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This is one fish not talked about much, but I'm sure there are some good sized ones in Stockton. The state record 7 lbs 2oz was caught in Stockton in 1994. Maybe Bob can help me on this, but I met a Stockton fishing guide in the early sping of 1995 at a

boat show here in Joplin that year and can't remember his name.??? The interesting thing is I talked at length with him about an article he had published in a newspaper or magazine about fishing for smallmouth in the winter at Stockton.

He told about fishing main lake channel breaks in 25' of water with spoons in the winter months and catching some really nice fish. At the time he was trying to contact the guy from Springfield who caught the fish in Dec. of 94 to see if he had read that recently published article and used that method.

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i would like to catch one for I never have. but figured I would have to go some ware other then Stockton. For yes I have never heard much about then there.

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Holy cow guys there are smallmouth all over that lake. The main lake up around the dam has been the best for me.

Thats been my most consistent spot also.Caught a 4lb 12oz years ago. but nothing big recently.

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You got me beat waterpossum. My biggest was 4 even. Lots of smallies from Hawker to the dam. I don't know why but I always preferred fishing for them near the dam. They seem to be spreading too, I have even caught a few small ones in the last few years around CC.

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I WAS AT THE LAKE THIS PAST WEEKEND, FISHED FRIDAY NITE TIL ABOUT 1 AM.NOT MUCH LUCK, GOT BACK OUT AT 4 AND HAD LOTS HITS ON TOP WATER EARLY THAT MORNING BUT COULDN'T GET HOOKED UP EVEN WITH STINGER HOOK ON BUSS BAIT. SATURDAY NIGHT STRAIGHT WEST OF B-9 ON THAT BLUFF I CAUGHT 3 SMALLIE ONE ABOUT 2 LBS ON A 10 INCH RED SHAD COLORED WORM AND HE REALLY SUCKED IN DOWN, IT WAS A GOOD FIGHT, REMINDS ME OF CREEK FISHING WHEN I WAS YOUNG. CAUGHT ALL THREE BACK TO BACK AND THEN THAT WAS ALL. HAD ONE SPOT ABOUT 2 1/2 LBS .

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