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About Rodmaker

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  • Birthday 03/13/1953

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    Batavia, Il.
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    Fishing, Boating and custom rod building. Work when I have to, which is most of the time. Looking forward to retirement on the rock.

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  1. Thank you, updates, some jig stuff

    Dave, best of luck to you and your family. Sending prayers your way.
  2. x

    Would a huge shad kill be a good thing?
  3. An impossible cast

    After reading about this book on a post here a couple of weeks ago, I ordered a used copy from Amazon. ($9.89). When I received it, I opened it up, and on the inside front cover, it was signed by Glen Andrews and Shane Andrews. Quite surprised. It was a good read. Lots of history. I was, however, disappointed to see all stringers of fish in the old photographs. But, I guess that's the way it was back then. Does any one know if Glen is still with us, or has he passed away?
  4. Weekend outlook? 10-27/28

    This is a go to bait I use very often. I 2nd the motion.
  5. Phone service

    Pioneer point up the James. Point 10 by aunts creek. (you know, that place on the lake with no fish in it.) Thanks everyone for your comments. I currently have Verizon, I guess I'll stick with it.
  6. Phone service

    I know this is a off topic question for this forum, but I was wondering what the best cell phone company, for reception etc. for southwest Missouri. I and the spouse will be retiring and moving down there within a year. I currently have Verizon and it seems to be pretty good regardless of where I go. Thanks.
  7. True Pioneer and My Friend

    Although I didn't know Bill personally, I feel like I have a connection to him through Ozark Anglers. All I ever heard about Bill was good. RIP Bill. My condolences to his family.
  8. Eclipse

    I have a cabin on a small lake in southern Illinois just north of Paducah ky. We just happen to be just about ground zero in the path of totality. Hoards of people expected. We will be sitt'in in the pontoon boat in the middle of the lake watching. Weather looks great. Looking forward to it.
  9. Cape Fair 8/12

    Nice fish Seth..... However, you need a Cubs tee shirt.... Lol
  10. COE Private Boat Dock regulation change

    It wouldn't seem to me that for a private dock (12 to 20 slips) that it would take a very sophisticated solar system to run it. Your looking at lights, outlets at slips and boat lifts, used sporadically at best. It would take a much larger solar array with a considerably higher battery storage capacity to even run a private home. Being a slip owner, this news concerns me, but at least the dock I'm on doesn't store any "tuna" rigs!
  11. Tackle Junkies

    Dave, pearl was the color for the eyes!
  12. Tackle Junkies

    Why screw around with something that works. Anything else is just a grub on a jig head. Just got back from Canada fishing the Berens River system in Northern Manitoba for walleye. We started with the usual 3/8 & 1/2 Oz. Jig heads with twister tails. After the first day, I switched to the Ned on Dave's heads and we killed em. They out fished the other 10 to 1. 3 of us bagged over 700 walleye in a week, most on the Ned. Not to worry, only ate a few while we were up there, the rest are still swimm'in. I would say that's proof in the pudding.
  13. Thank you

    Oh, I'll be back. Wife and I bought a lot in Pioneer Point (point 10) and we will be building and retiring down there in a couple of years. We've been coming down for 35 years and have always wanted to end up there.
  14. Thank you

    Just returned home from our 2 week trip to the rock. I'd like to thank everyone on the forum for all the tips and information that is posted on here that I believe made my fishing more successful. Mostly fished the lower to mid James. Always great information here and I'm glad so many folks are willing to share. Hope to get back in the fall. Tight lines to all, Bob.
  15. Mid James 5-20-17

    I was out tonight from 5:30 to 8:00. Bagged 17. Sm, LM, K's and whites. Biggest white.... 18".Biggest SM 20". Lots of other keepers. Silver Dixie jet and the Ned got the job done. Most bites came in 14-24 Fow. All gorging on shad. Whites chasing shad to surface. I'll see if I can get some more whites in the morning. Whites are good eaters, everything else goes back. Water up almost a foot today. I hear it can go up another tomorrow. Water in the James will probably start to cloud up again tomorrow with all the water coming down from Springfield. Like Cindy-Jo said.... Find shad.... Find fish. Good luck out there.

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