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    You boys go right on ahead!!!
  2. Decent summer fish

    Real nice fish anytime of the year my friend!! I have never used the wacky worm. Guy swore by it once up at Smithville ramp. i still havent tried it.
  3. sunglasses

    Cant thank you boys enough for your input here. Looks like most of your prefer the Costa's. With some of you liking Solar Bats and Maui Jims. I will do some research on costs and the like. Sounds like 100 dollars might not cut it! Once again, thank you guys very much.
  4. sunglasses

    I have always bought fairly cheap sunglasses to fish. This year i broke down and bought some 40 dollar SK sunglasses. They have developed a film over them. I break, drop, drown, fly off sunglasses. But now i am ready to buck up and get a quality pair. I've been told as much as i fish now i need a quality pair. Hence, i write to you boys. Any advice on a good pair of sunglasses in the 100 dollar range would be appreciated. I have found excellent advice on here in regards to long underwear. a jerkbait rod, spin reel etc. ps I never knew Bill Beck. But it sounds like he was one quality individual.
  5. Eclipse

    Any truth to the rumors that Bo caught 2 7 lbers during the darkness of the eclipse?
  6. Srockton.... Trout?

    Since the high water in April there are many fish species in places where you typically wouldnt find them. I heard that Meramec trout fishery flooded and all the trout escaped. A couple of buddies of mine were floating and throwing grubs for smallies and killed the trout!! Just my 2 cents.
  7. America the Beautiful COE pass

    America the Beautiful pass an excellent thing for me. Being retired I travel all over the midwest to fish. Come in handy. My wife and i travel to the Rockies every year to camp and its a great discount in the national parks. Saves us money. The only drawback for me personally is my local lake here. Smithville lake, even though a corps lake, wont honor it!! You want to fish Smithville lake? 10 dollars for your vehicle and 7 dollars for your boat pass. Yep! 17 bucks to fish Smithville. BS!!!! You can buy an annual pass for about 130 bucks or if you are a senior, like me, you can get one for about 80 bucks. I try and get up extra early and get to the lake around 5:30 am and beat the dude at the guard shack!! Is that bad?
  8. Hot Crappie Bite!

    I would look like Curly, Moe or Larry with line all over everything if i tried that setup!!
  9. dead bass

    Somebody posted on here yesterday about finding several dead LM around the ramp at Campbell's point. I know we have talked about this subject on here many times so yes maybe i am beating a dead horse. But it is time something needs to be done!! This is unexcusable!! If it means cancelling tournaments when it gets this hot so be it!! We have got to take better care of this valuable resource that we are so lucky to have here. I was glad to see Champ post the other day about proper ways to take care of the fish in the livewells when it gets this hot. Maybe tournament organizers need to check participants to see if they have the necessary items to do this. It is also time to do Catch, Weigh, Release!! Find a way to get this done!! I apologize for my rant but boys this really upsets me!!!
  10. a little different

    My buddies and I have had periodic success using a jig and crawler at Stockton. Never used the stinger hook however. I like that and will definitely give it a try. One more question Lmtout: You fish vertically. I usually make a short cast and bounce it back like a previous poster stated. Have you found the fish on your fish finder and start hitting them vertically? Do you have some hot spots that have held walleyes and you just go there? Drift very slowly up some points or flats or hold steady on your spot? Appreciate all the info you are willing to put out.
  11. 2 days

    Ok, some good info offered here. My depth finder does not have a mph. I have a handheld Garmin i need to get out and see if it has one. I went slow enough to tick the bottom. With bright skies and little wind i backed out to the 15-20 fow range. My spin rigs have one hook. I usually hook the worm a couple of times and leave a half inch of trailer on him. Havent bothered using a worm blower. There is a snap swivel on the end of the bottom bouncer and i hook the loop on the spin rig through there. We were using 2 oz bottom bouncers. Spin cast reel with 8 lb mono. RPS: I had the pleasure of meeting you at the OA tournament. I would love to take you up on your offer. I got some guys coming down to my place next week on Pomme to play some golf and take the pontoon out. I am on vacation in August 10 thru 20. Wife loves me to take her to the Rockies! But i got some free time in there. Thanks again for the info you boys are willing to put out.
  12. 2 days

    I just got back home from fishing 2 days at Stockton Lake. We tried trolling crankbaits and bottom bouncers with spin rigs and a worm. Not much going on with either tactic. Fished from 2 pm till 9 pm. Main lake area. The bottom bouncer technique was a pain in the butt for me and my partner. Lots of hangups, even though when i went back and got on the other side of the hangup it came right off. Lots of line twist!! Caught a lot of blue gills and some small smallies. No walleyes. With Lmtout catching 60 in 6 hrs monday i dont know what i was doing wrong. I used the trolling motor and didnt have a clue to the mph. Went slow enough to tick the bottom in 15 fow. Gave it a decent shot. Couple of hours each day. I was catching smallmouth casting my jig off points so i stuck with that. It was sunny and hot with hardly any wind. Not real conducive to walleye fishing. Any advice? Tips? Clues?
  13. Stockton July 6,7,8

    Thanks for the info Mike!! A buddy of mine and I are going down wed, thurs and friday. Looks like a lot of sun and some heat. My plan was to go to Lmtout's bottom bouncer plan or Dan Hufferd's spoon technique. Fish 20 to 30 fow. But sounds like some eyes are staying up shallow. My buddy loves to troll so this will be right up his alley. Of course we all know things can change real quick!!
  14. Record quillback

    Quillback you sucker!!!! Ok, sorry guys that was bad.
  15. Walleye on Beaver tailwater

    RPS you are the man!! I am amazed at a lot of bass info you boys put out on here. Sure appreciate it. However, most walleye guys seem to be a little more secretive about where to fish, what to use, info in general. Kind of like mushroom hunters! I have had the pleasure to meet and talk to RPS at the OA tournament. Truly a good guy!!

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