be heading out again in the next couple of days because we arrived back in Missouri from Florida last Friday and we still have another 8 days of serious social distancing to complete. And I'll bet we will have many more after those 8 days are up, too.
  24. 1 point
    Dutch

    When the pandemic is over trip

    I got out a world map put it on the kitchen wall, took out some darts and told my wife to throw a dart. I told her that we would go there no matter where it landed. Well it appears that we are spending a month behind the refrigerator.🤣
  25. 1 point
    Current River Marine said to sit it at 22" and give it a run. And go up from there. I have plenty of room to rise...
  26. 1 point
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    Couple of French loaves yesterday Stir fried tonight
  27. 1 point
    BilletHead

    Cast iron

    #7 Piqua earning it's keep. First of the season,
  28. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    Saturday and Bored

    I jumped out early before the first storm rolled. Subdivision lake. Muddy enough to walk on. One 13 inch washed out bass on a spinner bait. Wasn’t worth cleaning my boots.
  29. 1 point
    It’s not big enough to be worth anything...it’s just a pain Im pretty much doing the same... check out dripdepot.com for irrigation ideas
  30. 1 point
    I found a bunch of old arrows with it...the kids and I shoot 3D targets off the deck...at a hog target that we lean against that post. Lots of misses from 50 yards or so...that tiller sure finds em...they aren’t worth a darn tho
  31. 1 point
    Phil Lilley

    Swan Creek 3/27

    Put in about 5 last evening. I knew Beaver was packed with boats above 160 bridge and didn’t want to join the crowd there... thought the whites were up there they should be in Swan too. Parking wasn’t bad. Not very crowded. Lots of people in the park enjoying a beautiful day. Word of caution... BS Is rising almost a foot a day. You got one more day of clearance to get under the bridge. WT was 63 at the mouth which was hard to believe. 60 at the bend. Upper 50’s most other places. Good color but real clear on up. We boated to just below the next bridge. First cast small male white. Saw a few others. Some schools of trout too. One more small white, then worked out way back out. Fished the mouth till late. Nothing but saw small schools of whites moving around. Won’t be long... hopefully they’ll let people put in off the road at the old lodge.
  32. 1 point
    Feel a little funny about making a Truman Lake report, but we went so here it is and maybe a little bit of very uneducated information. This is kind of a story in the works and I blame it all on the interweb as it got me going this Winter with nothing to do but sit here and spend money I don't have. Started watching Spider rigging videos and I got HOOKED. Was kind of hooked from last year seeing them work on Lake O. during turkey season, but the videos were the last straw. I got with Ed. of Southern Crappie Rods and fanangled a guide price deal and he set me up with 8, 14' Southern Crappie Rods. I also bought a dual front chair system and a Drift Master trolling set up and mounted it all on my 23' Alweld. Of course then I had to try it out. Side note, we only used 2 rods each so 4 was the max we used around the trees. Been reading all the Truman reports on the web and most have been crazy good so a few phone calls and some great folks on here got me and my buddy Mark on our way. Quick note there were no minnows available in Warsaw yesterday, but we were smart and I brought 8 dozen from Lilleys, which reminds me, I need to have them put on my bill On with the report, we hit Bucksaw at 8:30 and were about number 15 in line to launch. No problem as these people actually know how to launch and pull boats out. 4 rigs can launch at once and it is like a well oiled machine. When we pulled out a 3:30 Mark said there were over 100 rigs in the parking lot. We saw boats of every age and price you can imagine. One current theme was it didn't mater your boat cost or how old it is. 99% of the boats had PanOptics. We saw rigs including the pickup that cost less than their electronics These crappie fishermen are CRAZY about Livescope. and a 126 SV After the tips I received we went up and started at Pretty Bob Creek. I will tell you, the creeks from Jackson up to 13 hwy are totally full of fishermen. Seems like most of these folks are either Dipping trees or Spider rigging. We did not see a person make a cast all day and we at first were covered up with fishermen. One thing I was not familiar with was how close these folks will fish to you. We were even slightly bumped once as a guy went by us with his trolling motor in a narrow channel between trees. Huge lake but everyone concentration on the major creeks.and there were lots of folks. At one point there were over 20 boats in Bob and the next big branch up on the right. We caught a total of 37 crappie 5 whites and 1 channel cat fish. We caught everything rigging using either a Capps and Coleman or a Kentucky rig. Never lost a hook in all those trees, unbelievable. We had decided to keep only crappie between 12" and 16" so that's what we did, could have had two limits, but there is not enough meat on a 9" crappie for me to mess with. We kept 14 crappie and had just a scouche over 6 lbs. of fillets which we thought was super for a couple of dummies. We had 5 females and 9 male keepers. Big Caveat and no" PanOptics." The Lowrance HDS7 told me they were hanging in the 10' to 15' depth range over 18' to 20' so we used that old worn out machine to find our crappie, and did OK. Didn't see them snap at it but saw the rod tip dip or quiver and that was fine. We could not catch a fish on a soft plastic. Caught them all on double minnow rigs. Caught 2 of the white bass on soft plastic The Dippers/Dabber fishermen were interesting, they would scan the millions of trees and pull up and dab a jig or minnow on a rod that was 11' to 14' and watch the scope. Talked to one of these guys at long range. His mount put the 126 SV screen just below his chin. I'm guessing the mount was at least 5'. He said every tree in Truman in the last 10 weeks had been dipped. Said he could catch one here and one there but the majority ran from the bait like a chicken with its tail feathers on fire. He said in January at times you could catch a limit out of one tree. Now it was one or two no matter how many were down there. They were totally gun shy. We noticed that the smaller pockets, like maybe only 100 yrds. long were not being hit so we gave them a try and right off we started catching. We caught the majority of our fish out of 3 of these small pockets . If I were to go back I would concentrate on these small pockets only. They need to have at least 20/25 ft. of water however to make them work. Fish are pretty much suspended over the deepest part either on a tree or just suspended in the channel. The Lake reminds be of Bull Shoals only its very muddy. Still fantastic vistas and no houses to be seen . Surface temp was 56 in the small cuts. Creeks and big lake 51 degree. Just about zero visibility, looked like you were lowering your bait into plowed ground. I heard a guide say the crappie like it muddier the better and he was right. Good Luck
  33. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    Social Distancing

    They stock hybrids and I believe every 5th year they stock some pure stripers. They are a lot of fund and have turned a few bad fishing trips into a good time for me.
  34. 1 point
    Browning Guy

    MID JAMES DEBRIS!

    I've been down since the mudslides.....boat has been off the lift 4 times in 10 days. I power washed the house and bladed the driveway today. Tomorrow, going to clean the garage. The channel had a lot of big logs floating today. 25-30 mph gusts tomorrow? Have no desire to go. Hard to see debris in 2 footers. Not worth a lower unit as bad as the fishing is.
  35. 1 point
    The trailer still needs work on the bunks, but have to get it out on the water to see what I really need. I slid it forward about 2 foot on the tongue and it balances much better.
  36. 1 point
    BilletHead

    What's Cooking?

    Must be the peas ugly stepsister?
  37. 1 point
    Terrierman

    COVID-19 - Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

    I'm about a five mile flat rider right now. It's gonna get better though. I still got healing to do and also strengthening, then someday maybe some stamina.
  38. 1 point
    Sell off some of your hoard of original Wiggle Warts and you can buy whatever you want. #Choices
  39. 1 point
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    Since I started in the kitchen early, I kept going. The chili is two hours from service in the picture, but beginning to look like the real thing. And yes, I know many feel strongly that chili should not have beans. However, my wife likes a few black beans in the chili. She claims it is more civilized. You will note, I do not add many.
  40. 1 point
    Bill Babler

    March 26 2020 Crappie Report

    It has without a doubt made a difference in the finding and by watching videos it has also assisted in the catching, but there are and always have been a percentage of the fish that just will not bite and who knows how many lures or baits they have seen and what accounts for this. I think timing is a key factor. On another note however as the gentleman told me you might catch one on your first drop into a school but then the others will not touch the bait, either a minnow or a jig. i don't have any idea how to explain this. I will tell you this has been going on since I started fishing and that's been a while. We have spoken about this for years here on Table Rock where the K's will charge a bait either live or artificial and then get there and run from it. Or, at times you can see them on 2D sonar and as soon as the bait drops they scatter and are gone. Other times they come at it like they are starved and they might already have 3 shad in their mouth and a crayfish hanging out of their throat. I guess what I'm saying is we don't know what triggers them to strike. What i do know is if they are already feeding it is much easier to get their attention rather than being in a suspended state weather this be on cover ie like a tree or just suspended using depth for cover. What Panoptix is, is a time saver. It allows you to fish where the fish are. Not going to promise you will get a bite but you know they are there and can see how they react to the bait Watch Mike Bakers current Truman Lake vid on Spider Rigging Crappie, He made it just last Sunday and to your point he would not have caught some of them without Panoptix as he enticed a lot of strikes by working the bait as the fish watched it or pulled away from it. Also some would just plain run from it. I think as much as the tech has progressed, just the shear number of fisherman that are extremely learned is at an all time high. With all the knowledge that is available not with standing the electronics it has somewhat changed the game. The peach cobbler is the same size but instead of you and the wife eating it she invited the church ladies group home for a slice. Your's just became much smaller unless you beat the gals to the table.
  41. 1 point
    Terrierman

    COVID-19 - Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

    I got cleared back to full duty! Enjoy the spring weather all you all.
  42. 1 point
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    No, but we have a drive through.
  43. 1 point
    Not sure if they are available online or not still, but i know the big store had 140 on opening morning of the fishing classic and sold out of the 93sv within 45 minutes. The 73SV is also capable of adding a livescope to and was priced at 449$ during the clasic.
  44. 1 point
    If you like Garmin and are looking to upgrade in size, Bass Pro has the Garmin 9" on sale right now. The Echomap 93sv plus for $599. It has the capability of adding livescope. https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/garmin-echomap-plus-93sv-with-gt52-transducer-fish-finder-chartplotter-combo
  45. 1 point
    The world changes every day it seems, so that puts a dark cloud above everything these days. I want to upgrade trolling motor on the Bass Cat to an Ultrex First. Then at some point, I have to decide when to replace this Bass Cat with another Bass Cat. I think I'll need to keep the boat at least two years after getting the Ultrex. The next Bass Cat will also likely be a gentley used boat. That Bass Cat will get whatever version of LiveScope is out. I'm really curious if anyone is using the LiveScope to help isolate White Bass when they are doing the Spring push up creeks.
  46. 1 point
    Bushbeater

    Social Distancing

    Noticed a couple strange things on the water today. The first is I caught about 20 whites/hybrids/stripers or mutts that were about 5 to 8 inches. Several sure had the look of pure striper. Almost like they dumped a truckload in my area. Then, after dark I was moving the boat to a covered dock and there were a couple of huge blowups like schools of whites chasing shad, It was dark so I couldn't really see what was happening but it sounded like all heck and each lasted a couple of minutes. I've never seen that in the spring before. I was lucky enough to be able to clean a nice 20" walleye and 2 12"+ crappie.
  47. 1 point
    BilletHead

    What's Cooking?

    Oh my gosh! I just found out everything I have learned was wrong, 😲
  48. 1 point
    Champ188

    MID JAMES DEBRIS!

    Spoony, I was remiss in not clarifying just how muddy that water might be. If you can see a bait 4-6 inches deep, LM will still bite. If it's muddy enough to walk on, forget it.
  49. 1 point
    BilletHead

    intervention needed

    Youngsters, I'm from the Virgil ward and Harold Ensley days. Ran into Harold one day below Truman dam. He was catching crappie for fielting at walmart while promoting his fillet knife and of course he had his strong heart dog food too. Well while fishing he had one Heck of a birds nest in his fishing line. He said sonny would you help me I can't see so well anymore. I got it unsnarled and he thanked me and shook my hand. I will remember that forever.
  50. 1 point
    Flysmallie

    What's Cooking?

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