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  1. 9 points
    JUNGLE JIM 1

    Nice Redears

    Some of the small lakes in the STL area have decent populations of redear in them so did a little scouting Saturday. Spotted a few cruising but couldn't get them to bite but did find a few bass and bluegill that were more willing so had some fun catching those. Went out yesterday afternoon in the rain and had a great couple of hours fishing with a tiny jig less than an inch long. Bass, bluegill and redear were all over this little jig. A blast on ultralight tackle and 2lb test. Fish like this need to be released and they were.I hope others will release them as well.
  2. 8 points
    405z06

    Personal Best Smallie

    Hit the Meramec today. The last 3 weekends have been blown out due to high water, but before that - back in March, - we were really putting a hurt on 'em, numbers-wise. Which usually isn't the case this early in the Spring - at least for me and the people I fish with. With the weather decent, the river level and flow back to near normal, my buddy and were chomping at the bit to see if they were still in their haunts and active. Well, they weren't. We only caught 6 fish the entire day, but one of them was the freak below. I've been Ozark Smallie fishing for about 10 years and have never caught anything close to this, nor have I personally ever seen a another fish this size. 5.51 lbs on the Rapala digital scale. Didn't have a way to measure her length, so I am not going to take a guess. Beautiful, healthy, fat fish. She didn't have a mark on her, except on the top of her tail. Not sure what that could have been from. I could probably fish these rivers for the next 50 years and never catch another fish this big, so it was a very special moment! This post has been promoted to an article
  3. 5 points
    96 CHAMP

    White River

    Got down late last night, first trip of the year, Had a good day on the lake today, got out about 10 and had 4 good keepers & just couldn’t pull off landing 2 other nice fish, caught quite a few on reaction baits and jigs, with the best on jigs. See what happens tomorrow, going to be cloudy and windy so they say, good luck!! This post has been promoted to an article
  4. 5 points
    Champ188

    FLW Costa

    It’s a 3-day event. The co-anglers fish with a different pro each day so no one put 39 pounds in the back of anyone’s boat. The winning co-angler weighed 14 fish for 39 pounds over 3 days. Pete had 9 pounds over two days. He missed the cut to participate the third day.
  5. 4 points
    fozzype

    Smallmouth or Mean Mouth?

    looks like a regular smallmouth to me
  6. 4 points
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    Green chicken enchilada casserole.
  7. 4 points
    Brian Sloss

    NFOW/11 Point

    On Saturday I was one of four guides taking folks from the Ozark Fly Fishers out on the North Fork of the White. Brian Wise was the lead guide and I thank him for including my boat on this trip. Brian has some of the best streamer tying videos on the internet, look him up at Fly Fishing the Ozarks. Anyway, I was assigned Bill and Jerry for the day and they were great guys. The river was up, but not quite an ideal level. The shoals were ripping with some pretty big waves. We concentrated on finding seams of current off the main channel, particularly towards the end where it deepend a little, just so we could get down to the fish. We didn't catch a ton of fish, but we certainly found some. The rainbows we caught were fat, pretty, hard fighting and wild. The North Fork can be challenging sometimes, but I love it and everyone should give it a try sometime. We also got a couple of brown trout and the bonus of the day was 3 smallmouth. On Sunday, Mel and Glenn, from the same group, joined me for a half day on the 11 Point. We met in the morning and got off the river right as about an inch of rain started to fall on the river. That said, fishing was red hot for the 4 hours we fished. It was nice to be home. This post has been promoted to an article
  8. 3 points
    Smalls21

    4/20/18 Whites

    took my Dad fishing, we put in at Aldrich around 9am, headed up into the river, ran up until my prop started eating gravel, started drifting back down. Water temp at Taylor bridge was 55. Dad picked up a couple whites above Taylor, I finally caught a white as we drifted below the bridge. decided to run back up river, stopped at the first big gravel bar, had a free lunch of cheddar brats and Coors banquet, thanks to my cousin who was camping there. Started drifting back towards Taylor, picking up a few whites here and there, water temp had come up to 57.7. You could tell it was a Friday afternoon, as there was more and more people lining the banks. we got just below Taylor bridge, in 1 spot Dad and I caught 15 keeper Whites, mostly my Dad doing the catching, as I became the net man, and trolling motor operator. After breaking off a couple times, we continued to drift back towards the Old Steel bridge, continuing to pick up whites here and there, caught our limit around 430. What started out as a slow morning, turned into a blast in the afternoon. Great day to be outside, and a Great day Catching fish with my Dad!! This post has been promoted to an article
  9. 3 points
    jolicious

    Bass Must Be Biting

    I am not a good fisherman, and I caught 6 Saturday. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out they must be eating lol! 1. Beaver Shores in 5' from some flooded brush on a yellow square bill. this was around 9:45 Saturday morning (4-21-18). This particular girl was awfully white - not sure if that's because of the muddy water (it's awfully muddy around that part of the lake) or if she'd just come up from the deeper water. My hand help scale put her around 2.5 pounds, of course that's an uncertified scale. 15" spot. 2. Ford's Creek in 5' in front of flooded brush PB&J 3/8 jig 2:03pm - 13" spot 3. Ford's Creek 20' along the channel - red/orange Storm Deep diving crankbait (can't remember exact name - it's the one with the funky line tie that has a gap in the lip) 2:34pm -13" spot 4. Ford's Creek 5' out in front of flooded brush PB&J colored lizard on a wobble head - 3:12pm - 16" spot 5. Ford's Creek same deep diving crankbait between trees in 20' of water (I am starting to understand why folks like deep diving crankbaits)3:48pm 13" spot 6. Ford's Creek in front of flooded brush about 5' water 4:21pm 14" (maybe could've coaxed him to 15") smallie That's all I know. Seriously, I am not a good angler - if I can catch 6, most of the folks on here can likely catch 20. Water temps in Beaver Shores were 56-67 if I remember correctly and 52-54 in Ford's Creek. The times seem very exact because I looked at the time stamps of pictures (I try to send pictures to my 9 year old princess no matter the size) taken Saturday. Tight lines everyone, go have some fun while they are eating! Joe.
  10. 3 points
    JestersHK

    Big Thanks to Mr. Billethead

    @BilletHead So a while back I became the proud owner of some custom BH top waters. Life sneaks up on ya and keeps ya busy and I missed pretty much all of the good topwater season last year... Fast forward to this year and I've moved recently to a location that has 3 pretty nice ponds on it I have access to fish. Saturday night I went out for a few hours with my neighbor to go chase some bass. After a few minutes I saw bass hitting bugs on the surface despite the cooler temps and muddy water they were getting after em on the surface. I tied on my BH original and went to work with my ultralight. Missed my first blow up, but next cast I landed my first of hopefully many on these awesome little topwaters. Was a little dink, but he smoked that little fry. Thanks again buddy. Your craftsmanship makes these almost too pretty to throw, and I am still in fear of losing them LOL.
  11. 3 points
    TrevorByrd

    April 21st walleye

    I turkey hunted until 1 then hit the lake. It was the best day of walleye fishing ive ever had on stockton. Caught 20-25 in 3 hours. All looked like spawned out females, of the 4 i kept they were all females. I didnt catch a walleye under 17in with the biggest around 7 or 8 lbs 25"+ getting off right as i tried to net her. I knew she was about to get off so i dove over the bow to try and scoop her out, in the process gouging out a chunk of skin from a tie off cleat. All were caught 15-18 fow on yum worms with a silver spinner rig. One of the bigger eyes had about a 7" shad down her throat. This post has been promoted to an article
  12. 3 points
    netboy

    Caddis time on the White

    Fished Monday, Tuesday and today on the White in different areas. The caddis hatch was really on Monday and Tuesday and then only a few hatching today. Fishing was great during the hatches with elk hair caddis dries and soft hackles in the surface film doing the trick. I wasn't counting but probably had 40-50 on Monday and Tuesday, but only a handful today. I did luck out and manage one nice brown today along with 7 or 8 rainbows. Here's a picture of the hatch from Dally's blog....
  13. 2 points
    Flippin

    Another Tough Day on the Rock

    We fished yesterday for about 7.5 hous and only had 8 fish to show for it. Only 2 keepers. We could not find a pattern. This cold water is really killing the Spring bite for me or maybe I don’t know how to catch fish any more.
  14. 2 points
    Hunter53

    Annual trip coming up

    Time is getting close for the wife and I's trip to TR. We will be there from April 27th-12th of May. Swing by and say Hi if you see this boat
  15. 2 points
    Seth Clarkson

    Smallmouth or Mean Mouth?

    I didn't think to check, would that have been a for sure confirmation? I need to start paying more attention. I was too excited about catching a decent fish, for the first time this year and snapping some pics, then releasing it that I didn't think about it.
  16. 2 points
    Out on the water at 7:00 off at 4:00. It was another great Friday that God gave us to be alive to fish!!! Fishing was really good till about 10:45 then it was tough for us. Between an Arig, big swim bait and a crank, we put together 5 fish that weighed a little over 19lbs by 10:45 then we lost them or the fish just quit feeding in wait for the next pressure change to come in. But it was a wonderful day to be out. God bless, tight lines. We might fish Stockton tomorrow. This post has been promoted to an article
  17. 2 points
    shark bait

    Saturday out of Holiday Island

    I put in at 11:30and fished in Leatherwood creek for about 1 1/2 hrs. I caught 7 all on a sb and lost three even with a trailer hook. I cought 4 of of one little point 2 being keepers. They were hanging on the rock ledges and some were on wood or brush in about 3 to 6 feet. It was a mix of spots and lm. The sun was in and out. Once the sun disappeared for good the bite stopped. I went to a couple other spots - nothing. Moved to Panther and cought 1 more keeper.
  18. 2 points
    Gavin

    Smallmouth or Mean Mouth?

    Not a mean mouth, hate that term. Looks like a smallie spot hybrid.
  19. 2 points
    abkeenan

    Saturday out of Holiday Island

    More like a bunch of wiseacres.
  20. 2 points
    Brian Sloss

    NFOW/11 Point

    On Saturday I was one of four guides taking folks from the Ozark Fly Fishers out on the North Fork of the White. Brian Wise was the lead guide and I thank him for including my boat on this trip. Brian has some of the best streamer tying videos on the internet, look him up at Fly Fishing the Ozarks. Anyway, I was assigned Bill and Jerry for the day and they were great guys. The river was up, but not quite an ideal level. The shoals were ripping with some pretty big waves. We concentrated on finding seams of current off the main channel, particularly towards the end where it deepend a little, just so we could get down to the fish. We didn't catch a ton of fish, but we certainly found some. The rainbows we caught were fat, pretty, hard fighting and wild. The North Fork can be challenging sometimes, but I love it and everyone should give it a try sometime. We also got a couple of brown trout and the bonus of the day was 3 smallmouth. On Sunday, Mel and Glenn, from the same group, joined me for a half day on the 11 Point. We met in the morning and got off the river right as about an inch of rain started to fall on the river. That said, fishing was red hot for the 4 hours we fished. It was nice to be home.
  21. 2 points
    vernon

    Saturday out of Holiday Island

    C'mon man, what pressure? This is just a quick rough count but my 5th grade math tells me that from 1 March thru yesterday there had only been 83 tournaments that included 2542 boats on Table Rock. And by the end of May that total will have capped out at a measly 180 tournaments with only 7006 boats spread judiciously over 66 total days. When I planned our upcoming trip for 5 - 12 May I made a conscious effort to schedule during a "lean" tournament week. Well, that week has 19 tournaments with only 851 boats so I did good! Pressure, smeshure. And it's good for the economy!
  22. 2 points
    mixermarkb

    Planning for Future

    Just a thought, but I think your tin boat would float just fine. Maybe not the same as what the locals run, but if It was me, and I was retired, I'd want to fish more than one day a week. I'd be tempted to keep my boat, use a guide a couple times a month, and put around on my own some too, weather and health permitting.
  23. 2 points
    tjm

    Morels??

    Grand kids at it again after the rain and found 11. Try to show the big one. the picture worked! color me surprised.
  24. 2 points
    Flysmallie

    Oklahoma ?

    Sounds like your wife has a fit over most things.
  25. 2 points
    MickinMO

    Great Trip Out of Lilley's

    Couldn't think of a better way to christen my boat than a trip to Taneycomo and fishing out of Lilley's for a few days. Boat ran great and was able get experience with it in some different conditions, such as loading it for the first time in the pouring rain this morning . Was entertaining my aunt and uncle so mainly bait fished from Fall Creek to past the landing over 2 1/2 days. Fishing was tough at times. Wind blowing boat one direction and current taking line the opposite direction. Thursday afternoon produced the best fishing overall. Boat had two 16" rainbows near Short Creek. Chartruese or pink power eggs worked best. Lightest drift rig or split shot with #10 hook worked the same. Friday and Saturday everyone caught at least two fish, but overall slow compared to many other trips of the past. Saturday afternoon things picked up ahead of the storm. 65 bridge to the landing was quite good from 4-6pm on white gulp eggs. While "guiding" had a chance to throw spoons and a few crankbaits for just a little while with no luck. As far as bait fishing goes, the number of fish was somewhat disappointing, but we caught really nice fish. I will take the quality over the quantity. Had some good fights on the ultra lights. Numerous 13-15" fish with some girth. Only a couple were stocker size. Nightcrawlers produced zero bites/fish. Also, saw a few being caught from the dock each evening. This post has been promoted to an article
  26. 2 points
  27. 2 points
    TrevorByrd

    April 21st walleye

    Yes a harness with 2oz BB. Water was 53°
  28. 2 points
    Fishfighter

    Solo canoe thoughts

    Here she is! Oxblood color. Dealer was Ozark Adventures in Springfield, MO. They were very good to deal with, highly recommended. I had to stop at this spot on the river on the way back and try her out. I didn't get much time in, but I really like it. It is quite fast and responsive. This is a great boat for me.
  29. 2 points
    Bill Babler

    FLW Costa

    Mike had a tough day as did really all the top 10. Just flat ran out of keeper fish Ladies and gentleman this lake has been pounded and pounded. There is not a stretch of bank or really any off shore structure that has not been totally hammered from prior to the Big Bass Bash till today. 10’s of thousands of man hours. Michael caught his on a Spring Craw RK a Biffle Bug and a couple of great Jaws on. Spro Blue Bandit His fish were on gravel in 12 to 15 feet on the White River above Baxter. Henssely caught them on a Rig. Fishing up the White. Shotgunning pts. Cuts and pockets. 3 or 4 throws and on to the next location. It was a winning formula These fish need a little rest. Hope some nasty weather comes in and gives them a few days off. I’m scheduled for the Rock all week and I hope I’m rained out Good Luck
  30. 2 points
    Al Agnew

    Digiscoping

    I recently acquired a 30-70X Swarovski spotting scope, and I love it. But where I'm getting the most use out of it out here in Montana is digiscoping with my Iphone. I got an adapter that you put the phone into and then it attaches to the eyepiece of the scope. The thing is a little tricky, because focusing the scope by looking at the screen on the phone isn't as easy as it would seem, and you absolutely need a tripod, while a remote shutter button for the phone is a big help, too. But I have those things, and Mary and I spent a day in Yellowstone Park this week, trying it all out. We had a great day of wildlife viewing, with wolves and bears, both black and grizzlies. A bison had just died, and was about 100 yards off the road, and there was a pregnant, collared wolf on it. This is a picture I got with the scope and Iphone: Compare that to a pic I took with my SLR and 500 mm lens with 1.4 extender (so 700 mm): However, the phone optics aren't nearly as good...here is an enlargement of the same picture taken with the SLR and big lens...note the better detail: On the other hand, the phone really handles low light situations better. This bear photo couldn't have been taken with the SLR and big lens; the bear was under a big evergreen tree and it was late in a cloudy afternoon, so it was very dark. The bear was about 200 yards away, so not only would it have been very small in the frame, but it would have been very dark or would have required a very slow shutter speed, which doesn't work well with animals that are probably in motion. But the phone compensated for the lighting very well. This was not even at full zoom on the spotting scope, but was zoomed in on the phone itself: So while the stuff I've taken with the phone and scope has not been publishing quality, for my purposes of getting reference for paintings, it's been pretty amazing.
  31. 2 points
    netboy

    Caddis swarms today

    Here's one more that apparently has a good appetite ...
  32. 2 points
    netboy

    Caddis swarms today

    Since it turned out to be such a pretty day, I took a quick trip up to the White river after lunch. They turned the water off at noon so it was low when I got there. As soon as I got out of the truck I could see fish rising fish everywhere and lots of caddis flying. Caught a nice brown on my second cast. For about 2 hours it was a fish or a strike every other cast (all on dry flies). Probably caught 30-40 rainbows and a couple smaller browns. The hatch slowed down around 3 so I headed home. Here's a couple pics of the better browns.... This post has been promoted to an article
  33. 1 point
    DavidB

    Ulrich Marine

    I broke the off-on switch on my Motorguide X-5 today, and thought our annual trip to Table Rock was over. Thank goodness for this forum! I searched for marine service centers, and read Bill Babler’s post recommending Ulrich Marine. Called them, they had the part in stock, and they had it installed within 30 minutes after we dropped it off this afternoon. Kudos to Bill for the recommendation, and most of all, to Kyle, Scott and the entire staff at Ulrich, who were so kind and helpful! If anyone on the lake has a boat/motor issue, I highly recommend them. Now, if we can just figure out the fish in the dam, Long Creek area. We’re staying at Happy Hollow, on Persimmon Hollow, and are struggling. Last year was one of our best ever, but with the slime and the colder water, we’re still plugging away without a lot of success. We have three more days, so suggestions are welcome. This forum is the best!
  34. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    More Maryland catches

    I have suggested, prodded, (other OAF members have prodded as well0, but Livie would not write this post herself. Because I anted to showcase another life list species for her, here is the last post from when she and my betterhalf were in Maryland visiting me back in March/early April. We did get a break with a little better weather and the right tide, that allowed us to try for some schoolie stripers. With the long cold weather this was a crap shoot at best. I have had success fishing blade baits, like Johnson Thinfishers, etc., in this location in the past. I put on small black/chrome Thinfisher on Livie's rod and a silver XPS Lazer blade on my line. The wind made it difficult for Livie to get her bait out far enough to reach the edge of the channel where the fish were likely to be located. I made a few casts and no bites. I made a cast across the channel near the bridge and got a solid bite. I was able to land a 13 to 14" striper, my first of the year. I handed the rod to Livie. She was having trouble getting near the spot where I got bit. So I made the cast, she reeled and jigged the bait and got bit. She was shocked at the fight at first and then made up ground on the fish. She landed a nice 15" striper, which was a new life list fish for her ! I could not have been happier. Not only did she catch the bass, but got a small bonus anemone . We fished for another 15 to 20 minutes until it started getting dark. Did not get another bite. Was thinking about MOCarp on our next trip that was planned for Easter Sunday. I crumbled cheerios and raisin bran then mixed that with water and some cut worms. I put that in a bag and we drove down to a spot that I had seen carp and maybe some suckers last year. We pulled up to the access and I tossed out the chum mixture. We went and saw a movie to let the fish get into that area before we fished it. After the movie I set up the rods with a slip sinker fish finder rig. We loaded the hooks with worms. I got the first bite, but missed the hook set. Livie got a strong bite and hooked into the first fish of the day. Unlike last year when dad did not land her fish, I got the fish netted and Livie got a picture of her and a carp. As you could tell we were well hidden ! I missed a couple more fish. Livie blamed those lost strike on the OAFers that were texting me at the time (you both know who you are). She alos hooked into a larger carp that pulled the hook near the bank. She did catch a couple of white perch and I ended up with a goose egg on the day. As I state many times on this forum, I never have a problem with my daughters, son, or my betterhalf catching more or bigger fish (except when we are fighting for the catfish trophy), because if they have a good time I get to fish more ! Can't wait to get her back out to get back on the stripers when they are really thick.
  35. 1 point
    JUNGLE JIM 1

    Nice Redears

    Got after them again this afternoon with the little jigs and slammed them again. Mostly bass, some bluegill and over a dozen redear from 8-11 inches. Even had a big carp on that broke me off at the bank. Amazing how stupid these fish seem to be over these tiny jigs with a #12 hook. I lost some but these hooks hold the majority of the time. Interesting part was in one corner were several big goldfish, maybe koi that were rooting around along the bottom. Started casting behind them and started popping some nice redear. Think the Koi were stirring up some crayfish and other edibles and it seems the redear like to hang out with them. Another good day. I think spring is finally here.
  36. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    Spring Creek Shiners

    Last week I was back in Missouri. Came back to bad weather, but it got better later in the week. On Thursday I left work early to take Livie down to Spring creek, a tributary of the Gasconade river south of Vienna. I have fished this creek in the past and caught some spawning shiners. We were also planning on staying into the evening/night to be armed with headlamps to target madtoms. I always set yearly goals. This year my goals are fairly modest (mainly targeting some new species and not really numbers). My main driver for the year is to help others meet some of their goals. Livie set a goal of catching 40 different species this year. Prior to this trip she had not caught more than 40 species in her whole life. Since we are going to be in Maryland after this summer, I felt that I could get Livie plenty of new species out in the briny water. With microfishing, you need to be able to see the fish respond to the bait. That means clear water and relatively calm conditions. Well the water was clear, but the winds were brutal. We started fishing a spot that I had caught my very first greenside darter. Between the wind gusts we did get to see some different minnows and began catching darters. Mostly were female orangethroat darters. Livie caught the first male orangethroat (her first of the year and her 11th species since March 1). He was a nice fish. Soon after I caught my personal best orangethroat darter (in terms of coloration and condition ). We never did find any greenside or other darters on this trip. So we focused on minnows. I caught a northern studfish and a couple of bleeding shiners. She and I kept switching off with the #26 Tanago hook rig. She and I both caught several new fish for the year including our first longear sunfish for the year. Some of her memorable catches of the day. Blackspotted topminnow A bigeye shiner (new lifer). Northern studfish Striped shiner (new lifer) It was starting to get dark and we headed north to fish a spot where Livie last caught a madtom by hand (Daryk would recognize the spot). Now it was time with a hook and line. The wind was still going to be a problem. We did not find any madtoms early on. At one time we got hit with what seemed to be thousands of mayflies(?). It wasn't until we got to a section of the creek that had some chunk rock and gravel and it was dark enough that we began to see some madtoms. I have fished for madtoms a couple of time before and they can be a real challenge. First they shy away from the light. Then they spook easily when you walk the stream. Lastly for some reason they are difficult to get a good hookset and that if you miss you won't get that fish to bite again. The good things are that they are pretty plentiful and if you can get a bait near the fish they can be aggressive. For us to be successful we needed several strikes to get one hook up. Just to prove a point Livie had three strikes and pulled two of those fish well out of the water but they were not hooked and dropped back into the water. I missed at least three myself. Then Livie broke the ice and landed her very first hook and line slender madtom ! She and I both lost another one or two. Then I finally caught my only slender madtom of the night. The worse part of the evening as that as we headed back downstream towards the car we passed a large hole around a large tree/rootwad and there were at least four or five madtoms in the hole ! Livie ended up the night with seven new species on the day and three new lifers. It was a great evening! She is close to halfway to her goal. We will keep at it.
  37. 1 point
    Gavin

    Big Bass Bash

    Mitch took the 10 spot overall with a 6.98. Looked brutal out there yesterday.
  38. 1 point
    DChance

    Big Bass Bash

    from what I heard, it was the only fish he caught all weekend
  39. 1 point
    Quillback

    Smallmouth or Mean Mouth?

    I'm going to lean towards a mean, but that's a tough one to call.
  40. 1 point
    Phil Lilley

    April 21st walleye

    I turkey hunted until 1 then hit the lake. It was the best day of walleye fishing ive ever had on stockton. Caught 20-25 in 3 hours. All looked like spawned out females, of the 4 i kept they were all females. I didnt catch a walleye under 17in with the biggest around 7 or 8 lbs 25"+ getting off right as i tried to net her. I knew she was about to get off so i dove over the bow to try and scoop her out, in the process gouging out a chunk of skin from a tie off cleat. All were caught 15-18 fow on yum worms with a silver spinner rig. One of the bigger eyes had about a 7" shad down her throat. View full article
  41. 1 point
    AlexFish1

    Let’s talk bladed jigs Please.

    Chatterbaits have sorta replaced spinnerbaits for me. Some days the fish prefer spinnerbaits but I always feel more confident throwing a chatterbait. I've had luck in smaller ponds where i can cast out to the deeper parts so far. Also lipless cranks have been good for me while its still been cold
  42. 1 point
    Gavin

    Morels??

    We got enough for a skillet full today. Small yellows, gray's. It's getting started, but not ON yet. Worth looking with the rain and a warmup coming. A few in mixed scrubby elms/ash all small, covered those and left them. The rest were around a big cottonwood.
  43. 1 point
    Gavin

    What's Cooking?

    Good looking stuff! Haven't done much cooking lately. Made some grilled cheese for lunch before or hike. Companion Bread, 2 slices of Muenster, and a light smear of Dukes Mayo on the outside, before grilling. Turned out perfect. Wife & I spotted a few morels and the kids got a few too. Maybe a Lb, but enough for a side dish tomorrow. Looks a bit bare in the woods, should get better if it warms up a tad.
  44. 1 point
    BilletHead

    What's Cooking?

    Ummmm Good and I see peas peeking out, BilletHead
  45. 1 point
    BilletHead

    What's Cooking?

    Turkey Buffalo mac and cheese, Not your mommas mac and cheese. Pretty complex and hard to stop eating it. Some of the ingredients include wild turkey, butter, onions, garlic, hot sauce, whole milk, heavy cream, dry mustard, cheddar cheese, sour cream, blue cheese and bread crumbs. Ready for the oven part, Out of the Oven to cool a bit, Plated up and ready to eat with a side of morels , BilletHead
  46. 1 point
    Cindyjo

    crappie goods

    yep, the crappie are on! The attached pic shows the 4 I kept and are now in the freezer. The largest is 16"+. Released another dozen. About 2 hours of fishing. Now on to catching some walleye!
  47. 1 point
    MoCarp

    More Maryland catches

    I am sure I can hook you up with some of our group in that area, they may be able to point you to some odd ball fish for your list, from what I understand you can catch tench and roach back east, and there are a couple spots that have a few reel smoking carp there, the DC basin has always been a "must fish" place...ether way looks like you are having run
  48. 1 point
    trythisonemv

    Crane in May

    Bigger flys are best. Bugger patterns with beadhead and Prince nymph are good. Weight is important it is a lot of deep holes now with heavy current. When the water reaches summer levels it will be less critical. I went today and had good luck with Czech style nymphing a bugger and a stonefly. Saw lots of midges and little black caddis. Some tan caddis as well. Few taking the stones but most subsurface. By may the caddis bite will be good.
  49. 1 point
    BilletHead

    The Bradford Pear conspiracy !

    You know i never said you did. I don't like what you are seeing either. I need to see it myself but don't want to as it could be a bad thing happening. It needs to be figured out for sure, BilletHead
  50. 1 point
    mojorig

    The Bradford Pear conspiracy !

    I will say that this biologist isn't afraid to admit that he doesn't know everything and wont ever say I do know everything. I consider it a good day when I learn something new. That is one of the reasons I come on here. We (AGFC) are starting to look at the White/Hybrid Striped Bass cross potential. Unfortunately, those that came before us, didn't consider this issue when they introduced hybrids to several fisheries in AR. We in north-central AR tried to discontinue Hybrid Striped Bass stockings in Norfork Lake until we had better information on the impacts of Hybrids in the lake. Unfortunately, we ran into resistance from the local chamber of commerce and angling group and the plan was scrapped. During recent winter gill net samples, we did catch some odd looking White Bass (or at least that is what we ended up calling them).
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