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  1. navery

    Shad

    Anyone know if there are any licensed bait dealers selling shad in the hot springs area?
  2. 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?
  3. That's awesome footage! They really are beautiful fish.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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 did this to me at were fished out within a week, only leaving tons of whites in those areas. Pretty sure they show up 8 boats strong almost every evening because everytime I get to go back and fish, they either all show up or already on my waypoints when I get there, lol. I don't let it bother me too much anymore. Just challenges me to find them in another area of the lake and try to hide as long as I can, lol. Anyways, they are definitely biting great right now. Smallest fish in the pic is 7.2 lbs. Biggest was 13.4 lbs. That is a 152qt cooler. Good luck!
  7. 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 did this to me at were fished out within a week, only leaving tons of whites in those areas. Pretty sure they show up 8 boats strong almost every evening because everytime I get to go back and fish, they either all show up or already on my waypoints when I get there, lol. I don't let it bother me too much anymore. Just challenges me to find them in another area of the lake and try to hide as long as I can, lol. Anyways, they are definitely biting great right now. Smallest fish in the pic is 7.2 lbs. Biggest was 13.4 lbs. That is a 152qt cooler. Good luck! This post has been promoted to an article
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Correct and correct. You could also launch at Sapps and head down towards Avery
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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 told there were 8 boats there today. That being said, I have only seen one other boat figure out how to catch them. All the other boats are catching whites and blue cats. Anyways, I tell everyone about this bite because it will only last another 3 to 4 days before they get the lake back to power pool of 706 and shut the water off and I choose not fight other boats. The other structure I have been finding them on is secondary points and flats adjacent to the main channel. Unfortunately, they move a lot. The hardest part of catching them is finding them. Good luck!
  14. It won't let me upload anymore. I think the file sizes are too big? Anyway, it's been a fun spring so far!
  15. 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.
  16. Went back and found them again. Water temps dropped to 58 from the front that pushed through.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. navery

    Hybrids

    Found them and they were hungry. Left them biting. Water temps 61.5 where we were fishing.
  20. 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.
  21. Yes. Drake, old city ramp and Bledsoe ramps are all closed.
  22. I have only fished it once. It had a kayak and one other boat in there, but don't know how it gets when the crappie spawn?
  23. If you are talking about clear creek up by the tebo islands, then yes, it is a gravel road that ends in the lake. The lake is still about 9 feet high so you should be good to launch a sizable boat there right now.
  24. Yeah I didn't understand where you were asking either? The brush creek I know if is up in osceola and yes it has a ramp, but it is not on TT?
  25. The city ramp parking lot is gravel, but there is a concrete ramp there. It's old and not the best but I use it when the harbor is crowded.
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