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Old 08-01-2022, 03:19 PM   #1
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2022 - Shooting Stripers - Beaver Lake, AR.

Hey All. Been way too long since I was active on the forums..

Popping in here as I have left the gulf of mexico, and traded it for some freshwater. I've moved out to northwest Arkansas for a work project.


Crazy small world, was a bit surreal to realize only after moving to the area that I ended up 20 mins from the lake where OutdoorCatholic died while diving. I vividly remember following along as the incident developed, this was when I still lived up north in Pennsylvania and was in my early 20's. Didn't remember what lake and where it happened.. just "somewhere out west".. A little sobering, and a great safety reminder every time I drop down through the thermocline.


I relocated here late may, and in June I shot my first striper off the kayak.




I also managed to meet a new buddy to dive with through a local fishing group on facebook(SB handle: Kalvinc )
He's been generous enough to take me out on his pontoon many times to chase striper on the lake. He hadn't done too much diving in Beaver lake before we met, and so we've been learning a lot together and we're starting to try to be selective and go for the larger fish.

Current bests for me and Kalvin are 42"/29lbs and 41.5"/27lbs.




If you dive in the area, hit me up. Would love to get to know more locals.
Kalvin and I have been mulling over the idea of organizing a get together/fun shoot in the near future. Maybe just a spear & grill day at the lake?

Sure wish more folks would ditch IG/facebook and come back to spearboard.
Has been such a vital component to my spearfishing journey, and I miss posting and lurking here!

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Old 08-01-2022, 04:58 PM   #2
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Re: Shooting Stripers - Beaver Lake, AR.

You say your striper was bigger.... but the picture tells a different story

It has been really fun learning how to hunt striper in freshwater. I can't wait for one of us to pass that 30 pound threshold. Then it will be the 40 pound mark....
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Old 08-02-2022, 08:34 AM   #3
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Re: Shooting Stripers - Beaver Lake, AR.

Congratulations on getting some freshwater Stripers!

You guys are enjoying what I have been doing for many years at Beaver. The more time you spend underwater, the more likely a huge one will swim by you. Several years ago, I held the IUSA world record for a Striper from that lake.

Glad to see some new spearos getting to shoot some of these beautiful fish. Pretty good eating also.

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Old 08-02-2022, 09:26 AM   #4
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Hey Kalvin glad to see you on here, it was nice meeting you while you were traveling through Colorado and Utah!
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Old 08-02-2022, 12:13 PM   #5
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Hey Spence! Man that was a fun trip, and quite the adventure. Next time I'm delivering some cabinets I'll have to see about diving with you guys again.
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Old 09-11-2022, 11:44 AM   #6
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Re: Shooting Stripers - Beaver Lake, AR.

Struggling to break that 30lb barrier, but I have seen some nice bass, and taken a few more.

With the water and air temps dropping( 79f during last dive), it seems like the fish are more active. Every school seems to be on the move, then a dive or two later nowhere to be seen. On drops when I get schooled, they seem to be swimming a lot faster than during the hotter summer months.

Early morning fish last week.


Late afternoon fish earlier this week.

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