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    Devan S. got a reaction from magicwormman in Just cannot get that mad at em   
    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. 
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    Devan S. got a reaction from Quillback in Just cannot get that mad at em   
    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. 
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    Devan S. got a reaction from tjm in CFS vs Gauge Height Debate   
    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. 
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    Devan S. got a reaction from terryj1024 in January Walleye   
    Nice! I've been out on the Kings river arm of table rock 2 times now looking for them and haven't corralled them yet. Wont be long and I'll find them.
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    Devan S. reacted to tjm in CFS vs Gauge Height Debate   
    In any gauge, the gauge height  is the measure of discharge rate, so in essence they tell the same thing. Trouble is that not all streams are created equal- one might be 3' wide and another might be 300' wide, width x height  are the limiting factors to how much volume can pass in given time. So, a 6" difference in height might   be a slight increase on one stream or it might be a major increase on another stream. The USGS keeps data on the discharge column in CFS for many years and the median flow in CFS is recorded on their graphs so that it is easy to compare with the recent instantaneous value. Because over time width of the stream or the flow speed may change, they don't report historical gauge data, so there is no way to guess how current gauge height relates to "normal"  from 2 or 10 years ago. 
    It's not so much the current reading of CFS that is important to me , it is how that compares to historical readings that tell me if the river is out it's banks.
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    Devan S. got a reaction from HarryJ in Ramp crows   
    Crows are one of the most fun animals to hunt. 
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    Devan S. got a reaction from Johnsfolly in Let's see your river pics!   
    Missouri River- I think near Hillis Island

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    Devan S. got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr in Setting The Hook   
    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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    Devan S. got a reaction from Mitch f in Setting The Hook   
    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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    Devan S. got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr in Why Do Europeans Make Carp Fishing So Hard?   
    You meant to say Americans and bass fishing right?
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    Devan S. got a reaction from fishinwrench in Setting The Hook   
    hahaha it actually wasn't due to that....just ultimately went down different paths in life.
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    Devan S. got a reaction from bfishn in Hp restriction   
    This is what gets me when it gets brought up at Taneycomo. I've been in fog so dense before that I can't see anything for less than 100 ft over there.

    I don't care if its a kayak, log, bank, shallow shoal, or another person in a full size boat. Your running on plane in fog like that and hit something, anything, someone is going to get seriously hurt/killed. Its like somehow we think because its a boat hitting another boat in the fog the damage will be significantly different. 20+ MPH and people get hurt seriously if not killed (BTW most of the people I've seen doing this were above 20 mph. 

    Sure in bright sun the kayaks can still be difficult to see but its always the current, cold water, or fog that people use to drive home their point. There's plenty of other things to hit out there and the majority of them are only avoided by luck and common sense based on the conditions. 
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    Devan S. reacted to top_dollar in Iranians Here?   
    Do NOT google BBC lounge.
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    Devan S. got a reaction from WoundedOne in Help with running to houseman from eagle rock   
    I forgot to mention with the high water don't just blaze under the old railroad bridge at Beaver. I don't think it will be an issue but I went under one time that was close enough it made me uncomfortable on plane. 
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    Devan S. got a reaction from WoundedOne in Help with running to houseman from eagle rock   
    It's been awhile but I don't recall anything of concern between Eagle Rock and houseman at normal levels. I have been up to the Hwy 62 bridge just upstream of houseman in my xpress with prop motor without any problems(IIRC water was high but not crazy). If it were me and I was only looking for trout I would put in at houseman or holiday island to avoid the run. Every time I have put in at houseman to try and catch whites I had trouble keeping the trout off about houseman so there may not be a ton of trout downstream of there. @rps probably would be a better source of information here. 
    When I last floated, I remember the major downstream shallow point was the old bridge piers just above the Hwy 62 bridge. If you can/or have google earth you can use the historical imagery feature to turn back the clock and look at historical imagery. It wont tell you exactly what the water level is/was but will tell you areas that appear out of the water first. 
    For example here is the hwy 62 area in Feb. 2017: The red blob is just upstream from houseman. Blue circle is where the bridge piers are. In Feb 2017 Table Rock was 906-907 so I would expect with the current level and flows you can get through here with ease. 

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    Devan S. got a reaction from Quillback in Help with running to houseman from eagle rock   
    It's been awhile but I don't recall anything of concern between Eagle Rock and houseman at normal levels. I have been up to the Hwy 62 bridge just upstream of houseman in my xpress with prop motor without any problems(IIRC water was high but not crazy). If it were me and I was only looking for trout I would put in at houseman or holiday island to avoid the run. Every time I have put in at houseman to try and catch whites I had trouble keeping the trout off about houseman so there may not be a ton of trout downstream of there. @rps probably would be a better source of information here. 
    When I last floated, I remember the major downstream shallow point was the old bridge piers just above the Hwy 62 bridge. If you can/or have google earth you can use the historical imagery feature to turn back the clock and look at historical imagery. It wont tell you exactly what the water level is/was but will tell you areas that appear out of the water first. 
    For example here is the hwy 62 area in Feb. 2017: The red blob is just upstream from houseman. Blue circle is where the bridge piers are. In Feb 2017 Table Rock was 906-907 so I would expect with the current level and flows you can get through here with ease. 

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    Devan S. got a reaction from bfishn in Missouri/Arkansas Backpacking Trip   
    I'm not familiar with either the current or north fork so for them I would defer to someone else. However if your wanting to backpack I would head to the buffalo river. I would start at the Ponca low water bridge and head down river towards Steel Creek campground along the old river trail which criss-crosses back and forth across the Buffalo(you could coordinate with Buffalo outdoor center for drop off/pick up). I would hike until I got to the cutoff/intersection of the old river trail and the spur trail to hemmed in hollow and camp in that area. Spend the next day viewing hemmed-in-hollow, granny hendersons cabin, head up centerpoint trail head to view big bluff goat trail and back down to the river. Finish it out by hiking and finishing at the Camp Orr boy scout camp. 
    The downside will be that there isn't any trout that far up and fishing is definitely sub par. 
    The good news....you will get wet because you will have to cross the river several times(you'll find out what problems this creates over days). You will figure out a lot of the gear of the backpacking portion. You will get some miles on your legs and some elevation climbing. You will see the tallest waterfall between the Rockies and Appalachians. The area is easily top spot in Arkansas for hiking. You might even see some elk if you get lucky. You will also always be within 5 or 6 miles from a way to get out of the woods in case things go wrong. 
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    Devan S. got a reaction from snagged in outlet 3 in Help with running to houseman from eagle rock   
    I forgot to mention with the high water don't just blaze under the old railroad bridge at Beaver. I don't think it will be an issue but I went under one time that was close enough it made me uncomfortable on plane. 
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    Devan S. got a reaction from snagged in outlet 3 in Help with running to houseman from eagle rock   
    It's been awhile but I don't recall anything of concern between Eagle Rock and houseman at normal levels. I have been up to the Hwy 62 bridge just upstream of houseman in my xpress with prop motor without any problems(IIRC water was high but not crazy). If it were me and I was only looking for trout I would put in at houseman or holiday island to avoid the run. Every time I have put in at houseman to try and catch whites I had trouble keeping the trout off about houseman so there may not be a ton of trout downstream of there. @rps probably would be a better source of information here. 
    When I last floated, I remember the major downstream shallow point was the old bridge piers just above the Hwy 62 bridge. If you can/or have google earth you can use the historical imagery feature to turn back the clock and look at historical imagery. It wont tell you exactly what the water level is/was but will tell you areas that appear out of the water first. 
    For example here is the hwy 62 area in Feb. 2017: The red blob is just upstream from houseman. Blue circle is where the bridge piers are. In Feb 2017 Table Rock was 906-907 so I would expect with the current level and flows you can get through here with ease. 

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    Devan S. got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr in Missouri/Arkansas Backpacking Trip   
    I'm not familiar with either the current or north fork so for them I would defer to someone else. However if your wanting to backpack I would head to the buffalo river. I would start at the Ponca low water bridge and head down river towards Steel Creek campground along the old river trail which criss-crosses back and forth across the Buffalo(you could coordinate with Buffalo outdoor center for drop off/pick up). I would hike until I got to the cutoff/intersection of the old river trail and the spur trail to hemmed in hollow and camp in that area. Spend the next day viewing hemmed-in-hollow, granny hendersons cabin, head up centerpoint trail head to view big bluff goat trail and back down to the river. Finish it out by hiking and finishing at the Camp Orr boy scout camp. 
    The downside will be that there isn't any trout that far up and fishing is definitely sub par. 
    The good news....you will get wet because you will have to cross the river several times(you'll find out what problems this creates over days). You will figure out a lot of the gear of the backpacking portion. You will get some miles on your legs and some elevation climbing. You will see the tallest waterfall between the Rockies and Appalachians. The area is easily top spot in Arkansas for hiking. You might even see some elk if you get lucky. You will also always be within 5 or 6 miles from a way to get out of the woods in case things go wrong. 
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    Devan S. got a reaction from terryj1024 in Kings River 12/27   
    Put in about 8:30 with 3 dozen minnows headed to try and catch a limit of crappie.
    The ramp at Kings River public access isn't bad.....its god awful. I'm to the point I would pitch in for someone to just put down concrete to get things reasonable. I've attached pictures for your viewing pleasure....the ramp is even buckling in places under the water. Solid 4-6" drop off the asphalt.
     

    As soon as I got to the lake and realized how overcast a dreary it was, my mind was changed so I took off walleye hunting. I was armed with a jerkbait and trolling rod and a box of cranks. Ran as far as hickory hollow without much more than a couple spotted bass trolling. 

    Then bam....I had a topwater bite as soon as my clown mcstik hit the water and I'm on the board with a dandy 14" crappie. 

    I did manage to loose a megabass on a cast. I cruised over to where I saw it hit and I suppose it was suspended down about 5 or so feet because I never could find it. Those snafu's really hurt. Hopefully someone that needs it, finds it, and puts it to good use. 
    By this point, I was done walleye hunting and wanted a few more crappie so headed off and found another 4 crappies to take home. Saw several boats out and about, water temps were in the 45-47 range. 

    Trolled and jerked roll offs into the channel and rocky points. Crappie were on pole timber. 
     
     
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    Devan S. got a reaction from magicwormman in Kings River 12/27   
    Put in about 8:30 with 3 dozen minnows headed to try and catch a limit of crappie.
    The ramp at Kings River public access isn't bad.....its god awful. I'm to the point I would pitch in for someone to just put down concrete to get things reasonable. I've attached pictures for your viewing pleasure....the ramp is even buckling in places under the water. Solid 4-6" drop off the asphalt.
     

    As soon as I got to the lake and realized how overcast a dreary it was, my mind was changed so I took off walleye hunting. I was armed with a jerkbait and trolling rod and a box of cranks. Ran as far as hickory hollow without much more than a couple spotted bass trolling. 

    Then bam....I had a topwater bite as soon as my clown mcstik hit the water and I'm on the board with a dandy 14" crappie. 

    I did manage to loose a megabass on a cast. I cruised over to where I saw it hit and I suppose it was suspended down about 5 or so feet because I never could find it. Those snafu's really hurt. Hopefully someone that needs it, finds it, and puts it to good use. 
    By this point, I was done walleye hunting and wanted a few more crappie so headed off and found another 4 crappies to take home. Saw several boats out and about, water temps were in the 45-47 range. 

    Trolled and jerked roll offs into the channel and rocky points. Crappie were on pole timber. 
     
     
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    Devan S. got a reaction from Donna G in Kings River 12/27   
    Put in about 8:30 with 3 dozen minnows headed to try and catch a limit of crappie.
    The ramp at Kings River public access isn't bad.....its god awful. I'm to the point I would pitch in for someone to just put down concrete to get things reasonable. I've attached pictures for your viewing pleasure....the ramp is even buckling in places under the water. Solid 4-6" drop off the asphalt.
     

    As soon as I got to the lake and realized how overcast a dreary it was, my mind was changed so I took off walleye hunting. I was armed with a jerkbait and trolling rod and a box of cranks. Ran as far as hickory hollow without much more than a couple spotted bass trolling. 

    Then bam....I had a topwater bite as soon as my clown mcstik hit the water and I'm on the board with a dandy 14" crappie. 

    I did manage to loose a megabass on a cast. I cruised over to where I saw it hit and I suppose it was suspended down about 5 or so feet because I never could find it. Those snafu's really hurt. Hopefully someone that needs it, finds it, and puts it to good use. 
    By this point, I was done walleye hunting and wanted a few more crappie so headed off and found another 4 crappies to take home. Saw several boats out and about, water temps were in the 45-47 range. 

    Trolled and jerked roll offs into the channel and rocky points. Crappie were on pole timber. 
     
     
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    Devan S. got a reaction from rps in Fishing Goals 2020   
    You ever want to come back a hunt the eyes on the upper end I've got a seat for you. 
     
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    Devan S. got a reaction from 96 CHAMP in Kings River 12/27   
    Put in about 8:30 with 3 dozen minnows headed to try and catch a limit of crappie.
    The ramp at Kings River public access isn't bad.....its god awful. I'm to the point I would pitch in for someone to just put down concrete to get things reasonable. I've attached pictures for your viewing pleasure....the ramp is even buckling in places under the water. Solid 4-6" drop off the asphalt.
     

    As soon as I got to the lake and realized how overcast a dreary it was, my mind was changed so I took off walleye hunting. I was armed with a jerkbait and trolling rod and a box of cranks. Ran as far as hickory hollow without much more than a couple spotted bass trolling. 

    Then bam....I had a topwater bite as soon as my clown mcstik hit the water and I'm on the board with a dandy 14" crappie. 

    I did manage to loose a megabass on a cast. I cruised over to where I saw it hit and I suppose it was suspended down about 5 or so feet because I never could find it. Those snafu's really hurt. Hopefully someone that needs it, finds it, and puts it to good use. 
    By this point, I was done walleye hunting and wanted a few more crappie so headed off and found another 4 crappies to take home. Saw several boats out and about, water temps were in the 45-47 range. 

    Trolled and jerked roll offs into the channel and rocky points. Crappie were on pole timber. 
     
     
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