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Riverwhy

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  1. There are a lot of Lake Norfork fishermen that are much better than me but your strategy would mirror my approach. Spooning suspended fish is also a very good option right now. I often find the big bluegills in about 20 feet of water in bluff cut ins. Bidwell area almost always gives you a bonus fish while you are dropping crawlers. Flatheads are a common fish in the same area as the blue gills.
  2. Top lake for blue catfish in Missouri and you are there at a perfect time.
  3. Had a good trip to Norfork over the weekend. Caught a personal best 24 inch football fat largemouth Sunday evening and a 21.5 largemouth on Monday morning. The cold windy conditions were awful for people but obviously the bass felt differently.
  4. Had a good trip to Norfork over the weekend. Caught a personal best 24 inch football fat largemouth Sunday evening and a 21.5 largemouth on Monday morning. The cold windy conditions were awful for people but obviously the bass felt differently.
  5. Stripers should be in the middle to back of Big Creek during your trip. I would even expect a few on top early in the mornings. There are walleye there towards the back but as earlier replies indicated the real walleye action is as far north as you can get your boat in late march.
  6. Power plant lakes offer some decent fishing when the temperature gets around 20 degrees. Not bad if the wind is mild.
  7. Wow, I like the spirit of that ice buster!
  8. I want to concur with the comment about soaking in salt water. I believe a two or even three day salt water soak combined with daily water changing can significantly reduce any remaining strong fishy flavor in white bass.
  9. I agree Wrench but I did not want to take a chance of the women complaining.
  10. Kids came home so I fried up those white bass tonight. Removed every speck of red meat, drenched them in flour then into milk and mayonnaise then into a bag of flour, panko and regular bread crumbs then into a heavy skillet with olive oil. Fried until crispy and served with homemade beer. Simply excellent.
  11. I just follow the wind and throw lipless crank baits. Caught them everywhere from points to shallow coves in the shad balls. I'm strictly an amateur but I'm surprised the whites were that shallow with the water temperatures that cold. How cold does it need to get before they shut down?
  12. Spent a few hours on the water Saturday. Water temperature was around 47 degrees and we had a pretty strong breeze from the west. Not much love on the Rock Crawler for black bass but the white bass were still active on the points. Anything shiny or white seemed to work. Big fish of the day was a 17.5 inch white. The average size of whites at LOZ is pretty darn good.
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