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  1. 4 points
    joeD

    Open Carry

    As a law abiding citizen, I can't tell you how much safer I feel knowing that certain older white middle class males are protecting me from harm as I go about my business in suburbia. They are heroes in my book. In fact, I think they should exercise their constitutional rights and use their conceal and carry permits and go to Wellston and Pine Lawn and Moline Acres and West Florissant and North St. Louis and keep the public safe. I'm quite sure they are tough enough. Imagine how much safer North St. Louis would be with our constitutional defenders walking around in their Wranglers and Reeboks with a holstered weapon at their side. Women would weep, children could play in the street, men would nod with respect. Neighborhoods revitalized. Gun toting white douche bags bringing peace to the black and violent north side. Yeah right. See you at Starbucks Deputy Dawg. Keep an eye out for suspicious yoga type women with large hand bags.
  2. 2 points
  3. 2 points
    Figured I would go ahead and make a post, this is my first post but I have lurked around for a while now reading reports and all the information provided by y'all. I have learned a lot from the information you guys all share and would like to contribute my self! I just wish today I had something in the form of good news. I mostly bass fish and have been doing so for as long as I could cast a rod but have finally gotten into my own boat within the last year. Anyways, I went out this evening from 6 til around 9 or so and fished mostly shallow in the flooded brush in hopes something would be lurking up there. Only managed one spot about 13 inches on topwater and then chased some schooling whites that busted the top for about a minute with nothing to show. There was little to no fish breaking the surface but there was tons of bait on the surface. I was around the Islands near 12 bridge. I frequent the islands since I have access to a dock and live in Coose Hollow. As I got back to the dock around dark there was just tons of bait on the surface. But couldnt find feeding fish to save my life. I know this may be old news and isnt much of a report but I have been wanting to become active in the community for a while! Gonna try for a bit early tomorrow and see what happens. Hopefully I will have better fishing to report soon! Oh, if you see an old red ranger 492 with a yamaha and guy that looks like he isnt catching much, feel free to say hi! Lol. -Ryan
  4. 2 points
  5. 2 points
    Flysmallie

    Open Carry

  6. 2 points
    Champ188

    Mini Vacation

    Yep, it's a shame that info doesn't flow as freely as it once did. Killing bass has a way of plugging that pipeline.
  7. 2 points
    MOBass

    Open Carry

    I find it interesting the number of people that feel the legally armed citizen was in the wrong and feel that they presented a greater threat than three violent felons. I am further intrigued by the number of people that would put their life in the hands of a criminal, trusting that they will simply rob and move on.
  8. 2 points
    MOBass

    Open Carry

    For those that are placing blame on the armed citizen can you please explain why you excuse the actions of the criminals involved that resulted in this situation? A good guy with a gun draws on three violent felons that are hauling off firearms and cash and the guy that draws is somehow in the wrong does not compute with me. The unfortunate thing in all of this is that the minors involved will likely get a slap on the wrist and continue on to commit more violent acts in the future. I hope they will all be tried as adults and sentenced as such. That would be the best outcome to this.
  9. 2 points
    abkeenan

    Big Trout Caught

    How many crappie or walleye tournaments do you see on Table Rock? How many crappie, walleye, bluegill or catfish tournaments do you see aired on ESPN? There are so many people after Bass on Table Rock more so than any other fish that it inherently lends itself to having a bigger impact on fish populations/health. Aside from RPS and a handful of others there are not many true Wally hunters on TR. Crappie is also more of a seasonal deal where guys are after them in the early spring for the most part and then not so much the rest of the year. Bass are bombarded year round for the most part.
  10. 2 points
    dtrs5kprs

    Cape Fair Marina

    Surprised someone wasn't plowing through it with a wake boat.
  11. 1 point
    Aggressor1988long

    fishing report

    Limited out on crappie Today 12 feet of water in short coves on minnows, and jigs
  12. 1 point
    mjk86

    Open Carry

    You are both well beyond crazy.
  13. 1 point
    Ketchup

    Open Carry

    mjk, I, as well as several family members and buddies have hunted with handguns for more years than weve hunted with rifles. Not to be a jerk, but it sounds luke your a city boy with no knowledge of firearms. Read, gain wisdom, go to a shooting range with an instructor, and open your eyes. You sound pretty nieve.
  14. 1 point
    MOBass

    Open Carry

    Ketchup, You are being very kind. It would be safe to say there are a number of posters in this thread that would have no qualms about stripping away rights and they would not stop with the 2nd Amendment. A few if given their ruthers would likely have gun owners rounded up and at best imprisoned. Frankly the way they think is frightening. The interesting thing is that I have a number of hobbies and I am seeing a steady leftist push in most every forum. Even the most non political threads become a platform for the anti liberty types. Someone said to me the other day....We ain't seen bad, but it's coming.
  15. 1 point
    jbooth24

    James River Update

    I did that same float at the beginning of June water was up but was floatable. There are lots of places to camp and I caught lots of Google eyes.... 15 in one spot alone with 3 smallmouth in that same spot...... But it is a good two day float just watch out for trees and rapids. Great fishing befor you get to keer access so use a ned rig or a rebel crawl and you will be just fine.... Oh and btw you will see lots of gar
  16. 1 point
    Thanks guys! I went out for about an hour close to noon (yes I'm crazy) and fished some docks and managed to pick up 3, a 15 inch spot and two shorter largemouth. But with this heat I'll be off the water for a few days at least. Thanks for the warm welcome!
  17. 1 point
    Otis Roostertail

    Open Carry

    I carry concealed on a regular basis. I do not consider myself a "doofus" (sic). I am a retired deputy sheriff who became an attorney after receiving career ending injuries while making an arrest. I am CPR certified and have performed CPR more times than I like to think about. I have never had an accidental/negligent discharge. I have been on a two way range as a deputy. It is not fun. I firmly believe in the U.S. Constitution. I have had numerous death threats in my careers. I carry a fire extinguisher in my boat in case of fire. I wear a PFD in case of an unanticipated water entry. I carry concealed in case of a life threatening situation. All of these are tools I choose to carry based upon MY experience, MY education and MY training. All I ask is for folks to respect my rights and choices as I respect your First Amendment rights of speech. You may not believe in concealed carry or carrying a weapon. That is your choice based upon YOUR experience, YOUR education and YOUR training. But please, don't generally call everyone you disagree with names because they think differently than you....
  18. 1 point
    PreacherJoe

    Aldrich Cats

    Went out Monday morning, trolling in some areas that I usually do, not far from Mill Bluff. It was windy, which turned out working to our advantage. We got the whites pinned in a cove, where the wind had them caught. They were feeding, so we swapped to some cranks and started trolling… and we stopped when both live wells were filled! Took a couple of hours. Had a fish fry last night - good stuff.
  19. 1 point
    Bill Babler

    A couple of Big M launch pics

    Back Ramp at Viney is very steep and extremely dangerous. Parking is limited. Best not use it
  20. 1 point
    Daryk Campbell Sr

    Where's Waldo ?

    I found them, ones right there, and the other one is over there. Looks like my workshop. I always say i will clean it up, when I start, I play with tools and don't get very far.
  21. 1 point
    dustin.hutchison91

    James River Update

    I'm On my way to the river now I'll let you know how it looks
  22. 1 point
    Fish24/7

    Custom painting lures

    just finished this 7" floating minnow, semi-transparent ,color changing Owner hooks and split rings
  23. 1 point
    MOBass

    Open Carry

    For those saying the Academy guy was in the wrong, did you read the article? This wasn't three kids running in and shoplifting. If you are ok with violent felons stealing firearms and are giving the guy that drew down a ration you really need to evaluate your priorities. Did you miss where they were in the process of committing an armed robbery and had already introduced the threat of lethal force into the situation? Let me summarize the article and clean up the drivel it is written in..... Three armed, masked men in the process of committing a violent felony, attempting to steal firearms and cash were slowed in their efforts by an armed citizen. Police were unable to respond in time to be effective in any capacity, but were fortunate to apprehend the violent criminals later that evening.
  24. 1 point
    ness

    A tisket a tasket

    The little f-ers always tunnel out.
  25. 1 point
    Amazing race right there. Them guys are nuts.
  26. 1 point
    MOBass

    Open Carry

    There are plenty of misguided people that want to prevent legal firearm ownership and other that are just as bad that want to regulate it to the point of firearms being museums pieces. Pretending otherwise is naïve. Perhaps you should re read the 2nd Amendment, specifically it contains the language 'shall not be infringed'. It does not state you can own them, but they must be locked up. It may surprise you that people can own firearms, carry concealed, and do so safely and effectively. Thousands of people do it everyday and the streets are not running red with blood, there are not shoot outs on every street corner, and more than one crime is prevented by the mere presence of a firearm in the hands of a potential victim.
  27. 1 point
    MOBass

    Open Carry

    I am trying to follow how a concealed firearm would get you shot. Perhaps you can better explain. As a rule you would not draw unless you were in fear for your life. Until that time the firearm remains concealed. If you are drawing then things have already started to gone sideways badly and you are well on your way to getting shot, stabbed, beaten, ect... That is why I ask for a better explanation of how a concealed firearm would get you shot if you would otherwise have not been. Personally I do not plan to rely on the good graces of a criminal to spare me or my family harm.
  28. 1 point
    Blll

    First post and a bit of a report

    Howdy! Still pretty new myself. Lots of info here. Good to see another poster. a "no fish" report is better than "no report" Welcome.
  29. 1 point
    ness

    Really bad incident on the Ramp today

    A few years back I was fishing a small county lake near here and a due pulled up in a big diesel truck pulling a massive pontoon boat. I made it a point to stick around because I thought there was no way he'd pull it off, especially because it's a short, narrow ramp and you've got to come in at a slight angle. He cranked that thing in the slot, slid it down the ramp -- with maybe a couple feet of clearance on each side -- first try. Man, that was a thing of beauty. I wanted to applaud.
  30. 1 point
    When I got my first boat some 30 plus years ago, my wife was trying to back the trailer in at a public ramp on Pomme on a very hot Sunday afternoon. There was about 10 boats waiting in the water to be pulled out together with 10 cars and trailers waiting in line. She was having trouble and was all over the two lane ramp. After a minute or so, one of the guys waiting in line got out of his car and came up to her and asked her to get out of the car. He got in to the car and backed the trailer in. I drove the boat on trailer and he pulled it up. We laughed a bit, made some smart remarks about women drivers (I don't do that anymore), and I thanked him. Things have really changed. People are so up tight.
  31. 1 point
    That's just nuts. Wow.
  32. 1 point
    Champ188

    Big Trout Caught

    Yes, I think any sportsman would like to see trophy fish of any species released, if possible. And we have pretty much beaten the hide off the carcass of the catch-and-release horse.
  33. 1 point
    Gavin

    Where's Waldo ?

    No worries have 3 sheets of peg board up in my man cave. Still have some tubs but it helps a ton. Have a great time out West. If the won't eat dry move!
  34. 1 point
    merc1997

    Big Trout Caught

    when in the hell has the mdc stocked crappie in table rock????? bo
  35. 1 point
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    Before Roasting Finished with garnish
  36. 1 point
    jdmidwest

    Drug Busts On CA

    Oh crap, now the pedophiles are out in the public areas too. I am sure blessed I have some private land......
  37. 1 point
    Champ188

    A couple of Big M launch pics

    Bo, I launched and loaded there last Friday at 923 and I know what I'm talking about. I've launched off the parking lot when I didn't want to wait for the ramp to clear after a tournament back in April at 917. You can easily launch 50 feet to the left of the dock with no ditch to worry about.
  38. 1 point
    Mitch f

    What's Cooking?

    No worries I promise I won't derail ?
  39. 1 point
    That's funny. I never would expect that edit from you.
  40. 1 point
    drew03cmc

    Open Carry

    Contrary to popular opinion, nobody wants to prevent gun ownership. Also, to the person who stated they are exercising their 2nd amendment right by carrying or having the option to, reread the amendment please. Concealed or open carry isn't mentioned, neither is the right to access any weapon you please. You can own firearms all you wish, but please do so responsibly.
  41. 1 point
    Everybody is different. If there's nothing else I've learn from my 56 years on earth, that's clear. And we do change... I have lots of stories about friends switching after many years of swearing they'd never touch a fly rod... a spinning rod. Me- I use the rod that works best for the conditions. Or I use the rod that's most handy. Or I use the rod that I want to showcase in a video. The latter was the reason last evening. I didn't think I'd do as well as I thought I did so you may see me stripping streamers more often!! I do love to fly fish dry flies. That would be my number one go to technique.
  42. 1 point
    Thanks for the report. I think the rise this big just scatters them everywhere. So much more lake for them to hide in. Just put the trolling motor down on high and is what it sounds like.
  43. 1 point
    Terrierman

    Really bad incident on the Ramp today

    I specialize in not being helpful.
  44. 1 point
    Let's give fresh new boaters a break for a minute and talk about things us "seasoned veterans" do that needs improvement. I'll open with this one.... When you and a partner return to the dock does your partner jump up and walk to the bow as you are idling in ? Drives me crazy when guys do that. Keep your @ss in the seat until I give you the nod.
  45. 1 point
    I think that we are entering the final days / years, personally. Think about how far advanced the Roman Empire seemed (Indoor plumbing as an example) until they became relaxed, full of themselves, praised athletes more than teachers / priests, became "tolerant" of an "anything goes so long as you are happy" society. To me, true tolerance is when I say "I disagree with you, and I don't support your choice to (whatever). I do still love you, but if you want to be in my house, respect my opinions and rules." What has me worried about our future is, no matter how loving and respectfully I say that, more times than not I am told that I am not being tolerant and that I am trying to judge. Tolerance is becoming code for "let me keep do what I want and don't say anything - even if it steps on your rights a little bit". I just don't but it.
  46. 1 point
    Champ188

    Really bad incident on the Ramp today

    There's a fine line between tolerance for differences and tolerance for what is downright wrong and detrimental to society. We have definitely crossed that line a while back and all the kum-ba-yah in the world isn't going to bring us back.
  47. 1 point
    Yeah!!! You punk kids get off my lawn!! Old folks griping about "kids these days" the ancient cycle. Dont you think our parents/grandparents thought the same thing about all of us, no matter what your age is? All kids are little ******* and they always have been. The world will keep spinning, and the kids now will be old and complaining about how the kids now dont have any respect for adults these days. My opinion is that future generations will be kinder, more open, and more tolerant to others differences than any other generation in the history of human kind.
  48. 1 point
    Nailed it. Parents, youth sports organizations, even schools go out of the way to make them all feel special, without any actual accomplishments. Lot of folks need to quit worrying about boosting self esteem, and work more on raising good citizens. We have generations of it in place now. There are a lot of us still trying to do it the right way. It's amazing how much grief and negative reaction you get from the "free rangers" when you hold your kids to high expectations, and apply some even handed discipline.
  49. 1 point
    I have only had one Shimano spinning reel that was worth buying a second one of. That was a Stradic, that said the price of them now is more than they are worth. The Pfleuger Presidents are probably the best bang for the buck going.
  50. 1 point
    ozark trout fisher

    Whiskey Joe's Favorite

    Sounds like you must have been way down low, given the carp and jets. I don't fish below Union ever, as that seems to be the lower limit of the decent smallie fishing. Where I fish you won't encounter either of those two pestilences at least in any appreciable numbers.....though who knows, the asian carp may show up there eventually (I hope not!) The area from Noser Mill down to the 50 bridge in Union is what I consider the middle river and the stretch I fish almost exclusively. There is some nice, secluded water in there, but access is spread out and that's the challenge. Also lots of tiny spotted bass for every smallie or bucketmouth. It's not for everyone. The upper river around Tea/Mill Rock/Wenkel Ford is also nice for early season floating/wade fishing too.
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