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  1. 5 points
    Dale H

    Anybody Try Montauk Yet?

    I went today. Great fishing, although cold. In 2 hours caught 15, mostly nice stockers. Used my normal: drifting a white trout magnet. Guy near me caught a 4.5 pounder. My thumbs and forefingers were numb, so it was back to the car. Went down to Cedar Grove to look around for potential turkey hunting spots in April. Saw an Eagle fishing. A great birthday for me.
  2. 5 points
    It’s also great to get to meet and get to know several of my customers. It’s great to watch all of you that use my jigs have success and a lot fun catching fish on my products!! Thank you for your business!!!
  3. 5 points
    liphunter

    Al Gore

    I have given this a great deal of thought, and before you all dismiss me, and mock me for my forward thinking. Just remember they did that to Orville and Wilbur. I'm not saying it's a fact, But a somewhat suspect acceptable theory. I believe their is a real possibility That the one and only, infamous, Mr MoCarp is actually a 22 year old, five foot eleven, 118 pound, super model from Brussels named Monica. Who is bored with partying on the yacht every night. And does this to entertain herself while she chain smokes Lucky's. The signs are there. Just consider this before you discount yours truly as just another crackpot.
  4. 4 points
    Dirtrider389

    First rod

    Built my first rod last weekend. 7 foot light action spinning. Turned out pretty darn good for my first one
  5. 4 points
    Terrierman

    Docks & Storms?

    I didn't see that one coming. I still say there are more nice people in the world than there are mean people. We just hear more about the mean ones.
  6. 4 points
    Hog Wally

    Al Gore

    I like you Jerry.
  7. 3 points
    BrowningCollector.com

    Docks & Storms?

    My father has a dock. He has no problem if folks get underneath or tie up during a storm. He does have a problem if they get out of the boat and get in his lockers, fish off the dock and look under boat covers. If you get out of your boat for safety, be respectful and do nothing other than stand or sit on the dock. The Corp looks at docks as personal property, but water beneath and around is public property and the dock owner has no say regarding swimming or fishing around a dock. Just be respectful and don't treat the dock as if it were your own.
  8. 3 points
    Blazerman

    Docks & Storms?

    Our condo at LOTO is right by the Grand Glaize bridge. One spring while we were crappie fishing in my boat not far from the condo the sky start looking pretty dark to the southwest and I said to my buddy, looks like we might get some rain. Not a minute later the storm sirens went off and a loud speaker on the bridge announced a that a tornado warning had been issued for our area. I did not know they did that and we heeded the warning and headed to the dock. Once we got there and tied up in our slip the wind started kicking up and the rain started but we were under cover so I dropped a crappie jig in one of the slips and it got bit by a crappie before it had sunk 12 inches. And it was a nice one. So I threw it in the live well and dropped the jig again. And got another one right away. Told my buddy to drop his jig in and he had one just as fast. So we ended up staying on that dock and the whole time the storm was blasted the area with the wind and rain going sideways and lightning crashing all over. We kept looking for a tornado but never did see one so we kept fishing and had two real nice limits of crappie in probably 30 minutes.
  9. 3 points
    fishinwrench

    Docks & Storms?

    A drunk guy in Alaska decides to go ice fishing. He starts sawing a hole in the ice, when a loud booming voice says, "You will find no fish there." The drunk looks up, ignores it, and continues on. The voice booms again, "You will find no fish under the ice." The drunk looks up and says, "God, is that you?" The voice says, "No, I'm the manager of this ice rink."
  10. 3 points
    Terrierman

    Al Gore

    Who's going to argue in favor of screwing up the world for their grandchildren? Own up to it if you don't give a crap. Go ahead. I want to know.
  11. 3 points
    Guys, I'm talking about 2' wide streams sometimes. You have to low crawl up to them and rest. You get one cast. The best way is floating a small piece of luan, etc with your fly on it and yank it off when it goes under the bank. Or bushwhack into small beaver damns. The scenery is always worth it
  12. 3 points
    Quillback

    What's your favorite fish?

    Well I might use brook trout for catfish bait - assuming it was legal, which it probably isn't even in places they are trying to get rid of them..
  13. 3 points
    Terrierman

    Al Gore

    It's not our world. It just isn't. We get to be here for a while, but then its their world. How can anyone possibly justify messing up their nest for them?
  14. 3 points
    timinmo

    Al Gore

    So I have not nor do I plan to read this whole thing so if I have missed some meaningful stuff I am sure someone will let me know. I will be 66 this year and yes it is much better than it was when I was a kid. Is it as good as it could be? Most definitely not. Could we do more? We could all do more. Criticize me if you wish but we as a nation can not base our activities on what China and India do. That is like throwing trash out the car window because everyone else does it. Should we encourage other countries to do more, certainly. I will not get into the "Global Warming" debate but we as a country and we as individuals could all do more than we are doing to improve the world we live in.
  15. 3 points
    Flysmallie

    Docks & Storms?

    Me and a buddy were fishing a tournament on Table Rock and of course it was raining. It wasn't stormy but it was a good steady soaking rain. We pulled into an open spot on a dock near where we were fishing just to eat some lunch. I think we had made it in there before a truck started heading down the hill from the house above. He slid to a stop next to the ramp and came running towards us with something in his hand. Turned out to just be a big thermos of coffee and plenty of cups, sugar, and creamer. Super great guy.
  16. 2 points
    mixermarkb

    Al Gore

    They couldn’t have the Iditarod sled race this year in the normal over ice route, because there wasn’t any ice. On a side note, one of the reasons I’m calling myself a follower of Christ these days, instead of a Christian, is the evangelical right’s opposition to climate change science. Saying that you can ignore melting polar ice and measurable sea level rise because God said he’d never flood the earth again in the Old Testament, is not faith, it’s insanity. God commanded us to be good stewards of His creation, and He gave us creative powers of our own to invent things. I don’t understand why it’s “bad” or even “job killing” to invent new, creative, dare I say “better” solutions to energy, transportation, product packaging, and even bass boat motors and bring them to market. Innovation should be the driving force in a world leading country’s economy, and frankly, I think our overpaid CEO’s have become more interested in keeping the status quo of huge salaries and bonuses and just finding new ways to sell us the same thing, than taking risks, going out on the limb, and investing into brand new solutions and innovative products. In other words, where are my blankety blank flying cars?!? We need a period of technological growth like we had during WWII and the post war years (throwing the space race in here), because with the exception of the internet, we have been coasting on "refining" concepts that were brought to life by The Greatest Generation, and not really pushing into uncharted territory. Say it slowly- “new” is NOT by definition, “bad”, and there is no logical reason at all, that “new” can’t be designed to better for the planet, as well as being a better mousetrap in general.
  17. 2 points
    With some of the stuff happening in BilletHeadVille lately I felt pretty good getting to attend the Fest. I needed that and it gave me the reset I needed. Half the drive down was pretty scary. Left BilletHeadVille at 5 AM Thursday morning. We had some ice here at the house but I had no idea how much until I got off the dirt road to blacktop. Dang it was an ice rink and pulling the boat made the drive worse. Down I-49 South slowly hitting worse patches as I went, then onto I-44 towards Springfield it got even worse. What should of been a trip of just over an hour and a half turned into three hours plus to Springfield to pick up forum member Curtise for the rest of the trip down. After getting Curt loaded the trip went smooth after turning South on 65 as Ice was gone about Ozark. We hit the lodge and unloaded ready to fish. Some other forum members were already there. Had contacted Duane and Phil. They were fishing the upper part of the river so to try something different we tried another place Rim Shoals. Fished there awhile and then back to lodge for a sandwich to go then back on the water for rest of the day. We fished the rest of the day towards the bottom of the river. We caught a couple browns and many, many rainbows. Most of those smaller stockers but fun for sure, Off the water for good food and fellowship for the evening. Some planning for the next day. Duane pulled the short straw and got stuck with me. Felt pretty sorry for him but het you have to take what you get . Speaking of Duane the best part of the trip happened to me that evening too. I received something pretty special, You all may remember this post not too many days ago, Well this day I got a blessing with this gift. This fly tying bobbin will take its place on the BilletHead tying table to craft flies. Each time I set down in front of the vice I will remember this day. So up on day two Duane and I took out and began on the lower end. Lots of laughs and fishing and fishing stories were shared. It was a hoot. I watched the captain fishing master bust the fish right and left. Drift after drift. Browns, rainbows, smallmouth and we each landed a cutthroat that morning. Duane even got a micro bonus catch a logperch, Then it was down the hatch, Said it tasted like a cross between a sardine and walleye. Now we all have heard and some have even witnessed how talented Duane is. Well he said I need to do something at the back of the boat and maybe catch a fish while I am at it. Sure enough he did it, Fish on in one hand while the other hand was busy too 🤣. A couple of that mornings multiple fish, From one end to another we headed to town for a burger and then to the dam to finish up the day. Motored up and began to drift on first cast I popped a rainbow a few fish later Duane another brown more rainbows and more browns for Duane. This last Brown was a 22 1/4 really pretty fish. We really Hammed it up that afternoon. Duane had been studying the Ham technique. Got it downed pat and passed the secret info to me. We began to put the Ham to the fish. Like an Olympic event the rainbows fell to the reversal Ham and even to the full frontal Ham. Water was fast up top and drifts fast but fish landed and great day together with a friend. Back to lodge for more food and fellowship. Plans were again made for next morning. Some of us had commitments and myself had been watching the weather. Another storm on the way I did not want to drive back on crappy roads Sunday morning I made the call to fish yesterday morning and leave around noon. Curt was Ok with this so we finished our tip fishing together again. We fished the bottom again finding higher water conditions than previous days but caught a few more. Every time we drifted or motored by Phil and Duane and all the other Jig Fest guys in this area fish were being reeled in. Curt and I caught Smallmouth and rainbows. Then I struck a brown and gold spotted fish which turned out to be my personal best brown. He was long and lean 21 1/4 inch. Out of some wood and he tried to take me back into it but I won, I reached into the livewell for a drink and snack before the last run up the river and drift to find Duane's warm and fuzzy hat he had left in the boat. I put it on and instantly got that warm and fuzzy feeling. Then knowledge and enlightenment more feelings than my pea brain could comprehend my brain felt scrambled. With all my power I could muster I yanked it off. I knew right then the power that head gear held and knew I had to return it to its rightful owner. Mojo to the max. Off the river we got and packed up for trip home. Stopped by Lilly's Landin to return magic hat then to Curt's to drop him off. Back to BilletHeadVille and home. Good trip, good friends and good fishing. More guys I need to fish with down there hopefully next trip! BilletHead
  18. 2 points
    drew03cmc

    Buzzbaits and chatterbaits

    Sounds good. I'm jonesing for some smallies.
  19. 2 points
    Al Agnew

    Buzzbaits and chatterbaits

    You are absolutely not wasting your time throwing buzzbaits on Ozark rivers. I use them less than I once did because I've found other lures that I like fishing a little better, but I know guys who don't throw much else in the summer, and they are pretty happy with what they catch. As for size, you don't need to go too small. My usual buzzbait, which I make myself, is a 1/4th ounce, fairly compact one, but with tandem in-line props so it makes a pretty good racket. I'm also likely to try a bigger 3/8th ounce one with a single but bigger prop. As for colors...fluorescent yellow, white, and black--the black one is for dark days and murky water. A chartreuse or fluorescent yellow buzzbait is one of the more effective lures you can use in ultra-clear water. If you're fishing a small, ultra-clear creek with a buzzbait, just remember to make casts as long as you can and land your cast 5 feet or more away from where you think the fish will be...don't land it on top of them. Throw it into the middle of the next pool before you start up or down the riffle. I've caught 20 plus inch smallmouth and 6 pound plus largemouth on Ozark rivers with buzzbaits. As for chatterbaits, I never fish them, but might experiment a little with them this coming summer.
  20. 2 points
    Quillback

    What's your favorite fish?

    I'd rather eat catfish than brook trout. 😄
  21. 2 points
    edwin

    Docks & Storms?

    I'm all up for helping out when the weather takes a turn, but we've had tons of things on our dock go missing after folks seek shelter from a storm. Life jackets, towels, fish finders, rods and reels, cans of gas, and even had people go thru the cooler of our boat and take all the beer. As mentioned - tie up, stay in the boat if possible is a good rule of thumb. Things go south when folks start wandering around looking into folks boats. Tight lines, Edwin
  22. 2 points
    BilletHead

    Everywhere I look there he is.

    He is even in a Podunk Missouri town newspaper , BilletHead
  23. 2 points
    In Colorado, maybe there is something in the water that gives them the munchies if you know what I mean ! Can you catch them on Dorito flies !
  24. 2 points
    siusaluki

    Spin Fishing Colorado Rivers

    I'll be throwing some zig jigs on the yampa river tailwater in about 48 hours...I am sure they'll get eaten. I'll be fly fishing for them too.
  25. 2 points
    Yeah along with 8 fat bass (all dead) in the livewell that they caught at Millstone and forgot to release after getting towed back in. Why everyone feels the need to haul fish around just perplexes me. It wasn't even a tournament day. 🙄 Just for the record.....If your boat comes in here with dead bass in the livewell, you are ineligible for the Good ol'boy discount.
  26. 2 points
    tjm

    Opening Day '19 -- Report

    Sounds like you had a good time, and the fish were bigger than I normally see over there, 3lbs are rare for me to see. I missed another opening day, I guess that makes about 35 in a row that I've missed.
  27. 2 points
    Champ188

    Docks & Storms?

    Great story, Flysmallie. There are still a few good folks in the world. You just kinda have to look harder to find em these days. As far as getting caught out in the weather, Donna and I purposely fish on the bad weather days. There are so many docks on TR that you're rarely far from an empty slip and we've never had anyone complain about us sliding into one. Never had anyone bring us coffee either, but they've probably read my posts on OA about jerseys or Power Poles or cutting the sides off bass or ...
  28. 2 points
    dtrs5kprs

    Docks & Storms?

    Common sense...pull in, tie off gently and simply to avoid damage to your boat and their dock, and stay in the boat unless it is extremely bad. Reverse that order and most folks won't say boo about it.
  29. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    Trout at Lake 28 today

    He says before Christmas.
  30. 1 point
    Ham

    Buzzbaits and chatterbaits

    I never throw it without one so whatever success I have had is with a trailer.
  31. 1 point
    Chief Grey Bear

    Al Gore

    Dang! That took a while. Was you asleep at the wheel?
  32. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    Docks & Storms?

    We got caught by a fast mover at Tablerock a few years ago. I slipped into an open stall in our rental boat. It was really a lot of lightening. A lady came running down and started yelling at us to get out of the boat and come up to the house. We just sat it out and we talked to her after it passed. She was real nice.
  33. 1 point
    Terrierman

    Al Gore

    Want another one? I had my two children for zero population growth and then a vasectomy in 1977 at the age of 26. I walk the talk. They've both had their two and called it quits. So they do too.
  34. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Al Gore

    I don't have any grandchildren. So there 😎 I can only control what I do. I can't even influence the choices of my own town council, so fat chance making a difference in the WORLD. The world is overpopulated, and that's why things are beginning to look bleak. If you really wanna help the future of humanity get better then maybe you should encourage your children to think long and hard before they breed. How's that for a Truth Bomb ? 😅
  35. 1 point
    Devan S.

    Al Gore

    Dodge the questions, change the subject, insert MAGA hat.....so predictable. Sad part is I hope that in 50 years we look back and laugh at the "climate change" theory. If its proven wrong the opportunity cost was minimal. If the "climate change" deniers are wrong then we're toast.....but hey you wont be around so why should YOU care right? At the end of the day, its a politics game because we run this country 2 years at a time chasing the next vote.
  36. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    Al Gore

    Yes there is a very salient point here you have missed. Dutch made a small joke about Global Warming because it was cold. And then this happened, spring can't come soon enough, we will be arguing about best carp recipes and whether or not to fillet some kentuckies.
  37. 1 point
    BilletHead

    What's your favorite fish?

    Taken from Coors" Its the water and a lot more" , John there was one creek in the Bighorn mountains in Wyoming. Bull Creek where we hiked up, way up this little stream. Thin and narrow water. Caught some mighty good cutthroat from undercut banks. Got to a wide meadow sneaking along throwing way ahead. We came upon a deep pool. Worked it over before looking into it. No bites at all. Finally approached and peered in to see one large lone brook trout right in the middle on the bottom. We began to drift everything in the box from top to bottom at every level and not a look. BilletHead
  38. 1 point
    Devan S.

    Al Gore

    Do you even realize the contradictory statements you posted? You use snow in May, Joplin record cold, San Antonio being cold and wet to describe why global warming is a hoax.....then immediately turn around and openly admit that the earth is warming because the general consensus in the scientific community agrees the earth is warming. You are right we ultimately don't know if man if the "big" contributor or not but we know for an ABSOLUTE FACT that humans are the worst thing for the longevity of the planet as it is today. We know for an ABSOLUTE FACT that people that throw trash out back or along the highway, dump chemicals in rivers, pour excess CO, CO2, NOx, and CFC's into the atmosphere. We also know how to mitigate and/or stop a lot of those actions so please give someone a good reason why we SHOULDN'T be looking to improve things? It is absolutely irrefutable that any one of those actions are bad for the environment, irregardless of if you believe it makes a difference on a global scale or not.
  39. 1 point
    willyfish

    Permitted Dock

    I will next week. I will be looking for one with deep water nearby and fish swimming around it.
  40. 1 point
    MoCarp

    Al Gore

    What’s predicable is what passes the eye test, few would say in most of the USA has had cooler summers and much colder winters. Can’t say what’s happening in balutoo land I am not there, so like clockwork Algore and his ilk spinning that some places will be colder and others warmer , why? Well can’t get you in the fly over states to give up eating meat or driving your SUVs, or flying anywhere, next will be how shooting a gun warms the earth. fact we had the first snow in May in my lifetime 6” in 2013 Look how many low record cold has been in the last 25 years. https://www.weather.gov/sgf/climate_jln_lowest_min also notice the warmest years, the earth has been warming, ever since the end of the last ice age, the question is man causing it? jumping 100 ppm in 100 years is a extremely tiny amount, do I think we should unhandcuff corporate polluters NO but this whole carbon as a pollution is CaCa...perhaps you should research Holocene weather and see the data that climate researchers have uncovered, ice cores, ocean sediment etc,...ironic that in the places the commielibs live are the filthiest, wildlife dead zones...I guess it’s an inconvenience truth our weather been getting colder think it was 9 here this am...been cold and wet in San Antonio this winter as well ” global warming my A**” and “**** you al gore “can be heard all over the country as people head to work
  41. 1 point
    What? Not the ones we have found. Either we found dumb ones everywhere we went or we are a super stealthy flyfishing duo. BilletHead
  42. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Al Gore

    I beg your pardon? When have I ever pretended to know anything about scientific principals ? Let's all keep our flawed comprehension skills pointed at the correct target, shall we?
  43. 1 point
    top_dollar

    Al Gore

    In the words of the late Christopher Hitchens, "You seem like the type of person who has never read any of the rebuttals to your arguments." I think you have hit just about everyone of the right wing talking points. Every one of these arguments was identified and refuted 50 years ago in the scientific community, as per usual the rest of the world is woefully behind. Although your pretend knowledge of scientific principles is nauseating, and may even be worse than fishinwrench, I do find it entertaining to say the least
  44. 1 point
    Seth

    Buzzbaits and chatterbaits

    A few years ago I caught several smallies on a green pumpkin chatterbait, but have since opted to fish a swimbait instead. Not really sure why, just have. They'll eat buzzbaits too, but the green bass seem to prefer them over the smallies from what I have seen. Chatterbats and buzzbaits tend to produce a better quality bite for us than a lot of other baits when they do get bit by smallies.
  45. 1 point
    Dutch

    Buzzbaits and chatterbaits

    I'm not sure what you want opinions about. In regard to buzz baits I normally throw 1/2 oz with a swim bait trailer. I have 2 favorite colors black and white. Bladed jigs are about the same normally 1/2 oz with a variety of trailers. Year before last bladed jigs were better than spinnerbaits for me. Last year I couldn't buy a fish on them. My favorite color of them is red/chartreuse but I make them and have lots of colors.
  46. 1 point
    ZigJigman

    Jigfest braggin...

    I have been busy but here’s some pics from our boat on Friday. Michael, his son Ian and I had a great day on the river!!! It was great to see everyone again and as always the food was great too!!! There were a lot of great fish caught by our group on the trip. All the big smallmouths were a great bonus! There are a lot of bass fishermen that would love to catch some that nice!! We always have a great time on the river and the fellowship off the river is great too! Looking forward to next time already.
  47. 1 point
    Ouch! But I did chuckle. And it's true, it is the most fun. Cross the bridge at Pineville and head west. The hiway will swing off to the south down a ways. Keep heading west on the paved road. There will be a couple of pull offs where locals swim and fish.
  48. 1 point
    shaker

    fish cleaning

    I can tell you of a conservation that I had with a Conservation Officer a number of years ago. Myself and two friends were fishing on the Kings River on Table Rock right on the Arkansas border we caught and kept out Missouri limits of White Bass that night we were checked by a Missouri Conservation agent and all was OK but I did ask him about fishing in Arkansas and keeping a Arkansas limit (25) and bring them back into Missouri even if we did not fish in Missouri he informed me that if he caught any of us with more than a Missouri daily and or possession limit he would write us a ticket. And he was wanting to write a ticket that evening but just could not find anything that we were doing wrong. So for what that is worth, Good Luck! And that's my story and I'm sticking to it! RB
  49. 1 point
    dtrs5kprs

    Docks & Storms?

    I expect to save a few hours of fishing time this year because of the lightning app. Lot of times it looks horrible, but never storms a bit. I've covered up more than a few times in that situation. Knowing if it is just wind and rain versus a storm is huge. Or yuuuge. Or however you say it given your leanings .
  50. 1 point
    motoman

    Docks & Storms?

    Any slip is fair game when weather rolls in. I've never had an issue with dock owners when I've had to take shelter. But, like Dave mentioned above, if there's a call for some weather in the forecast; I also prefer not to run too far from home base. - The 'Spark Indicator' on weatherbug is a great feature. And now, the weather channel and MyRadar apps will send you push notifications of lightning or other weather hazards approaching. Weather channel can send notifications of when rain will begin. Heck, I just got an alert indicating rain will begin in 5 minutes; just checked the radar and sure enough; small storm cell pushing in, minutes away. VERY slick! - I was working outside yesterday and the weather channel app sent me realtime notifications when lightning was detected about 5 miles out. Even without the app open. And I was working down in a slight valley in the yard; and had no clue weather was even approaching. Typical springtime storm. Small storm cell popped up a few miles out.
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