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Skeeter ZX190

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  1. To me color doesn't matter, as long as it's green pumpkin!😄😁
  2. The ned is the most amazing bait I've ever thrown. I believe it all has to do with the way it always stands straight up when on the bottom. I know Dutch uses the TRD but I prefer the ZinkerZ cut in half. They just seem squishier and more buoyant to me.
  3. Corps of Engineers has it at just under 6 feet high and slowly dropping
  4. Up here to help my son move from Great Falls to Kalispell so I've taken the opportunity to do some serious fishing in Belt Creek. Weather has been gorgeous. Been using pheasant tails, copper john's, etc. and doing pretty good. Water is running pretty hard with the snow melt but it's still fishable.
  5. What a strange year. 63 to 65 water temperatures in mid May. If the forecast comes true the lake is going to rise a lot. I'm up here in Montana and the weather has been perfect. Snow still on the mountains but in Great Falls it's been in the 60's and 70's. Been doing some trout fishing and it's been fun.
  6. Dave Reeves is probably one of the best Ned fishermen on the Ozark Anglers forum. He almost exclusively fishes Table Rock and posts over there. He dead sticks it. Let it hit the bottom and leave it. Now to be successful at this technique, you have to be throwing it where the fish are. I do it like Dutch because I do more searching than catching. There have been a few times when I knew I was where the fish were and would let it sit. But it is really hard to do. Really hard!
  7. This is a strange and late year. I fished Stockton on the 9th, and of the 16 bass I caught, 4 or 5 were smallies. Caught 1 on a rock crawler and the rest came on the ned. 4 to 9 feet deep on secondary points. Even though the water is still cold, you have to figure they would be staging close to spawning areas.
  8. So what you do is print out a G. Loomis or Orvis logo and tape it over the Eagle Claw logo. Fool those snobbish trout!😄
  9. Good luck on Sunday. Looks like the forecast says it will be windy. That's something Stockton never sees!😄
  10. Dutch, I never tried a spinner bait. Thought about it, but with little wind, didn't think it would work.
  11. What a beautiful day to be on the water. I figured the water temps would be in the mid-50's, and they were. 54 to 56 around Orleans Trail. Mainly fished a rock crawler and wiggle wart. Also caught some on the ned. Tried a jerkbait, but not too much. Ended up catching 16 bass and 1 walleye. 6 of the bass were keepers. Two of them went 17 1/2, a 17 incher, a 16 incher and two 15 1/2 inchers. I thought rock snot would be a problem but only far back in the coves.
  12. I know for a fact that the weather we are having here in Missouri was due to a mistake at the National Weather Service. They had a new hire that thought MO stood for Minnesota. So they gave us their forecast. Our dumb luck because the one time in history the National Weather Service got a forecast right it gave us Minnesota weather!😀
  13. Has anybody been around the lake? Is it completely frozen over or is there still open water in places?
  14. I remember going to Pomme several years ago and the temperature was in the mid 20's when we launched. We were the first ones to launch. A truck & boat came in right behind us and when he backed down, the water from when I had pulled out had frozen. I'm sure a certain part of his anatomy was puckering big-time. Luckily, he was able to get the boat in the water without any damage. All that said to say I want 32 degrees or above and hopefully sun on the ramp to make sure I don't go sliding down the ramp.
  15. With the weather now, and the forecast for at least the next week, you're going to need an ice breaker to get to your favorite spots.
  16. First time on Stockton in a LONG time. Got on the water around 9:30 am and got off at 3:00 pm. Fished between Orleans Trail and Hawker. Only caught 5 but 3 of them were keepers. Biggest went 18 inches. 2 came on the a-rig, 2 on a jerkbait, and one on the ned. Water temps were 46 to 47 degrees. I'm sure that cold front that went thru a couple of days ago didn't help. Really not sure where the fish are hanging out. I mainly fished main lake and secondary points.
  17. I haven't been on the site in a week or so. I'm in San Diego welcoming a new grandson. Saw this thread about "winter safety" so I thought I'd give it a look. A few posts about safety, but 5 pages of posts about monkeys, dolls, and squirrels. Fishing must be really bad right now!😁
  18. Walcrabass will be proud of you!😀
  19. I need to get down to Stockton soon. The bass should be shallow.
  20. I got to fish several times in Montana primarily on Belt Creek east of Great Falls. I struggled the first couple of trips out, but finally figured something out after the weather changed. I had been throwing hoppers, ants and beetles and getting quite a few swirls, but few hookups. We made a side trip up to Eureka Montana to attend a wedding and I got a couple of hours on the Tobacco River. I caught 3 kokanee salmon. Back to Great Falls and on Labor Day the weather changed. It snowed in the higher elevations. After that I switched to a purple haze. It was game on after that. Nothing big, but lots of action. My biggest was a 17 inch brown. I caught browns, rainbows, cutthroats, and I think even a cutbow. On our way back to Missouri, we stopped for the night in Buffalo Wyoming. I fished Clear Creek there and the purple haze was the ticket there too.
  21. Put in at Long Shoals about 9:00 am. Water temps were 57 to 58 to start the day and when we got off the water at 5:00 pm they were running 64 to 65 in the back ends of the big coves. Spent the day looking for crappie. Had one in the first hour, and only 4 in the first 4 hours. Around 2:00 pm it started changing. As the afternoon wore on the crappie fishing got better and better. We started catching them shallow. We hit one stretch of bank probably 25 feet long where we caught 15 to 20. I don't fish Truman a lot, but the size of the fish was really impressive. Nothing under 10 inches and most of them were 11 to 12 1/2. We caught our limit of 30. All were males. We also caught a ton of small bass in the 8 to 13 inch range.
  22. Really pretty clear. 4 feet or better.
  23. Me and a buddy hit the water around 8:30 am. Put in at Orleans Trail and started there. Water temps were 53 to 56 throughout the day. I would first like to say that I am extremely disappointed in President Trump and the CDC. The bass seem to have followed the social distancing guidelines. They obviously distanced themselves from me and each other. 😀 We only caught 6 fish, however 2 of them were really nice. 3 came on an elegy bone Megabass 110+1. One came on a slow rolled spinnerbait. Two came on the ned. All of them came from just outside of the bushes. I really don't have a clue where they are staging. In the bushes, outside of the bushes, out deep, etc. It was a tough day.
  24. When do morels show up? Never looked for any and never ate any. Would like to change that.
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