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Champ188

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  1. You neglected to mention: No spoons, ice jigs or dropshots No fishing deeper than 15 feet Electronics can only be used for navigation -- they must be turned off while fishing.
  2. Count me and Donna in. She will bring a side dish, perhaps potato salad.
  3. Ah, you are correct sir! Surprised that got past my editor's eye. LOL
  4. Beardsley? You went into Beardsley? Did you apply for a permit first from abkeenan?
  5. Champ188

    Polar Bear

    Other than the lost $$, you did yourself a favor by losing the cheater rigs. Real fishing is more fun anyway. 😂
  6. He means Lowrance Ghost … a new trolling motor.
  7. He pulled a stunt a few years back in BASS where he spent his practice time going around yanking fish off beds from fellow competitors' fishing areas. Was lucky he didn't get his butt royally kicked for that. That said, the guy can fish. He's proved it on numerous occasions. But dang if I'd consider him an expert on the Ned rig or that it kills bunches of bass. Donna and I neither one have ever mortally injured a bass with a Ned rig.
  8. Good work. Water fluctuation has the shallow bite pretty much shut down.
  9. Couldn't be more right, bo. The guy in this pic let us get right up under him so close that I took this pic with my phone. He also had a buddy that was a little bit shy and flew about 100 yards away.
  10. Beck was a special guy in so many ways beyond being one of the best fishermen to ever set sail on Table Rock, if not THE best. Cherish those memories, Bill. And happy 2020.
  11. Donna and I fished Sunday from Campbell Point down to Baxter. Brutally tough for us shallow-water types --- four fish in five hours. Three on a jerk bait and one on that dadgum fish-killing varmint, aka Ned. 😂
  12. As most here know, I'm emphatically against the killing of bass for any reason. But I'd rather see them go under the knife than float away dead at launch ramps from poor handling by uncaring tournament groups. Nighttime jackpots in the heat of summer are especially at fault here. There, Terrierman, I said it for both of us. 😁
  13. I've found thru the years that "boring" is a very relative term among fishermen. Other than topwater action, I've had guide clients call practically every tactic in the book "boring" at one point or another. Had a guy years ago down at Ouachita who grew weary of pitching a 3/4-ounce jig into matted hydrilla/coontail grass --- and he had caught four fish between 5 and 7.25 pounds in 3 hours time. My "low fun" light tends to flicker at even the thought of having to jig a spoon, unless it's a 200-fish day such as the white bass trip that my bro-in-law and I enjoyed one day several years back with Bill Babler. A close second on my "I'll just stay home and play golf" list is hurling a dad-blamed A-rig. Isn't it great that God made us all different?
  14. I've found thru the years that "boring" is a very relative term among fishermen. Other than topwater action, I've had guide clients call practically every tactic in the book "boring" at one point or another. Had a guy years ago down at Ouachita who grew weary of pitching a 3/4-ounce jig into matted hydrilla/coontail grass --- and he had caught four fish between 5 and 7.25 pounds in 3 hours time. My "low fun" light tends to flicker at even the thought of having to jig a spoon, unless it's a 200-fish day such as the white bass trip that my bro-in-law and I enjoyed one day several years back with Bill Babler. A close second on my "I'll just stay home and play golf" list is hurling a dad-blamed A-rig. Isn't it great that God made us all different?
  15. All that current won't do anything to help the bite at Table Rock. Current doesn't tend to be your friend in the wintertime.
  16. Hey Kenny, it was nice to visit with you Wednesday afternoon at Rapid Robert's store in Shell Knob. Just now realized that we are both OA members. Donna and I were in the silver GMC towing the white/gunmetal/silver Ranger.
  17. You can choose to fish that deep and more power to those who do, but there isn't a single day out of the year that it's necessary to fish deeper than 20 feet to catch bass consistently. That's the beauty of Table Rock ---- there are always several different ways to catch them at the same hour of the same day. It's all a matter of how badly a guy wants to learn to effectively fish deep, shallow or in between.
  18. Nice going Jeff and thanks for the report. Donna and I are going tomorrow on our annual Christmas Day trip. Looking forward to it.
  19. Champ188

    question

    Hate to hear that about your truck. I do worry about vandalism at those more remote ramps.
  20. Champ188

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    Equally ironic that a fishing forum troll apparently is incapable of reading what is right in front of him. I neither live rurally or in Missouri. Who's laughing now? 😝😂
  21. If it were me and I was confined to Table Rock, I'd try to up my odds by fishing the upper reaches of the James or Kings river arms, or perhaps Long Creek. Crappie thrive in stained water and around pole timber. Just like bass fishing, the more fish you're around, the more you are likely to catch.
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    Maybe they should take some lessons from the dock company that uses the H highway ramp at Baxter … they work well off to the side of the ramp and never bother anyone. Entitlement is the plague of the new millennium.
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