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  1. 8 points
    cheesemaster

    Cape Fair 12/3/17

    I put in at 7:20 and fished a straight worm for a couple hours and had a couple shorts, and a couple swing and misses. It was pretty slow with the worm. I started throwing some cranks, spinnerbaits and squarebill with not much luck at all. I went to the very back of a 50 yard cut with a black Buzzbait with a gold blade and when I pulled it over the top of a log in the far back something took a swipe at it but stopped just short of hitting it. That got me excited because it seemed big. For some reason she pulled away from it. I changed to a black on black Buzzbait and did much better. I caught about 12 on it with 2 good keepers, and they really wanted it. The big one was 3.14 and the other was 3.5 on my scale. It sure was good to get out again and set the hook, it has been way too long. Water temp was 55.7 and I pulled out right at noon. This post has been promoted to an article
  2. 6 points
    Quillback

    Indian Creek 12/3

    Went over to Indian Creek early in the AM and fished with Mike M. Early it was flat calm, as you can see from the pic. That's when the fish were biting. The smallies were hitting jigs and there was top water action, mostly stripers but a few black bass also. We caught the smallies dragging 1/2 oz football jigs with craw or twin tailed grubs dragging them in 5 - 20 FOW. Once the wind picked up, and it really started blowing, the bite slowed down. We totaled about 15 bass, mostly smallies, but a couple of spots and one largemouth. One smallie went about 3 lbs., the rest were in the 12-16" range. I had two stripers blow up on a pencil popper, one was a huge explosion, but he missed the popper, had another blowup, just felt a tick, but he didn't get enough of the lure. Saw one boat fishing for striper that came in a bit later after the wind picked up, he was in the right area, don't know if he caught any. Saw water temps from 57-59, given the forecast that won't last. Quite a few eagles back in Indian if anyone wants to do some eagle watching, that's not a bad place to go. Saw some turkeys too. This post has been promoted to an article
  3. 4 points
    fowlthing

    Sat Dec 2, 7am to noon

    Caught 6 one keeper. All deep 40-50 feet on spoon or drop shot. Spent some time learning my electronics made some progress. Mostly on the spoon. Looking at upgrading from the 5 inch screen and adding GPS for the bow Glad to get out
  4. 4 points
    MOPanfisher

    Now that's a Brownie!!

    Me personally no, I wouldn't mount it. I would release it hoping that if it only lived another week some happy feller could again catch. Besides I have never mounted any fish. I have a bunch of the memories saved in my head though, without the actual fish there they can alway grow a little in my mind.
  5. 4 points
    Flyguide7

    Slow day, decent afternoon

    Hit the river today after a four week hiatus. Very slow morning caught and removed 5 spots, on about 2.5#. Ate lunch tied on a fluke and took a few good ones. Been too long away now it’s catchup time. cheers
  6. 3 points
    They piled the deer up this weekend! There were twelve hunters (seven disabled and five youth, I believe) and the final tally was nine deer and one miss. The guys that run that organization did an amazing job getting everything ready to go and it ran without a hitch. I was paired up with Dane. He has muscular dystrophy. While his legs may not work the best, he is a pro on the gun. We actually passed on deer hunting Saturday morning to try and call in a yote, but didn't have any luck. That evening, we sat in a blind that over looks a grown up field and sits between crop bottoms and bedding. About 10 minutes before last shooting light, a doe slipped out of the bedding and started working our way. She was farther to our right than we expected so we had to get Dane turned around to his right a bit more to be able to get in position for a shot. Once that was done, I just leaned back and let him do his thing. The doe finally turned and gave him a good broadside shot at 150 yards and he let the .308 bark. She made it about 50 yards and tipped over in the field. This was his fifth deer that has taken this year. I'm only up to three. Dad and I had a fantastic time helping out with this. I'm definitely going to get more involved with these guys. I made several new friends this past weekend and I plan on doing more with them in the future.
  7. 3 points
    Hog Wally

    Topwater in December

    This weather has the fish confused. Took a quick trip close to home and it was crazy good for a hour on wtd baits. Who would of thought.
  8. 3 points
    joeD

    Now that's a Brownie!!

    Where'd ya'll catchit? Bennett springs?
  9. 3 points
    gotmuddy

    Official Jigfest #4 food thread

    Have we got everything lined up? I am planning on cooking breakfast saturday/sunday. Going to make a scramble. eggs/sausuage/potatos/peppers/onions. Gonna be cold, need something that will stick to your ribs!
  10. 3 points
    Flysmallie

    Now that's a Brownie!!

    In my opinion fish mounts are kind of dumb. I see it for a lodge, or BPS, or whatever but just to mount one because it's a goodun is dumb. A nicely done picture would be more valuable to me. My dad had a couple of mounts done in his lifetime and as he got older he regretted it. So much that they weren't even displayed in the end. After he passed I rescued them and have them in my office but I would much rather have a picture of him holding them.
  11. 3 points
    Clark Creighton

    My first Stockton fish

    And unfortunately my only Stockton fish today. Need to learn how to fish this lake!
  12. 3 points
    Chief Grey Bear

    What's Cooking?

    On a lighter note this evening, smoked yardbird. Simplicity at its finest.
  13. 3 points
    Chief Grey Bear

    Clear water

    Fascinating post. We've read countless posts over the years from STL7 about gigging and that there's no way possible to misidentify a Smallmouth while gigging. Until one of their own does it. Then it's no big deal. Just a part of the game. They want all gigging banned. Yet, go gigging themselves. Simply fascinating.
  14. 3 points
    Quillback

    Jigfest lodging thread

    No problem, $1375 total and it looks like 15 right now. We could make it $100 each, and that would cover it and leave a $125 tip.
  15. 3 points
    I was honored to spend a day with my uncle on Tablerock looking for bass. It was tough and a little slow but a beautiful day. We found 10 or 12 hungry fish about 1/2 back in a cove over 40 to 60 feet of water. Ended up with 5 keepers. 1 was mine 4 for Steve but who's counting. We were using gold and blue chrome 3/4 oz Binks spoons, and Steves secret bait. Don't ask can't tell😀. We had a great time.
  16. 2 points
    Phil Lilley

    No generation this week on Taney

    Just received word that there will be no generation this week. This of course is delivered with one caveat... you never know what the Corps is going to do, just what it says it will do. Table Rock is either in the process of it has turned over. The Corp is starting to lift generation limits. DO levels are improving. With this cold snap ahead, it should push it over the edge.
  17. 2 points
    Chief Grey Bear

    Now that's a Brownie!!

    Caught in an Ozark stream today! This post has been promoted to an article
  18. 2 points
    Hog Wally

    Topwater in December

  19. 2 points
    KLiK

    Meramec at Holzer, then Suson

    Caught a couple of bass there today. Afterwards they got their revenge, toyed with my bait and got it snagged.....twice! Catch of the day...
  20. 2 points
    abkeenan

    Cape Fair 12/3/17

    I wore the paint off a Crock-O-Gator about a month ago. All of 0 strikes on it. Not sure I would be cut out for Musky fishing.
  21. 2 points
    syxx

    Fishing in Islamorada post IRMA

    November is nearing it's end here and we've already had our first legit cold front of the winter! It's very early for it to be getting as cold as it did, but the weather has been crazy the last few years thats for sure. It dipped down into the mid 60s here, and looks like Sunday night it will be doing so again! We actually even have a tropical depression that is suppose to be making its way here during the day too and it's kind of made our weekend a wash. Luckily though it will just be a good bit of rain and heavier than normal winds. Fishing has been decent I myself have been doing the everglades things mostly. Before the front we were having good action with some juvenile tarpon and snook back there. Had a few days that were very good when it was nice and calm, and the water cleaned up substantially, and some other days where the wind was cranking but we were still able to pick away at some fish and had OK catches. Mid October had Colin and Stephen over from the UK, they enjoyed catching a good number of snook and they each got a medium sized tarpon and also a big lemon shark. The following day I had Jerry and his son in law Mark, they also enjoyed a good day of snook plus a couple redfish, and we got a couple of bigger 10-12 lb snook fishing deeper water as well as another lemon shark too. Had my dad and Ron Modra out for a fun day after that, we got about 8 snook and 3 juvenile tarpon... the snook were larger on average than the previous days which was cool just not as many. Had Philip and his buddy Andre for some tarpon fishing one day... we didn't have luck withe the tarpon we did hook one but lost him, though we banged up the snook pretty good landing a dozen or so. Half day with Mario and Steve who are Florida folk, we caught a few snappers for dinner and got 3 juvenile tarpon while doing that and a snook and couple sharks it was great fishing! And the last couple days after the front we had, we caught redfish, drum, and snook mostly. Those trips were with long time customer John Watson and his family, and then Bud, Anna, and Kyle whom enjoyed their first trip back in the everglades! It looks like after sunday the weather will be nicer again, it is suppose to dip down into the 60s again but then slowly warm up. Northeast winds most of the week 15mph or so, which should be ideal for most of our fall/winter fishing. I think the tarpon thing is more or less over, may have some shots at small guys when the water temps are 70 or more, but for the most part bet on doing the cooler weather options. That usually includes snook, redfish, drum, and trout in the 'glades. Mackerels should start showing up in the gulf which I haven't had any reports on yet but with this cold weather I'm sure there are some out there. Also patch reef fishing will be an option, but usually that's a little easier with less wind or at least due north wind. Capt. Rick Stanczyk Facebook Instagram rick@seethefloridakeys.net Islamorada Backcountry Charters with Capt. Rick Stanczyk
  22. 2 points
    grizwilson

    Official Jigfest #4 thread

    My waders are already in the truck, along with a 5 and a 8 wt.... if low flows continue just gotta do it, plus the waders are warm and dry in 24 degrees
  23. 2 points
    m&m

    Cape Fair 12/3/17

    Cheese, most of us have been waiting all year for a top water bite. Here you go and throw a buzz bait on December 3rd and catch some nice fish. Who knew!!!! Congratulations and nice pics of healthy fish. Now I have a dilemma.....do I use a spoon and go 40’ deep or throw a buzz bait in a small cut? Decisions, decisions, decisions.....I’m so confused. Mike
  24. 2 points
    Exactly what I used last year Exactly what I used last year. Perfect
  25. 2 points
    MOPanfisher

    What's Cooking?

    Wife made her home made lasagna, got the recipe many years ago from a Co worker. It seems to be a fairly simple recipe, but I know she spends most of a day just making the sauce. I can and have eaten leftovers for breakfast lunch and supper. She even made a gluten free version for a friend who has sunday supper with us.
  26. 2 points
    Hog Wally

    Clear water

    I'm happy to say the guy who stuck the one accidentally, actually was so upset with himself that he sat down the whole rest of the evening in total disgust about it. It was a 12" fish it's almost impossible to mistake a 20" smallie for any other fish. 12" fish in fast water running with the red horse, I can see the dilemma. Btw, we saw walleye, catfish and even a couple big hellbenders
  27. 2 points
    JestersHK

    Official Jigfest #4 thread

    Ok, I have final clearance from both work and better half. I think Quill or Griz had me down already, but ill be there Thursday late afternoon or evening. My cuz won't be able to make it so I'm flying solo. I'm also boatless, but will carry gear for boat rides! I'm just stoked things worked out in the knick of time, didn't want to miss this year.
  28. 2 points
    That's what I like about you guys.... you've learned to respectively disagree and not get offended at the drop of a hat. New members who come on - they seem to get it too and follow suit. The "all about me" mentality doesn't cut it here. They get weeded out pretty quickly. But we are also a group that looks over each others flaws... and if we've really got ourselves together, we can polk fun at those flaws and laugh about it. Except Al... he's a pretty tempermental old guy Thank you to everyone! Happy December 1st!!
  29. 1 point
    joeD

    Now that's a Brownie!!

  30. 1 point
    joeD

    Now that's a Brownie!!

    "Illegal" is a strong and loaded word. Let's just say, "frowned upon." In certain "quarters" I might add, with trepidation. BTW, and my mistake obviously, what a great fish bearded guy caught. Congratulations to him. Splendid fish.
  31. 1 point
    jamesedward

    12/09-12/10

    I left heaven there on Stockton, pomm and Lake ozarks for the big world of Atlanta Ga. there are spots on all the lakes just not the 5-8 lb spots that are in lake Lanier by Atlanta. Go to the little sac arm and throw a spinner bait, jerk bait, wiggle wort or the Alabama rig on any mail Lake point. You should have a lot of fun. There is some large mouth in the 8-10 lb range but 1,000’s of 2-5 lb large mouth. You won’t catch a small mouth most likely up there but seldom they are that far up. 10-12 mph isn’t bad. You will find plenty of places to get out of the wind. Put in at Muttun, go out and turn left, go under the bridge and go 1/4 mile then take a gradual left. Go until you go under the power lines. STOP, go left till you hit the 45 degree bank. Thank me later......
  32. 1 point
    Dan the fisherman

    11/21 report

    Was lucky and found some today. I had the boys with me and trouble getting them to the boat. Out of 6 bites we landed 1. I didn’t mind though. Boys need to learn how to get them on there own. Water temp was 57-58.
  33. 1 point
    Clark Creighton

    My first Stockton fish

    Binks spoon in about 20 ft
  34. 1 point
    Thanks so much! Learning takes time what a great classroom though!
  35. 1 point
    jamesedward

    My first Stockton fish

    Also get some bed rigs in green pumpkin and purple and hit the banks by cedar ridge. Tons of 2 lb bass there on those 45 degree bank
  36. 1 point
    cheesemaster

    Cape Fair 12/3/17

    I live for it!!!
  37. 1 point
    Hog Wally

    Clear water

    My ultimate goal would be to make it illegal to gig That isn't gonna happen so it would be great if the fine was so high that people would take it more seriously. The prosecuting attorney in said county doesn't usually have a passion for the river like some of us do. I know these are 1st world problems. Right ? I've said it before , gigging sucks.
  38. 1 point
    syxx

    Fishing in Islamorada post IRMA

    November is nearing it's end here and we've already had our first legit cold front of the winter! It's very early for it to be getting as cold as it did, but the weather has been crazy the last few years thats for sure. It dipped down into the mid 60s here, and looks like Sunday night it will be doing so again! We actually even have a tropical depression that is suppose to be making its way here during the day too and it's kind of made our weekend a wash. Luckily though it will just be a good bit of rain and heavier than normal winds. Fishing has been decent I myself have been doing the everglades things mostly. Before the front we were having good action with some juvenile tarpon and snook back there. Had a few days that were very good when it was nice and calm, and the water cleaned up substantially, and some other days where the wind was cranking but we were still able to pick away at some fish and had OK catches. Mid October had Colin and Stephen over from the UK, they enjoyed catching a good number of snook and they each got a medium sized tarpon and also a big lemon shark. The following day I had Jerry and his son in law Mark, they also enjoyed a good day of snook plus a couple redfish, and we got a couple of bigger 10-12 lb snook fishing deeper water as well as another lemon shark too. Had my dad and Ron Modra out for a fun day after that, we got about 8 snook and 3 juvenile tarpon... the snook were larger on average than the previous days which was cool just not as many. Had Philip and his buddy Andre for some tarpon fishing one day... we didn't have luck withe the tarpon we did hook one but lost him, though we banged up the snook pretty good landing a dozen or so. Half day with Mario and Steve who are Florida folk, we caught a few snappers for dinner and got 3 juvenile tarpon while doing that and a snook and couple sharks it was great fishing! And the last couple days after the front we had, we caught redfish, drum, and snook mostly. Those trips were with long time customer John Watson and his family, and then Bud, Anna, and Kyle whom enjoyed their first trip back in the everglades! It looks like after sunday the weather will be nicer again, it is suppose to dip down into the 60s again but then slowly warm up. Northeast winds most of the week 15mph or so, which should be ideal for most of our fall/winter fishing. I think the tarpon thing is more or less over, may have some shots at small guys when the water temps are 70 or more, but for the most part bet on doing the cooler weather options. That usually includes snook, redfish, drum, and trout in the 'glades. Mackerels should start showing up in the gulf which I haven't had any reports on yet but with this cold weather I'm sure there are some out there. Also patch reef fishing will be an option, but usually that's a little easier with less wind or at least due north wind. Capt. Rick Stanczyk Facebook Instagram rick@seethefloridakeys.net Islamorada Backcountry Charters with Capt. Rick Stanczyk
  39. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    Anterless Season

    Since I like to make fun of this happening to others it's only fair to admit when it happens to me. It's that moment shortly after you are forcibly reminded that you have not shot a big boomer for a while and have disregarded all the rules and techniques for such. On the plus side it appears that the 45-70 likes it's new loads.
  40. 1 point
    yeah that’s what I’m thinking. I don’t want to change anything or anyone, I just want to go fishing.
  41. 1 point
    I know, but just look at 'em If Santa doesn't come there will be sad faces, and tears. The only ones happy around here will be me and a yellow dog with a crooked head. Trust me, they aren't as precious as they look. When they don't get exactly what they want, it's like......
  42. 1 point
    BilletHead

    Went To The River

    That will not be tolerated . That is bullying and it is not right to treat kinfolk like that, BilletHead
  43. 1 point
    Put in at Hwy 12 Bridge, late afternoon, most of this past week. Topwater bite has truly been amazing for the last hour/hour and a half before dark...around the islands. Pure fun for those that don’t mind sacrificing quantity for size every now and then. What has been really cool is that the schooling by species, comes in waves. On Tuesday, I observed some popping going on around me, threw out a micro-spoon, and started bringing in a mix of LM and spots, literally every cast. Action stopped for a few minutes, then started up again...but this time larger whites. Cooled off a bit, then the small whites/sand bass owned the scene for the rest of the evening. Thursday and Friday evenings, same places, larger whites then smaller walleye. Tons of fish, tons of fun...no wall-hangers...but I was in desperate need of some action so I’ll take it.
  44. 1 point
    Phil Lilley

    New Angler Arrived Today

    Lily Catherine Cummings 7-04 20 inches #7 Grandkid... hard to believe!
  45. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Thanksgiving fishing

    Went for a little walk down the bank this afternoon. They are still there, and still hammering the lipless crank. 3 keepers and 7-8 shorts in less than an hour. Snapped a pic of the best one.
  46. 1 point
    vernon

    New brand of bass boat??

    Kind of a weird name but, then, I'm not too sure what I was expecting. Don't know about the Legend rumor. It was my understanding that they were going it alone with a brand new factory and approach from the very beginning. In fact, the new state of the art factory was part of the announcement and if they're gonna have models ready to display in time for the Classic it must be pretty much a done deal and pretty much fully operational. Wonder how Johnny felt about them hosting the announcement next door to his Ranger plant? Might have been a not so thinly veiled attempt to give him a little poke in the eye? Bottom line, more competition can't be bad for us consumers and they certainly have a great amount of credibility in the business. Flippin's gonna have to build more houses and infrastructure to accommodate Bass Boat City USA!
  47. 1 point
    Dan the fisherman

    11/21 report

    Thank you all for the great compliments. Boys were dieing to get out again so I took them this morning and got 2 more. I think with time they’ll surpass the teacher. Btw they were up at 530 am ready to hit the lake again. Feeling very proud.
  48. 1 point
    Trout Addict

    Photographing Trophies at night

    Thanks, for the input. That's what I've been doing also. It's documentation or proof I caught it, but I'm wanting to capture the beauty of some of these fish better. I have yet to tested the Pixel water proofing abilities. I can imagine it's about as water proof as a blackberry bold that I have tested though.
  49. 1 point
    rps

    Thank You!

    Just tonight I decided to stop looking at a member's posts. In the process, I realized I joined 10 years ago and have averaged almost 500 posts per year. In that time I have asked that only 4 members' posts be filtered. I will happily and readily admit that I am an opinionated, judgmental cranky older man with a hard head. I know this, and no one needs to remind me. So I think it says much about Phil's board and you folks that only four of you have forced me to block you in ten years. Thank you for letting me play in this sand box.
  50. 1 point
    Big_Jake

    Official Jigfest #4 thread

    Looks like myself, dad, and brother will make it again this year. We'll be staying at our place in Cotter. We have a couple of boats so if anyone needs a seat please let me know. Looking forward to it!
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