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  1. 6 points
    One big rain and we're back to big generation here on Lake Taneycomo. Beaver Lake jumped 4 feet to 1125 feet while Table Rock rose to 919.9 feet. Both lakes were almost down to their seasonal power pool. Right now, they are releasing a little bit of water from Beaver and releasing water at Table Rock to the tune of 15,000 cubic feet per second. That's a little more than if they were running 4 full units but they are only running 3 turbines along with 5 flood gates opened 1-foot each. At Beaver, my app says there's one gate open one foot at 970 c.f.s.. We are going to see this flow from Table Rock all this week and probably into the weekend with more continuing at 3 units when they get Table Rock down a little. If they do the same thing as previously, we're going to see 3-unit-water for several weeks. Fishing was tough over the weekend because the upper lake was still feeling the affects of Friday night's rain. The lake Saturday was pretty dirty, and when the cloudiness cleared up, anglers had to still deal with leaves and sticks flowing in from feeder creeks. By Monday, the lake was free of stuff and very fishable. There's only really one thing you must do to catch a trout now and that is to be on the bottom. That's where the fish are holding up. That and in eddies along the bank. And they are biting and can be caught. Guide Steve Dickey put 2 of his clients on big trout already. Randy from St. Louis landed this 28” 10.5lb. drifting a Bomber on the bottom in the trophy area. Steve from St. Louis Caught this beautiful 26 inch brown on a #14 gray scud using 6x tippet. Yeah! Both browns! All of a sudden they're showing up which is cool. So whether you're fishing a gray scud, cerise San Juan worm, a stick bait, a Bomber, night crawler, minnow or PowerBait, get it on the bottom and drift away. View full article
  2. 5 points
    Johnsfolly

    What's Cooking?

    Yesterday made spaghetti meat sauce. Started with 1.5 lbs ground beef and 1 lb italian sausage. Added almost 1/4 cup of dried oregano and another of basil and two tablespoons of dried thyme and garlic powder. Then a teaspoon or two of red pepper flakes. Then added 8 cloves of minced garlic. Diced one green and one red bell pepper and a large sweet onion. Cooked until onions were translucent. Added in three large cans of crushed tomatoes, four cans of tomato sauce, and two cans of tomato paste. Simmered for almost three hours. Had spaghetti when it was done. Wife made four meal sized lasagnas today that went into the freezer. Still have another meals worth of sauce in the fridge.
  3. 4 points
    I fished this morning and the deep bite is still going Ok. Lately I focus more on resident fish versus looking for the right shad scenaro. The cold, wind, and fog conditions limits my search options and travel distance. This morning I was able to catch them vertical on an ice jig and hortizonal on a 4" yamamoto grub. The vertical fish were very stubborn and it was much easier to get them to hit the swimming grub. The graph shows the vertical fish and the fish pictures were caught on the grub. I wish I would have committed to the grub but when the vertical fish appear on your graph it is hard to ignore them. A regular swimbait would work but I just stuck with the grub. I was fortunate to have several loons working the area and most of them focused on water less than 30ft.
  4. 3 points
    One big rain and we're back to big generation here on Lake Taneycomo. Beaver Lake jumped 4 feet to 1125 feet while Table Rock rose to 919.9 feet. Both lakes were almost down to their seasonal power pool. Right now, they are releasing a little bit of water from Beaver and releasing water at Table Rock to the tune of 15,000 cubic feet per second. That's a little more than if they were running 4 full units but they are only running 3 turbines along with 5 flood gates opened 1-foot each. At Beaver, my app says there's one gate open one foot at 970 c.f.s.. We are going to see this flow from Table Rock all this week and probably into the weekend with more continuing at 3 units when they get Table Rock down a little. If they do the same thing as previously, we're going to see 3-unit-water for several weeks. Fishing was tough over the weekend because the upper lake was still feeling the affects of Friday night's rain. The lake Saturday was pretty dirty, and when the cloudiness cleared up, anglers had to still deal with leaves and sticks flowing in from feeder creeks. By Monday, the lake was free of stuff and very fishable. There's only really one thing you must do to catch a trout now and that is to be on the bottom. That's where the fish are holding up. That and in eddies along the bank. And they are biting and can be caught. Guide Steve Dickey put 2 of his clients on big trout already. Randy from St. Louis landed this 28” 10.5lb. drifting a Bomber on the bottom in the trophy area. Steve from St. Louis Caught this beautiful 26 inch brown on a #14 gray scud using 6x tippet. Yeah! Both browns! All of a sudden they're showing up which is cool. So whether you're fishing a gray scud, cerise San Juan worm, a stick bait, a Bomber, night crawler, minnow or PowerBait, get it on the bottom and drift away.
  5. 3 points
    MOPanfisher

    What's Cooking?

    My wife was feeling a bit under the weather when I got home so it fell to me to make supper for mom, her and i. No problem, hmm is that a bag of thawed crappie fillets? Sliced some taters into a newly cleaned and sanded down, then reseasoned cast iron skillet, opened a can of bushes baked beans, and prepend the crappie for a trip to the grill. Sometime things just workout right. When I went to turn the taters for the first rime, half expecting them to be glued permanently to the skillet, I shoved hard and pushed some of them clear out of the skillet, that thing was like water on ice. They were browning perfectly, the gas bottle on the grill ran dry just as the fish were done. I did forget the onions in the taters, told my wife that is why I still need her.
  6. 2 points
    Lifes2Short

    1/14 Mixed Bag!!

    Awesome day on the lake, light winds and balmy temps!!! 2 limits of crappie by 9:20 with 2 keeper eyes and one nice bass....which is still swimming. Jigs in 35+ feet of 43 degree water. Even fed the wildlife at the ramp. Tight & thumping lines!!
  7. 2 points
    Boy those are nice. Thanks and a great report as usual. About 10 days ago those deep ones in this area got really gun shy on any type of a vertical presentation. They would either nip at it, bump it or just flat run from it kind of like Summer time drop shot fish. They got a dose of being hammered from above everyday. Swimming that grub or small swim bait deep is working way better down here. The trick is long mega cast, throw that thing as far as you can, pick up the slack on it and let it drop on a simi-tight string. I'm counting at least 40 so that is putting it down. Also at times when it gets like this you can try a drop shot with a Glup Alive Gobe. It is a complete mess to jack with that stuff but it will catch fish. Mike Webb caught the snot out of very spooky fish with it a few years ago and both Beck and I did too. I am pretty sure Mike told Bill about it and that's what got me on it. If you use it put a towel down so you don't get that juice on your carpet. It is green and somewhat slimy and will stain. In the Summer when you can take it by the car wash its not a problem, but now it is a total mess. It does catch fish however. Must be something going on at Big Cedar this morning cause there are boats running pretty hard down here. I have seen at least a dozen folks out fighting the cool and fog. Lake has stabilized at 919.9 as it has been there for a couple of days now. I know this is not what the Corp. wanted as they had gotten everything in pretty good shape. I guess they are calling for more this weekend, so get out there and catch some this week. Prior to the last rain a couple of shout outs to the guys keeping the launch ramp docks in great shape. They will be really busy now. Good Luck
  8. 2 points
    DG73

    Larger 6" swimbaits on the Finley

    ive seen the video you are talking about, i followed up with a popper one day and a ned rig another. had 15 smallies in about 2 hours on the popper when i would see fish follow the s-waver
  9. 2 points
    tjm

    Fly line cleaning, process and products?

    303 Aerospace Protectant ? I don't think it's 3M but it's supposed to be good PVC line coating should respond to any thing that is used on other PVC things like seat covers, what?
  10. 2 points
    fishinwrench

    Spring largemouth

    Find a backend flat with 48-52° water and start slinging a 1/2oz. Red lipless crankbait. Guaranteed recipe for a toad. 😊
  11. 2 points
    Terrierman

    What's Cooking?

    Oxtail soup is a real favorite around here. About time to make some! You get extra credit for going all the way to Tibet to get your salt.
  12. 1 point
    We were back in Missouri to spend Xmas with our kids. We had Xmas at my daughter's place in Warrensburg. Then on Thurs took my son and his family (including our 1st grandchild) back to Fort Riley KS. I have not caught a fish in Kansas even though I have spent a couple of springs hunting turkeys in Kansas. Just never fished the state. I took advantage of this trip to get a KS fish. Moon Lake is 10 min from my sons house and they stock it with rainbow trout. I figured that a cold water fish may be my best bet for a first KS fish. I looked over the dam area of the lake and it looked promising. However, I really wanted to check out what looked to be a spring creek coming into the lake. The water was clear and had some spots with 2 to 3 ft depths. I saw a few trout in the stream including a palomino that was hanging below the overhead tree cover in the above photo. I was fishing a 7 ft UL Airstream rod with #2 PLine. I put on a #14 hook two small split shot and baited with Gulp "corn". When I got in position, the trout spooked. I waited for about 10 min for it to calm down before I made a cast. The trout charged the bait, but I pulled the hook. Another wait then another cast. Again the fish hit the bait and I was able to set the hook and land my first KS fish as well as my first palomino/golden rainbow trout ! I caught a couple of regular rainbows in the hole just below the spot where I took that first photo. I turned and tried downstream and found another deep stretch of water. I ended up catching a couple more rainbows. They were all 9 to 11 inches in length. They fought well for stockers. Ended the day with 6 trout before heading back to put in some grandpa time .
  13. 1 point
    olfishead

    1/14 Mixed Bag!!

    Seems like I've seen those fish somewhere before! Good job! Thanks too!
  14. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Setting The Hook

    Yeah you'll seldom see pitchers partying with catchers. One just gives the other the finger....and the other just nods.
  15. 1 point
    ollie

    Fly and jig tying questions

    When I got started trying back in 2001 the man who showed me how well jigs could catch trout didn't have any of his jigs painted on the head and I watched him and his wife C&R well over 100 trout at RR in a day. That being said back then I'm not so sure the paint technology was as good as now. Theory is the paint will chip off eventually after bumping the bottom. Brad Wright gave me a couple that he tied and they didn't have paint on the head as well. How many flies do you see that the head is painted? I have always been in that crowd that thinks it is more for the tier than the fish. The fish I am holding was from the NFOW caught on an olive jig I tie with no paint on the head. Plus I am lazy and just don't want to do it!
  16. 1 point
    ness

    Setting The Hook

    That's probably best.
  17. 1 point
    That's the stuff I was remembering. Still around in many shapes and sizes https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=303+protectant&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
  18. 1 point
    That Sunray description sounds like Albolene or Coconut oil... I've used that to clean with also What ever you put on either needs to dry hard like RainX or weather strip spray or it needs to be rubbed off with paper towel or coffee filter so that it doesn't gab a bunch of new dirt, The little "Cleaning Pads" that one line company or two have supplied actually made my lines nice for an hour or two but resulted in dirtier lines after a few hours because they left a dirt grabbing film. Made me wonder if they wanted to wear my line out with cleaning so that I would buy another. Well thinking about this I remember years ago running my line over a bar of Ivory soap to clean it while camped, and I think the wax? glycerin? in the soap made that line cast better for a while, but it could be just getting the dirt off made it better.
  19. 1 point
    Devan S.

    Setting The Hook

    hahaha it actually wasn't due to that....just ultimately went down different paths in life.
  20. 1 point
    The lower Meremec from valley park to the Mississippi has got the be the ugliest stretch of river in the state. Plenty of fish...but its gross!
  21. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    Let's see your river pics!

    There's a picnic table in the middle section that has to be 40 feet up in a tree.
  22. 1 point
    Mitch f

    Let's see your river pics!

    Yep right at the confluence
  23. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    Let's see your river pics!

    Lower Meramec too! crazy amount of stuff way up in trees put there by floods...
  24. 1 point
    Mitch f

    Let's see your river pics!

    You can pretty much find anything in the Big! Old cars, dishwashers, etc.
  25. 1 point
    303. Knew there was a 3 on it. Is it still around? Some of my Orvis lines are from back in the 90's. I have a grey double taper and an HLS that I like. Warm water lines get replaced more often.
  26. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    What's Cooking?

    We do cook them first but not fully. They don't typically overcook when prepared. We've not cooked the noodles before and I don't like the way that they get. Never seem to cook well enough for me.
  27. 1 point
  28. 1 point
    Well it's recommended for door weatherstripping and power window tracks.....if it doesn't eat THAT spongy crap up then I can't imagine it destroying a fly line. I dunno, I'm fixin' to do some backwoods chemical analysis as soon as the Amazon drone drops that RIO crap off here.
  29. 1 point
    Mitch f

    What's Cooking?

    Wow that sounds like a great idea. Were the large Lasagna noodles cooked first? I’ve heard of some folks just letting the noodles cook after the assembly
  30. 1 point
    Haris122

    Let's see your river pics!

    Beautiful pictures guys. Here’s a few of mine. Will try to get a few more posted. Meramec between Sherman Beach and Castlewood I believe. http:// Red Ribbon section of Meramec between Hwy 8 and the Springs. Castor River Shutins at Amidon Johnson Shutins on the Black River
  31. 1 point
    Mitch f

    What's Cooking?

    John, thank you!
  32. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    What's Cooking?

    Tonight did a venison loin roast with montreal seasoning and garlic powder. Medium rare. Roasted new potatoes with provence herbs. Vegetable casserole.
  33. 1 point
    3M made an equivalent to Armorall years back, I can't remember the exact name. It never caught on with the auto industry, but worked great on fly lines. I used to by it in single use pads and would last several trips. Most of the problems are dirt and grit. Hard water, slime, and other gunk from water build up on the line. I have a Loon product I use now. Its pure silicone probably.
  34. 1 point
    Terrierman

    GO TIGERS

    You're just jealous and wish you had hair like that. And were headed to be a #1 pick for the NFL.
  35. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Need a new pair of wading shoes

    You two should go fishing together with your matching Peter pan shoes. That'd be precious 😍 πŸ˜‚
  36. 1 point
    He ain't gonna know! πŸ˜‚ And I'm sure RIO isn't gonna broadcast it.... because it's probably something that I have a gallon of right here in the shop already. πŸ™„
  37. 1 point
    Jerry Rapp

    Water Saver My A

    just remember to always drink upstream of the herd
  38. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    What's Cooking?

    I bought the big two handled Le Cruset last year. That thing produces some awesome fond. Lemon garlic chicken!!!
  39. 1 point
    Al Agnew

    Let's see your river pics!

    Some Western trout streams I've fished: South Platte, Colorado Frying Pan, Colorado Maroon Creek, Colorado Shoshone, Wyoming Snake River, Wyoming Hoback River, Wyoming Provo River, Utah
  40. 1 point
    Phil Lilley

    10% discount for OA members!

    I love to see local baits advertised on the forum! And I welcome it all. May I ask what do you use, Bismuth?
  41. 1 point
    Al Agnew

    Let's see your river pics!

    Middle Fork, and main Salmon River, Idaho: Middle Fork, cutthroat trout fishing Main Salmon...trout fishing not good, smallmouth fishing not good, but caught a bunch of squawfish But the Main Salmon sure was beautiful and fun Lower Salmon, smallmouth water And finishing up on the Snake River, also great smallmouth water
  42. 1 point
    top_dollar

    Let's see your river pics!

    Big river above leadwood.
  43. 1 point
    I haven't fished a lot out of the park, but didn't have a whole of success in terms of size there, but I haven't been throwing larger baits anywhere else on the river either. However, even if the fish don't hit those larger baits I watched a tactical bassin video about using those real over-sized baits for the area you fish to draw them out. They are curious and will come to check out the bait, so you could potentially see if there were fish in the area. I haven't really tried this myself, just passing on what I saw. I bought a S Waver to try this year, and if I throw it on the river I will try to report back. I usually fish James river, just for easier access and pickups on floats.
  44. 1 point
    Nice looking fish. Fat and happy eating all those shad.
  45. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Flooded?

    When the trout parks are up and running fast it's a good time to practice your bow&arrow casting. A good number of fish will be right along the bank in those little miniature eddys that are the size of your kitchen sink. A ginger Woolly bugger or a ginger leech pattern will get'em.
  46. 1 point
    Mitch f

    What's Cooking?

    Well Oxtail soup again tonight! (I’ve got a light day at work) and it’s One of my wife’s favorites. Just takes 5 hours of cooking to melt the collagen. @ness it’s Le Cruset 😜
  47. 1 point
    Thanks a million for the report Bill....your the best teacher I ever had, and one of the few I listened too.
  48. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Fly and jig tying questions

    You nailed it. Now quit pretending that you don't know what your doing. 😁
  49. 1 point
    MNtransplant

    Fly and jig tying questions

    Here's my first attempt at a clouser. #4 hook, small eyes and purple over white with some flash. Gimme some feedback!!
  50. 1 point
    Fish24/7

    Ned rigs #1 killer of Bass?

    David. πŸ˜• haha don't like him,never have. Didn't he sue BASS a long time ago over a dq for cheating or something and lost? He had my brain swimming in circles with those numbers 😡 I'm willing to bet a hell of a lot more bass are hurt/killed by swallowing gitzits rigged on a tube jig head than with a Ned. Bill has it on his list too. He knows exactly what I mean.
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