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  1. 8 points
    Went to the rock in search of walleye, but all I found was a bunch of these guys, they were in 20 feet of water on a flat, it was fun. The best part was meeting RPS, a heck of a nice guy, with a really nice boat ! He didn't have any trouble catching the fish that I was looking for. This video should have had him in it. I was proud to have met him.
  2. 4 points
    Johnsfolly

    Top water over 98 Degrees 7/24/16

    Even with temperatures expected to exceed 100 degrees today, I was set on getting out to my favorite smallmouth water to see if I could catch more top water fish than mid or bottom baits. I got to the access point at 9:30 this morning. Air temp was probably close to 88-90 degrees. The water seemed to be around 80-85 degrees. There is a long hole right at the access. This area gets fished a lot. I put on the Perch pattern Whopper Plopper and had two blow ups and one 10" largemouth on the line. Several more blow ups while casting toward a rock pile downstream from me. There was shade above the rocks and it extended well over the water. Caught one more largemouth a little smaller than the first one. With all of the blow ups there seemed to be fish around that pile and I switched to the 1/8 oz PBJ Ned rig and hooked up with another small largemouth on the first cast. Several cast later and nothing to show for my efforts except lots of small fish pecking at the Ned. The river narrows above this hole and most stretches don't hold a lot of water. Cast the Ned to some deeper water behind a laydown tree and get a strike by a smallmouth that comes undone next to me. Same on the next cast a little further upstream. Both fish probably weren't much longer than 8". Next hole and still fishing the Ned I lose two more smallmouth one was over 12" in length. Catch two smallmouth, both about 9-10" in length and a 9" largemouth. The bottom is getting more large rocks and boulders, which in this system means more smallmouth and also more potential snags with the Ned. Switch back to the WP and have a couple of smallmouth hits and land a 12" fish. I am headed up to several boulder filled runs that are below a large long and deep hole. Although I haven't fished this section for a couple of years, I know this stretch well having caught a bunch of smallmouth every time I fish this section. I have twice caught my personal Missouri best smallmouth at the head of this deep hole, two fish a few years apart with both fish measuring 17.75". Headed up to this section of water and spooked a juvenile bald eagle off the bank. Fishing the WP I land two more largemouth, two really fat green sunfish, and three more smallmouth. I didn't catch any more fish on the WP, mainly because I felt that the bait might be spooking the fish when it hits the water. With too many boulders for the Ned. I put on a fluke. The first cast was just upstream of a large boulder and the fish must have been watching it, because it took the bait just as it hit the water. A couple of cast later, I caught my largest smallmouth, a 14" fish, and that fish pushed a 10 foot wake to get the fluke. I caught a couple of more smallmouth and a couple of largemouth. I switched to a super-fluke and only got a gar interested, but could not get the gar on the line. I kept seeing a large bass swimming in the hole. I put on a Excaliber Spit'n Image WTD bait. I did not catch the big one, but caught two largemouth and two green sunfish in this hole. It was now about 1:15 pm and the temp must have been close to 98 degrees. I fished the next hole upstream and that was about as far upstream as I got today. Just getting two hot for me. I caught another largemouth and smallmouth on the Spit'n image in that hole. Stopped in the shade above that short hole and saw a madtom go up under a rock just below me. I switched to my microfishing line and hooks. Didn't see the madtom again. Tried to catch some juvenile hog suckers, but could not do to too many mosquitofish and bleeding shiners. I did land this big female mosquitofish. Caught several shiners and a studfish. Done microfishing and headed back down stream back to the large hole. Kept seeing two large bass, but between my offerings today and the foot prints in the gravel from a previous fisherman these bass would get to within a couple of inches and never take my baits. Did get another gar to chew on my fluke, but could not get a hook set on this fish. Ended with this 8" smallmouth. Total tally was 12 fish with the Ned and fluke versus 15 fish on the WP and Spit'n image top water baits. So even with the heat the top water bite was not bad for nearly 100 degrees (on the way home, the local bank registered 101 degrees).
  3. 4 points
    Al Nancy

    You never know

    What you are gonna get. Too bad I don't have a stamp.
  4. 4 points
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    Some frozen Brussels sprouts and some plain store-made shrimp kabobs. Did a marinade of ketchup, oil, lemon pepper, hot sauce, brown sugar and worstershire; tossed them in a dry skillet. Fire department not involved this time.
  5. 3 points
    Johnsfolly

    What's Cooking?

    Don't have pictures. Tonight was grilled chicken thighs that were marinated with a fig balsamic vinegar, oil, and spices. Also had grilled cauliflower, chanterelles, onion, and yellow squash. Dessert was a couple of spiced peaches that we had canned a couple of weeks ago.
  6. 2 points
    Slowtime

    First taste of the Current

    Had a fun time on the Current last week. Never had been to the area before. Floated Thursday-Saturday, Cedargrove-Pulltite. Stayed at Reeds in the state park. More of a fun float with several other couples, but took the fishing poles Thurs and Fri. Several SM and a few trout in the usual river hangouts. Assume fishing would be great early in the week and maybe even further down river. How far down before you deal with powerboat traffic?? The crowds were building as the weekend approached. Similar to the country fair on water by Saturday. Got lots of new tattoo ideas and learned some new colorful language.
  7. 2 points
    ness

    Just funny stuff

    This always cracked me up.
  8. 2 points
    Good luck on your blood test rps and wellness...
  9. 2 points
    I admit to wearing the "Face Burqa". I wear it all the time when I am out on the water and the sun is over the trees. I also use sun screen. Had a few pre-cancerous growths removed a couple of years ago, so I am not taking any chances. Sun screen works, except it doesn't do a good job on your lips. It is hard to find a buff that has the same logos as my jersey. My many sponsors insist that if I have one of their logos on my jersey, then I must have it on the buff.
  10. 1 point
    Daryk Campbell Sr

    Creek fishing in the heat

    Over 100 degrees out today, and I had a rare opportunity. Wife and children were swimming at a friend's house in St Charles, and I just got off work and went home. I live south of St Louis, and they were an hour or so away. I decided to take the opportunity to go to a local creek and try to learn some more casting techniques. No way the fish were going to bite. I had a spook on the line front he last time I fished. Went down to the water and tried to "walk the dog" as it seems to be the rage. I don't think that I really did it right, but a small sunfish didn't seem to mind. I decided to take a walk down the creek. Tried for a while, playing in the riffle, tossing around some boulders, nothing else. Seen a couple flashes on the bottom. Decided to try Ned. I did not pack my Ned equipment! Ahh, the horror. How will I catch anything. Decided to try further down the creek. Found an area where a large black tailed fish was lurking. Steep bank, and lots of vegetation separated me from the creek. I have read on this forum many times that stealth is not an option, but a requirement. I did my best, but would have been laughed at by most humans. The large fish was not startled, or aware. Good job by me. I casted my lure out past him not wanting to spook it with my spook. So far so good. Long story short, not interested. At all. Went baked up an easier path. To bad I didn't see it first. Continued down the stream. I know of an area that has lots of rocks. I found another path that allowed access to the creek, so I went down. Found some great area. I fished the area that I thought would produce. Nothing. I went to a root wad. Thanks Smalliebigs. The wad did not produce, but the area around it gave me the BEST day I have had in years. Nothing of size, but I had a 14 fish day. 2 sunfish, handfuls of small spots, a couple greenies, one approximately 15 inches. A gar about 18 inches, he got off on his own at the bank. A couple others that I am asking identification on. I will update. My phone died on me, so I don't have the big ones' pictures. I know, no pictures, it didn't hapen. I also seen a deer go into the creek and it looked like a female dog relieving itself in the creek. It was interested in me, but kept it's distance. Finally it ran away snorting. Watched me fish for a good 5 minutes. I also caught a wounded fish. Only seen pictures before.
  11. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    Inspecting for Zebra Mussels

    Thought I would give a quick explanation of how easy it is to miss a zebra mussel when inspecting your boat, or dock for them. The photo below is a young "adult" zebra mussel. I was asked to inspect a large vessel for them today, fortunately also had an MDC agent along, as I simply didn't see the little things, I was looking for larger ones. Took the Agent about 10 seconds to find them, and then you could see them all over the hull. The the company's credit they are going to do the right thing and take the vessel to be fully de contaminated, via hot water power washing, and a 5 day dry time along with heavy bleaching of the bilges.
  12. 1 point
    I heard he had over 18 pounds for the win...pretty strong bag for the dog days of summer on Beaver!!
  13. 1 point
    joeD

    Walk The Dog

    Psoriasis? Lameness? Milquetoastness? DOH!
  14. 1 point
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    I bought a one pound package of ground chuck at the store this afternoon. I had a plan for dinner and boat lunches (assuming the thunderstorms clear long enough to fish this week). I sauteed small diced onion, mushroom, celery, and sweet peppers and let them cool. I combined the chuck, a quarter cup of panko, 2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, a Tablespoon of Greek seasoning, and the vegetables and made a baby meat loaf that I painted with Brooks ketchup. I tucked 4 or 5 fingerling potatoes around the loaf and put it in the oven. I have a small cucumber/tomato salad made as well. The best part will be the cold meatloaf sandwiches. Should I use mustard, ketchup, or barbecue sauce?
  15. 1 point
    chi0082

    Friday jackpot

    Glad you guys think about me. It's flattering.
  16. 1 point
    Hughesy

    Great weekend

    Looks like his chest is gonna bust the straps on that life jacket. Great fish Tripp and great job Grandpa!
  17. 1 point
    top_dollar

    this morning

    Wow....forgot to mention....main lake gravel points, 15 to 20 feet down in 15 to 45 fow very close to 100+fow.
  18. 1 point
    great job! for daytime fishing this time of the year, do not leave home without a spoon. your depth and location goes right along with the type of water that i have been catching them at night the last two trips. bo
  19. 1 point
    nomolites

    Awesome Night Fishing (7/21)

    On the water armed with 10" worms, a full moon, and moving water and you spanked 'em! Well done!! Bet it was worth the heat and humidity.. Mike
  20. 1 point
    Mitch f

    Creek fishing in the heat

    Assuming the big black tailed fish was a carp!
  21. 1 point
    BilletHead

    Shout out to Plastic_worm

    While running through websites I check out daily I ran upon a video that Plastic_worm one of our forum members did. It made it on Moldy Chum. Losing it, upper right hand corner. Another one well done Plastic_Worm ! http://www.moldychum.com/ BilletHead
  22. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Cabelas Fly Lines?

    I hear this all the time. Whipping a loop in a fly line is easier than putting your waders on. Just cut the line at an angle, glue the angle to the line (after a quick wipe of alcohol), and wrap about 1/4" with 6/0 tying thread. Cover with Sally Hansen's. The acetone in the SH causes the thread to sink in and creates a killer bond. The mistake everyone makes is wrapping too much thread, if you apply excessive thread wraps it will be stiff and might crack. It only takes 3/16-1/4", and only two layers thick. Here's one that's 2 years old If you think you can pull that loop out before breaking the leader you're high on crack. ?
  23. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Awesome Night Fishing (7/21)

    Very nice! This lake is fishing large this year. I'm lovin' it. Can't wait to see what the Fall bite is like.
  24. 1 point
    I only live about 20 miles from Cape Fair and i stay home in this heat
  25. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    old lynn creek area

    Exactly. Wakes crashing into each other from all angles creates a giant washing machine effect. Driving through it is one thing.... Fishing in it is a whole 'nother thing. Used to be you could duck inside a cove and escape it, but now it's so rough on the main channel that everybody has to do their tubing and skiing in the coves, so they aren't much better. Fishermen just keep allowing themselves to be pushed further and further up the creeks, or into tiny coves too small to do anything else in. The guides from the mid-lake area claim to be booked solid, and it makes me wonder....Where the hell are y'all taking these people to fish ? LOL
  26. 1 point
    Mitch f

    Awesome Night Fishing (7/21)

    Very cool Paul! Well done!!
  27. 1 point
    I decided to stay home. Too hot for me. I would have to get up at 3am to get there around 5-5:30. Just didn't have it in me.
  28. 1 point
    BINKS REPORT 7/24/16 Had another great day on Norfork. I had two clients out this morning, one wanted stripers and the other one wanted walleye. So i decided to go after the walleye first because they are the harder species to catch. As in photo we kept 4 out of the 8 we caught one man one limit. After the walleye limit we went after a striper limit, there again as in photo we caught a limit of stripers. So all in all both clients were very happy. Best bait; Binks Spoon Best size ; 1 oz for the stripers and 1/2 oz for the walleye Best color; stripers white with red head walleye Arkansas shiner Best place; stripers main lake walleye back in creeks Best time stripers and walleye 5.30 am till 9.30 am Best depth; stripers 30 to 60 feet walleye 0 to 35 feet Best method stripers vertical walleye horizontal jigging This is the time of the year that spooning is at it's best and it's going to get better and better as the water heats up and the fish starts to school up and feed down deep. This method of fishing will catch all species of fish ( through the dog days of summer ) and beyond !!!!!!!! Keep It Simple Drop a Spoon Bink
  29. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Cabelas Fly Lines?

    Whatever the cheap whites ones are, they are junk. They coil up and get stiff in cool weather....and get sticky/gummy in warm weather. The best "cheap" line I have ever used is Cortland 333. I still use it on my 9wt. Bass rod because I punish it pretty hard and it doesn't hurt my feelings to drag it over logs, rocks, ect. Or to step on it. It gets the job done just fine in all kinds of weather, and it only costs about 30 bucks.
  30. 1 point
    Go out early - between 5:30 and 6:00. Enjoy the first 3 hours and the fact that the number of idiots is much lower during the week. I have a fasting blood test Monday early and a wellness visit on Tuesday. I will be out Wednesday.
  31. 1 point
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    My best loved food critic has traveled to visit her 94 year old mother before the school year starts. Without an audience I feel like B.B. King's signature song - the thrill is gone. I took some frozen tomato mac and cheese out of the freezer and added a bit of half and half to it. I will nuke it to very warm and blend it. I will slice some roast chicken from the left over bird from Thursday. One of my tasks for while she is gone is to ruthlessly cull the refrigerator and freezer. I must teach myself to cook in small portions. How does one do that? Look at the recipes I post - they will feed 4 to 6 people. How do you cook a vegetable tian for two?
  32. 1 point
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    Didn't cook yesterday -- my baby brother did it for us...and about 150 other folks. He and a buddy do an annual 'Ribs, Rock and Blues' party in July -- this was their 25th year. Jim does the meats on his rig, the rest is pot luck. Ribs, sausage, chicken, pulled pork, pork belly. Three bands and fireworks. For the folks that like to drink and don't have to drive -- pudding shots, jello shots, cherry bombs, and apple pie (drink). He tells me the shirt has made it to all 25. I guess you go with tradition Good stuff. Not diet food though.
  33. 1 point
    dan hufferd

    7/19/16

    I fished for a couple hours with my nephews. Here are a couple clips of the results of our "How to throw a spoon at walleye on a hot day" lesson. We also caught bass, and whites in the same area. The bite was over around 10 am so we turned into the people fisherman hate "tubers" We stayed at Southwinds Motel, and fished Bink's spoons exclusively. We had a lot of fun I really enjoyed it !
  34. 1 point
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    Been wanting steak, so picked up a couple little tenderloins. Store-bought twice-baked taters and some shrooms with a little thyme, beef broth, wine and butter. This sure hit the spot. Had with some Kansas table wine. Don't laugh -- this stuff is excellent. We stumbled onto this winery on an adventure in the Flint Hills. They have got it figured out. They also do a Chambourcin and Traminette that are excellent. Only problem is they don't sell it in town -- and it's an hour plus out to their winery in Paxico, KS. Getting down to the end of the stock, so we're gonna make another trip. Johnsfolly, tho1mas and BilletHead like this
  35. 1 point
    joeD

    Walk The Dog

    Poor buzzbaits. Shunted aside and neglected. (Don't worry. Your time will come again).
  36. 1 point
    Was up there early this week. Caught fish schooling late on a buzz bait. When the sun was high mid day shade was the key docks and a jig. Fishing was pretty tough 4 keepers and 15 shorts.. Going to be out of there early tomorrow morning little club tournament so I'll post more after. Good luck hope this helped.
  37. 1 point
    5fshlmt

    7/22-23 Fishing Report

    Fished yesterday and today from OSP/Hawker to the dam. The heat was all but unbearable from 2p-5p. Did manage to catch a few nice bass in 15-25' of water on points/swings with wind (thank GOD for the breeze... geesh!!!). Also found a couple brush piles that had a few fish in them. Baits of choice were worm, jig, and swimbait. Good luck and great fishing...
  38. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    old lynn creek area

    What blows my mind is that so many people seem to have so much free time these days. Does nobody have to work anymore? You have all these people that are obviously millionaires, yet they never have to work. Retired at 35 ! I guess I'm jealous.
  39. 1 point
    Unimog

    Guide Service

    This is why the two guide trips I've been on were without any tip given. Nothing like paying a guy $50/hr to fish while you're in the back.
  40. 1 point
    If it's a Duckett or Daiwa brand that would be a D-Bag kit.
  41. 1 point
    Walcrabass

    7/19/16

    Dan, Nice video. Glad you caught some. RPS, Saw your comment on the 20+" Walleye being a Monster. Wanted to say that many years ago I too fished for Walleye on Stockton. 20" was a pretty standard keeper fish. At that time 28 to 30" were a Monster. Have caught several that length myself. Of course that was before the 15" length limit came along. Used to be 18". Just saying ya know. This is why I preach Length Limit, Length Limit, Length Limit where Fish are concerned. I personally believe the "Quality" ( general size) of the Walleye was much better then. While I am on it I also believe we could have more spawning of the Walleye in Stockton ( and other lakes ) if we had Zones or seasons that did not allow them to be kept during certain times of the year. Kind of surprised the Department of Conservation hasn't jumped on that opportunity as it would save them money if they did not have to stock a many. Just 2 cents from Wally
  42. 1 point
    rps

    7/19/16

    Glad you caught some. Stockton really cranks out 15 to 18 inch fish. The 20+ you caught is considered a monster there. Well done!
  43. 1 point
    Hunter53

    Guide Service

    Another one to try would be Phillip Stone.
  44. 1 point
    DADAKOTA

    Friday jackpot

    As a tourney angler i believe there is more that can be done. In July and August there should be a 3 fish max and tourneys should last no more than 4 hours day or night. Three and a half hours is better. Fishing 6 to 8 hours with such high water temps is irresponsible IMO. Even more so when you are catching your fish out of 30+ feet of water.
  45. 1 point
    I was thinking the other day on the way home from the river how blessed we are in the amount of fishing opportunities that exist in this country. I'm sure that a few other countries may have it better, but not many.
  46. 1 point
    top_dollar

    Walleye

    caught a few last summer around the kimberling area using jigging spoons and trolling crankbaits, youll be fighting off bass the whole time though. If your really interested at some quality walleye fishing stockton lake is your best bet. Good numbers of quality eaters. This time of year main lake points with jigs and crawlers and trolled crankbaits on stockton, on table rock, bass and bluegill will steal ur worms too often...use spoons. Concentrate on areas where the shallow flat areas drop down into the main river channel..all the better if that drop is near the thermocline depths with some junk to get snagged on. If you pick one up on a trolled crank, mark that spot and go drop a jigging spoon down there...there will usually be more than one hanging out. I know that walleye are known to suspend...but in my experience if your not within a few feet of the bottom...your out on walleye and will be bass fishing. I start with very small 2-3 inch hops with the spoon, to make it look like a rubber pencil. If no strikes ill use 1-2 foot short fast jerks and let the spoon flutter...this works but often will hang the line on the treble hook. Lastly ill do a very long and steady pull by putting my rod tip at the water and steadily raising the tip well over my head, this moves the bait 8-10 feet through the water column. Then letting it fall back on controlled slack...90% of bites or more will come on the fall...hence the controlled slack. The spoon will either stop sinking, or your line will "flinch" youll need to set the hook immediately and keep steady constant pressure, as a heavy jigging spoon is essentially a lure retriever as well...its very easy for fish to sling the dense bait. (more tips...bang the spoon off the rocks on the bottom to get attention, then work the lure normally. Cast the spoon parallel to the bank, count it down, then "yo yo" it back through the strike zone.) My 2 cents.
  47. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Just funny stuff

    Dehydration and Peyote don't mix well. Drink some water with that stuff !
  48. 1 point
    Won a GoPro at the kayak tournament and started putting it to use. The weed mats are starting to set up nicely for throwing a hollow body frog over them. I had to get warmed up as I had missed a few fish before finally hooking one. Here's a clip of that fish. https://youtu.be/v7uSBUIWkas
  49. 1 point
    I think The White would be easiest.
  50. 1 point
    rps

    Bad Bull Shoals experience

    For 25 years, until I grew tired, I made my living as a trial lawyer. I represented people who felt wronged and put upon - whether it was car wreck victims or banks holding bad paper. Based upon this experience, let me assure you, on the scales that measure stupid, entitled, and self centered, there are no maximums.
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