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Seth Clarkson

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  1. Seth Clarkson

    Something Different 8/10

    I just assumed I happened to drop that tube on its head and got the reaction haha. My hands sure smelled after dealing with it, but glad to have caught it.
  2. Seth Clarkson

    Shelving rock hole access

    Is there a campground or something on top of that hill by where people snag for spoonbill? The only time I put in at Shelvin Rock was with my kayak and I was by myself. I tried to go up the river and come back but didn't get very far because the current was so bad. Right there before the bridge from the water I could see tents up on top of the hill. I'm pretty sure some of the people walked down somehow to try and snag. Surely you could do that right?
  3. Seth Clarkson

    Something Different 8/10

    Was a little slow on the bass front but the catfish made up for it! It was a blast on spinning gear with 8lb test.
  4. Seth Clarkson

    Forsyth 7/28/18

    Sunrise was well worth getting up early even without catching any fish.
  5. Seth Clarkson

    Forsyth 7/28/18

    Wasn't able to post pics initially and forgot about it. Pretty neat looking fish whatever it was, and a nice cmallmouth or hybrid one.
  6. Seth Clarkson

    Something Different 8/10

    Put in at Fine Addition at sunrise and got off the water around 4. Didn't have much bass after a keeper spot on our first point with a tube. Others we caught were small and either on a jig or tube mainly up shallow around chunk Rock. No breeze so made things a little uncomfortable and maybe that coupled with the rain that came through couple days prior shut the fishing down. However I did catch my first flathead that weighed 6lbs. I was hoping it was a giant smallmouth but realized it wasn't when it tried to just lay flat on the bottom rather than fighting. Also hooked a near 3 ft spotted gar on a puke tube as well. Fought it for awhile. On 8 lb flouroclear and when attempting to net it from the tail end (so it didn't get its teeth or hook in the net) it jumped out and broke the line.
  7. Seth Clarkson

    Just Kicking and Stewing

    Did you get a picture!? Would love to see more big smallies on Bull.
  8. Seth Clarkson

    Just Kicking and Stewing

    I just wanted to second what Mike said previously on how appreciative we are for you guys that have more experience and are willing to share the knowledge as well as have open discussions about how it can still be challenging. I have mainly fished Bull Shoals this year, but most all of this info is still relevant to me, at least for attempting to pattern fish on a trip during this time frame.
  9. Seth Clarkson

    Forsyth 7/28/18

    Put in at the park at around 5:30 am to a much cooler temperature than previous weeks. Very little fog since the dam wasn't generating, so we ran down the lake but slowed up when we saw some surface activity on a flat. Wasn't sure if it was just shad or what to start, but decided to get a closer look. Ended up being wads of small white bass chasing shad that were less than a couple inches long. We caught about 7 small males on small spooks, but really should have caught a lot more. They weren't hitting it very good since they were still bigger than the bait, tried a little cleo and happened to catch one by landing it within the rings a bass just created, otherwise I guess they had a hard time seeing it. Didn't find any other topwater action so struggled compared to weeks prior. Ended up catching around a dozen total with 2 keepers, 1 looked to be hybrid black bass and 1 largemouth. Both came on a green pumpkin tender tube. Only fish we found besides the whites were on main lake, either chunk rock/bluffs or dragging on near a mud drop off. Did mark a ton of fish from time to time, but most were suspended and couldn't get them to bite. Dad had a couple of short hits on a coleslaw spinnerbait around a point with brush on it. Ended up hooking into a massive gar near the boat that cleared 4 ft in length easily. It peeled drag and cut his braid rather quickly, but did make for some excitement on a rather slow but more comfortable weather day.
  10. I do not fish for Catfish, but I have always ran into people fishing for Catfish either just below the Lake Springfield dam, or on the long peninsula across from the power plant over there. I see pictures on an app called Fishbrain quite a bit, so I know they catch some Catfish and Carp in that area. The one Catfish I have caught at Lake Springfield was on a chatterbait out in the middle of the main lake where it has basically a mud island, just luck while fishing for bass in my kayak.
  11. Seth Clarkson

    Where can I launch a boat to fish the pothole

    We have a 40hp Merc and it takes us about 10 mins from the park to get to Beaver.
  12. Seth Clarkson

    Where can I launch a boat to fish the pothole

    I launched out of the park on Saturday, no issues. Water is still going down though I think. But I would think you should be fine for awhile still.
  13. Seth Clarkson

    Awesome Topwater Day 7/21

    I could be wrong, but if you are meaning Lakeview in Arkansas, the lower Bull Shoals thread may have more knowledge. I have never put in below the state line.
  14. Seth Clarkson

    Awesome Topwater Day 7/21

    The only reason we have got top water our last 2 outings is because we saw them up busting shad. If we haven't seen them up we never catch anything on top. Was the jig bite in deeper water out on points? Most anything we have caughtt recently has been mainly around mud, I assume because its not as hot as the rock.
  15. Seth Clarkson

    Awesome Topwater Day 7/21

    Right place for now anyway. The river run side across the lake has better parking and the ramp isn't as steep. It doesn't have a courtesy dock and is closed right now due to the bridge construction. How did you do out of KDock?
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