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  1. Fished a little tournament on the Osage Saturday and had this beast eat my little cricket !!
    23 points
  2. Bill Babler

    Knee Replacement

    As most know I had a total knee replacement about three and a half weeks ago. This was done by Columbia Orthopedic Group in Columbia Mo. They are not affiliated with the university and rated a top 5 ortho, by the Wall Street Journal in the United States. They do a lot of things different with a total knee. They have their own campus with clinic, surgery center, lodging and therapeutic center. They also prescribe to an online home fitness program thru Force Therapeutic. I am now totally pain free, can walk up and down steps without hand rails and can stand in one place indefin
    15 points
  3. Quillback

    Big M area, Feb. 2

    Met my buddy Jeb at the ramp at 0730 and off we went. It was 26 when we launched and it took a long time to get above freezing, made for lots of fun clearing ice out of guides. However, they were biting right away, we caught them dragging 2.8 keitechs very slowly along the bottom and on ned rigs, the fish we caught were deep for the most part, 10-25 FOW. We caught 18 total, biggest was a 2.5 largemouth. Lots of spots as usual, nice fat fish, we didn't measure any, but several of them were obvious keepers. Also caught yet another 16" walleye. WT 41 and the bass were really
    14 points
  4. Things are slow on the forum. I caught a fish yesterday lol...
    13 points
  5. Finally got some water temps below 44, heck with A-Rig s. Had to fish slow slow and slower! Caught 8. Wt: 42.
    13 points
  6. SWPA ran a little water this morning but shut it down at 9:00 am. I headed to the dam C&R area and got there at 9:30. Water was already down and fishing was good with some nice size rainbows and a couple of cutthroats. Surprisingly I have yet to catch a brown up there since it reopened Feb 1. Now for the first... I was wading in the middle of the river and a guy in a kayak comes straight towards me. I am thinking WTH is he doing? Then I hear, Hi, State Game Warden. So I said cool, what do you want to see? He says license and wants to see my fly. I say great... glad to see you out here
    12 points
  7. Continue above post. PB Largemouth caught on a 3/32 black craft hair jig fished without the float using 4lb test line at a county park lake. Also caught my only 12" bluegill on a 1/32 f&f tied with duck feathers. Gill weighed 2.52 lbs with a 15.5" girth.
    12 points
  8. Mitch f

    A great life memory

    About 13 years ago, My business partner and I went over to Barcelona, Spain to look at a new scanning technology. We were thinking about becoming their North American distributor. Very cool place...The architecture was very cool, the Tapas we ate was very good, and in general just a fantastic place to visit. During the visit, the owner of the company took us out one night to Barcelona Stadium to watch a soccer game. The cool part of this was that Lionel Messi, probably the greatest soccer player of that time, and maybe GOAT, was playing in his home town team stadium. The owner intenti
    12 points
  9. Put in at Wildcat last evening and fished an hour. Water was dropping out. Caught 9 rainbows and 1 brown on a 1/16-ounce jig. This morning we boated from Wildcat to lower Gaston’s and drifted all the way back, 290 mw, 20,000 cfs. White 1/8-ounce jigs mainly but I caught my brown on an 1/8-ounce sculpin/peach jig, sculpin head.
    11 points
  10. I posted this 10 yr ago so if you know of a bigger one chime in, it was early spring and I was throwing a 2 oz dbl wleaf spinnerbait (poured and made myself) I was letting it helicopter down on standing timber, hopefully looking for a big pre spawn LMB. The Flathead weighed 52 lb, until I hear different I’m claiming the record.
    11 points
  11. FishnDave

    Wife just

    My uncle posted this on FB this week: "With all this snow falling, my wife has just been looking through the window for the past few days. If it stays cold for much longer, I might have to let her inside."
    10 points
  12. I decided to challenge myself to see how many squirrel I could harvest this season with my air rifle. No real goal had been set until I got into it a bit then I said I would try for 100. Season started on May 23 2020 and it will end on February 15th 2021. I shot the first on the 24th of May. Then off and on as I seen them around the house. When they began to cut walnuts in our yard I knew it was time to get serious. Locating new places and some nice walks as weather dictated. I was very picky in my shots not getting into a hurry and if I had no shot to my liking I passed it up. I have a thing
    10 points
  13. 22) Red Drum after years of my larger frame making fish look smaller than they actually are, a fish turned the tables on me. 45 inch long x 29 inches around calculates out to roughly a 42 pounder. sight fished with a fly. Pulled the boat around. Took me well into the backing. Special Memory made.
    10 points
  14. This little guy in the green pumpkin orange is a great bait on a finesse jig or on a slider head. My oldest son caught his biggest bass to date on it fishing it on a slider head when he was only 4 the first time I took him on a day trip with me. https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Crock-O-Gator_Ring_Craw_10pk/descpage-CRKORC.html
    10 points
  15. Been on the water two or three times over the last week and have had mixed luck in the 40° water. Been catching a ton of short Crappie and over the last three outings have ended up with around 22 keepers. All of the Crappie were caught on jigs anywhere from 12 to 25 feet over 30 to 35 feet of water. I’ve also caught a number of nice largemouth on swim baits, don’t know where the small fish are but the 3 to 4 1/2 pound fish have been pretty active on main-lake points. I also caught this big white on the Crappie jig and thought I had the whopper crappie of all times. The walleye have slowed
    10 points
  16. Foghorn

    A great life memory

    Guess I could fill a page with memories from my Dad being a professional baseball player. Never was famous as the knuckleball he threw according to catchers like Tim McCarver and Bob Uecker was very difficult to corral. We always came home to Desloge after spending the summer in some bigger cities when he was in the majors. Met Stan Musial in 1962 when Dad was a relief pitcher for the original Colt 45's. Batted off Hank Aaron in the father-son game in Milwaukee in 1964. Came up to bat in the first inning with 2 outs and smoked one down the line for a sliding double. Older brother not wanting t
    10 points
  17. Took the family down Branson to eat and decided to throw in the fly rod. We had a great time below the dam. Caught a dozen in 45 mins and left to eat dinner. My wife enjoyed taking pics of the twins fishing. One enjoyed catching trout with me, the other was obsessed with rescuing stranded sculpins from the water dropping and i was most excited about one catch in particular. Might even hang it in the wall, lol. I caught a famous Doty trout.
    9 points
  18. They shut the water off around noon today so I went to the C&R zone at the dam. Caught some nice rainbows, 1 cutthroat about 16" and a Tiger trout that was about 13". They stocked the tigers last fall and the ones I caught in the fall were all around 8 inches so it looks like they are growing pretty fast. They were all triploids so I guess that's why. Here's a couple pictures of the better rainbows. One on a Y2K and the other on a Ruby midge.
    9 points
  19. FishnDave

    Wife just

    "Shack Nasties"....when outdoorsy folks are forced to spend too much time indoors. Its a thing! Pretty common this time of year...but this long colder snap has exacerbated the situation. And I get extra points for using "exacerbated" in a sentence. 😅
    9 points
  20. Haven't caught a big one from TR but I got a nice one last Saturday here in NE KS on a jigging spoon.
    9 points
  21. jdmidwest

    Chillin Friday Nite.

    2 weeks of knotted stomach and sleepless nites. I found another sore on the tongue, coming up on 4 years since last cancer. Gave it a few days then went to dentist when it did not heal. It was actually on the nerve dead part of the tongue with the arm tissue transplant, further back down than initial tumor. Dentist ground on the molar thinking that may be the problem and took good pics for the Oncologist. I emailed those up and he said to wait a week to see if it would heal. Went to Wash U on Wed morning early and met the Oncologist. We did a biopsy and it came back yesterday around 4 a
    9 points
  22. 19) Grass Pickerel - Lifer ! I just wasn’t feeling fighting the wind and the crowd for the opener below the dam on Bull Shoals today. so I went on a road trip and tried some new spots. like John says if you want new species fish new water
    9 points
  23. Menominee River, Niagara Wisconsin Meramec, St. Claire, MO
    9 points
  24. 9 points
  25. merc1997 Bo

    nice to get out

    got out and did some fishing today. 3 keeps an 4 shorts. no love on a jerkbait. all bites were 25 to 30 ft. deep on a doodle. 2 lmg's and 1 k on the keeps. all three were 16 to 17 inches, and nice and fat. had to fish a lot with the spot lock on and go fish off the back deck. bo
    8 points
  26. Yesterday morning I had 3 keeper LM and about 3 more bumps on the A-rig. My graph showed scattered shad and very few bass. Fished around cedars. Seen 2 dying shad. The few bass I seen would rise off the bottom and go back down. This morning, I had 1 keeper K and a few bumps on the A-Rig. I missed two on an underspin. The fish I found were very active from 15 to 40ft but could not get them to bite. Seen about 5 dying shad. If I had live scope around stubborn suspended/active fish, I would cast A-rig to 35 FOW around open spots in the cedars and let the bait go to the bottom. I seen f
    8 points
  27. MDC took a DNA test today and they have the fish. Should know in a few weeks. If it’s a pure Sauger, which they think it is , it crushed the state record by a pound.
    8 points
  28. liphunter

    Took a peek

    Took a little drive today just to get out and away for awhile... Cedar Ridge Maze Creek Ruark
    8 points
  29. Bill Babler

    Knee Replacement

    Surgery took under 2 hours was doing therapy 3 hrs after surgery. Moved to lodge COG Lodge that evening. Short walk down the hall. My wife was my support person and we both stayed in their wonderful lodge. Just like a fine hotel. Had therapy again that evening and walked stairs. Next morning full work out with therapists and headed home by 10 am. No pain what so ever I had a spinal for surgery and that blocked any pain. Only uncomfortable I had was the 3rd. day at nite. Took 1 oxycodine. Hated it but felt better. Never took another one. I used an ice machine and tramadol as needed. Still
    8 points
  30. I've been wanting to get into fly fishing for bigger species for a little while now, but I spent so much money on duck hunting equipment this year this year I figured I better give the bank account a rest. Yesterday I was in the Bass Pro outlet and found a Redington 8wt, Cabelas SR3 reel, and a Rio sinking line all for about $100. They may not be the most elegant setup in the world but I ran it by a couple people who are better acquainted with fly fishing stuff than I am and they both said those pieces of kit will fish just fine. I also stopped by the fly shop and grabbed stuff to tie up some
    8 points
  31. Mitch f

    Wife just

    My daughters making the best of school closings and Covid lockdowns.
    8 points
  32. Timmy Hughes is amazing on the live scope! Unfortunately Timmy had a stroke recently. I understand that he is recovering, but has some issues with his speech. Please keep him in your prayers for a full recovery! For those that don't know him, he is a awesome lure painter and a contributor on this site. He is one of the finest men that I have the privilege to know!
    8 points
  33. More dinking and no drinking, Mini Bangtails. Don't let the name fool you articulated and 5 inches long, Jerk juniors coming in at 4 inches, Then more of my balsa homemade fly rod deals,
    8 points
  34. It's been my coldwater bass go-to for years. Typically was best October-early December, when it's been my best producer of big bass. Catches big fish for the waters I was fishing in Iowa... 18"-21.5". I use the fly rod version. And being shorebound, I found fishing along the first dropoff from shore to work the best for me, and I would typically set the jig 18"-22" below the bobber/indicator. So....not as deep as folks are often fishing in the big lakes of southern MO. I don't know where the big bass are in my area of MO yet, so I didn't try it much in the late Fall of 2020. Here's
    8 points
  35. Dutch

    Masks. For/Against?

    I happen to be in a high risk group. Currently nothing pisses me off more than to see someone wondering around in the store not wearing a mask.
    8 points
  36. got started about noon. just kept plinking around and came up with 8 keepers. just keepers mostly. did have one around 3. of the 8 keepers one came on a jerkbait, 2 on a crank bait, and the other 5 o a doodle, and 4 of those came off one spot. and with the 4 keeps caught 5 shorts. i caught all of those with the spot lock. never moved. if you get a bite, you better soak the heck out of that spot. the doodle bass were 20 ft deep in mud no less. cold mud is relative to whether the water warmed any or dropped in temp. a 2 to 4 degree raise is enough to put some bass active. so, you
    8 points
  37. Guys, Everyone has now paid their entry fee. Thanks to all of you for quickly doing so and making things easy. Most appreciated! We have 21 participants which brings the prize pool to $210. I figured it would be fair to payout the top 4 finishers. If agreeable by the group the Tackle Warehouse Gift Card payout shall be: 1st = $100 2nd = $60 3rd = $30 4th = $20 Let me know if anyone has a problem with that scale. Thanks again guys!
    7 points
  38. Mitch f

    What's Cooking?

    Chinese/American fusion -Chinese New Year supper
    7 points
  39. Mitch f

    Wife just

    I can’t stand being at home during the day, my in-laws control the kitchen, laundry, kids, everything. They are moving out in March, thank the Lord.
    7 points
  40. 7 points
  41. liphunter

    Covid vaccination

    I used to do that. Then I found out I could just buy aspirin at Wal-Mart.
    7 points
  42. dtrs5kprs

    Float N Fly anyone

    *looks around nervously
    7 points
  43. I catch a few every year, usually worming brushpiles in June/July here on LO. Caught an absolute giant one year on a stupid Carolina rigged Zoom Centipede. Had to be pushing 30#, I couldn't even get it lifted up into the boat.
    7 points
  44. A few more from the good old days in Texas before they removed the oil rigs... 1. Cobia (aka Ling) 2. Grouper 3, Nice Kingfish my daughter caught, it was as long as she was tall.. 4. A few flounder from Galveston bay
    7 points
  45. After 14 days my mother in law left Saturday. 😁
    7 points
  46. A few more, common carp was 30....black drum was mid 50s....
    7 points
  47. Here's one I took from the guides boat out of Sitka AK, the sea was angry that day so we had to fish in the inside passage which runs up the coast and is a highway for small boats moving along the coast because it is sheltered from the open ocean. We only caught a couple of silvers that day.
    7 points
  48. Mitch f

    Just funny stuff

    One of my favorites....
    7 points
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