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  1. Haven't been able to find when MLF Tablerock will be aired. Looked on MLF website to no avail. Anyone know or point to a link?? Thx.
  2. Any KU fan is a friend of mine. You have a place to stay anytime Vernon.
  3. He seemed a bit busy, but I should have asked.
  4. Was moving the dock and Jacob Wheeler pulled up and fished around it. A machine. Very nice to talk to. Reports a lot of Kentucks. Throwing shad baits. He thought the color in mid-James was pretty stained (2'-3' vis). Too clear for my liking. A lot of other MLF boats here today. TR show will be live streamed and then shown on t.v. later this fall.
  5. Targeting spawning fish is a sore subject for me. They are a quick easy way to fill a limit, but often times only a 10.5-11.5 pound sack. Those bags don't get you to fish Saturday, but it does take away from the future of the lake. I've contacted both the Corp and Missouri Conservation asking them to consider a hold on tournaments for 2-4 weeks every other year during the spawn. Surely, as anglers, that wouldn't be much of a sacrifice to make for the future of TR. The James is definitely dirty and not easy to fish. I suspect Long Creek and Kings are the same. Lack of Costa guys up the James........they may think the spawn is ahead of the lower end and not as productive????
  6. Wait. What. You mean even more debris is headed to our dock? I may not be able to use our lift. Rained hard last night south Springfield. Suspect you'll see even more junk soon.
  7. We're you able to get your boat on the lift? If not, put it on ours until it clears.
  8. Mid/lower James. Suspect King's and Long are the same.
  9. Coming your way. When the wind picks up, pulls this stuff off the banks and then gets camouflaged by the waves. Be careful running.
  10. Fishing was incredible the last couple weeks and awesome the day the storms were rolling in. Went back yesterday a.m. and the banks I was catching them on were trashed and fish were on strike. Fluke bite died. So much current the fish on the banks must have hid for a bit. Water clarity wasn't muddy yet. Went down this a.m. and there was so much stuff (big stuff) floating I chose not to load in. Almost couldn't get to dock to move it. Obvious mud in channel today where we had 6'-8' visibility. Current was hauling even more this a.m. Maybe the lake will stay up and the wake boards and ocean going rigs will stay home a little longer this summer. Hopefully this high water will help the fish that haven't spawned. Be careful running out there.
  11. EF2 1mile from our home in Rogersville. Same tornado that hit Waterford. Grew up in Kansas and saw many, but never that close. Worked this p.m., working tomorrow and Saturday helping friends and others clean up. If anyone would like to assist, many Churches are organizing crews.
  12. Funny story...... I put up two game cams on the dock. Have pix of guys tying up, getting out and fishing off the dock....... I printed the pix (good quality pix..), laminated 8-10 of them of the two sets of fisherman and put them on the dock. Few weeks went by......... same guys came back, but only one got out of the boat to fish. Have video of him fishing and finally making his way over to the laminated pictures. His reaction was priceless. Saw his face on the pictures, looked up at the cameras and immediately bolted for his boat. By the way, the camera pix were good enough that we have a perfect description of the boat and the boat numbers. For anyone thinking of or getting out on docks without permission, be careful, big brother maybe watching you.
  13. My father has a dock. He has no problem if folks get underneath or tie up during a storm. He does have a problem if they get out of the boat and get in his lockers, fish off the dock and look under boat covers. If you get out of your boat for safety, be respectful and do nothing other than stand or sit on the dock. The Corp looks at docks as personal property, but water beneath and around is public property and the dock owner has no say regarding swimming or fishing around a dock. Just be respectful and don't treat the dock as if it were your own.
  14. Diachi D Traps or KVD for me. Both worked well when I had time to fish. How many on here remember when Storm was going out and Bass Pro Shops ran them for $1.99 each? Probably 15-18 yrs ago now???? A buddy at BPS called and told me they were going on sale. Went in the first morning and bought them by the box (of 12 I think) as they were getting ready to open them and dump them. My cart was running over with boxes of them. Another buddy was in there doing the same. Went in the second day and bought more. Stopped by 4th or 5th day and they put a 10 per limit on them. Boy was my wife mad at me. Glad she didn't see half the baits I paid cash for. E-bay was going crazy for them. Steelhead guys were paying $75-$80 for some of the metallic colors. Never hated the fish that much.
  15. Something else to consider..... what as fishermen are we doing for TR as far as habitat? I for one bought an old beat up pontoon, stripped it down to a couple seats and a steering wheel, put a new 50 HP Merc on it and we put out brush piles. Special thanks to MagicWormMan for his help in the past. To date, 243 and counting. Not always easy, not always fun, NOT very expensive, a bit gratifying to know you are working to give back as a fisherman. Does this mean you all should run out and buy a pontoon? No, but in years past, the conservation would loan out their brush boats to fisherman. When they pull the lake this winter........... find a cove or two and pull some float-ins to the waters edge and tie them down. VERY easy to do and gives the fry a place to grow a bit. Some years 12-15 feet deep and you can do a bunch in a day..... Maybe we can rely on ourselves to do the work MDC doesn't or won't. Just another option to consider.
  16. "Good Luck and get ready for the bombardment this weekend"..... 573 boats allowed for in all of the tournaments on Saturday. Think I will sit this one out and watch from the house. On the bright side..... the 40' ocean going vessels have been pretty much put away for the winter.
  17. Sorry Vernon, set him up for this one. My bad and my apology. I will have to send you some baits to make up for it, but you have to admit...... it is funny!
  18. Vernon, this one is for you. She slept in my KU shirt, put baseball/football eye glare on first thing after waking up and came to the dock to fish. I love my job as a parent. Eight years old and loves to fish with me. Such a blessing to live in the Ozarks and in a great Nation.
  19. I'm looking at the photo you have under your name as I try to figure out what it represents other than a beautiful campus, incredible basketball history with the only place in the world to truly enjoy watching a basketball game, fantastic pharmacy school and some of the best bars in the mid-west. Rock Chalk.
  20. As fishermen and boaters, life jackets, cell phones with radar/weather warn and check the weather prior to getting in the boat. Make it second nature. If a storm is coming in and you know it, don't always think you have to get to the trailer during the storm. Find a dock, a deep pocket to tuck into (did that in a CPA tourney years ago) or beach it as a last resort. The facts will come out, but we can learn and adjust our practices in the aftermath of this tragic event. God bless the victims, families and first responders.
  21. Calling all experts, except for RW (you know who you are :-).... I have 3-4 small (pencil eraser size chips) dings in the gel coat. Any thoughts/advice on the best repair kit to use is appreciated.
  22. There is good news coming soon regarding these invasive species....... they only come out during summer and soon will be migrating back to their caves and stay there from Mid-August to Mid-May of 2019? Let's call it a fall migration....... I was down at TR this past weekend and the boat numbers were down a fair amount and relatively quiet compared to the last few weeks. School can't get here fast enough.
  23. I bet in this case.... if you put a "350 HP" on its arse it would be considered inclusive and appropriate to fish out of in bass tournaments. It might actually run 100 mph if you could keep it straight (still traumatized over the Springfield News MisLeader article). Tough to roll cast with a neck and head that size. BAM!, spinnerbait hits the top of the unicorn horn and your reel blows up, wire gets bent three different ways....never to be tuned right again.
  24. If big pink blow up flamingos keeps them busy and not running up and down the lake........ go for it.
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