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  1. 11 points
    Jaguar 97

    They were eating today

    Put in at Big indian at 6am. Should have been earlier. Started out throwing topwater I would get them on but couldn't keep them pinned. Switched to a swimbait and it was on. Fished up the white and got on one point and it seemed like every other cast a Kentucky or a smallmouth. There seemed to be a sweet spot on that point. Finally got ran off of main lake points picked up a jig and fished some steeper bluff banks caught some largemouth up to 4 lbs. It was one of the best days I've had in awhile. Swimbait in sexy shad. Jig PBJ W/ Chigger bug trailer.
  2. 10 points
    huntest

    Took my son in law fishing

    We had a great day together capped off by this nice smallmouth. The size we have been catching is just amazing. I told him not to get think it was always this good...😁
  3. 5 points
    Started around 11. Had 3 small bows, then got crushed by a nice fat silver bullet. Right at 19inches on the tape, but had some shoulders on her... Pics are gonna be crappy, sorry, I'm flying solo this weekend...
  4. 4 points
    Ham

    Interesting Day

    I spent the day working with Fred at Current River Marine designing a river boat. Les Wilson and his buddy Joe helped with the process. Joe is having a boat built also. He will be selling his 18 foot 48 inch bottom Alweld. It has a RiverCraft trailer and a Tohatsu 25 HP Jet. i test drove his boat and looked at the boat he is selling for ideas. Joe’s boat is very nice. It is in Super condition. He only wants about 1/2 of what I’ll end up paying, but I want the 20 foot boat to make fishing three ppl easier. I’m going to go 20 foot 52 inch bottom. 100 gauge metal. Aluminum trailer.Tohatsu Jet. Ultrex TM. Plenty of dry storage. Perf metal foor. Please feel free to make suggestions. The final build request has not been submitted.
  5. 4 points
    dan hufferd

    If you fish Stockton be aware

    I have a name for people like that but I am a Christian and I try not to curse, du.....ss😁. I fished that lake hard for 2 yrs in all weather. I have never speared a wave.
  6. 4 points
    Flysmallie

    If you fish Stockton be aware

    Or just learn to drive a boat.
  7. 3 points
    snagged in outlet 3

    I’m getting close

    Have had 20”s on but haven’t sealed the deal. It’s only a matter of time
  8. 2 points
    netboy

    Interesting Day

    I've hit a few big rocks while trying to figure out the best path thru the shoals up here and my jet shoe can prove it😢. Just thinking that a 3" tunnel would get the bottom of the shoe at the same level as the hull and not hinder performance. At minimum flow running in 3" vs 6" can make a big difference.
  9. 2 points
    Nothing in particular to be suspicious about, Missouri has created laws mandating e-fuels, and Arkansas hasn't. They did it in front of God and everybody, and the media covered it. Probably has something to do with the fact that lots of people in Mo. have corn to sell, Arkansas, not so much.
  10. 2 points
    dblades

    Bridgeport

    Went with a buddy to check his boat out, launched at Bridgeport. No joy with the boat so we fished a couple of hours on the trolling motor. Managed three keepers, one on a Ned off the bridge piling, one on a jig from the rip rap by the bridge and a nice meanmouth of about three lbs out of a brush pile on a bluff end. Also caught a few crappie up to 15 inches around the mouth of Bears Den on a swimbait.
  11. 2 points
    Ham

    Interesting Day

    There may have been some fishing in the Current River afterwards where Smallies were caught. 😀
  12. 2 points
    The last 30 minutes or so he caught some on a buzz bait around bushes. Cody Meyer was off shore wrecking them on a sexy dog the last 15 minutes
  13. 2 points
    straw hat

    If you fish Stockton be aware

    I have got to agree with flysmallie on that.
  14. 2 points
    fishinwrench

    THE Perfect OzarkAngler App

    A journal would be good. I find that the best journal for me is simply a few dated pics. Once I see the pics I immediately remember everything I need to know about that day (or time period) short of lake/river level and water temp (if it matters). No need to type out a bunch of crap, just scan the June's of the past and boom....your head is automatically programmed with all past successes and failures during that season.
  15. 2 points
    Great input so far. More specific would be great, though. Here's mine. On Lake Taneycomo, on a late summer evening, with the water running I love boating up to the dam and drifting. Usually, there is nobody else up there and I fish until it is dark. It's always peaceful. I have seen a midge hatch up there once that covered the sky. I stopped fishing just to observe. In the woods, there is a spot I love to turkey hunt on public ground in Kansas. It is a 3/4 mile walk to get to, but once I am there I can sit there in peace for hours. Lots of turkeys, but the location in and of itself is incredible. I truly feel I am home when I get there. I have two trees I like to sit against, and each time I go back it feels like I am seeing an old friend.
  16. 1 point
    top_dollar

    Yesterday upper end

    Floated 8 to leadwood yesterday. River was not too high but it was really flying. Typically that's an 8 or 10 hour float for me...this time was less than 5. I was not able to fish effectively and only caught 4 small bass 2 on a keitech and 2 on a worm. Man that was humbling.
  17. 1 point
    Looks like a drop shot fest so far. It will be interesting to see if when it gets into the evening if someone finds a schooling top water bite.
  18. 1 point
    A few more from last night. They killed water at midnight or 1 I think. Once it was mostly dropped out I switched back to the grey jig with black head. Picked up a few more then called it a night. Fishing hasn't been on fire for me, but it's been steady leaning towards good. I will say the rainbows are fighting strong and all have been chunky and given me some great rides getting them in. They've been eating real good for sure. Have to see what they do with the water again tonight, but I'll be back out again no matter what.
  19. 1 point
    Falcon215

    If you fish Stockton be aware

    Nice boat...they got way more money than sense. Idiots!!!
  20. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    If you fish Stockton be aware

    Sadly I think they just weren't smart enough to move that stick thingy back and slow down.
  21. 1 point
    The probe I saw is that the short article.did state whether the otolith sections, carbon dating, and isotope dating all agreed. I have seen studies of river sediments that had traces of many isotopes from early atom tests, so if buffalo or other fish or even floods are distubring the silt with the isotopes then I can see where it would be easy for fish to accumulate some of them in the otoliths. Maybe the concentrations might be lower than direct contact from being alive during those tests. I am not anti buffalo, they are a native fish and fed many a poor county family during tough times or maybe just served as an added food supply after floods. I have seen them trapped in sloughs in hay fields after the water receded by the hundreds. We're I a settler living on what I could grow or find, and a flood had just happened I certainly would be trying to can or salt them to preserve.
  22. 1 point
    I've been going off the gauge height. That seems to be accurate, but yeah it's been off a bit.
  23. 1 point
    netboy

    Cotter access 5/31

    Launched the boat at Cotter this morning and ran upstream to the shoal the below the 62/412 bridge. There were lots of midges coming up but very few caddis. Good thing was that the few caddis coming up were getting smacked by trout. I tied on a size 18 elk hair foam bodied caddis fly and had a pretty good morning with a number of rainbows, 2 cuts and this 1 brown. Hatch stopped around 10 am so back home for an early lunch. BTW there were lots of boats out today. The Cotter parking lot was completely full when I got back.
  24. 1 point
    skeeter

    Sources Of Ethanol Free Gas

    The fact that a person can buy Ethanol-free 87 Octane in AR but not in MO is raising suspicions of some kind of the usual Political "deal-making" that fattens some MO State Politician's wallet.
  25. 1 point
    skeeter

    Sources Of Ethanol Free Gas

    Submitted "Ha-Bob's" in Lampe that they didn't list. Intersection of Hwy 13 and "H" where you turn off 13 to go down to Baxter.
  26. 1 point
    Old dog 417

    Flicker Shads on sale

    Berkley's Flicker shad, minnows, shallows, and jointed are 25% off right now at Bass Pro. (Not the Pro series) There is one small caveat...The sale is posted online and even refers to in-store stock but there are no posted "sale" signs or reduced pricing tags on the pegs in the Spfld store. I asked 2 employees and they weren't aware of the sale but when the cashier scanned them they came up at the reduced price. (except the 2 pro series cranks I had also selected) I did advise the cashier that they were "on sale" at both the Cabela's and BPS website. Flicker Shads, #7 : $2.99, #9 : $3.74 Flicker minnows, #7, #9, $3.74 I don't work there or have an interest...just passing along what I experienced. Tight lines, od
  27. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    Took my son in law fishing

    Congrats! The guide should never divulge surprise when a trip goes well😁. Sounds like a great trip and a fine smallmouth.
  28. 1 point
    Looks like she has been at the buffet 😂. That fish has some girth. Must be a shad belly.
  29. 1 point
    m&m

    They were eating today

    Jaguar97, congratulations. Mike
  30. 1 point
    ZigJigman

    Interesting Day

    What motor?
  31. 1 point
    ZigJigman

    Interesting Day

    blazer?
  32. 1 point
    wmander

    MLF Table Rock - They have started..

    Interesting indeed. Man I was hoping McClelland would've gotten some revenge. Ouch!
  33. 1 point
    netboy

    Cotter access 5/31

    Launched the boat at Cotter this morning and ran upstream to the shoal the below the 62/412 bridge. There were lots of midges coming up but very few caddis. Good thing was that the few caddis coming up were getting smacked by trout. I tied on a size 18 elk hair foam bodied caddis fly and had a pretty good morning with a number of rainbows, 2 cuts and this 1 brown. Hatch stopped around 10 am so back home for an early lunch. BTW there were lots of boats out today. The Cotter parking lot was completely full when I got back.
  34. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    An Angler/Hunter's Spot

    I ain't even telling what county my spot is in. 😊 It's an area that I own and will never have to pay taxes on. When I die, it ceases to exist.
  35. 1 point
    Greasy B

    An Angler/Hunter's Spot

    Two special places come to mind, a stretch of the middle Gasconade River where we could always count of having the river to ourselves despite the time of year and day of the week. The other is lake 37 at Busch Wildlife, since my first trips in the 70’s all the timber disappeared, and a third of the lake has silted in, I guess I’ve aged right along with it.
  36. 1 point
    The wife and I decided to take our other grandson fishin' on Tuesday 5/28 and we had a ball. They ate the Ned Rig so good last week so I tied one on for everybody and they are still eating it up.....I taught Ethan how to fish with a spinning rod and how to work the Ned Rig. I even gave him my fishing pole. He started catching them really good.....then he started getting cocky......So I had to show him who's boss..... It was a great day. We caught fish and laughed until we cried several times. The boy is a blast to fish with. My wife was the camera "man" all day and did an excellent job. What a day....
  37. 1 point
    JestersHK

    Upcoming TR for this weekend 5/30-6/2

    The little wlure 606 model is just about perfect... I'm out of Doty specials in that size , but I bought a bunch of their generic rainbow patterns and at night they can be almost as productive despite not having Duane's artwork on them. Second cast a nice little chunker just hammered it. A good say 16 or so inches. Next cast same thing. A little guy in the 3rd cast and after that it slowed down as the water started falling out. Seems like they are slowing it down similar to what they did yesterday. Caught all fish up between outlet 1 and the cable tonight. Work, wrangling kiddos, driving, and me getting old has me back in bed early tonight... It's a good pattern if they keep it up. If waters still off when I get up may take my oldest out to go see what we can find.
  38. 1 point
    top_dollar

    Yesterday upper end

    Yeah I'm pretty uncoordinated and I found it very easy to maneuver. I was even comfortable enough to try standing up and it was pretty easy. Fishing out of it is a breeze. I had all my rods played out nicely in front of me, tackle and tools were easily accessible without any crazy contortions. It was fairly light as well. I was easily able to load and unload off the top of my outback. I'm really glad I bought it!
  39. 1 point
    This is a pretty sticky Wicket right now. I will tell you that my national rep for my bass boat has just had a dickens of a fit with his bird. My two best clients both have birds and they both have had trouble plus I think their pictures are complete crap. My good friend and sometimes tournament partner has birds on his new boat and said they are impossible to master and have to be continually updated. I'm staying with Lowrance and taking a very close look at Garmin. A-Mart gave Hummingbird a very good advertisment in winning a drop shot eye in the water war, but even with them having a pairing relationship with Minn Kota I don't want one . Right now you can buy HD Elite units at fantastic prices. This is year old technology, but absolutely fantastic sonar picture quality and excellent side imaging. Remember this. Everything out there for 2020 will be old news in 2021 so this is a battle that is never won. Let your pocketbook be your guide.
  40. 1 point
    Get rid of the hooks and split rings as the first thing. They are galvanized Salt water hooks and the split rings are size 5 when they should be size 2. All that junk weighs a ton and sinks the bait. Use the lightest wire size 4 or 6 hook on it you can find. If you boil it, its toast, it will completely deform very quickly. This bait is not designed to be a wake bait. It is a subsurface crank bait designed to be fished 3 to 6 inches deep. You fish it like a wake bait however holding the rod tip high and right over it. As the bait nears the boat start dropping the rod tip but continue pointing at the bait. You want a slow wide wobble on it right on the surface. I fish it on 30 pound braid and just throw it out and reel it in slowly. I fish it on a 7'4" spinning rod and can throw it a mile. The bait should not be worked, it is just thrown out and reeled in. If a fish eats it, never set the hook, just continue to reel and he will impale himself. You jerk it and either you or the bait is done as it is coming your way fast. If you only bought 2 and one of them works, go quickly, I mean run or drive as fast as you can and buy a lottery ticket. Good Luck.
  41. 1 point
    Smalliebigs

    Yesterday upper end

    agreed it is a very cool hull, I used mine only once on some fairly crazy water last week and I was quite impressed.....it won't win any races but, man it's pretty nimble and stable as hell. the open floor attracted me and it's exactly what I like so I'm happy..... I just put a boat seat pad on the back and it was not an issue but, my wife was the first to paddle it and starting bitching right away and I had to do a few mods hahahahaha
  42. 1 point
    OK...so I just started playing around with my GoPro. Very new to editing but it sure does look like it could be fun. May 25th I kayaked into Price Branch. Came home with 3 crappie and a white. I promise that the filming and editing will improve!
  43. 1 point
    Fished in my buddy Ken's boat today, we launched at Indian at about 0515 looking for striper action. We sure did not find much at all, caught a hybrid that was in the 3-4 lb. range right off the bat and that was the last strike I had. Ken caught a nice spotted bass on a swim bait and I believe that was the only bite he had. We checked a lot of lake from Indian Creek down to point 5 and never saw any top water activity except for a bunch of carp that were in one spot cutting it up. Kind of puzzling, sure looked like a good morning for some top water fish but it did not happen. Surface temp 72.
  44. 1 point
    bferg

    Indian Creek to Point 5

    We put in at Lost Bridge at 5:30. Saw some very scattered Topwater by the state park. But they would NOT eat a topwater lure. Got one spot to eat it and that was it. Didn’t see/hear any stripers in that area though. We did end up with a few smallies, including a double on the first cast of the day. Also had one keeper eye. Most all our fish were on jerkbaits. Weird deal- they wouldn’t eat the Topwater or the keitech (threw both the 2.8 and 3.3) but ate the jerk. Off the water by 8:30. The shad these fish were spitting up were pretty small...
  45. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    Another Record Fish Shot

    I have eaten a bunch of them in my life. They are quite tasty. They have been the basis for many a gravel bar fish fry on float trips.
  46. 1 point
    Greasy B

    Another Record Fish Shot

    Warmouth are game fish, Redear and Bluegill are not, WTF?
  47. 1 point
    TwinSprings

    WALLEYE ?

    Last posts in this forum was in early December. Just to wake everyone up a bit I thought it was time for a post. Where are the walleye in March-April-May? Techniques....I don't have any but I am trying a few things out. I've made a few very ugly worm harnesses, but I really don't like dragging the clothesline behind me. I've caught quite a few walleye up north on jig heads with a leech and sometimes a minnow attached. That doesn't seem to be used much around here from the few things I've read about walleye fishing in this area. Twin Lakes Walleye Club.......sounds interesting but cannot find anything active in these forums or online. Do you have to know the secret word and double-secret handshake? I would rather eat a walleye than any fresh water fish I know. At my current rate of knowledge I am likely to starve.
  48. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    WALLEYE ?

    Toward the end if th spawn and from about mid crappie spawn for a month or so, don't be afraid to throw crankbaits like shad raps or flicker shad up shallow and around windy points. At times they will absolutely kill them, and you will be amazed how shallow they can be. If water up in the bushes a bit, those gaps in the bushes are killer when crank just clears the bushes on the way out. Also keep a rod handy rigged with a swim bait, if you smiss a strike fire the swim bait right back in there. And you get bonus bass, catfish, drum etc.
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