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MCD and I boated up to the dam this evening for dinner on the lake with a little fishing.  She met me at Lilleys' with subway sammiches after I closed the dock. We rigged a couple rods with 1/8th ounce grey and white jigs and off we went. One other boat on the water this evening.  A father and two sons. They looked like they were having fun. We started with one drift down the middle from the cable to the boat ramp. Boated 5 fish before outlet 3. Picked up one or two more on the way to the ramp. Ran back up to the cable and tried the cold water side. Might have boated 2 fish from the cable to the ramp. Ran back up again and stayed on the bank on the warm water side and caught fish on almost every cast. Picked up doubles on small mouth, doubles on kentuckies, and doubles on rainbows. We also boated a brown on that drift. MCD was jigging fast and staying in the upper water column and I was hitting the bottom. Fish were spitting up shad and bellies were stuffed round and full. MCD boated 18 in less than two hours of fishing. I have no idea how many I caught, but it was fun.  Lots of fish in the 16-18 inch range.

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What!  No Walleye!  Nice report, sounds like you had a hoot.

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I sure was hoping for some. Leonard was on the shore with his boy trying for some. Don't know how he did yet.

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a couple of small crappie (olive PMS jig)... 2 rainbows (one on olive and one on white) ..

I was throwing a rogue had a good hook up.. but forgot to change the spool to heavier line..
it was a solid thump.. I'm betting walleye but the line popped and don't know for sure.


 

 

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Do you think they will maintain this flow through the weekend? Me and a buddy are planning on heading down Friday morning for the weekend. I need to get stocked up on my white and grey jigs before the week is through.

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I have no idea what they will do with the flows. Might stay the same or slow down some more if we don't get any rain. 

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Flow- I think so.  Forecasting 2-2.5 inches of rain this weekend so it'll add more water to the system.  Might run more but they'll have to run it through ALL the lakes including Bull Shoals.  I guess TR can take some now they have it under 928.

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With the releases being lowered, it looks like the gauge at the dam is reading about 708. Could one fish from the bank along the upper end throwing jerkbaits or is the water still high enough to be in the bushes and a lost cause without a boat. Not talking about wading or anything along that line just more of less a scouting mission where one might hop between 5-6 different spots to fish for a bit and have a chance at a walleye or decent trout.  

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