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  1. Air BnB- there are a few places up on Lost Bridge usually...
  2. Drove over from Bentonville with a buddy to wade fish CC yesterday. This was my first time fishing CC and man, it was awesome. We waded around Snow access. Had been watching the water all week. Flow was around 520cfs which I was worried would be too much for wade fishing but we were able to find our spots. In a half day I caught 15 fish- the biggest pushing 3lb. That’s the kinda fish you drive over there for! We saw exactly 2 other people. It was just a perfect day on the water! I caught almost all my fish on a mustard tube jig. I did catch a couple on a fluke and one on the Ned. All my fish were at the end or top of shoals in pockets with fast water and a little depth. What a beautiful place! Sorry- my GoPro pics are not the best...
  3. Sounds like you are on your way to figuring it out. Nice job on the map work- that should come in handy. I live here in Bentonville but drive over to Table Rock more than I fish Beaver. There are a lot of other guys on here who know much more than I do about this mysterious and cold-hearted lake. BUT: There are fish in here and they are fun to catch when you can get on them. Again- hopefully some other guys check in here to help more but here are my .02: Use the map data you put together and find long gravel points with big rock or rock transitions and start there. Use your electronics to find some fish- will probably be deep. I would be primarily in a drop-shot kinda mindset this time of year but I would also have a big football jig or a vibrating jig, a keitech, and a spook ready to go at all times. Also, pay attention to the generation schedule and try the backside of points if the water is moving. Normally I would say to resist the urge to throw at the bank all the time... but with the water high there are plenty of bushes in the water to flip to (which is not usually the case this late in the summer) and I think you would be able to find fish there if you flipped enough of them. Jigs can be any color as long is it is peanut butter and jelly or green pumpkin. I like to drop shot any shad shaped/colored worm as well as Aarons Magic Robo Rowm, and Morning Dawn Robo Worm. Keitechs- Pro blue pear or anything that looks shad like. I keep my topwater selection pretty shad-like as well.
  4. I am not nearly as experienced as a lot of dudes on here but what I saw two weeks ago seems to be holding true: use your electronics to find fish and then if you don't get bit pretty quickly move on to the next group. We found a large group of fish in 25-30 feet deep. Dropped/threw everything that I could think they SHOULD want and nothing. Ended up moving to another school of fish we found off of a dock in about 20 feet of water- i could tell from my graph they were more active and sure enough we got bit. Once you find an active group don't leave them. Thats my .02.
  5. Well, for anyone who wants to know: Water color around PC was actually not bad last night. I expected chocolate milk. But it was just a little dingy. (Really really weak tea maybe?) We caught 3 fish with tails really close to their heads Neko rigging around some bushes and docks right around sunset. BUT I was also fishing with kids in the boat so it was more just fun fishing than really getting after it. Did mark a lot of fish around the marina.
  6. Was thinking of fishing PC after work tomorrow. Anyone been out there in the last day or so to see the water color?
  7. The article said something about $150k over the course of time... But any real money he made probably some more from sponsorship deals, appearance fees, tackle deals. But- from reading the article and everything that went into this for him: It probably was never about the money anyway. The dude sounds like a complete narcissist. He obviously wanted fame/respect/status.
  8. I can't believe what a complete dirt bag this guy is. I also can't believe how many people suspected or had outright evidence of cheating/lying/overall scumbaggary without saying anything. Character is rare these days.
  9. I only have limited experience here so take this with a grain of salt... BUT it seem like night is when the tungsten weight makes more of a difference. I usually don't care much if my weight is tungsten or not but in the few times I have had success dropping at night I feel like I have done better with the tungsten- I assume this is because it is louder than lead?
  10. Nice report Quill... similar to what we saw last Saturday on the topwater: there was some activity, and if you could get on them right when they surfaced you could get a bite- but it was so scattered that it was tough and frustrating to try to do. I abandoned it pretty quickly.
  11. Never had a topwater bite up the White this AM either. Saw hardly any Topwater activity at all.
  12. Last night I set the alarm for 3:35AM, certain we would hammer them in Topwater this AM. Got to the ramp at 5:05 and was the 3rd truck there. Went to a couple of long run outs looking for a topwater next bite and there was just zero Topwater activity. Didn’t even mark much on the graph deep so we went to plan B quickly. I was surprised and disappointed. With the clouds I thought it could have been a repeat of the epic day Mr Babler had yesterday... sadly it was not. But we got a little revenge with the drop shot. Found a school of fish in 20ft around some bushes and had a blast catching them. I caught 9, buddy had 4 (he was slow to move to a drop shot). Lots of LM a couple of spots, and one Walleye. All the LM were 1.7-2 pounders. At about 8:00 we had to run down the lake to get away from lightening when the storm came through. Marked a ton of fish around BigM in 30-40 feet but they must have had full bellies because they wanted nothing to do with us. The storm fizzled out so we went back to the same spot where we were catching them earlier but the wind had died and that put a damper on the bite. We caught a couple after the storm but not as many. Had to be off the water by 10:00 which sucked because we were on them. Still working on reading my electronics and learning to fish deeper- today was a good learning experience. Tight lines!
  13. Last night I set the alarm for 3:35AM, certain we would hammer them in Topwater this AM. Got to the ramp at 5:05 and was the 3rd truck there. Went to a couple of long run outs looking for a topwater next bite and there was just zero Topwater activity. Didn’t even mark much on the graph deep so we went to plan B quickly. I was surprised and disappointed. With the clouds I thought it could have been a repeat of the epic day Mr Babler had yesterday... sadly it was not. But we got a little revenge with the drop shot. Found a school of fish in 20ft around some bushes and had a blast catching them. I caught 9, buddy had 4 (he was slow to move to a drop shot). Lots of LM a couple of spots, and one Walleye. All the LM were 1.7-2 pounders. At about 8:00 we had to run down the lake to get away from lightening when the storm came through. Marked a ton of fish around BigM in 30-40 feet but they must have had full bellies because they wanted nothing to do with us. The storm fizzled out so we went back to the same spot where we were catching them earlier but the wind had died and that put a damper on the bite. We caught a couple after the storm but not as many. Had to be off the water by 10:00 which sucked because we were on them. Still working on reading my electronics and learning to fish deeper- today was a good learning experience. Tight lines! This post has been promoted to an article
  14. Awesome Bill- I was sitting in my office this AM thinking about what a perfect Topwater morning it should be... I’m headed to Big M tomorrow- hopefully I can get out there early before the Eagle Rock deal takes off. Gotta get on my spot first because I don’t have enough backup plans! Your information is always so helpful- as a guy who gets over there about once a month I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the detail you put in your reports. When I get to the lake I feel like I at least have an idea of where to start! Thank you.
  15. RPS- good luck to you and thanks for all the posts!
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