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Quillback

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  1. Quillback

    Tragic Event

    This is one of those things that when you hear it you say to yourself "How the heck could this have happened?" I was watching the new last evening and the weatherman was talking about that storm as it approached, he said it was racing in at about 55 MPH, and I thought to myself that it sure could be an issue for anyone out on the water. Going to be a tough one for friends and family of the victims.
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    Hybrids Stocked

    Yep, they've been stocking them for years as far as I know.
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    Sunglasses ?

    Always been a fan of grey/green for fishing, polarized of course. I wear prescription lens, so unfortunately I can't get by with the cheap ones. Never have had the "purple haze" problem. Was that what Hendrix was singing about? 😁
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    Dam area - July 17

    I have been through that cut many a time. Nice place to have a house! How is the Ned working right now? Haven't thrown it in a while, but might soon. I saw someone on Table Rock was having success on the smallies with it recently, so I might throw it some myself.
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    Invasive species now in Beaver

    Going to be stinking up the entire campground if it doesn't drift away to somewhere else.
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    Thinking of moving to Arkansas

    Used to live outside of Seattle and fished for steelhead quite a bit. Loved it, and I miss the good old days. Fishery went downhill about the end of the 90's. I live in Bella Vista and am happy with it. A lot depends on what you are looking for in retirement, NW Arkansas area where Bella Vista is located is a busy urban area and it is growing, may not be for you unless that is what you are looking for. As far as Mountain Home area, it is a great place to live for a fisherman. Bull Shoals for lake fishing and outstanding trout fishing in the White river below the dam. If you have any question about Bella Vista, feel free to shoot me a PM.
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    Dam area - July 17

    First time out in a couple of weeks, I was hoping the fish were in the same places they were a couple of weeks ago, but they weren't. Caught a half dozen bass, 5 were brownies, one was a spot. Nothing big, 13-15" fish. C-rigging a UV Speed Craw got them, fish were deep, they came from 20-30 FOW. I launched about 0545 and was off the water by 10 AM. Pleasure boat traffic was picking up, it was hot and no wind, I was ready to go. I saw only two other fishermen all day, pretty good sign that things are tough. Surface temp 85 when I left.
  8. I knew once these things showed up in Table Rock, it was only a matter of time before they made it to Beaver. I didn't want to get too close to it in case it turned on me and charged, but got a shot of one as it was moving from it's roost to the water. I have no idea what they feed on, but it may have something to do with the dead fish in the foreground.
  9. I've got a Perko cutoff switch installed by my batteries. I flip it off when I roll the boat in the garage and hook up the charger, flip it on when I roll out to go fishing.
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    Love the summer but......

    I have fond memories of this day last December. Next day the cold front moved in that lingered for a couple of weeks and basically deep sixed the top water bite. http://forums.ozarkanglers.com/topic/61506-december-20-indian-creek-arm/
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    TR place holder for next week!

    On my infrequent night fishing forays I have discovered that the light from my depth finder attracts bugs, in turn bugs attract bats. Not unusual in that situation to have them bump my line every once in a while. Feels like a bite. I don't like having bats flying around me, so I usually don't run the depth finder. Don't need it anyway when I am night fishing.
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    Alaska 2018

    Those are some huge sockeye. Lake Washington, which if you don't know, borders Seattle on the west side of the city, would about every 4 years get enough sockeye to have a rod and reel season for them. Just about all of them were in the 3-5 lb. range. Sockeye are the best eating salmon IMO.
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    FOUND: Spinning rod and reel

    I am a retarded hand switcher, but I've done it so many times it is automatic.
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    Love the summer but......

    I hear you, starting about mid-November until it gets really cold is one of my favorite times to fish.
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