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About bfishn

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    NW AR (in a van down by the river)
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    Walleye, cats, crappie, bream
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  1. Proposed Eureka Gravel Mine

    I hate to say it, but get used to it, at least for the foreseeable future. The folks in charge of such things at the moment are erasing existing protections as fast as they can, all in the name of business $$$$.
  2. Shad Kill

    Some years gizzard shad spawn multiple times, creating 'baby' gizzard shad in the fall. It's pretty hard to tell a 1-1/2" gizzard shad from a 1-1/2" threadfin.
  3. MoCarp Busted

    "Repeated dots" is a form of punctuation that even I learned in that podunk Mo school I attended. I use them when appropriate too; An ellipsis (plural ellipses; from the Ancient Greek: ἔλλειψις, élleipsis, "omission" or "falling short") is a series of dots (typically three, such as "…") that usually indicates an intentional omission of a word, sentence, or whole section from a text without altering its original meaning. Added; Not that I doubt your sock puppet theory, in fact I assumed it was when I saw it.
  4. Airgun Price

    Inspired by Ricky Bobby?
  5. Missouri Crawfish by Lake

    Take another look at the USGS document. It gives both sampled and predicted ranges on a map for each species.
  6. RIPPED OFF! passing this on

    Me neither. Looked like a dead end.
  7. creek chub/stone rollers/small suckers

    I understand your love of catching them on a hook, but when the time is right it's kinda like trying to tunnel into a bank vault the night the teller forgot to lock the door. Gotta make hay when the sun shines... :-)
  8. creek chub/stone rollers/small suckers

    ++ on the stonerollers as best, shiners a close second. My comments were just to Dan's query of "creek chub/stone rollers/small suckers". Even if you don't know the species well, you can easily tell by holding one in your hand, if it feels like something you could easily swallow whole (texture, not size), it'll work, and slicks (stonerollers) fit that bill best. An added benefit is when it's walleye time, the slicks and shiners will also be heavily congregated in prespawn mode, and easy to get a couple dozen in a single toss of a small net. After losing many traps to thieves, I'll no longer use them.
  9. creek chub/stone rollers/small suckers

    While we're at it... 4-6" really isn't much of a chub. Even an 18" wally will take bigger ones with relish. Biggest one I remember using was about 10", and it caught an 11lber.
  10. creek chub/stone rollers/small suckers

    Ha! Chub growing... I'd suggest Viagra... :-)
  11. My buddy from down under didn't have a clue, but Wiki did (condensed); A cork hat is a type of headgear with corks strung from the brim, to ward off insects... ...Movement of the head causes the corks to swing, discouraging insects from swarming around the wearer's head. Might have to try that on my next (warm weather) walkabout.
  12. creek chub/stone rollers/small suckers

    Cheap 4' cast net at low water crossings. Farm-raised (licensed) bait is all that can be sold in Arkansas, pretty sure Missouri's the same.
  13. Old pic

    The White River Valley Historical Quarterly has enough interesting local information to last you well into decent weather. There's a keyword search that yields many references to Jim Owen, or you can just start with the first issue and read 'em all. Really good stuff!
  14. Polar Bear

    It was NYE back in '85 or '86 if I recall correctly, I had fishing fever pretty bad and nothing else to do. Loaded the jon boat in the back of my old Datsun and headed to the Sidewalk hole. It was frozen over solid. So was Blue Springs, WEM, HCM, Monte Ne, HBM, PCM, Ventris, LBS, LBN, Indian Creek, and every other dirt road access on the west/north shore I knew back then. Finally found a little open water at Dam Site North, but the ramp was covered with snow. I spent an hour carrying buckets of water to the top of the ramp to thaw out a couple of tracks to the water. Fished till shortly after dark, trolling the edge of the ice and the available shoreline. At one point I could say with complete confidence that I was the only soul on the lake at that moment, because I could see every bit of open water. That's the only satisfaction I got from that trip though, 'cause I never got a bite... No way in hell I'd try that nowadays.
  15. Didn't get any fishin' stuff, but I gave my old, green, Coleman canoe to a good friend's teen boys. Bet I get more enjoyment from them having it than me.

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