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navery

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  1. I have been helping Nathan age and track their growth rates. A few of those 1998 otoliths came from me. What is even more impressive than those fish living 20+ years is the average growth rate of the ones they are stocking now is 3-4 lbs a year! The 2013 fish are averaging 26-29 lbs right now. Would like to add that this very rough data of what i am seeing in my catches. MDC should release their findings after their study is complete and it will be a lot more accurate.
  2. Yeah, that road launch is out of play for me at this level. Figured the levels should be getting pretty close for shadow rock. When i was launching of the road up in Swan creek, the level was 688ish and my graph showed 8 ft deep as i idled over the road at the concrete bridge in Swan creek.
  3. Is shadow rock ramp open?
  4. navery

    Gone?

    What Facebook page does everyone use for Bull Shoals?
  5. navery

    Shad

    Anyone know if there are any licensed bait dealers selling shad in the hot springs area?
  6. navery

    Shad

    So what are the guides doing at ouachita? There is no shad in that lake. They used to go to Oklahoma or the Arkansas river to get bait?
  7. That's awesome footage! They really are beautiful fish.
  8. Well, I accepted the challenge of finding them elsewhere and luckily succeeded. Completely different end of the lake and they were bruisers. Biggest was 13.2 on the digital scale, smallest was 10.6
  9. All the ramps are great. Locations just vary depending on the time of year and what you are fishing for. Crappie are on the banks everywhere and biting great right now.
  10. These are from a couple of days ago. They are starting to do their top water thing. I won't divulge exact spots, but just cruise until you see 8 boats with 5-6 people each in overalls. They have been following my boat since they crowded me at the weir. You might as well just butt in as they have no problem doing it to me or anyone else. As soon as anyone catches a hybrid, they will move to within 20 ft of you and cast lures within 3 ft of your boat. I don't think they are trying to be rude, I think it is just not considered rude in their culture? Better find them quick. The last 2 spots they d
  11. These are from a couple of days ago. They are starting to do their top water thing. I won't divulge exact spots, but just cruise until you see 8 boats with 5-6 people each in overalls. They have been following my boat since they crowded me at the weir. You might as well just butt in as they have no problem doing it to me or anyone else. As soon as anyone catches a hybrid, they will move to within 20 ft of you and cast lures within 3 ft of your boat. I don't think they are trying to be rude, I think it is just not considered rude in their culture? Better find them quick. The last 2 spots they d
  12. Back in coves. Probably close to the bank right now. Or look for them flipping on the surface. Cut bluegill and creek chubs will work better than livers.
  13. For sure the catalog outlet. If they have whatever you're looking for in there, it will be very hard to find it cheaper anywhere else.
  14. Correct and correct. You could also launch at Sapps and head down towards Avery
  15. I would get cut shad, launch at Avery, up the pomme arm, and fish current seams (eddies) on the inside bends of sharp corners. We caught several slots and a 39 lber yesterday afternoon/ evening.
  16. Biggest was 11.8 lbs Here is the zoo from yesterday. 8 more boats showed up after I took this pic They were landing lures within 3ft of my boat
  17. I don't usually like telling location as I already have boats that see me catching them and some how accidentally get within 6 feet of me even when I am fishing with my girls, but one of the places I have been catching them the last week is at the weir in front of the dam. I know this a known spot, but nobody knew they were there and I have had it to myself for a week, but literally had vehicles stopping on the dam to watch me 4 days ago. I know it sounds crazy, but I assure you I am not lying or exaggerating. Since then there has been an increasing amount of boats showing up daily. I was tol
  18. It won't let me upload anymore. I think the file sizes are too big? Anyway, it's been a fun spring so far!
  19. I don't like posting a lot for several reasons, but one is to not come across as bragging or be the look at me type. That being said this will probably come across wrong, but I have been on them for at least a month now.
  20. Went back and found them again. Water temps dropped to 58 from the front that pushed through.
  21. If it makes you feel any better, one of my 4 year old daughters let go of a carbonlite rod and pfleuger patriarch reel($320+tax for both) 3 weeks ago while reeling in a hybrid at Truman. She got scared and thought it was going to pull her in, lol. Luckily they dropped the lake 6 feet and I was able to find it a week later. I would suggest going back and looking when the water level goes down. You will probably find it if someone else doesn't first.
  22. navery

    Hybrids

    Yes they are. A little too big for my 4 year old daughters, lol. They each did great on their first fish, but gave up after 5 minutes of cranking on their second ones.
  23. navery

    Hybrids

    Found them and they were hungry. Left them biting. Water temps 61.5 where we were fishing.
  24. I personally saw 2 spoonbill hooked up by the cable within 3 casts on Friday. I doubt they were stripers with the water temp being so low. I would think you would here more about it if people were catching 20lb stripers off the bank, but who knows? They usually don't show up this early from my experience.
  25. Yes. Drake, old city ramp and Bledsoe ramps are all closed.
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