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  1. MO Huzgr

    Rookie Question

    Agree 100% - even though I could have used all this great advice a week ago this was my view Weds morning as I was the only one out there at that time.
    10 points
  2. Phil Lilley

    Busted

    3 people No license, stamp. No boater's license. Driving a boat under the influence. Over limit. 2 browns under 20 inches. Fishing with bait in the trophy area. Possession of slotted rainbows. Outstanding warrants out of state. I think that's all they got them for...
    7 points
  3. The part that I find most interesting is that the only time I read of Jesus showing REAL ANGER, was when the religious folk of the day, turned the temple into a place of business. There is an entire multimillion, probably multi billion dollar worldwide evangelical industry today, which trades mainly in anger and outrage. Most of which, feeds back through media company corporate consolidation to large companies run by folks who are decidedly un-Christian in belief and actions. I know first hand from my involvement in the "Christian" record business, that the accent is firmly on "busi
    3 points
  4. This will give you something else to think about before our next adventure 😜 Ahh, the memories!
    3 points
  5. Lake Lover

    Rookie Question

    Mike I totally agree, anytime on the water is time well spent and I enjoy just being out there fishing. I do catch myself sometimes getting a little frustrated then I sit back and look at this beautiful lake and smile and go right back to chasing them. I think and hope it will be even better once I retire and have more time to fish as now it is just a scheduled time that I can sneak away and knowing I wont be back for a few weeks is the worse part but it's all good. πŸ™‚ Lots of good info and suggestions on this thread, I appreciate it very much. Thanks!
    3 points
  6. m&m

    Rookie Question

    Here’s my 2 cents worth....I love to fish so I try to go to a new spot each time out. I try to use the electronics to locate fish and baitfish. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t. Fishing to me is like the cake, catching is like the icing on the cake. So for me it is a mindset. Anytime on the water spent fishing is a good time. I try to appreciate it every time. But I agree that this OA forum has helped me understand this lake a lot better. I wish I had Bo’s courage to fish at night but maybe I will this fall after the pleasure boaters dry dock their rigs. In the meantime, I enjoy the fishin
    3 points
  7. Lake Lover

    Rookie Question

    Yes, you are very correct on the fish i have been marking, i am still trying to get a good feel for my electronics also, so i could be throwing my rig at anything and thinking it's bass. As far as bait, I would say probably about a 50/50 on if i see bait or not, and part of that might just be my inability or lack of being able to read the electronics correctly. I have a garmin on the front and a Lowrance on the dash, and sometimes when i check them both on one i can see fish/bait and other nothing or very little, so i definitely need too spruce up my knowledge on the electronics as well.
    3 points
  8. Quillback

    HEY! A KEEPER!

    Congrats! I love to fish, but not in lightning, I would've called it a day too.
    2 points
  9. rps

    HEY! A KEEPER!

    Left the marina stall at 6:15 this morning. The forecast gave me 70/30 odds of being able to fish until noon. Within 15 minutes I coaxed a 17 inch largemouth into slashing a Sixth Sense Splash Back 70. Another 30 minutes and that fish was still the only one. I marked fish and bait fish at 27 feet and set up a jig rod and a vertical spoon rod. Minutes later, the thunder began. I headed to the marina and and was in the slip as the rain began. The irony is that as I trudged to the car, I saw an eruption in the channel outside the marina. What looked to be hybrids pinned a baitfish schoo
    2 points
  10. Are they busting on small shad? If so, try a small spoon, like a 1/4 oz Kastmaster or a 1/2 oz jigging spoon. You have to be fast, cast it right to the boil as soon as you can, let the spoon sink for a 1/2 to one second,then give it a rip. Rip and drop back to the boat. I like to spray paint the flat side of a silver Kastmaster white - I use Krylon spray paint - and hang a #6 feathered treble on the back. I use 5 lb. Maxima on a light spinning set up. They aren't named Kastmaster for nothing, you can launch that 1/4 oz with the right tackle.
    2 points
  11. Seeing Bo's post reminds me of something else, if I am vertical fishing for bass, I try to keep my bait in front of the boat, or to put it another way, I try not to fish a spot after my boat has drifted over it. I'm pretty convinced that the boat, or it's shadow, when passing over the fish, spooks them.
    2 points
  12. Completely self-guided trip as we always take. We are dropped by wheel plane on a gravel bar and we float out. Pelican Vault Gear List. Water Proof TSA approved transportation Case. We are flying Alaska Airlines and they have very liberal regulations on sporting good transit. Including guns and fishing equipment. Wader Repair Kit, leaders, tippet, filet knifes and steel, fire starter , cap light, pliers,saw, pencil wt. spoons, spinners and hardware, 1 Orvis med. 7' travel rod. 1 4000 series shimano sustain spinning reel 2 spools 8# and 12# Orvis Fly rods 8-7-7-6 wt.
    2 points
  13. I was looking at you, Wrench, when I said I was gonna lose some folks...lol I'm not advocating we ignore science, or all subscribe to a "earth is 6000 years old because that's how I interpret the Bible" world view. Knowledge isn't inherently evil, and neither is the Internet. I do find the fact that the logo hasn't changed in a few thousand years interesting though...
    1 point
  14. Krazo

    carb kit fix it?

    trying to help my neighbor out. He just got a 2008 mercury 3.5 hp, model f3.5m i think. motor sat with fuel in it for years before he got it. he cleaned up, checked all the lines, etc. now the problem is it runs when you start it with starting fluid but dies quickly. I think the carb is gummed up, maybe float is stuck. any other thoughts? however im trying to find a carb kit for this motor and didnt see anything in the sierra marine catalog. im not familiar with mercury motors, can anyone recommend a good website with manuals or schematics, part information? Im just trying t
    1 point
  15. Oh definitely, things always work out for the best. I just find it amazing that whenever a couple splits up there's always a female victim that totally got taken advantage of. You never hear of it happening any other way.
    1 point
  16. I saw that video. Futile at best. They netted them out of Creve Coeur Lake last year. Loaded with them again already this year. Unless you cutoff Creve Coeur Creek you can forget it.
    1 point
  17. I love the sounds of summer, at least what I can hear over my tinnitus. Linda and I spent last weekend in a cabin in the Ozark Woods, the evening symphony was a roar. Back at our suburban home last night I heard a few crickets (in my head?) and tree frogs, mostly I heard the din of traffic and the call of rumble strips. I hate living in the burbs.
    1 point
  18. Johnsfolly

    Busted

    I would be interested in what the fine totals were for their violations. Typically wildlife fines are way less than you would expect.
    1 point
  19. I asked a related question a year ago or so related to night fishing by boat. You rarely see anyone trying it. Duane pretty much said the fog is too unpredictable. Makes it too tough and dangerous.
    1 point
  20. Lake Lover

    Rookie Question

    I think you are 110% correct. Their is a ton of good info here i can use to develop a (new) game plan. I guess one good thing about being a rookie is, i haven't had enough time on the water to develop any bad habits that don't work yet, so i can just toss them all aside and start doing it the right way. Next project is learning more about my electronics than just how to use the power button! Thanks!
    1 point
  21. NuB2TR

    Rookie Question

    This thread is an example of why I check this forum every morning. It amazes me that so many folks are so willing to help the struggling anglers like me to get better. Thank You all !!
    1 point
  22. That she was Mitch
    1 point
  23. I would take what Bo, Quill and M&M said and work all of that into an overall plan......like you I had a tendency to spend to much time in one spot while "thinking" there are Bass under the boat!! Today I do try different baits, presentations and depths while fishing. Then set an internal time and leave going to a new place. Through the forum and other sites I developed a better understanding of what my expensive time and water temp devices were really telling me!! C4F
    1 point
  24. MO Huzgr

    Rookie Question

    Like you, I'm still learning how to fish these Ozark lakes. Sounds like you have had about the same experience I had this week. Threw everything at them with little success. I guess I need to buy more arsenal! I tried but to fish unless I saw fish on finder but even then, they weren't biting. Am thinking I might have been seeing White's but who knows. I need to keep practicing to learn how to fish deep water better. Attached is a screenshot of non cooperating fish!
    1 point
  25. *T*

    Rookie Question

    One comment I saw recently, and maybe it was from Bo, if you've located fish and shad but can't get them to bite your vertical presentation, might be worth a try at moving off of them and casting back into them from a distance. Slight change in presentation. Also, if they are not biting right now, hit another spot for a bit and then come back for another try. They may switch from no bite to a hot bite at any time for no apparent reason. Just another rookie's thoughts here. Good luck out there.
    1 point
  26. merc1997

    Rookie Question

    one thing that you do not know for sure is if the fish you are marking are bass or something else. next, do you see lots of bait in these areas? any game fish is going to move around with the dinner table especially given the fact that table rock does not have the crawdad population it once had. shad, like it or not, is the main forage now and many of the bass have become very nomadic and just follow the kitchen table around. if what you are marking are bass, you just need to keep experimenting with getting them to trigger to your presentation. i see you mention a host of different lu
    1 point
  27. dwiebenga

    Rookie Question

    Here is my thoughts, and I am consistently on the lake 10 days a year. I have a "milk run" of spots on the lake that produce fish for me. However, I am not getting fish there everytime. I have had times where I check the spot, throw a couple casts, and move on if I am not getting bit. Then, I return later in the day and sometimes the fish are feeding again. Overall, I think you have to be flexible and not focus on one area for long periods of time. Stay mobile until you get bit. Here is how I tend to fish a point or bluff end: aggressive bait first (jerkbait or topwater), then a more mo
    1 point
  28. Sorry jdmidwest, but one of my pet peeves is to hear people making blanket criticism of our public schools . As a recently retired public school teacher having worked at four different school districts and retiring from a highly performing public high school, I am confident in saying that the majority of our public schools in Missouri do a great job of educating student WHO WANT TO LEARN. Teachers can't educate students who are chronically absent, run the streets at night and sleep most of the time they are in school, or on drugs, and parent(s) at home that don't make them go to school every
    1 point
  29. Sounds like an honest way to make a living to me. If I was hung better I'd shitcan this outboard motor gig.
    1 point
  30. I'm afraid I am, but we could probably work something out if you'll allow me to subcontract. 😊
    1 point
  31. Yes but we don't entirely know the level of his gear. He claims everything is new including the entire camp and raft. I'll try and post the updated gear we are taking as soon as possible He also supplies the food for the entire trip, but he said it is Mountain House so we are supplementing,
    1 point
  32. 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.
    1 point
  33. 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 jac
    1 point
  34. 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".
    1 point
  35. The thing about FB fishing groups that I can't leave alone is the guys that haul fish around all day just so they can have a photo shoot later. And the "Guides" are the absolute worst about it. I can't help but ask them WHY they keep doing that. It's like I'm the only person in the world that believes it is beneficial to release fish back to the same area where it was caught. The guides actually think that if they take the pic where it was caught that someone will recognize the area. Gimme a freakin' break! πŸ™„ Then just don't take a pic then. Is it really that important to pro
    1 point
  36. One thing nice about Facebook is the ease of blocking someone. A couple clicks and they're gone -- like they never existed. Threads, replies, replies to their replies, everything just disappears. It makes the handful of boring groups I belong to a little nicer when I can easily get rid of the smart a**es. The 'unfollow' is pretty nice too if there's someone showing up on your timeline more than you want. Anybody that's having trouble on Facebook isn't using it right. If we had that functionality here I'd use it.
    1 point
  37. Fish24/7

    2019 Garden Thread

    They look happy, whatever they are. Lost the plant id tag.
    1 point
  38. Johnsfolly

    2019 Garden Thread

    Livie harvested one of her canteloupes. Small but tasty little treat 😁! A bit smaller than a pool ball. The deer or a squirrel ate the larger melon.
    1 point
  39. 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
    1 point
  40. 1 point
  41. willyfish

    I Need to Bring a Net

    Nice fish but where's your tea cup Si?
    0 points
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