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  1. Got in the water about 0730, another boat was launching just before me and that was the only other boat I saw up until I left at 1:30 in the PM. Decent bite on the Ned rig, usual chunk rock banks, points with timber on them. Only exception was catching a couple on old boat ramps. Fish were anywhere from 10 feet out to about 25. Slow dragging on the bottom. Caught 17 with 5 keepers. WT was 44 early when I checked.
    21 points
  2. moguy1973

    I'm blown away

    A few weeks ago I was over on Bass Resource and a topic about fly fishing came up and the guy that started the thread wanted to know who fly fished and if they fly fished for species other than trout. I put my 2 cents in and said I've only ever fly fished for trout but sometime when I have more time on my hands I wouldn't mind giving fly fishing for bass a try. The farm pond I fish in would work great for fly fishing, there are decent sized bass in it, and there aren't many trees around it that would get in the way of casting. I also have a nice St. Croix 7wt rod my mom left me when she passe
    21 points
  3. merc1997 Bo

    last two days

    been out the last two days doing some snooping. yesterday was a 20" walter and 3 keeper lmg. 5 or 6 shorts. that kind of zeroed me in a bit, and i fine tuned that today. 10 keeps, one lmg over 6 and a 5lb.+ walter. several shorts. kind of bo-garted onto a spot they were piled up on. sometimes many years of fishing will help you kind of know a small spot that needs to be sampled. was fishing crystal clear water with hi-vis yellow braid tied straight to the lure. most bites were at dead rest. bites were 10 to 15ft. these bass are really nearly asleep, and you just have to have the pat
    19 points
  4. Dutch

    Cape Fair

    The bite was slow. I tried skaky, jigs, tubes, and Ned without so much as a nudge. I drug out an Arig and did 5 hours of chunk and wind. I had 5 bites and boated all of them. Only 3 were keepers but they were nice ones.
    16 points
  5. All those pictures of big bass from Bull Shoals got me fired up. Launched at old 86 at 0900 and went looking for some deep fish. Air temp at a balmy 30 degree and surface temp at 48.9 Had been looking for about an hour when the wind came up pretty good so I headed for some shelf Rock, the kind of stuff that Mike said they were on. Flat rock mixed with gravel. He had told me boat in 15 to 18 ft. Phantom Brown RK Crawler. First location 4th cast and wham! Nice K. Caught a total if 4 on that location and then just started to look for wind on that type of bank. It's amazing
    16 points
  6. Blessings to each and every one of you and your families...I was thinking that for as weird as it is this year it is teaching us to slow down and focus on people other than our selves. C4F
    16 points
  7. Water Temp - 41.3 and pretty clear. Yes it was cold yesterday! It just wouldn't warm up to the 41 forecasted. But we caught them. Good day. We boated up in Flat Creek first and looked around on the flat above and below the bridge. Not much. Did see some schools of probably crappie but with the clear water we couldn't get close. They were spooky. Went out and up past point 15 and fished the flat. Found crappie scattered all over the place, from 14 to 24 feet of water mainly on the bottom but some were schooled up in small numbers moving around. We were able to cast to a f
    15 points
  8. Caught 8 keepers and another 7 short fish today in just 3 hours before a mechanical issue with my trolling motor cable caused us to quit early. Wt: 49-50. Crawler and Jig caught em. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Be safe everyone.
    14 points
  9. Launched at about 0730, cloudy sky, water was flat calm and stayed that way for the most part all morning. Thought today would be a dynamite day for Ned fishing, but the bass didn't agree, I threw the Ned quite a bit and had only one spot and a 17" walleye to show for it. Threw a Pointer 78 early, there were a few fish coming up to swirl on top, gave them a chance at the Pointer, missed three bites and those were the last bites I had on it. Out of desperation I started swimming a 2.8 Keitech on a 3/16 oz head on flats that were 20-30 feet deep. Let it fall to the bottom and then
    13 points
  10. 1farmer

    Old Picture!

    I think this picture was the spring of 1962.
    13 points
  11. Quillback

    Dec 28, Big M area

    A couple of days ago I saw the weather forecast for today - cloudy with little to no wind and I made plans to fish today because these kind of days in the winter seem to always be good days to fish the Ned. It was pretty good from 0730 to 1100 and then got a little spotty. Usual winter time stuff, steep banks with timber or steep chunk rock banks were holding fish. I'm dragging a 1/8 oz Ned on the bottom and most bites are in the 10-25 foot range. I caught one keeper on a jerk bait, a fat 15 inch rainbow on a Wiggle Wart but the rest of my fish (22) were on a Ned. 9 were keepers,
    13 points
  12. oghfm

    Tried it

    Have had the livescope out 3 times. 1st time 5 good white bass and a short crappie. Second time 15-20 crappie, mostly short. 3rd time, today, over 30 crappie, again mostly short. I'm liking it best in down view. Have seen the fish come off the bottom in 20 fow and as far as 8 ft away to take the jig. They seem to close on the jig pretty quickly, but sometimes loiter 5-15 seconds before they thump it, and sometimes they just leave. Need to learn more about the fwd view. Quite entertaining and promising. Also in this clear water they are preferring a chrome jig head.
    12 points
  13. My wife had to have a spur taken off from behind her Achilles tendon, so she has been taking a ton of pictures. I wipped up a couple simple suet feeders, the birds love them! I guess I'm old but I like the feeders too. All pictures where taken January 1 and 2. Happy New Year to all ! There is about 500 of these, this is just a sample. I like the wrens the best.
    12 points
  14. FishnDave

    Old Picture!

    Looking through a couple old fishing photo albums I discovered during our recent move to MO...I found a picture I forgot existed! The summer after graduating from High School in 1986, a school chum invited me to come along and visit his grandparents who lived near Kimberling City, close to Table Rock Lake. My friend's grandpa took us fishing at Taneycomo. I'd forgotten that I'd ever been there! Caught my first trout.
    12 points
  15. White bass runs just around the corner...can't come soon enough.
    12 points
  16. Lifes2Short

    Last 3 Days

    Spent the last three days on the water chasing crappie and ended up with 41 keepers, 5 keeper walleye and a s*#t-ton of short crappie. We found about half of the crappie suspended in 10 foot of water over 25 foot depths and the other half, including the walleye, on bluffs and drops between 30 and 50 feet. Everything was caught on jigs. It was incredible how many bald eagles are currently on the lake, we had them feeding on crappie right behind the boat! Tight Lines! 🎣
    12 points
  17. Been a tough season. Saw a whole lot of young bucks but nothing really worth shooting throughout archery and firearms. I share this property with 4 out of state hunters, they were here for 3 weeks straight and seemingly ran every deer off the place. Shot at a doe on the last day of antlerless and missed. Not a confidence booster. Decided to give the property a break after firearms for a few weeks, only checking cameras periodically. They started hitting the food plot and showing up in daylight a week after Thanksgiving. I did an observation sit on 12/26, did not have any deer
    11 points
  18. I got to the ramp yesterday at 0830, went late in the hopes that it would have warmed up to near freezing by then, but it was 26 when I got there. This meme sums up my attitude about cold weather, well I'm not from Florida of course, but you get the picture: The Ned bite was fairly good for a couple of hours, deep fish, averaging around 20 feet down near rocks and timber, but once the wind started whipping up the whitecaps I just couldn't fish the way I want to fish that ned in the locations where the fish are, so things got tough. Threw some cranks around, but didn't get an
    11 points
  19. The Ranger is a '94 364V with a super sweet XR6 Mercury on it. My next door neighbor's wife won it in a Bass'nGals tournament back in the day. She fished the circuit for several years. It was the best cared for old boat I have ever seen. They are both in their 80's now and just don't feel like fishing anymore. So after fishing together about 200 times over the last 19 years they asked me to help them sell it. I immediately told my buddy Dean that I knew was looking for a boat and he came right over and bought it. It was a win, win, win....for everybody all around. The neighbor got his boat sol
    11 points
  20. I’ve practiced anesthesia in the Kansas City area for 20 years. I teach the KU student nurse anesthetists. The reaction to the vaccine that was described in a previous post is more typical of the second shot, not the first. As expected, the second shot is sometimes causing 24-36 hours of low grade fever and body aches. Everyone is reacting differently, but I’d say about 75% of my colleagues have had short term symptoms like these after the second shot. Your body is primed to mount a more vigorous immune response by the time you receive the second vaccine. These symptoms are, typically, improve
    11 points
  21. From 2005. 38.5 inch brown trout from lake taneycomo. IGFA fly rod, line class, world record and former Missouri state record.
    11 points
  22. Here we go boys and girls! The Mrs. on the front line has stepped up. So doubters are going to doubt, Chicken littles are going to say the sky is falling. We here in this household have faith and our glasses are half full instead of half empty. You are more in danger from getting hurt or dying driving to your favorite fishing spot than getting this shot. Lets talk about this. Vaccines are life savers. Lets start with Polio. This is near and dear to me. My father had polio and I seen what it had done to him. Are any others here old enough to know someon
    11 points
  23. I would love for there to be long term data about the safety of the vaccine, but there isn’t time for that right now. The virus continues to churn away. There are almost no ICU beds available in Arkansas. All hospitals in Arkansas have been asked to increase their ICU beds by 10%. We are on the cusp of having to stop all surgeries that are not life sustaining. We stay dangerously near no capacity On our non ICU beds. I’m on a call every morning at work where I hear the latest stats. Of late, each day Arkansas sadly sets a new high for active cases and hospitalizations. The deaths continu
    11 points
  24. Bobby I don’t have to wonder who is monitoring the temperature, I know who is monitoring it. I am with help from Pfizer. the vaccine came from Pfizer via UPS in a specially designed cold box packed with dry ice and a temperature sensor that is constantly monitored. I am the contact person for my hospital. I can log on and see the temperature from when shipping started to real time.. I will get a email alert and a phone call if it starts to go out of range. I replenish the dry ice every time we enter the package or at a minimum every 5 days. I am confident the vaccine is wi
    11 points
  25. Well, the Devil is in the details. The Pfizer product has to be maintained at -80 degrees. The vials are good for 5 days once thawed. the vials are good for 6 hours once diluted if refrigerated and only 2 hours at room temperature. The Moderna product is much more portable ; it only has to be kept at -20 and is in pre-filled syringes. I believe the plan is for those vaccines to be used in Long Term Care facilities first. The Moderna product was a couple of weeks behind the Prizer product and I think they have had production delays. These constraints make it difficult to transpor
    11 points
  26. Smalliebigs

    Old Picture!

    1984 3rd year in a row winning the Des Peres lions Club fishing Derby. I retired out of that circuit following this win 😜
    11 points
  27. 2020 has been tough but for me it was a year pretty good to me for fishing, not so much number of trips but in PB’s. Today was another one, as I decided to leave the bass alone and strictly go somewhere to catch a river walleye, even if it took all day to get one. Well I found a couple dinks at first and was pretty happy about it. Then as I was making a drift if got a big ole thump through the fluorocarbon that was unmistakable, set the hook and nothing happened as I thought I was hung. Then it started fighting and when I got it landed it was a new PB. So mission accomplished and then
    11 points
  28. Little boy talked me into going so we hit Beaver Creek and caught 4 crappie real quick and a smallmouth that gave the little guy a battle. Then we hid from the wind so he could try out his new RC Boat. We had fun with that for a while and then packed it up. I went back by myself today and caught 11 crappie. They were very scattered in open water, i chased around schools of 4 and 5 fish with livescope and would drop on them and catch one or two and then go hunting again, a few came off brush, and almost all were in 25-30ft. Bite was extremely light using minnows, they would eat it and n
    11 points
  29. TRRANGER

    NuTech Jigs

    I recently tried the Nutech Jigs, I am very impressed with the quality of the heads, skirt and hooks. The jigs are a very good product and would recommend them, the claims of hooking in the rood of the mouth are very much true as well. I have caught around 30 fish all spots and largemouth and all hooked in the roof and were not coming unbuttoned. I even tried to get one to shake off due to being a short fish and I had to grab the little bugger and unhook him. I know the owner is a local guy and a frequent contributor to OAF and want to say thanks for a great product and encourage anyone lookin
    10 points
  30. netboy

    Wildcat access 1/14

    Met a friend at the ramp at 9 and ran the boat upstream to some wadeable water. SWPA was running 4 generators so that opens up lots of areas for wading. We had the best luck with small egg patterns under an indicator and landed lots of rainbows along with 1 cutthroat. I had a really nice brown take a swipe at a small rainbow I was landing but never saw him again. I did get 1 nice rainbow that put up a good fight on my 4wt. The cold front came through around noon and the wind started howling so we called it a day.
    10 points
  31. Mitch f

    NuTech Jigs

    Bo knows Football Bo knows Baseball Bo knows Jigs Bo Knows!!
    10 points
  32. Johnsfolly

    Last Fish in 2020

    I haven't caught a fish since the 15th of Nov. Bad water conditions, work, the holiday, etc. all played against me in being able to get out and catch some. I took a couple of hours to try and get a chance to catch some fish. I headed to Unicorn Lake spillway. At first glance the water was running high and fast due to the heavy rains that we had Christmas eve. The last time I was here, we had success dropping our baits into the slack pocket waters. It was going to be a challenge with the cold water and now the high fast water eliminating about 70 to 80% of the water that we caught them last tri
    10 points
  33. Had a birthday trip planned last Tuesday but had some medical issues that blocked me out..... Another opportunity today so I couldn't let it pass. My buddy Dean picked me up at 7am and we headed toward Shell Knob. Air temp was low 30's when we passed the bank at the shopping center and the water temp was 42.6 at the Campbell Point ramp. Water was crystal clear and dead calm and several pods of shad were visible on the surface as we eased down the hill from the care taker's shack. It was a brisk ride to say the least to the bluff end where Gary caught one on his first cast last year but after s
    9 points
  34. Here’s a couple of pics from many years ago of @Greasy B kicking my butt on the Salt River
    9 points
  35. Here’s me yesterday at Taney.
    9 points
  36. Do you guys not understand the strain it is placing on hospitals and medical personnel ? Do you not understand that ppl are not able to get needed healthcare for other life threatening illnesses because of Covid ? The longer we just deal with people getting infected tge more ppl die for Covid and from downstream impacts from Covid. Death from Substance abuse are up, deaths from suicide are up, ppl are missing cancer screenings and cardiac checkups. Honest To God it’s a mess and IF more people will get vaccinated we can take some steps in the right direction.
    9 points
  37. Honey Butter Bum

    New Fish Bum

    Been a reader for the past year and decided to get in on the fun. Born and raised in NW Arkansas cutting my teeth on creek fishing and Bullshoals lake. I pretty much only fling streamers (I like to be frustrated, I guess). Ozark smallies and brown trout on the fly rod makes my ticker keep ticking, but I chase anything with gill plates. I tie an insane number of flies and I am running out justifications for buying new fly boxes. New boat owner, so I'm sure I'll be bending a few ears on topics surrounding that. I look forward to throwing in my 2 cents (that's about all it is worth) and learning
    9 points
  38. 9 points
  39. Quillback

    Last Fish in 2020

    Well here is my last trout for the year and as a matter of fact it is my only trout of the year. 😄 Caught it on Table Rock on a Wiggle Wart in about 4 feet of water. Very fat fish, and silver colored, when I first saw it near the boat I thought it was a big gizzard shad.
    9 points
  40. Lifes2Short

    Slab-A-Licious!

    A foggy start to a very cold day on the lake, for the first time ever we never saw or heard another boat. Ended up with 30 keepers by 2:00. Found the fish in a number of different areas, some over brush in 25 to 30 feet, some on ledges and drop offs in 35 to 45 feet of water, some suspended 40 feet deep over 60 feet of water and a number of them suspended about 10 feet down over 25 feet of water. All caught on jigs in water that is now 38°. Tight Lines! 🎣
    8 points
  41. Ham

    Fishing Goals 2021

    I’ve waited as long as I could. Most years I make it Christmas and some years closer to New Year’s Day, but this year nahhhhhhh. Goal #1 Is a result of my relatively recent unhealthy obsession with species variety and my #LifeList. Goal #1 is catch 100 Species for the year. Goal #2 @FishnDave and @BilletHeadhas inspired me to pick up the long rod more often. I want to catch 25 species on the fly rod. Goal #3 I hope to live long enough to retire and still be healthy enough to fish , a lot. I hope to fish 4 days a week once retired. So, this year I hope to fish half as often as I
    8 points
  42. Phil Lilley

    Nice day

    Oh but those dark, crappy days are the best ones to catch the big ones!
    8 points
  43. I believe that that one should have the right to go out and get this virus and count on their immune system. But if you infect others unknowingly before you even know you have it and they die that is wrong. And we are still not certain if asymptomatic spreading is occurring or not. Although I am sure there is information out there that will tell you it is not. And masks are worn to prevent one from spreading the virus it has nothing to do with your freedom. You do not have the freedom to randomly shoot a pistol in a crowd. And as Ham said: our health care workers are li
    8 points
  44. KU update. What I stated earlier from brother in law came from a conversation a few weeks ago. Maybe a month. I just checked and he said they are at capacity in the ICU with no beds available and are trying to get more ICU beds setup. They are now swamped with Covid patients. So I apologize for the previous misinformation.
    8 points
  45. moguy1973

    Old Picture!

    One of the few fishing pictures of me I have readily available from my youth. Circa 1985 when I was 12. Table Rock Dam.
    8 points
  46. laker67

    Last Fish in 2020

    I was unable to retrieve this from my wife's old phone, so I took a picture of a picture. My last lunker brown for 2020 caught at thanksgiving
    8 points
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