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My wife, Marsha

Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character 10 [b]A wife of noble character who can find?     She is worth far more than rubies. 11 Her husband has full confidence in her     and lacks nothing of value. 12 She brings him good, not harm,     all the days of her life. 13 She selects wool and flax     and works with eager hands. 14 She is like the merchant ships,     bringing her food from afar. 15 She gets up while it is still night;     she provides food for her family     and portions for her

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Kids, family and fishing

Did you take your kids fishing this year?  My kids are all grown up with kids of their own now.  And I think grandkids are the most fun because of course I can spoil them and send them back home.  Really though, I absolutely love my kids and my grandkids, so much so that I take them fishing about as often as I can.  This all started back when I was a kid and like many of you we went fishing with one or both of our parents or maybe a grandparent or other family mem

kelly

kelly

 

Taneycomo Report, October 9

While fall colors are emerging on the Taneycomo lakefront, the generation pattern  has stayed the same.  The only variance has been how much water has been kicked on about 3 p.m. every day.  That amount is somewhere between 65 and 150 megawatts or  from just over one unit up to three full units.  Then the water has been back off by dark or 7 p.m. That afternoon boost of water has really messed up fishing.  The current breaks loose gobs of pondweed growing along the banks and sends it down lake.

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

August 31 Fishing Report

As Table Rock nears the magic lake level of 918 feet, we all wait with baited breath to see if the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers is going to change its generation patterns.  Will they start running less water?  Shutting it off at night?  We will see very soon. Generation has been constant with two units running in the mornings, increasing to three units mid-afternoon, then back down to two units after dark and through the night.  Today, it did slow down a bit with less than two units generating

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Starting the blog up again

To start, I deleted most of the blogs here back to 2007.  Most of these blogs were fishing reports--you can see them on the forum.  The ones I left are pretty cool, at least for me, reading about my thoughts and plans back 8+ years ago. I have a blog site http://phillilley.com where I've done a fair to poor job of keeping it current.  Some of it is redundant- the fishing reports and videos--but the devotion part is new and I've tried to add to it when I have time to sit and type what I'm studyi

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Is fishing an addiction?

Royal people who prefer long drive in the water prefer also fishing. Fishing is like a sport for them and them enjoying each bit of it. Spending time in water with a healthy activity make it more entertained. Technology advancement make it adventures and easy for habitual people, For example, use of fish finding devices take advance fish finding approaches.

fishfinderexperts

fishfinderexperts

 

Fathers Day

Father’s Day came this year and as usual I missed my Father. He’s been gone for a few years now and something always happens on that day that makes me shed a tear remembering the times we had. And this year was no exception. I always remember hunting and fishing, of course but this year I thought of working on pole barns with him and pouring concrete. He introduced me to this neat little tool, when I was sixteen years old called the Jackhammer. My job was to break up and clean out the

kelly

kelly

 

Prerapala wiggle warts

I have about 20 prerapala wiggle warts in nice shape that I would sell by the piece or them all in one bunch. There are some mag warts and wee warts, and short warts in the pic's. Please contact me if interested. In NW Arkansas.

William00557

William00557

 

New Resort on the Little Red

***Now Open*** We are proud to announce the opening of Red River Adventures Trout Resort on the Little Red River in Heber Springs, Arkansas. We are located on Winkley Shoals at 100 Swinging Bridge Drive. It is only a five minute drive to beautiful Greers Ferry Lake. Enjoy watching the river roll by while sitting on the deck of one of our eleven new cabins. The cabins come fully furnished in a choice of one or two bedrooms. Red River Adventures offers cabin rentals, boat rentals, and a fis

Drstufr

Drstufr

 

Little Cops and Robbers

We played cops and robbers the other day. My son set it up with his wife and included two of his three boys, ages four and two as the cops, (a two month old cop just wouldn’t work). The call came in about 1530 hours of an armed robbery of cookies at Sissy’s house. We arrived at the scene with the boys dressed in their kaki’s and polo’s sporting badges and notepads. The victim was interviewed and foam dart bullets were seized as evidence. A description of the perps was taken down a

kelly

kelly

 

Fire In the Hole

Back about 1973 or so Kansas opened a season for snagging Paddlefish, or Spoonbill as we call them, on the Neosho River. My Dad and I enjoyed many an outing to Chetopa to snag below the dam beginning with the 1973 season and on until his death. I remember going with some friends who also got the snagging bug and they were all good times. I still go occasionally and have had the pleasure of sharing the seasons with my three sons. Sometime prior to that season Mom, Dad and I had taken

kelly

kelly

 

I think I blew it

Once in a while a man does something that, at the time seems perfectly harmless. Then in retrospect he realizes the extent of the damage caused by that now not so innocent act. I have fished five times in the last two weeks and have only a Crappie and three Trout to show for it. I fear I committed a mortal sin when I...washed my fishing rag. Woe, woe, woe is me. This morning while again catching nada I looked down at the right time and saw the mother of all Kansas trout breach the s

kelly

kelly

 

I almost went Bull Riding once

Back in the day as a Sheriff's Department Detective one of my jobs was as a sniper. Now don't go getting excited, It never really amounted to much, thankfully. I spent a lot of time punching holes in paper and was called to a few situations which resulted in deployment and then peaceful surrender. The most noteworthy call came one hot summer day from the local stockyards. The owner called the Sheriff's office to ask for a sharp shooter to cull a Black Angus bull that had gotten loose an

kelly

kelly

 

Spent the week at Branson and got some fishing in to boot.

I recently traveled to Branson with my wife and some others from our church. We attended a conference at the Hilton and stayed there for three nights. Wow, what a place. We had a large room overlooking the Landing, the scenic railway train and of course, the lake. I managed to sneak off and do some fishing during the times when the meetings did not include me. I only caught eighteen trout during the few times got out but as usual with me I had fun anyway. I ventured to the dam right a

kelly

kelly

 

I Like To Think While I Fish

This evening I had the chance to head to the creek. It is spring, despite what the weather seems to say about it and that means White Bass. (Sand Bass for those with an accent). I arrived about two hours before dark thinking this water is too much like chocolate milk to catch fish, but fish have to eat so I stayed. I managed to catch about fifteen Whites before it got dark and, I had a good time doing it. The real fun was in my head of course, remembering the times I brought my da

kelly

kelly

 

A Family Deer Hunt

The phone call came just after dark one evening. The voice on the other end was a familiar one saying he had a little boy that wanted to tell me something. It was the special Kansas youth Deer season and I knew what was coming. A few seconds later I heard the excited voice of my seven year old great nephew, Gryffin telling me he had just taken his very first buck. He went on telling me how big he was, how far away he was, what gun he used and then dropped the bomb. “Uncle Kelly we can’t find

kelly

kelly

 

Of Duds And Deer

Another great day in the woods came to a close this evening. I went deer hunting... again, with my son Steve and a couple of friends. We started off in the middle of a mile section surrounded by cedar trees mostly. If you have ever hunted amongst the Cedars you'll know what I mean when I say it's the ultimate corn maze. Steve and I spotted some deer in a cut bean field so we glassed them a bit ...from a hilltop. As daylight overcame them they began to mosey to the Cedars, but we were alrea

kelly

kelly

 

Cops On A Pig Hunt

Hey, do you want to go on a wild hog hunt in Texas no less? The call came in late November and as Bryan spoke with his Sergeant visions of wild hairy beasts with long tusks filled their heads. They agreed on inviting a few more of their fellow officers and soon the plan was in motion. The guys spent the month of December looking forward to and planning for their first pig hunt. Well, their first as a group anyway. Bryan had killed a pig just after high school graduation but that seemed like

kelly

kelly

 

I Went Fishing The Other Day

I went fishing the other day. I took Marlan and Gary with me as they are two very good fishing buddies, and it was the least I could do. We fished the trout pit south of McCune and had a blast. Now by blast I mean we caught fish, of course but more than that we connected again as friends. Now don’t go getting all girly and mushy on me, just hear me out. This work, work, work lifestyle we all lead can wear on a person from time to time and because of that once in a while we need some

kelly

kelly

 

What I Learned From Losing My Hunting Vest

went to the Deer woods today. I didn’t buy my tags early enough to hunt the daylight hour but, being the early riser that I am I went none the less, after lunch. This was my first day out this year so naturally, no Deer. I mainly went to check out my ground blind, which in this case is a fancy term for a clump of trees in the middle of which, I stand and hunt. The trees were still in the same place as were the Deer, which was not that same place so I amused myself redefining my hunting terr

kelly

kelly

 

A Trout Fishing Excursion

I went trout fishing the other day. Actually fourteen of us fished for four days on Lake Taneycomo near Branson, Missouri. This was our twenty-fifth year for this trip and the usual suspects showed up, kids, brothers and friends. We floated the lake in an array of boats catching trout, we polished some props in the gravel, we ran out of gas but surprisingly no one went in the water. One night we watched a Ferret cruise the dock looking for a meal and saw an Otter swimming the outside lo

kelly

kelly

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