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      Masters Trout Tournament   01/16/2018

      Lilleys' Landing Resort & Marina, Lake Taneycomo, will hold it's annual trout tournament this Saturday, January 20th.  It is a 2-man team event.  $75 entry.  This is an artificial only, catch and release contest.  Cash prizes for 1st through 4th place.  Start time 8 a.m.  --  Weight in time 4 p.m.  A meal will follow the weigh in for contestants and spectators.  Call 417-334-6380 for more information.  Register at Lilleys' office up until 7:55 a.m. on Saturday.  http://www.ozarkanglers.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Masters-Elfrink-Entry-Form-2018.pdf

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  1. 5 points
    Greasy B

    The Fresh Start Thread

    The first Picture was taken by a former coworker who traveled to Thailand, Monks and Balloons. This picture was taken with my phone, Shirley Basin Wyoming, one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen that wasn't a river.
  2. 5 points
    Harps

    The Fresh Start Thread

  3. 5 points
    Flysmallie

    The Fresh Start Thread

  4. 5 points
    Phil Lilley

    MOCarp keep or ditch?

    Well... not lately. we do have 12 years of history
  5. 5 points
    Al Agnew

    MOCarp keep or ditch?

    Well, gee, if we all just acted like adults there wouldn't be any problems. Phil is pretty easy-going and we should know by now what he won't put up with, and that's a lot of crap that you wouldn't want your 12 year old girl reading. USE THAT GUIDELINE! I like a little off-color humor, and I even think you can do it without being offending (12 year old girls have probably heard most of it before). But don't get nasty. And I have to say that what bothers me as much as the occasional nastiness is people who go off in a huff if something doesn't make them happy (or at least they pretend to go off in a huff). It's like they are saying, "I'm too good for you guys so I don't want to be associated with you." Hey, don't let the door hit you in the posterior on the way out. But you'll probably be missing out on a lot of good stuff if you do.
  6. 4 points
    ness

    The Fresh Start Thread

    They say you get one great hunting dog in your life, and mine was Molly: She had that little cowlick on her nose her whole life. One time a groomer asked if we wanted it trimmed off and we said heck no!
  7. 4 points
    Smalliebigs

    The Fresh Start Thread

    Me and my daughter wade fishing for the first time.....sorry about the gut as I was pretty fat this Summer, another good thing is that was 22lbs ago She is a girly girl, so these were baby steps for her as I try to ease her into fishing.
  8. 4 points
    ness

    The Fresh Start Thread

    The nesslings grip and grin leetle Colorado trout caught well.
  9. 4 points
    MOPanfisher

    MoCarp Busted

    I think spring needs to get here really really quickly.
  10. 3 points
    ness

    The Fresh Start Thread

    What we call 'The Big Draw' in Gove County, KS. Just a phenomenal place for pheasants.
  11. 3 points
    Daryk Campbell Sr

    The Fresh Start Thread

    My wife got a raise unexpectedly yesterday. That was really nice.
  12. 3 points
    ness

    MOCarp keep or ditch?

    Reminds me of a comedian I heard once. Said he put a chalk outline and scattered some religious pamphlets on his front porch. 😄
  13. 3 points
    Walleye13

    Flies for whites?

    Ran into several of these Wed & Thurs bass fishing in Lick Branch & Raccoon Hollow. Most were 14-16" but this one was almost 18". They fight much harder than a largemouth in this cold water. Getting these scrappers on a fly rod would be wild!
  14. 3 points
    A sizable but not huge group of bass anglers were able to bring about a number of changes back in the 90s in Arkansas by getting the AGFC to sit down and discuss our concerns and wishes. Three things that I remember well getting done were supplemental stocking of smallmouth bass into Lake Ouachita, fewer stripers stocked into Lake Ouachita, and stiffer regulations for spearfishing, which is extremely popular on Ouachita because of its incredible water clarity. If the MDC would be willing to come to the table (pun intended) in a public forum about our Table Rock concerns, perhaps we could get their attention. But for individuals to write letters and make phone calls, it's too easy to toss those into file 13 or forget what was said as soon as the receiver goes back in the cradle.
  15. 3 points
    fishinwrench

    MOCarp keep or ditch?

    Well ! I voted to not boot the guy.... but having others pop on here outa nowhere and go on about what jerks we are for being sick of MoCarps never ending rediculum is a kick in the shin. I mean dang!
  16. 3 points
    BilletHead

    MoCarp Busted

    Remind me not to make you mad ketchup, I will keep my nose clean. Are you the man from Uncle ? I will always remember pellets and not bb's, BilletHead
  17. 2 points
  18. 2 points
    BilletHead

    The Fresh Start Thread

    You just had to make me sentimental. Dang it Ness ! Four generations of BilletHead's Just two of us left now and Billethead Jr. has a BilletHead Jr. Jr. now, Hey lookie here Ness man! Hair you go buddy! BilletHead
  19. 2 points
    ness

    The Fresh Start Thread

    What's that brown stuff on the side of your head, right in front of your ear?
  20. 2 points
    ness

    The Fresh Start Thread

    Well, this has got me going through old pics. No such thing as off topic in this thread. Came across this one, which may be interesting to some. Found this in some chalk bluffs in Trego County, KS.
  21. 2 points
    fishinwrench

    The Fresh Start Thread

    You post something good ! Set an example. Cuz my good might not be your good, and I wanna get zeroed in on the right kinda good.
  22. 2 points
    Chief Grey Bear

    The Fresh Start Thread

    I love you ness! is that good??
  23. 2 points
    Bring Wrench with you.
  24. 2 points
    Mitch f

    Pig Sticker Jigs

    So the NuTech spinnerbait works very well too. It’s a NuTech jig with a spinnerbait blade attached. I’ll literally throw the spinnerbait in a brush pile and bounce it out. Rarely gets hung
  25. 2 points
    Champ188

    Pig Sticker Jigs

    Wish NuTech would add a 5/16 finesse jig with a collared skirt to their lineup. I'd definitely try one of those.
  26. 2 points
    Ketchup

    MoCarp Busted

    Where does anyone feel threatened by you posting carp info, carp, or you as a person? Pretty sure that not a single person on this site, including myself, feel threatened by anything you have to share. Why do you go down that road by using words like that? Its been pointed out by a few, why guys here are skeptical about you and your postings. Im also the type that when pushed, pushes harder. Motivation flows thru my veins at anything i do in life. So join the crowd. Now to the point. Its really easy for Phil to compare the ISP on the mentioned accounts to see if they are used from the same computer. And not impossible for a computer nerd to do. So either admit you are infact MoCarp, along with other screen names, and be a man. If not you will never have a mans respect. Now if it really isnt you, and you speak from only one name, then please except my apology. You wont be the first on this sote to do it, and get caught. The other well known guy atleast admitted it. This is a clique group of guys here. Your either in, or your a castaway. It appears your overzealous outward reactions to carp have left you with the latter title. Honesty gets you along way in life. Try it. Ok now for your submission post.
  27. 2 points
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    I know exactly what you mean. I had to bring the recipe card to the computer to type the description. Basically a kale salad with pasta, roasted carrots, onions, and Brussels sprouts to which you add harissa marinated cheese. Yoghurt is a major player in the sauce and flavors.
  28. 2 points
    abkeenan

    Pig Sticker Jigs

    Not sure as I don't use them. I know they produce some good gear as a lot of local TR guys use them. But if you are in the market for some jigs I would suggest picking up a couple of Bo's NuTech' s to at least try. One, he is a board member here and two they flat out work. Only jig I've used for the last 3-4 years. No I am not sponsored by him or hawking his product for personal gain. I have no skin in the game. They just do as they claim (hard to snag and hit home in the roof of the mouth 99% of the time) and again supporting a board member here should be kinda a no brainer.
  29. 2 points
    It was a perfect walleye hole. The gar were up in the column for sure. I marked it going back with some minnows next time ! Man wish just 10 percent of those were walleye.could have some fun
  30. 2 points
    snagged in outlet 3

    MoCarp Busted

    I pointed it out first. I noticed some other similarities that led me to think that but I don’t care enough to look. I just want credit for pointing it out.
  31. 2 points
    Snapped these cool shots of a deep hole on Black river full of gar. I hung out there fishing for crappie in a nearby brush top they were hitting water like crazy. They seemed to be shaped like gar even on the graph.
  32. 2 points
    Not true. Don't ask me how I know.
  33. 2 points
    Troutnut69

    MOCarp keep or ditch?

    Some of you guys need to get a life. I stop by here very seldom anymore and this is just the reason why...not saying anyone ever gave me any problems because they didn't. I just can't stand to see adults acting like a teenage girls clique, and that's exactly what a few of you come off like. Keep running folks off and pretty soon you won't have anybody left to talk about, but you'll also be losing a lot of valuable knowledge and just good content that others provide. The fact that some of you even disparage him because he fishes for carp is ludicrous, if I had the choice of carp fishing or riding around in a sparkly boat chasing green fish...I'm going carp fishing! I don't really have a dog in this fight because I spend too much time actually fishing to worry about what the latest is on a fishing board, but be forewarned, when you start policing folks and running them off if they don't fit in the little square peg you approve of the end won't be far behind.
  34. 2 points
    Phil Lilley

    MOCarp keep or ditch?

    Just saw this. I did NOT wade through all the pages/posts. Should we pick a few other members and ask the same question? Well...? I think not. Should I, as all-powerful admin and owner, do as Twitter admins and ban those I disagree with... make them a shadow member so whatever they post won't be seen by others... just make them think they're being seen??? I believe a lot of people move on because of the banter that goes on here. Over the years, I've thought about asking some to tone it down -- make it a kind and gentler forum -- BUT I didn't and won't because it is what it is... a public fishing forum. Sure I have standards and imposed them to keep it from becoming a free-for-all... where kids that are interested in fishing can come and not be inundated by bad language and sexual innuendos. I'm not, this forum's not going to please everyone and yes some will move on. I'm not going to micro-manage this. Don't have the time or the mental energy. MOCARP stays... Amen.
  35. 2 points
    Bass Tournaments - 2 or MAYBE 3 bass weigh-in per team. Large mouth slot length limit? or increase to 17" every odd year. Crappie - enforce the 10" length limit or increase it to 12" every odd year. Have game cam photos/videos from the dock showing crappie being thrown in live wells that CANNOT be 10". I can't remember the last time a game warden stopped me to check live wells. Catch & release for us generally, but if a Walleye or decent crappie come along we keep JUST ENOUGH to have a fish fry for our family of four once or twice per year. More and more consistent game checks on the water and at the entrance of the parks as folks are leaving. No offense to residents on TR, but in the 80's there were folks that lived in Buttermilk that if it had gills it went in the grease. Size limit? We don't need no stinking size limit! was the attitude. With all of the work of "catch n release" there's just as many that take more than needed. The excuse not to enforce or be more involved in building a fishery...... not enough money.
  36. 1 point
    Generation has been fairly consistent lately. It's been geared toward temperature and power demand. The colder it is, the heavier generation is at night and during the morning hours. With it getting warmer the last few days, generation has been light in the morning. It's been off almost every afternoon for a couple of weeks. Water temperature has dropped to 46.5 degrees. This is a 10 degree drop since Table Rock turned over in early December. Our lake water has cleared considerably too. The lake looks great! December is the month we get a bunch of rainbows from the Neosho hatchery (federal). These trout are usually smaller than we get from Shepherd and this stocking is no different. I'd say the average rainbow I've seen is about 10 inches but they're really pretty rainbows and will make beautiful fish if they get to grow up. This is what we call a "silver bullet". It's a rainbow from Neosho. The Boswell Memorial tournament was this past Saturday. Lots of trout were caught. About everyone said they caught a lot of small rainbows but of the 44 teams who participated, I saw over a dozen rainbows that I would consider very nice trout - over 18 inches. There were quite a few teams who came in with one good rainbow and the rest average. One rainbow just under or just over 2 pounds with no good trout to go with them. There was one keeper, 20-inch, brown weighed in but there were 3 brought in to be weighed on Friday by the group. All browns were released. Some were caught on stick baits and others on jigs. This is a good sign of things to come. The winners boated all the way down to Powersite Dam, our lower lake, and threw black rooster tails. Who knew?! I was told pink was a hot color for those throwing jigs. I wouldn't mention it but there was more than one person who said pink was their color. I got out and fished on Tuesday afternoon. Boated to Lookout and started throwing a 1/16th-ounce jig, 2-pound line. The wind was out of the west so it was pushing me towards the bluff bank. I kept the boat towards the shallow side and threw to the middle. I also had a jig-and-float rigged up with 4-pound line, a float and a 1/50th-ounce brown jig with an orange head, 4-5 feet deep. When the wind was blowing too hard to throw the jig, I'd pick up the jig-and-float and use it. The brown jig/orange head did very well but when the wind died, so did that bite. I tried a couple of new color combinations on the 1/16th-ounce jig -- black and burnt orange/orange head and an olive and light olive/orange head. The olive did much better than the black. . . actually it did very well. I did the best on bigger rainbows out in front of the tennis court. As I worked closer to the Narrows, I started to see big schools of small rainbows chasing everything that moved. I tied on a #16 black/copper Zebra Midge with a float using my spin cast (didn't' take a fly rod). I set the float about 18 inches and they liked that! But there had to be just a slight chop on the water to get bit. I worked through the Narrows. There was a fairly good current there which seemed to keep the trout aggressive. I caught 7 trout in a row off one of the downed trees in the channel. The first one was a brown, my first of the year. The next6 were all rainbows all colored up in their spawning colors. All these fish were between 16 and 20 inches in length and fighters! I caught them on a white 1/16th-ounce jig. I saw one guy throwing a small silver Cleo and he was hooking fish too. Others were throwing jigs and fly fishing probably with a small jig or Zebra Midge. Guide Tony Weldele reported they did very well throwing Cleos in the Branson Landing area this week. Steve Dickey was out this morning and said his clients were catching them on a small 1/100th-ounce ginger jig under a float. Guys fishing yesterday caught them on yellow Power Eggs. They said they tried all the other colors and yellow by far was the best color. They said from Fall Creek down was the best area for them, especially with the water running in the mornings. View full article
  37. 1 point
    MoCarp

    The Fresh Start Thread

    a few of the kids we took fishing a few times
  38. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Flies for whites?

    How dare you call that a "bass boat". Of all the audacity! That is (was....I sold that one) a fly fishing flats boat. A spinning or casting rod never once crossed the gunnels. You're right about one thing though, fly rods and bass boats are a lousy combination. It don't work.
  39. 1 point
    Hog Wally

    MOCarp keep or ditch?

    Guaranteed buddy !
  40. 1 point
    BilletHead

    MOCarp keep or ditch?

    I could and I have shared with a couple on here. I have said my peace and shared my feelings on this subject. This is a good place and Phil should not have to police us. We should be able to do that for ourselves. To the ones who think this is petty they should do some reading instead of crying fowl. There was not many who said he should go. Just maybe tone it down some. Have a great evening gentlemen, BilletHead
  41. 1 point
    Hog Wally

    MOCarp keep or ditch?

    I like fishing. A lot.
  42. 1 point
    grizwilson

    Flies for whites?

    I can not believe you are sharing the no-slip loop knot right here in open forum..... next thing you know he will find out a couple strands of flash help on sunny days, or a strand of purple between the gray and white works on cloudy days/dusk/dawn.....good thing it is hidden over here in this topic.....LOL ready to catch EM!
  43. 1 point
    Basfis

    MOCarp keep or ditch?

    The subject of the string is clearly directed towards running off a member. Not sure that is debatable.
  44. 1 point
    Smalliebigs

    MOCarp keep or ditch?

    I can't even believe you guys are even discussing this.....he should be able to stay. unless this is a veiled attempt to run him off???......if so it's weak as hell
  45. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    MOCarp keep or ditch?

    I'll tell you what else is rediculous, it's when somebody tells me when "bedtime" is, or tells me how long I'm supposed to sleep for. My parents even gave up on that when I was about 12. I'd say, listen Mom I respect the fact that you're tired and want to go to bed, so I'll be quiet and won't disturb you unless the house catches on fire. But forcing me into a state of unconsciousness every night against my will goes against that whole "Love thing" that you say you have going on. She didn't have an argument for that.
  46. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    MOCarp keep or ditch?

    I got sick of his constant posting because it made it less convenient for me to just pop on here and see "what's new". Hitting the ignore feature helped some BUT I still have to scroll through blank posts that ask if I'm ready to un-ignore him yet, or if I'd like to see a certain post. So ignore doesn't effectively "ignore", it's kinda like a pop-up asking you if you wanna see pop-ups, that you have to answer yes or no before you can see anything else. Freedom of speech prevails though, there's alot of crap in my day to day life that I'd rather not have to see or listen to. It bugs me when I sneeze and someone says "God bless you" (no really, catch me in the right mood and I could almost punch you in the face for that) but hey....you just gotta put up with it. I'm sure there are several on here that can't stand my crap. But honestly if anyone sincerely told me "Wrench, you are wearing me slick and I wish you'd STFU", and I felt that they really meant it ..... I would drastically curb my input. That dude.....he don't care. Fine. Whatever. Welcome to America.
  47. 1 point
    grizwilson

    USE Sunscreen

    Went to Dermatologist today, referred by GP..... She froze off over 50 spots... said it had became inhumane to continue...prescribed Chemo ointment for my head.... big hat and SPF 50 come back in 3 months and start again.... I thought I was doing a pretty good job... not as good as Ham but ...pretty good. Be careful, precaution is better than treatment. g
  48. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    USE Sunscreen

    Oh man! What I would have paid to see that !
  49. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    USE Sunscreen

    I need a new Boonie. A turkey vulture carpet bombed me at Taney a few years ago and the white stain won’t wash out.
  50. 1 point
    Smalliebigs

    USE Sunscreen

    I bought the Seahawk and it is a great boonie https://www.sheltahats.com/
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