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  1. 7 points
    Launched the boat shortly after Sun Up and pulled it out a little after Sundown. I wish the day could have lasted about another 6 hours. mid 40's air temp, got up to low 50's later. Rain. Some times harder, sometimes softer BUT rain within 15 minutes of starting. That's why I have Good rain gear. Cabela's Guidewear treated me right. Again. water temp 59-62' water clarity was Awesome. So Fun to watch the fish you are catching pull pull pull fish are still deep, shallow, and in between. Lots of ways to skin that cat right now. Pick the one you like and find the place to make it work. I force fed a 17 inch smallie a swimbait in 25 FOW on a wind blown bank. I missed a couple of other bites. I suspect smaller fish that dream big. picked up my Buddy Lincoln Godfrey. He loves to catch Big crappie. So Big Crappie we did catch. Bobby Garland Baby Shads fished around select boat docks and standing timber. 1/32 and 1/16 oz heads. Of course, you also catch small bass of all three species and other sunfish while doing that. Godfrey had to bail to return to real life. I turned to boat back out in the cold rain and force fed them drop shot rigs until I got tired of being stupid and pulled out a Ned rig. I found a stretch of bank that was loaded with fish and was getting bit every stinking cast. I had some hook failures and breakoffs which got in the way of numbers. I had a hook failure on a sub keeper walleye. I had 4 Big Crappie on a Ned and a big Bluegill too. I finished with 54. Pics or it didn't happen. So carry on I suppose. This post has been promoted to an article
  2. 6 points
    JohnP

    Bucked out!!!!!

    On tags that is, still have a antlerless rifle and guess now 2 antlerless archery tags left ;). 5 sits in the past 3 days (2 mornings and 3 late afternoons) in the Pumpkin Patch camo and finally decided to let grandpa's ol' J.C Higgins model 50 .30-.06 with the original Weaver scope bark last night. Was covered up in deer, does and spikes and a 6pt, for about 45 minutes before this 8 pt stepped into the field and presented me with a shot at 59 yds. Spun a 180 when he was hit and ran 50 yds before literally hitting a fence and flipping over it into a dry creek bottom where he landed into his final resting place. Not one of the one I've been after but after hearing numerous shots from neighboring properties, didn't wasn't to pass on a decent buck for down here. Inherited the rifle years ago and label with his name on it has been on it since the 70's and that's where it's going to stay.
  3. 4 points
    Ham

    I love Bull Shoals 11/14/17 edition

    I love my truck and I love my boat.
  4. 3 points
  5. 3 points
    Norm M

    rambling around

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/wandering-with-norm-minas-access-points-to-a-fishing-and-life/
  6. 3 points
    JohnP

    Bucked out!!!!!

    Thanks Ketchup. It's the only rifle I have ever taken deer with and one of my boys knows that he is getting it next when the time is right, aka when I get my first grand child, to continue the tradition ;).
  7. 3 points
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    On Friday my eighth grade will have a pot luck before the holiday. I promised a roast turkey and queso. We have an amazing line up of sides to go with that. I roasted the bird tonight. Sparchcocked and roasted at 400 for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  8. 3 points
    Al Agnew

    Cajun red line

    As for fish seeing things "differently" than humans, as I've said before, physics is physics. Light waves act the same no matter what kind of eyes are looking at them, and fish have the same kind of structures in their eyes to perceive color that we do, except that their structures are probably sensitive to wavelengths going a little more into the ultraviolet. So what we see when underwater is more or less what they see, except they may see ultraviolet that we don't. The difference is, they don't have the mental acuity to understand as much about what they are perceiving, both with their eyes and their lateral line, hearing, and smelling. Which means that probably MOST of them don't associate line with danger, even though there's no doubt they can see the line. MAYBE they can learn to associate line attached to something they want to eat with the unpleasant experience of being caught, after they've been caught and released a few times. But that doesn't necessarily mean that a thinner or less visible line will "fool" them better, since they can almost certainly see 4 pound test mono just as well as they can 8 pound test. I agree that thinner line probably makes a lot more of a difference in how the lure or fly acts than it does in how visible it is to the fish.
  9. 3 points
    aarchdale@coresleep.com

    Cape Fair

    Ive caught quite a few over the years around cape and in flat creek. Seems like they are usually keepers, Def not like the kimberling to dam area where you catch a million shorts to one keeper
  10. 2 points
    shrapnel

    Freshwater Table Fare

    Just had white bass for the first time in a LONG time, along with some Crappie caught yesterday. I liked it better than the crappie, much firmer meat, bigger flakes. Reminded me a little bit of Redfish actually. I will start keeping more of them, cut the red meat out and there was zero fishy taste at all. Will try them blackened next time. So my new order for favorite freshwater fish is: Walleye, White Bass, Crappie. Bluegill are on the list as well, ahead of crappie for taste and texture but I like bigger bites!
  11. 2 points
    Hog Wally

    Good runs

    I usually give my guest one cast in the sweet spot Then it's all mine.
  12. 2 points
    Ham

    I love Bull Shoals 11/14/17 edition

    Nine inches of Bluegill.
  13. 2 points
    tapout

    James River white bass Nov 14

    My bass chasing has netted futile results as of late, so I tried to find some whites up the James. It was 48 degrees and rained pretty much the entire time. The water temp was 58 to 60 degrees. Fished for about 4 hours just jigging a 1/2 oz spoon. Caught lots of whites but they were scattered and they didn't make it easy. Also the average size was probably 10 inches. Much smaller than I usually see in fall up the James. Probably caught 20 - 25 total. Moved to the bank and threw a mouse color spinner bait for a bit before loading on the trailer. Caught one keeper large mouth.
  14. 2 points
    jdmidwest

    Sad story

    I agree, who is going to write the ticket? MDC has a hard enough time doing what they do now. Its like a seatbelt in car. It may come with the stand but it is up to person to use it.
  15. 2 points
    jdmidwest

    For the Missouri Deer hunters

    Mountain lions chased it here.
  16. 2 points
    Terrierman

    What's Cooking?

    Heat comes from the candied jalapenos that lovie loves.
  17. 2 points
    tjm

    Rare Predator Sighting

    Lived in a small village while in the Navy and every nice evening my bride and I would walk the quarter mile of street to the old bridge and back, usually see 20+ skunks on that walk. Skunks are better mousers than cats, imo, and eat piles of insects that I don't miss. I think distemper took most of the skunks hereabouts some years ago; I consider them rare and only see a few road kill per year now. The babies are cute, we had a den in a corner of the yard for many years. fwiw, tomato juice won't have any effect on the skunk smell on you or the dogs, here is a recipe that is said to work though; Mix all ingredients together in a plastic bucket; 1 quart hydrogen peroxide 1/4 cup baking soda 1 teaspoon liquid dishsoap Use a sponge or cloth to wipe the animal, can do the inside of the mouth but KEEP OUT OF THE EYES! Mix as needed, doesn't store well after mixing. Said to have been developed by a chemist, its been used by a lot of trappers. If you forget the formula and do need it sometime search the net for 'best homemade skunk wash' or similar. I've seen it on dozens of sites over several years.
  18. 1 point
    gurzik

    Cape Fair

    Finally back from Illinois. Got out for a couple hours this morning. Caught 6 with only 1 keeper. 5XD and jig did all the work. WT was 57 to 59 deg.
  19. 1 point
    I must be holding my mouth wrong.
  20. 1 point
    Smalliebigs

    Trout....TROUT...TROUT!.....

    Duly noted.....kudos to you Mrs. BilletHead it seems like you Two are living the dream
  21. 1 point
    tho1mas

    Rare Predator Sighting

    That mixture works well on carpet pet stains. I know because my wife just got a new ankle biter - she named him Marty?
  22. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    Cajun red line

    That dude in the middle short lines every fish. Asking for a hook in the hand.
  23. 1 point
    Terrierman

    I love Bull Shoals 11/14/17 edition

    Good day Sir.
  24. 1 point
    Quillback

    I love Bull Shoals 11/14/17 edition

    Good stuff!
  25. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    Bucked out!!!!!

    John congrats on a nice rifle buck! I use my dad's old Mossberg 22 mag for small game. It's close to 60 years old. Lots of good memories in mine. Keep making memories with your rifle and share those with your kids and grandkids (when you have them☺).
  26. 1 point
    Champ188

    perfect weather

    Been working, bo. Every day. No fun.
  27. 1 point
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    Was searching for a recipe and stumbled upon this. Couldn’t pass on the chance to say I told ya so. They’re gone.
  28. 1 point
    Mitch f

    Freshwater Table Fare

    Bluegill have more flavor I agree
  29. 1 point
    Ham

    I instantlly thought of Johnsfolly and Ham

    Yeah Stein, My Son and I caught 5 of them in less than an hour last Sunday. I also got a little walleye.
  30. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    Freshwater Table Fare

    I have to agree with bluegill over crappie in terms of the taste and texture. I haven't had many white bass, but enjoyed the ones that I kept and removed the blood line before cooking.
  31. 1 point
    awhuber

    For the Missouri Deer hunters

    This is not a "Peck Ranch" elk. It is likely an escappe from a near by elk ranch or a wanderer from the north west.
  32. 1 point
    cmoore03

    Found Net on Taney

    If you lost a dip net on Taney this weekend please describe and let me know. cfmoore03@gmail.com Just Hoping t o find the owner.
  33. 1 point
    BilletHead

    Rare Predator Sighting

    Yep this works real well. The BilletHead's dog knows this! BilletHead
  34. 1 point
    BilletHead

    Rare Predator Sighting

    Same here in the Western part of the state Al. BilletHead
  35. 1 point
    Al Agnew

    Rare Predator Sighting

    No doubt that whippoorwills are a lot scarcer than they used to be. Culprit seems to be the declining numbers of moths, probably due to agricultural pesticide use. Whippoorwills feed entirely at night on flying insects like moths. Also, in the Ozarks, it seems the whippoorwills have largely been replaced by the closely related chuck-wills-widows. They aren't common, either, but I've heard far more of them than whippoorwills in recent years.
  36. 1 point
    She made history by being the first MO Elk hunter of this century. Dad did not "take her hunting", he dropped her off with a cell phone and a rifle and left her to hunt on his own. Good thing farmer brown did not walk thru scratching his head. One of the cardinal rules. KNOW YOUR TARGET!!!!! MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE WHAT YOU ARE SHOOTING AT BEFORE YOU PULL THE TRIGGER!!!!!
  37. 1 point
    timsfly

    One of our own

    The big fish have not moved there are plenty of smaller fish to play with there are a lot of 3-5 pond fish in the river. Roger said that he caught a bunch on Monday mostly on dry flies.
  38. 1 point
    BilletHead

    Official Jigfest #4 food thread

    Fish fry oil purchased today! Not peanut! If this is wrong let me know, BilletHead
  39. 1 point
    BilletHead

    What's Cooking?

    Nothings cooking at this minute at least not with this gizmo but will be sometime in the near future . There is squirrel aurora in the oven though, BilletHead has a new toy!
  40. 1 point
    Ketchup

    Bucked out!!!!!

    Congrats. Nice buck. That guns memories makes the hunt, and story that much better. Congrats again John.
  41. 1 point
    Stein

    Official Jigfest #4 thread

    I'm planning on fishing Friday - Sunday, going home Monday, FWIW.
  42. 1 point
    IL Fisherman

    Cape Fair

    I'm ready to get out of Illinois. The weather has sucked all month. You guys are 20 degrees warmer than here. Looking forward to 10 days around Thanksgiving at the lake. Can't wait. By the way, nice fish!
  43. 1 point
    Chief Grey Bear

    What's Cooking?

    Don't cook it so long and turn the heat down a tad.
  44. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    Trout....TROUT...TROUT!.....

    You know us multispecies and microguys want to be accurate☺.
  45. 1 point
    I am the first to admit.....this isn't the exact Mike Schmidt Double Deceiver. This is my version. Either way, the Double Deceiver has put more big fish in my boat than all other big streamers combined. Period.
  46. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    Trout....TROUT...TROUT!.....

    BH - By the way I said that this fish was a bleeding shiner not a redtail shiner☺!
  47. 1 point
    BilletHead

    Trout....TROUT...TROUT!.....

    I have caught trout in some pretty neat places. many, many in their native ranges. I don't care what size they are. Each one is a blessing to me and the Mrs. I catch some big ones too but think there is too much emphasis on big fish or for that matter anything big caught or harvested. Take for example my micro fishing friends. They get pretty excited from small catches! I caught a smallish fish this fall on the Niangua Sent a photo to JohnsFolly. He responds a redtail shiner . Hey I am on my micro way . Haters hate you big fish snobs , BilletHead
  48. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    Trout....TROUT...TROUT!.....

    My dad drug me all over back east fishing famous streams for dinks. Never did appeal to me enough to go back.
  49. 1 point
    redshad

    This weekend?

    Plug, those are some good memories. Wappapello is my home lake, I grew up in Poplar Bluff. We would duck hunt in the morning and then go fishing those fish down there would be shallow even with ice around the edge of the lake. Of course in that lake they don't have much of a choice about being shallow. We had been hunting then fishing in December and a snow storm came in we were catching the crap out of them and stayed on the water to long. Boat ramp was covered with snow when we came in and had a hell of a time getting home. I still remember pushing cars over the hills so we could get through. Thanks everyone for the info. I all excited about getting out this weekend. Would love for my stepson to catch a big one on a buzzbait. He caught his personal best up there this spring 5.7 off a dock corner with a senko.
  50. 1 point
    Phil Lilley

    Lets talk bass fishing on Taney

    Stinkin's Bass... Buzz baits seem to be a favorite on the lower lake. Around docks.
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