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Old 10-12-2009, 01:39 AM   #16
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Re: 2010 Freshwater Nationals Greers Ferry AR

one question.....is there largemouth bass?
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:35 AM   #17
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Re: 2010 Freshwater Nationals Greers Ferry AR

Thinking of coming in , Adelito ?


If a guy is comming from the West , would you pass by Ft. Smith ? Smith has a pleothera of liquor joints and toothless women.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:08 PM   #18
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Re: 2010 Freshwater Nationals Greers Ferry AR

I will try and go again this year, the nationals are a boat load of fun man!

Do you guys know if it will be a kayak tournament?
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:11 PM   #19
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Re: 2010 Freshwater Nationals Greers Ferry AR

You can use a kayak or boat or shore dive I think.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:57 PM   #20
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Re: 2010 Freshwater Nationals Greers Ferry AR

I'm here in Arkansas to dive Greers Ferry. I'm hitting it in the morning and will let you guys know how it goes. I also plan on shooting a little video, but bear with me, I'm new at editing, etc... I'm hoping I'll still find fish this late in the year.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:57 PM   #21
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Re: 2010 Freshwater Nationals Greers Ferry AR

Greers Ferry recently got over 7 inches of rain in one day. The lake is 20 feet higher than normal right now and everything around it is flooded. The visability is poor with alot of suspended particles and the water temp was 59 degrees. I had no idea where to go, but I did find some bass and perch. Shot a couple decent bass for dinner. I met a couple guys who were running trout lines for catfish and they'd caught a nice blue cat that was about 12lbs. I'm thinking that this is probably about the worst time of year and about the worst conditions for fishing the lake. I have a good feeling about next August.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:30 PM   #22
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Re: 2010 Freshwater Nationals Greers Ferry AR

Ok, got the video done. I hope the resolution is ok. I had to take it down from 720p HD to a manageable avi file.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOyybmD1d8w
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:15 AM   #23
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Re: 2010 Freshwater Nationals Greers Ferry AR

Thanks for the video, Travis.

What is the underwater structure (if any) of the lake like? Or is it mostly just a desert like a lot of other lakes?
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:37 AM   #24
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Re: 2010 Freshwater Nationals Greers Ferry AR

Damn Travis; that fish looks like shit with all the dings and sores on it. Hopefully some of the other fish were not so beat up.
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:22 PM   #25
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Re: 2010 Freshwater Nationals Greers Ferry AR

Underwater structure was hard to find because the lake is so much deeper than normal. I was diving down through trees everywhere and the viz was awful. There was alot of bushes all over the bottom almost everywhere I dove. I dove a few spots. The most interesting was the cliff area, but the bottom was so messed up that viz was almost zero. In some areas, there looked to be caves, but noone home that I could see. I think that when the lake is at normal levels, and it's warmer, there will be alot more game to be seen.

Paul, the fish I shot was nasty looking. The side was all pink and puffy from a bad heal. Probably some kind of infection from parasites attacking an injury. It looked like it had been in something's mouth. I shot a smaller one that I think was a Kentucky spotted bass and it wasn't nasty like that at all. All the catfish I saw the guys catching looked great too. I was afraid that I might get that dreaded, "This lake sucks" feeling, but I'm actually really stoked about shooting there again.
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:52 PM   #26
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Re: 2010 Freshwater Nationals Greers Ferry AR

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Salt and Freshwater Nationals in a fresh water lake? That is weird. I sent Phil Lamm of the MDC an email asking for info, if he gets back to me I will pass it on.

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Not really weird, they';ve been doing them in freshwater for decades.
Last one was MO, tablerock lake in 2005? This will be an excellent meet, with big fish, and hopefully lots of them.
Adelito, you can use a kayak, but I wouldn;t recoment it.
The area is huge, and unless you luck onto a hot spot, you'll be stuck paddliing around while everyone else is racing from spot to spot.
Kind of like kayak comp in florida, not really applicable in 90% of the areas they would be held.
I'm there for sure,,,,,,,,,,
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:06 AM   #27
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Re: 2010 Freshwater Nationals Greers Ferry AR

I think Bull Shoals would have been more fun to have the Nationals, except the rules for shooting fish there are different. No bass. I did kill 3 carp there in short order. Arkansas spearing is not to be under rated. I had a blast.
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:53 PM   #28
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Not really weird, they';ve been doing them in freshwater for decades.
Last one was MO, tablerock lake in 2005? This will be an excellent meet, with big fish, and hopefully lots of them.
Adelito, you can use a kayak, but I wouldn;t recoment it.
The area is huge, and unless you luck onto a hot spot, you'll be stuck paddliing around while everyone else is racing from spot to spot.
Kind of like kayak comp in florida, not really applicable in 90% of the areas they would be held.
I'm there for sure,,,,,,,,,,
Yeah, the area looks good...A florida kayak tournament would be hard alot of our "good" spots are 3 miles offshore...Well hope to see you there champ
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:24 PM   #29
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Any updates?
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