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olfishead

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  1. You must have heard that first Turkey gobble!😆
  2. No, they just trained the muskies not to eat crappies! 😉
  3. The crappie population at PDT certainly did an about face after the increased emphasis on habitat by MDC and COE in the early 2000's. Also the water level management plan, keeping water levels slightly higher and stable during the spawn increased recruitment.
  4. I don't fish with minnows very often but when I do, I prefer shiners. Seems to me that I catch more on shiners than fathead (tuffies). "Tuffies" acquired that name because they are easier to keep alive, NOT because they are tough to beat!
  5. Got on the lake at Mutton creek Sunday just to play with and adjust electronics. Ice pretty much gone except for around marina. Water temp 37.5 F. Found balls of shad and a few fish around them on the bottom in 35-40 ft. Nothing caught, Did not wet a line but ready to go!
  6. Good job! Looks like Mutton is heating Up! Pam and I going to try it this pm.
  7. To all the Ozark Anglers, Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! and may you have your lines stretched many times in 2021. STAY SAFE!
  8. Wow, looks like fun! One of these days I'll get out again. For the foreseeable future I'll be building a shouse for my son.
  9. You didn't show my entire post, did you? You might apply for a job with the biased media, you'd fit right in!
  10. Another over-priced and vague quote from a so called boat mechanic and want-to-be fish biologist. That's the problem with this mechanic he never gives a straight answer on price. It's always PLUS some more. Glad he's not a biologist he wouldn't be able to give a straight answer on anything as complicated as fish biology.
  11. Yeah, it's more about trolling now, mostly by a know-it-all mechanic.
  12. Ok, I was wrong, you've apparently been drinking something stronger than coffee.
  13. It's no use, "toothpicks in a glass of water" LOL, you can't reason with an idiot.
  14. Yes, there's usually two sides to every story and neither of them is intentionally rude.
  15. Exactly, septicemia (bacteria) or saprolegnia (fungal) or combination. Often caused by stress due to water quality problems, handling or parasites. A common problem in Pomme in muskies and white bass. Having been the fisheries biologist on Pomme for many years I saw this especially after heavy spring rains flooded vegetation that in turn caused low Oxygen as the vegetation decomposed, causing stress and weakened immunity. Also related to influx of nutrients. (Time for coffee) What ARE you talking about???? MDC never considered "jacking" with the gene pool of the white bass at Po
  16. There were a lot of glass shrimp in the upper end of Truman in the 80's. I don't know about now???
  17. Probably around 14 inches but I didn't fish Stockton much between 1980 and 2012.
  18. Wow, I don't know where that video was taken but they might as well used a fillet knife to see what that muskie ingested. Rediculous method. We certainly never used that method at Pomme. When it comes down to it they feed on whatever swims by with lots of variables.
  19. Only time will tell huh? I agree that fall is usually a tough time of year to catch the larger crappie, but due to the increased pressure caused by covid 19, the older, legal sized year classes took a big hit this spring/summer. However, I'm sure that we have a huge 2019 year class that should reach the 10 inch MLL about fall of 2021. Mopanfisher is exactly right in saying that regulations can not be changed on a yearly basis, that is a long, complicated process that requires lots of justification. Fish populations are managed for long term sustainability with optimal production by considerin
  20. Yes, and sometimes but not often an individual fish of a different will get mixed in at the hatchery when more than one species are raised at that hatchery.. I learned a long time ago to never say never, back when the MDC said there were no mountain lions in MO and later was proven wrong. I verified a Pacu (S. American pirana) from Pomme too!
  21. Yes, and sometimes but not often an individual fish of a different will get mixed in at the hatchery when more than one species are raised at that hatchery.. I learned a long time ago to never say never, back when the MDC said there were no mountain lions in MO and later was proven wrong. I verified a Pacu (S. American pirana) from Pomme too!
  22. Mocarp, I finally had time to maybe shed some light on your questions. I don't remember copper nosed bluegills being stocked, (I really don't think they were) but do remember sampling for mississippi and brook silversides to monitor whether or not the stocked Mississippi's were gaining in densities. To my recollection they held thier own at about 20% of the population for several years. I'm not sure about more recently. I remember stocking threadfin shad from Oklahoma. They did not survive, we thought due to the really cold winter of 1975 or 76?. As for the decline in plankton and algae
  23. More than likely a gar.
  24. Tiger muskies were Stocked in Stockton around 1972-73, very few showed up in angler's creel and very few reports of them being caught. So, MDC discontinued stocking them. Muskies stocked in Pomme escape thru the dam into Truman and occasionally get caught in Lake of the Ozarks and Truman. I know of none that have been caught in Stockton.
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