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  1. I guess it's not shocking that the spillway flooding hurts the trout fishery overall. I thought #4 of the 2019 management plan was interesting. Seems to be a dig at the Corps imo. The Corps needs to go back to drawing down Table Rock in the winter so we aren't getting spillway releases almost every year. That's tough on the fish and landowners downstream
  2. I think the penstocks are about 140ft below power pool. I know nothing about diving, but that seems pretty deep and something that between the cold and pressure would take some sophisticated equipment and expert training. Maybe they are using a submersible vehicle of some sort?
  3. One of my favorite fishing memories to date was earning my first McCloud on Crane Creek.
  4. Nothing earth shattering here and I didn't see a date it was written, but this is somewhat interesting explanation from the Tulsa District about lake level management. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Portals/41/docs/library/td-pubs/how_lakes_managed.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiXgPjH1ffgAhUs94MKHdCBCw0QFjAAegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw3L6v0wiNA6KQhXVU8I-vu6
  5. Maybe my memory is wrong, but I thought the corps used to do winter draw downs on their lakes to setup to handle spring floods? If my memory is right, when did their philosophy change? Growing up Stockton lake would almost always be 5-10ft low by the end of duck season. It's almost like they treat power pool these days as the bare minimum, but that's just not what I remember.
  6. Thanks for your advice. Another issue is that this has the bigfoot lower unit and finding a hydrofoil to fit might not be easy. If memory serves, you have posted on here before that if you are going to move the motor to do it one notch at a time, correct? This motor is mounted as low as it can be, which I think is factory standard.
  7. There is not a bar that goes all the way across, but two plugs on each side that must do the same. They are both as low as they can go. My buddy has a similar boat size and motorwise. He bought his with a hydrofoil on it and doesn't have hole shot issues. Of course, no way to know if that would help me or not without drilling. Once I get up on plane can run 30mph, which is plenty for me. Just hate plowing for so long when I have more than one person in the boat or having to send everyone up front each time we take off
  8. Looking to go to a different prop to help my hole shot and have a swim step added to my boat. Anyone have a suggestion for a good place to take it for this work? These are not two things I feel comfortable doing myself. I have a 17' Lowe deep vee that really needs a 90hp on it instead of a 60hp. Doing some research it seems a better suited prop should help without having to drill for a fin. Called the big Lowe dealer in Warsaw and they suggested exactly what my research had led to, but I got a lukewarm reception when asking about setting up to drop my boat off. Seems they are too busy to mess with my two things.
  9. Congrats to Paul and Jimmy. That is a team effort to land a huge fish on Taneycomo in the wind and current. Thank you to those involved to properly document the catch and release him seemingly unharmed. You all are true conservationists. Amazing and fascinating to think how many lures, flies, and bait Frank has passed up over the years. Wonder if he has been hooked before only to break many lines or if this was his first time? Either way, the Frank lore enters a new chapter.
  10. I wasn't aware that they have been ticketed several times. This was never something that should have been approved in the first place. During my fishing trips this year I never saw it out. Anyone know how far up they have tried to go? I know last year someone commented on a rider video showing them barely missing a large tree that was just below water level. It was big enough if they hit it right at full speed the boat could have flipped. I hope this thing just goes away or at least moves to Table Rock https://www.ky3.com/content/news/People-along-Lake-Taneycomo-say-Jet-Boat-damages-docks-and-boats-504233791.html
  11. Good luck finding one. Earlier this year when searching for a boat found one at a dealer in Illinois, but it was sold before I could get up there to look at it. I ended up buying a 2012 Lowe deep vee out of Iowa. Saved about $3k buying up there outside of "lake country"
  12. I am not a tech person so I have no idea how to make it easier. I'd get a kid or niece/nephew to update it for you. Regardless, my business hat says that you don't want to keep a site up that isn't being maintained. I would at least redirect to the main forum page
  13. I had noticed, but not thought much of the main site no longer being updated since earlier this year. Although I know most of the info and fishing reports can be found on the forum or on Lilley's facebook page, I didn't know if that played into not keeping it updated or if Phil just doesn't have the time to mess with it. I am no tech wizard, but I believe there would be a way to imbed the onecast facebook videos on the Ozark Anglers website without having to double post.
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