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  1. My brother came down for the weekend to chase turkey, deer and walleye with me. A plan was set that we would try for turkeys in the mornings then change over to walleye then a sit for deer/turkey with crossbows in the evening. We started Saturday morning off early, launching the boat out of K Dock and headed down stream with shotguns in hopes of a chance at some turkeys. We sat in the woods till about 10 and did not see any. We both had plenty of deer walk up on us though. Winds got strong but we stuck with the plan and started chasing walleye. Within the first 10 minutes of trolling we had a big one in the boat. We trolled a couple more hours and caught 1 more keeper along with 3 shorts, a couple gar, a short crappie and one of them stinking bass. Headed back to the woods around 3 for the evening hunt. I had 6 toms skirt me about 80 yards out and Brother Dave had 3 hens come in. He also had a big 8 pointer that he was all giddy about make its presence known. Pretty fun 1st day of our weekend adventure. The plan this morning was to get up at 4 and hunt turkeys for a bit then back to chasing walleye. My phone decided to update last night and not keep the alarm.....☹️ My wife woke me up at 5 and said, "I though you were going fishing." I jumped out of bed in full panic. It was storming at the time , so we checked the weather, decided to forgo the hunt, and start chasing walleye around 7 am. It was sprinkling just a bit when we launched and not much wind. It took about 45 minutes to catch the first fist and it was a giant walleye. We averaged about 2 keepers an hour with a few close to the boat releases and a short walleye here and there. It started storming bad on us with big gusts of with and white caps. The fish kept biting, so we kept fishing. Finally called it quits around 2 pm. Ended up with 7 keeper walleye (4 of them over 25 inches) 5 short walleye, one short crappie, 3 gar, one stinking bass, and one good sized walleye bumped off the hook with the net. Sure was fun, but we got soaked. Sitting next to the fire warming my bones now. We caught all the fish trolling the same way I've been catching them for a couple of weeks now. Running up and down the edge of the flats where they roll off into the old river channel. We are using 3 ounce bottom bouncers with a 7 cm flicker shad in tow about 5-7 feet behind the bottom bouncer. I try to go right around 2 miles per hour up to 2.5 mph. Caught all the fish in 27-28 feet of water today and had to be bumping the bottom with the bottom bouncer every few seconds. Had to let quite a bit of line out to be going that fast and hit the bottom in 28 feet of water.
  2. Started off early this morning with a buddy, launching the boat at 5 am. Headed down the lake for a sit in the woods. On the walk in, we jumped 8 deer, so I did not think we would have a chance of seeing another. That was ok with me, because I was hoping for a chance at turkeys. Just after shooting time, I could hear a turkey behind me about 75-100 yards up in the roost. After that I heard one to my left fly down. About that time a giant murder of crows flew in raising all kinds of ruckus, flushing the still roosted turkey off in another direction. I could see my buddy's ground blind from where I was at and apperrently he had deer skirting the limits of his shooting range all morning. About 10:30 we gave up on the hunt and changed gears to chasing walleye. Good move on out part! We had rigs in the water about 10 minutes when we caught the first keeper. We kept trolling the flats from just below K Dock to almost Snapp. Had 3 different areas we picked up walleye in 20-27 feet of water. Tried one long run back down the lake and again picked up walleye in the same 3 areas. Decided to concentrate on the 2 most productive of the 3 and that was w the flat just above K Dock and the one just across and below K Dock. Trolled 1.9-2.3 mph depending on if we were in 20 feet of water (1.9) or 27 feet(2.3). Had enough line out with 3 ounce bottom bouncers to hit the bottom ever few seconds. We averaged 1 short for ever keeper we caught and had a welcomed bonus of a 13 inch crappie. Did not catch any of the stinking bass which was awesome! Only target species today. Ended up with 2 limits of keeper walleye and 8 shorts in 5 hours of fishing. Great day filled with adventure and good company! Oh, and got to meet Paco while taking out. Lots of fun chatting with you!
  3. How to catch walleye on Bull Shoals

    Come on down to jigfest in December. Those walleye are dedicated to that fish fry.
  4. Started off early this morning with a buddy, launching the boat at 5 am. Headed down the lake for a sit in the woods. On the walk in, we jumped 8 deer, so I did not think we would have a chance of seeing another. That was ok with me, because I was hoping for a chance at turkeys. Just after shooting time, I could hear a turkey behind me about 75-100 yards up in the roost. After that I heard one to my left fly down. About that time a giant murder of crows flew in raising all kinds of ruckus, flushing the still roosted turkey off in another direction. I could see my buddy's ground blind from where I was at and apperrently he had deer skirting the limits of his shooting range all morning. About 10:30 we gave up on the hunt and changed gears to chasing walleye. Good move on out part! We had rigs in the water about 10 minutes when we caught the first keeper. We kept trolling the flats from just below K Dock to almost Snapp. Had 3 different areas we picked up walleye in 20-27 feet of water. Tried one long run back down the lake and again picked up walleye in the same 3 areas. Decided to concentrate on the 2 most productive of the 3 and that was w the flat just above K Dock and the one just across and below K Dock. Trolled 1.9-2.3 mph depending on if we were in 20 feet of water (1.9) or 27 feet(2.3). Had enough line out with 3 ounce bottom bouncers to hit the bottom ever few seconds. We averaged 1 short for ever keeper we caught and had a welcomed bonus of a 13 inch crappie. Did not catch any of the stinking bass which was awesome! Only target species today. Ended up with 2 limits of keeper walleye and 8 shorts in 5 hours of fishing. Great day filled with adventure and good company! Oh, and got to meet Paco while taking out. Lots of fun chatting with you! View full article
  5. personal best walleye

    Nice job. Wishing I was out there today. Love front days out there. I've been trolling the 7 cm.
  6. Official Jigfest #4 thread

    I'm sure Phil and I will be coming down. I've already got enough walleye for a fish fry. Ham, been looking for that boga with no success. Still got a couple more boxes to go through. Looking forward to the fishing and story telling again!
  7. Lets talk bass fishing on Taney

    I've been throwing Ozark shad, starting off popping fast and slowing it down as it gets further from the bank. I've been fishing them up in the trophy area when 3 or more units are running.
  8. Here I go again

    Glad to see you back on here Glen!
  9. Them fish didn't mind a little rain this morning

    It was a little slower out there yesterday, but the cold front had just come through. A couple of days of stable weather and they will be biting good again.
  10. Dont know if you remember me from flytying forum or not but I made you a atlantic salmon fly in frame for some duck feathers. Glad to see you haven't quit fishing and posting. Nice to run into old friends from time to time. We are still catching some big gillies around here.

     

     

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      duckydoty

      Yes I do remember!  Glad you are still catching them giant gills. Still want to get up there and do that some day

  11. Lets talk bass fishing on Taney

    I've been catching a lot of smallmouth, a few spots, and every now and then a black, along with a lot of these on Taney throwing megabass 110+1's
  12. Them fish didn't mind a little rain this morning

    I'll be out there Wednesday after a morning sit in the woods. It was a little tougher out there today. Fished 11:30-2:30 with only one keeper. Bright skies first day of cold front shut em down a bit.
  13. Them fish didn't mind a little rain this morning

    Hoping for a good water year too. Looking pretty good now. Hope it stays this way.
  14. They were already wet! Took my nephew to chase some walleye this morning. We got on the water right around 6:30. Stayed on the flats close to K Dock trolling flickers behind 3 ounce bottom bouncers. The sky be came dark, the wind blew out of the south east, and a little bit of rain fell, but the fish were biting. We picked up 2 little white bass, 4 short walleye, 6 of them stinkin bass, and 4 keeper walleye in that area. From there we headed up to Snap to finish off our limits along with 2 more short walleye, one 14 inch crappie, and a few more of them daggum bass. Off the water by 1. Pretty good day out there. Had to be going fast. 2.1-2.5 mph in 18-20 feet of water. First time my nephew has caught a limit of walleye. I charged him his walleye cheeks as a guide fee. He seemed to think that was reasonable😀
  15. They were already wet! Took my nephew to chase some walleye this morning. We got on the water right around 6:30. Stayed on the flats close to K Dock trolling flickers behind 3 ounce bottom bouncers. The sky be came dark, the wind blew out of the south east, and a little bit of rain fell, but the fish were biting. We picked up 2 little white bass, 4 short walleye, 6 of them stinkin bass, and 4 keeper walleye in that area. From there we headed up to Snap to finish off our limits along with 2 more short walleye, one 14 inch crappie, and a few more of them daggum bass. Off the water by 1. Pretty good day out there. Had to be going fast. 2.1-2.5 mph in 18-20 feet of water. First time my nephew has caught a limit of walleye. I charged him his walleye cheeks as a guide fee. He seemed to think that was reasonable😀 This post has been promoted to an article
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