Jump to content
OzarkAnglers.Com Forum

Blll

Fishing Buddy
  • Content Count

    466
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Blll reacted to Lance34 in Got a hall pass on a Saturday!!   
    Got started about 11 on Saturday...   Water temp 40-42 and murky.  Started seeing fish right out the gate in 20 fow and hovering around 15 foot mark...
    Started putting baits out at 15 to 12 feet down.  They seemed to want it right on their noses and move slow.  14 feet down had to be the most consistent hit.
    The bite was steady.  You would get 2 or 3 right back to back and then a lull for about 10 or so minutes...  They work in small packs, school up some shad and then attack...  I’m trying to maneuver my boat right in the middle of em.
    Shut it down a little before 2 with a limit.  It was one of those days I didn’t want to get off the water.  Light wind and just needed a hoodie shirt...  But, don’t get many hall passes on a Saturday...  Figure better keep the boss happy 
    God bless and good fishing Lance 
     



  2. Like
    Blll reacted to Lance34 in Slab Sunday   
    Finally back on the water Sunday after church.  Got started about 12:45 and fished to about 4:00.   Water temp was 43 and stained...   Looked perfect 
    Didn’t really know what to expect after this lake has turned upside down in a weeks time...  Up, down and up again...  Geez
    They bit pretty fast at the get go.  Got 8 in no time and then they came in spurts.   The wind got to whipping which might of been why.  Got tossed around a bit... 
    Best bite was rigging about 13 feet down about 18-20 fow.   Caught a few at 10 feet down but more consistent at 13 feet.
    I quit about 4ish with a limit and headed for the house...
    Amazed by health of the fish this year...
    Pics below...  God bless and good fishing Lance
     



    This post has been promoted to an article
  3. Like
    Blll reacted to Dan the fisherman in Trust the birds   
    Got out this morning for a few hours and Fished mid lake area.  Water temp was 45-46.  The bite continues to be red hot..... I was heading south from them ramp when I cam across a pack of birds drive bombing the water. I killed the main engine plenty far enough as to not spook anything that might be feed under them and proceeded to get closer with my trolling motor. I got about 100-150 from where the birds were working when my graph lit up like a Christmas tree!  I drop lines down and was hooked up immediately with a nice 12-15 pound striper. I fished the area for about for another 3 hours before I headed home.  Ended up with 4 striper and half a dozen whites.  I threw back all the striper but kept the whites for fish tacos for later this week. Big fish went 22 pounds and just shy of 40 inches. Here’s a few piics. Stay aware out there for them birds. Good luck out there fellas, and stay safe. 



  4. Like
    Blll got a reaction from Dan the fisherman in Striper   
    Hey Dan, good to hear from you. Glad to see the boat is getting a workout. Is that middle pic a Wiper? Right shape but solid lines. Haven't seen many since they stopped stocking them. Nice fish!
     
  5. Like
    Blll got a reaction from FishnDave in Striper   
    Hey Dan, good to hear from you. Glad to see the boat is getting a workout. Is that middle pic a Wiper? Right shape but solid lines. Haven't seen many since they stopped stocking them. Nice fish!
     
  6. Like
    Blll got a reaction from liphunter in question   
    Really interesting thread. Every few days I go back to the first post and smile reading how it has evolved. Guess not many of us are fishin' lately. So my 2 cents from an old guy:  Having "faith" to me means believing in something that can't be seen or proven. I have no problem with science as to me that is just another good thing created by God. Each generation strays from the principles and beliefs of their parents. Not really poor parenting,  just different outside influences. Us "Boomers" were influenced by TV. Our parents were not. Think about our TV. The good guys always won. The policeman was a good guy and caught crooks. That is the belief system we had impressed on us at a young age. Not so today. Our kids were born into the internet influence. My grand kids(10) are growing up with video games,(ever watch 5 minutes of Grand Theft Auto?), and social media. Remember we grew up with "Sticks and stones ...but words will never hurt you". Now kids kill themselves over "tweets" . As our age group dwindles, we will become more annoyed by everything if we let ourselves. I choose to fondly recall the past, embrace the present and hope for the future.  Schools do a terrible job, in my opinion, teaching history. My teen grandkids look at some pics/medals from Vietnam and ask "who were you fighting". But just think, a history class has only so much class time and another 60 years of history to teach. The Civil War gets very little attention in most schools. WW2, How many current students can speak of a family member who fought in any US war?  My last rant: What ever happened to "look both ways before you cross the street" . Driven through a Walmart parking lot lately? Peace to all and Merry Christmas!
  7. Like
    Blll got a reaction from tho1mas in question   
    Really interesting thread. Every few days I go back to the first post and smile reading how it has evolved. Guess not many of us are fishin' lately. So my 2 cents from an old guy:  Having "faith" to me means believing in something that can't be seen or proven. I have no problem with science as to me that is just another good thing created by God. Each generation strays from the principles and beliefs of their parents. Not really poor parenting,  just different outside influences. Us "Boomers" were influenced by TV. Our parents were not. Think about our TV. The good guys always won. The policeman was a good guy and caught crooks. That is the belief system we had impressed on us at a young age. Not so today. Our kids were born into the internet influence. My grand kids(10) are growing up with video games,(ever watch 5 minutes of Grand Theft Auto?), and social media. Remember we grew up with "Sticks and stones ...but words will never hurt you". Now kids kill themselves over "tweets" . As our age group dwindles, we will become more annoyed by everything if we let ourselves. I choose to fondly recall the past, embrace the present and hope for the future.  Schools do a terrible job, in my opinion, teaching history. My teen grandkids look at some pics/medals from Vietnam and ask "who were you fighting". But just think, a history class has only so much class time and another 60 years of history to teach. The Civil War gets very little attention in most schools. WW2, How many current students can speak of a family member who fought in any US war?  My last rant: What ever happened to "look both ways before you cross the street" . Driven through a Walmart parking lot lately? Peace to all and Merry Christmas!
  8. Like
    Blll got a reaction from vernon in question   
    Really interesting thread. Every few days I go back to the first post and smile reading how it has evolved. Guess not many of us are fishin' lately. So my 2 cents from an old guy:  Having "faith" to me means believing in something that can't be seen or proven. I have no problem with science as to me that is just another good thing created by God. Each generation strays from the principles and beliefs of their parents. Not really poor parenting,  just different outside influences. Us "Boomers" were influenced by TV. Our parents were not. Think about our TV. The good guys always won. The policeman was a good guy and caught crooks. That is the belief system we had impressed on us at a young age. Not so today. Our kids were born into the internet influence. My grand kids(10) are growing up with video games,(ever watch 5 minutes of Grand Theft Auto?), and social media. Remember we grew up with "Sticks and stones ...but words will never hurt you". Now kids kill themselves over "tweets" . As our age group dwindles, we will become more annoyed by everything if we let ourselves. I choose to fondly recall the past, embrace the present and hope for the future.  Schools do a terrible job, in my opinion, teaching history. My teen grandkids look at some pics/medals from Vietnam and ask "who were you fighting". But just think, a history class has only so much class time and another 60 years of history to teach. The Civil War gets very little attention in most schools. WW2, How many current students can speak of a family member who fought in any US war?  My last rant: What ever happened to "look both ways before you cross the street" . Driven through a Walmart parking lot lately? Peace to all and Merry Christmas!
  9. Like
    Blll reacted to Lance34 in No better time than right now   
    Got started close to noontime and right when dropping the TM started seeing everything hovering around 15 fow.  
    About two hours later had a limit.  They bit mad for about an hour and then they shut off.   Always think I pushed them down or pushed them away.  So basically I’ll turn go deeper on a couple more rods and make a pass several yards from what I made the first couple passes.  That usually seals the deal.   WT 48ish, 20 fow 13-15ft down.
    They bit real lite.   Like they were just sucking on the minnow.  Wouldn’t even known you had a fish. 
    Went shallower after that 12-14 fow and about 10-13ft down.   Pretty steady at that depth too.  
    Very surprised with the belly girth this year.  Said to myself lots of times these are looking more like Dardanelle fish🤣...  
    They just roaming and eating.  
    God Bless, Good Fishing Lance


  10. Like
    Blll reacted to Lance34 in Hello Beaver Lake... It’s been a minute...   
    Geez...   Beaver hasn’t changed since leaving it in late July...  Lot of water out there...  Hopefully it’ll get right at some point...
    Haven’t crappie fished on Beaver in about 4 or so months...  It’s become routine through the past few years to go to other lakes until December... Suckers live shallow on these lakes and just addicted to catching them that way...  It’s a grind every time but its worth the work for the quality. 
    Yesterday got started about 12pm and fish till dark.  Just going on past experience of where to go and just see what happens...  Wasn’t expecting much, just wanted to locate crappie.  After getting set up, made one pass and caught four keepers.  They were just squeakers on the legal size.  Gave em back..  Other than those it was just catching dinks...  Flipped the boat around and said let’s go on shallower to find bigger fish...  More of a water level I’m usually catching them in this time of year...  Usually in the past it’s 6-7 feet but that’s in the bushes right now...  Went from fishing in 20-22 feet to about 14-12 and about 6-8 feet down and started slowly getting into them then...  Took home seven good ones that’ll make good tacos come Tuesday...
    Somewhat successful trip...  Never fished this lake this high this time of year.  Having to adjust and find that right water...  Anyway got something to go on for next time and It’ll get better...
    God bless, God Fishing
    Second to last pic below is of yesterday catch and then the past few months...  Sorry pic overload..  Trying fit 4 months of fishing 














    This post has been promoted to an article
  11. Like
    Blll reacted to Bassmeister in Rocky Branch 11/10   
    Went out of Rocky Branch around 10:30-4. Got some lovely scratches on the ranger bc of a metal rod sticking off the dock. So that was a great start. Fished shallow bc that’s how I like to fish. Nothing and I mean nothing. Then I was throwing a crankbait to shore while I was in 50ft and had two spots follow it up. I actually did the figure 8s like musky fishing and one hit it and I got him in. That was a first. Anyway, I saw them out there so I threw a jerkbait for the rest of the day. They were suspended over 40-50 feet on points. Only caught 10-12 but salvaged the day. Really wondering if the fall “back of creek” bite was completely skipped by the fish. 
  12. Like
    Blll got a reaction from snagged in outlet 3 in Stripers ??   
    LOL! The absolute best description ever.
  13. Thanks
    Blll got a reaction from zarraspook in Stripers ??   
    LOL! The absolute best description ever.
  14. Like
    Blll reacted to Quillback in Big M area, October 1   
    First time out on the Rock since August 6.  Launched the boat just as it was getting light and headed down the lake.
    Spent about the first hour tossing spoons, and top waters at scattered fish chasing shad on top.  Could not get a bite.  Switched up to jigs and shaky head off a steep bank and still nothing.  
    I was starting to wonder if I was going to get skunked.  In desperation, I motored over to a gravel runout where I had caught some last time I was out almost two months ago, threw a c-rigged worm on the point, boat was sitting in 30 FOW, and I noticed some fish showing up on the graph under the boat.  I did not have a drop shot setup rigged as I was not planning on fishing the dang thing, but there were the fish and I had not boated one yet.  Got set up, dropped it down, and had a spotted bass in about 10 seconds.
    Spend most of the rest of the morning drop shotting.  Caught several off the first spot, then the fish moved out.  Bounced around to a few other spots and would pick one up here and there, never was hot fishing, but I would get a bite or two at just about every spot I tried.  Didn't see them schooled either except at the first spot I found them.  Put  a dozen 13-15 inch spots in the boat.
    There are a lot of shad scattered about and some bass are chasing them out in the channel.  I caught my biggest fish, a 2.5 lb. spot on a Whopper Plopper at 9:30 AM out in the channel, a couple of casts later hooked the only smallmouth I saw today on the WP only to see it jump 3 feet out of the water and toss the Plopper.  Might have been a 2 lb. fish.
    They were just too scattered to get a good top water bite going, but maybe the up coming weather change will get them going.

     
    A few swimming under the boat.

     
     
     
     
  15. Like
    Blll reacted to merc1997 in and the beat goes on   
    still getting them deep.  big wobbler.
    bo
     

  16. Like
    Blll got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr in Shell Knob Report-Question for the Group   
    As you  see there is no "right" answer to your question. While I've never guided professionally, I have taken business clients fishing back up north. I tried to have plan A and plan B and ask them what they would prefer, casting, live bait or trolling.  Since moving to Rogers 5 years ago, and being blessed with fishing that mystery lake named Beaver, I've had many friends come down to fish.  I'm usually surprised when I ask them what they would like to do as fishing for stripers or crappies takes a whole different set of tackle, and is much more species specific that fishing a natural lake up north. Mostly the answer is to "just catch some fish". Good for you to "take the temperature" of folks on the forum but perhaps not a typical mindset of a vacation client.  I know I'm going to be in your boat one day to learn to fish off shore. (still hope to put some in the boat).  JMO Be well.
  17. Like
    Blll reacted to Quillback in Indian Creek - Point 5 area   
    Got out at first light with my buddy Mike, we headed down to the Point 5 area and started off fishing a bluff.  First bass I caught was a 2 lb. smallmouth and that fish would end up being the "Big One" of the day.  Caught it and a couple of 12" fish on a 1/2 oz Nutech Grass jig off the bluff.  
    Picked up another three 12" fish during the morning on c-rigs with UV Speed Craws.  Pretty slow overall, we just kept working and every once in a while one of us would get a bite.  We did have several hookups with better fish but could not boat them, bite was very light and it was hard to keep them pinned.
    Fish were deep for the most part, usually in 10-25 FOW.
    Very little top water activity.
    Several striper boats near Point 5, saw one of them hook up, they looked to be fishing shad or minnows deep.  
    Nice morning to be out fishing, even if it was a bit slow.  We left at 10 AM.  WT 82.
  18. Like
    Blll reacted to LD Fisher in Finally!!   
    Picked up the new boat last week and plan to break it in starting this weekend and all of next week!  Took it out to a private lake to get a feel for the new features, spot lock, Helix and Solix........... Love the spot lock and I Pilot Link, but think I need to go back to school to learn how to use the Solix!!
    if you see me out, please stop by and say hello!
    Larry
     

  19. Like
    Blll got a reaction from KLiK in Your screen name is what? And what about that avatar??   
    Parents blessed me with the name Walter Harry Borg 3rd. My grandpa lived until he was 92 so there were plenty of times Grandpa, Dad and myself  would be together. If someone called "Walter" all 3 of us would respond. Just became easier at family functions to be called "B3" or Blll. Lots of guys think I'm just mis-typing Bill but nope,  its Blll. Proud of my name but it did cause issues in the past. Carried on the tradition and there was a B4 but sadly he's gone too. Just me, Blll.
  20. Like
    Blll reacted to MoCarp in What am I missing?   
    I as most know am a carp angler, yet don’t understand the need to shoot everything, until the Asian carp apocalypse Missouri had a 20 fish limit, still is for everything but grass, bighead, silver, black and common carp....many bfers shoot and toss back the fish they shoot don’t have to clean anything even if it’s edible, besides who would eat anything that rode in a barrel all night no ice in July heat...many times fish get dumped at the boat ramps or side of the road....not all bfers do this...but enough do...some areas of the USA people have sought regulations to protect trophy carp areas. It pains me that walleyes don’t get more protections considering just how huge our native river strain can get ( perhaps slot limits?)... don’t get me started on gigging Ozark smallmouth streams...it amazes me on how just a very few can devastate a fishery, be it gill netting paddlefish, snagging bass off beds, or bfing the biggest oldest alligator gar, buffalo and common carp...







  21. Like
    Blll got a reaction from Quillback in old school walleyes   
    Quick comment on the walleyes this year. Out last evening for 2 hrs. Tried a different area than last. Beaver continues to amaze me that in-coming rain/storms do not seem to have a positive effect on the fish activity.  Raining, yes I've had good bites while it is raining. But the pre frontal effect seems nil. Anyway only one fish last night but it was a nice 20" eye. Just my small sample but I have already caught more walleyes than all last year and they all seem fat & healthy. No so last year as most were scrawny. Have a safe 4th all and read up on Nike's latest. 
  22. Like
    Blll got a reaction from MoCarp in old school walleyes   
    Quick comment on the walleyes this year. Out last evening for 2 hrs. Tried a different area than last. Beaver continues to amaze me that in-coming rain/storms do not seem to have a positive effect on the fish activity.  Raining, yes I've had good bites while it is raining. But the pre frontal effect seems nil. Anyway only one fish last night but it was a nice 20" eye. Just my small sample but I have already caught more walleyes than all last year and they all seem fat & healthy. No so last year as most were scrawny. Have a safe 4th all and read up on Nike's latest. 
  23. Like
    Blll reacted to Chris Musick in First time using Whopper Plopper   
    I've always been skeptical of them especially w the cost. But I tried them out Thursday morn around the Knob and caught the biggest bass I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Not much else happened tho. Just wanted to share the fish.

  24. Like
    Blll got a reaction from Lance34 in old school walleyes   
    Just a short report on a short outing. Got out last night from 6:30 to 8:30. Trolled cranks, looking for walleyes. I found a 100 yard stretch and caught 4 eyes, 2 just short & 2 keeps. also caught a 2#+ LM and a 3# catfish. I was happy with that for a 2 hour trip. Caught all fish in 15 to 20 fow. Tried several passes deeper with nothing. Trolled at 1-1.4 MPH. WT was 83.I only caught fish on passes against the breeze, none trolling with it.  What was interesting to see, was in a 4 bait spread, all the fish were caught on a Lazy Ike. I'm an old  yankee so I've used this lure my whole fishing life but never thought to use it here. I guess walleyes are walleyes. Going to try a classic floating Rapala next time out. Be well all.
  25. Like
    Blll got a reaction from Old dog 417 in old school walleyes   
    Just a short report on a short outing. Got out last night from 6:30 to 8:30. Trolled cranks, looking for walleyes. I found a 100 yard stretch and caught 4 eyes, 2 just short & 2 keeps. also caught a 2#+ LM and a 3# catfish. I was happy with that for a 2 hour trip. Caught all fish in 15 to 20 fow. Tried several passes deeper with nothing. Trolled at 1-1.4 MPH. WT was 83.I only caught fish on passes against the breeze, none trolling with it.  What was interesting to see, was in a 4 bait spread, all the fish were caught on a Lazy Ike. I'm an old  yankee so I've used this lure my whole fishing life but never thought to use it here. I guess walleyes are walleyes. Going to try a classic floating Rapala next time out. Be well all.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.