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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
    grizwilson

    The Fresh Start Thread

    My Boys
  6. 6 points
    Flysmallie

    The Fresh Start Thread

    One of my favorite pics of 2017. That’s my kid singing.
  7. 6 points
    BilletHead

    The Fresh Start Thread

    Sadie being tormented! BilletHead
  8. 5 points
    ness

    The Fresh Start Thread

    Future bird dog Ruby a few years back:
  9. 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!
  10. 4 points
    ness

    The Fresh Start Thread

    Max hassles Molly: Karma, fast forward about 5 years—Ruby hassles Max:
  11. 4 points
    Hog Wally

    The Fresh Start Thread

    I told cooper he had to stay outside in the cold He said , nope.
  12. 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.
  13. 3 points
    MOPanfisher

    The Fresh Start Thread

    My wife's dog.
  14. 3 points
  15. 3 points
    BilletHead

    The Fresh Start Thread

    Nice kitty, soft kitty, BilletHead
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 3 points
    Harps

    The Fresh Start Thread

  19. 2 points
    ness

    The Fresh Start Thread

    Future bird dog Max a few more years back:
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 2 points
    ness

    The Fresh Start Thread

    The nesslings grip and grin leetle Colorado trout caught well.
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