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  1. 6 points
    I hear you but I would still eat the one on the grass, I mean if that guy didn't want it
  2. 5 points
    ness

    TRL Facebook page "censored"

    Wow! I just use it to keep in touch with old friends. I guess I’m doing it wrong.
  3. 5 points
    MOPanfisher

    woops that was a walleye

    Zowie it looks still fresh, quick Robin hand me a fillet knife.
  4. 4 points
    Smallie Seeker

    Streamer rod

    I’m heading down to Taney tomorrow for a Fri-Sun trip. Got a dentist appointment At 9am Fri. Told the boss it was a bigger job than just a cleaning so I could take the whole day off, which bought me time to stop by T Hargrove’s on the way down. Most likely going to leave there with whatever 7wt speaks to me. First thing I’m doing is tying on a glazed donut for practice. If I can flip that thing over surely I can chuck a meat fly! 😀
  5. 4 points
    snagged in outlet 3

    Streamer rod

    I’m headed to Taney Sunday for the the week. 5 weight only. 9’ tip flex Helios. And a bunch of spinning and bait casters.😆
  6. 3 points
    I finally got the install done. Put in a recessed pedal pan, hard wired the trolling motor, used an adapter to hook up to the Hummingbird. Put a 12 volt power plug where the original trolling motor plug was, for phone charging or a light. In the back I installed another battery and a switchable breaker for a disconnect. Still need a couple more battery terminal covers. It's ready for fish now.
  7. 3 points
    Quillback

    TRL Facebook page "censored"

    The single old ladies here in Bella Vista have a saying about the old guys that hit on them, they are looking for a "nurse and a purse".
  8. 3 points
    These are pretty tough and catch some fish. Caught an 8lb channel cat on one when I was 9 and I've had one with me ever since.
  9. 3 points
    Johnsfolly

    Streamer rod

    Ok it was a gratuitous rant just to get this thread over the 6 page mark !
  10. 3 points
    vernon

    Streamer rod

    Sadly, it looks like this made it to the coveted six pages without my help but thanks for thinking of me. However, I did enjoy reading all of the technical mumbo jumbo about fly rods in this thread since all I know about 'em is that they're really, really, long. Well, that and the fact that guys that use 'em never seem satisfied with where they've made their cast since they just keep flingin' it over and over and over again. And anybody over 60 that ain't got more than 14 clubs (plus ball retriever) in their golf bag flat ain't even tryin'!
  11. 3 points
    MOPanfisher

    What's Cooking?

    Well after a couple less than stellar suppers, tonight was a success. 8 Oz steak cpoked a perfect medium rare, maybe even a little under (more perfecter), some mashed taters with herbs, some grilled zucchini, and a Sam Adams Summer ale to wash it down. I would have taken a photo but seemed out of place at the bar in Ruby Tuesday's.
  12. 3 points
    Spoons can and are effective, especially on fresh stocked fish. There is no stocking from Lilleys up and most of those fish are veterans You can generate 5 times the bites on any type of natural over hardware most any time. Either live or a natural appearing fly or worm i will tell you not everyone is catching at the rate I am. I have just been really dialed in and yes the fish move back and forth from the restricted zone to the upper catch and keep area. This is saying that fishing is very good if you know The Who, what, when , where and why. Phil dialed it up great in his report. You fluctuate much from what he detailed and you won’t like the results Good Luck
  13. 2 points
    It has been 9 years since our last big Alaskan adventure , "Kelly River Float Trip" other than either Kodiak or the Naknek River, so Phil and I determined before I get to old that we need to do something that neither of us had done. I had a plan. For years I have heard and read about a great white fish that prowls the circumpolar regions of North America, Asia and Russia. This fish is the Sheefish or Inconnu Though somewhat widely spread it inhabits regions that for the most part, you just can't get there from here. Alaska's Kobuk River and Selawik River house the largest breeding populations (about 60,000 fish) and that was to be our first destination. Trouble was we can't get there from here this year. The flights are out of Bettles Ak. and there is none available in 2019 as they are already booked for the season. It was going to be a huge undertaking transporting rafts and gear for the trip but we have done it before. Several years ago Phil had a guest come and speak on a river off the Kuskokwim called the Holitna. This is a large class 1 and 2 grade river that starts in the Kuskokwim mountains and flows 110 miles to the main river at the small settlement of Sleetmute, It has a very good population of Sheefish, along with pike, char, grayling and all 5 pacific salmon species. When we first found out about the river the owner of a small lodge, the only one on the entire 110 mile river was the gentleman that spoke at Phil's. The lodge was the Holitna River Lodge and the owner was Rocky McElwain, I believe. It has since sold to Dan Paull and he has renamed his business Alaskan Adventures, still with the Lodge on the Holitna River. Phil and I will get this blog going to show you what we are up to with preparation, gear, flight information and you will be able to join us on the journey down the Holitna in search of char, salmon and the mighty, Tarpon of the North, the Sheefish.
  14. 2 points
    Lancer09

    Streamer rod

    I'm late to the party.. I run a couple of streamer rods, lines are somewhat interchangeable based on what I am doing. TFO 8 BVK, and a Redington 7Wt Torrent. I fish 200, and 250 Grain streamer express lines. for smaller stuff I fish a handful of cheap sinking leaders that are only 5 foot long that I bought a few years back, good for a 5 or 6 wt. swinging leeches or something and I prefer it to stacking shot and working about breaking a rod because of it. The 7 wt. and 200 grain line can fire into the backing with a 8 inch double deceiver on 2 or three false casts if you are double hauling your keester off.
  15. 2 points
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    We can all probably agree that stew is better the second day, right? I just put tomorrow's stew in the oven. When it is done, I will refrigerate it. Tomorrow I will skim the fat cap off, reheat, and serve with crushed butter and parsley red potatoes. The type of stew? https://www.ozarkrevenge.com/2017/12/coq-au-vin-blanc.html
  16. 2 points
    Haris122

    7-21-19 Quick Trip

    I went down there on Monday, but not much to report. It was busier than I thought. The western bank of the spring seemed to have more access closer towards the red ribbon section than I remember. I think they must have cleared some vegetation from portions of it. Fishing wise I mainly threw my usual, roostertails and jerkbaits, without much luck. Made it all the way down to the red ribbon area without having caught a fish. Then couldn’t catch one in the red ribbon section either. Finally on way back up, in the run by the bathrooms, I tossed some sinking jerk/crankbaits into the turbulent water and got 3 decent ones in short succession before the bite died down there too. Lost another one throwing something similar further upstream where the 2 arms of the creek combine back together. That wound up being all the bites I got before I had to head back. I somehow lost my net at one point and never did find it, which sucked.
  17. 2 points
    Here is an update of my clothing list and how I'm traveling with it. My entire clothing for this trip will fit in my carry on bag. We are traveling on Alaska Air out of MCI and their carry on size in a total of 45 inches. I purchased the new Fish Pod totally water proof carry on which when loaded is 45 linear inches. Clothing list is as follows and this for a 9 day trip with 7 days of camping and raft floating the Holitna. Orvis Wader Socks 3 heavy 3 lite/medium. 2 Gage, silk long handles, 6 underware, 1 Hodgeman under wader suit.1 Orvis vest 1 Orvis Rain Sweater, 1 Orvis rain jacket, 1 Orvis hoodie, 3 Gage micro fiber shirts, 2 pairs gloves Columbia and Orvis, 3 Orvis trout bum shirts, 3 micro fiber UA shirts 1 short sleeve shirt . 1 shorts, 1 1/2 socks 2 hats, 1 Mizzou PJ's. and one jean and belt. I;ll try and get all our other gear posted today for this type of a float adventure.
  18. 2 points
    Flysmallie

    TRL Facebook page "censored"

    Facebook doesn’t cause people to be douchebags. Don’t be ignorant and ignorant things won’t happen to you. I know ladies that have been taken advantage of by church deacons. Guess they are the devil’s work too.
  19. 2 points
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    Lightly breaded cod filet, The San Francisco Treat and some peas. A lemon caper sauce drizzled over it all.
  20. 2 points
    Johnsfolly

    Streamer rod

    @snagged in outlet 3 you're welcome!
  21. 2 points
    merc1997

    8-6-19 lower end

    one that doesn't show old men?😂 bo
  22. 2 points
    merc1997

    8-6-19 lower end

    took ol' kinckmeyer fishing last night. they were a bit hard to find. lots of bait out in the middle of the lake and scattered. was a strange line of something on the electronics 35 to 40 feet deep our in the lake, but disappeared when getting closer to shore or inside a cove. it is a crazy lake this year for sure, and i never can catch them in the same place twice. jumped around looking and had two keepers at 11, and them bam, put 6 good ones in the boat in just about that many casts. caught them from 10 ft. to 22. real pattern. best lure last night ended up being the 1 oz. Elite Black Widow. stay on the move and keep looking for areas with tons of bait. bo
  23. 2 points
    Lvn2Fish

    TRL Facebook page "censored"

    I don’t understand the reason for blocking or even deleting the conversation. Yeah people start arguing, things get heated, someone maybe even crosses the line. In result that needs censorship? It’s really easy to say this whole thread has to go . But in my opinion , in the world of social media this is a slippery slope. Although these people are probably hiding behind a facade of a Facebook profile, and are far more likely to say whatever hateful jargon. At least the two sides would be in some sort of conversation. As Flysmallie said you can choose what you read and react to.
  24. 2 points
    I don't have a Facebook page. My ex wife and daughter inlaw where on it so I'm not. I think it's kind of a joke actually. Especially when they talk about Russian meddling in the election. If you get your news from Facebook you get what you deserve.
  25. 2 points
    Yep. You need back stock if they're biting them that's for sure. I had a white bass swat a zara Saturday and I immediately went to black and silver Mepps. They bit it okay and I switched to white and silver and they just wouldn't let it alone. Can't beat em for whites. And spots apparently like them too.
  26. 2 points
    I’m not a professional, just almost as opinionated as you!
  27. 1 point
    Seth

    7-21-19 Quick Trip

    Made a quick trip down yesterday. Arrived at the lodge to buy my tag at 9:15 and had my fish cleaned and headed back home shortly after 10am. I stopped at the first big hole and it was full of fish. There fish in the middle of the hole weren't very active and I couldn't get them to bite so I moved down by the steps. There was a big wad right in front of the dump. I caught six or seven on an 1/80oz gold head olive micro jig that I tie and kept the first four nice ones. The key was to throw behind the school of fish and then just slowly reel the jig above their noses. One would react and bite every cast. There were a few young kids fishing next to me that were catching a few on dough bait below a float too. I got a kick out of the one fish they caught. One threw in first and I saw his bait disappear right away when a fish ate it, but the float never moved so he never set the hook. His buddy threw in after him and made the same drift line. Eventually one realized they were bit and started reeling in the fish. This made the other kids float move and he started reeling in as well. They soon found out that the same fish had eaten both of their baits.
  28. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    TRL Facebook page "censored"

    Sounds like an honest way to make a living to me. If I was hung better I'd shitcan this outboard motor gig.
  29. 1 point
    Seth

    7-21-19 Quick Trip

    The only time I've ever done well on jerkbaits was when the water was high and dingy. It was probably the best day of fishing I've ever had down there too. Spinners just get a bunch of follows and not many bites in my experience.
  30. 1 point
    oneshot

    Well

    Nope been good all day. oneshot
  31. 1 point
    Are you busy Friday night big boy?? I need 3 more french drains dug and my back is tired from the first 3. My feet are skinny.
  32. 1 point
    I've caught a few fish on Cleos and Kastmasters, but I mainly just use them as locators to draw fish up and show themselves before throw jigs at them. Last year I started using a black rooster tail with a gold blade on occasion and had some success, but jigs were still a lot more productive.
  33. 1 point
    I agree there was something different. But I couldn’t figure it out, and I tried an awful lot of different things to figure it out. So whatever it was, it was very subtle I feel like. And it sucks that something that subtle can have that big an impact. What baffles me the most is that, earlier on, before the guy came up to the same spot, I had a good amount of bites from them, doing the same thing I did later on. I just figured I try something different in hopes of catching something bigger, thinking if nothing happens, I can always go back and catch a few more later. That’s the part that’s most annoying. He was throwing his roostertail directly tied on, whereas I had it attached to a snap swivel. He was using mono whereas I was using braid. He was throwing his with a baitcaster (I know it sounds odd, but true) whereas I was using a spincaster. But despite all that, I was having almost the same response as he did at first with bites almost every few casts (maybe not as often as him, but still pretty frequent). Then all of a sudden, I could hardly buy me a bite. And as far as watching him, I did that too. He told me what he was doing even, and at one point he even cast my setup a few times, to narrow it down, and he still got bites. He told me to try reeling a little faster, which I did, but it was still a bust for me, no matter how I tried to change my retrieve.
  34. 1 point
    liphunter

    TRL Facebook page "censored"

    So your saying I would do better on FB? The family reunion thing ain't working out.
  35. 1 point
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    Good choices!
  36. 1 point
    ness

    Streamer rod

    The other 15 people😄
  37. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    Streamer rod

    Thx
  38. 1 point
    fshndoug

    Fog on the water

    started at 1pm from cooper creek launch ramp and ran to the cable at the dam.Water level was 712 with 4 units running at almost 13,000 cubic feet.Water was swift and clear.Threw jigs of various sizes and colors on both 2 and 4lb test with little luck.Tried drifting with egg and san juan worms with a bit more success,1/2 oz. bell sinker.Drifted mainly from the cable to trophy run.Fog started setting in about 4 pm then started raining around 5-5:30 pm.Water dropped to about 709 then I started throwing a H8 black and gold husky jerk.Lots of follows and some strikes,no large fish maybe the biggest was 16 inches.The warm water side from the cable past the rocking chair seemed to be the best.Headed for cooper creek in thick fog at 8:15 pm and got there at dark because of the fog.I didn't see another boat but then again it was foggy.I wade fished the upper end by the rebar hole on Saturday morning stripping woolies and cracklebacks with some success.The fishing picked up when I switched to gray size 18 scuds and sight fished,no shuffling involved.I put the boat in after the water came on at the upper boat ramp.I tried some of the same things Saturday with the best luck on the H8 gold husky jerks.I caught some stripping ginger woolybuggers when the water was turned off that evening with a 5wt 10 foot type3 sink tip.Started Sunday morning stripping woolybuggers and cracklebacks with some success.The best fishing was with 18 gray scuds,sight fishing.Quit at noon and went home.
  39. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    TRL Facebook page "censored"

    You're never gonna ban (or throw extra regulations on) wake boats, so everyone needs to just get over it and learn to cope. Wakeboarding is a cool sport. Way cooler, and healthier, than fishing if you wanna know the truth.....but let's not go THERE. 😄 If wakeboats make it impossible to relocate fish from one end of the lake to the other, then good! Because there's too many people doing that anyway.
  40. 1 point
    Phil Lilley

    Rockaway has water again!!

    Just got the email... Powersite's gates are up and working. Lake level should be back to normal today.
  41. 1 point
    ness

    Streamer rod

    @snagged in outlet 3 Not sure this is going to coast all the way to 6 pages without a booster shot. Food seems to work here, so... Yesterday somebody brought donuts to the office. Here’s my all time favorite—a glazed from LaMar’s in KC:
  42. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    Streamer rod

    Actually I carry a golf bag with my legally allowed 14 sticks per the PGA rules. I believe @vernon can verify the 14 stick rule.....
  43. 1 point
    I haven't. Son did a little bit, but not enough to say anything about it positive or negative. Will probably give that a shot in the morning.
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    It's about the money, but hey if I were hungry I might eat them, so what can I say. Thick juicy bass filets, yum😜
  46. 1 point
    Phil Lilley

    Big ones showed up this weekend!!

    One laying on the ground... they should have photoshopped that one out I think
  47. 1 point
    Ham

    Boat type recommendation

    Bull might be tough when the water temp is < 40 degrees and during the summer, but March thru June is great and mid October thru mid Jan is pretty darn good too. Hiring a guide in the different seasons is a Great idea
  48. 1 point
    Had to work for it, tried a little of everything, dropshot trick worm 25ft deep on a point at 4pm brought up a nice smallmouth 3lb 9oz 18" long. Tried the old erie dearie, at about the same depth to produce a 21.5 inch walleye. Got checked by the game warden (very nice guy ) dropped the erie dearie down just after he left us, with the warden still in sight, I just knew it was a BIG walleye nope...catfish. Still hunting for some sort of pattern, I tried some long line troll with my new trolling combos, and found this one 12 inch crappie. I did find 4 short eyes and a drum at about 7:30 on a point with the Bink 1/2oz silver spoon, I caught 4 walleye, and one drum in about 5 minutes, it was great ! All fish released and still swim. BEST OF ALL, I SPENT THE WHOLE WEEKEND WITH MY WIFE OF 31 YRS ! GOD IS GOOD !
  49. 1 point
    All those in-line spinners work well until you catch one decent size fish, then the wire gets slightly bent and never spins at the same speed again. You try to to bend it back...still never works the same. If only they made (and they might) an in-line spinner with a titanium wire, then the rpm would stay fast enough to create the perfect vibration.
  50. 1 point
    Hope you guys have a GREAT time. I'm sure it will be a wonderful getaway for you both! We expect lots of pictures, especially the sheefish! I took my bride on our honeymoon to Alaska last July. It only took me 9 years to get her there. I had to make sure that she was a keeper! We spent 2 weeks in Denali, Homer, and Juneau. We were not disappointed at all! I did get a few opportunities to fish. We caught Salmon, Halibut, Cod, Rockfish, and Double Uglies. Safe travels to you and Phil!
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