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  1. 6 points
    Dock-in-it

    Aunts Creek area / ice jig

    The Aunts creek area had some minor floating limbs but the water was clear down to 7 ft. As I approached my desired location my depth finder was filled with shad from 40 to 55 ft. I stopped and started looking for fish but nothing would appear on my screen. Around me, fish would make a big swirl on top about every 2 minutes and I never saw shad on top nor a fish on my screen. I tried under-spin, plain swimbait, and kastmaster spoon. Zero luck in 15 minutes, so I cut my losses and scooted over 300 yards to my desired location. There, the fish were setup properly but they were hard to catch. I caught a good limit, but way to many fish ignored the ice jig. It was a nice morning to be out and their were plenty of boats. I did catch this 5lbs 6 oz LM on a 5/8 ice jig.
  2. 6 points
    Sprint21fter

    Baxter- Deep Bite

    Today was a typical post front blue bird calm day. Perfect for deep fishing which I can do but I don't do much. It worked out today! Spoon= 20 fish 6 keeper football spots. Spots were stuffed full of shad 2-3 inches long. A-RIG=3 fish 2 keepers. Shallower on the rig 35ft sitting 15ft down. Only Largemouth was a 3 1/4 on the rig. Depth 70-80 ft deep, fish were above the shad in 60-50ft. Fished from 730-400. Caught all fish 8:30 - 10:30am. It was a head scratcher after that.
  3. 6 points
    nomolites

    Your first fish of 2019

    Had to try out the new fly rod... 2019 first on an olive wooly; picked up a handful more before some midges started to come off and after a number of offerings finally caught a couple on a #20 BWO...went back to a black wooly and picked up a couple more before heading to the house. Mike
  4. 5 points
    Sprint21fter

    Baxter- Deep Bite

  5. 4 points
    lundone

    Deep fish

    Friday and Saturday I hitched a ride with some friends and we joined the crowds on Stockton. We like fishing the big balls of shad which this time of year like the deeper warmer parts of the lake. Used spoons and jigging raps and fished right off the bottom in 50 to 70'. Mostly it was white bass - so many we lost count - but once in awhile we pull up a crappie or walleye. Had 2 short walleye the rest went from 15 to 20". We have found when pulling the fish from those deep holes if we pull them up slowly they will survive just fine when we release them. If they do turn belly up we pick them up by the belly and slam them head first into the water which seems to decompress them.
  6. 4 points
    Rootman

    1/5 fishing

    Put in at Roark as many did today and ended up catching about 50 crappie, unfortunately most were shorts. Brought home 12 keepers. Caught them in 20-30 ft over brush on mostly monkey milk color, some on electric chicken. Was a nice day on the water, small fish are better than none! Hope others had better luck with the keepers.
  7. 4 points
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    So, more ham and beans in the new Instant Pot. Previous one was with a bean/spice packet. These appliances have become such a big deal that the internet is polluted with recipes from obviously bad cooks. For simple ham and beans I saw pressure-cook times ranging from 25 to 75 minutes. There’s another variable which is how long you let it depressurize, since it still cooks during that time. All over the board on that too. I like lots of veggies, and I didn’t want to overcook them, but I couldn’t find a two-step recipe so I figured it out on my own. Beans, unsalted chicken broth, grated onion, carrot and celery, bay leaves and ham bone for 30 minutes followed by a 20-minute pressure release. Added chopped onion, carrot, celery and diced ham then pressure-cooked for 10 minutes with a 15-minute pressure release. Delicious, but the carrots were a little soft. Next time I’ll do the veggies with a quick release right after the 10 minute pressure cook. Not sold on this thing yet, especially for this type recipe. Lots of time in pressurizing and depressurizing. Still learning. Will probably be better to learn pressure cooking without all the Instant Pot noise that’s out there. Bottom line is it was great tasting soup. Didn't have milk so I used buttermilk in the Jiffy mix. Where has that combo been all my life?? Delicious in my small cast-iron skillet.
  8. 4 points
    FishermanTodd

    Winter time on the river

    Well I got some new waders and went to the river in between Bennet and Barclay and had a double digit smallmouth day. Not a lot of size biggest being a little over 16. River seemed to be down since Thursday but still pretty muddy. And the new waders are awesome. Have one more week until I have to go back to reality (college)
  9. 3 points
    Daryk Campbell Sr

    Let’s go fishing show!

    Stopped in, seen Mitch, met his wife and little girl. Seen Aaron, and got a little bit. My son had a great time, and really enjoyed the videos showing the Hi Def Craw. There was one were the lure was being attacked by a live craw. My son thought the lure was real. I was able to buy some neat items, seen alot of cool products. I really enjoyed myself. They have a fishing tank for the kids. My son caught two fish from there.
  10. 3 points
    nomolites

    Your first fish of 2019

    Montauk...mainly behind the lodge. My partner today didn’t want to try below the park or I would have been christening the Duane special sculpin jerkbait...I could have gone either way. It was a beautiful day to be out...it’s been way too long. Mike
  11. 3 points
    straw hat

    CC area

    Well the wife and I ran down to a mile or so from CC today. The water is fairly dingy and 44F. We know a point on the end of a bluff we can walk to. On the point is 4 or 5 stumps and 5 or 6 big rocks. This is within a few feet of the main channel in 5 to 8 ft of water. We always hit this spot during warm weather periods in Feb and/or March and always manage to catch a few nice largemouth up on that shallow water warming themselves. Usually not huge but 2 to 3 lbs. Well today we caught 9 bass with 4 being keepers. There were 2 at 16" each, one at 18" and one at 20". The real surprise was they were all smallmouths. That was a blast for some bass fishing from the bank. It surprises me because we do not usually catch many smallmouth around CC and never caught any off that point before. A nice day on the lake.
  12. 2 points
    DGR57

    Appreciate

    New to the forum and like the title says I appreciate all the guys on here. From the St. Louis area but have a place on Indian Point and don’t make down as much as I would like.but reading your post on here always give me a idea what I can start with when I do make it down. Thank you
  13. 2 points
    You have heard of goldens, Labradors in chocolate and black and others but I have one of those gray retrievers. She came with a pretty poor background but easy to train. Started out hard headed but has mellowed with age. I even caught her in action this morning. She even ran down a cripple. Does not like it when she cannot touch the bottom so it was a dry land circle around the pond to the other side to avoid the deep water . Always alert, good set of eyes and can mark multiple downed birds. She sees birds in the air before I do and tells me where they are! She will get an extra biscuit tonight too. A wonderful sunrise greeted the day, Not a bad when we decided to call it quits with 7 mallards 6 drakes and one hen. Three gadwall finished up the pile. No excuse we should of had our other mallard. Mrs. BilletHead breaking down the blinds. She did a good job grassing them up as I felt the most hidden we have been this season. Duck it's what's for dinner, BilletHead
  14. 2 points
    snagged in outlet 3

    What's Cooking?

    Got this at the butcher shop Friday. I’ll give a go this week with bread from the hill. This shop sells the cheese steaks at fairs and festivals and sells out everyday.
  15. 2 points
    snagged in outlet 3

    What's Cooking?

    Lemon chicken tonight. Simple yet delicious.
  16. 2 points
    straw hat

    CC area

    The only problem was that my wife caught the two biggest smallmouths. (sound of crying). lol
  17. 2 points
    vernon

    KVD on Table Rock

    Yeah, I knew that both the Garden and Fenway were said to be rat infested dumps clear back in the 70's and can clearly remember the smoky haze in the Garden on TV and in photos. Of course since smoking was allowed, if not encouraged, back then (even in movie theaters for crying out loud) I don't remember it ever really bothering me that much. It was just the way it was when I was growing up. And to think that nowadays I lose my mind when I can detect cigarette smoke on the driving range at the golf course! How things have changed in my 66 years. I've actually been to "Disgusta", Ga. once. Back in the 80's I was attending a two week PGA Business School in Columbia, SC. and three of us rented a car for the weekend and drove over there to "see" Augusta National. Yeah, right. All we saw was the entrance which was just like you described and not a Magnolia in sight. We must have driven around that place for over an hour, convinced that there must be somewhere where we could at least catch a glimpse of the course. Not a chance. That place is like its own country - WITH a wall!
  18. 2 points
    Hog Wally

    Let’s go fishing show!

    Nice to see you and I could tell your son was having a blast
  19. 2 points
    Quillback

    Your first fish of 2019

    Well, here is my first and only fish so far for 2019. 12" largemouth from Beaver lake. Fished hard for 5 hours and that guy was it, maybe had 3 other bites that ticked the bait then dropped it right away. Beautiful day, water looked good, but it had come up about a foot and a half in the last couple of days and maybe that put the fish off.
  20. 1 point
    Hello Crew, I am planning an early March fishing trip to Taneycomo. Staying few miles down from the landing. We have had success with suckers fishing on light rigs with worms in the past, but we always went in February, not March. It almost seems the past few years have even gotten slower. Where is the best place to fish for White Suckers in early March on Taneycomo? How does the population of sucker seem to be this year? My best guess is big long channels before creeks, as they are staging for spawn. Thank you in advance.
  21. 1 point
    Phil Lilley

    Boswell Results

    First contest of the year... tough fishing. The guys who came in early in the week were greeted with generation. This week's heavy flows are the first our trout have seen in months and I guess that's the reason they're not biting very well. Can't think of another reason. They're there... big fish stories are abundant. But they all got away this time.
  22. 1 point
    Nice! I miss our annual fall and winter camping trips. Good sleepin.
  23. 1 point
    We like to sleep cool. There is a mattress warmer under us and an electric blanket on top. Hard to describe but get a really good nights sleep. The first night in the spring when it gets in the mid seventies and humid I am done and inside for the summer with the AC. When it gets below fifteen I have to put on a stocking hat. We have done single digit nights. Look out the screen and see the stars, awaken to coyotes singing, owls hooting. for blowing rain we drop a faux bamboo shades. For a dry fine snow you can feel it. Our old dog Sadie sleeps on her bed and Pat covers her. She stays under the covers all night. We have put her into the house a few times because of the rain and bitter cold. She cries when we do that. The dog not Pat . We have been told we are nuts, crazy and stupid. I say try it once before you say that. BilletHead
  24. 1 point
    With all due respect. Why do you sleep on the porch? Nice hunt! Wish I had a hunt today.
  25. 1 point
    I will let her sleep on the porch tonight, oh that's right we sleep on the screened in porch all winter. Guess maybe I need to figure out something extra special , BilletHead
  26. 1 point
    LD Fisher

    Appreciate

    Welcome! Like you I don't get down as much as I'd like but do enjoy reading about the "lucky" ones that fish and report. Great people on the forum also!!
  27. 1 point
    Macsimus

    Aunts Creek area / ice jig

    I keep seeing these threads about fish being caught from what to me are incredible depths. I can't recall the last time I even tried a depth over 40' much less caught one from that depth. Isn't there a barotrauma risk bringing fish up from that deep?
  28. 1 point
    jdmidwest

    Let’s go fishing show!

    Nice shop with lots of knife accessories. But I always am looking for older stuff that I collect. They only carry new production stuff. There is a shop in Metropolis that buys and trades, I usually see him at the shows. There were some knives at the show. A few had some nice Custom Work Others had cheaper no name stuff from chinards.
  29. 1 point
    Seth

    Boswell Results

    They were definitely in some sort of a funk. I have never had as much trouble hooking and landing fish as we did today. I even broke out some powerbait for the first time in years for the last few hours. It wouldn’t take long to get bit, but I bet we missed ten fish for every one we hooked up with. I’m not sure how that is even possible with a treble hook. It was definitely a new one for me. I’ll be ready for redemption next weekend at the Masters!
  30. 1 point
    jdmidwest

    Let’s go fishing show!

    Stopped in and met Mitch and Hogwally. Put 2 more faces to crew from online here. Great bunch of guys with a great product. Gonna try them out on the next trip to Pickwick. Also noticed that all Tritons, Rangers, and Trackers are starting to look alike. Picked out a nice Lund Deep V that I took a liking too. Might be a retirement boat. Lots of goodies there. Crowd tapered off around 2 where you could look around. Had a great lunch at Berts Chuckwagon in Collinsville before we went in. Ran up to Troy and checked out GPKnives, nice shop with some great products. Picked up a few things there.
  31. 1 point
    FishermanTodd

    Winter time on the river

    How’s everyone doing? No one has posted in a while did you all stop fishing? Lol I have been doing very well fishing The Niangua this month. It might be cause I don’t have the thought of snakes harassing me like I do in the summer lmao. Is anyone else scared shitless of the snakes in the summer or is it just me acting like a little girl
  32. 1 point
    We have always just caught them while fishing crawlers or corn for trout. Most of the time that is off of Lazy valleys dock or up near short Creek I’ve never never went down stream and targetted them anywhere special. I don’t think the numbers are like they used to be because we don’t seem to catch mearly as many as we used too.
  33. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    Your first fish of 2019

    Sounds like a great time. Nice trout. Where were you fishing?
  34. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    Your first fish of 2019

    QB Got one more than I do 😌. Nice healthy looking bass!
  35. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    Your first fish of 2019

    Nice fish to invite home to dinner. Congrats!
  36. 1 point
    Quillback

    KVD on Table Rock

    I spent part of my life living and working in the Boston area. Saw one game at the old Garden, that was back in the day when people were allowed to smoke inside. Had a seat up in the nose bleed section, where all the smoke was hanging, can't say it was a good experience. That place was a dump. Probably have seen 15 Red Sox games at Fenway, if I ever go back. I'd like to sit somewhere in those new seats they put on top the wall. Never been to the Masters, I was stationed at Fort Gordon for a year, never have had a desire to go back to Disgusta GA. The course itself is beautiful, but that town was a dump. Maybe it has changed since then for the better. Back then, this was 1979, the entrance to the course was right off a 4 lane road that was nothing but strip malls and urban sprawl, you'd never know looking at the entrance that the course was back there.
  37. 1 point
    Lifes2Short

    Crappie 1/3 & 1/4

    Just to the left of that huge sycamore tree on the point just north of the bridge. You will know when you are there when you see that loon in the water, the loon with the bad eye. If the loon is not around look for the stump that is located by the chunk-rock bank next to the old catfish float. Need I say more? Tight Lines! 😁
  38. 1 point
    Haris122

    Suson Park St Louis County

    I've had real poor luck there this year and last for some reason.
  39. 1 point
    aarchdale@coresleep.com

    Reel help

    I have the Team Gold also. But it just doesnt cast near as far as my cheaper Presidents. Even when rigged with the same line on the same rod. Pretty disappointing. IT was pretty expensive when i got it to
  40. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    Your first fish of 2019

    Haven't gone out yet in 2019. We're heading back to MO today. May try for some creek micros this week. Planning on heading to Bennett's on Friday. So it will likely be either a darter or a trout😁. Or a sculpin.
  41. 1 point
    Oh I'm all for it. The more time that guys spend sitting over the deeper schools of fish, the less pressure gets put on the shallow ones.
  42. 1 point
    jdmidwest

    Let’s go fishing show!

    Looks like I will be there after noon if everything works out. Looking forward to meeting more of the gang.
  43. 1 point
    obviously no need to stock that lake
  44. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    KVD on Table Rock

    I had to let the Outdoor Network go. Too much deer hunting and other boring crap, it just wasn't worth it to me. Nothing is more boring than watching some dude whisper in a tree stand for 30 minutes. 🙄
  45. 1 point
    Shoulda drove it around for a day or two to mess with the people that tagged it
  46. 1 point
    Seth

    Article Help--Top Trout Tips

    Not much offends me in this world, but seeing somebody hold a spinning reel upside down and reeling it backwards is one of them.
  47. 1 point
    Flysmallie

    Article Help--Top Trout Tips

    Me and @patfish were down there for a bit on Sunday. We were in between 1 and 2. I'm trying to force feed some risers a gnat when this huge cast appears from my left. Definitely not a fly rod. So I just glance back to see how close they were to me and of course it's a spinning rod being held upside down and they are cranking it backwards. Time to go.
  48. 1 point
    vernon

    garmin panoptix livescope question?

    I don't know which one this is but the video is awesome! Saw it on a friends Facebook page.
  49. 1 point
    james

    Bull was kind this weekend

    Fished both days, 5 walleye, dozen slabs, great weather, all caught on swimmin minnow, WT 46. Pic of a decent one.
  50. 1 point
    BilletHead

    Three jerks a jerking

    Upper Bull, So we have been trying to get together for awhile. Everyone's day off needed to get into sync. So we got the call from Duckydoty he had a plan. So I ask what do we need to bring gear wise? Nothing, nothing at all. Now we have junk, lots of junk and it felt really strange going on a fishing trip with nothing. Did not have to hurry or be on the water early. Not a normal trip for us. We meet at Duane's house just missing getting to see Monachari. Follow the Duane rig to the launch to be greeted to beautiful skies and no wind to speak of. Unloaded and across the water we went to the first spot. So here is what we are going to do the captain says. Throw this here jerkbait over there. Jerk it six or seven times to get it down to the bottom in the mud. We will work it off to the drop off by letting it sit still for five, six or seven seconds. Give it a jerk and let it sit again. Repeat, repeat and repeat again. Bites can be on the pause on the jerk just watch your line and keep in contact with it. This we did as we shot the bull then Pat squeals I got one! Skipper leaps into action with coaching and the net. Success and number one is boated, We did good he says one is a good day and we may not get another. Soon Ducky has one on. it was all exciting until we seen the fish. Awe Crud it was one of those stinkin bass. I had the net ready but Duane says bass cannot touch the net or boat. Worse than having a banana on board, Duane hooks up again this time a real fish, A bit later I contact one, Mrs. BilletHead strikes again! Then Duane gets jinxed and begins to slay the stinkin bass, Some of them get the boot out of the boat, So we are fishing along and I say just what are these baits all about and what are they? These are megabass jerk baits. 25 bucks each, WHAAAAT yes. Are you kidding me? Nope. Now the BilletHead's don't do this . Heard about these but not that into bass or special 25 buck baits. THEN not too many casts later something happens probably because I am thinking of having 25 bucks on the end of my line SNAP and there it goes with out the line attached really far and disappears. I about puked. I got more Duane says. We ended up with two walleye each and Duane had one big crappie try to choke down a 25 buck megabass. Many, many stinkin green bass. Another photo before the fillet party began, Stories were told, notes were shared and we had a great day of fellowship of alike minds. Did any of you forum members ears burn yesterday? Was it you we talked about? . Great day and thanks Duane. We will make this happen again friend, The BilletHeads This post has been promoted to an article
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