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  1. 10 points
  2. 8 points
    Champ188

    Sunday Fishing Report

    Spinnerbait bite is already on. Caught five on it Sunday mid-day from steep pockets with stained water. Upper White. Water temp 49-51. One solid 3.5, others all 2-plus. Donna kicked in a solid 2.5 on a jig for a best-five total of 12-13 lbs. Good bite is coming.
  3. 7 points
    Bill Babler

    Sunday Fishing Report

    Fished the AIA as an alternate with good friend Don Gossett it was the kick off for Table Rock. After a 2.5 hour fog delay. We started to clear blue high pressure fishing. Surface temps started at 47 and by 4pm had reached 51 in the dam area Lots of the channel swing creek locations I had been fishing really muddied up but we managed 11.78 pounds. 2 of those came from clear water in the Kimberling area on a float-n-Fly. Both were 4 pounders. It was hard for lots of us, we only had 4 keepers and a total of only 6 fish. The other 4 were A-Rig fish. 86 boats in the derby and we came in 13th and got a decent little check. 20.44. Won it with second at 15.24. Out of the 86 boats 40 teams skunked so it was a very tough bite Most to all fish caught on a Rig, Swim Bait, Spoon or jig. However I have no idea how you could fish that jig as the moss and slime are terrible With the water warming this week and the lake color I expect to see some crank bait and spinner bait shallow as the water has risen over the moss line. Moss line is at 906 and the lake is now 916 with color so that should come into play pretty quick None of the fish however were spitting craws. All Shad so it makes you wonder. I’m hyped about fishing this week and will try and keep you up to date Good Luck This post has been promoted to an article
  4. 4 points
    1st white of the year today in sac big sow its going to get good soon!
  5. 4 points
    About 50 miles!! It's all good water. I've caught good fish all over that river. Have plans to float from Springfield Lake all the way to Blunks this year with another member. 52.9 miles that we want to do over 4 separate trips. But I don't expect the fishing to be better in any one section.
  6. 4 points
    Al Agnew

    She's blowing out

    Still up about 6 feet at our place downstream from Onondaga. Looked like it had been up about 6 feet higher than that. We went out to Millstream Gardens yesterday afternoon to look at Tieman Shut-ins on the St. Francis...
  7. 4 points
    Lifes2Short

    Butt Kicked

    After a pretty successful day yesterday I thought I would go up and do the same thing again today, NOT!! put in at Cedar Ridge Campground and fished from Cedar Ridge to just south of State Park Marina. Didn’t have my first bite until 11 o’clock and missed that bite, finally caught my first bass at 12:45 and promptly caught another one on the next cast and thought here we go ......NOT. Caught one other bass at 3 o’clock and that was it. Couldn’t buy a bite from the Crappie, just a very tough day on the water. Water temps on the Little Sac were 40 to 43°, Maze Creek looks like hot chocolate and there is a bunch of big timber floating out of the creek and it appears the dirty water line from the Little Sac is just about a half a mile south of Cedar Ridge. The main lake is a little discolored but you can still see 4 or 5 feet. Tight Lines!
  8. 4 points
    Bill Babler

    Sunday Fishing Report

    Trying to post a picture from my IphoneIPhone
  9. 3 points
    Skeeter ZX190

    2/26 fishing report

    First time on Stockton since last September. Started fishing about 9:30 am and fished until sundown. Started at Orleans Trail and fished between there and State Park. Ended up with 14 in the boat (15 if you include a big gizzard shad I snagged). 7 came on a green pumpkin ned. The other 7 came on a Megabass 110 +1 in Pro Blue. I caught the bass trifecta. Also caught a 20 inch walleye. I would say most of the fish came in 8 to 12 feet of water. The water coming out of Price Branch only had about 1 to 2 feet of clarity. Same with Hawker. The smaller tributaries like Orleans Trail, had a good 5 to 8 foot clarity. Temps ranged from 42 to 45 degrees. This post has been promoted to an article
  10. 3 points
    I bought mine on line a couple weeks ago. Since I am only 51 I certainly hope it's not my last time.
  11. 3 points
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    Last night's turkey tetrazzini (the green stuff is cut up sugar snaps) with a blanched asparagus and radish salad.
  12. 3 points
    Terrierman

    Time to renew the MO licenses

    That's my deal too. Still buy season AR fish and trout permits as well as TX since I visit them enough to justify.
  13. 3 points
    Muddy, thanks for the uplifting weather report. Your chili will taste pretty good after that kind of day on the lake. Mike
  14. 2 points
    Yep, that time of year again. Renew your license by the end of February. Stop in and see your favorite tackle dealer and support the small business.
  15. 2 points
    BilletHead

    What's Cooking?

    Tacos on Tuesday, The BilletHead's Aunt and Uncle used to own and run a Mexican restaurant in St. Joe. Started off in the front of their house and then grew to a large scale. A main restraint and then a satellite location too. I remember the tacos they made. One or several at a time they were good. You can make them up ahead of time and freeze. Take out what you want and pitch the rest back in the freezer for later. Pretty easy for a quick meal. Season and cook your preferred meat. Use a flour tortilla, fold and put you some meat in there. Secure closed with three toothpicks. A little oil in a skillet and fry one side , flip and do the other. Pull out with tongs and drain upside down, Pull picks out and fill them up. You can just open them up easy and unlike corn the flour ones will not crack open loosing your goodies. Barbosas would just use onion, shredded lettuce and cheese plus a good a squirt of good tomato sauce. BilletHead
  16. 2 points
    Bushbeater

    Rod Building Hobby

    Pulled my build off the drying rack this morning. Can't wait to make a few casts, although I almost enjoy building the rods as much as using them. Pardon the cluttered work area, when we moved I had to put a whole basement worth of goodies into a 1 car garage and a 8 x 20 shed.
  17. 2 points
    jdmidwest

    The Coward? of Broward County.

    Or you could just stand behind Trump as he rushes in.
  18. 2 points
    Might check the Lazy Eagle Resort just across the hiway from Eagle Rock Park.
  19. 2 points
    slothman

    Time to renew the MO licenses

    I broke down and got the lifetime permit a few years ago. I wish I had done it when I was considering it as a teenager. It was way cheaper then. It will take quite a few years to recoup my money. But, god willing, I will. It also lets me hunt migratory birds and trout fish without debating with myself if I’m going to get out enough to make it worth doing (some years I get out more than others). Now I can go just one day and feel great about it because it is already covered. Now I just pay for deer, turkey, and federal duck stamp; I’m covered for everything else.
  20. 2 points
    Carl W

    Sunday Fishing Report

    I fished Beaver on Sunday afternoon in the Rocky Branch area and only caught 2. Both were keepers with one being a nice one. Water temps were 45 - 49. I saw high 49’s but no 50’s. I fished from 2 until about 5:30.
  21. 2 points
    Johnsfolly

    White Bass?

    They weren't on Saturday .
  22. 2 points
    Johnsfolly

    What's Cooking?

    Not a meal that we made at home. We ate at my favorite Chinese restaurant in Columbia, ABC Chinese Cuisine (on Interstate 70 SE outer loop road). In Easton Maryland there are no authentic Chinese restaurants. We do have our favorite dishes. For appetizers, we typically get the honey spareribs, spicy wontons, and pork soup dumplings. We often try something different, but also have some favorites as well, like shredded beef, orange beef or chicken, and one that I can eat every time that I go there - their crispy fish. We also ordered their chicken crockpot (left) and their Hunan beef (right). We also get one or more pots of Jasmine tea. If you get to Columbia I highly recommend this restaurant. There are very few so-so dishes and only one or two dishes that were less than stellar. by the way BH I resized these photos !
  23. 2 points
    Seth

    River boat tournament

    If you want a true river bass trail where it's mostly jet boats, you need to pretty well host on waters where a jet is a requirement. I fish tournaments on the Gasconade, Meramec and Osage and you can use whatever you want. For the most part, everybody runs jets because you need it to get anywhere. However, if the water is high enough, there have been guys bring their bass boats.
  24. 2 points
    Sore Thumbs

    Sunday Fishing Report

    I fished Everett in that monsoon Saturday at Beaver. It was flat out tough. No A rigs aloud. I caught one keeper for 2.58 on a crankbait early and never caught another fish. 77 out of 138 teams didn’t weigh. The winners had 17.79lbs. Major props to those guys. I am excited about the water coming up and warmer water. Should get good soon. Thanks for your report.
  25. 2 points
    ozark trout fisher

    Current River

    Hello, all. It's been a minute. Here are some pictures from a recent trip back to the Ozarks to chase some trouts.
  26. 1 point
    IL Fisherman

    Fisherman’s nightmare

    Found this out on face book Talk a about crazy big wakes. 2 wake boats working in tandem. What’s next https://www.facebook.com/groups/120559614677761/permalink/1717771914956515/
  27. 1 point
    Smalls21

    Stockton jerkbaits favorites

    I have always got better bites at Stockton with PBJ jig with Green pumpkin trailer.
  28. 1 point
    Terrierman

    OUR CHILDREN

    I know smart, responsible gun owners who enjoy hunting, or are employed in a position that self defense is potentially needed. I also know alot of dumb folks with guns. The NRA has done a total disservice to responsible gun owners by treating these two groups equally. Even worse is the NRA's completely tone deaf response to every mass shooting, especially this one. There was a time in this state that to have a concealed weapons permit, a person had to write and personally be ok'd by the county sheriff. That restriction was removed roughly ten years ago now. Those changes haven't improved our or our children's safety one whit.
  29. 1 point
    JestersHK

    The Coward? of Broward County.

    Such a sad situation... First off I support and respect our Police Officers for what they have to deal with. They truly have a thankless job, and not sure how some of them deal with the scurge of the earth day in and day out. Most of my closest friends and family are all first responders, and they definitely don't do it for the glory or the salary. With that being said not sure which way the chips should fall on this one. On one hand I agree a handgun vs a rifle you're facing some horrendous odds. He'd likely end up the 18th victim, but would be hailed a hero. Instead he chose to likely follow some protocol put in place, or maybe felt the odds were too stacked on him not going home that night that he froze up. Who knows, but its not my job to armchair quarterback him to death or call him a coward. As others have stated you never know how you'll react until you've been there. The other side of it was that it was his job to defend those kids. He was armed and trained, and possibly could have done more? I know even my LEO buddy who is a park ranger has both a shotgun AND an AR in his truck. Not sure what they had at their disposal down there though. We also don't have all the details, but it sounds like there were multiple LEO's on site and they waited for SWAT / Backup. All while more kids were killed. At some point you'd think at least one of them would make a run on the killer. Maybe thats wishful thinking on my part having kids in 2 different public schools and my sister as a teacher...
  30. 1 point
    Seth

    2/6 Report

    Aside from the initial spider web and people getting tangled up, I guess the funniest thing would be when this guy had his hat blow off in to the stream and he proceeded to strip down and bail off in to the stream to retrieve said hat. The other memory I have from opening day was when the water was up just over the top of the side walks across from the back parking lot. One guy hooked a lunker and it ended up jumping up on to the concrete and started swimming around like a salmon going through shallow water. It ended up swimming under one of the bench seats that were near them. The guys buddy flopped down on his stomach and laid in front of the bench to trap the fish and got soaked! They got the fish though!
  31. 1 point
    Yep, glad I wasn't too subtle, lol!
  32. 1 point
    Be the last year i buy a fishing license.
  33. 1 point
    KLiK

    She's blowing out

    The Meramec today at Holzer:
  34. 1 point
    Seth

    Time to renew the MO licenses

    I got my hunting/fishing combo license and trout permit today. I'm good for another year!
  35. 1 point
    m&m

    Sunday Fishing Report

    Champ & Donna, thanks for the report. Mike
  36. 1 point
    Bill Babler

    Sunday Fishing Report

    Those are this morning on a Spro Phat Fly. 3 shorts and those 2 keeps. Mud line from Long Creek has reached the mouth of Big Cedar
  37. 1 point
    Royal Blue

    Sunday Fishing Report

    We were one of the skunked boats. Tried to go up the creeks above KC and the schools of shad were literally amazing. I've never seen so many everywhere we went. It was pretty obvious early on that there was just too much competition for our A-rigs. We ended up going toward the mud and caught a few shorts on crankbaits and I had a nice fish on a jig come off a few feet from the boat out of net range. All in all it was as tough of a day as I've soon on TR. If I wasn't so frustrated by the lack of bites, I'd have really enjoyed seeing the massive schools of bait. It was unreal and everywhere that we went. Kudos to you guys for going the right direction and getting a few bites.
  38. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    White Bass?

    That's an interesting statement! Low or falling water always seems to be the death of any white bass action for me, regardless of the season.
  39. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    Mobile fishing unit

    Here is what my rental car looks like when I am travelling lately. I will have a couple of rods, maybe waders, my tackle bag with a variety of lures and baits. Mostly I am a bit of a generalist when I travel, so have to have a little bit of everything to have a chance at any fish that I might encounter. One of the rods in the car is for microfishing. I just could not get this sculpin to bite. you can see the tiny piece of gulp worm on a size 20 hook just in front of this fish. No matter where I positioned bait it just did not bite ! Maybe next trip.
  40. 1 point
    Beasley

    Catfish?

    I’d say it’s worth a try. There should be catfish starting to go up river or at least staging in the last deep before heading on up river which at Aldrich is under the bridge
  41. 1 point
    Skeeter ZX190

    Stockton jerkbaits favorites

    Megabass 110 in either Pro Blue or Triple Illusion.
  42. 1 point
    176champion

    Rod Building Hobby

    Looks like a fish rod now kind of...lol Have to epoxy wraps now, just put color preserver on thread and has to dry before epoxy goes on...
  43. 1 point
    BilletHead

    White Bass?

    Cave in we all must! That is for white bass! I'll keep an eye north Ham and you watch the South, BilletHead
  44. 1 point
    rps

    Table Rock Lake Guides

    I don't know about Champ, but if you could book Donna G, that would be a lifetime opportunity.
  45. 1 point
    Daryk Campbell Sr

    Table Rock Lake Guides

    Haven't used a guide before, but have made a couple transactions with James Gilzow, he is an honest man. Class act.
  46. 1 point
    Flysmallie

    Rod Building Hobby

    I did a ton of that on my last fly rod purchase and learned more than just which rod I wanted. I was traveling a lot at the time so when I was bored at night I would find a shop and go cast some rods. It helped me narrow it down to a couple of different ones before the purchase. But it also made me realize that I'm not a very good fly caster, not that I didn't already know that. But I'm not any worse than a lot of guys that work in fly shops. I realized that fast action rods are not the best option for everyone. No matter what they tell you in the shop or in advertising. And I also realized that expensive does not mean best. It was a good learning experience and I walked away with a rod that I love. But I also have a good idea on a few other rods that were also tested.
  47. 1 point
    gurzik

    2-9 Lake Springfield

    On the water at 9:00 off around noon. WT was 40-42. Caught 7 with 4 keepers. Jerkbait did all the work. Make shift ramp is getting worse with people parking in front of it, and the ruts. But doesn’t seem like anything will change anytime soon.
  48. 1 point
    James McManus and I will be fishing it. Looking forward to it and hoping my trim works!😊
  49. 1 point
    Et tu Daryk!?! I've been known to catch some larger bass on occassion. I won't say that I wouldn't get distracted by trying to catch a warmouth or a gar or shad☺.
  50. 1 point
    Fished the James Thursday, parking at the confluence of the Finley and walking as far down as I could before it was over my head. Fished streamer patterns all morning, mostly a fly I have grown to love called the Mohawk Sculpin (pics below). Fish are in fine shape, and the river has good water as well. Hooked plenty of fish and saw several deer, plus one really confused Tom turkey that didn't get the memo that Turkey season was over! Like I said in an earlier post; the river has changed, as it always does, but is in great shape. I found fish in "new" spots, and some in the old reliable spots as well. Didn't see any beds, so I'd say the spawn is officially done or the floods washed the beds out. I'm going to kayak this stretch, to Hootentown, Tuesday and will post a report after. Now that Memorial Day has kicked summer off, my fishing days will be during the week, either in the evenings or when I'm not traveling. I like people, but in small doses, and not on the river unless they are with me... : Mohawk Sculpin, size 4 Here is some footage from a previous trip:
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