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-18 on my truck dash this morning at 7 am.  It's always colder down here in the valley.

Taney's water is down from 43 to 40.  Shad don't typically come through the turbines unless they're cranking it... but this isn't typical.  I'll yell from the rooftops if we see any.

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Here is my 2 cents worth on the shad kill --- from a totally different perspective than Babler.  The older members here know that I'm a skinny-water guy (not to be mistaken with a skinny guy, whi

Last time these extreme low temperatures lasted this long the Threadfin Shad kill was HUGE !  And these lows are setting new records. -7 F this morning at Baxter. Walking out on a Dock it looked

Did a little scouting this morning to find some thick balls of shad (hoping to find feeding bass).  The first picture is fairly shallow (28ft) and a very thick group of shad. There was a moderate

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1 hour ago, bobby b. said:

Went to the dock first thing this morning.  The last 20% of North Indian locked up.  The old timers (meaning having lived here much longer than me) tell me that they have never seen this before here.  These are the last two docks on the north end of North Indian Creek if you know the area.  Water depth is 30 ft. at those buoys.

Not sure if this is Global Warming or a Polar Vortex but I'm sure the weather men have a weather b____.  (Don't want to censored).

I could stand on the ice under the dock.

BEAUTIFUL.  

Bobby

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Thanks for the pic.  I talked to someone that lives in Eagle Rock, he can see the cove where Roaring Rive comes in and that cove looks to be frozen over too.

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4 hours ago, Quillback said:

Thanks for the pic.  I talked to someone that lives in Eagle Rock, he can see the cove where Roaring Rive comes in and that cove looks to be frozen over too.

Rolled over the Eagle Rock Bridge today. 

 

Broken ice all around from the swimming area down to the submerged island/point across from RR.  Upstream looked solid frozen. Past the mouth of RR looked wet. 

 

3 hours later and a lot more wet than frozen. That sun is working it over good. 

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27 minutes ago, Devan S. said:

Rolled over the Eagle Rock Bridge today. 

 

Broken ice all around from the swimming area down to the submerged island/point across from RR.  Upstream looked solid frozen. Past the mouth of RR looked wet. 

 

3 hours later and a lot more wet than frozen. That sun is working it over good. 

The melting is good.  I don't want to take up ice fishing.  Too much specialized gear to buy.  Little poles, ice augur, little sled to put all your ice fishing gear in, snowmobile to pull it all - it ends up being as expensive as bass fishing.  

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9 hours ago, Bill Babler said:

Huge kills are neither good for the Rock or Taney. Moderation like in most things is the key. We want some but not rafts of them. 

4 degree was my low at the Lodge this morning. We had 1 degree for a low yesterday. We have not seen a minus number yet. 

Bill, I'm curious to understand your comment above about huge kills not being good.  I assumed after several years of more abundant shad and the lack of a shad kill that this might "reset the scales".

I totally understand the short term effect it will have on the fishing, but personally thought it might be a good thing in the grand scheme of things.

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12 hours ago, Longball22 said:

Bill, I'm curious to understand your comment above about huge kills not being good.  I assumed after several years of more abundant shad and the lack of a shad kill that this might "reset the scales".

I totally understand the short term effect it will have on the fishing, but personally thought it might be a good thing in the grand scheme of things.

I think he meant not good for the fishing. Which would make sense. 

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