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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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    Rogers, AR
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  1. Stump bumper

    Scary to watch

    Thank you for passing this information on to us. As of yesterday, Highway Police officers will be more prevalent in the area to ensure this is not an ongoing issue. In addition, ArDOT Engineers are inspecting the bridge to ensure it did not sustain any damage which would make it unsafe for motorist. Again, I appreciate you taking the time to make sure we were aware, we do care about public safety and protecting our State’s infrastructure. Regards, Chief Jay Thompson Arkansas Highway Police
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    Scary to watch

    If you can get the plates of that bus someone needs to inform Highway patrol, that is a DOT violation that needs reported.
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    Sheechi Day?

    It is not really, but it gets attention. Clear water does not always mean good drinking water and muddy water does not always mean bad drinking water. I don't like to drink water with high lead or arsenic content and most filters don't remove those chemicals, but dirt is easy to remove. It just depends on what the dirt contained and if it dissolves into the water. I remember some very clear lakes in upstate NY that the state would not allow swimming or boats on for decades because of mercury levels from 19th century logging. But it does confirm the more wooded areas you cut down and the more and bigger boats that run your water turns darker.due to more run off and banks being washed out by wakes. Wither or not we want to admit it or not the hydrocarbons our two stroke motors put into the water are in our morning coffee, but that cannot be measured by clearity. What can be done about that? Well take a trip to the reservoirs that provide drinking water for New York City. I have fished those and they are row boats only, no electric trolling motors even and you must have your boat steamed cleaned by the state then chain it on shore when you finish for the day. I don't see any amount of protesting or experiments turning an Arkansas lake to that but there are people who wish for that type of regulation here. I used to troll at 3 miles per hour with oars, I can't do that anymore, not for very long anyway.
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    Sheechi Day?

    That is where you lower a disk on a rope and measure how clear the water is, they usually hand them out at PC. It is never good news and with the rain it will be worse then last year no doubt. I've only lived here since 2001 and I remember catching bass at 30 feet and watching them hit the worm. But it is a scientific way of saying that the population boom was bad for the water.
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    Cabela's/Bass Pro store in Rogers

    I guess everyone has heard of this but I just caught on to all the construction going on. Rogers will be the first (maybe last) Cabela Bass pro combo store. http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2018/jul/17/business-news-in-brief-20150717/
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    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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