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  1. Mitch f

    New Ride

    I told a few of you that my boat got totaled while sitting in a storage lot by a drunk, driving through the fence. 😳 anyway, took the insurance claim from the driver and bought a different rig. Alweld 1856 with a 115/80 Merc jet drive. And today happens to be my anniversary! Look what I got you honey!😂😂😂
    22 points
  2. Lifes2Short

    This Morning!

    Had a great morning this morning out of state park on top water, the smallmouth and kentucky’s were smashing the plopper. Had a limit by 8:15!
    16 points
  3. Went to Barnes Jewish today on the West Side and got kicked out. Told not to come back for a year. Cancer got moved over to the "BEAT IT" column. That one is officially over.
    16 points
  4. Launched at Cape Fair and went and did some drop shotting. Caught a kitty and some decent spots. Then decided to go up to Bridgeport since its been a while since i went up that way. Stopped under the bridge and for a solid hour and a half caught the heck out of them on top. About every 5 minutes they would come up chasing shad. When they weren't on top i threw a crank at them and caught them doing that too. Im sure a lot of things would have worked, Shad were small, i didnt have a Dixie Jet tied on but i bet that would have been great. On Live Scope the top 10-15ft of the water column was ju
    15 points
  5. Flyfished some pristine trout water today. Just kidding. Caught 7(?) species. 1 Bluegill, 1 White Bass, 7 Shortnose Gar, 2 Common Carp (and 1 Mirror Carp), 3 Grass Carp, 1 Silver Carp and 1 Bighead Carp(?). Biggest Grass Carp measured 31": Below on the right is, I believe, a Western Ribbon Snake.
    14 points
  6. After church today. Had an eagle fly near me, two coopers hawks, and the hummingbirds were all over the jewel weed. This was one of the best after church kayak trips this year. A small crawfish plastic got the most hits. I lost several at the boat, due being to quick on the hook set. Hope you all like the pictures.
    12 points
  7. I got out on the river this week. It was pretty much how I left it last time I was on it, maybe a little lower and slower. This is not much of a report but I did catch another walleye up from Shelvin Rock. Now I'm on four trips streak, down the James, catching at least one walleye on each trip. As I was floating down I can to a little section of current with a small eddy on the other side of the river. I was standing in water about 2 ft. deep. I thought there might be a couple of goggle eyes in it. On the first cast one followed it back , but no bite. Nothing hit it until around the 9th cast a
    12 points
  8. Skeeter ZX190

    Not MO, but MT

    I got to fish several times in Montana primarily on Belt Creek east of Great Falls. I struggled the first couple of trips out, but finally figured something out after the weather changed. I had been throwing hoppers, ants and beetles and getting quite a few swirls, but few hookups. We made a side trip up to Eureka Montana to attend a wedding and I got a couple of hours on the Tobacco River. I caught 3 kokanee salmon. Back to Great Falls and on Labor Day the weather changed. It snowed in the higher elevations. After that I switched to a purple haze. It was game on after that. Nothing big,
    11 points
  9. oghfm

    Been quiet

    on here. Shoulda wrote earlier but forgot my password. Doc says it could be dain bramage. Went Thursday and caught too many blue gill , 2 short eyes and one 22 incher, and 2 channel. Went again this morning and seen a lot more traffic on the lake, 3 more eyes, one was legal, a 19 incher, a keeper crappie and the most fun of the week, a 4 lb channel on a bottom bouncer, no give up to them. The cooler weather was sweet. Done a little yard work at ye olde cabin, smoked a pork shoulder and didn't watch any news or politics. Battery seems recharged. Oh yeah, 18-20 fow, 1.5 mph, Sac river
    11 points
  10. On thursday afternoon my friend and I came down to do a little fishing and it turned out pretty good. Friday my son joined us and we had a ball fishing from fall creek to monkey island catching fish all the way down but saturday was a day of dreams as we caught so many my friends hand got tired from landing them. We had many doubles and several triples simply the best day we have ever had just amazing. Had to leave sunday but fished till noon and they were still biting what a wonderful time spent with great company not to mention the fabulous fishing. Thanks to the Lilley staff that made our
    11 points
  11. Champ188

    Just a F Y I ..

    Everyone should show respect for the position of POTUS, regardless of your personal feelings about the man. If you don't like the man, do your part to vote in someone else. But don't disrespect the office -- that rubs a lot of us the wrong way who put our lives on the line for this still-great country.
    11 points
  12. The cloudy mornings (with a few sprinkles) can be pretty productive. Just check out the OMTT tournament results from this past Sunday. With lots of seasoned ozark anglers and ideal weather conditions (cloudy/sprinkles), the number of quality fish was amazing (3# avg for 25th place.... a 4 fish limit). I fished this morning and the shallow jig bite was very productive. I had a limit by 7:15 (3 LM and 2 SM), fishing a 9/16 GP jig in 6 to 15ft. Caught 11 keepers with 9 on the jig and 2 on topwater. I wanted to commit to the shallow topwater bite, but I tried a jig on my first stop and it worked s
    11 points
  13. A couple weeks ago we were at my father-in-law’s house and, as usual, the conversation drifted to fishing, flies, and fly tying. He brought out a box of flies tied by an amazing fly tier and old friend of his who is no longer with us. As we went through the box of flies, my father-in-law was regaling us with fishing tales of old and I found a pair of bass flies that intrigued me. Although my tying skills leave much to be desired I decided to try my hand at tying them. Here is how they turned out. The first photo are the original flies I tried to copy. The second and third photos are my attempt
    10 points
  14. Got back from Mille Lacs sat night. It was good bad and ugly. The good was we caught a handful of really nice fat fighting 3 and 4 lb smallies. We found some good fishing spots in 3 of the 4 quadrants based on what the wind was doing. Mostly ned and drop shots. If somebody on here wants to step me through the process of putting pics on here i will do that. Old phone, 5s, and limited tech abilities due to age. The bad. When we got there sunday it was 80 degrees and windy. Only 15 mph winds but that is enough to get that big water rocking pretty good. So we didnt want to go out 2-3 miles offshor
    10 points
  15. Headed down for a turn and burn Last Saturday to join the night time army, all 16 of us! Was an absolute blast with some great company and great food. Fishing for me was just a bit slower than the past few weekends, but the signature series were putting fish in the boats for sure. Got to meet some crazy talented folks and share fishing stories all evening. A memorable night indeed. The rack of lamb, ribs, and deer back straps were unbelievable. Duane posted on Facebook more pics, but heres a couple. Thanks buddy!
    10 points
  16. Went camping with the family. I could not catch a big fish, so I decided to try for the micros. It was tougher than my last few times. Decent current was moving at the park. I was able to find a few. Throwing in a bonus cave salamander.
    10 points
  17. Fishing has been good but the water is back up. It was 5 units this morning and went up to 7 late morning. Very limited walk-in wade fishing right now. I launched the boat at Wildcat this morning and ran to a shoal downstream that has wadeable water. There were some trout rising and I caught 4 or 5 on a crackleback. When that slowed down I changed to a Y2K with a ruby midge dropper and caught about 20 more including this nice rainbow and brown. Check out the red coloring on the brown's adipose fin.
    10 points
  18. fished the lower end all summer. brownie fishing ruins a person. basically, since june, i fished 3 lures. a 1 oz. Elite Black Widow, a 1 oz. Elite Mega Blade (aka big wobbler), and a 3/4 GrassJig. no pattern to where you would catch them other than there had to be shad present. they just follow the kitchen. could not tell you the numbers of 3 and 4 lbers, but lots of them. had three that were definitely over 5. right now, there are few bass 25 to 30 ft., and some up in 8 to 10 ft. so, there are certainly in a state of transition. sorry, but most likely the catching will get sket
    10 points
  19. crazy4fishin

    Day 1 on Taney

    Left the dock early this a.m. as I was in the hunt for the big 'uns. Supposedly there was to be NO generation but thankfully there was some to create a nice easy current I had everything rigged, my DD approved 8' rod loaded up with 2lb line with the right amount of twist and a float secured in place with an old toothpick that I found on the floor of my truck and of course the infamous pink worm...well used by the way! I have figured out how to hook those darn things every which way before I have to put another one on. Youtube video coming soon for that tutorial. Two (2) Lilley's j
    10 points
  20. Ham

    40 in 40

    While it’s not entirely fair, I blame @Johnsfolly for my latest version of fishing obsession. I’ve been obsessed with fishing since I was like 5 and I always like catching new fish, But I blame John for liring me into the dark, seedy world of #LifeLists and micro fishing. Thanks Buddy I owe you one. This year I had some pretty lofty fishing goals and even though Covid 19 cost me some trips that would have really been Really Fun and productive new species and total species wise, I’ve had a pretty Lucky year fishing wise and maybe caught a few species that I normally would not. The goal was
    10 points
  21. Fortunately I didn’t say how large of one I wanted to catch. The monkey is off my back in the sense that I caught one on the Black River. So next is the learn more and catch bigger ones. Thanks for the encouragement. Hoping to get back out today and get more.
    10 points
  22. A couple more,,, first one is a small tiger.
    10 points
  23. Just got back to the house from dropping my ol’ buddy off. We had a wonderful day! I took him up the river where it would be calm. He’s a little wobbly on his legs these days, but he wanted to stand and fish. It wasn’t just a stellar day but we did catch some fish. I took videos of him and ran the trolling motor remotely from the drivers seat. To day was all about him!! Told him I wasn’t going to fish till he caught one and I’d stay out of his way. I have a video of him catching this fish but says file to big to download. Let me know if there’s another way to get it on here. His birthday was l
    10 points
  24. laker67

    24 pound brown

    A 34 inch long by 23 inch around brown was caught at taney today. Weight was 24lb and fly rod caught using a #16 scud. Gotta love those scuds for big trout.
    10 points
  25. Mbrown2858

    24 pound brown

    Here’s a photo that was on the Facebook page before it was pulled. FYI it’s not my photo, just passing it along.
    10 points
  26. Johnsfolly

    Livie's Lifers

    Last week we took advantage of the nice weather and headed to an estuarine creek to do some crabbing and fishing. We have caught lots of species from this bridge in the past. One goal that I had was to get Livie on a naked goby, which I have caught here before. I was not entirely altruistic since I was hoping to try for a striped blenny at the same spot. Well when we got to the bridge there was a family camping out right where we wanted to fish . While my wife crabbed, Livie and I both fished and caught silver perch, white perch, spotted (speckled) trout, croaker, spot, and striped bass b
    9 points
  27. Several years ago, I was going to college in Rolla and fly fishing the area regularly. I met a gentleman on the Current River, and we chatted for quite a while as we crossed paths. On my way out, something told me to take a photo of him in the river. I've always liked the photo, but even more- I've respected the man, as one of the local conservation areas I frequented back then bears his name. I recently found the photo on my phone, and thought I should share it. I edited it some, trying to get an older magazine cover sort of feel. Always wanted to put an "Outdoors Missouri" title ac
    9 points
  28. Sherman McMasters: [referring to the shootings of Morgan and Virgil Earp] If they were my brothers, I'd want revenge, too.Doc: Oh, make no mistake; it's not revenge he's looking for. It's a reckoning.[Doc begins coughing violently.]Jack Johnson: Doc, you ought to be in bed, what the hell you doin' this for anyway?Doc: Because, Wyatt Earp is my friend.Jack Johnson: Hell, I've got lots of friends.Doc: I don't. Due to the pandemic.
    9 points
  29. BilletHead

    Uniface Scraper?

    @FishnDave, @Quillback and any others that may be interested in the Uniface Scraper. Here are a couple of my best examples. One face worked and the flip side the underside of the spall. Edges worked at a steep angle with a pressure flaker from the undercut side of the piece. Here are a few views. The white one is Burlington chert and the gray mottled one is Jefferson City chert. I also have attached a couple points that when spent ( Not further useful for a projectile point or what it was intended for). They were than used for a hafted scraper. I really do not believe their purpos
    9 points
  30. Was able to make a trip to the river and since I got a new camera I thought I'd share a little of the trip. It was a cloudy overcast day but finally cool enough that I could paddle up and not melt. The river is down and the water is really clear right now. The bite was tough but it was a quite peaceful day. It was nice to get away from it all and any day fishing is better than a day working. Fall is really starting to make an appearance so I'm not sure how many more times Ill get to go. I took a few pictures and released them all for another day.
    9 points
  31. ness

    New Ride

    Nice, but needs a little something....
    9 points
  32. Travis Swift

    Day 2

    This morning early was a tad slower but still managed 40 or so in my boat below fall creek. Came back and took a break and headed for the trophy area knowing rain was coming. Chatted with Phil a min and he said he was doing good on midges. When the rain hit it got awesome. We threw micro jigs that I make and regular jigs and boated atleast 60 more with alot of them over 15 inches. I caught a 19 3/4 that was almost 4 pounds on a fly rod this morning, that was a blast! So far today our boat alone is well over 100...kinda fun fishing water off again!
    9 points
  33. I got tired of picky trout on Taney so popped my jet boat in TR, clevenger cove. Cloudy, breezy, trout fishing equipment, No electronics, no idea of what to do so looked at the pinned fishing maps and hit the first spot with a spook puppy tied to an ultralight trout rod. I dug through my stuff and found the puppy so tied it on. Shad were flipping around but no action. Hit the second spot on the main lake and caught this one. Boat traffic got to me so headed back into the cove. Gonna try tomorrow AM too. I found I have some drop shot stuff and the puppy.
    9 points
  34. These people make all of these claims on what they are going to do "if '" they catch that big fish. They never say "when" they always say if. I say the jury is still out on how they will react when put in that situation. If they want to turn loose a 12 year old fish that will probably not survive then that is their option, just like it is the option to keep. It should not turn into a day long discussion on what someone else would or should have done.
    9 points
  35. trythisonemv

    24 pound brown

    What a giant... and not triploid. This fall will be insane on big brownies. Sad it died and sad that people attacked this lucky angler. What a shame people have become so bitter .
    9 points
  36. Quillback

    Upper End, Sept. 21

    It was cold and foggy this morning, 52 degrees when I launched. Fishing on this lake continued to be tough for me, caught one keeper and a couple of shorts on a squarebill. I stubbornly stuck with the squarebill all morning, covered a lot of water with the bites being few and far between. Still some scattered fish chasing small shad out in the channel. Quite a few small shad up on the banks too, but I'm not seeing any bass on the banks chasing them.
    8 points
  37. It was overcast and cool this morning, and it is after Labor Day, so I went to the lake. I only caught two, both small. Why am I rejoicing? One of them was a 12" walleye. If you catch a walleye on a Ned while bass fishing, the lake has enough walleye to spend time learning where they are. My wife, who loves walleye, is excited.
    8 points
  38. We had to make a quick trip out to Missouri at the end of Aug to finally get our Columbia house rented. I was actually too busy and did not even wet a line in Missouri on this trip. However, we did want to get back to the lake Shelbyville spillway to try again for yellow bass, carp, and buffalo suckers. We had better weather for this trip than our last outing when we got rained off of the water. This time not only did I have a day license, but Livie and my Betterhalf did as well. I took advantage of having three people to fish by using different techniques. I had Sue start with a small trout m
    8 points
  39. crazy4fishin

    Day 2 on Taney

    I got up a bit early - I was excited to get on the water and see what the day had to offer. Filled the Yeti up to the brim with Dunkin Donuts coffee this morning for something different...made it a touch strong, you know the kind that coats your mouth.... so I was good to go. Hit the dock right at 5:47 a.m. pulled the rods out, strapped them down as I knew I would get up to 5.5 - 6.2 MPH running up river in the fog and I didnt want them to go flying out. Fired up the electronics to make sure that I could be easily tracked via government GPS satellite (I dont want them to work to hard).
    8 points
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  42. ness

    We All Die

    You guys may question @ColdWaterFshr fishing skills, but every time he tosses a bait out here he gets a bite 😄
    8 points
  43. My wife caught this little guy last week. Looks like he was dyed with blue Koolaid. That's the only fish tale I have.
    8 points
  44. Gavin

    24 pound brown

    Good for the angler, so much jealousy and hate these days. Fish died. OK with with that. Have killed a few thousand of them, released many more.
    8 points
  45. We only got a half inch of rain out of Laura but apparently there was lots more on the lower White. They turned the water off last night and there was only 1 generator running this morning. I waded the area just upstream from Cotter and there were lots of fish everywhere I tried. I caught a ton of rainbows as well as this nice golden and brown. I caught around 10 on dry flies early and the rest on eggs, midges and San Juan worms later. Don't know how long it will last but it was nice not fighting the higher flows.
    8 points
  46. Lance34

    Crappie 8/22/20

    Got going about 6 Saturday morning... They’ve been finicky here for awhile. Took a break from Beaver and hit other lakes the first part of August. Boat crowd was getting old Last week they were mad and it didn’t matter what size the bait was. This week it started off like that and then once the sun got up it was back to finicky... Like they just come up and nip at it but not commit to it. Buddy of mine fishing with livescope would say they just come up and look, then swim away... That would drive me nuts. They were hammering it on a 18 foot contour at about 15 to 13 feet down.
    8 points
  47. BilletHead

    Saw this bad boy today

    Saw this bad boy today @snagged in outlet 3, So I always see cottonmouths where I went this morning. Spring and Fall. At times you will have several in view in particular near a bluff where I suspect they are heading out of in Spring and getting ready to return in the fall to hibernate or go dormant. I seen this fatty and all I had with me today was the cell phone so I did my best. First pic was the drive by, Then I could not get close again for a closeup. Tried and tried no luck. Finally I just headed towards him and as it slid underneath I boat I turned off the jet and just
    8 points
  48. MNtransplant

    One for the Kids

    Another successful trip with @JestersHK! This time I brought my coworker and his son, and DJ got his daughter in on the action. The kiddos kicked our butts and landed 4 or 5 fish before any of the "seasoned vets" got hooked up at all. DJ's daughter also landed the big brown of the night. The combo of the signature series jerkbaits and some smaller floating rapalas seemed to be the ticket. Water was off and it was a beautiful night to be out there. Some colored up rainbows, a chubby smallmouth, and a dandy brown. DJ has a knack for teaching the newcomers (including me) and gave both the yo
    8 points
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