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I even did some ballooning of whites and followed them around to try and track them until someone told me they thought it was illegal...so I quit. But in doing so I learned that they don't necessarily stay together in a school, but also that they tend to avoid swimming over shallow mud bottom areas preferring to move over rocky/gravel/solid bottom areas. They also detect a quiet drifting boat way farther away than you might think and will keep a good distance away from it.  The outboard running doesn't spook them any more than the trolling motor does.  Matter of fact there was more than one instance where I was able to catch the balloon using the outboard but couldn't when using the TM.   

Just thought y'all might find that interesting.  I sure did.

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5 hours ago, vernon said:

I couldn’t agree more!  I learned the proper way to fillet them watching some fishing show that was taped on Truman about twenty years ago and haven’t thrown one back since. 

Except for the fact that there’s usually more meat per fillet I’ve yet to find anyone that can tell them from crappie. 

Another reason I’m disappointed that I haven’t caught any on Table Rock in recent memory. Used to catch the heck out of them there but not lately. 

What I have been doing is when I fillet I don't go all the way down to the skin as in filleting crappie. I stay up off the skin so when I am done the red meat stays on the skin, I cut the red out of the middle and end up with one big clean fillet and another small one which isn't really worth messing with much, I throw all the little ones in a separate bag, be great for pickling

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1 hour ago, fishinwrench said:

I even did some ballooning of whites and followed them around to try and track them until someone told me they thought it was illegal...so I quit. But in doing so I learned that they don't necessarily stay together in a school, but also that they tend to avoid swimming over shallow mud bottom areas preferring to move over rocky/gravel/solid bottom areas. They also detect a quiet drifting boat way farther away than you might think and will keep a good distance away from it.  The outboard running doesn't spook them any more than the trolling motor does.  Matter of fact there was more than one instance where I was able to catch the balloon using the outboard but couldn't when using the TM.   

Just thought y'all might find that interesting.  I sure did.

That is some awesome stuff!

Thanks!

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8 hours ago, vernon said:

Except for the fact that there’s usually more meat per fillet I’ve yet to find anyone that can tell them from crappie. 

Can those same people tell the difference in a Pro-V1 and a TopFlite? 😂

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8 hours ago, Champ188 said:

Can those same people tell the difference in a Pro-V1 and a TopFlite? 😂

So I'd love to get over and play a round with you guys before winter sets in...

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1 hour ago, Phil Lilley said:

So I'd love to get over and play a round with you guys before winter sets in...

We would love that. Sending a PM. 

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On 10/21/2017 at 1:23 PM, fishinwrench said:

They seem to think that anything over 18" is a hybrid.  That may have been true before the hybrids started fertilizing white bass eggs (or maybe it's the male whites fertilizing hybrid eggs.... whichever),  but not anymore.  Now we have all these Frankenstein's screwing up the native gene pool thanks to the bright ideas of our brilliant fisheries biologists.  :angry: 

Sure they are fun to catch, but decisions like that might turn out to be detrimental someday, and it is forever irreversible.  Don't go screwing with mother nature.  Alleged Christians that think they can do better work than the deity they worship. :rolleyes: That's a real mind blower for me.

Ok I will bite ( I think this is called a reaction strike ) Who are the alleged Christians, and why are they messing with white bass?:D

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They are fisheries biologists who have St.Christopher medallions swinging off the rear view mirror, or Jesus fish on the back of their vehicles.  

They are messing with our fish because they think they are smart, and they need projects to justify their phoney baloney jobs.

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All I know is HybiuRirs are ALL suppose to be steril. his leads yo believecif  there is  anything going on it wiuld have to b between white bass and stripers. I have seen plenty of Hybrid that are more syndical. what the resin is I do no know.. maybe they hust had been off their feed the past few days or got the sh--t. 

 

 

 

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