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  1. Put in at Roark Saturday afternoon and the water was clear, had about 6ft visibility but the water was about 5 ft higher than it was when I was there 2 weeks ago. Water was even clearer up above mutton creek. Water temp was 70 when I put in. Had little luck catching anything, I fished 3 to 8 pm.
  2. Has the recent rains muddied up the lake? Was thinking of heading up tomorrow, but did not know how the rain had affected the lake. Any information appreciated.
  3. Just trying to get some information as to what the lake is like. Did the rains muddy it up? Thinking of trying my luck tomorrow, but not sure what water is like. Any information appreciated. Thx
  4. Rootman

    Anybody ?

    Hope you are feeling better snd back on the water soon. Wishing you a speedy recovery and a healthy 2020 filled with limits of fish!
  5. Congrats on a good day of fishing! Great job
  6. way Points for brush piles I meant, sorry left that out. Good luck!
  7. Good colors I have found are electric chicken, black/silver flakes blue/silver flaked and monkey milk. The blue/silver is my go to color, just more confidence in it . Just depends on what you think will catch fish. If you have the gps waypoints on your lake map on your fish finder it helps a lot.
  8. I find them around brush piles in 25-30 ft of water. I use bobby garlands and go down to the brush or bottom and tell up very slowly and they hit on the way up. Brush around deep bridge pillars is a good place to find them, same depth. Hope this helps, good luck!
  9. Rootman


    Hope your surgery goes well and you are out fishing again soon!
  10. That I do not know, I actually found about doing it from an old post on this forum. I would imagine you can, when I took mine to get the waypoints, they said sometimes Garmin gives them problems, but mine took them just fine
  11. If you get a unit that has lake maps on it and you want to fish brush piles, I would highly recommend that you take it somewhere that will load the gps coordinates for the brush piles. Costs about $15 but is well worth it. Made my job of finding them easy to locate for crappie fishing. A marine repair in Springfield will do it. Just an FYI
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    Put in at RB about 930 this morning. Water temp was 44, visibility was about 2-3 ft, was better towards chicken rock. Caught a few around bridge pillars over brush in 30 ft. Went up towards chicken rock and caught several in brush piles in 25 to 30 ft. Color did not seem to matter , caught them on 1/16 ounce jig heads with Bobby garlands. Ended up with 11 nice crappie that brought home for the skillet. Almost all were 11 inches or better. They have moved out to deeper brush piles as the pile I fished had not had a sniff on it till today and caught a lot off it last year about this time. I think things are heating up for the winter fishing. Was a beautiful day to be on the lake, hope others had some success today to.
  13. Rootman


    Nice work! Wish I was up there this week trying my luck!
  14. Rootman


    That is a 13 inch on top and an 11 on the bottom,
  15. Rootman


    That is surprising that much of a difference. Was surprised to that they had good size egg sacks in them. Is that normal for them in the winter? We caught several that were 13 or better, they were very thick. The rest were all 11 inches or better . The size seems to be better than last year this time
  16. Rootman


    Put in at RB about 8 am, water temp was 44, fished brush piles around bridge pillars. Caught crappie in 20-30 ft using bobby garlands, blue/silver with silver flakes seemed to work best. Ended up with 15 nice crappie but had to work to get them. Water temp was close to 48 when got off lake at 3 pm. Took home for some nice filets.
  17. We went up there today. Did not have much luck. Caught a few crappie up sons creek and around bridge pilons. Water was about 52, water was a bit dingy. Had no luck with minnows. Only caught them on power bait minnows. Bite was very light. Got pretty windy by 2 pm. Hope others had better luck
  18. Did the lake muddy up any from the rain this week? Was curious as to what water was like as an debating about going up tomorrow. Any information appreciated. Thx
  19. Congratulations on your retirement and best of luck with your guide service! Wish you the best of luck, I hope to sometime book a trip with you if it works out next year. Best of luck again.
  20. Rootman


    Does anyone know if the lake has started to turn over yet? Just curious as to when it does. The water clarity was not that good last weekend, did not know if was due to rain or not.
  21. We had some luck last weekend trolling flicker shads along rocky banks in 10 ft of water. Just an idea for you. Heading up tomorrow to try again. Good luck to you
  22. It was open when I was there on Saturday. It looked like they had resurfaced the parking lot already
  23. Put in at RB about 7 am. Went up sons creek. We ended up with 13 keepers. Water temp was 72. Caught them from 14 ft to 20 ft around stobbs. Used bagley shad colors. Dropped to the bottom and just reeled up slow. They hit on the way up. Bite was very light. They would not touch a minnow today. Didn’t slay them. But caught plenty for the frying pan. Got off the water by 2 before the rain. Hope others had some luck today. Was a nice morning to be on the water.
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