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Champ188 last won the day on April 24

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About Champ188

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    Bella Vista, AR
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    Bass fishing and golf ... both with my wife and best buddy Donna.

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  1. Champ188

    Big M area 10/18

    Hopefully you sprung for a spare to carry with you 😁 … pun intended.
  2. Champ188

    the lake is really fishing tiny right now

    The key to these fall turnover fish is to cover tons of water --- BUT you have to be as stealthy as possible. Babler is right about that blade. I throw one that is quite a bit different than others do and I work my tail off for half a dozen bites. The thing is, they are 95% LM keepers. If I get lucky and get a big bite, great. If not, 10 pounds a day is a guaranteed check this time of year.
  3. Champ188

    Empty Seats this weekend?

    I catch em with holes in their mouths all the time. 😎
  4. I picked mine up at the store yesterday … gotta do some tweaking and it will be on its way. Like Seth, sorry for the delay. It'll be there soon.
  5. Champ188

    Bus on Beaver Bridge

    I'm tempted to think it was one of those busloads of our friends from south of the border.
  6. Champ188

    10-7-18 big m

    Saber-toothed Ozarkian muskies. 😀
  7. Champ188

    10-7-18 big m

    Bring on those 40-degree nights.
  8. Champ188

    Got me a newer boat. Finally!

    Looks great!
  9. Champ188

    Eagle Rock 10-7-18

    Very nice one, indeed! Those big ones are liable to be anywhere this time of year.
  10. Champ188

    BFL - As a Co-Angler

    The guy that won the BFL event on Table Rock out of my boat was one of those guys. Slipped down to the dock while I was waiting on my check, got his stuff out of the boat and never bothered to say thanks for helping me win, kiss my elbow or anything. Then he had the audacity to call me a month later and ask for advice on another lake. 😆
  11. Champ188

    BFL - As a Co-Angler

    Exactly right, in my opinion. I never wanted and seldom took any money but I silently expected at least an offer. As you said, common courtesy. I’ve had careless co’s rip seats, spill beverages and even damage engine cowlings without even offering to pay for what they tore up. This is part of the reason for the present popularity of solo pro events. On the other hand, I enjoyed practically every co that I ever fished with over the years. I helped quite a few of them make a check, as Bill will attest. Had one win the BFL event on TR just a few years ago. But not every boater is like that and there are more than a few who have more money than fishing ability and probably won’t get you within a country mile of a decent fish all day. Others drive their boats with wanton disregard for the lives of everyone on the lake, especially their co-angler. Can’t recommend it as worthwhile.
  12. Champ188

    Pond to the East

    What exactly are you saying there, QB? Huh? Do you not think big fish bite the blade? You draggers are all alike. 😆
  13. Champ188

    9-19-18 Big Jig Bite Lake Wide

    Me too, RB. But a few manage to hammer em every time out. Better sticks than me, obviously.
  14. Champ188

    9-19-18 Big Jig Bite Lake Wide

    Couldn’t prove that by some of the posts here.
  15. Champ188

    Anyone Know A Reasonable Custom Lure Painter??

    Hey abk, I've known you long enough to assure Tim that you meant no ill. But let me tell you this … I've had Tim do some work for me that included me telling him specifically what I wanted in a couple of jerk bait custom colors and he nailed it. Better yet, his paint jobs are finished out to perfection and as hard as I've tried not to, I've banged those jerk baits on rocks and docks without getting so much as a scratch on them. Very durable. Sure, $100 in paint work is enough to make anyone quiver a bit. But in my mind, that's all the more reason to use Tim. Just my 2 cents worth.

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