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M_Taylor

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  1. Nice report. Thanks. I assume that means the ramp at Eagle Rock is open still? Haven’t been out there since the corona stuff.
  2. Not to create a run on lures, but the coronavirus is going to affect the ability to get lures and hooks. Spro is one of them but there are others, regardless of what store. Will be interesting to see how long it affects inventories. Aaron at HL&S mentioned the other day when I was in there. So now stocking up on lures has become a matter of survival and preparedness. 😃
  3. No experience with that boat. Curious if you looked at Ranger or Vexus as well? And if so, what made you look at Xpress? Not at all anti Xpress, only curious. Been in the Ranger 188 a lot and it’s a good boat for the price point.
  4. Thanks everyone for the comments and suggestions. My trip got cut a little short due to a stomach bug, unfortunately. I did get out on Friday for about 5 hours. I fished within the State Park area, mainly on main lake points and little coves. I never went far back into creek arms. Water temp was around 54. It was windy and sunny. Fishing was fair to decent in my opinion having not much experience fishing the lake. I caught 13 with 3 being nice keepers. Nice fat healthy fish. I never weighed any but I did get a plump 18 incher. My main two baits were a suspending jerkbait and a jig. I lost a number of other fish along the way. The jig got the biggest bite, and the jerkbait got the numbers. Fun time, only wish I would have been able to fish more. Included are a couple of the best ones.
  5. Hello everyone, I’m making my quarterly trip up to see the in-laws and of course I’m bringing the Ranger. I usually fish out of Linn Creek area or the state park area. I’m not looking for specifics, but curious on where the bass might be as far as pre spawn and general mood. Moving baits versus bottom contact preferences etc. Not sure if I should still be looking main lake or going back into secondary points or farther. Any ideas on current water temp? I know it’s going to drop and the weather isn’t going to be nice, but as long as there isn’t lightning I’ll get out there at times. Always appreciate the suggestions and will of course give a report back after the weekend. Thank you in advance. PS Crappie fishing has been real good on Beaver using artificials on 45 degree chunk rock banks and lay downs, so I assume I could catch some on LOZ this time of year with same techniques?
  6. Price has been lowered and post has been edited since original post to reflect hours and additional information. Thanks for looking.
  7. Since this boat is local to Beaver Lake, I wanted to share here. Feel free to message me with any questions. Thanks for looking. https://fayar.craigslist.org/boa/d/ranger-rt178-super-clean-2014/6768930852.html
  8. Please see below for information. Feel free to message me on here or via Craigslist. Thanks for looking. https://fayar.craigslist.org/boa/d/ranger-rt178-super-clean-2014/6768930852.html
  9. Found in the middle of the lake near Lost Bridge. If it yours, message me the type of rod and reel and I will be happy to return it.
  10. Good points by all. I am 6’5” and so that difference could be substantial when talking about rod lengths. Forgot to mention that part. Keep the suggestions coming! Thanks.
  11. I recently got the Helix 9 G2N SI with the mega imaging. It blew my mind within minutes of being on the water! I know the 12" will be awesome!
  12. I am looking to replace a topwater setup, in particular the rod, that unfortunately is no longer with me. My main topwater bait that I use for bass and stripers is a Spook, and mainly a Spook Jr. I always have one tied no matter the time of year as we all know its a great lure and you never know when a fish will blow up, especially when striper fishing. Therefore distance would be slightly more desired than accuracy in the rod. I would also love it if it was a versatile enough setup to throw a buzzbait or popper from time to time. I prefer throwing mono. I'm looking at the Quantum PT S3 in 7:3:1 left hand retrieve for the reel but would be open to suggestions that cost equal to or less than it.($160) I fish Beaver Lake predominantly and I'm one that enjoys catching the stripers they have, so I'd like enough backbone to get one in but I don't want the rod to be only for 20lb+ fish, I'll take my time to land them. I wish I knew the rod I had, but I believe it was a middle of the line bass pro model. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Bottom line, what is your go to topwater rod and reel day in and day out?
  13. Great report. Gave me a good plan if I can't get the green fish this weekend. Thanks. Any idea on water temp where you were fishing?
  14. It was fresh water. The engine was left to sit afterwards and therefore we are assuming a total loss on it, or a complete rebuild.
  15. Hell gang, I have posted this here for those that don't follow the buy and sell page. I know there's plenty of striper fisherman on here, this would be a great hull for that on Beaver Lake. Will also handle the waves of those darn cigar boats too. Thanks for looking. Feel free to message me if you have additional questions. https://fayar.craigslist.org/boa/6419483565.html
  16. Hello, please see the craigslist ad for details and additional images. Feel free to message me if you have any additional questions. Thank you. https://fayar.craigslist.org/boa/6419483565.html
  17. Happy Thankgiving and thanks for all the helpful tips and ideas. I ended up not getting on the lake but will always report back when I am able. I did get a quick trip on Beaver in and got the skunk out but that's about it.
  18. Hello fellas, it's that time of year where I visit the in laws and sneak away to fish. Anything happening bass wise? Looks like it's been pretty quiet here for a couple weeks. Last year I landed my PB on a buzzbait Thanksgiving day, was curious if the timing for possible topwater was still good? Thanks.
  19. Congrats! That should keep you dry in the roughest days in Beaver. And easier to clean out too.
  20. Not to digress too much, but.... I had my bachelor party Thanksgiving weekend at LOZ. Let's just say they had the B squad that weekend. lol I left with more than a hangover. Some stuff you can't forget no matter how many drinks you have.
  21. About 5 episodes in. I like it, my wife is on the fence. Overall I think it's well done. The bustle article there is incorrect in that none of the show is filmed in the Ozarks, but I get their point. Tax incentives matter, and therefore business went elsewhere to film it.
  22. Thanks for the report. Were you on the main lake? I had similar success to yours this weekend. Only one keeper eye though.
  23. I like to catch them on a Keitech in the front of the boat. It makes my buddy in the back really happy. Bill has some very good points. I don't use grubs so I can't comment on them, but no doubt they work just great, but Keitechs work so well I haven't tried anything else. Once I learned the superglue trick, the cost of using them went way down. I will say, they do have that squid smell and the amount of fish I have caught on the fall on it makes me believe they hold on to it very well. Having been a lifelong trout fly fisherman first and foremost, I often think of a quote I heard once(can't remember who said it). "90% of what trout eat is less than an inch long and brown." We like to overcomplicate things for sure.
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