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  1. It is around 16,000 every other year. Half at k dock and half at Theodosia.
  2. Like I said, the fish have different growth rates at different lakes. Bull shoals is a completely different water system with different forage which is why they are growing faster. THAT is why it is better than LoZ. Also, other than one specific area during a specific time, hardly any are caught at bull shoals every year. You have never worked on any of my equipment so I assume you weren't talking to me. Also, the 150,000 stocking mentioned earlier in the thread were fry, which is totally different situation to how they are stocking bull shoals. Trying to compare bull shoals to LOZ is like comparing a trout hatchery to a lake. They are two completely different situations.
  3. Siusaluki, you should just give up. I haven't joined the debate because I learned a while ago he won't admit when he speaks out of ignorance, won't admit when he is wrong and is hypocritical. Some of his retorts in this thread alone prove that. He reads or is told all his information, but then says he doesn't believe what he's told or "fed" by literature. It's not worth your time arguing with him. You are correct, they do stock pure strain striped bass in LOZ, usually with overages once they are done stocking Bull Shoals. Him stating that there had not been a stocking for over 20 years and understands how hard natural reproduction is should tell his common sense that they have been stocked. MDC stocked them 2013, 2015 and 2017 after stocking bull shoals. I have been helping them track growth rates there. You are correct that habitat influences growth at different lakes. The ones in bull shoals are averaging 3-4 lbs a year. I have been catching them since they began stocking. There is 4 definitive weight classes there as well. 5-8 lbs, 12-16 lbs, 20-24 lbs and then the old dinosaurs that range from 26 lbs up to 60 lbs that were accidentally introduced by AGFC in 1998.
  4. Nice fish. Didn't realize I responded to this thread. Must have been a butt reply, lol Edited to an acceptable reply now.
  5. How deep were you fishing when you caught your big catfish?
  6. They are running a lot of water through both dams so that is what is causing the current. You should try Warsaw next time. The catfish bite has been excellent. We have been catching at least one over every trip with several slot fish and a ton of unders.
  7. Right now on Truman, I am having better success finding them late afternoon suspended, with them moving into 20-25 ft right at sunset.
  8. Not that you asked, but if I was fishing that lake, the red spots are the most hybrid and striper looking places that stand out to me. I usually look for places like these when fishing new water and usually find them. You will know for sure if you see boats on these spots near sunrise and sunset. I would start out in 35 fow and graph up into 14 fow looking for marks. Good luck and let me know if you see anything like my graph pic at any of these spots.
  9. There were 2 logs about 12" out of the water just up from Rockaway in the channel that I passed Friday afternoon, but that is the only time I have been on that part of the lake. I launched at empire and went up just passed Rockaway. Didn't notice anything else other than shallow weeds. Go slow out of empire though. Gets very shallow trying to get to the channel from the ramp. I had my motor trimmed up high and was still churning mud. Worst case, you could just use your trolling motor to get over the shallow stuff. Just saw this was from June. Oh well, I guess this is just a current conditions report.
  10. Went to my friends lake house up the Gravois. First time fishing LOZ lower lake, but was still able to find some nice hybrids and a couple of walleye.
  11. I am sorry that offended you, but without proof of ameren lying, it is indeed a theory, and reading that back, I should have left out parade. It does come across as antagonistic, and that wasn't my intent. Yes, friends sounds great. Let's go chase hybrids sometime! I have been catching the snot out of them on Truman since the beginning of April.
  12. You are kind of a cyber bully aren't you? I edited my response above with more explanation for you and am I the only one that hears a voice yelling your condescending words in my head as I read them, lol
  13. Well it looks like I wasn't too far off, and now you are cursing at me. The difference in daily versus is hourly is the definition of the words. If you looked at a page that is only updated every morning, then the level will definitely be different several hours later especially since they increased Truman's discharge to 60k yesterday. I guess the USGS is fudging the numbers also. I will go back to lurking so I won't get yelled at and antagonized over a difference of opinions. God bless
  14. I knew you would have a rebuttal as you always do. I am not going to speculate as to why something is being done without fully researching all the variables. I also don't want to get into an argument over something as benign as water level. What I do know is, the stats you posted are from the Corp "DAILY" info page and if you would scroll down a little further, it clearly says it is updated at 10 a.m. I prefer to go by the USGS gauges which I provided a link below, but to be clear, I am not telling anyone what gauges to look at or how to live their life. I am simply providing other tools so others can be aware of them. https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=380717092395401
  15. Not trying to rain on the conspiracy theory parade, but they only update that page once a day guys.
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