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LoweSTX175

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About LoweSTX175

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    Lenexa, KS
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    Royals baseball, Chiefs football, duck hunting, giggin' frogs, trolling and fishing.

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  1. Depends on the water. The best lure I've had is either a #9 FlickerShad and my personal favorite is using a Road Runner with a leach on it. Hot N Tots have worked as well. Trolling is the best rout with the cranks, but I have really had success with leaches. The Stockton Forum has plenty of guys who are Walleye experts that I have really learned by reading their posts.
  2. Thanks Seth. I'm going to probably use the pedestal and mount it in there and tie it off on the cleats on the boat. The size is what i was more interested in. It wouldn't make sense to buy something that is going to break if I get hung up on something.
  3. Excellent. I make my own dipsy divers out of PVC, eye bolts and weights. I'll drag them at about 4 mph. I have rod mounts on my boat but they are the plastic kind...I've broke a few over the years. I know they aren't going to hold up snagging. I also have a driftmaster spider rig I use in the back. I'm worried it might break as well. But I'm going to be willing to try it this season if I can't find one someone has used and recommends. I'm starting to get cabin fever.... I'm ready for the season to start.
  4. Anyone have any recommendations for a commercial off the shelf snaggin' rod mount that can go in a pedestal? I have one I use for trolling whites, crappie and walleye...just been a bit shy of using it for snaggin'. I don't think it will hold up something big gets on it. I was going to make one out of lumber but I don't really want it to be real heavy. I'm starting to get where I don't care to hold the rods when snaggin' with the boat moving. Any ideas would be great.
  5. We've picked on up trolling right off of Gross Point where Cole Camp Creek meets the Osage. Only issue you'll have during the spring run is all the snagggin' going on. You might have to go past the 65 bridge where snaggin' isn't allowed if you do it during the spring.
  6. I'm still learning it myself. I've slowly started to catch more fish in the area. The big thing is to be patient and get out on the water. Lots of big catfish were taken this year in this area on the big mudflats. People netted their own shad then drifted the flats. In the spring when everyone is snaggin' don't be hesitant to run up into Cole Camp Creek even though it is shallow. There are a few deep areas that have produced crappie. I'm an old school wiggle wart/flicker Shad/Hot 'N Tot troller that has had to adapt to catch fish. In this area I suggest going with a slip bobber set to the desired depth and use a jig or live minnow or shad. The slip bobber allows me to pitch close to the docks and suspend the bait without getting into the brush. For some reason trolling really hasn't produced for me in this area.
  7. Launched the boat on Saturday morning at 8 AM...trolled #9 & #7 FlickerShad at 2.2 MPH in about 25 FOW. Didn't get a bite. Went back out an hour before dark and targeted brush against the docks using live minnows with slip bobber set to suspend them. Caught several small channel cats as well as a couple keeper crappie. Most of them hit with about 15 minutes until sun down. Went back out yesterday morning at 6 AM and targeted the same docks using the same technique. Mostly short crappie, but at about 8:30 after the rain stopped got on top of some whites that were aggressive. Only was able to stay on them for about 10 minutes but caught 5 of keeper size. Overall seems like it picking up in the early morning and late evening.
  8. You nailed it when you said be careful navigating this area. I weekend live around MM81 and cringe when I see guys driving fast. The flats change in size regularly also. The navigation maps have been know to make mistakes in this area.
  9. Got the chance to fish both the early mornings and evenings around MM81. Caught several keeper crappie and catfish around the docks and my nephew nailed this solid walleye the morning of the fourth off of Gross Point. Crappie were hitting live minnows just above the brush, catfish were hitting dead minnows and cut shad in the same area. The walleye was taken using a #9 flicker shad trolled against the current right at the shelf above the main channel.
  10. This has been a great year in that area for the kitty cats. Lots of my weekend neighbors have been nailing some big ones. If I catch one its by pure accident. I'm going to try and figure out how to actually target the cats this fall. Having water moving out of the dam has really helped this year.
  11. Yes you can launch at Drake Harbor. Water is up a bit on the tail of Truman but not too bad. Appears to be about 3-4 foot high. Witnessed several guys picking up bass about 8 miles downstream on the smaller points around Turkey and Cole Camp. They appeared to be bouncing jigs off the bottom in about 8 FOW. Water is running about 2-3 MPH in the area.
  12. Got the chance to fish both the early mornings and evenings around MM81. Caught several keeper crappie and catfish around the docks and my nephew nailed this solid walleye the morning of the fourth off of Gross Point. Crappie were hitting live minnows just above the brush, catfish were hitting dead minnows and cut shad in the same area. The walleye was taken using a #9 flicker shad trolled against the current right at the shelf above the main channel.
  13. Here is an article from KY3 about the public forum about Truman Lake level with USACE. https://www.ky3.com/content/news/US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers-addresses-flooding-concerns-at-Truman-Dam-510596601.html
  14. Good snagging! I've used the same method but I've made my divers out of PVC pipe, eye bolts, nuts/washers and a 14-16 ounce weight. Just curious if the divers you were using get hung up frequently and lost. I tend to get the divers I build hung up forcing us to cut the lines.
  15. I'm going to give them a call here shortly. The oil was at a good level on Thursday night when I check it. Also good advice on not running it this weekend. You gave some great advice on solving an issue before it becomes a major problem.
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