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  1. 6 points
    I have been wanting to fish for quite a while now. There is a stream local to me that I have been wanting to get on. The spring time had many floods and high waters. I have a health condition that keeps me out of "dirty" water. I attract infection. This water is very shallow and since @drew03cmc posted his top water success, I decided now was my time to visit said stream. It was clear, and shallow. I did no ot have any top water lures in my van with my tackle. So I used a crank bait,( shallow diver orange craw) very slow to start. A couple looks, partial follows, and that was it. I put on a Rick Clunn shad shallow diver. Caught a small Kentucky. Nothing else. I moved on down, and tried with no success. Seen a couple just below a riffle, targeted them, my first smallie. (Again). Nothing of size, and to be honest not much fight. I hung up, lost a lure, put on a rooster tail. That's what I got the smallie on. Seen a couple small Walters. It was getting darker quickly but I wanted to keep going. My wife and daughter are at camp, and my son is staying at a friend's house. I can stay out as long as I want, aside from the park where my van is, closes at dusk. I managed one more, another green fish. It was larger yet. Gonna get up early, if no rain, I have another spot in mind.
  2. 1 point
    vernon

    It’s Getting Started

    We went over there when we were down in May and, believe it or not, she didn't much care for it and has no desire to go back. You see, the problem was, she got exactly what she ordered 🤫 - a bunch of fried stuff and then complained that it was, well, a bunch of fried stuff! 😳 Now, my brother and me, that's an entirely different story. We could close our eyes and point anywhere on the menu and be happy as a (fried) clam!
  3. 1 point
    JUNGLE JIM 1

    California Gills

    Was out there for a week and had a blast fishing for gills at Lake Perris. Caught my personal best right at 12" with a girth of 15.5". It was just under 2.5 lbs. Bluegills here have been averaging 9-10", wish I could find them that size here. I know 3 lbers are swimming in this lake.
  4. 1 point
    drew03cmc

    Somewhere in Jefferson County.

    I'm glad you could get out. It's refreshing to escape. Keep on them!
  5. 1 point
    WWM

    Shell Knob to Baxter

    I’m sure we crossed paths. I went out of Baxter at 6:45 and made it up to the shell knob bridge. Got off the water at 3:30. Had probably 15 with 6 that measured. Finesse jig, single swim bait, and drop shot. Lost my best fish of the day probably a 4lber. 👎 On to the next one.
  6. 1 point
    Fishrman

    Shell Knob to Baxter

    Lots of wind today fished from about 9 to 3. Caught 8 with 4 keepers, all came on spinner and plopper. Caught some out of cedars today, 2 good ones. WT 82
  7. 1 point
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    Cheesy corn chowder. Biscuits on the side. https://www.ozarkrevenge.com/2019/09/cheesy-corn-chowder.html
  8. 1 point
    drew03cmc

    Other Ozark Stream

    I had a similar experience in that I flipped my Ziggy under the bridge I accessed at and hooked one right after it landed and as the fish ran around, all 12" of it, a 10" smallie latched on the other hook and I almost caught my first double. I always love walking the bait back in and seeing the wakes come after the bait and then kersploosh, it's gone.
  9. 1 point
    Quillback

    Shell Knob to Baxter

    Good to hear, I think we have finally broken out of the hot weather cycle.
  10. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    What's Cooking?

    The dirty T shirt approval is on tonight's meal. Venison loin from the grill, sautéed squash from the garden, and some corn on the cob from Dollar General since they are the only store left in town.
  11. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    Other Ozark Stream

    I love seeing multiple wakes going after my top water bait in shallow creeks. Always exciting to see who hits it first😀. I fished the pool beneath a briidge on a similar skinny creek. Had ten wakes go after my bait. Caught five on the top water and three others on a fluke. That was fun😀.
  12. 1 point
    They killed this one up there today.
  13. 1 point
    I've fished a small tributary of the Meramec that gets pretty low in the summer. There's parts where it's only a foot across between the pools and the pools are only a couple feet deep. Still holds some small mouth in those conditions and they are pretty eager to eat usually too.
  14. 1 point
    LukeD

    It’s Getting Started

    anyone been in the Aunts creek or Kimberling area. Big jig and point bite happening there yet? cant wait to get down there that kind of fishing is one of my favorites
  15. 1 point
    vernon

    darn area 2.0

    I'm sure I'm missing something. Heck, I usually have to reset both units temp and depth readings as they randomly switch from "Local" to "Global" and I don't get why there even IS a Global. Who wants depth and temp readings that aren't accurate and the Global ain't! Temp will vary 8 - 10 degrees too high and depth will be off an equal number of feet. I've messed with the menu options on these things for over three years now and haven't gained an inch. I'll take a couple pics later to show what I'm talking about. Or at least what I THINK I'm talking about!
  16. 1 point
    vernon

    darn area 2.0

    Actually I have. And I've been to the Lowrance tutorial video site (I don't know how many more times I can listen to that "Hi, I'm Billy Barroo, Lowrance product expert.) That's just how stupid I am. Plus, I have the ultimate Negative Nancy attitude in that I've absolutely HATED these Lowrance units since the day I got them. I'd had Humminbird for a couple hundred years prior and have not been able to get over the brand bias I guess but they just seemed SO much easier to use. And, like I said earlier, NOW it's personal! 🤬
  17. 1 point
    Patlock

    darn area 2.0

    I took this screen shot when a bunch of gar blew up all around the boat.
  18. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    darn area 2.0

    I Played golf with a proctologist and he was one of the wittiest people I’ve ever met. He always brought granola bars for a snack😆
  19. 1 point
    bobby b.

    darn area 2.0

    That's true, I just had a colonoscopy and the doctor told me that he learned how to do it on U-tube.😅
  20. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    darn area 2.0

    Have you looked on YouTube? Heck I changed out a solenoid, cooling fan and ice maker on frig using it.
  21. 1 point
    vernon

    It’s Getting Started

    Actually, you just missed me! We were there last week and I decided to "bring the heat" this time instead of rain and it seemed to work equally well insofar as making it some kind of miserable. I didn't bother posting anything regarding fishing as I don't think I spent more than a couple of hours total even trying until Friday. That's when the clouds rolled in and it rained off and on and was downright pleasant out there. Of course that didn't even remotely qualify as a Vernon type rain! Caught three fish the entire time dragging jigs around in 15 - 20 foot of water kinda like Bill and everybody else has alluded to but with not nearly the level of success. In fact on Friday when conditions seemed near perfect I jumped points and extended gravel for a good six hours and never got a sniff. I'm not very good....... We did get in some quality boat riding though as that's what Kathy enjoys most this time of the year and I'm typically happy to oblige her since the fishing is usually so tuff even on the days that the heat index isn't 110. Made the trip one day from Indian Point up the White toward Beaver Dam. That was good for about six hours roundtrip and about 25 gallons of gas! I dunno how close we actually were to the dam but the water was up enough that it was the farthest we've ever made it in the 'ol Ranger. Water temp was a brisk 44 degrees which felt even colder on the toes when compared to the bathwater that was the main lake. I had hoped to spend some time experimenting with Bo's Big Wobbler but Tackle Warehouse kinda let me down. Ordered a half dozen Wobblers and a couple of spools of line on Wednesday the 28th of August and as of Monday the 9th of September they had made it all the way to LOS ANGELES!! Finally arrived at the house on Wednesday the 11th! Can't say as I ever remember it taking more than four or five days for an order from them to get here but, boy, not this time. Hoping to get back down y'all's way later in October to see if I can make it SNOW! 🥶
  22. 1 point
    vernon

    darn area 2.0

    That's good stuff Bill. If you don't mind my asking, how do you adjust your chart settings relative to shading to get the background color scheme shown in your photos? I can never figure out how to get a decent representation on mine, especially my HDS 9. While I realize that the 9 and 12 are the same unit (with the exception of screen size of course) I flat can't seem to get the colors/shading adjusted to anything that looks "right" if you know what I mean. In fact, my HDS 9 typically displays all water in solid white. I've messed with these things in the garage and on the water for way more hours than I've fished with them and it's beginning to become a personal thing! Thanks!
  23. 1 point
    merc1997

    monday and wednesday night

    the catching can be really good when you find them, but they will not be just everywhere. bites are still in the 20 to 25 ft range for the most part, but you will get the occasional bite a bit shallower once in a while. on monday, leonard and i ended up with 20 keepers or so, and it one of those deals where the spot happened to be bait specific. caught them pretty good in one area on a 3/4 oz. GrassJig. the Black Widow bite never happened for us. it was the GrassJig on the 1 oz. Elite Mega Jig. we caught a bunch in another area all on the big wobbler, and they would have nothing to do with a jig or the Black Widow. Wednesday night was different. took ol' Sleepy Knickmeyer with me. his eyes always manage to be shut when you take a pic😂. same depth, different spots. but, started out just wrecking them on the big wobbler, and ended up after that getting everyone on the 1 oz. Elite Black Widow. did not take any pics with leonard. he does not like taking them. one reason is he can't see to read what is on the camera and won't wear glasses, and if he does ever take one, it is always blurry, so not worth the effort. knickmeyer and i did take some, and if leonard would have taken pics, they would look pretty much just like the ones that knickmeyer and i took. we also had 20 keepers or so. bo
  24. 0 points
    jdmidwest

    I Lost a Horse Today.

    Saturday started off normal. Spent some time with the Grandkid and off to the farm for chores. Luckily, he stayed behind with Grandma. Stopped on the way and picked up lunch for Dad and I and fought the hurricane winds along the way, rocking the truck from side to side. Rolled into the farm and Dad was on the tractor. Doc was down and he needed me to open the gate. ??? Tide had turned for the worse in a few seconds. Down thru the barnyard and thru the gates into the horse yard. Sure enough, the horse that Dad had been so proud of, Sired many a colt, and had been King of the barnyard was wallowing in a watering pond, barely holding his head above water. I saw, and knew what was coming. He had been in there a while, lungs filled with water and he was wore out. Too far out to reach. I sent Dad for a halter and some rope as I assessed the situation. I knew how it was going to end, but I tried. So did Doc. I retreated for water boots and something else. I got back down to the pond and Doc had done his best. His last lunge brought his head back to the bank. I worked his halter on, all I could do to lift his large head to get it under it. He was slipping, strenght was gone. We hooked him up to the tractor and drug him out. His back leg was broke and twisted under, and looking at it, probably had been there all night. I sent Dad off. After he was out of sight, I did what had to been done. I stayed with him until his last breath. We called an excavator and dug a hole, buried him there in the horse pasture. Doc was born about the same time as my daughter. Dad raised him from a Colt and he became a fine horse. I have rode Doc too, as did my daughter. He was a part of the family.
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