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I believe there is a new state walleye swimming around out there too

TableRock is huge we have only been out in Missouri for about 4 years now and been hitting the lake almost every weekend with the new boat. 

With it being such a huge impoundment we are breaking down the area we fish as if its a separate lake and target good looking areas to find the Walleye.

Seems like most people target bass , but my son and I are targeting walleye.

Weve caught everything with our method of trolling and still learning all the time

We both love to fish 

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Great report and pictures!!  And now very expense!

.............. I showed it to the boss and now she wants to try to target walleye this fall.  So....... I am now the proud owner of a portable heater, two trolling poles with line counter reels, two rod holders, 24 pencil weights in various sizes and a drift sock to slow the boat down while trolling!!!!!!

I do like the thought of just setting at the console and sipping a beverage while I fish!!  

Could you in the future just report that you caught a few more, no sizes, no numbers and no pictures!!   LOL

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General reply to several posts. I have caught two at 10 and 13.75 pounds. I saw a 14.5 alive. I have seen mounts ranging from 10 the 15.5. I am sure Rangerman can say the same. Bill Babler has posted multiple pictures of Buster's very large catches. Do I think a 20+ is in Table Rock? Yes. In Bull Shoals? He** yes.

As for learning to fish walleye, I urge you to read Rangerman's posts and the articles I have written. You will save yourselves years of learning.

 

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Seems I heard of a 19 lber caught on Bull Shoals a few years ago during a bass tourney. Anyone else hear of it? 

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As someone that fishes the river run in the early spring fairly hard, I can say there are some monsters out there. However MOST of the people I run into out there in the cold at dusk, dawn, or even night are not the type that I would expect to take pictures and post online. 

Most of these guys are fishing live bait....in little bitty flat bottoms with small motors that they only use to get to their spot then they fish on bank. They are the type of people that if/when they catch double digit fish, it will get the knife and other than their closest fishing buddies nobody will ever know if that fish was 20lb or 15lb. They don't want the record and don't want anyone to know where they fish or how and certainly don't want to get the government/MDC involved in any form. 

I'm fairly certain they are likely over possession limits or they are eating multiple fish every night. 

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36 minutes ago, Devan S. said:

As someone that fishes the river run in the early spring fairly hard, I can say there are some monsters out there. However MOST of the people I run into out there in the cold at dusk, dawn, or even night are not the type that I would expect to take pictures and post online. 

Most of these guys are fishing live bait....in little bitty flat bottoms with small motors that they only use to get to their spot then they fish on bank. They are the type of people that if/when they catch double digit fish, it will get the knife and other than their closest fishing buddies nobody will ever know if that fish was 20lb or 15lb. They don't want the record and don't want anyone to know where they fish or how and certainly don't want to get the government/MDC involved in any form. 

I'm fairly certain they are likely over possession limits or they are eating multiple fish every night. 

We are fishing for walleye to eat as well but make sure we are keeping legal size eyes. If I was able to catch a monster I want to be able to find a certified scale nearby and hopefully return it to the water as the big ones are the broodstock. 

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47 minutes ago, Devan S. said:

As someone that fishes the river run in the early spring fairly hard, I can say there are some monsters out there. However MOST of the people I run into out there in the cold at dusk, dawn, or even night are not the type that I would expect to take pictures and post online. 

Most of these guys are fishing live bait....in little bitty flat bottoms with small motors that they only use to get to their spot then they fish on bank. They are the type of people that if/when they catch double digit fish, it will get the knife and other than their closest fishing buddies nobody will ever know if that fish was 20lb or 15lb. They don't want the record and don't want anyone to know where they fish or how and certainly don't want to get the government/MDC involved in any form. 

I'm fairly certain they are likely over possession limits or they are eating multiple fish every night. 

I talked to a guy once that did just that, he'd fish off the bank in the early spring during the spawning run and he'd fish at night.  He'd fish a live creek chub on the bottom.  Said he didn't get many, but he claimed to catch big ones when he got one.  

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1 hour ago, Quillback said:

I talked to a guy once that did just that, he'd fish off the bank in the early spring during the spawning run and he'd fish at night.  He'd fish a live creek chub on the bottom.  Said he didn't get many, but he claimed to catch big ones when he got one.  

Bingo.....seen a couple of guys in a canoe one time paddle along with a spot light....find a bunch of fish holding in a spot with the light then get up stream and drift their chub back into the fish. 

Pretty easy to cover lots of shallow water and pick out the biggest of the big way up the river. 

I will give those guys credit though...when the times right they are out there no matter the weather. 

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