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Blll last won the day on September 10 2015

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About Blll

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    Hornyhead Chub
  • Birthday 10/05/1948

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    Rogers, Ar.
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    Multi-species, rod building, lure making

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  1. Blll

    Missing bouys

    Just a heads up. At least 2 bouys gone from Rt12 bridge sandbar. Still at least 3 fow but dropping.
  2. Blll

    Striper rumor?

    Nice fish. I hope it's still swimming.
  3. Blll

    Wednesday morning

    The last few times I've been out, bass fishing, I was surprised by the number of striper guides coming out of PC and fishing between Shaddok hollow and the bridge. So i tried pulling brooders this am, 6-8 and got two stripers. Not giants, a 9# and a 10#, but fun to feel a real pull again. Basin north of Bear island. 50-65 fow, , 90-100 ' of line out with 1/2 oz weight. Trolling .5 mph. Saw another one landed, and I missed at least 2. WT cooled back to 80-81.
  4. Blll

    Striper rumor?

    I heard of a 45# plus striper caught on Beaver last week. Largest one I've heard of this year. Any info out there?
  5. Blll

    Quick trip this morning

    Nice trio. To me, Beaver walleyes have always seemed less stout than the ones I've caught up north. Catching quite a few in the 10"-12" range so year classes seem in tact.
  6. Blll

    Cabela's reels.....extinct?

    Pretty much agree that clothing is the money maker at either store. I do say that BP has the largest inventory of both rods and reels anywhere that I've seen. Sure they have often been out of the exact one I've gone there for, but they also have more brands, sizes and styles than anyone else, at least as far as being on the floor. I have had good luck with either clothing brand with several items 10-15 years old and going strong. There actually seems to be more help at Cabela's lately.
  7. Blll

    Cabela's reels.....extinct?

    Went to the Cabela's in Rogers today. Clearance cave is 75% off and just about bare. I don't see it coming back...ever. I don't mind BP but Cabela's had enough different products to make it noticeable. I've ranted before about Cabela's in Rogers lack of stock. No different today. Plenty of empty hooks. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out.
  8. Blll

    Cabela's reels.....extinct?

    Diawa made Cabela's bait cast reels. BP currently has no relationship with Diawa so right now there are no Cabela's branded bait cast reels. End of story.
  9. Blll

    Cabela's reels.....extinct?

    You're correct, the depth master reels (3) show up today. Weird but still no bait casters.
  10. Had a 10 yr old bait caster start squealing this morning. I've got some Cabela's points saved up, plus they have a Lifetime warranty on all their branded stuff so I thought I would check them out. I know the top end reels were made by Diawa. Guess what, no more Cabela's brand baitcaster reels on website. Not even any of their depthmaster line counters. I'll check the store next few days but I'm afraid the Cabela's branded items may be on the endangered list. That lifetime warranty must not sit right with the BP beancounters.
  11. Since moving here, I've learned to really like fishing with the Ned rig. I thought everyone fished them with the light wire weed guard. Had a dock side discussion with some buds and they all fished it without a weed guard. So am I in the minority? I've never fished it without a weed guard. Maybe my "get em' in the boat" ratio would be higher. What do you guys use?
  12. Blll

    May 22, back to Indian Creek

  13. Blll

    May 21, Indian Creek

    Quill you're having quite a Spring. I missed all last May with our dock inaccessible. Really enjoying getting inspiration from your reports. Mid lake is clearing but nothing like the water you are fishing. Thanks for another great report and keep on em'.
  14. Blll

    Mid Lake Morning

    Got out early and had a good spook bite on the sandbar. Caught 4 and missed the best one before this mornings tourney blasted by and shut it down. Weird weather, got pretty black, couple of rumbles and a stiff breeze for the next hour. Pulled out Ned for the 1st time this spring. Wow! Got bit steady for the next hour or so. I was a little rusty so I gassed quite a few and still boated 18. No monsters but better quality than I had been having. No smallies today with about 50/50 split. Higher water makes all but the steepest bluffs worthwhile ned banks. Fished all new water today, wound up with 18 over 12" and about a dozen shorter. 1- 18" white bass hit a square bill while I was picking out a birds nest, in about 2 fow. Water temps from 75-78. In at 11 as tubers got warmed up. Great to be alive!
  15. Blll

    looking for a marina slip

    Rates will vary with amenities. Also lake position will have some impact on how you like to fish. Moved here 4 years ago and had same exercise to work through. You will need to visit them to really get the feel and they are different. Some offer food, gas type and price will be different. Parking is different. Some marinas are nuts busy on weekends and some are ghost towns. Start with location and plan on a visit the weekend or midweek when you will usually be using your boat. . I won't throw shade or sunlight on any particular marina. I got lucky and bought a home with a slip. Buying a slip is another option. Welcome to NWA.

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