Thank God for bass. They bite when nothing else will. This is the time of year when I get obsessed with walleye fishing, specifically walleye fishing in the Ouachita River. I think about them the way a stockbroker analyzes the markets. I watch U.S. Geological Survey water flow tables and rainfall data in the Ouachita River watershed and try to match the numbers with solunar tables. When everything lines up right, I go. And when things don't line up, I go anyway. I'm not alone.
After failing to catch walleyes in Lake Ouachita last Saturday, Rusty Pruitt of Bryant and I made a short trip Tuesday to the Ouachita River above the lake. The river is narrow, shallow and rocky, with long pools separated by steep, tumbling shoals. The only place to launch a boat is steep, rutted and muddy, but a propeller-driven boat is confined to one pool unless the river level is about 5 feet. Even then, it's safe only for boats with jet-drive outboards.
Clean your guns carefully because doing it wrong can be costly. Case in point is a pair of Remington Model 700 BDLs that I haven't fired in eight years. One is a 7mm-08 Remington, and the other is a 280 Rem. The 7mm-08 was my preferred deer rifle from 2004-08. I am very fond of the 280, but I was in the middle of developing loads for it right about the time a certain Ruger M77 in 6.5x55 Swedish came into my life. The 280 never cracked my starting lineup.
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