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Stump bumper last won the day on July 14 2016

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About Stump bumper

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  1. Stump bumper

    Fun fishing Friday’s

    Really nice boat and electronics, but you should have put back a little cash for a shirt. Maybe we can set up a go fund me site😛. Nice bass, it is not easy to find a keeper this time of year.That is why BASS and FLW start south and follow spawn north so they can fish when it is easy.
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    Too good to be true?

    I found a bass fishing board where someone ordered 3 fish finders using paypal yesterday. Claims he can get his money back from paypal if a scam. I will be watching this one close. Sure does smell of a scam to me and cannot locate a review anywhere, seems they just popped up this week. Most of the chater I hear is you would have to be smoking something out of Colorado to trust this site.
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    Too good to be true?

    I found this site through Instagram and they have $2,000 fish finders for $119. Seems to be out of China. Anyone know if they a real? http://ekvips.com/
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    Beaver Lake is no more

    Just one more win and it is over, if the Beavers win tonight we may never see Beaver anything in Arkansas again.LOL
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    Beaver Lake is no more

    There is no Beaver Lake for at least a week. http://www.kark.com/news/local-news/beaver-lake-renamed-omahog-lake-this-week/1262536871
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    Cabela's reels.....extinct?

    Don't walk into Cabela's with one of the Shimano Rods that had a "lifetime guarantee" unless you have the receipt and purchased in the last 30 days. Lifetime means until we change our minds not YOUR lifetime. My Brand loyalty is gone, I will stick to cheapest and throw it away. Seems to be all cheap Chinese stuff anymore anyway. As far rod and reels I have to Academy brands.
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    NWATT

    Congrats on big bass and thank you for such a detailed report.
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    Catfish??

    The lights seem to draw them in the later it gets. I think the live bait works better than cut bait, 3 inch sunfish are hard to beat.
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    Indian Creek, May 10

    They do spawn and so do stripers, but the river does not flow fast enough for the striper eggs to survive and become baby stripers(unlike parts of the Arkansas River). The natural reproduction on Walleye stopped for some reason unknown to me, since Walleye were native to White river before Beaver Dam was built. They tried to replace the Walleye serval times with no success. Many people think of the Walleye as a Northern fish but the World record was out of Arkansas for years. They raised Walleye in the breading pond until they were 10-12 inches then released them around 2004 I believe (don't quote me) but those were the first to take since the original fish disappeared in the 70s. The river does not flow into Beaver like it did before the dam went up, the lake blocks that flow and by backing up into the river. The rivers leading into Table Rock have a much more natural flow plus there are more of them that is why fish like smallmouth and walleye produce better on their own. Fish the rivers leading into Table Rock in the spring along Hwy 62 and you see what I mean, you can catch 5lb fish in ankle deep water. I have read several articles about the capture of walleye out of Table Rock streams for breading and those fish being put into Beaver but never have I read anything about Beaver Walleye being used. I did read that there were some natural producing walleye in Beaver but not enough to sustain a fishery. If you fish Great Lakes you will see small mouth running in the streams and in New York you will get a fine for even hooking one even if you let it go right where you stand before 1 June. Back in the 90s that was $75, I paid one of those fines. Beaver just does not have a good steady streams so you will see SM breading in the lake and it is my belief that is why we don't have a larger population of SM. Just enough information to establish my beliefs, I am not a biologist.
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    Indian Creek, May 10

    They stock Smallmouth very seldom in Beaver, since they reproduce naturally. Smallmouth are also very aggressive and eat most of their own fry if the fry don't get to good hiding places quickly after hatching. The main stocking efforts are on fish that don't reproduce in the lake like Strippers and Walleye. There has been a renewed effort to place Largemouth in the Lake because the Spots have out numbered the LM so bad in recent years. The growth rate for Smallmouth is much slower than other bass so getting a 15 inch SM takes much longer than growing a 15 inch spot or LM. If you want to keep a Bass to eat in Beaver it is encouraged by the State that you keep Spots, they are overpopulated. They would like people to keep the smaller Spots in the 10-12 inch range. I have been here long enough to see 3 attempts at stocking Walleye fail and was very pleased the forth was successful, but I fear that so many people keeping the fish they may disappear again. 15 years ago, no one caught a walleye on Beaver, you had to go to Table Rock to see a walleye.
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    Open the floodgates

    ATTENTION: The Beaver spillway gates are making flood releases at this time. The spillway release is approximately 7,600 cfs (7 gates @ 1.0 ft).
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    Rain on the way

    They seem to have really turned up the generation but the lake is just holding steady. If this weekend's weather forecast does not change we will see 1130 feet and a possibility of the flood gates being open. A lot of whites spawn near the dam and I think go over the dam when they open the gates, it did not happen at all for 20 years now it seems to be a yearly accorance. The high water is good for the fish but not so good for fishing and never good for Beaver Town.
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    Rain on the way

    The Bass and crappie don't mind but IMO the stripers will stay in the cleaner water, the larger stripers and whites don't seem to spawn up stream as much when it is muddy. I have found more whites up near the dam when the river is muddy. Whites don't need moving water to spawn only a sandy bank, that is why they are called sand bass in OK. The Stripers may go down the river but don't seem to hang around as long, they can move 35 miles in one day. Then there is a matter of finding live bait that I don't like muddy water because finding 6in gizzard shad in muddy water is an all day event. Just depends on what type of fishing you are into. I have noticed the size of bags in the bass tournaments go down when the water is cold and muddy from 20 plus pounds to win to 15 lbs to win. Still a lot of 5lbs limits but not as much culling.
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    40lb Striper caught ?

    That was a nice one, when did you catch that one?
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    40lb Striper caught ?

    Really thin for a 40lb fish, must have been really long. Might have been a 50lb fish in the spring if it had not got caught.
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