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  1. Need to run that boat as far up rock creek as you can. Tie on a jerk bait and start slinging it on days like this.
  2. I have a couple cousins that ride trains for a living. Both can, will, and do make calls on a weekly basis for trespassing. They have and will comment on every picture posted on facebook about senior pictures, family pictures, or other taken on the railroad and have reported them. Both get incredibly wound up about the trespassing on RR private property going into the explanation about people getting killed and how it affects the engineer or conductor. I guess I don't get it. If your not smart enough to get out of the way of a 3/4 mile long, million ton train and you get hit then so be it right?
  3. BTW The regulating criteria for Beaver is: Firm power until TRL and BS is within 2' of conservation pool.
  4. Remember only one of 3 dams got the "emergency" spillway. You can bet they will do what they can to avoid having to use that.
  5. Its totally unsubstantiated but I think the reasoning is that Beaver has the smallest drainage basin and based on historical data Beaver has to ability to pass all of its inflow short term. Meaning running right at full pool level is overall less risky. Compared to allowing Table Rock to run high. Bull Shoals is obviously last in the chain and is regulated based on downstream conditions so it will always be the catch all basin. IIRC Beaver has released on the magnitude of 90kcfs at a time and as I recall the maximum inflows were in the magnitude of 110kcfs. Table Rock is second in the list has 2 huge drainage basins north and south(meaning a storm tracking slightly north or south still puts water in the lake). Both the Kings and James can get very large inflows even if it doesn't rain a drop right over the lake itself. Inflows that historically Table Rock has not and will not pass through EXCEPT for an absolute worst case scenario. IIRC Table Rocks max historical release is something like 80kcfs or that ball park and max inflows is on the order of 250kcfs. The James river and Kings river alone based on historical maximums could be something on the magnitude of 120-130kcfs. The idea being once they let a drop of water out of Beaver dam unless they can pass it to the White downstream of BS they will not risk the huge release through TRL.
  6. Even if they are marketed "Made is USA" chances are high all the components are shipped in from overseas and the bare minimum is done to them to be able to market as made in the USA.
  7. I would say its less about the accomplishment. More about the experience and a token of doing it. The same way with literally any number these kids of deals.
  8. There will undoubtedly be people that lie about it or use historical catches to get the bling. I don't believe there is any real verification process. I'm thinking I'm gonna give it a shot.
  9. https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/test-your-fishing-skills-through-mdc’s-first-blue-ribbon-trout-slam Looks like MDC has partnered with trout unlimited to allow you to log/report your catches and end up with a pin and medallion depending on number of streams that you complete. I'm feeling intrigued, I've never fished any of the sections and I'm really not a trout fisherman but I am thinking about trying it out. Tell me under normal conditions, what would be the most difficult sections to complete? Barren Fork Creek in Shannon County Blue Springs Creek in Crawford County Crane Creek in Lawrence County Current River in Dent County Eleven Point River in Oregon County Little Piney Creek in Phelps County Mill Creek in Phelps County North Fork of the White River in Ozark County Spring Creek in Phelps County
  10. have seen them quite a bit at Grand Lake in Oklahoma....have never seen it in Missouri.
  11. Back to the topic at hand....Here is why I use CFS but generally I am floating..not fishing so walking riffles is something I don't want to do. Kings River will never show less than 2'; the gage is in a hole under the bridge. Get down in the 2.5' range and there may be riffles that just appear wet with no visible flow over them. 50CFS I am dragging through many riffles, 100CFS I may bump a big rock 1 or 2 times in 8-10 miles when choosing a bad line. 100 CFS is smooth sailing, 50 is a soggy drunk hike. Difference in gage height? Maybe 3 inches Why? because in that bigger deep hole it takes a lot more volume in/out to raise the water level 3" than it does in the shallow riffles where you end up walking through. In reality 3" would make sense if the measurement came out of the shallowest riffles but when the gage was measuring 2.8 vs. 3.1 ft. I'm not sure I can distinguish the difference in ft. in that hole where I can in CFS.
  12. Knock on wood. Outside of rain its been pretty mild. Haven't had to break ice on a pond yet. I'm hoping we can make it through without much worse than what we've had so far.
  13. Gage height would be highly dependent on the location measured which is only understood from first hand knowledge. There is no way to glean that information readily from the data publish on the USGS sites. Measure 1.5' in a "deep" hole and your in trouble, 1.5' in a shallow riffle no matter the width and your probably okay. The problem isn't necessarily related to gage height when it nears zero. It's what do you do when the water level is 2-4 ft. Most people with little to know reasonable knowledge would assume that 4ft would be an easy float but if that is measured in a hole then it may or may not mean anything since you could in theory have a hole 4 ft. deep with almost little to no flow in or out. Both measurements are useful but without the "rest" of the story gage height can and will be misleading. CFS is handy because they already give you the mean, median data to understand if flow is high or low compared to historical data. CFS easily translates all along a stream while gage height is highly localized. Once your familiar with a stream, then it ultimately doesn't matter what you use because you likely have enough knowledge to determine if something is float able or not.
  14. Missouri River- I think near Hillis Island
  15. Its been 15 or so years ago so I don't know exactly. I know he was a hook set so hard you fall out the other side of the boat guy. I figure I was stuck somewhat prior to hook set but probably could have gotten them out myself.
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