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  1. I would agree with listening to those anglers... My family (including myself), along with another biologist working on this project family (including himself), have been fishing the creek for at least three generations. Hopefully that will help provide some historical perspective.
  2. This has been an interesting conversation and relevant to our side of the border. We are about to develop a 5-year fisheries management plan for Crooked Creek. Issues discussed in this thread will likely be topics that would need to be discussed and addressed during the development process. Hopefully by the end of the process, I won't be included in Gavin's list above, lol!!
  3. We have been dealing with the boulder issue on Bull Shoals and Norfork Lake over the years as well. We have been told the rip-rap/boulders were placed to protect the parking lots on these two reservoirs. Heck even our internal engineers want to place boulders around the parking lots. I have made my dissatisfaction with the boulders known on several occasions and will continue to express my displeasure until the boulders are removed. We also have some accesses with designs that make me scratch my head and ponder what were they thinking........ Also, all USACE fees (launching and camp fees) go into the general fund... so i don't believe raising fees will fix the issue.
  4. Member of the Twin Lakes Walleye Club have been catching Walleye mostly on bottom bouncers or trolling. I suggest any angler interested in Walleye fishing on Bull Shoals Lake to join this club. Here is a link to the club (link). As a member, you will receive reports like the three below. We receive these types of reports on a daily basis from the club.
  5. Here is the response I got back from Dr. Green. I asked him: "What is the criteria for a thermocline? For example, I was taught it was a sudden change of temperature (3 to 5 degrees change) over a short distance." I also include the Temp profile for Stocked Lake that I posted to this post.
  6. This has been a good discussion and has got me wondering. So I emailed Dr. Reed Green, who is hydrologist with USGS that specializes in reservoir limnology and hydrodynamics, in an effort to get more information of the specific criteria for a thermocline. I will relay the information he provides to me.
  7. The USGS actually collects the data for the USACE. They just collected data on August 27. It has been posted on their site. Click on this link for TR data (link).
  8. You all definitely know this lake better than I do. As for the Upper L Sac reading in July, I converted the depth from meters to feet and converted temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit. I have always been taught that the thermocline is where the temperature changes sharply (I was told 3 to 5 degrees) over a short distance. Here is the convert Upper L Sac readings for July 10th. So Olfishhead, you are correct that the thermocline is around 21 ft. Depth (ft) Temp (°F) 0.98 85.82 3.28 85.82 6.56 85.64 9.84 85.64 13.12 85.46 16.40 84.20 19.69 82.40 22.97 76.82 26.25 74.84 29.53 73.94 32.81 72.32 36.09 69.44 39.37 66.74 42.65 65.30 45.93 63.14 49.21 62.24 52.49 61.34 55.77 60.08 59.06 59.00 62.34 58.46 65.62 57.74 68.90 57.38 72.18 57.02 75.46 56.48 78.74 56.12 82.02 55.40
  9. Interesting that you just posted that. This month, the Twin Lakes Walleye Club asked me to a give a short presentation about the preferred temperature and dissolved oxygen ranges for Walleye. To keep things short, here is what I found from peer review literature: Walleye temperature preferred range: 68 to 75 degrees Walleye dissolved oxygen preferred range: 3/5 ppm and higher. However, I am not a fan of preferred ranges because that implies the fish are only in those ranges. Many of us have caught fish outside of the fishes preferred ranges at some point.
  10. I ran across this while addressing the thermocline discussion on Table Rock. I checked out the USACE- Kansas City website and found this page (link). This page contains Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature readings taken at the Dam, mid-lake (I'm guessing), and in the upper L Sac Arm near 245 Bridge. As for thermocline formation, they typically form every year in most lakes that aren't shallow. It appears that the thermocline was starting to form in May. By June, there was definitely a thermocline in the Sac Arm around 26 to 30 ft. range. In the July readings the thermocline was around 20 ft (6m) at the dam and 16 ft (5m) and 13 ft (4m) in the sites up the lake. I hope this helps.
  11. Here you go: (Link). This data has been available for years on the USACE-LR website. They have these readings for all 5 White River Lakes (link; see bottom right). On Bull Shoals and Norfork lake, we have partnered with the Twin Lakes Walleye Club and Lake Norfork Striper Club to collect DO and Temperature profiles twice a month during the summer and profiles once a month during the rest of the year from several areas of each reservoir. That data is distributed to their members and to us.
  12. The lake is currently 16.2 ft high. It is dropping. Over the last 24 hours, it has dropped roughly .06 inches. It has been dropping around .25 inches per day when they generate heavy.
  13. That was me that posted the Dissolved Oxygen (DO) and Temp Profile. Here is the profile again. I also took it one step farther and made graphs of the data because it is easier to interpret that way (in my mind). In the graphs, depth of water increase as you move from top to bottom and DO or Temp increase as you move left to right. For example, the lowest DO readings begin at 37 ft and extends to 60 ft. But back to the important info!! DO is greater than 3 ppm all the way to 30 ft which is good for black bass. After that, DO declines to levels that could stress bass if they stayed for long periods of time. DO then begins to increase over 3 ppm at 90 ft; however the temperature and lack of forage likely doesn't make that depth very appeasing to black bass, in my opinion. Hope this helps.....
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