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  1. 6 points

    Giant bluegill caught in IL

    Who'd have thought you'd chime in with a stolen picture from someone else.... Of course they do, but not in a parking lot in downtown watseka.
  2. 6 points


    Went to my friends lake house up the Gravois. First time fishing LOZ lower lake, but was still able to find some nice hybrids and a couple of walleye.
  3. 5 points

    Back on the water

    Just picked up my boat from Fishinwrench.He did a nice job on fixing various proplems.If anyone has some problems take your boat to him.He is a class guy that knows what he is doing.
  4. 5 points

    June 28

    Went out of Stockton ramp sun afternoon. Trolled with flicker shads at 4 different depths. 10' at bank side and 20'+/- at far side. Trolled around for 6hr at various depths trying to figure out a pattern. All fish hit the outermost deepest running bait and mostly in 25' depth range. Couple crappie, butt load of drum and doz or so giant bluegill. BG's had to be close to a pound. All fish looked like theyd swallowed a goose egg. All spitting up small fry and baby shad. There are gazillions of baby shad everywhere. Fished a bluff end with Ned rig right before dark. Couple small bass. Theyre bellies also looked like they were about to explode. Stayed after dark and droped in the green light and fished minnows till 11pm. Set up next to the flooded trees and then on top of a brush pile. BP topped out at 30' and had alot of fish suspended over it. Caught one 9" crappie. I dont think theres a hungry fish in the lake. Just reaction bites. My opinion for what ever its worth !! With so few available ramps its just ridiculous trying to get in and out. Good luck to ya
  5. 5 points
    Phil Lilley

    May 26th One Cast

    My last cast last evening... a surprise brown. Hooked it right at the top of Trophy Run. White Jig. My box is exactly 20 inches long... he fit perfectly.
  6. 4 points

    2011 Basscat Puma

  7. 4 points
    Daryk Campbell Sr


    I have fished with both Jesters, and Johnsfolly. Ironically, both the largest and the smallest fish that I have witnessed being caught were by those two. They are quality guys. I am very grateful for them to show me the things they did.
  8. 4 points

    Back on the water

    Thanks guys. ๐Ÿ˜Š
  9. 3 points

    Smallmouth Float

    We floated Little Sugar Creek Friday June 21. Beautiful water. My friend and I brought in at least a dozen smallmouth each 8-12 in. I lost at least that many as well. Ned Rig PBJ was the most productive. Real fun trip.
  10. 3 points

    White river 6/27

    Had a good morning today with minimum flow until 1 pm. Sulphurs really started popping once the fog burned off around 10. Lots of rainbows, 2 decent browns and real pretty cutthroat. All on dries. Here's a link to a short video of the bug action... all those swirls and dimples are nice size trout eating the flies. Also a couple of pics... This post has been promoted to an article
  11. 3 points
    Went with Harry on Thursday of last week. Left the house before five but got hung up in a fog bank 3 miles south of Aurora and had to creep all the way to the lake. We were totally socked in with fog until 9 or so. We were hoping for a top water bite but couldn't make it happen. We threw everything we had at 'em until about 2pm. Found a grub bite at 18 - 20' and started catching them pretty good. We quit about 5:30 just because we were beat. I had woken up at 1:30 and couldn't go back to sleep. It got pretty hot in the afternoon but when you're catching fish you can put up with it. Water temp was right at 80 and the air temp was well into the 80's. The water was pretty clear considering all the rain we've been getting. Hope ya'll are getting to go too.
  12. 3 points


    Thanks buddy. I enjoy introducing folks to my obsession (as does DJ ). If you don't mind getting home well after dark, I could pick you up the next time I ride through your town heading down to Poplar bluff. May be the 13th of July.
  13. 3 points

    6-25-19 hard to find them

    got back out last night and took leonard. got to get all my guide duties in for all my older than me buddies๐Ÿ˜„. went the lower end again. we found areas with plenty of bait, but not much success in catching anything. had 5 keeps at midnight. all of our stops had been areas catching all the wind. i decided to make one more stop on the way in, but it was on the other side of the lake out of the wind and BAM we were in business. put nine keepers in the boat in a blink. bites were close to 25 ft. caught most of them on the 3/4 GrassJig. goes to show that wind is not always your friend. i do not know why, but there are many times on the lower end that you have to hunt areas that have wind protection to find catchable bass. goes to show that you just have to keep trying different areas and terrains until you find a patch. a kind of sorry night turned to a good one in about 15 minutes. bo
  14. 3 points


    Good times indeed buddy! We need to do it again soon.
  15. 3 points
    Phil Lilley

    Table Rock Release Tuesday

    They are shutting down all spill gates at Table Rock. Not sure about Beaver. They will continue to run 4 turbines, I bet for several days. White should keep working for quite a while now. Man... I don't think we've EVER caught this many quality rainbows ever as we have these past few days. Our rainbows have really bulked up. An 18 inch rainbow weighs 3 pounds... and it's not because of what they have in their bellies... they are just solid. I've always said no trout fights harder than a Naknek River rainbow but these now are challenging that statement. It's been fun! If you can, you need to get over and fish upper Taney.
  16. 3 points

    Prepared Catfish Bait

    Pretty hard to beat Sonny's where I fish for channel cat. I might go see if I can catch some this evening. Catfish, cornbread and baked beans actually sounds pretty good right now.
  17. 2 points

    Giant bluegill caught in IL

    Not sure of the validity or if it's 100% real but wow if it is. I don't Facebook so got it from a buddy...
  18. 2 points

    Crazy spotted bass question

    Think the major tributaries of any lake with spots in it should produce some nice fish. Larger tribs of the Missouri and Mississippi should produce well too.
  19. 2 points

    Giant bluegill caught in IL

    For $240/day, I'd sure hope he could catch some giant fish of some kind! Maybe that's why his spool is so low on line. He could only afford the 110 yard spool instead of enough to fill it all the way up. http://www.kingfishersociety.com/packages_and_pricing.html
  20. 2 points

    Giant bluegill caught in IL

    The only fishing you do is via google search....
  21. 2 points
    Old plug

    Back on the water

    I have known Wrench for over 25 year thru thick thin and Tornados. Sorry to say he has never worked on my boat but will next time I need it. Mostly because he told me not to be bring him a 4 stroke Merc 115. Just want to say you deserve the recognition.
  22. 2 points
    This will be a quick report -- mainly because conditions have been changing almost hourly here on Lake Taneycomo. We've been on quite a ride the last four days. Lots of rain this past weekend sent Beaver Lake into emergency dump mode, opening flood gates and releasing water at a rate of more than 25,000 cubic feet per second. This inflow, along with rain from the system, jumped Table Rock to up over 920 feet and triggered another flow of water at 20,000 c.f.s. into Taney. We were a little concerned about the temperature of the water coming over the top of Table Rock Dam since the surface temp on the upper lake now exceeds 80 degrees with summer here. I saw 72 degrees below the dam while down lake, but after the water mixed with water coming in from the turbines, we saw about 60 degrees. While 72 is pretty warm for trout, they could easily move to cooler water. Today, Table Rock Dam operators shut off three of the 10 spill gates, knocking down the flow to 19,000 c.f.s.. While they shut down some gate water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers brought the fourth turbine back online, so we're still seeing about the same amount of water running without three gates open. Our water temp at the dock went from 60 to 57 degrees, and the water level dropped about 18 inches. When water comes over the spill gates at Table Rock Dam, it brings a whole host of warm water fish, including threadfin shad (which our trout love to eat), needle nose gar, walleye, crappie, white bass, smallmouth bass and all the other types of bass, too. In May of this year, five spill gates were open the entire month, but we didn't see much evidence that threadfin washed over the dam. But this time, with 10 gates open 12 inches each, our trout are attacking anything white -- meaning they are seeing and eating these small shad. We are catching nice rainbows from the cable down to Trophy Run on white jigs, small shad stick baits, spoons -- plus drifting scuds, egg flies, San Juan Worms and shad flies on the bottom. We have not tried drifting a crank bait on the bottom yet. Four-pound line is perfect. Images are from Duane's guide trip this morning. One young man landed two rainbows longer than 20 inches on white shad flies. From Lookout down to Fall Creek, I have drifted a #12 gray scud and caught some nice rainbows. I think that bite is still slow but will get much better as time goes on. I used an 1/8th-ounce bell weight to get it to the bottom on four-pound line. A guest said he did really well today drifting from Fall Creek to Short Creek using orange Power Eggs. He caught a three-pound rainbow among other nice trout. Right now I have nothing else to report, mainly because not many people are out fishing, especially below Fall Creek. Dock fishing is, well . . . very hard with the rapid flow. It looks like we're going to see this water for about a week, maybe a little less. We aren't supposed to see much rain, which will help, but with Beaver so high and water still flowing into the system, it will take about that long to get Table Rock back down to "safe" conditions. View full article
  23. 2 points

    Crazy spotted bass question

    Spring river shoal creek in sw Missouri
  24. 2 points
    I used Mountan Creek for shuttle. I had a good day. Not a great day. Caught around 25 smallies. Several nice goggle eye and a nice rainbow. Most smallies were less than 12โ€. Biggest smallie of the day was a 17โ€. Im not used to fishing a stream with such a fast flow. Shot right by a lot of spots without getting a cast. When I tried to cast while moving, I snagged a lot. Lost a lot off tackle. So I switched to weightless soft plastics. Neds, flukes, swim baits, and senkos. Started catching fish, then.
  25. 2 points
  26. 2 points
  27. 2 points
    Donโ€™t want to figure the math on camping, fishing, hunting gear. If that POS made 150k on fishing he is still underwater.
  28. 2 points
    Wanna go camping? ๐Ÿ˜‚
  29. 2 points

    No more hooten to mudbank

    Although I have lived here longer (35 years) than I have lived anywhere before, I am very disappointed in the laws here about river access. Where I came from a certain amount of the bank to the river mark was public land and there were normally accessible areas every 2 to 3 miles. Mr. Agnew I totally understand what you are saying... I have also been to Jeff City for these "Meetings", and have a folder full of crap from the time that I found out that you could legally string bobwire across a river...lol.... I have also taken Water Quality testing classes with the Stream Team... We may be right about the law, but when a landowner shoots you in the head.because of a gravel bar... wow, even in some of the places that I have been they would say that is a game changer..... The State and those in power need to make these "Laws" clear, evident and written in stone. I will not clean, walk, or test any stream where I feel there is a *&KHhole that feels he has the right to shoot someone in HIS RIVER...lol. The government really just needs to get there crap together and not play favorites no matter what
  30. 2 points


    That is fantastic... We remember us when someone that we loved took us fishing and we just didn't get it . We didn't need to...it grows on us, we may leave it but it never leaves us.... Congrats for the fish, but even more.... Congrats for a child that always remember the experiences and that you are Always Her Hero.
  31. 2 points

    2011 Basscat Puma

    Should read better. Either way, I'm just wanting to dream, not serious enough to burn someone's time with having them send me pics. I'll be doing well to afford seats and carpet in the boats I have now this summer.
  32. 2 points
    Nacho cheese!! No, that stuff is terrible with beer.
  33. 2 points
    snagged in outlet 3


    Yep they all taste bad.
  34. 1 point
    Caught this at duck creek CA was a master angler fish
  35. 1 point
    Phil Lilley

    May 26th One Cast

  36. 1 point
    Old plug

    6-25-19 hard to find them

    I am doing something along that line now. I know some spots that 25 ft deep that bass will rise to schools shad about ten ft down. My current go to spot is on a small deep flat that drops steeply to the too the old channel bank down over 5o ft. You got to be there at the right time of day and year to find them there.. That biter does not last very long. I been down there the last down there 2 evenings in a row. Got bass both times but in a short bite. First evening only 2 at 3 and 5 lbs. last evening 4 from 2 rot 4 lbs. casting a Big Bite Kriet worm out and just letting bit sink.I have dropped a shot on them when they are laying on the bottom using that magnum Bass Pro trick worm with a little success. Might be even better if it was not just off a good sized navigation channel. Sometimes its all I can do to hold on to my seat much less fidget with my drop shot
  37. 1 point

    Giant bluegill caught in IL

    With todays technologies it's hard for me to believe anything I see on TV or web anymore. Hope that pic is "for real"! For ex. I saw an app where you can change the seasons of your videos to make it look like winter when it's really August ,or like Fall when it's April ect.
  38. 1 point

    Mike Long, world record hunter

    Are you referring to the fact that it costs 10 times more to camp than it does to stay in the nearest motel ? ๐Ÿ˜…
  39. 1 point

    Whatchya Drinking?

    Itโ€™s Winesday Wednesday (15% off for 6 of any 750ml). Drinking a nice red blend from Decoy.
  40. 1 point

    Back on the water

    Can confirm! Highly recommend.
  41. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    2019 Garden Thread

    Shasta daisies
  42. 1 point
    Skeeter ZX190

    Viable options

    That's not a buffalo. This is a buffalo! ๐Ÿ˜
  43. 1 point

    Mike Long, world record hunter

    The article said something about $150k over the course of time... But any real money he made probably some more from sponsorship deals, appearance fees, tackle deals. But- from reading the article and everything that went into this for him: It probably was never about the money anyway. The dude sounds like a complete narcissist. He obviously wanted fame/respect/status.
  44. 1 point
    I think they said he pocketed close to $150,000 in tournament winnings... The damage he did to that tournament circuit you'd of thought they would of exposed him sooner. If I was the author of that article I bet he sleeps with one eye open for a while.
  45. 1 point
    lmt out


    Went out today got on the water around 8:30 fished till 2. Had one keeper walleye and at that his tail barely hit the 15 inch mark. Bottom bounced in 15 to 35 ft of water. Caught 1 walleye. Jig and crawler and jigging rap for the second half of the day nothing but a bunch of drum. At this rate in 2 more trips I will have caught a limit. Lol.
  46. 1 point
    It does take all the fun out of it. The places I've had tournaments on aren't really known for large bass or even having full bags of bass during tournaments. In fact on the one river one I've done three times I think I've caught 3 fish total, two which barely measured. And then to see a guy come in with a 16lb bag limit is kind of disheartening and makes you wonder what he was doing different. I'm sure after a while of fishing tourneys with this Long guy people caught on that they weren't going to win when he was fishing alone. Whether they put one and one together and figured out what was going on is a different story, but according to the article people finally got what was going on as the team numbers dwindled each year.
  47. 1 point
    Al Agnew

    Poppers, wake baits?

    What Gavin said. I will use poppers, but only those which will walk and spit, and not go BLOOMP. I hate that sound and action, and I don't think the fish like it much either. And poppers that walk and spit must usually be fished rather slowly and in slower water, while ordinary walking baits can be fished in water with more current as well. I haven't used them much in the last couple of years, but will occasional try them when the fish are blowing up on walking baits but not getting themselves hooked; sometimes they hit the popper more positively because of its smaller size. I'm not real impressed with the Dog X and Giant Dog X. The Dog X is barely big enough to be worthwhile to fish, and there are other walkers that have easier and better action. Don't make the mistake of going small with walking baits. Even on small streams and ultra clear water, I never go smaller than the size of the Sammy 85.
  48. 1 point

    6/22/19 KDOCK Area

    Put in a Mission, need to turn around at end of blacktop a back down.. no parking room on road going down to lake. You can park at end of black top on edge of field.. On water at 6 off at 4, 1 keeper on black toad, 1 keeper on big Redfin, only the 2 hits fished Snapp. Ran down to Mincy, trolled Flicker on inline weight at 24-27 FOW, 2 nice crappie, 6-7 short bass 8-10 inchers, 1 15 inch Walter. Saw "NO" surface any where. Still a few "floaters" all the way down to Bee Creek.
  49. 1 point
    Bill Babler

    Indian Point Crappie/White Bass

    Yes the cast net can work under a light around the docks. The trouble is the shad have moved deep and are pretty much not on the surface. Not saying it can't happen but tough right now. Another deal is you can have the kids turn over rocks on the shoreline just under the edge of the water and catch a bucket of crayfish. You can also buy a cheap crayfish trap and put bluegill parts in it off the deep end of the dock or in the deeper stalls. You should catch some Golly Whoppers that are good to eat and use the smaller ones to bait the lines. Indian Point is the dam. The dam area on here is classified from point 2 up Long Creek to Point 5 on the White and Indian Point is right in the middle. I"m not trying to dissuade you but crappie fishing for anyone but the locals with a dock usually a big 20 slipper and they fish in a stall in the middle at times, is pretty much non-existant on Table Rock, especially the dam area. They just don't live in very large quantities on the main lake. January thru March, the Kings River, Long Creek, and the James River produce at times nice crappie In the Summer, just about Zero. Be prepared for Whites if you see them but realize that it may not happen and right around Indian Point is as good as any to stumble onto them. If I were looking and I fish most everyday, I probably could not find any unless they blew up. If your heart is super set on crappie you might try vertical jigging some of the cedar trees along the bluff banks, you can visually see them and also see them with electronics if your baot has good graphs. If you do find some, God Bless You and there are usually only one or two on a tree at most, this is not a crappie lake, especially on the White River main lake section. When you catch a catfish here and you will if you try, filet them and put the entire side on the grill on a piece of foil. The meat is snow white. Put some lemon pepper, old bay, and a little Lawrys salt on with a pat or two of butter and cook it till the edges start to sizzle and gets a slight crust around the edge. You don't need to turn it with a covered.grill. For presentation when it comes off, put it on a plate with chopped chives, chopped dill and another dusting of old bay. It won't disappoint. If you want to catch fish, go to Lilleys Landing and rent a boat and go trout fishing. The folks there are wonderful and full of information on how to fish the lake. Lots more bites on the trout pond than on the Rock in the Summer. Grilled Trout Tacos are about as good as it gets this time of the year.
  50. 1 point
    Bill Babler

    Indian Point Crappie/White Bass

    Best bet for white bass is early and late. At times you can see them surfacing chasing shad right at daylight. Poppers will work, but small swim baits and spoons either thrown into the schools or vertically jigged into the suspended schools works better. There have been a few, but very few surfacing in that area. Fishing now is pretty much over for the day at 8 AM in that area, so get out at 5 or so. Again depending on boat traffic it may be pretty tough till right before dark. Wait till just prior to dark to bait your catfish lines or the turtles will eat your perch. Crappie are pretty much non-existant in that area unless you can catch them under a commercial dock and that is a tough go. I would set a trotline or use jug lines or limb lines in some of the coves right now to catch catfish. You can fish for bluegill and have the kids keep the smaller ones for trotline bait and eat the bigger ones. There should be plenty of bait size ones around your resort dock. In a boat target the gravel points and the timbered cuts in 12 to 30 feet for the big ones. Crickets seem to work the best just fished up and down on a drop shot., July on Table Rock Lake at Indian Point is not the time to be fishing, expecting a fish fry, just for the most part unless its catfish. Good Luck out there.
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