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  1. 5 points
    MOsmallies

    Ned Rig Kit

    I showed my father-in-law the ned rig about a year ago but it wasn't until our family vacation to Black River Lodge a couple weeks ago that he really fell in love with it. My brother-in-law and nephew were also amazed at its effectiveness on the river smallmouth so I told them I'd make them up ned rig kits when we got home. They all fished minnows almost exclusively for the last 40 years and now they've gone as far to say that they think the ned might be better than live bait. I took advantage of Tackle Warehouse's 4th of July sale and ordered 3 bags each of my 4 favorite colored ZinkerZ's.... A bunch of 1/16th and 1/8th oz. jigheads from Dave and a bottle of Loctite super gel later I think they should each be set for a while...
  2. 4 points
    96 CHAMP

    Walleye

    Seen this video from Conservation dept, thought I would share it as some have shown interest. Hope it comes thru WALLEYE FISHING - Winter and early spring are some of the best times to go fishing for walleye. Find out more in this short video. For more information about fishing: http://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/fishing Kipp@MDC
  3. 4 points
    Seth showed me a thing or two today as well! That storm was pretty bad! We hauled tail to the ramp to find a guy trailering his boat by himself! 2-3 ft white caps and trees breaking and falling on the other side of the ramp! Scary stuff but great memories! Thanks Seth!
  4. 4 points
    MOPanfisher

    What's Cooking?

    I have a bad habit of using recipes as nothing more than a general guide, then begin adding stuff I like or that sounds good. Occasionally I go too far, but usually it ends up good. Never quite repeatable since I never write it down.
  5. 3 points
    Seth

    Finally got to Fish with Mr Mitch Fields

    We met up around 7 and fished the Gasconade this morning. Things started off a bit slow, but we figured out what they wanted soon enough and things picked up. Mitch is a master with a crankbait and I enjoyed watching him go to work with them. I definitely learned a few things watching him today. We had several nice largemouth as well even though we weren't really targeting them. Not long in to fishing, I drifted in to a stump and busted one of the blades off my trolling motor prop, so we basically went on a glorified float trip instead of covering 20 miles of water like I had originally planned on, but we still caught plenty of fish. The best fish of the day was a 17" smallmouth that Mitch caught and we also had a couple largemouth about 2.5 pounds. I did have a big momma largemouth actually fly out of the water trying to eat my spinnerbait. It looked about like one of those great whites breaching for a seal! To top it off, we fished about 5 minutes too long and got caught in the crazy thunderstorm right as we arrived back at the ramp. There was another boat waiting to take out so I had to hang out in the river as I got blasted by big waves and torrential rain. The pucker factor was around an 8/10 for a little bit! Here's a few pics from the day. Mitch had another 2# largemouth that we didn't get a pic of and I had another 2-2.5# towards the end, but my GoPro had filled up the storage card and cut the video short. I had a blast and look forward to doing it again.
  6. 3 points
    Quillback

    Big M area, 7/13

    Things were tough this morning - caught a dozen total, not one keeper, couple of 14" smallies were the biggest fish I caught. Keitech wasn't too good today. Caught a few on top, a couple on the Ned, but most on a 3/8 oz jig. Water temp was 84, water is still somewhat stained. Saw Pepe and crew out there today, hopefully they had a better day as far as catching fish.
  7. 3 points
    Stump bumper

    Ned Rig Kit

    I made the mistake of putting a senco in the same box with mine and even though they didn't touch a really bad chemical reaction started. So after watching the above video, I still put the jig heads on, then put them in the bags then fold the bags up in the box. I combine 3 bags into one same color in each bag. At almost $6 per bag, I am not willing to loose all of them again by not following directions, also I was not able to use them on a day the fish were dialed in on the ned and went through two bags of senckos since I had to replace them every other fish. I never read the bag, so that is the reason I shared the video, just in case someone else finds a load of goop where there neds used to be they can see they are not alone.
  8. 3 points
    Stump bumper

    Ned Rig Kit

  9. 3 points
    abkeenan

    Problem with Whopper Plopper

    Well I used some Bass Pro ones YEARS ago and they were the small size, maybe a size 0 or 1? They were total trash. I wouldn't dare use them again. It goes back to a thread we had going a few weeks ago about the price of baits and upgrading components. I understand if you have a tight budget and just can not afford to spend any extra on better hooks, rings, etc. But if you can afford it and don't upgrade hardware on some baits (the WP in this case) you are risking losing fish, perhaps THE FISH. I don't get to fish NEARLY as much as I would like as I am 4 hours from TR and have a growing family of 4 (+2 furry, slobbering children). So when the stars align, the I-44 Sea parts, the wife has a momentary lapse in judgement and I get to get away for a weekend I want to make the most of it. You spend all this money to chase these green and brown fish between gas, boat (and maintenance), rods, reels, line, baits, etc etc etc and you don't want to spend an extra $20 to upgrade your baits to ensure you have the best possible trip? I just don't get that. For one Jefferson (I guess a "Tubman" soon) and about 20 min of your time swapping components on suspect baits in order to land more fish without issue and have peace of mind with every cast that is a small price to pay.
  10. 3 points
    trythisonemv

    lower access

    i fished tuesday in a thunderstorm. I caught tons of fish! Three of which were over fifteen inches. One was 18 " and put up a crazy fight. I fished lower access early and managed ten down there. Thats where the eighteen incjer came from. then moved up to the trestle bridge and walked down . I caught about ten more down there including the smallest trout ive ever caught. Ot was maybe three inches long. Also hooked into a real monster but barbless hook came unhooked and expletives flew. All and all good day its always better when itrains and murks up the water. Prince nymph was killer and had a few on midges.
  11. 2 points
    Got stormed out early from my Guide Trip on the Rock, as clients had to be out of their lodging by 11 so there was no way we were going to make it after this mornings fireworks show. After reading Mike's report, I was ready to go to Bull, so headed for Tucker and launched at 8AM just after the rain. Surface temps at 83, air at 67 and no breeze. Water at Tucker has a lot more color than the White River section of TR. Maybe good, maybe not. There is a very solid thermocline, at 25 feet in the Tucker, Horseshoe bend area. I pretty much had the Bull Shoals slam I had 1 crappie, 1 short walleye, 1 yellow perch, 5 big bluegill, 1 LM bass, 1 SM bass, and 1 gar. Used a big box of crawlers on a harness and the gills just ate me up from 25' to 35'. Some really nice ones, I threw the 5 biggins in the box and if I had caught just one legal eye Becky and I would have had dinner. I didn't so they got a reprieve. Those gills are locked in at 25' so if you are a gill guy, grab some crickets and get after them. They are on the long flat runnouts. I also got eaten up by house flies. I tell you these little suckers were the meanest I have ever seen. As soon as they landed they took a bite. Thru socks, shirt or bare limbs. It was so bad I had to retreat. Probably would have anyway as the heat was on big time. I pulled off the water at 11:30 to 88 degree air temps and still no breeze. As I was pulling out a group of skiers also came in and said they just simply could not take it and they were getting off also. The flies were eating the boat passengers to the bone. I had Deep Woods Off on board, but I think they thought it was mustard and I was the hotdog. Buster said they just ate him up also one day last week. I've had flies bite before and after a rain like that but it has been a while. Today was the perfect storm with rain, heat and absolutely no breeze. It was just flat miserable. I saw 3 bass boats at the ramp and only saw one black Lund on the water in the H. Bend area today. Fished flat gravel and threw a flutter spoon and swimbait on the bluffends, along with a slab. Caught the crappie on the slab, it was very small, the gar on the swimbait and the rest on the Crawler rig. I really did not see much activity except gar and carp and lots of perch at the thermo. And, of course the man eating black flies. Good Luck
  12. 2 points
  13. 2 points
    rps

    What's Cooking?

  14. 2 points
    Ad revenue & affiliate marketing! You might have upfront cost now but if you can get web traffic and sell/ad space, or trade ad space to marinas for them to cover part of the cost of deployment you might be able to scale/deploy faster vs. using only your own money. If you can generate enough traffic and ad revenue for return you would have a very deploy-able package for future lakes (more traffic/more revenue). Good luck!
  15. 2 points
    Have you seen Lamprey? Cutless fish? Sculpin? Carp aren't so bad. Or were you talking about Smalliebigs and his crew?
  16. 2 points
    Gavin

    What's Cooking?

    Great in bloody Mary's too!
  17. 2 points
    Flysmallie

    Screw it I'm buying a kayak.

    I did buy one last weekend. I went against everyone's recommendations, including my own, and bought a Ascend FS12T for a couple of reasons and I'm glad that I did. I actually almost bought a Pescador Pro 12 but after I compared it to the FS12T it just wasn't worth the extra $230. Here are the reasons I went with the Ascend. 1. I have really no idea what I wanted in a kayak. I had only fished out of one once so I felt I needed a little more experience to be able to tell what my desires in a quality boat are. After just being out in it a couple of times those are starting to become apparent. 2. I didn't have the time/patience/experience to go out and paddle a bunch of different models and still end up making the wrong decision. I needed to be on the water now. The other factors were that they have made some enhancements to the 2016 Ascends. Seems like a much better boat than the one that I had paddled before. It might be a bit on the heavy side but I have zero problems carrying it around or getting it on top of my car. It's starting to give me some things to consider when I do decide to go with a more quality boat, and yes that time will come. It's not as slow as I was led to believe. I was even able to keep up with a guy running a trolling motor on his pretty easily. Not that I was trying to but it was interesting that I could. I like it. It's put me on the water. I've caught some fish. I'm getting it figured out. And after seeing all the new stuff that's coming out of iCast I'm glad I have waited on a more expensive boat. Now I can take my time to make an educated decision but still have a good boat that puts me on the water fishing. I even stunk it up with a decent first fish.
  18. 2 points
    Bill Babler

    Problem with Whopper Plopper

    Plus 1. Owner or Spro will not fail you.
  19. 2 points
    MOPanfisher

    Tuesday night crappie result

    Crappie and new taters, mmMmmm good.
  20. 2 points
    bassfisher

    Tuesday night crappie result

    On my plate caught around highpoint 12ft water
  21. 2 points
    Sweet!!!!!.... bummer on the Trolling motor blade....nice report. Mitch is one of the most generous dudes you will ever fish with a yes you're correct he is a crank master....he has shown me some things that I was never able to learn over my 47 years. Wow could Seth be joining the Stl5???....even though it's not the Stl5. ...more like 5 river fishing dorks willing to do anything for a 20
  22. 2 points
    nomolites

    Need some trolling guidance !

    I usually run four rods with cranks but just one when bottom bouncing. I usually run deeper diving cranks in the inside and I do not stop when hooked up but may slow down some if it is a big 'un. I am almost always between 1.7and 2.2 mph with cranks and shoot for .5-1.0 with bouncers? As suggested get too aggressive with contours until you are comfortable where your baits are running, plenty of hang ups will come later once you think you've "got it". Add complexity and risk of tackle gradually, you will likely find one way that suits you best. If your wife enjoys it too you will eventually have a great time working together running your system; my wife and I do! Mike
  23. 2 points
    tho1mas

    What's Cooking?

    I think that is the difference between a great cook and a chef.
  24. 2 points
    Getting back to white lights or green, if you are making your own you don't have to choose. If you go to superbrightleds.com or look for them on Amazon you can get lights that have a switch that can change the color of the lights while in the water. Wish I would have noticed that before I made mine, next time I make one. I wonder if you had one off the back and one off the front and a Disco Ball in between....? Going to get down tonight.......
  25. 2 points
    I will get a pic of him off my gopro John! Some type of shad minnow. Went back to the Green river again today and it was totally blown out and rolling after the storms we had last night. Super muddy... Hiked an angler trail about a half mile back in trying to find a small cove creek but the trail stopped in some really thick undergrowth and we had to double back. Lots of bear sign and tracks too! From there we called it, and drove to a nearby town hendersonville looking for a fly shop that no longer existed... At this point it was almost 10:30 and not a line in the water yet LOL. We drove all over NC it seemed like before we found a number for Davidson Outfitters and made the trek to the Pisgah national forest home of the Davidson River. The Davidson river is a beauty, and I finally at least saw some of my first NC trout. Fished the ripples with some ants and beetles with no luck. Came to a decent size deeper pool and went to jigging with an ultra light. Had 2 strikes but couldn't get hooked up... But I came darn close LOL.Davidson river is about an hour and 30 minutes away from where we are staying, but I wished I would of went there first. We didn't hit the water till 11:30ish and I think if we'd gotten there in the morning we would of had better luck. Going to try the broad river this evening and maybe head back to the davidson river tomorrow or Friday. My search continues for my first NC Trout! I've spent more time driving and hiking than fishing, but it really is beautiful country up here so I can't complain. Hopefully I have fish pics soon here to post!
  26. 2 points
    Bill Babler

    Problem with Whopper Plopper

    I only have 20 or so of the 90's, but all of mine run perfect and catch fish as good as any bait I have ever fished. I did have a tail stop once on a 130 and it was wrapped with a small 1 inch strand of braid. Was a bugger to get out of there but when I did, it came back to perfect life.
  27. 1 point
    Hammer time

    Fishing Report 7-13-16 Big Sac

    Put in at mutton at 6:30 pm and stayed next to channel on mainlake cranking. Had 4 shorts and nice one all on 5xd. Changed over to night fishing and boy they were eating! Caught em on 10in black power worm, black/blue finesse and fb jig and single spin! They moved up around 10:15 and I caught over 30. Points, and swings from point 5 down to money island! Water temp 81.3-84.8 good clarity. Had a blast from 10:30-12:30, fished till 2:30. Seen one boat after dark. Ended up with 9 keeps, and big channel cat ate the single spin. Tightlines and CPR
  28. 1 point
    The jets on the 11 Point are no comparison to all the trash jet boaters on the current.
  29. 1 point
    top_dollar

    Need some trolling guidance !

    Trolling has been tough on stockton this year for me....no idea why. For long lining cranks, each person fishing will do well with 1 8-9ft, med heavy power, moderate slow action rod (OKUMA Classic Pro rods are perfect for 30 bucks a pop...but any downrigger rod works great). I would highly recommend metered braid line (power pro depth hunter), but as has been mentioned simply marking your spot with a sharpie works too. Tie a snap to the end of the line and everyone put on different color flicker shads (size 5,7, and 9 are good). Let out 100-200 feet of line out (vary this as it effects how deep your lure is going). After catching a few fish youll be able to put together a pattern of best color, size, and running depths. Trolling speeds of 0.5-3.5 mph has been effective for me, usually i like 2-2.5. Dont be afraid to go way faster than you would think...aggressive fish will chase it down, especially in hot water. I like the soft action rod with the no stretch braid, seems to give me the best hookups, and keeps em on for the long ride back to the boat, more of a personal preference though. When i detect a bite, i immediately put the boat in neutral and begin hauling in the fish...other fisherman in the boat also reel in to 1.) avoid tangles and 2.) many many times get a bite on the retrieve. I often times will simply make a U turn and go back over the area where i got a bite. Quite often you can triangulate an area where your getting multiple bites..especially if you have good electronics..then simply go to where x marks the spot and begin a more methodical approach to catching the less active fish. Its a great way to find fish and quickly pattern them. A rubber net, good pliers, and no carpet in your boat will also help you spend more time fishing and less time with a walleye pinned to the boat carpet/net with 2 sets of treble hooks. Get the precision trolling app. Its nifty if you dont wanna fork over hundreds for the book.
  30. 1 point
    thanks ben. easy to see why the thermocline is not very deep. i thought i could see six discs in one of the photos. the O2 levels must be adequate on the lower end and several depth since i saw shad balls at 40 feet. bo
  31. 1 point
    ollie

    After work quickie 7/12/16

    I have been lucky enough to get the slam there only once. Caught my brookies below the walk over bridge. Caught the brown and rainbow all along the water and the cutt came out below the Ace in the Hole. There my brother and I slammed the cutts for like two hours. Our next trip out we barely caught anything! Sounds like you had a good trip none the less!
  32. 1 point
    Ham

    Problem with Whopper Plopper

    The problem with WP's to me is that they are red hot, but will IMO gradually lose their effectiveness. Do Not Misunderstand. They are freaking awesome right now and you do not own a bait that does what it does to fish. No one owns a bait that complete replicates what it does. The WP is not a magic bullet. It doesn't catch fish that aren't there. It doesn't catch fish when conditions are completely wrong, but it's special (right now at least). I suspect I'm going to get left holding a rather expensive bag down the road, but I'll ride it as long as I can. Buy a couple of the WP's. Just change out the split rings before you lose the hook to a fish.
  33. 1 point
    dtrs5kprs

    Ned Rig Kit

    Good find Stump. I'll still drop $5 a year on a box for the convenience. Beats spending it on Starbucks coffee, which ends up literally just...well you get it.
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    Ham

    Ned Rig Kit

    A man has to know his limitations.
  36. 1 point
    DADAKOTA

    Ned Rig Kit

    Very nice Ned Box. Let me know when I should provide you my address. I put together some crappie boxes several years back for my Dad, Son, and Nephew. Kept them from raiding my boxes until they needed to re-stock.
  37. 1 point
    bassfisher

    Bass report 7-3-16

    It's because it's part of the overflow I called today, only one that can give you a ticket is the sheriff, or security tell you to pack it up.
  38. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    Pomme Today 7/13/14

    Fortunately there were no injuries. I will give an atta boy to the MSHP for a quick response. Considering their boat was trapped in he adjacent dock, within 90 minutes or so they had a boat there and officers there sooner than that. Met a second boat and 2 more troopers on the road about 3:30 or so. Considering they had to go get a boat somewhere that ain't bad.
  39. 1 point
    cheesemaster

    Big M area, 7/13

    Thanks for the report Quillback. That's better than what I caught today -10 hours in the office. Lol.
  40. 1 point
    wtr dogs

    Need some trolling guidance !

    TAKE IT EASY, one rod apice until you get the hang of it. If you and pardner let out enough line to be effective and all a sudden get hung up you need to be able to recover the other line and go back and try to free hangup. With the current temps you can troll up to 2.5 mph, if you are trying to bottom bounce 1.5 to .5 mph. As far as hooking and landing the fish, you must remainin control of your boat, especially if it is Windy. if u try to run 6 rods u r going not have fun!!!! Right now try trolling up the gut of coves and good luck
  41. 1 point
    rps

    Bottom Bouncer Techniques

    Actually, I jigged a spoon for quite a while today. Obviously in the wrong places.
  42. 1 point
    we have one "hole" we go to that sometimes has a bunch of carp sniffing around. I have always said carp are one of the best fighters there is.
  43. 1 point
    Stump bumper

    Big M

    Last time I had one of those it was in my finger and couldn't get anyone at the dock to pull on the line for me and couldn't bring myself to do it with my left hand. I went to an Urgent care center and the doc who pulled it out was a young female about 25 years old and 90 lbs. She asked if she could sit in my lap to get a better angle. After that experience I almost want to stick one in my hand on purpose.....Took her about 10 minutes and she kept apologizing, I just just smiled through the whole procedure. Insurance paid but I almost left a tip....
  44. 1 point
    dtrs5kprs

    Problem with Whopper Plopper

    Man, I wish we'd had similar results. Ours are all inconsistent, with the one exception. I'll probably stick with the 130s. I have another new pet I like more than either size plopper. It shall remain nameless .
  45. 1 point
    Mike jones

    Tuesday jackpot @ Hickory Creek

    Come out and fish from 6:30-11:00 tonight at hickory creek. 100% payback! It's great to meet some of the guys from the forum and talk Fishin'! This 6lber was from last night...
  46. 1 point
    Ham

    Big M

    Absolutely, the line trick is Great, but it is not a one size fits all deal.
  47. 1 point
    So fished the Green river yesterday. Aside from 1 smallmouth and a shad we got skunked on trout. Took a bit to get our bearings. Finally found a decent map as cell phones are useless up here lol. Trip report will be delayed until I can find some wifi. We boated lake lure today, but was family day. Not fishing day . Going to hit some feeder creeks and find some of those trophy minnows!
  48. 1 point
    jim m

    Big M

    OUCH, was at a weigh in once and one of the guys had a treble buried in the back of his head. I asked if he was going to er and he said no was tired and going home and going to bed. ok but what if the hook gets hung in the bed, he went to the er
  49. 1 point
    176champion

    Big M

    Went to ER in cassville they had cut hook and push it through...line trick would not have worked...we had just found the fish also....lol
  50. 1 point
    Dutch

    Who's the War Eagle rep around here ?

    I gave up on them because of the wire. I just get similar components and make my own now.
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