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  1. We were out today to Quill- fished from Eagle Rock down to Viney and just got our butts absolutely kicked. We were looking for deeper fish and just couldn’t find anything grouped up. The one decent group of fish we found wouldn’t bite anything I had in the boat. Zeroed today and only had 2 bites. Frustrating day from a fishing perspective but Thankful to be able to be out on the water. We saw water temps in the 52 range when we left- was 48 at Eagle Rock when we put in at 7:15.
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    Love it when a hunch works out!
  3. The drop shot deal would be pretty cool if they could put a live feed of their live scope on the screen. Other than that- I’m with you, it isn’t super exciting .
  4. I keep thinking one of these leagues will figure out a way to do multiple different formats over the course of the season. You could have MLF style total weight events, BASS style 5 biggest fish. What about just biggest fish? Different fisheries could have different tournament styles- like NASCAR having short track, road races, and restrictor plate.... I think that would be a fun season to watch.
  5. Opening day of deer season and a lot of rain is a great recipe for having the lake to yourself! On the water at about 7:00 and fished from Eagle Rock down to Big M. WT high 50’s... and sporadic rain. Ended up piecing together a decent day. Started the day cranking creek arms. Our best quality fish came on the crank- but you had to cover a lot of water to get bit. After the rain stopped and it was slick calm we found fish scattered chasing Shad off of main lake points. It was frustrating because it felt like no matter where you were they were juuuusst outside of casting ra
  6. Interesting you mention that Champ... My brother and I argued about if it was a Smallie or not for a few minutes- of course that was AFTER we had released her and I didn't think to check the tongue patch. I thought it was a smallie at the time but now the more I look at it I think it is a meanmouth. If so, it is by far the largest mean mouth I have caught. We DID catch a smaller meanmouth Saturday as well. I have seen more and more MM in the BigM area the last few years.
  7. Same here! I was due for a good one. Have not caught many good fish this year even though I have had more time on the water than ever.
  8. Quick trip out this morning. As reported elsewhere: fish are on the move but certainly seemed scattered. We only had a few hours today. Were on the water at about 6:40 and off by 11:00. Thick fog this morning which really limited our options until about 9:30 when you could actually move around the lake safely. We went out focused on creek arms (wasn't going to sit on a main lake point in the fog) and pretty committed to a shallow bite. We caught 4 fish throwing a Loon whopper plopper and black buzz bait shallow. 2 keepers, two shorts. We fished a couple of creeks all the way to t
  9. Actually I do still have it. Hasn't been shot since before that post went up! PM sent.
  10. I'd start on main lake gravel run outs with the following on the deck: 1. Topwater of choice 2. Keitech swim bait 3. Spoon 4. Drop Shot
  11. Don’t move here- we are full. just kidding- this is a great place to live. We moved to Bentonville from Denver 12 years ago and never looked back (except for in Sunday’s when I have to watch the Chiefs or Cowboys). Sfiser hit the nail on the head as far as fishing goes. Mt Home is pretty ideal- world class trout fishing, excellent smallmouth/walleye/striper fishing, and some great ozark small mouth fishing in the streams around there. Bentonville has other benefits- and there is fishing close by here- it’s just not the same as Mt Home area.
  12. It’s been a couple weeks but: 16-20 feet deep on main lake gravel points. As mentioned: drop shot a live crawler. They are thick in spots once you find them (using sonar). If it is anything like we saw a couple weeks ago you can catch them until you get bored or run out of bait. Once the school gets fired up they are crazy- my nephew dropped an empty hook down and caught one. Keep a net handy because there are Walleyes mixed in with them.
  13. Normally I wouldn’t even put a report up for a quick trip out. Not sure how much information I have to help anyone else out BUT: we finally found a little Topwater action! Been few and far between this spring/summer for me. After some engine trouble got our day off to a late start (and we were limited to staying close to the ramp) we pulled up on a well known main lake point. I was just praying for some kind of action since I had my 13 yr old daughter with me and it had been a rough start to the morning. As luck would have it- for the first time all summer I found some Topwater f
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