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  1. A buddy and I spent three and a half days on Stockton this week and had a blast! We did not make it down in 2020 due to Covid. Due to work and calenders we came down a couple weeks later than normal. We drove down and got on the water Monday at 8. We started out trolling Flicker shad, jointed Flicker shad, and 200 and 300 series Bandits. We started on a couple of the spots that have been productive and didn't even get bit. We went into a different cove and caught a 15.5 walleye on a secondary point. We were on the board! Once again spots that produced on previous weren't doing it. We finally
    15 points
  2. Goodness it was hot ! I brought home 3 walleye in the 17 inch range. The first came out of 31ft at 9 am on my 3rd cast. I thought this is going to be a good day. Well there was only 2 hours between walleye, I did throw a short one back. Only 4 for the day and a drum. I was using a 1/2 Binks emerald shiner. My new favorite color.
    13 points
  3. Fishrman

    Aunts Creek

    Fished after work for a few hours. 3:30-7:30. Only caught 4 but had 2 keeps with one good one. Still on spinner. WT 86.
    11 points
  4. MNtransplant

    Bank fishing 6-15

    Mixed bag on mixed baits..total of 2 walleye, 1 white bass, 6 rainbows to hand and another 2 that shook off. Not bad for a 3 hour tour.. A mix of jerkbaits, black maribou, and the Tyler jig (my secret sauce bucktail 🤓) did the damage. Some absolutely gorgeous rainbows. Lots of different color patterns.
    8 points
  5. Bassin4fun

    6/16 Fellows Lake

    I was out on Fellows Lake yesterday evening from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. I was kayak fishing. I threw a wacky rigged worm and a KVD Sexy Dawg Jr. The worm produced for me and I did not get so much as a slap on tge topwater. Water temps were in the 84-86F range. The water was very clear with greater than 6ft visibility. I recently rigged a Garmin Striker Vivid 4cv to my kayak and will need to create some waypoints for structure. I passed over a good spot not far from the boat ramp/marina that has some structure in deeper water. There were some fish around it too. I ended up catching two large mout
    8 points
  6. Biggest was 4 and half or 5 then 4 them 3 and half then three then several 2 and a half and twos . fun morning with father in law. Started at 7 am fished until 830. Twitch twitch pause and explosion.
    8 points
  7. Fished the upper river (trout water) and the park. Both up a bit and kinda cloudy. The river actually fished better than the spring branch , the flotilla of canoes/rafts kept the fish moving, so swinging Leeches, Buggers, and Soft hackles was the quickest way to a limit. Hit the park one afternoon/evening and did ok on my first pass through the HighBank stretch, but once that small group of dinks had been sore-mouthed it was pretty much over. Ran around and looked at other stretches for a potential Dry Fly bite, but couldn't find any groups of fish anywhere, so I elected to keep poundi
    7 points
  8. What a great past week we had even with an extremely low flow, clear 48 degree water and just about the maximum tolerable limit of fishing pressure. Our trout performed like Champions. Restricted Zone; Tan, Grey or UV Scuds were trout food dejure this past week. With the slower flow size 14 and even 16 were the bugs to have hanging from the string. 8 to 10 ft. was plenty of depth under the float. I will say that Peppy grey was by far the top dog. Roland Duffield just hammered them. Thanks again Roland for the goodie box. Another big biter was a 1/80th. Lilleys brown or
    7 points
  9. They have been running 1 unit the last few mornings which is ideal for wading some of the areas in the C&R area at the dam. There are still a few caddis coming up but also seeing some sulphurs in the mix. Yesterday they wanted the elk hair caddis and this morning they weren't too interested in it. I tried sulphur dries, CDC emergers and then tried stripping a crackleback and that was the ticket this morning. Caught around 20 including some nice rainbows and this pretty cutthroat. I think the cutties are really colored up right now for the spawn. Also missed a bunch on the crackleback by se
    7 points
  10. Aggressive and seemingly omnipresent
    7 points
  11. Well, I hope I don't stir up anyone but just a list of stuff that may or may not indicate what some of the issues may be. High water temps. As many know I keep detailed records of my fishing trips. Some data from these records. 1985 to 2002 - Highest temperature readings during the summer months - 77F 2002 to 2017 - Summer high temperatures steaily increasing from 77F to 79F 2017 - 80F for first time. 2018 to 2020 - Steady rise from 80F to 83F 2021 so far - 83F and this is only mid-June Lethal Temperture limit for black crappie is 82F and w
    6 points
  12. What a wealth of advice. Good advice, too. Instead, I want to suggest a perspective change. If you start now, at 27, you can do what you need to be trained and still be only 30 or 31. That means you have 35 to 40 years to work and enjoy. Now the first few years may be ugly, but later you can make that change. It also means you have quite a while to amortize the cost of that training. My cousin Steve went to school at Conway and tried for nearly a year to get on with AGFC. When they finally did, they sent him to Searcy, where he worked 35 years as a game warden. He hunted a
    6 points
  13. I have one more video to post... I spent a little less than 2 weeks at Naknek River Camp and Katmai Trophy Lodge, owned by the Johnson family the first of June. I helped get both places ready for clients - building a new cabin, putting boats in, hauling junk/trash (big job in AK), putting the docks in the river after the ice wiped them out over winter. Opening day on the river was June 8th and I fished the 8th and 9th, mainly in front of NRC. Every year is different... and I haven't been there opening since 2007. But there didn't seem to be the number of big rainbows around like I
    6 points
  14. MarkG52

    Saturday 6-12-21

    Launched at Hickory. On the water by 5:30am Saturday morning and was shocked at the water temp, 82-83! It was right around 70 two weeks ago. Knew it was gonna be a sweat box outside but sure didn't expect that big of a water temp rise. Fishing was pretty slow for me. Two keeper LM on 3.8 and one tiny one on a Rapala OG. Had a few misses on top, Sexy Dog and Plopper. Had several eats but no pins on a hollow body popper tossed into pockets in the buck brush. I whacked about half the length of the rubber legs off to no avail. Ran around a bit to stay cool. None of the folks I talked to were havin
    5 points
  15. Fishrman

    Shell Knob

    Fished yesterday from daylight to 2. Had 8 keepers all on spinnerbait. WT was 82. Tried deep cranking up kings and never sniffed one. Still watching them eat the spinner. Had not been back on water since memorial day weekend.
    5 points
  16. I never understood it when people say they don't like fish because it tastes "fishy" 🙄 What the hell do they want it to taste like?
    5 points
  17. I took Friday off. Thought I had the master plan for trolling! Caught 6 short walleye 5 short crappie and 1 keeper w the fam. I got trumped and the swimming began!
    5 points
  18. fshndoug

    just a rant

    That is exactly where that big of a boat belongs
    5 points
  19. 2021 has already been my best walleye year ever and it's only June 😎😎..not sure what it is, maybe i smell like baitfish but those gravel lizards wont leave me alone.
    4 points
  20. If you should opt for the Wildlife/Fisheries programs I will tell you that if you are not working for one of the Agencies by your Junior year at the latest you will become another mechanic with a Biology Degree. The hiring programs target college students not graduates. I cant tell you how many graduates or near graduates I have seen applying for GS 4 level jobs, thinking they can work their way up, but it doesn't work that way any more, at least not with the Feds. You have to qualify and then get one of the Intern Level jobs while you are in school and get in that way. And I don't mean to
    4 points
  21. Cough cough...uh Mr. Billet, sir, DJ sort of whipped me from the boat a few weekends back...in the day time😄😄
    4 points
  22. Not sure that you have ever finished your BS buddy🤣
    4 points
  23. You're learning the reality of working in the wildlife management field. It's fun and everybody wants to do it. To make any kind of money working for a government agency in that field requires at least a Master's Degree and PhD's are not at all uncommon. If you ever want to make real money, it won't be down that road.
    4 points
  24. Dutch

    Strange day

    Cedar Ridge to Hi Point. Baits… whopper plopper, spinnerbait, crankbait, buzzbait, 0. The rest on shaky and Ned. The day started with a white bass and 2 small eyes on Ned. Later 2 small bass and 1 keeper on Ned. Several hours no bites. One 30° bank 7 on green pumpkin shaky 3 keepers, Ned 0. Last bank was big rocks shaky 0, California craw Ned 8 with 4 more keepers. So the day ended up with 1 keeper eye, 1 keeper white and 8 keeper bass. Strange start and basically only 2 producing banks several miles apart.
    4 points
  25. Has anyone ever considered that Fishinwrench may be Oneshots son?
    4 points
  26. Johnsfolly

    Just funny stuff

    A young couple were invited to a Halloween costume party. The young man was dressed and ready to go. However the woman had a headache and told him to go on the party and she would stay home. After a hour her headache was gone. So she got dressed and headed to the party. When she got there she saw her husband dancing with several women. He was getting a little handsy and even getting kisses from his partners. Since he did not know what she was wearing, she decided to see how far he would go when she wasn't around. She easily cut in during the next dance. As before he was touching her all over a
    4 points
  27. 4 points
  28. I bought a '21 model RAM 2500 4x4 back in February. The performance of the 6.4 Hemi is amazing. This truck makes a mockery of my G2 5.9 Cummins turbo diesel. Fuel mileage for the first 500 miles was appalling, but once past that it has steadily improved. Took the camper from Columbia to Montauk and back last month and averaged just over 12mpg for the trip. The 8 speed automagic transmission is super smooth. Shifting is no-doubt, no hesitation. Unloaded on the highway it's getting very close to 20mpg, if not a bit over. Unloaded around town driving it gets 15-16mp
    4 points
  29. skeeter

    just a rant

    It seems the State has huge bundles of cash to spend on new, larger boats for WP. Instead, they should be hiring more Officers and putting them on this Lake to observe the crazies seen every weekend. It seems every year the boats grow and grow in size and this is quickly going down the path that LOZ went down years ago. There's a Fakebook group called "Table Rock Lake group" where people daring to complain or comment about the ridiculous growth in the size of boats are chastised by the Group's Admin. and warned that it is a no-no to say anything about these Battleships in a Bat
    4 points
  30. These would be considered by ichthyologists as "super males" since they are so vibrant in their spawning colors. Learning about and catching these types of fish were the biggest reasons that got me into microfishing.
    4 points
  31. My little ray of light a drab female Southern Red Bellied Dace
    4 points
  32. Just got word today from a local sporting good store that storm is making new wiggle warts that will go down to 20 feet deep… If this is true, and they continue to have comparable actions to the older wiggle wart, This is a game changer. In the past Rock crawlers could go deeper than warts but didn’t have quite the hunting type action that a wart did. If indeed the new wiggle warts will go deeper than a Rockcrawler with the same action of the old wiggle warts this is going to be quite unbelievable.
    3 points
  33. netboy

    Ackerman access 6/17

    They have increased the flows on the White river this week but they have been keeping Norfork at minimum flow until around 1pm. I fished over there this week and the fishing has been good. A size 20 Griffith's gnat or Parachute Adams has worked early in the slow water areas where the trout are after midges. Then around 9am there were a few caddis and sulphurs coming up so the elk hair caddis and orange crackleback worked well. After that a Y2K/ruby midge combo worked. I caught a couple dozen this morning including this nice rainbow on a size 20 Griffith's. Hopefully the low water will continue
    3 points
  34. Peach (My old girl - Yellow pointing Lab) sleeps there with me when I go there... we're dog friendly...
    3 points
  35. BilletHead

    Bank fishing 6-15

    Hey buddy DJ, I want you to pay attention to this report. Tyler did this in the daytime hours. 🤪
    3 points
  36. This is actually a pretty reasonable idea. Mobile Mechanics-Think farm equipment/heavy equipment. @fishinwrench if mobile boat mechanic makes sense? HVAC Plumbing Surveying Welding Power washing/painting
    3 points
  37. The one thing I rarely hear about is guys your age going into the trades like HVAC or in your case mechanic work on their own. I have several friends that make a lot of money owning small companies that they built up from just themselves in a van or truck. With social media today it's easier than ever to network yourself from one job to the next.
    3 points
  38. Congrats to @Johnsfolly for reaching Sid level. I'm hoping he can cross the Century mark by the end of the Summer.
    3 points
  39. JF #87 Summer flounder. For nearly 85% of the trip this fish was the only fish caught out of 15 to 16 anglers. Was the other flounder caught. I caught it on a 3 inch chartreuse Gulp swimming mullet and a white flashabou trailer about 18 inches behind a 3 oz weight. One guy did catch a sea robin for a total of three fish. Lots of crabs and horseshoe crabs were caught. Not a great trip.
    3 points
  40. vernon

    just a rant

    When I bought the Z521 in 2017 I financed 30K of the 70K that it cost. The loan was at 4% for FIFTEEN years. A couple hundred bucks a month. If I want to pay it down faster I can but if I don't I don't. I had no idea that such financing even existed. At 68 years old it's my last boat and if something age related happens to me it can be easily sold for more than what's owed and if I hang in there in relatively good shape for another ten or twelve years the payments are easily managed. Never would have considered such an arrangement when I was younger and paid off each of
    3 points
  41. This was many moons ago ... back in the early 90s when Donna and I first started dating. It was cold winter time. We got in my truck one day and when she reached under the passenger seat for something she'd dropped, she came out with a freeze-dried keeper crappie. I had been crappie fishing several weeks before with a buddy in his boat and had taken home a dozen or so to eat. Didn't have an ice chest with me so I put my half of the haul in a couple of Walmart sacks and laid them in the passenger floorboard, and obviously one got away. Like Quillback's hot dog, there was no odor, presumably bec
    3 points
  42. Table Rock is in transition. Imagine Bull Shoals. Think on Lake of the Ozarks. Table Rock is moving from one to the other. Sometimes the steps in between are not pretty.
    3 points
  43. Aside from the indicator on the dash panel, I don't notice anything happening when the 6.4 Hemi switches between eco and normal mode. The only time I punch the tow/haul button is when I'm taking off with a heavy load (camper is ~10k), or towing through town where there's a bunch of stop-n-go traffic. I find tow/haul mode to be completely unnecessary, even downright obnoxious, when towing at highway speeds. It raises the shift points way too high, and takes away the top two gears. I'd be lucky to get 4mpg if I ran it like that all the time. Your '13 model has, I think, a six speed transmi
    3 points
  44. Laura n Sullivan is highest volume dealer I believe. I have a 2013 ram 1500 Laramie with 151k on it. Pulls my jet boat like nothing. I drove GMCs since I hired in in 1985. Got tired of engine lights once they all hit 100k. Ram has been the best truck I’ve ever owned out of 6. Toyota holds value hands down more than any other vehicle. That is a fact. Scotty Kilmer on YouTube says get the Ford 150 with a coyote engine. 4 million subscribers and over a billion views. Pretty legit source for auto related issues. He loves Toyota too. Hates GM and Ram. Especially the engin
    3 points
  45. And then of course Knobfin Sculpin
    3 points
  46. These guys were turds too. There were multiple minnows I wanted to try to catch. You can't because these hyper aggressive jerks knock the other fish out of the way Bleeding Shiner
    3 points
  47. Mitch f

    Just funny stuff

    2 satellite 📡 dishes got married The wedding was boring but the reception was phenomenal!
    3 points
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