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Little late with this...  Got out Saturday 5am till about noon...  Didn’t put a minnow in the water until about 6:30...  Back in November I got a new graph and just got around to putting it on at the wheel a couple weeks ago.  Just rather go fish.  It’s a Humminbird Helix 10 si Mega.  Got to playing with all the bells and whistles of it.  

Once getting started I got bit right away and stayed pretty steady until about 9 when it shut off.  Was catching them in 37-25 fow about 11 to 13 feet down.   After 9 I lost them.  Took about an hour to get back on a pattern.  Moved out along the channel edge and started marking fish 20 feet down or more in 25-27 fow.  I put my baits down to 20 feet and finished out my limit after that.  

Getting hot.  The trolling pattern, cranks, long lining, rigging ought to pick up and be a mad bite now.  Good fishing and God Bless Lance 

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Shane Bush, Missouri Department of Conservation Fisheries Biologist for Table Rock and Taneycomo, sent me this PDF file of a presentation given last week by Gabe Knight.  Gabe works for the Little Rock Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  It has some good straight forward information on how and why releases are made, encompassing all of the White River Water Basin.

Water Management Overview Knight_2019.pdf
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Just got down a bit ago... We won't be fishing till this evening though as the family is down.  Although with this flow we'll mostly be picking our way around the edges, but hope we can still catch a few. 
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Lakeside Cottage on Norfork Lake at Tecumseh MO

Ready to move in for the white bass and walleye spring runs.

Norfork Lake Cabin near junction of North Fork River and Bryant Creek in Tecumseh Missouri at the Highway 160 Bridge. Just a few hundred feet from the lake. A perfect secluded ready-to-occupy cottage with everything you need. Includes kitchen with refrigerator, electric stove/oven, storage cabinets, double stainless steel sink, table and chairs. Bedroom has a queen/full bunk bed (sleeps 3), sofa bed (sleeps 1), shower, toilet and sink. Well and septic tank. All floors are easy to clean ceramic tile. Has window AC, and propane wall heater. Enjoy outside picnics on the patio with table and umbrella and cozy up to the fire in the metal fire pit. Rock BBQ cooking structure if you like cooking outside. Take a canoe or tube up the Bryant or North Fork and float back down to your cabin, how easy is that? Located at the heart of the walleye and white bass spring fishing runs you will be walking a few feet to the water when the "bite is on". This very clean, 600 sq. ft. home is solid construction with a good roof and guttering. Sits on a 0.36 acre lot. This property is bordered by US Army Corp land, sits above the Norfork Lake dam height thus was untouched by the spring 2017 floods. Located 2 ½ miles from Dawt Mill and 9 miles from Cloud 9 Ranch. Don't pass up this rare opportunity to have your own place on the water. Only $50K

Message me with questions please.
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Kinda' funny how this went down....and it tells you something.

There's a Facebook page/group that got started devoted to all things Table Rock Lake.  Some great shared photography and some good pics of nice fish on there and general information along with answered inquiries about facilities around the Lake area.  

Anyway, some discussions got started (because someone posted if anyone had signed some petition to ban Wake-boats) about the damaging effects from huge Wakes to Docks, Shoreline and how the incredible wakes from all these plowing "Wake Boats" were making use of the Lake hazardous to other boaters.   So many people chimed-in with complaints and bad experiences and were then argued with, insulted and cursed at by apparent owners of these plow-Boats that the owner/administrator of the group put out a notice that posts on the subject of damaging wakes and careless boat operation would no longer be allowed. 🙈🙉🙊
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Had to work for it, tried a little of everything, dropshot trick worm 25ft deep on a point at 4pm brought up a nice smallmouth 3lb 9oz 18" long.

Tried tthe old erie dearie, at about the same depth to produce a 21.5 inch walleye.

Got checked by the game warden (very nice guy ) dropped the erie dearie down just after he left us, with the warden still in sight, I just knew it was a BIG walleye nope...catfish.

Still hunting for some sort of pattern, I tried some long line troll with my new trolling combos, and found this one 12 inch crappie.

I did find 4 short eyes and a drum at about 7:30 on a point with the Bink 1/2oz silver spoon, I caught 4 walleye, and one drum in about 5 minutes, it was great !

All fish released and still swim.


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1998 Xpress 1650VJ with .100 gauge hull. Hull in very good to excellent condition.  Good running 25 HP low hour electric start tiller steer 1998 Evinrude,  2013 MotorGuide foot controlled bow mounted trolling motor.  LED running lights.

Five inch Humminbird fish finder with GPS, lake maps chip, and down imaging.  Built in rod locker.  Two Millenium boat seats.  Two batteries.  Anchor, cushions, bilge pump.

Good trailer with spare, UHMW bunk runners for shallow water launch.   Everything works, no issues, garage kept.
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In May of 2000 I had a rental storage unit in Monett Missouri. This unit had tools and such along with boat seats. It was broken into and the seats were stolen. The statute of limitations have long expired for the crime and I have forgiven the person that stole my items. The only items I'm interested in are the boat seats. They belong with my 1990 Champion which I still have and use regularly. There were 2 seats with the same pattern as in the pictures and mounted on the taper lock power pedestals. If you still have these seats and need to clear your conscience please contact me.  Larry Watkins.
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2010 Top Water river boat with a 20 HP Mercury engine.  20’ with a 5’ gunwale.  Comes with Cataract Oars & oarlocks plus 3 spider chairs and trailer.  Set up for fly fishing.  This boat has been kept inside and used infrequently.  Very clean and well taken care of.  $8500.00  

Call 870-656-1002.


Scott Moss
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Generation at Beaver

Email from David Pitt:

We've added a new feature that will notify you, with a text message, when water generation changes up or down...


Text  "w table" to 913-270-0360  and you  will be texted current generation when release/discharge changes. 


You can still text "g table" and "s table"  to get current and scheduled  generation. 


It supports all tailwater's on the white river system, bull, beaver, littlered, norfork,  and more...


Here's a web site with more documentation on this utility. Feel free to share. 





David Pitt
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I love going out on the lake at daybreak!

I netted the first keeper walleye at my second stop about 6:45. The location was a timberline on an outside bend channel swing. 28 feet of water.

I lost a keeper on an inside bend flat edge about  8:00.

Then I ran down lake to the Rock Creek area, but I only caught bass and three short walleye.

I made one stop on the way back to the flat edge. No joy.

Back at the flat edge I moved out to the 35 foot range. I quickly caught  an 18.5 inch fish and stayed on the spot long enough to catch a 3.5 and 4 pound fish. I was back in my slip by 11:15.

All fish came on a 1 oz. white War Eagle spoon. I had 10 pound braid on the reel tied to a small swivel. From the swivel I ran 3 to 4 feet of 10 pound Yozuri Hybrid.

Windy with water around 83.


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Don't ask me to explain why, but I went out at 5:00 PM this evening. I had hoped the crowd would be going home.

I went down lake toward Eagle Rock. My first stop was a flat edge. I found bait fish, but no strikes. I did catch some fresh mono. See the picture at the end. The person lost over 100 yards of it. Can someone explain how that happens?

My second stop was a tree stump on a outside turn bluff. I fished the deeper side at 37 feet with no bites. I fished the other side at 28 to 30 feet and caught a smallmouth. The next three fish were walleyes. When that tree would give no more, I moved about 50 feet to the next tree and picked up the last fish of my limit. The four were 23, 21, 19, and 18 inches.

All fish came on a white War Eagle 1 oz. spoon.

Water temp 83.
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Unless this morning was an anomaly, and this year it very well could be, one of my favorite times of the year has arrived.

Today I found the walleye suspended in the channel just off flat drop offs and along tree lines near channel swings. The water depth where I caught the fish ranged from 29 to 40 feet. The baits I trolled (Flicker Minnow and Reef Runner Deep Little Ripper, both in silver with black back) ran at 23 to 25 feet.

In addition to the walleye I caught around 10 bass, but none were impressive.

Overcast, nearly windless, and water temp of 85.
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Elfrink Trout Tournament this Saturday
Lake Taneycomo - we have a fishing tournament scheduled this Saturday at Lilleys' Landing.

2-person team
$50 entry per team
Big Rainbow $200 and Brown Trout $200 Cash Prize
Artificial Only Contest
8 am - 4 pm weighin
Big Feed after the tournament

Rain is forecasted for Saturday but the fish don't mind.... they're already wet!
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