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  1. 11 points
    Took the hunting and fishing club kids from the school district I'm employed at down to Maramec Springs for our annual field trip. The water was slightly up and dingy, but the fish bit very well. Lots of really nice fish in the stream. I measured a couple that the kids caught that broke the 15" mark. One kid had one that I'm certain was 16-17", but he released it so he didn't have to stop fishing as he already had three on the stringer. An orange trout worm was by far the best bait. Several kids who had never trout fished before used that worm all day long and caught 10 or more trout. Every single kid that went caught trout and most caught at least a limit, but many only kept three so they could fish all day. I caught most of mine on the worm as well, but also had a couple on a black/yellow marabou jig and a white trout magnet. This was by far the best fish catching trip that we've had since I took over the club five or six years ago.
  2. 5 points
    riverman

    White bass run

    This was on his fourth cast
  3. 4 points
    tjm

    Al Gore

    While wearing clothes made of petroleum as well. Having hauled themselves and the plastic boats there with oil/gas burning vehicles. Mankind really has perfected hypocrisy.
  4. 4 points
    JamiePatterson

    So. Much. Water!!!!

    Took the kids and a few friends up to the river. Holy smokes! Way to much water for the kiddos to bait fish. Managed to catch a few but it was rough. Got to do a little adult fishing in between. Ended up with a nice double with a 23” and a 21 1/2” -the shorter fish was actually heavier. Next fish 100yds down the bank was a 20 1/4” brown lol. Big flows = heavy baits and lots of lost lures. That, and taking all the wives out for a couple hours (so many jigs adorning tree limbs now) means I’m about to send a bunch of money Richard Cross’s way lol.
  5. 4 points
    Blll

    Another Possible Drowning

    Thumbs, you're so right about "too often". Since we moved here in 2014, I'm amazed by the number of drownings on Beaver. It's not that busy compared to many other waters. I'm thinking our blessing of being able to fish all year has something to do with it. If I recall, most of the incidents happen in the cold water season. You guys have convinced me that the inflatable stays on. I fish alone most of the time and I always ask the BIG GUY for a safe trip, not biting fish. Happy 1st Day of Spring!
  6. 4 points
    Amery

    Trip to dry run

    I love Arkansas. My buddy Chef invited us to Norfork for a mini spring break. We had a cabin full of kids and the best weather of the year. No big ones but plenty of bites. I’m searching for an industrial electrician gig in that region so we can relocate.
  7. 3 points
    fishinwrench

    Al Gore

    Whaddaya make of a bunch of guys that throw a fit about you being a "welcher", and then when you, WITHIN MINUTES, say "Fine, I'll pay right now", they then say...... Nope, I don't want it ? 😶 It's like arguing with a bunch of 13 year old females. And the hell of it is.....I didn't even start the argument to begin with, I was just defending my right to have an independent thought.
  8. 3 points
    I have fished every year. I am still waiting to have a fish worth weighing. I do enjoy the degenerates attending, though.
  9. 3 points
    Amery

    Trip to dry run

  10. 2 points
    Chief Grey Bear

    Al Gore

  11. 2 points
    Looks like a decent morning with some rain later in the AM, but doesn't look to be any T-storms. We'll set up by the pavilion which is right off the entrance road, you can't miss it. I plan to get there around 0630.
  12. 2 points
    freefallin

    BEEN KINDA QUIET....

    Well just home this evening from 3 day camping in Florida (storms took out both of my guided trips). The 2019 Classic was awesome with Friday being the prime day. I actually got in a couple hours early by following in a bunch of vendors wearing my Bass U hat which had a huge booth. Saturday and Sunday had 1/4 mile lines outside the Expo waiting to get in the door. A lot of tackle deals to be had (buy one rod get two free, dozens of 5 gallon buckets full with unboxed 13, Daiwa, Lews, Shimano etc reels as low as $19.99 The Vexus world fiberglass unveiling was almost religious in the fervor of the folks attending. I easily met 20 folks who said they were a dealer. I would go again. Hoping to be on Stockton Friday up front.
  13. 2 points
    bfishn

    Al Gore

    Yep. Fortunately, while social media debates the pros and cons of renewable energy, there's a bunch of really smart and motivated people that have grasped the concept of selling sunshine and wind... My Grandpa had a windmill that spun a 12V generator that powered a pump that filled his stock tanks before he ever got electricity. Long after the neighbors had REA power , he refused to connect. People are funny creatures.
  14. 2 points
    Ryan Titus will be fishing with me in my boat. I’m pretty sure we are going to be targeting crappie and walleye. I usually catch a bass or two by accident doing that.
  15. 2 points
    Old plug

    Another Possible Drowning

    I am staring to wear a inflateable even on the dock. At almost 80 I do not take chances anymore. Kids in sister on it.
  16. 2 points
    liphunter

    Al Gore

    🐟Fishbook🐟 Statistics: 🐟Fshbook🐟 ("more commonly known as the Al Gore thread") has generated the following statistics to date: 32 Oh Yea's!!! 23 You take that backs 276 little smiley faces 18 little confused faces. 2 little sad faces Has single handedly rewritten and/or created the new bullying policy on OA And last but not least, to date, has generated 13 hurt feelings reports. Don't stop now
  17. 2 points
    BilletHead

    Walter (walleye) Chowder

    Nope! We were trying to decide what to thaw for dinner/lunch. You just made that decision much, much more easy . BilletHead
  18. 2 points
    I was there at Fellows on Sunday and the water was 43-44. I threw chatterbait, lipless, and worm in 22-30 FTW. Nothing. I think it is still too cold for Bass to turn on anyway. Just fished from noon to 4.
  19. 2 points
    I’ve never fished a bass tournament before, but this seems like a perfect start! That trophy lasts much longer than any money I’d inevitably spend on lures!
  20. 2 points
    Dutch

    Turkey Creek

    I've fished it for years and I've seen guys run it flat out but I've also seen it low and know where a lot of hazards are. I only run it part way back left of center then pull up and idle on back. I am not mad at my lower unit nor do I have the cojones for that ride.
  21. 2 points
    Gentleman, I am looking forward to the great event this year. Last year, I began a project to build bass jigs and use the proceeds to support a youth ministry in my church. After a year of prayer, and working to improve my skills as a jig maker, I have began my mission. I have started a small business called "Mishin' Fishin Jigs" (name came from a OA member, THANK YOU!). I will be bring down my first batch of jigs to the event. All proceeds will go to a scholarship to support on of the youth in my church to attend ONE WEEK. ONE WEEK is a church camp for our kids in Illinois. It was on my heart to help 1-2 kids per year get to the camp. All jigs will be: 1 for $3 or 2 for $5 Below are some sample colors:
  22. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    Al Gore

    For nuke plants things like earthquakes and apparently Tsunamis are bad. I doubt a tornado could do much to them except for minor damage. Biggest threats to them otherwise seem to be multiple failures within as they have redundant systems. Of course there are several different types of designs. What I want is a reactor that i can load with everyone's trash and garbage, use it to produce electricity, compost, recyclables and clean water, at a low design and build cost, and cheap/easy to operate. Is that too much to ask. Some of the landfills that use the methane produced to run generators, heat buildings etc. Well that is awesome just not practical on a large scale sadly.
  23. 1 point
    Seth

    Water color upper Gravois

    Everybody wanting to give you their hard earned money so they can go fishing and you're depriving them of this. BACK TO WORK!
  24. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    Al Gore

    Generally dams are designed to withstand a pretty substantial earthquake. And they get checked regularly for changes in alignment etc. Some have automated devices that use laser measurements etc. I know very little to nothing about Bagnell however.
  25. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Water color upper Gravois

    FML! Spring has sprung, and here I set with a yard full of boats and people calling every 10 minutes to ask "is it done yet?" I'm gonna throw a shoe myself, pretty quick, if everyone doesn't just settle down.
  26. 1 point
    Old plug

    Water color upper Gravois

    I know what your thinking Seth the dark color should color will absorb more sunlight and heat up better. But if the sunlight is not getting through. Then the water below there does not heat up much at all. Maybe I am wrong and it is effecting my fishing. When its this water is this cold and murky I just do not want to go mainly. I know thought that close to the bank on a sunny day I might be able to do well by following the sun. To old to work at it.
  27. 1 point
    siusaluki

    Water color upper Gravois

    The top few feet will warm faster if dirty, but the bottom water stays colder when compared to clear water. Fish shallow if the water is muddy and the sun is shining.
  28. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    Al Gore

    You made me curious as I sit here awaiting the well repair guy to show up so I released my Google foo. Wind turbines appear to very tough where high wind is involved, they have a sensor that will cut out the generator when wind speed hits whatever the level is set at, say 55mph. It will then begin to feather the blade angle so they don't spin. Several have even gone through hurricanes and gone back on line as soon as wind speeds dropped back within limits. Some didn't survive, seems the Chinese made ones in particular. A direct hit from a EF5 tornado has higher wind speeds, but a much smaller footprint, so a big tornado could carve a path through a big wind farm might take out some of them but not all. Pretry cool to me, had never really thought about it before.
  29. 1 point
    mojorig

    WALLEYE ?

    The Walleye will be spawning over the next few weeks on Norfork. There are two types of Walleye spawners on Norfork. Some Walleye will run up the major feeder creeks to spawn on or near the first shoal. Other Walleye will spawn on the main lake. Those are the ones we will target when sampling down by the dam. We will be conducting our annual sample on Norfork Lake, next week. We usually sample when the water temperature is between 52 and 55. If you are interested in fishing for Walleye on Norfork Lake, I would suggest joining the Twin Lakes Walleye Club. They have a big club with lots of members that can flat out catch fish. https://www.twinlakeswalleyeclub.com/
  30. 1 point
    siusaluki

    Al Gore

    1. They've got these things called power transmission lines that can take power from where it is produced to where it is needed. I bet you've seen them before. Is there not wind in the ozarks? 2. Of course, farmer's make some $$$ on that deal as well. 3. I'm guessing the insurance policy on a nuclear power plant or coal fired plant isn't exactly cheap. I have no idea how often they are taken out by tornado's, maybe you can spend some time finding that info yourself? What happens if a coal or nuke plant gets hit by a tornado? Flood? Earthquake?
  31. 1 point
    MoCarp

    Al Gore

    🤣😂😅😘 😬😳 Kinda like home schooling kids to “ protect the narrative” yet when they get into the real world to learn truths they get mad and mom n dad.
  32. 1 point
    No, banks are not public access, except for gravel bars. Any higher bank is private property unless owned by the state. So if you were walking along the higher bank and not on a gravel bar, you were trespassing. I'm sure the landowner decided he had had enough of people tromping along the river on his property and asked MDC to put up the signs. If you started at the access and waded and walked only on the gravel bars, you would be within your rights.
  33. 1 point
    Terrierman

    Al Gore

    That's a very minor flaw. I've always admired you from afar and now it's nice to know why.
  34. 1 point
    liphunter

    Another Possible Drowning

    I agree old plug. I am becoming more conscious of that as well. I started wearing one those inflatables, even while fishing in cold water... As we all know, even if your a good swimmer. That cold water will drain you quick...
  35. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    Al Gore

    I am so confused now. Somehow the windmills cause white bass to cross with hybrids and make hybrid hybrids, solar panels are causing the floods, and as a reward some has to eat white castle food that Fishing Wrench is carrying in his man purse?? I am gonna strive to be more like Dutch.
  36. 1 point
    BilletHead

    Al Gore

    Talent man pure talent! Is that anything like Kim Kardashian sitting a beer mug on her rear? BilletHead
  37. 1 point
    BilletHead

    Al Gore

    That also explains why some of the people I know are off kilter, not playing with a full deck and a brick shy of a load. Just glad my head is round and no puddles form when I get caught in a rain :), BilletHead
  38. 1 point
    Ricky Searcy at Bella Vista Marine is a great mechanic. Treat you right and do good work
  39. 1 point
    riverman

    White bass run

    BilletHead it was a complete block during gigging season haven’t been up there since there has been more water running through
  40. 1 point
    Harps

    Al Gore

    Ways to have fun with cars.
  41. 1 point
    BilletHead

    White bass run

    At least I can now trim trees while being in spot lock mode🤣. Reckon how safe that will be? BilletHead
  42. 1 point
    Joenothum

    March 18th Big Bass

    After the weekend I had fishing down in the Tucker area, I couldn't help myself and loaded up and put in on the upper end after work. Not two or three casts in, I caught this fish. When his head first came up, I honestly thought it was a 10. The head was the right proportions. I quickly netted it and put it in the well and called a buddy to meet me at the ramp with a scale. When he got there and I pulled the fish out and looked it over. It was actually kind of a bummer (ok not really catching big fish is awesome). The fish was a male; pointed knobby lower jaw, very very skinny. But despite that, the fish measured 24" long and weighted just shy of 6 1/2#. Got a couple pics and turned it back! Great fish but I could only imagine if it was a pre-spawn female I would think it would have been in the 8 pound range!
  43. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Al Gore

    Honestly, I'm inclined to believe that if wind generators were cost effective and a wise investment then the folks with big money and investment options would be all over it. I'm sure they've looked into it and decided "oh hell no"!
  44. 1 point
    Daryk Campbell Sr

    Al Gore

    I appreciate your contributions. Please continue. I share alot of the same views as you. I don't understand what is wrong with someone having a different viewpoint, and also what is wrong with thinking for yourself. Just try to fathom what possibilities could be. It's really eye opening. The world IS round. (Spherical).
  45. 1 point
    rps

    WALLEYE ?

    I am moving from the lake in June. However, I would enjoy coming back over to show you what I have learned. Let me know.
  46. 1 point
    Bill Babler

    Kim City - Mar 16th - Swimbait

    Kind of Harsh. IF your catching fish right now with anything other than dynamite more power to you. I appreciate and respect the time it takes for anyone to make a report, not to mention giving away methods to catch keeper fish. Dock is doing a great job and we all thank him and look forward to his reports. I also appreciate the other hundreds of posters that truly make this forum a keeper for sure. Good Luck
  47. 1 point
    dtrs5kprs

    Missile Baits Ned Bomb

    Generally. Busy spring. Oldest graduates in May. Just finished basketball and powerlifting seasons (girls repeated as 5A state lifting champs). Swimming now, lol. Working on a tin boat with the boy. May or may not have been sighted in Springfield yesterday 😉.
  48. 1 point
    Dutch

    Too early on Stockton

    I saw 42-47 in the other arm but got skunked. I'm heading back to the rock.
  49. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    Problems, Problems

    I’ve always wanted a tractor. HOA keepin me down.
  50. 1 point
    Quillback

    Indian Creek, March 10

    Put in 6 hours today, launching at 0730 and fishing until 1:30 PM. It was very slow, caught 3 bass total, one was a 16" smallie, the other 2 were 12 inchers. Fished deep and shallow, main lake, back in the coves, just could not find any fish. Tried jerk baits, and a 2.8 Keitech, the three I caught all came on the Ned rig. WT was 43, there's some stained water back in the coves, but it's pretty clear in the dam basin area.
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