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About jbeenemd

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  1. Just looked at Stockton Lake level this morning at 10AM the lake was at 885.18. Certainly not going down any. I had hoped that once they opened the gates on Lake of the Ozarks, that Truman and later Stockton would start letting out some of their excess water. On the 18th Truman was at 735.50 and today is down to 733.93. Maybe they are waiting for Truman to drop much lower before letting much water out from Stockton. I did see a report from 2018 where the Army Corps of Engineers did a risk assessment on Turman Dam and reported it as potentially unsafe. Glad I don't live downstream from Truman especially now with it at near records levels. I don't foresee Stockton releasing much water until Truman is much lower.
  2. MO Panfisher, what was the record level of Stockton? Just looked and at 11 AM today it is at 884.95. For me, the lake is not useable at it's current level. Have heard that Lake of the Ozarks as well as Truman have been allowed to open up their outflow due to dropping water levels in the rivers. Hopefully they will soon be able to begin a draw down of Stockton as well.
  3. I just heard that they had 7 inches of rain over in Oklahoma just this morning. Those storms are headed this way. Hope that they dump all the rain before it gets to the Stockton catchment area.
  4. Thanks, I do live in Springfield and Springfield lake will be closer for me. So will try it first.
  5. I just bought a 12 foot solo canoe this last weekend. Thought at using it on Fellows and Lake Springfield. Do we have to get a permit for Fellows? What about Lake Springfield?
  6. I'm not sure that muddy water is bad, just the floating wood debris that you could hit with your boat. I'm going to wait it out another week before trying to put my boat at risk of hitting something.
  7. FOX 5 Weather reports that the level is at 875.50 today. Going to be higher before it starts to drop.
  8. I've had work done on my boat at Son Sac. Will be using them again if needed
  9. Or you can Ozark a 5 gallon bucket into a "drift bag".
  10. Where and how do you get the "Senior passes"? I turned 65 today and was thinking about sending in for fee for this this year. If there is any pass that I can use to either get a reduced fee or free than I am all for it. I agree with Zarra, seems like the gov'ment always more out of my pocket book and gives back less to those that actually worked for a living.
  11. Fished out of Roark Bluff today and on the way back to Springfield, took a detour by Arcola. Stopped at Ken's Kafe. I agree with lundone. Good food and friendly people. Thanks for the information lundone. I will make it a point to stop by there again.
  12. jbeenemd


    The drum IS a fresh water sheepshead.
  13. Before Verizon had LTE, I would have on and off signal back in Birch Branch, could head out to main lake and decent signal. Now that Verizon has upgraded to LTE, the reception is great.
  14. The way I understand it the culling rule is for EVERYONE during July and August. Both sport fishermen an those in a tournament.
  15. jbeenemd

    Boat Size

    If your father is not wanting to rough it too much and you want to launch from Roark, then check out Southwinds Motel. I moved my boat to their covered storage last fall after I sold my farm. It is really a collection of connected cabins. Nice couple owns the facility. He was a walleye guide in his earlier years. If I wanted to stay at the lake, that would be my choice.
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