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  1. Lance, do you ever hook a Striper/Wiper that far up river this time of year and mangle up your spider rigs? If they do go that far they are probably looking for a bigger piece of meat than a crappie minnow?
  2. Lance, those are some pretty slabs. How long could you hold that stringer up with one arm?
  3. Dan, that is a great fish. Are you still using gizzards (shad)?
  4. lance, that is a nice stringer. Where you were at was the thermocline 18-20 feet then or were they right on top of it?
  5. Lance, no problem it's family first. I'm enjoying the grandkids this weekend. Won't be any trolling as they are 3 1/2 and 5 1/2 years old but they do like to do some bobber/worm perch jerkin if there is steady action and I have to admit I like it as much if not more than they do. Brings back a lot of good memories. Thanks for the intel, I appreciate it. I feel like I got 8-10 years of fishing experience and trial and error from your post. Thanks
  6. Lance, nice fish. Will this pattern hold thru the summer? Last summer I was able to pick up some along bluff lines that had timber but that was later in July/August maybe.
  7. Lance, if you really like the stuff the Walmart in Springdale has some on clearance back in the northeast corner before going into lawn and garden. Did not look at the price but they had both green and red. That minnow looks like it came out of the cooling pond at Chernobyl. I did see a you tube video of a guy using that stuff and he was at Beaver fishing docks. Those are nice fish. I picked off a few from the bank this morning. One was the blackest crappie I have ever seen.
  8. Last Thursday before all the rain ran down after work to a cove in War Eagle arm and pitched a jig under a cork next to a blow down. Plastic jig in monkey milk color about 2 feet under the cork. All were 10-12" and a couple had some undeveloped eggs so was starting to get close. Not sure what all this rain will do to it. The color pre rain was fairly clear but haven't looked since it started.
  9. Nice stringer!. That 5 gallon bucket has had a ton of fish in it since I have been on this site.
  10. The plan on Sunday was to get the little boat out and catch some of the crappie that Lance has been catching and relocating to lake Crisco. Only had about hour and a 1/2 before dark so decided to go down to a gravel bank and see if could catch any walleye that were moving in to spawn. No walleye but did catch these bass and the one crappie. The one was on a rattletrap and not a jerk bait. The bass almost had no color almost silver. The picture actually gives them more color that you could see with your eyes. The bank has a pretty good slope so these were in 7-8 foot of water. War Eagle arm One posted upside down for some reason.
  11. Lance, is there an advantage to having the sinker in between your baits? My set up has always been to have the sinker on bottom with the two baits above it tied with Palomar knots
  12. Lance, keep them coming please. I'm like you, a lot of what I know about fishing this lake I have learned on this board. There has been plenty of trial and error for me but a lot of places, times, techniques, etc. I've picked up here that would not have tried or thought of like these muddy bottom crappie. Going to try and get the little boat out tomorrow. I don't spider rig but will try a double drop rig with minnow top and plastic jig on bottom with a couple of poles.
  13. Those will make the rockin world go round
  14. How long is that first fish? Looks like a monster
  15. Lance, that is a nice bucket of fish. That thing has had a bunch in it since the time I started lurking on this site. I never equate crappie and mud bottoms though. Wood, rock, gravel, docks, trees, etc. but not mud. Is this just a winter pattern? Thanks
  16. I was further south in the War Eagle arm Sunday and could not net any shad. The color there was more stained than previous, not bad but more than before. Maybe the wind on Friday and Saturday stirred it up? Ended up trolling cranks and jigged a spoon under a shad ball I saw on the locator but only a few small whites. A couple of times would see some small surface activity and would cast to it with a curly tail but no takers. My little lowrance elite 4 doesn't have a temp sensor so only would be a guesstimate on water temp.
  17. Dan, did you get these on gizzards? I have no luck netting gizzards but been getting threadfin. May go buy some brooders and see if I can luck into one. Congrats on breaking in the boat with a beauty.
  18. If my tap water in Springdale was any indication of turnover late September would be right. It got fairly skunky smell and taste for awhile.
  19. Thanks Dan, that gets me excited to get the little runabout launched this weekend. Has the lake started turning over yet that you could tell?
  20. Great discussion and thoughts. I 100% agree as well with Wrench and snagged that color, especially for crappie, can and does make a difference. I've seen it many times with multiple people in a boat where one color out fishes all the rest and when the other people in the boat switch to that color their catch rate goes up so that takes out the technique, line size, etc. variables. Another question is do fish see color they same way we see color?
  21. I bought my grandson a Zebco 33 outfit and it came pre spooled with Cajun red mono line on it. I have bought plenty of lures over the years that had a red eye, red gill plate, or other red paint schemes that was supposed to look like a bleeding shiner that the manufacturer claimed would attract fish. If red on a lure attracts fish won't they see red mono line? Should I pull this off and re-spool with some clear mono or floro? Thanks
  22. Wanted to get the boat out Saturday before the front but had some work to do on the house. I know, I need to get my priorities straight. About 5:00 decided to run up the Sidewalk hole and throw some lures from bank. The 10" white bass were hungry. Tossing a small chrome rattle trap they must have been hitting it at full speed. I thought they were going to be much bigger when they hit. A lot of fun on the light spinning outfit I was using. Did catch on 15" largemouth. Not much of a report but maybe the fish are starting to move into the coves after the shad.
  23. Thanks for feedback Wrench. Will check these out and see if I can get it smoothed out. Would trolling for long period of time cause the oily issue? My 82 year old dad rode his bike down here to Springdale for BB&BBQ and wanted to go fishing. He likes to troll so we put in at Blue Springs on Beaver went up to War Eagle Marina and back so a long period. I did run it on plane at the very end but that was only for 4-5 minutes. Thanks
  24. I have a small boat I bought from my father in laws estate and has a 1997 25 hp mercury on it. It is idling a little rough and did not know when last time plugs were changed. When I got them out they were fairly oily, not dripping but wet. I know the fuel mix is right so if these are oily is that a sign of bad rings or something else? Should I go with a hotter plug? Spec sheet says NGK BPZ8H-N-10 and that was what was in it. Other than the oil they "looked" good and gap was correct at .040. If plugs are not the issue then maybe just needs idle adjustment? Thanks
  25. Dad came down for BB&B (rode his cycle) and wanted to fish. At 82 I sure was going to take him. He only wants to troll so we put in at Blue Springs and went north all the way to War Eagle marina and back. Trolled flats, edges, points, and channels with everything I had. Bandits, Shad Raps, Hot N Tot, etc. in every color of the rainbow. Changed speeds. Only thing we caught were a few little largemouth. There was a lot of shad around. Looked like threadfin in the 1 1/2" size. Thought about throwing the cast net and drifting with them but didn't. One small cove we saw it come alive with shad being chased by something but I had just got hung up one something and by the time got it off and over their with some casting gear they were gone On the plus side got to spend another fishing day with him and it was nice just being able to be outside and talk.
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