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Chestnut Lamprey

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  1. I dont have recent experience on greers except for a couple of trips a year for crappie. The lake was really tough for bass when I lived down there in the late 90s to mid 10s...9 and 10 lbs would cash checks regularly in bass tourneys. The walleye seem to be fewer and smaller, at least as compared to the late 80s early 90s. Hybrid/white fishing used to be outstanding, but I believe they have discontinued or drastically reduced stocking them. Game and fish put in a lot of brush in the lake about 5 years ago and I believe have been stocking baitfish too. Both of those things have helped. Last, high water the last few years is helping recruitment. I enjoy being on Greers and seem to always be able to find some fish.
  2. I just had a similar issue with pro guide 31s. Bought them out of state, (family member manages a tire and battery shop). They were just under 2 years old. Took them down to Battery Outfitters and they tested them. Took a day or so on the testing of all three (36v system). One tested bad...... Justin said: "we dont recommend only swapping out one, you'll just be back in here again with issues"....then he warrantied all 3 of them, without me even asking. I dont known why I'd ever change brands again.
  3. Think TR limit is still 15..... Statewide daily may still be 30, but only 15 can come from TR.
  4. I have the Ghost and wouldnt hesitate to order a new boat with one, or replace an existing one with the Ghost. Flip switch is handy to help with the ergonomics that fit you best, or your preference to power button orientation. I am running lowrance graphs, so that integration is handy (although carbon or live units are needed for all the integration). Mine locks a spot better than any other boat I have been on. This may just be how mine is rigged vs others I've been in. Power to spare too! The main thing i struggled to get used to was the fly by wire....it is touchy...but doesn't take long to get comfortable with. A couple things I dont like, the blue power led light and the indicator light on the head unit are very bright at night. Blinding actually. I placed some electrical tape over the power led and just deal with the indicator lights. The unit, above the water is a bit noisy....I have to believe that has to transmit into the water somewhat...it hasnt seemed to negatively impacted my catches tho..... Again, I'd go lowrance due to my graphs, but I'd give the Garmin Force a hard look if I was Garmin graphs and minnkota if Humminbird graphs.....in my opinion they all have pluses and minuses depending on your setup and personal preferences.
  5. I have one. My only regret is I didnt buy it 3 years ago. Sturdy, a breeze to install (I did mine alone), and makes launching alone so much easier. My wife likes it too for getting in and out of the boat when up on the trailer. It is well packaged when it ships and ships quick, if in stock. Mine was even easier to purchase because they had one premade for my trailer and listed on their website. If they dont have stock on hand, and have to custom build, I hear they are good folks to work with. Give them a call, I'll bet they will help you decide.
  6. Have been on them around the island at masters the last couple weeks. Only been out 4 of those evenings, but they were there every evening I was....about an hour b4 sunset.
  7. Had water temps 52 to 54 in purvis area Tuesday.
  8. I had around 46 at 7 a.m at dam and 48 when taking the boat out at 3. warmest was 49 in dirtiest water around 2:30.
  9. On there yesterday....not chocolate but still heavy stain. About 1 ft visibility at dam and less than 1/2 from Wheatland to 83. Didn't venture elswhere.
  10. I appreciate all the information shared here. Much more than I was finding anywhere else. With 600 plus found so far, and no relief in sight until turnover, is the kill expected to continue but at a slower rate....or will it worsen? Is there any way to know the impact to the population from a percentage standpoint? I assume that would be an educated guess based on surveys....are we talking less than 1% impact, or double digit percentages?
  11. Read about it....but not any details...I am curious too....
  12. There was a young boy riding his go cart on a public road....rural, lightly traveled, but still public. Car topped a hill as he came off of a side road in the small valley below the hill and the car couldn't stop in time. He died at the scene. I can only imagine the pain for both the driver of the car and more so for the parents. The only charge filed was related to child endangerment....on the parents. This was in central arkansas, just down the road from my father's place, a road I have been on countless times in my life. I had seen the boy riding his go cart a number of times and always commented to my girls that I better never see them driving our cart or side by side off our property. Each time we pass the memorial in the ditch, it serves as a sharp reminder and reinforces my stance with my daughters to not allowing them to drive any of our toys on anything other than our property. Stay safe.
  13. That pdf is an interesting read....but I couldn't find the part about crappie spawn fishing. ;-) On a contributing note, I caught a limit last Thursday nite in 8 fow nearly 1/2 males and 1/2 females all look close but not yet spawned. Mid lake.
  14. While not on beaver, the spro bucktail is my goto bucktail on the arkansas river for stripers and hybrids on Greers. Very versatile lure. Those multiple possible presentations make the hair jig one of two lures I always have tied on when targeting the stripers and hybrids. The other is a spoon.
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