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  1. Introduction Forums

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    4. Short Stories

      Fishy or outdoor stories of course. Poster of the story must be the author- no copy and pasting a favor story off another site please.

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    8. Fishing Events

      Feel free to post any fishing tournaments or seminars in this 6 state region that OAF members would be interested in hearing about.

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  2. Hot Fishing Topics

    1. Smallmouth Talk

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    2. Trout Talk

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  3. Ozark's Lakes

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    2. Lower Taneycomo

      "Well kept secret" as it is called. Good warmwater and coldwater fishing here including some nice black bass and big brown trout. What a combination!

      Area: Highway 65 to Powersite

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    4. Upper Bull Shoals

      It's known for it's walleye... big walleye, and spring white bass runs. And don't forget about the crappie!! Discussions includes Beaver & Swan Creeks.

      Area: Powersite Dam to Tucker Hollow

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    8. Greer's Ferry Lake

      Sometimes overshadowed by the incredible tailwater trout fishing below the lake, this beautiful lake in north-central AR has all the common sport fish of the region, plus Walleye and Hybrid Stripers, for which the lake currently holds World Record status.

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    9. Pomme De Terre Lake

      Probably the smallest Corps of Engineers lake in the Ozarks, this 7,800 acre beauty hosts all the basic fishing species plus the bonus of a well-established population of Muskies.

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    11. Truman Lake

      This is a fish-catchin' lake if there ever was one... catch crappie year round. Bring extra props though if you're fishing the lake--lots and lots of trees.

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    13. Mark Twain Lake

      Nestled in the Salt River Hills of north-central Missouri, Mark Twain State Park gives visitors access to sprawling Mark Twain Lake, as well as unparalleled outdoors activities.

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    14. Grand Lake

      Northeast Oklahoma.  This is one fertile lake!! Crappie, white and black bass, hybrids and oh the catfish!!

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    15. Strip Pits (S.E. Kansas)

      Man made pits built years ago when coal and other minerals were mined in S.E. Kansas.  Many of these pits were left, filled with water and stocked with fish.  There are public areas, clubs and private land with pits.

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    16. Fellows Lake, Springfield Lake, McDaniels Lake

      The lakes that surround Springfield

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    17. Other Ozark Lakes

      For those who frequent lakes in and out of the Ozarks not listed on OAF, this is the place to share fishing reports and information about the lakes you fish the most.

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  4. Ozark's Tailwaters

    1. White River

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      Located below Bull Shoals Lake
      One word - WOW!! Four species of trout - rainbow, brown, brook and cutthroat. Miles of holes and riffles below Bull Shoals Dam when the water is down... good stiff current for boating during generation. Spin or fly fishing--this is an incredible fishery.
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    2. Norfork Tailwater

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      Located below Norfork Lake.
      4.8 miles of incredible trout fishing all year long. Again, you'll find rainbows, browns, brooks and cuts here. Special accesses allow fishing where fishing is the best- below the dam, McCellands and Handicap. Keep an eye on fishing reports- it gets good in the winter here!!

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    3. Little Red River

      This world famous trout fishery is where the current world record Brown Trout was caught, a 40#4oz. monster. A tailwater below Greers Ferry Lake AR, rich in trout forage to quickly grow its resident Brown, Brook, Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout.

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    4. Beaver Tailwater/Upper White River

      This is the upper-most cold water tailwater on the White River System. Though it flows only several miles before meeting Table Rock Lake, this beauty holds Brown, Rainbow, Brook and Cutthroat Trout as well as White Bass and even some renegade Hybrid Stripers from Beaver Lake.

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    5. Truman Tailwater/Upper Osage River

      This large tailwater is one section of the Osage River and is the headwaters of Lake of the Ozarks. It is a major fish factory, when water releases attract baitfish, containing Hybrid Stripers and White Bass, Walleye, Catfish and about everything else that swims the lake.

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    6. Bagnell Dam Tailwater/Lower Osage River

      This very large tailwater river is the final stretch of Osage River before its eventual confluence with the Missouri River. Its waters hold a smorgasbord of fish, most notably Stripers, Hybrid Stripers, White Bass and Catfish.

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    7. Powersite Dam Tailwater

      This was the first dam constructed on the historic White River, being completed in 1915. It is the dam that created Lake Taneycomo, and the headwaters of Bull Shoals Lake. Any specie that swims in Bull Shoals Lake can be caught there under the right seasonal and water conditions.

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  5. Ozark's Rivers, Streams & Creeks

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    7. Big River

      The largest tributary of the Meramec River, Big River begins with water running off the north side of a ridge topped by State Highway 32. It almost immediately begins to have permanent flow, however small, and is dammed on the upper end by the U.S. Forest Service's Council Bluff Lake, a beautiful, clear, timber-lined reservoir nestled among high wooded hills. In this upper portion the watershed is within the igneous rock of the St. Francois Mountains, the oldest outcrops in the Ozarks and the geologic center of the Ozark uplift.

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    9. Spring River (Mo/Ar)

      Mammoth Springs

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    24. Shoal Creek

      near Neosho, Mo

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    31. Buffalo River

      Buffalo National Park

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  6. Ozark's Trout Parks

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    2. Bennett Springs State Park

      The third largest spring in Missouri provides one and a half miles of spring branch fishing and 12 miles of Red ribbon fishing on the Niangua river for Rainbows and Trophy Browns. First stocked in 1900 and acquired by the state in 1923, it continues as a popular destination.

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  7. Other Regions: Fishing Discussions and Reports

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  8. Fly Fishing

    1. Fly Recipes

      Fly Recipes posted by you, the angler who knows what works best, looks best and is best for your waters... Ozark Waters.

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    3. General Flyfishing Topics

      Whatever it is about flyfishing... let 'er rip!

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    4. Fly Swaps & other Activities

      Fly Swaps, exchanges, giftings and other organized activites coordinated here.

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  9. Bass Fishing

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    2. Tournaments

      From professional, pro/am to club outings... share the secrets that will win the big money... Not! Oh well, I tried.

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    3. Equipment - Rods/Reels/Line/and all the other toys

      New lures on the scene; new and improved line; the latest and greatest bait casting reel and the new rod you've only dreamed of.

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  10. General Fishing

    1. Pan Fish

      Crappie, blue gill, goggleye...

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    2. Cats and Dogs

      Catfish, spoonbill and other scaleless creatures

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    3. Carp, the Other White Meat

      Suckers, buffalo and anything else you can stick or shoot with an arrow.

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    4. Walleye

      Great sport fish... just happens to be great eating too! Missouri & Arkansas has some fantastic walleye fishing opportunities and you can find some of them here.

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    5. Ponds

      Farm ponds, tanks, ditches and the like....

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  11. Hunting

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    2. Big Game

      White Tail, Mule Deer, Elk, Moose, Buffalo

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    3. Migratory Birds

      Ducks, Geese, Grouse, Snipe, Dove

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    4. Small Game

      Little fury creatures

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    5. Upland Birds

      Quail, Pheasant

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  12. Ozarks' Community

    1. General Chat

      A gathering place... to be used when your topic doesn't fit anyplace else.

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    4. Autos and Bikes

      Having trouble with transportation? There's people in the know who may lend a hand here.

      OR! Talk about the latest and greatest coming out next season.

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    9. Gardening

      For all you guys and gals with green thumbs.

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    10. Eateries

      Share your favorite (or not) places to dine out... around the fishing hole or around home.

      Links encouraged.

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    11. Mushrooms and other wild edibles

      Mushroom hunting, recognizing wild edible plants, recipes and pictures. Poisonous and nonpoisonous mushrooms.

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  13. Other

    1. Messages for, and from, the Admin

      Would like to see additional forums? Post your ideas here.

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    2. Offer of assistance and aid

      Bringing back this forum to the top of the list. It appears members and guests to the forum are already in need.

      Guests are even welcomed to post here. Just make sure you identify yourself including contact information.

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    3. Politics

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  14. Lake and River Level Watch including Weather Links

    1. Missouri Lake Levels   (16,664 visits to this link)

    2. Arkansas Lake Levels   (13,040 visits to this link)

    3. Missouri River Levels   (13,167 visits to this link)

    4. Arkansas River Levels   (13,058 visits to this link)

    5. Weather Radar for SW Mo and NW Ark   (13,037 visits to this link)