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  1. 12 points
    Basfis

    The Fresh Start Thread

    First 5 fish limit, all on his own behind the ol man. 7 years old on Stockton.
  2. 12 points
    LittleRedFisherman

    The Fresh Start Thread

    Heres a few pics of me and my little buddy, those always make me smile, he can outfish me at that age! Also one with my dad and I after we restored my great grandfathers 36 Ford, and the last pic of all 3 of us together before my grandfather passed.
  3. 9 points
    fishinwrench

    The Fresh Start Thread

    Winter Spring Summer Fall
  4. 9 points
    netboy

    The Fresh Start Thread

    Pretty brown from Cotter on the White river....
  5. 8 points
    Chief Grey Bear

    The Fresh Start Thread

    This is the man that sparked my passion for fishing the rivers and hunting the great lands. He instilled in me the ethics of respecting the outdoors and the conservation that must accompany it. He also sparked my interest in grilling, smoking, and camp cooking. Yesterday was his 80th birthday. This was 6 months ago at the young age of 79 and he still floats by himself. I can only hope to achieve the same.
  6. 8 points
    grizwilson

    The Fresh Start Thread

    My Boys
  7. 7 points
    Lee Stallard

    The Fresh Start Thread

    This is my girlfriend's 10 year old daughter. It was her first trout ever. Yeah I know not the proper way to handle trout but she got him off the hook herself and I was in the water running so I could get the photo. He lost a little slime but upon release seemed to be just fine. We took a trip to Florida this summer where she caught her first fish ever in the pond behind the condo. She caught more fish out of that pond than we caught in the bay in a whole week. From that point on she has become THE authority on fishing and is qualified to give lessons.
  8. 7 points
    176champion

    The Fresh Start Thread

    A little humor
  9. 6 points
    Flysmallie

    The Fresh Start Thread

    One of my favorite pics of 2017. That’s my kid singing.
  10. 6 points
    BilletHead

    The Fresh Start Thread

    Sadie being tormented! BilletHead
  11. 5 points
    Lee Stallard

    Morning All

    Good Morning, My name is Lee. And I live in Dallas, Ga. I grew up down on the coast saltwater fishing all of my life. My grandparents had a couple of lakes in their neighborhood and I pretty much taught myself how to bass fish starting around 4 or 5 years old with a Zebco 202 and plastic worms. I moved to the Metro-Atlanta area in 1996 and was totally lost in the fishing department. I decided to take up fly fishing for trout. So I got a 30 dollar Sports Authority special and some plastic waders and it's been all downhill from there. Fell in love with The Ozarks this summer. My girlfriend lives in Little Rock and let me tell you that girl knows how to fish. We fish the Buffalo for Smallies and have since fished the White in Cotter and The Little Red below Greer's Ferry. I got her hooked on trout fishing in Cotter and got her all set up for fly fishing at Christmas. She actually has a nicer rig than I do. Heading to Branson next weekend and gonna try our luck on Taneycomo. Anyhow I hope you guys all have a great wekend. The weather out here in Georgia is terrible as it usually is during winter. So I'll probably spend lots of time in bed researching and reading about the great fishing in The Ozarks.
  12. 5 points
    Mitch f

    Proposed Eureka Gravel Mine

    I can’t help but think of this
  13. 5 points
    Ketchup

    The Fresh Start Thread

    First photo ever captured of Bigfoot not walking.
  14. 5 points
    ness

    The Fresh Start Thread

    Future bird dog Ruby a few years back:
  15. 5 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!
  16. 4 points
    Sitting here with Mrs C4F at lunch - she was talking about getting a new pair of boots...as I looked at the picture I asked her "don't you have a pair of boots just like that"? I knew I was in trouble when her head cocked to one side and she gave me that look.......So I sat silently for the next 12 minutes 30 seconds hearing about points, heels and other things...I think I actually blacked out for a bit. But I am sure my defense mechanism kicked in....nodding and smiling..... When I realized that she was done talking I picked up the most recent BPS flier and said..."so this $99 Lews reel is just like my others but I can still buy one if I wanted because it is green right?" And what she said next floored me....yes - you get it!! I am not sure how to use this information....... Yeah - you can sure tell the lakes are frozen over here C4F
  17. 4 points
    Happy wife...Happy life as they say lol My late wife would let me buy anything i wanted cause she knew i could not afford it in the first place...lol
  18. 4 points
    IT'S A TRAP!
  19. 4 points
    ness

    The Fresh Start Thread

    Max hassles Molly: Karma, fast forward about 5 years—Ruby hassles Max:
  20. 4 points
    Hog Wally

    The Fresh Start Thread

    I told cooper he had to stay outside in the cold He said , nope.
  21. 3 points
    crazy4fishin

    Pig Sticker Jigs

    This is one statement that you have to read in context!! Not to hi jack the thread as I use Nu-Tech almost exclusively....but I read that War Eagle was sold to Pradco. C4F
  22. 3 points
    TrophyFishR

    Rabbit Jigs

    This is my go-to walleye jig. It’s a 1/4oz Bite Me hunter jig. I don’t have any bucktail at the moment, so it’s strictly zonkers.
  23. 3 points
    Lvn2Fish

    Custom painting lures

    Here is my take on the V 63! It came out pretty amazing !
  24. 3 points
    Seth

    x

    Send them on down through TR Dam!
  25. 3 points
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    All the old pheasant hunting pictures in the other thread got me thinking about Bierocks. I’ve mentioned them before here — an Eastern European dish that’s fairly common in western Kansas. Ground beef, cabbage, onion and a few seasonings wrapped in a dough pocket and baked. I first had them in school where our cook was a Mennonite lady from out there. Then, as I got into pheasant hunting there would be community dinners on opening weekend in the little towns and often there would be bierocks. They’re a bit involved to make, so a while back I thought - why not just do the meat etc. and serve it on a bun? I googled, and I wasn’t the first one to have the idea. Found a recipe, and have tweaked it to my liking. So... ground beef, shredded cabbage, onion, beef bouillon, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder go in a pot. Brown a little then add water and simmer until everything is soft and cooked and dried out completely. It ain’t pretty, and it ain’t gourmet, but it scratches a couple itches for me, namely beef and cabbage. I give you bierock burgers:
  26. 3 points
    Flysmallie

    The Fresh Start Thread

    I’m sure I paid good money for those holes. I know I paid $70 for the shoes for that show. Can you see them??? Yeah me neither.
  27. 3 points
    MOPanfisher

    The Fresh Start Thread

    My wife's dog.
  28. 3 points
  29. 3 points
    BilletHead

    The Fresh Start Thread

    Nice kitty, soft kitty, BilletHead
  30. 3 points
    BilletHead

    The Fresh Start Thread

    Good stuff here in this thread, Thanks Ness we needed this. So what rocks the BilletHead's world? Ok, ok I know this was a few maybe more than a few years ago BilletHead
  31. 3 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.
  32. 3 points
    Harps

    The Fresh Start Thread

  33. 2 points
    Justin92297

    Current below Montauk 1/12

    Fished from the cable to about half way to Tan Vat and back on Friday. The fishing started off decent but slowed as the day went on. Caught lots of small rainbows and a few just over 15 inches or so. Only caught one brown but it was no bigger than 10 inches. The fish were stacked in all the bends, with the bigger trout in the slower water behind boulders. I feel like I threw every fly in my box at these fish but couldn’t get one to bite, even with very light tippet. Not sure what I was doing wrong. The fish I did catch were on small nymphs and stoneflies. I’ll be back soon to get revenge on those big ones. This post has been promoted to an article
  34. 2 points
    Daryk Campbell Sr

    OAF on the Meramec

    I'm thinking a weekend in April. We have a gathering of members meet on the Meramec. Catch and release same as the One Bass Tournament. Or, we could do it in June, but low water is more probable. June means keep, and cook some spots. What is your thinking? We have a gathering of members on the other side, why not here?
  35. 2 points
    I tried telling my wife I needed a driftboat for river fishing,she said you don't fish rivers.My point exactly.I just bought it instead.She was surprised to say the least.Wouldn't be so bad if that wasn't the fourth boat I own.Let your wife buy whatever she wants.By the way my wife wanted to go to Florida to visit her cousin after my new boat got delivered,guess who ended up buying her the ticket.It was' not her,I think I got the better deal
  36. 2 points
    MOFishwater

    Proposed Eureka Gravel Mine

    I've seen a map of all of their holdings, it's incredible all of the riverside land they've gobbled up goin up thru iowa and MN. They arent gonna donate jack; they said they've got over $1/2 B in gravel in there. They've already done some shady stuff in anticipation of getting in there. Somehow they were able to pull off a quiet land swap with MO State Parks (I guess? Not sure who would approve something like that) and, if you frequent the park or boat ramp, you'd have noticed they relocated the park gate east a few years ago. That was just enough land to get room for them to build a small road off the outer road to create an entrance to those fields. They built a gate and were already constructing the beginning of a road which sits idle right now. They plan to run it 6 days a week from something like 6am to 10pm if i recall correctly, 25-30 dump trucks an hour getting off at 109/44, getting back on 44 to WIlliams road exit since Eureka wouldn't allow them in our neighborhood roads (thankfully). Traffic is already out of hand with the growth of eureka and there's 2 HUGE new subdivisions coming so I dont know how they feel they'll be able to convince anyone to allow it. I'll keep you posted if there's any news.
  37. 2 points
    Update: Duane just got back from fishing up near the dam. Water running hard. Did best on 1/8th ounce white/gray jigs. They were really hammering them. Didn't see any shad in the water but there may be some coming through. One brown at 16 inches. Biggest rainbow was 18 inches.
  38. 2 points
    If it stays cold, you won't need to ice them. Just leave them lying on the front deck.
  39. 2 points
    Smalliebigs

    Rabbit Jigs

    Oh hell yeah....very nice. Bucktail doesn't have the movement that will. I really don't use Buck at all...Rabbit, Arctc fox and Bear is the best movement...if you are worried about fall rate Buck can be useful
  40. 2 points
    fishinwrench

    Flies for whites?

    You never paid your dues in full. Kinda hard to do unless you live on the creek, really pay attention, and keep notes for a number of years.
  41. 2 points
    timinmo

    Proposed Eureka Gravel Mine

    Love John Prine?
  42. 2 points
    Gavin

    Proposed Eureka Gravel Mine

    If they bought it without zoning in place....they took a gamble. Guess they could donate it as an extension of Route 66 State Park. Green space is preferable to another gravel mine pit on the lower Meramec.
  43. 2 points
    Quillback

    x

    There's a reply from a fisheries Bio on one of the Beaver threads on that, basically the answer is no - you don't want too much of a kill. Probably good for Taney once those dead shad come through the dam the trout feed up on them.
  44. 2 points
    ness

    The Fresh Start Thread

    Future bird dog Max a few more years back:
  45. 2 points
    Walleye13

    Flies for whites?

    Great explanation Wrench....and beautiful pics! Interesting similarity between speed stripping with the fly, and the jerkbait I was catching em on. The ones I caught this week were on wind blown, rocky, secondary points. They were only in 6-8ft of water.
  46. 2 points
    MoCarp

    The Fresh Start Thread

    here is a few pics from a while back me and my brother with a few bunnies, a buddy and a brown he caught plugging for walleyes, me with a nice blue from below Truman dam, a Brit here fishing Stockton for carp and we passed a driveway with a few flatties heads on fence posts, same place had paddle fish heads early during snagging season...for some reason he was fascinated by it....thought we had wels catfish
  47. 2 points
    fishinwrench

    Flies for whites?

    Me too! It is all water level dependant. Ameren hosed up the Fall white run by dropping the lake 2.5' almost overnight during the first week of October. No idea why they did that, but we never got any precip to bring it back up and the White's reverted back to their typical summertime haunts...and are apparently still there as evidenced by Walleye13's post. Once conditions are right this spring it will be water level dependant again, and I'll attempt to explain why.... When the lake is at normal full pool levels the silt and gravel that washes down the creeks settles and builds a hump on the flats, so when they suck the lake down it creates a 75-100 yard ankle deep hump that separates the lake from the tributary creeks. The Whites will not make that jump. A few might try but there are eagles and ospreys sitting there waiting for them to, so darn few actually make it. In the Gravois, Glaize, Little Niangua, and the Buffalo's the magic number is 657.7 Regardless of how perfect the conditions are this spring you will not find a good number of Whites up in the creeks until the lake level gets up to that level. What typically happens is the weather and water temperature will be absolutely perfect, but the lake will still be down around 657-657.2, so there won't be anything worthwhile moving up in the creeks except for maybe a few walleye. But then we'll get a big gully washer and the lake will jump up 6-10". That opens the gate and finally the fun can begin. If the rain event resulted in a full out flood, then as soon as things settle down enough that it is safe to get in the water you'll want to start at the 3rd riffle above the lake and work your way downstream. If it didn't really blow the creek out that bad then start just below the last riffle and work your way up. Evenings, for whatever reason, are always best. From 4:pm until almost dark. For the first week and a half to 2 weeks you'll catch mostly males, after that the girls will start showing up. When you start seeing alot of splashing around and fish waking just below the surface that is when the peak of the actual spawn is going on and you'll have several days when the fish are EVERYWHERE but you can't catch them worth a crap, and that'll drive you crazy. But that only lasts about 4-5 days, and after that little period they kinda spread out more, so instead of being able to stand in one spot and catch a limit in 30 minutes you'll have to move around and pick up 3-4 here and 2-3 there. They'll also start crushing topwater flys around that time. The only other tip I can think to share right now is to strip those flys FAST. Slower retrieves hardly ever work as well as stripping it almost as fast and erratic as you can with very short pauses. If your stripping arm doesn't require a periodic rest every 15 minutes or so, and your wrist isn't aching, then you are fishing too slow. I think that's all I got. Nothing to do now except tie fly's and wait.
  48. 2 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.
  49. 2 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.
  50. 2 points
    ness

    The Fresh Start Thread

    The nesslings grip and grin leetle Colorado trout caught well.
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