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  1. Smithvillesteve

    7-15 Crappie

    Stockton lake has the most beautiful sunsets.
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    Sad Sight

    I hate to hear about any kind of fish kill on Pomme!! I fished there last sunday from Wheatland up the Pomme arm towards the Hwy 83 Marina. Did not see any dead fish. This has been a horrible year weather wise for fish. 20 degree air temps in late April to 90 degree air temps by early May. Warmed up the water way too fast. Put a lot of strain on fish during the spawn. Then the heat has just stayed around with no rain. Hate to hear the walleyes and muskie are struggling.
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    White River Area Report 6-18-18

    One of these days i really would like you to take me out and show me. I have had the pleasure to meet you at the OA tournament. I wanted to buy one of your Falcon jerkbait rods from you but couldnt get down that way. My buddy Keith did buy one from you and he really likes it. Appreciate all the advice. I have a rather cheap Eagle depth sounder. Black and white, 5 inch screen. I use it to see dropoffs, humps, water temps. I got it set to inverted V's instead of fish. Supposedly that reads better. I can see balls of shad. But as for seeing large inverted V's suspended in trees and watching my drop shot get down to the correct depth, uhhhhh no chance!!
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    White River Area Report 6-18-18

    Some very interesting and valuable information. Thanks RPS, Bill and Bo! I will start a Go Fund Me on here and you boys can buy me a nice graph!!!
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    White River Area Report 6-18-18

    Great report Mr. Babler. I have a question. I have never used a drop shot as a suspending bait. I have always let the weight settle to the bottom. You are using it in 60 fow and measuring out 25 ft of line i assume. And fishing it vertically? I have a cheap graph and no line counter or anything like that. So find em in the deep trees, pull out a ft of line to get to the right depth? Thanks for the info you are willing to give us Bill.
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    Great day on my favorite pond!!!

    Nice muskie BigfishScott!! I got a place down there and i dont fish there much. I enjoy going over to Truman and chasing the hybrids around or crappie. I go to Stockton to fish for walleyes and smallmouth bass. I'd like to pick your brain sometime.
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    4/29 - 5/1 report........kinda

    Nebraskans just havent been the same since Tom Osborne left. Did they have a big piece of corn on their head?
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    Annual Sunday School men's camp out and fishing trip

    With all the reports of bass fisherman dies on Truman and people breaking into vehicles at Stockton this is an uplifting post!!
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    Line Size?

    Interesting topic. I just got back from Table Rock. Fished wed afternoon thru fri. Good trip. Lots of bass. My buddy and I caught 40-50 bass every afternoon. Mostly finesse fishing. Just couldnt find a bite in the shallow bushes. My point is I had my buddy down 15-1 wed afternoon. I was fishing spin gear with 6 lb InvisX fluero. He was throwing the same finesse lure but using a baitcaster with 14 lb mono. I dont like telling a guy what he needs to do fishing wise. And this guy is a good fisherman. But i told him he just wasnt going to catch very many using that heavy line. He switched to his 4 lb setup and started kicking my butt!!!! I should have kept my mouth shut!!!!!
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    Battery/Trolling Motor Issue Solved

    Just thought i would post how i ended up with my battery problem in case it helps someone in the future. Jerry at Jerry's Trolling Motor Service in Parkville had me bring the battery and trolling motor to him after my buddy and i was having problems getting the brush plate back on. He tested the armature (FishingWrench info) and said it was drawing too much. Recommended a new armature. Said the brushes (more Fishingwrench info) looked just fine but might as well put new ones on since we had the plate out. Tested my battery and put a load on it and said it was weak. Recommended a new battery. Jerry put my trolling motor back together with all new seals and sold me an Interstate battery. Took it out to Smithville lake yesterday and fished the dam for walleyes for a couple of hours. Everything worked great!! Battery had the trolling motor tester at 4 lights which shows a full charge. Trolling motor had a renewed energy and seemed to run quieter. Once again, thanks to everybody on here for helping me out. Fishingwrench: I cant thank you enough. Your input was so valuable!! If you live in the Kansas City area and have any trolling motor issues i highly recommend Jerry's Trolling Motor Service in Parkville. He didnt charge me a dime for putting the trolling motor back together or for the new seals. Great guy.
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    New Bait Shop

    Thanks for sharing Ketchup! I drive through there quite a bit on my travels from Pomme over to Stockton. Will have to check it out.
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    Battery question

    thanks Wrench!!
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    Battery question

    Wrench: You say when the green light comes on indicating a full charge on my charger that the battery is really not fully charged? Is there a certain amount of time I should still leave the charger on? Or buy a volt meter and check myself is the only way? I know you are busy and really appreciate your help. Yesterday I went down and hooked up the charger again, it read full charge, and left it on for approximately 4 more hours. Unplugged it and pushed the button on my trolling motor. It showed 2 lights out of the 4. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!
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    Battery question

    I cant thank you boys enough for your valuable input here. My dad used to tell me that batteries are like trees and people. they all have their own personality. MixermarkB. I did/do check water levels. Dutch: It is a deep cycle battery. Seth: I do recharge as soon as i can. I also had heard that was a good thing to do. Fishinwrench: I was hoping you would help here. And your info, as pointed out by others, is so good. My problem is i am not mechanical at all!! Dont own a voltmeter. But sounds like maybe i should so i could start testing batteries. Once again, thanks boys.
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    Battery question

    I wear sunglasses based on some of you boys recommendation. Same with several lures like the Nutech Jig and War Eagle spinnerbait. Heck, even my long underwear from questioning you good Ol boys!! And my jerkbait rod. I have a battery issue I would like to run by you boys. I have a 600 cca deep cycle battery i use for my trolling motor. 12 volt system. Interstate battery. This battery is beginning its 3rd year in use. After using i place my charger on it and the light turns green indicating a full charge. But when i go fishing and push my charge indicator button on the trolling motor it never shows 4 lights which is a full charge. I thought maybe the light was out but when i was at Taneycomo earlier this year i was charging it overnight and forgot and left it on all night and that is the only time i have seen that 4th indicator light come on. I was crappie fishing in the Ozarks last week and that battery got really low after 6 hrs of fishing. I thought maybe it was my charger so i went and bought a new one. Nope!! Bad battery? Already? Trolling motor? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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