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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Just a follow up for those that might be curious. Wasn't a minor issue. I took the boat into Angler's Port and the float was broke. Part had to be ordered and the motor was out of commission all weekend. I still tried to make the best of the weekend and simply used the electric trolling motor and loaded it and unloaded the hard way in waders. Part is supposed to be in on Thursday. Luckily I didn't just try to get it through the weekend driving it around.....
  9. You are correct that I'm seeing the slick around the motor. I can smell fuel when it is running. I checked the oil level and it was normal. I ran out of time over the weekend otherwise I was going to hook it to the hose and run it. All of the hoses looked good to me and I didn't see any fuel or fluids under the cover when I took it off. Like I mentioned I'll use it this weekend then drop it off on the way out of town if I can't figure it out this weekend.
  10. Was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to fix a minor issue I'm having with this motor. Last week I noticed while idling/trolling that my motor was putting what looks like gasoline into the lake. I can smell the fuel but couldn't seem to figure out where it was coming from (example: a cracked hose or loose fitting hose). The leak isn't over bearing and I'm planning on using it this week either way to go spoonbill snagging. Any ideas where to start? If it is persistent I'll probably do a drop off at one of the Marinas in Warsaw.
  11. I'll be out there snagging Friday and Saturday. Typically nobody goes up into Cole Camp Creek though to snag. They'll mostly be on the main channel. You are correct that our community launch/parking lot will be packed. Worse case I'll launch then park at one of the neighbors then drive back with the golf cart. Either way at least the weather is going to be amazing this weekend.
  12. Last weekend I just stayed around Cole Camp/Turkey Creek. Depends on what you are fishing for. Several I know were catching whites and hybrids up next to the dam. Lots of people were catching limits of crappie bouncing around MM 80 hitting brush. All the female crappie I cleaned had eggs starting up. So the crappie are about ready to start hitting.
  13. I'm going to be out on the water pretty much all day on Saturday. I plan to launch at MM81 then work my way towards the dam hitting docks along the way. I'll give a report on Monday for everyone. Spoonbilling is just around the corner......
  14. I don't have any advice on Truman, but here is the link to the Fishing for Freedom website. I stop and BS with a couple of the guys who are members of the Leavenworth Bass Club from time to time. They were still looking for volunteers for next weekend. It also sounded like there were going to be lots of participants and there was a need for a few more boats to accommodate the needs of the warriors. Unfortunately I won't be able to participate. Below is the link if anyone is interested. http://www.fishingforfreedom.us/
  15. Also be careful running up and down the water. I live around MM81 during weekends and the depths can change real quick on you. You can be running in 30 foot just like the GPS says then bam you'll be in 4 foot. As far as finding rock PM me and I'll show you on the map a few places up in Turkey and Cole Camp creek where there is some rock. I've not really fished these areas this summer because of heavy boat traffic
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