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Everything posted by MickinMO

  1. They used to draw down the lakes in winter for a reason. They don't do that anymore and no wonder we have flooding issues in spring & summer.
  2. If they would get Beaver below 1120 and Table Rock around 913 before March I might take back some things I have said about the Corps recent water control policy. Maybe.
  3. That was one of the first things that crossed my mind, but the Lilleys guy was apparently indeed staying there and I felt better about it after seeing Phil down there and getting him parked in the right spot.
  4. I've been coming down to Taneycomo for 25 years and witnessed something for the first time not once, but twice this past week. Boaters who had no idea where they were going putting in well after dark and trying to find their slip. We were staying at OTR this trip and I was down on the dock getting my boat ready to go for the morning and a guy comes rolling by the end of their dock with only feet to spare with a spotlight saying he was trying to find Lilleys. Told him next marina up. This is after people on the Lazy Valley dock had already told him where to go. So he goes and cruises by Lilleys and makes several passes and then comes back down to OTR and is still looking around then back up to Lilleys again. By this time Phil had come down to the dock and looked like he got him squared away finally. Almost identical thing Saturday night with a boat trying to find Lazy Valley around 10pm. Both of these boats going within feet of these docks in the dark, no desire to respect the lines of dock fisherman, and quite clearly had zero idea where they were going and then didn't follow directions once pointed in the right direction. Not sure what reaction is appropriate, but laughing doesn't seem to do it justice. Btw, fishing was great on Thursday and Friday. Tougher Saturday after the rain. Nightcrawlers on drift rigs were hot. As for artificial, did best with sculpin/peach jig with brown head or rooster tail in anything bright. Lots of boats all three days and you could have fooled me that there wasn't a bass tourney. So many 21 foot bass boats either hauling or plowing their way through everyone.
  5. I will be down Thursday. Not sure if I remember how to run the boat in zero current! Hope they keep it off some in the mornings. Seems like the last few years I have been able to make the trip it's been 710-713 round the clock due to high water on TR. Not going to miss 713
  6. At 709, you can stay in the middle and run all the way up without issue, correct? Even though I know this to be true, still get a little nervous. Crazy how swift it gets above Fall Creek.
  7. How far down do you drift before going back up to start again?
  8. If drifting with a just a split shot for weight, how far above the hook should it be?
  9. I know the answer is nobody knows except the Corps, but I just don't understand why they will shut off Beaver for spurts yet keep Table Rock going non-stop.
  10. It seems a catch and release tournament is a good compromise between sport and conservation. However, I really don't have an issue with doing a weigh in tournament or two per year. As for the big brown, I wonder if they tried to stop along the way back to give it time in the water? With such a large fish, the tourney would have been the last thing on my mind. I would have pulled into Scottys and made some calls to figure out what to do.
  11. Do not know the buyer or boat, but saw this up my way https://columbiamo.craigslist.org/boa/d/ashland-boat-supreme/6957176001.html
  12. My initial thought was indeed the type of races at Lake of the Ozarks with the big offshore boats going 200mph. This sounds much for manageable.
  13. Unfortunately, you have to do a lot more than that on a regular basis to actually get put into prison. I mean, you have to try really hard on numerous occasions to go to jail these days.
  14. Completely unscientific, but when drift fishing with bottom bouncing rigs, it seems that night crawlers tend to produce more distinct strikes allowing for actual hooksets in lip for even novices vs powerbait eggs/nuggets where they just swallow it. If they do swallow it, NBD to just just cut the line and put a new rig on your swivel. You'll be fishing quicker anyways.
  15. I asked a related question a year ago or so related to night fishing by boat. You rarely see anyone trying it. Duane pretty much said the fog is too unpredictable. Makes it too tough and dangerous.
  16. How is that different from a wooly bugger? Caught so many fish back in my college days stripping woolies down at the dam. They look similar, but the hibernator looks thicker
  17. 20k cfs would make the tailer water level about 713-714, correct?
  18. 11500cfs release by this afternoon. Guessing that will be doubled within a day or two. Corresponding move at Table Rock coming I bet. Going to get dicey
  19. Well, here is the MDC video story on the state record rainbow. Caught at Roaring River in the park right below the hatchery pond dam. Wonder if it was a recent stocker from the pond or it truly had been in for awhile?
  20. I am trying to imagine what a 17lb rainbow would look like and I'm coming up with nothin' after seeing this 12lb fish. What a catch and great job on the video production
  21. At least Table Rock has some storage left. That won't last long though with the forecasted deluge to come the next five days and when they start purging Beaver. Hoping for the best
  22. Trust me, I know all about the locals and their precious 659. When I moved up here I couldn't get over the whining over a 1 foot drop or rise. Growing up on Stockton I was used to anything under 10ft difference from normal pool being acceptable and these people want to complain about 6" either way?
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