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Down Below

Just got done fishing below the park at Roaring River, the fishing was very good today, not a soul in sight and lots of cooperative trout, even caught a big ole sucker, he was almost 25" and weighed I'll guess around 6lbs, caught him on a pheasant tail nymph. The river is in great shape, I started at the cemetery (muncy) and went upstream from there, right at the bridge, I landed 4 rainbows, I moved up above there to a small run nice hole, just not real big, thru a possum bug in ther

timsfly

timsfly

 

What At Great 2009 Season For The Leavenworth Bass Club

The Leavenworth Bass Club (LBC) held its' annual end of season banquet on 23 January 2010 at the American Legion Post 23 in Leavenworth, KS. The LBC was formed 25 years ago by a group of avid anglers as a means to improve their bass angling skills through fellowship and the friendly exchange of bass catching techniques. They organized around the core functions of: stimulating public awareness of bass fishing as a major sport; promoting a full adherence to all conservation codes and water standar

LarryS

LarryS

 

Evolution Of Fishing Line

Figuring out the right fishing line for the right situation is something anglers of all skill levels spend significant time pondering. As technology in the industry advanced over the years, the multitude of line types, all with different performance characteristics have made those decisions even more difficult. While much has changed in the fishing line industry over the years, one element has persevered. Discerning anglers demand performance in an ever widening range of applications and those d

LarryS

LarryS

 

1/25/10 Busch Wildlife Trout

After a long cold snap, then a week or more of a warm spell, things are going to cool off once again. The last 5 or 6 trips ive taken over the last two weeks have resulted in no fish and no bites. Clearly time for a change. after noticing some posts about busch wildlife, i decided id give it a try. Number one, its close. Number two, no kayaking involved, three, Ice free water for the last couple days, 4, the trout out at bush might be hungry in light of the fact its going to get might chilly aga

esox niger

esox niger

 

What A Day...

I had the chance to spend yesterday at Roaring River with a couple good buddies of mine and my family. We had a great time catching up on all the usual bull, good jokes, cards and fishing. Saturday was absolutely beautiful. A little rain from time to time, but the fish were biting and that sure makes up for the precip. I took advantage from Tim's fishing report and others who had been there and left my jig pole in the truck. Sure glad I did because I really think that catching a fish on a f

osuangler

osuangler

 

Boundary Waters Last June

I didnt talk alot about our B DUB trip last june. We floated the Granite River to Saganaga Lake. This was a short 3 dayer because it was last minute and didnt have alot of time. The smallmouth bite was late due to a late spring. We started slow but after we got the hang of it after day 1 we probably averaged 10 or 12 each per day. The biggest was 18 with the average around 14 to 15 inchs.We caught some northern but could not score on walleye. Most were on the drop off edges about 10 feet off the

joefish

joefish

 

Ice Fishing

Went ice fishing for the first time this year with brother Buck and caught several nice crappie and and a few bass on a pond at the edge of town.

joefish

joefish

 

Smokepole

Late season Muzzleloading has been really hit and miss. Either you see nothing, or you see lots and mainly does. I had 3 bucks hanging out at about 30 yards last night, and 2 were almost shooters. I watched for about 45 minutes until they became alert, and then 3 coyotes came loping along and scared them off. Its been cold and windy for the most part. I have a hankerin to head south and fish tany and the pothole. Oh well.

joefish

joefish

 

Passing

Yesterday was the winter solstice the shortest day of the year and after the day passed we started our slow tilt back towards the sun and now everyday should be longer than the previous and I already can feel the warm sun of spring fast approaching. I do realize that we have the toughest months of winter to endure before the temperature and subsequently my spirits rise. But I always mark the winter solstice every year as a day of celebration for the beginning of a new period. It honestly hold

smallmouthjoe

smallmouthjoe

 

Deer Cam

Heres a couple of deer camera pics of deer running around on our farm. As of now they are still alive as far as I know.

joefish

joefish

 

Winter Is Here

Where has the time gone.Time for some catch up. Last summer we floated the river as often as we could when it wasnt flooding. Caught lots of channels although no big ones. I think the biggest bass i caught went around 5.5 lbs. Brother Buck shot a nice buck with his bow that probably scores 130ish. The biggest gun kill was by 9 yr old Hunter George Nelson but we still have Muzzleloader season coming up this weekend. Me and Buck did do a stint in the boundary waters in June and caught some

joefish

joefish

 

Finally

After two entire weeks of not fishing I finally had a chance to go this last weekend. No big trip just a trip to the Sac Trail to catch some small LM. I only fished for three hours but it was so relieving and therapeutic. For all of you that don't know about the Sac trail I will enlighten you being that the place has all but been blown out. Plus I'm sure its no secrete. When I first started going there about three years ago it was a great little local place to do some fishing. In the past

smallmouthjoe

smallmouthjoe

 

Fished Roaring River Today

Fished R.R. today started up by the conservation parking lot just outside the park, nobody around and it is a beautiful day. I got geared up, took a new bamboo fly rod to play with, and walked down the path, near the cabin at the mouth of Off Davis holler. Right at the mouth of Off Davis, I saw a trout right away, nothing big, holding in a eddy, one cast, green bugger and I landed him very quickly, not big but very pretty fish. I started to cross over and go on downstream, when I saw

timsfly

timsfly

 

A New Hope

Well, I just received news that my truck is officially dead. The insurance guy pronounced her dead at 3:00 pm October 26, 2009. What a great little truck, it was perfect for me. Good gas mileage, just enough room, manual transmission, and of course it allowed me to haul my kayak or tandem around with me to all the great streams in southern Missouri and north Arkansas. All trucks that I have for the rest of my life will be compared to this one. It's kind of unfair, especially for the next on

smallmouthjoe

smallmouthjoe

 

What A Way To End A Fishing Trip

It's funny how even you think you couldn't possibly deal with anymore crap something comes along and throws fifty pounds of it on your shoulders. I totaled my beloved truck yesterday because apparently I'm a wreck-less, irresponsible and selfish child. No one has told me this, it's just my own feelings on the whole mess. This is the story as detailed as I can remeber at this time. I was going fishing like I do every Sunday. It has become my way to detox from the modern world and allo

smallmouthjoe

smallmouthjoe

 

Yantarni Bay

Not sure what all to share at this point in time. It is Friday evening. Bill and I are sitting in Anchorage waiting on our first of 3 flights tonight- it's going to be a long night. But at this point, we don't know what the sale of Yantarni is. The owner is entertaining another party- today as a matter of fact- which was a surprise to us. We thought we were the only ones in the hunt. Regardless, we are thinking and planning on moving on this in August and will be recruiting serious ang

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Bad Weather

Cold and rain have made the fishing tough so far this year. Have floated the river a few times and been shed hunting some. turkey season is almost here. Im having trouble downloading pics and its really starting to tee me off. I have a new camera and even after down sizing the pics they still wont upload. Oh well I guess you wont get to see the cool eagle pic or what we found along the river one day last month. okl just a dead 8 pointer.

joefish

joefish

 

Gobble Gobble

I've been meaning to get up early one of these fine, chilly mornings and see if the gobbler's are sounding off, good news, I sat out on my back deck this a.m. and sure enough, gobble gobble! They were quite away off in the distance but it was still enough I could hear them distinctly. I've been seeing about forty or so earlier this spring and the last couple of weeks I've been seeing smaller bunches so I think they're splitting up and about ready to get it on. I went for a walk last night and

buckdandy

buckdandy

 

Anticipation

I had the opportunity to attend Babbler"s seminar on spring bass fishing on Tale Rock. It was a great seminar and I managed to put a few faces to names. I was happy to discover I used many of the same techniques as Bill, but guess who taught me? The water is warming up and I think the bass are about to turn on. I can't wait to spend two or three days a week on the lake learning more.

techo

techo

 

First Find

I finally got the opportunity to go shed hunting on Sunday, so me and my trusty trail buddy Joefish went to the woods to see what we could find. We saw a lot of deer on the hoof, and after walking for about 3 hours I found my second matched pair of antlers. They were still attached to the deer, however, it was dead. I believe it was from natural causes due to the fact that I didn't find any bullets or broadheads by the carcass, but it could have been a hunter kill. I will again attempt to po

buckdandy

buckdandy

 

California Country

Well, before you read this you should know this isn' t a fishing or hunting story. I just got back from a trip to California to see my sister and we we're discussing how I came up with the name Buck Dandy. Buck Dandy originated when Joefish (as known here on OAF) and I started videotaping our outdoor adventures about fifteen years ago. We were trying to come up with some alias's and we chose Buck and Luke, last names came later. Now wherever we go and start talking about fishing and hunting

buckdandy

buckdandy

 

Trout Trip

Headed to tanycomo on the weenend of 17th and did fairly well trolling raps. Hit powersite one night and did not do anything. Had a good time. I caught a 13 and half inch crappie ice fishing today. here is a pic of steve with the biggest. I caught the first and dad caught the most. The first day anyway.

joefish

joefish

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