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  1. Thanks Bo for the continued reports. Nice to hear from Champ again. The spinnerbait looks familiar...like something you may have won last year in the fantasy fishing group. Spot remover maybe?😉
  2. I missed a tournament early, lost interest and bailed. However, looking forward to settling up with the winners. Thanks for coordinating Brett. David
  3. I found out recently my garage could accommodate a new Basscat Pantera Classic. A 19’ class boat in a conventional garage....23’x97”. I can’t justify it yet but reality is closer than its ever been. Anyway you could frame out an alcove to get an additional few feet for the motor?
  4. Attached is a pic of a giant shade ball under the dock...a 4 stall dock with a swim platform. The perimeter of the ball was larger than the footprint of the dock. Crazy. I hope the pic comes through well enough to see
  5. I’m not ashamed to say we struggled. Only caught a few fish each day but had a great time. We fished the lower end and had water temps from 54 to 59. The slime got worse each day and made it difficult to fish bottom baits. We tried fishing deeper without any luck and then threw more of the swim bait, jerk bait and dreaded A-Rig. Biggest fish was a 2lb LM just inside persimmon hollow on a 2.8 kietech. The fish were busting shad but not like I’m used to seeing the Kentucky’s do. They were being more strategic. Sure enough it was a school of LM’s. I caught the one and my partner broke off a better one and we thought it was on. But it was over quickly. The rest of our fish were Kentuckys here and there including a few in the back of the cove we don’t mention, but they were nothing like Brett’s fatties. The sportsmanship from others was great. No issues and a lot of respect. By Sunday we saw lots of cruising fish shallow. I agree with others who commented on the shad. They were everywhere. Hard to compete with the real thing. Congrats to everyone that cashed checks. David
  6. Thanks Alex. Beautiful fish. Any rock snot in that area yet?
  7. I use 30lb power pro braid with a 5 foot 6lb flouro leader using an RP knot.
  8. I’m hoping I drop to 20th today. If I’m going to do this bad I’d rather be the best at being bad.
  9. I’m with you BilletHead. I love chasing waterfowl this time of year.
  10. Thanks for coordinating again Brett. I’ll do it again this year. I’m getting pretty good at mailing lures out to the winners.... David
  11. Thanks Bo. Still looking forward to some videos. Really enjoyed the ones this time of year a few years ago.
  12. You live at Steak and Shake!? Just kidding. Good looking boat. Looking forward to your fishing reports.
  13. The little gravel point behind the Branson Belle typically holds fish. I haven’t fished it since the duck went down. Just hasn’t felt right. But there are other points just like in the same area. Find the gravel. Fish the depth everyone is reporting and you should find some. If that doesn’t work move to the bluff ends/roll offs and look for them there. Let us know how you do regardless.
  14. Congrats to the winners. I’m already looking forward to next year and another opportunity to win some baits instead of buying them for others😂
  15. I would keep doing what you are doing until it doesn’t work. You enjoy it and have confidence in it, so take advantage of it while you can. I don’t have experience with the drop shot from October through March but would think you could still catch them the same way in many of the same places and depths throughout the year.
  16. This was a pretty typical screen shot.
  17. Beautiful markings in that fish Dan. There are few gravel run outs I have caught fish on in the past. I purposely chose one with the E wind coming right in on it. I put the boat in 30’ and started casting into the wind and dragged the jig back to me. Carolina rig style. I started with traditional size 3/4 oz football jig with a Rage Denny Craw trailer. Caught a few but missed several and realized if they were all K’s it might have been too big so switched to a smaller size, still 3/4 oz, finesse jig with a baby rage trailer. Hook ups got better. Basically blind casting while seeing the occasionally group of fish on the graph. It got slow and I moved a little further toward where I new the brush pile was and saw them schooled up a little tighter around the perimeter of it and went drop shotting. I circled the pile and typically caught the ones I could see in small groups around it. Look for MDC brush piles in 30’ on gravel points and you should find some. And if it’s on an old road bed, its even better.
  18. Found some good ones this morning. All K’s. They were in 28’ near a big brush pile on a long gravel run out. Started with a 3/4 finesse jig that slowed down mid morning and switched to the drop shot and picked it back up again. Water temp was 80. Best 5 below.
  19. Great report Bill! I don’t have enough to start a new thread. Hope you don’t mind me posting here. Caught the k at dusk from the dock on table rock yesterday. One knocker spook. Boatless this morning so ivy ok the fly rod to Taney below the dam. Pics of the best 2 below. Picked up the boat this afternoon. Hope to have a better deep jig report tomorrow.
  20. My boat has been in the shop for a few things Picked it up on the way down this morning. Got on the water around 1:00. Water temp 84.1. Idled out of the cove, got on plane and the motor died. Put the troller down and fished the jig on the way back to the ramp. Caught this one on the way back in 30 fow. Sub 14”. Drove the boat back to the shop and the guys jumped on it immediately. Should be ready in the am. Next report may come from the dock or below the darn....
  21. Thanks Bill, Bo and others. I’m heading down tomorrow and through the weekend. Hope to report the same. Will provide updates regardless. David
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