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I took my neighbor today.  We covered some of the same water as I did Saturday along with other stuff.  They were still on structure at the same depths even though it was cloudy.  They also hit the same baits.  We caught 25 keepers and had probably 20 shorts between 9 1/2 and 10”.  We didn’t see any 7 or 8” fish at all.

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On 11/9/2021 at 4:41 PM, Dutch said:

I took my neighbor today.  We covered some of the same water as I did Saturday along with other stuff.  They were still on structure at the same depths even though it was cloudy.  They also hit the same baits.  We caught 25 keepers and had probably 20 shorts between 9 1/2 and 10”.  We didn’t see any 7 or 8” fish at all.

Man o man, that's such a Good sign to have a bunch of "barely shorts" in the system. All those fish will be legal keepers in the Spring. 

Every Saint has a past, every Sinner has a future. On twitter @Ham66

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2 hours ago, Ham said:

Man o man, that's such a Good sign to have a bunch of "barely shorts" in the system. All those fish will be legal keepers in the Spring. 

I’m sure that they would at Bull Shoals but fish seem to grow slower down at Stockton.  A biologist that I know says whites in Bull Shoals are at 3 years old the same size as the Stockton ones at 5.  He spent 10 years studying them at Bull,  Stockton, Pomme de Terre, and Table Rock.

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26 minutes ago, straw hat said:

I sure wouldn't worry about having enough shorts. My records show the wife and I went crappie fishing many times this summer, caught 625 crappie and only had 10 keepers. 

So maybe the shorts aren’t hanging around my spots like they have in past years.

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4 hours ago, Dutch said:

I’m sure that they would at Bull Shoals but fish seem to grow slower down at Stockton.  A biologist that I know says whites in Bull Shoals are at 3 years old the same size as the Stockton ones at 5.  He spent 10 years studying them at Bull,  Stockton, Pomme de Terre, and Table Rock.

I  believe that, Both Bull and Table Rock whites are like a different breed than the ones up at Stockton or Pomme

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1 hour ago, straw hat said:

I sure wouldn't worry about having enough shorts. My records show the wife and I went crappie fishing many times this summer, caught 625 crappie and only had 10 keepers. 

Gave you a like for the total number of crappie. Not for the short to keeper ratio.

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2 hours ago, straw hat said:

I sure wouldn't worry about having enough shorts. My records show the wife and I went crappie fishing many times this summer, caught 625 crappie and only had 10 keepers. 

Wut !!!!

Every Saint has a past, every Sinner has a future. On twitter @Ham66

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6 hours ago, Dutch said:

I’m sure that they would at Bull Shoals but fish seem to grow slower down at Stockton.  A biologist that I know says whites in Bull Shoals are at 3 years old the same size as the Stockton ones at 5.  He spent 10 years studying them at Bull,  Stockton, Pomme de Terre, and Table Rock.

I know that a 20 inch walleye from Stockton isn't the same as a 20 inch walleye from Bull Shoals. Way more meat on the Bull Shoals fish. 

Every Saint has a past, every Sinner has a future. On twitter @Ham66

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14 minutes ago, Ham said:

I know that a 20 inch walleye from Stockton isn't the same as a 20 inch walleye from Bull Shoals. Way more meat on the Bull Shoals fish. 

There is a lot of difference in the groceries they get to eat.  Threadfin shad can’t live there.  Gizzards are the staple.

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