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  1. Funny- I've had the exact same conversation. I love Stockton but it is a non starter in terms of moving to. I figure if I can be within a 30-40 drive to launch, that should be a decent compromise of lake vs City life. That is why Bella Vista and Prairie Creek areas are higher on our list.
  2. Agree. I don't think many people have ever read the water control plan and the fact that River conditions on the other side of the state can dictate Beaver releases more than TRL. White River Water Control Plan http://www.swl-wc.usace.army.mil/pages/docs/White_River_Master_Manual.pdf
  3. I'll be right behind you liphunter, retiring in a little over two years. we have been investigating the general Beaver lake area for relocation as well. We've stayed at a few places near lost bridge village, as well as checking out Rogers area/Bella Vista area. Definitely places to buy on the lake, though not as many available as table Rock. and therefore lakefront will probably be a bit pricier than table Rock as well. Our process right now is doing the trade-off analysis of how close we want to be to the city for the various services and amenities. I'm going to stay in a VRBO in Bella Vista this summer just to check that out. Have also been scouting out areas in prairie Creek as that may be a good place to have access to both lake and City. There seems to be some nice homes near eureka, however I know my wife couldn't live that far from the "City" and associated winding roads! We'll have to compare notes over the next year!
  4. I've stayed at the VRBO condo link below several times (called Vikery resort). Close to state Park area but has a dock at the condo itself. Really nice corner unit nice and quiet. https://t.vrbo.io/TfLSMFrO10
  5. Don't forget the best part that you experienced/ helped your 86 year old Grandpa catch his personal best walleye. Had a great trip. Stayed at cabins on Stockton lake which met our needs very well.
  6. Ended up going out of state Park this morning. Got there about 6:45 or so this morning. Fished points and channel swings, focused on 15 ft depth - targeting walleye. Used jig & crawler (got three that way - 2 keepers and one short). Also got another short walleye trolling crank. Spread throughout the walleye were 2 nice cats (one channel one flat), couple small Bass and of course, the obligatory drum and bluegill. Off the water by 12:00. Wind was no issue for me, and much welcome given the heat. Will be back next weekend to learn more areas.
  7. Ended up going out of state Park this morning. Got there about 6:45 or so this morning. Fished points and channel swings, focused on 15 ft depth - targeting walleye. Used jig & crawler (got three that way - 2 keepers and one short). Also got another short walleye trolling crank. Spread throughout the walleye were 2 nice cats (one channel one flat), couple small Bass and of course, the obligatory drum and bluegill. Off the water by 12:00. Wind was no issue for me, and much welcome given the heat. Will be back next weekend to learn more areas. This post has been promoted to an article
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    Wind

    Sounds good thanks for the information everybody. I got a couple spots on the sac side that I'll probably hit up at first light and then as Dutch recommended swing over to the state park side as the wind picks up. My boat handles wind fine but I just want to be safe, not knowing the lake. If you're out tomorrow I'll be in a maroon Sylvan deep v. Swing over and say hey!
  9. MO Huzgr

    Wind

    Thanks for the suggestions. Given wind, I think I'll see if any of them Bass, walleye and crappie are present in the mutton areas. Looking forward to learning new areas!
  10. MO Huzgr

    Wind

    Thanks for the feedback. May be better to play safer and stay South this time. Will have to scout new areas!
  11. MO Huzgr

    Wind

    Thanks for the info. Just wasn't sure if there were any areas of the lake prone to really big rollers with ssw wind in the low 20's, that I should avoid. I'll just stay aware! Thanks again!
  12. MO Huzgr

    Wind

    Heading down for a day trip Monday from kc. Only been to Stockton one other time. I see forecast for wind is about 10mph, gusting to low 20's. SSW direction. Was just curious with a wind forecast like that are there any particular areas of the lake I should avoid? I was planning on fishing essentially North half of the lake from State Park up to the dam. I have a 17 foot deep v aluminum. not too worried about it but just want to take precautions not knowing the lake as I've heard they can get some big waves. Was planning on putting in at Crabtree but thinking perhaps Orleans trail or something on the west side might be better as if it gets too Windy, I could cut over to the west side and fish those areas.
  13. Agree 100% - even though I could have used all this great advice a week ago this was my view Weds morning as I was the only one out there at that time.
  14. Like you, I'm still learning how to fish these Ozark lakes. Sounds like you have had about the same experience I had this week. Threw everything at them with little success. I guess I need to buy more arsenal! I tried but to fish unless I saw fish on finder but even then, they weren't biting. Am thinking I might have been seeing White's but who knows. I need to keep practicing to learn how to fish deep water better. Attached is a screenshot of non cooperating fish!
  15. I haven't. Son did a little bit, but not enough to say anything about it positive or negative. Will probably give that a shot in the morning.
  16. Son and I been fishing out of state Park Marina area last several days. As you might expect, been slow. Going out about 5:15 am till about 9-10 ish. Fish must be still scattered as we've searched with electronics and see isolated fish that don't see to interested in cooperating! Have tried drop shot, jigging spoons for the deeper areas. The only place we saw a small school of fish I managed to get a decent white, but only one (on a white/pink jigging spoon). Worked main lake points and long run outs with no luck. The only semi pattern we out together on one morning was we trolled crawdad color cranks along the banks near the Long points and managed to get 4 smalls and one lm. Caught a couple of small largemouth beating the bank in back of coves. That's about it. More of a negative report but as I said in title, sure beats working! 2 more mornings so will update if anything changes!
  17. Good Intel. Thank you. I thought I'd map a zone that covers no more than 30 minutes to lake and about 15 to towns. Saw some nice new construction near pea ridge golf course. Might be an option. Wasn't sure about air traffic noise from the Rodgers executive airport with possibly being in flight path. Will try to talk to people in that area. Sorry to make a non fishing thread but fishing is the ultimate root of my move! Thanks again. Will check out some of the areas you mentioned
  18. Thanks. Will begin to link up with realtor for those kind of specifics. Would like to be within 30 minutes to boat so will have to do some test drives!
  19. Thanks for info! I know on the map, PC looks good. Just not to familiar with the area. Looks to be some nice housing near golf course. Do you know if you can purchase a private slip if you don't live on lake? Or perhaps easier to rent, if available.
  20. Thanks for the feedback. That is what I need to sort out. How far from lake! Are you aware of any negatives to the pea ridge or prairie Creek areas?
  21. Am likely retiring in 2-3 years and considering moving to the NWA area. Currently live in KC. Have stayed "on" Beaver lake via VRBO, but when factoring in daily life, probably want to be closer to civilization for things such as stores, medical, churches, etc. We have stayed at lost bridge village but am thinking that probably too far out. Will be taking several trips there to explore more, but thought I'd check with this group if they had any general thoughts on living in the bv, Bentonville, Rogers communities regarding access to the lake. I'd assume I would probably be fishing 2-3 times per week. Would prefer to get a boat slip somewhere so I wouldn't have to trailer each time. Is the "commute" to the lake for those areas reasonable or would I be better to look closer, such as pea ridge or prairie Creek area? Thanks in advance for input on areas to explore! Tight lines!
  22. We were lower lake today. Threw everything at them. Only 1 K. Not even a hint of other bite. Water temps 45-48 generally. Found 49 degrees down long Creek arm. Tomorrow will be better I'm sure!
  23. 2007 Sylvan Expedition Sport 115 Yamaha 4 str. Ended up getting in Minneapolis via craigslist since weren't very many "walleye" boats in MO for sale.
  24. Lol. In this case, I was the son! But yes, 3 generations of fisherman would have been awesome too!
  25. Went to Stockton for first time last weekend. Ended up getting decent amount of walleye (kept 4 in the 16-18 range for dinner), some short LM, and a few SM - one being my personal best! Mainly fishing main lake points with cranks (flicker and Bandid - shad color), BB/Crawler and jig/minnow vertical. Enjoyed the lake and the "help" I rec'd from reading posts on this site. The number of locations that "look like good spots" is overwhelming on this lake, when fishing for the first time, but my Garmin 73SV led me to some good starting points. The nice cloudy day helped too!
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