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Old 03-12-2008, 03:43 PM   #1
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Arkansas Spearfishing

Thinking about making a trip down to Arkansas beaver lake, when season starts back up. Does this lake have the best via in arkansas. I also wanted some information on how big your gun has to be for some of those large strippers.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:23 PM   #2
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I you a riffe mt-1s 38" but I see some people using bigger guns like 44" mid-handles and 90cm euro guns.
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:22 PM   #3
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do u freedive springfieldmo?
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:48 AM   #4
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Re: Arkansas Spearfishing

me and a buddy from hilo hawaii just started to spearfish in freshwater. We have been to table rock numerous times,in season. we are ready to upgrade. My gun is a small JBL and my buddie's gun is huge JBL we both attend MSU in springfield and are looking for some good old arkansas spearfishing. We are freedive only and are relativly new to freshwater spearfishing. Hoping we can dive and fish legally and responsibly, both of us are college studnets that want to feast on our own catch.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:26 AM   #5
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me and a buddy from hilo hawaii just started to spearfish in freshwater. We have been to table rock numerous times,in season. we are ready to upgrade. My gun is a small JBL and my buddie's gun is huge JBL we both attend MSU in springfield and are looking for some good old arkansas spearfishing. We are freedive only and are relativly new to freshwater spearfishing. Hoping we can dive and fish legally and responsibly, both of us are college studnets that want to feast on our own catch.
Get with Les aka Catfish Hunter.He lives around the Joplin area and hunts in Ark. alot.He's also a freediver.
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:38 AM   #6
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i can take you guys shoot carp...someone once told me they make good sashimi! lol, jk
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:48 PM   #7
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where do you shoot carp at? I heard they make good fertilizer and i have a recipe for the brave, that i aquired from a missouri conservation magizine. To tell you the truth I have never shot a fish, i bought my gun last year and am still looking for my first kill. I have shot but always miss. My buddy Drew lived in hawaii for a while and has plenty of salt and fresh water kills. What time do you usually start?
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:10 PM   #9
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Ive dove beaver quite a bit, stripers can be trickey. Im like you just started a few years ago while I was in college. If you and your buddy are interested some bad ass camo wetsuits let me know.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:09 PM   #10
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Re: Arkansas Spearfishing

I'm about five hours east but I have a decent boat(Not great but doable) and might pull it over to Akieland for some spearing on a weekend or something to that effect.

If some of you would be interested in getting together; we might work something out.
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:32 PM   #11
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I have a 100cm euro and wouldn't use anything much smaller. If you want to shoot panfish try a 75cm.

Why don't we try and have a meet later on this year at Beaver so we can all finally put names with faces and compare techniques. I have talked with Les and 55kg but never had the pleasure of meeting them.

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Old 04-07-2008, 08:54 AM   #12
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Re: Arkansas Spearfishing

Sounds good, looking foward for it to warm up a bit. Make a thread when the water warms up, at least enough for a 3mm suit. Still be looking for reports though, its good to hear that someone is hunting.
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:03 AM   #13
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Springfieldmo, you def woulda got your kill if you were with me this weekend...saw a ton of carp ranging anywhere from 3-20 pounds! a lot in 10 ft of water too!
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:30 PM   #14
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Its got to warm up a bit for me 55kg. Hows the clarity, you would think all this rain would make it a mess of soup. I have been saving up for a 3mm suit. That site leisure pro has some good deals. Looking foward to spearing soon. Stay warm brahana.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:04 AM   #15
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Never dove beaver but im ailmost 100% positive you will have better vis in lake DeGray or Lake Ouachita. I freedive them both and the size gun you need is 70cm to an 85cm gun. For the vis around here and size gun need you really need a pneumatic to get the big cats. Been doin this awhile and trust me ive tried many guns. Freshwater here in ark pneumatics are the ticket.
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