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  1. Indian Creek 4/14

    Your smallies are safe and sound! But maybe a little bit seasick- it was white capping pretty good when we came in.
  2. Indian Creek 4/14

    Got on the water at 6.30- wind was already blowing pretty good. Cloudy, 43 degrees. Went to the back of Indian. WT was mid 50’s. Marked a ton of fish and my buddy hooked up with a 7-8 lb striper right away. Unfortunately we were throwing 6lb test and as he got the fish to the boat I realized my net was missing (thanks kids). I tried to lip it and pull it in but the line snapped as soon as I touched it. Anyway- we ended up getting on a school of whites with some big fat females in there for about 45 minutes or so. Lotta fun- multiple double ups and a couple of real nice whites. Clouds broke up some and we lost contact with them. I went out there today intending to find some smallies but by the time we were done with the whites (hard to leave a school of feeding fish) the wind was so wicked that anything closer to the front of Indian or the dam was completely unfishable. Off the water at 9.45. Caught about a dozen fish- all of them on a KaiTech 3.8 with 1/4 oz head. Color didn’t seem to matter as long as it was shadish looking. All the females were loaded with eggs!
  3. Indian Creek 4/14

    Got on the water at 6.30- wind was already blowing pretty good. Cloudy, 43 degrees. Went to the back of Indian. WT was mid 50’s. Marked a ton of fish and my buddy hooked up with a 7-8 lb striper right away. Unfortunately we were throwing 6lb test and as he got the fish to the boat I realized my net was missing (thanks kids). I tried to lip it and pull it in but the line snapped as soon as I touched it. Anyway- we ended up getting on a school of whites with some big fat females in there for about 45 minutes or so. Lotta fun- multiple double ups and a couple of real nice whites. Clouds broke up some and we lost contact with them. I went out there today intending to find some smallies but by the time we were done with the whites (hard to leave a school of feeding fish) the wind was so wicked that anything closer to the front of Indian or the dam was completely unfishable. Off the water at 9.45. Caught about a dozen fish- all of them on a KaiTech 3.8 with 1/4 oz head. Color didn’t seem to matter as long as it was shadish looking. All the females were loaded with eggs! This post has been promoted to an article
  4. Yesterday and today, Indian Creek area.

    Awesome report and great fish Quill... but how am I supposed to get my Big M reports if you keep fishing Indian Creek?
  5. Big M

    My brother and I were the only idiots at the ramp and on the water today- but it was fun. On the water at 7:15. Air temp 17 degrees, water temp 45-46ish. Cloudy. Caught three fish in the first hour. One on a crank, two on the drop shot in 35-40 feet of water. Largest fish of the day came while essentially dead sticking a robo worm on the drop shot. Thought we were into something but we couldn’t put it together again with either one. Probably should have mixed up our DS offerings. We never switched off of the Aaron’s Magic Roboworm. Although we did mark a lot of fish in the 40+ foot range- couldn’t find a lot of willing eaters. Had cinnamon rolls and hot coffee waiting for us in the truck and were off the water at noon. That brings 2017 fishing to and end for me. Good year- got my personal best LM (on Beaver of all places), had a fun spring pitching jigs into backyard trees, worked on my offshore game a bit and started to figure out and enjoy the drop shot. Goals for 18: more trips to the rock, new electronics and more work on my offshore fishing. Happy New Year- thanks to all the great members of this forum who help a guy like me who only can get on the water every few weeks know where to start. Thanks for all the informative advice on equipment, techniques, and all the other information that gets shared here. A few pics from today...
  6. White River-Varitey, Variety!

    Man we couldn’t get the crank bait deal going- if you don’t mind me asking: were you on main lake areas or back in creek arms with the crank bait?
  7. Big M

    My brother and I were the only idiots at the ramp and on the water today- but it was fun. On the water at 7:15. Air temp 17 degrees, water temp 45-46ish. Cloudy. Caught three fish in the first hour. One on a crank, two on the drop shot in 35-40 feet of water. Largest fish of the day came while essentially dead sticking a robo worm on the drop shot. Thought we were into something but we couldn’t put it together again with either one. Probably should have mixed up our DS offerings. We never switched off of the Aaron’s Magic Roboworm. Although we did mark a lot of fish in the 40+ foot range- couldn’t find a lot of willing eaters. Had cinnamon rolls and hot coffee waiting for us in the truck and were off the water at noon. That brings 2017 fishing to and end for me. Good year- got my personal best LM (on Beaver of all places), had a fun spring pitching jigs into backyard trees, worked on my offshore game a bit and started to figure out and enjoy the drop shot. Goals for 18: more trips to the rock, new electronics and more work on my offshore fishing. Happy New Year- thanks to all the great members of this forum who help a guy like me who only can get on the water every few weeks know where to start. Thanks for all the informative advice on equipment, techniques, and all the other information that gets shared here. A few pics from today... This post has been promoted to an article
  8. Indian Creek 12/3

    Crazy how a striper can glow up a pencil poper and not touch a hook... meanwhile if it gets within 2 inches of my pants I have to cut it out!
  9. Spinning Reel

    I agree there is no reason to spend over $100 on a spinning reel. I have the Cabela's Prodigy (currently on sale for $69.99- normally $99) and I have been very very happy with it. Very smooth and drag seems to work very well.
  10. WTB Paddle Boat

    They have a knockoff brand at our Sam's club right now. We bought it earlier this summer have had really enjoyed it. Isn't the quality of a Lily Pad but it works and it was $240 I believe.
  11. Big Clifty 7/21-7/22

    Got out to Big Clifty this weekend. Man, I feel lost up there. Lots and lots of steep shoreline and deep bluffs. Also, it was freaking hot! Fished Friday night and Saturday AM and had minimal success. Did manage a few- points at the mouth of coves with big rocks on a drop shot with an Aaron's Magic Robo Worm. Picked up quite a few 12-14 in smallies and some spots. Nothing to brag about really. I am impressed with the number of smallies up there. Just with I could have found some decent sized ones (especially after seeing pictures from the Elite series this weekend!). Every fish I caught was 15-20 feet near huge boulders on points... WT was 90ish Also, seemed like a strong thermocline was set up at about 20 ft. I am gonna put the rods up for a few weeks here... we are deep into the dog days.
  12. Big Boats on Beaver Look Out!

    With all respect- I think complaints like this about Beaver are a little over done. It is summer time, all lakes get a lot of traffic. My experience on Beaver is most people operate their boats safely and are very nice and even when it is crowded it rarely gets as crowded as some lakes that are major weekend destinations like Table Rock or Lake of the Ozarks. Sure, if you are in front of Prairie Creek it can get crowded and churned up like a washtub but even then I have never felt in danger. I have a 1456 Lowe Roughneck with a 25 HP. It is wide and fairly deep- but still a small boat. I have never had any issues. Get on the water early or late in the evening be smart and careful and everyone can still have a good time.
  13. Big Clifty help/advice

    thanks guys.. Ned will be in the bag for sure! I have been wanting to get a spoon box going too. Quillback: you have any reccos for jigging or flutter spoons in terms of weight, colors, brands, ect... I currently own zero spoons.
  14. Moving to NWA

    How does one have enough time to golf and fish? I spend most of my time on the golf course thinking about what fish might be in the ponds... which I could easily catch since my ball is often near (or in) there anyway... And welcome to NWA Ketchup! I think you will find this is a great place to live.
  15. Big Clifty help/advice

    Headed out to my buddy's property near the back of Big Clifty next weekend for a couple days of fishing. I have been out there a couple times but was always fishing with kids or just messing around. Nothing serious- never really fished back there much and feel a little lost. From the few times I have been there it looks to have a lot of bluffs and a lot of deep water- few tapering points. Anyone on here familiar with the area and have any advice on where to start up there next weekend? My initial thought is to drop shot some bluff ends, deeper dock and what long points I can find. Any input to get started the right direction is appreciated...
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