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Do not get me wrong; I immigrated from Oklahoma in 2002. I was raised there and raised my family there. So I bear no ill will toward Sooners.

Having said that, I was "shocked and dismayed" this morning at the amount of boat and personal water craft traffic on the lake. And it seemed every third one was from Oklahoma. I guess many Grand Lake types brought their party to Table Rock.

It was an odd fishing morning in other ways. First, when I drove up to the marina, someone had already launched and was headed out. I am rarely second. Next, the morning top water bite, for me, was non-existent. I can usually scare up something, but not today. Then to top things off, I caught a gar on a nightcrawler.I got it to the boat and was reaching for the pliers to pluck the hook out when it exploded in a roll that snapped my line.

I caught four walleye, two of which were keepers. I will post a picture of the larger one later. One keeper and one short each came off a harness and a trolled crank. All four were in water 16 to 22, but near deeper.

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Do not get me wrong; I immigrated from Oklahoma in 2002. I was raised there and raised my family there. So I bear no ill will toward Sooners.

Having said that, I was "shocked and dismayed" this morning at the amount of boat and personal water craft traffic on the lake. And it seemed every third one was from Oklahoma. I guess many Grand Lake types brought their party to Table Rock.

It was an odd fishing morning in other ways. First, when I drove up to the marina, someone had already launched and was headed out. I am rarely second. Next, the morning top water bite, for me, was non-existent. I can usually scare up something, but not today. Then to top things off, I caught a gar on a nightcrawler.I got it to the boat and was reaching for the pliers to pluck the hook out when it exploded in a roll that snapped my line.

I caught four walleye, two of which were keepers. I will post a picture of the larger one later. One keeper and one short each came off a harness and a trolled crank. All four were in water 16 to 22, but near deeper.

They have an advisory on Grand. They told people not to come in contact with the water due to blue green algae. Hence the high traffic in your neck of the woods.

Dennis Boothe

Joplin Mo.

For a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing

in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

~ Winston Churchill ~

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I had heard something about that. Googled it just now. Somehow the thought of all those huge lake homes and lake yachts parked on an unsafe lake - hmmm. Not the first time the similarities between Grand and Lake of the Ozarks has popped into my head.

BTW - here is the picture I promised.

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How do we get one of those advisories for Table Rock? In particular at Aunt's Creek? :hope-my-fake-smile-works-again:

Throw pre formed snicker bars and Baby Ruth in the water and take a picture. That should do the trick ! :grin:

Dennis Boothe

Joplin Mo.

For a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing

in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

~ Winston Churchill ~

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Now yer talkin' !! Moo Slough (Cow Creek) is a zoo and has been since Friday.... COME ON TUESDAY !!

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Throw pre formed snicker bars and Baby Ruth in the water and take a picture. That should do the trick ! :grin:

Will do!

Tim Carpenter

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While workin in the campgrounds today, I spoke with several people who came to Table Rock due to the algae advisory on Grand Lake. According to some of the Oklahoma locals, this is very common, it just happended to take place durring the holiday weekend. It is usually later in August. According to one guy, it should only last for a week or two.

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