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    MickinMO got a reaction from tjm in Stripers in Taney??   
    Bingo. Two lakes become one when Taney tailwater matches Taney elevation
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    MickinMO got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr in Please be smart in this current!   
    Two or three years ago when they were running about 20k cfs we were headed up from Lilleys dock in the morning and started seeing a bunch of stuff floating in the water and a couple of older gentlemen in a pontoon were scooping up what they could with dip nets around the pump house. Didn't think a whole lot of it, but as we continued up lake we kept seeing more tackle and trash. We get up to Trout Hollow and there is a small bass boat about half sunk with the stern up in the air. Luckily, a dock barge was there assisting the fisherman who looked pretty dang scared obviously. Would seem he had tried to anchor up in that eddy across from there, but just was not smart with that much water was running. I don't know if that dock barge just happened to be up there to work on fortifying some docks or what, but that guy was lucky to be alive
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    MickinMO got a reaction from snagged in outlet 3 in Please be smart in this current!   
    Two or three years ago when they were running about 20k cfs we were headed up from Lilleys dock in the morning and started seeing a bunch of stuff floating in the water and a couple of older gentlemen in a pontoon were scooping up what they could with dip nets around the pump house. Didn't think a whole lot of it, but as we continued up lake we kept seeing more tackle and trash. We get up to Trout Hollow and there is a small bass boat about half sunk with the stern up in the air. Luckily, a dock barge was there assisting the fisherman who looked pretty dang scared obviously. Would seem he had tried to anchor up in that eddy across from there, but just was not smart with that much water was running. I don't know if that dock barge just happened to be up there to work on fortifying some docks or what, but that guy was lucky to be alive
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    MickinMO got a reaction from Terrierman in Please be smart in this current!   
    Two or three years ago when they were running about 20k cfs we were headed up from Lilleys dock in the morning and started seeing a bunch of stuff floating in the water and a couple of older gentlemen in a pontoon were scooping up what they could with dip nets around the pump house. Didn't think a whole lot of it, but as we continued up lake we kept seeing more tackle and trash. We get up to Trout Hollow and there is a small bass boat about half sunk with the stern up in the air. Luckily, a dock barge was there assisting the fisherman who looked pretty dang scared obviously. Would seem he had tried to anchor up in that eddy across from there, but just was not smart with that much water was running. I don't know if that dock barge just happened to be up there to work on fortifying some docks or what, but that guy was lucky to be alive
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    MickinMO reacted to Travis Swift in Please be smart in this current!   
    I saw something today that scared the crap out of me.  My boat and another boat got to the cable at the same time with 4 units and 4 flood gates going.  The other boat wasn't very big and all the sudden they throw out an anchor and when it caught it almost pulled the boat under and almost knocked a passenger from the back seat.  Please use common sense people you can't anchor up there in this kind of current and to top it off neither had a life jacket on! I thought for a few seconds I was going to be on a rescue mission!  By the way the white bite was on today! 

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    MickinMO reacted to Browning Guy in When are we going again?   
    She's getting better every time we go out. I posted about things Ally says in the boat a week ago......this week she asked "when are we going again?".  A fun day on the water.... 30+ with 15 keepers including several 3's and a couple 4's. Ned rig (there I said it Spoony), but small swimbait caught the bigger fish. By 10:30, Ally was napping on the back deck and I had to take a selfie several times. Bite was over by 12:00. 
    About catch and release......it works. One fish spit up a shad and crawdad coming to the boat. Lipped it and looked in its gullet to find a ned rig deep and another shad tail. A good reminder to simply cut the line. This fish had three natural sources of food, one ned and was eating my swimbait. Simply leave the bait if its deep and give them a chance.





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    MickinMO got a reaction from magicwormman in CORP SUED AGAIN!   
    They have put two or three more wing dikes in on the Missouri that you can see just from the Jeff City bridge in the last few years. Who knows how many that you can't see from the road. All under the guise of deepening the channel. Sorry, but barge traffic between Jeff City and Omaha ain't coming back. The only barges above Jeff City are local sand dredging operations. Jeff City government leaders are trying to establish a port authority thinking that all these barges will start coming up from St Louis. If it was feasible and made money they would never have stopped doing it. Throwing more tax incentives and federal dollars at a ruse. 
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    MickinMO reacted to Travis Swift in Coming down to Bull- but..   
    Easiest thing for you will to use some power bait or worms and either get behind the bass pro fish house or go up in turkey or Roark creek which are both close to scotties where you would launch. I would think some stocker rainbows will be looking to get out of the current and get in those creeks.  It's 100% safe to be here, enjoy it! 
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    MickinMO got a reaction from dtrs5kprs in CORP SUED AGAIN!   
    They have put two or three more wing dikes in on the Missouri that you can see just from the Jeff City bridge in the last few years. Who knows how many that you can't see from the road. All under the guise of deepening the channel. Sorry, but barge traffic between Jeff City and Omaha ain't coming back. The only barges above Jeff City are local sand dredging operations. Jeff City government leaders are trying to establish a port authority thinking that all these barges will start coming up from St Louis. If it was feasible and made money they would never have stopped doing it. Throwing more tax incentives and federal dollars at a ruse. 
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    MickinMO reacted to Travis Swift in Nice browns   
    We just got here this evening and the first 30 minutes of my week long trip started out good. 19 inch brown and a 20 inch brown.  Gonna be a good week! 


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    MickinMO reacted to moguy1973 in Where to stay?   
    We decided to go back to Dooley's.  My wife was fine with the accommodations. 
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    MickinMO reacted to Phil Lilley in This brown looks mature, distinguished. Awesome Catch!   
    https://ozarkflyfisherjournal.wordpress.com/2020/05/27/beat-that-on-your-first-day/
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    MickinMO reacted to Bill Babler in Evinrude discontinued   
    A note I just picked up as far as Outboard Engine sales US, not Global
    Mercury 51% market share 
    Yamaha 37% 
    BRP  5%
    Honda, Suzuki  3% each
    Others 1%
    World Wide Outboard sales is Yamaha 63%  
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    MickinMO reacted to Gavin in Evinrude discontinued   
    At 5% market share they made the right move. Could license the E-Tec to Mercury. If mercury wants make them. Would rather have a Yamaha than a Mercury. Yamaha 4 strokes are very quiet and reliable. Yamaha’s are the only outboard motors you see in Canada & Alaska. Gosh I hate Bass Pro! They turn everything they touch into homogenized crap! 
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    MickinMO got a reaction from dtrs5kprs in Evinrude discontinued   
    First boat I bought in the 90s was a '78 Ranger with a 115 Evinrude on it. Same model year. We nursed that thing along and kept rpms low based on advice from by buddy's dad. Guy who bought it from us tried to run it all out and blew it up within two weeks. We tried to tell him when he was looking at it because he kept asking how fast it could go. Well, it can go about 45-50 mph, but you want to keep it around 30mph and run a max of 5000 rpms. He didn't take our advice.
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    MickinMO reacted to Phil Lilley in Gates to open.... finally   
    Tomorrow, 5/30/2020, Table Rock Dam will open gates 3, 5, 7, and 9 to one foot each at noon.  The total spillway release will be about 5,500 cfs.  Combined with hydropower, the total discharge from the dam will be around 17,500 cfs.
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    MickinMO reacted to Travis Swift in May 28 - Spill Gate release starts today?   
    The corps is worse than a woman, you can never predict them or her and just when you think you have them figured out they flip flop on ya... 
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    MickinMO reacted to Phil Lilley in May 28 - Spill Gate release starts today?   
    The Corps is going to make me a liar once again.  They just bumped generation to full - 12,000 cfs.  Schedule for tomorrow - they ain't stoppin' it.
    I wonder.... if they keep TR under 931 with Beaver releasing, that they keep from opening the gates.  That would be a first.
    But rain is coming... if not today, it will come.  Just hope it's not... big.
    Beaver - 1129.87
    Table Rock 930.93
    Bull Shoals 694.93
    Take a picture.
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    MickinMO reacted to Travis Swift in May 28 - Spill Gate release starts today?   
    You are probably right Phil.  I"m headed down in the AM and will be there till the following weekend.  I have no clue what we are going to be looking at water wise so I've got it all with me and tied on.  I need to stop in and grab some marabou and other supplies, i'll try to find ya for a chat as well.  
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    MickinMO reacted to Phil Lilley in May 28 - Spill Gate release starts today?   
    Well, I believe the Corps will start releasing water today at Table Rock Dam.  Table Rock's level is at 930.77 feet and rising about a tenth every 3-4 hours.  The Corps likes to start these releases during the dam and give the public a couple of hours prep time via texts, public announcements and emails.
    No I haven't gotten any of the above from the Corps yet.
    Interestingly, Bull Shoals is releasing water from all 17 spill gates.  The app says 9,600 cfs from spill gates and 4,100 cfs from the turbine side.  They may follow suite here at Table Rock, which will be different.  Usually they considers running water over the top a waist of their resource (water). But I guess the lack of electric demand will warrant this kind of release.
    I don't think they'll release more than 25,000 cfs from Table Rock.  Actually, that's my guess - 25k.  And we'll see this for a while -  a few days at least.  If the White River can handle it, it may not stop for most of the month of June.
    One nice thing - running it over the top won't be pulling the colder water out of Table Rock although I don't think it will be enough to help the situation.  In these high water years, Taney's water becomes pretty stinky in late fall when this happens.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    MickinMO reacted to Dutch in Evinrude discontinued   
    I am surprised that they have lasted this long.
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    MickinMO reacted to Phil Lilley in Corps App Wrong?   
    Yeah it’s wrong. Lake level is correct
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    MickinMO reacted to Quillback in Where Will All The Water Go   
    Watching the radar last night we got lucky that the bulk of the precip fell just to the west as the storm moved north near the OK/MO border.  Here in NWA we never got anything like the rain that was predicted to fall on Sunday and Monday.  It finally rained and stormed last night, but moved through fairly quickly.  It's not over yet, but doesn't look nearly as bad now as it did last Friday.
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    MickinMO reacted to Travis Swift in Spillway releases   
    I think the flooding down stream will have them release less than other events. Even if they open the gates I don't think we will see super high amounts? Maybe something along the lines of what they ran a couple months ago, 5 gates like they did before and maybe just run it for a long time bringing it down slowly? Just my thoughts.  Hopes too cause I'm headed down Friday for a week so I would love some flood gates with a fishable amount of water for a week. 
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    MickinMO reacted to Phil Lilley in Spillway releases   
    I keep getting calls from friends wanting to know if I need help evacuating...
    I told them I don't think it's that bad.  Actually, I'm not sure if it's bad at all.
    This "event" is so different than the other "floods" we've had.  And this isn't a flood, not yet.  Not even close.  Flash floods, yes.  We've had 2 in 2 days locally - north of town.  Almost the exact some spot.  Crazy.
    But most of this rain has fallen, again, east of Table Rock although some fell around Beaver and some in Table Rock.  But more local rain and not widespread.  I've been looking at the Kings, James, the White above Beaver and none are rising that much.
    I just don't see anything changing at Beaver or Table Rock.  But the Corps may surprise us all.
    If they run, they don't have to spill over the top at Table Rock.  They can run 15,000 through the turbines and that could be enough to keep up with the inflow.  Beaver may move some water... but I don't see it rising.
    But there's plenty of rain in the forecast... one of the storms will put someone over - either Beaver or Table Rock.  Then they will release.
    Flood gates, fishing wise, would be much better than 4 full units.  It would bring shad in and warmer water.  Trout will go nuts.  But there will be heavy flows - no dock fishing or very little fishing off the banks.  The flow won't be dangerous... I would consider anything over 25,000 cfs too high to send our rental boats out.  I would go though.  Over 30k - hummm may be not.  But I'm not going to say for sure.
    Unless the rain just stops, we're going to see something soon.  Full generation and/or spill gates.  There's just too much water in the system.  But flooding... where our guests would be asked to leave... I don't see that at all.  The storms are moving through too fast.
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