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  1. WTF?

    Have no worries -- I will be venturing from the Great (somewhat) North on Saturday and bringing you cooler temps for next week. The weatherman says its going to top out in the 60s and drop into the 40s overnight. Also calling a round of showers with the front Saturday night into Sunday AM. That should help some, shouldn't it? Or is it still a couple weeks away from really starting to pick back up? If I get down this time of year it's usually around Columbus Day, so I don't have as good of feel for the transition out of the September/early-October funk.
  2. Tuesday trip

  3. Tuesday trip

    What's the water clarity looking like lately? Looks pretty bluegeeen there, but wondered if the gold double willow was in response to some sort of dirt or tannin stain... or just the lighting/cloud cover). Will be down for a week in just a little over a week.
  4. Not a Table Rock report

    Never would I have thought I'd come to OAF and find a report with pics from Wanahoo. And let's just dispense with all this ned talk in relation to said lake. It will certainly NOT catch fish at wanahoo or anywhere else around these parts. Nope, no fish. Those wanahoo bass will completely ignore anything you throw in a gp/red or Canada craw on one of Dave's 1/16oz heads. Spend your hard earned money on something else if you want a 30+ fish morning. With that said, let's get back to normal debates about wart knockoffs and frustrations over increased lake traffic.
  5. Gravois Arm this week

    That's the concern I have with where we're staying (not my call to make though). My hope is if I fish the weekdays prior to 9am and after ~8pm then I can hop between a few nearby pockets/coves and avoid the brunt of what you just described. Now if that's not even possible due to the sheer number of crazies, then maybe I'm better off saving some mpg's and leaving the boat at home.
  6. Gravois Arm this week

    Wrench, would those be good patterns to try in main-lake coves as well? I gather that most folks are fishing upstream to avoid the traffic this time of year... but a family event will have us staying in the MM14 area next week. First time on LOZ.
  7. Dam area 5/11

    Wow! I highly advise against throwing gp/orange on the ned. It's downright opressive.... makes them them upset and angry. Too many people start throwing it, we're gonna run out of safe spaces for all these triggered fish.
  8. Dam area 5/11

    Haven't tried the GP/orange yet... but have found the canada craw to be working pretty well in place of the usual PBJ.
  9. Indian Point area - 5/7-5/9

    I wish I had a ton of profound insight to add, but all the reports since Saturday are pretty spot on with what I've come across thus far during our weeklong stay. Limited spinnerbait bite (assuming there's wind), zilch on a topwater, and not a whole lot for a suspended/keitech bite (finally started to see a few of those fish show up on the graph today, more during our late-evening outing)... which leaves you the bottom of the lake. Bearing in mind that I take the kitchen-sink approach when I first get a few hours away from the kids/nedheads, I've caught them on shakey finesse worms, tubes, 5/16 eakins jigs, heavier football jigs, and a biffle head / structure bug. The tube though has been about my most consistent bite. 3/16 weight, 3.5" tube, gp/orange bps if you want to be specific. I'm beginning to think though that you can pretty much catch them on whatever you have the patience to drag across the bottom, in the right depth. So maybe returning to typical spring pattern?? Oh, and another plug for +/- a few feet of the old bank line. And slow. If the trees are just too tempting to leave alone, the first row is the most productive with the drawdown.
  10. State park area 5/6

    I'll throw my hat in this ring as well. After a day of travel and unpacking, got the family out for about 45 minutes prior to sundown. Buzzed up to one of our usual haunts near Indian Point and put m&m's report to use. As promised, marked and caught fish parked right near that old bank line under about 15-20 ft of water. Ended up with 5 shorts and one barely keeper before two tired kids became too unruly to push staying out later. Shaky worm and ned accounted for the hooked fish. Had two nibble a tube but wouldn't commit, and one shallow fish throw loose a 5/16 finesse war eagle halfway to the boat. Back at it tomorrow AM.
  11. Ramp suggestion

    Add Still Waters to the list. We'll be down there for 8 days beginning tomorrow. I called this morning and confirmed they had docks up and slips available. Their going rate for the hotel size rooms is around $60/nt (no idea on availability), plus a little extra if you want a slip. I launched from their main marina drive near the peak of April '11, so should be fine at 930+. If you see a white & red triton fish/ski putting around that neck of the woods, say hi. Hoping to contribute a few reports for the good of the cause.
  12. 5/2 and a guess at next week

    Can't quite tell 100% from the pic size... but if I had to guess, you're speaking northern canadian... "up north, eh" to the Americans. Firetiger (what's that??) pattern with single Indiana gold?
  13. Lake elevations

    From what I could find in online news reports, they hit 69,000cfs in 2011 and then 72,000 in 2015. Obviously they can release more, but there's the historical perspective.
  14. Drone footage of Indian Point Marina & Kimberling Bridge

    Thanks for sharing that!
  15. Pics from Schooner Creek

    That's where we're scheduled to head to next weekend -- Stillwaters. I'm guessing maybe you were in the main marina and had to go over by ABC dock to get enough grade to retrieve the boat? I still clearly remember arriving for our spring of 2011 trip and launching from the hillside road down to the marina by JKL buildings... sounds like that could very well be the case again next weekend.

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