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  1. 8 points
    Quillback

    Big M area, November 16

    Hit the road a little later in the morning than I usually do, thinking that when I got to Big M, sun would out, fog would be burned off, and it would be at least above freezing. Got there about 9 AM and it was foggy and 30 degrees. πŸ˜ƒ Well I was there, so might as well get the boat in the water and start. Pretty much was a Ned fishing day for me. Fished it slow and fairly deep near or on the bottom. Never was hot fishing, but could get a bite or two here and there. Mostly off steep rocky banks or rocky points. Most fish were in 10-20 FOW, but I did catch one spot in 35 FOW off a bluff, had several hookups off that bluff spot, but only got one in the boat. Caught one spot on a Pointer 78. Water right by Big M was fairly clear, 3 feet of viz maybe, going down stream in the point 23 area and it was pea soup green. Didn't seem to faze the fish, I think it might have been better in the murkier water. Caught 14 bass, one small walleye. 5 of the bass were keepers, 3 of the keepers were smallies. Not too many people on the water on deer opener morning. WT 52-55
  2. 5 points
    Mitch f

    What's Cooking?

    The Payoff....melted in your mouth
  3. 4 points
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    I can't match smoked brisket, but last night I used the rest of the fillets in the package I thawed Friday. Sauteed walleye with a lemon caper butter sauce.
  4. 3 points
    I was watching Kelly G. do an old classic hares ear wet fly on YT and I kinda chuckled because at the beginning he said he hadn't tied one in over 20 years, and at the end of the video he says "I fish these all the time". πŸ˜‚ No doubt it's a good fly, a REAL good one, but I haven't tied one in 20 years either. This got me to thinking about the flys that I truly do fish all the time, the ones whose materials are always on top of the bench because I'm always having to tie more of them. Here are mine....and I'd be real interested in hearing what YOURS are, if you aren't too tight lipped to share. Trout:. #12 Mohair freakin' leach (olive & Amber), #16 tan Trout crack, #14 olive copper John. Smallies: #2 Bulkhead Deciever, #2 Mudbug, #2 Sneaky Pete. White bass: #6 & #4 freakin' CLOUSERS, #4 gray/white & chart./wht. Bulkhead Deciever, #2 pink/wht & black/wht. Rabbit Strip muddler. Any of the above I can literally tie flawlessly in my sleep or while stone blind drunk. So, c'mon let's hear it. 😊
  5. 3 points
    Foghorn

    The flys that you are forever tying ?

    After the 3 day C&R opening weekend, I got an express order from the Mrs. for some sized 16-18 scuds. Like Laker, most of the patterns were some shade of gray plus some brown/beige colored ones. Next up appears to be some RFSQ nymphs with and without bead heads. Might even tie some of those secret gray scuds that Laker gave to the Mrs. to fish and neglected to share with me. As they both pounded the fish in the main outlet at BSSP. πŸ˜‚
  6. 3 points
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    Thanks for the website mention and comment. This morning the beautiful wife made a great breakfast. Blueberry cornbread.
  7. 2 points
    Quillback

    Cold water survival video

    Saw this on another forum, pretty interesting. Reinforces the notion that if you're out on the water, especially on cold water, wear a life jacket!
  8. 2 points
    merc1997

    Big M area, November 16

    i fished the kings the other day, and had good success on the doodle also. color was a foot or less, but hardly any bite was up shallow. all in that 10 to 20 ft. range. another tactic for these conditions would be a split shot french fry. but, i fished the same doodle and jig head all day. by the way, i see you mentioned having issues keeping some bites on. this is why i have gone to using braid for everything. i am fishing the doodle on 10 lb. test hi-vis yellow braid, tied straight to the bait. a quick flick of the rod, and the hook is instantly buried. plus, you feel the bites much better. bo
  9. 2 points
    There was a discussion once way back when on 'suggestive" patterns. With my skills at the vise, my scuds are suggestive at best. But I can tie several in a short period of time. Pick out the best looking ones and head to the creek.
  10. 2 points
    Terrierman

    Lifetime Fishing Permit Question

    So is life insurance with that point of view.
  11. 2 points
    dan hufferd

    Lyric's heard wrong

    How about Nirvana the mash potatoes, here we are now mash potatoes, instead of entertain us. I remember weird al yankovic ?
  12. 2 points
    Dock-in-it

    Kim City - Nov 14 - General Info

    There is a deep spoon bite that happens this time of year that is not mentioned very much and it lasts for about an hour first thing in the morning. It involves 'resident fish' in a feeding frenzy with very limited shad in the area. I prefer deep spawning coves and some mid creek locations. The resident fish will feed around a dominant feature (trees,,etc) and then just fade away. This morning I caught all three species fishing vertical in a deep spawning cove (spoon and ice jig). I tried casting to them with a spoon and swimbait, but the vertical presentation worked best. This morning, I could see the fish feeding from 20 to 50 ft. The LM in the picture was at 47ft.
  13. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    Future trip help

    Hey guys, My wife and I decided to go to Yellowstone Park in 2021. I'm looking for some tips or advice on what or what not to do. We're thinking late August to try to avoid at least some of the crowds. Two weeks and we're driving. We want to go north through the Badlands and generally take our time to sight see, hike, horse back rides, fish and whatever other activity we can find. We want to home base for a while around the park to immerse ourselves in the atmosphere not just drive through like I've done when I was a kid. Fire away!!! Pete
  14. 1 point
    Yes that would be whatever hits the water just prior to the guy fishing beside you.
  15. 1 point
    Are you trying to make me feel guilty? I should note though, that Foghorn gave a secret fly that I caught 19 lunker brown trout on.
  16. 1 point
    There's a secret fly for the hatchery outlet ? 🀭
  17. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    What's Cooking?

    Seems like we never show breakfast. Since I had to get up early to get my wife off to her deer stand I decided to make breakfast for myself and mom. Cinnamon pancakes, half with raspberry preserves and the other half with syrup. Link sausages and a couple over easy eggs so they ooze everywhere when cut into.
  18. 1 point
    Rootman

    11-16

    Put in at RB about 8 am, water temp was 44, fished brush piles around bridge pillars. Caught crappie in 20-30 ft using bobby garlands, blue/silver with silver flakes seemed to work best. Ended up with 15 nice crappie but had to work to get them. Water temp was close to 48 when got off lake at 3 pm. Took home for some nice filets.
  19. 1 point
    tjm

    The flys that you are forever tying ?

    My most frequent ties for trout would be called variants, palmers, and wingless wets, I guess. I did tie some Adams 2-3 years ago that were true to pattern. Bass get mostly modified gurglers, pig boats and sort of buggers. I only get on the water about 40-50 days a year anymore and a single tying session will usually catch up most of the loss. If you'd asked me back in the early '80's when I was tying two-three times a week and fishing almost every day the list would have been a lot more specific and longer. laker 67, I believe suggestive is as good or better than imitative and they tie up a lot faster. Hence the variants.
  20. 1 point
    I’m a purist. Eggs and wormsπŸ˜† Buggers too I guess.
  21. 1 point
    Dutch

    A-Rig

    My stock never runs out. I have a mold. I also use flukes and have a mold.
  22. 1 point
    For trout I tie scuds in size 14, 16, and 18. Color is not important as long as it is gray.
  23. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Lyric's heard wrong

    I'm normally a chill, kinda cruise the speed limit kinda driver.... mostly because I have a personality that cops and state troopers can't seem to appreciate, and any interaction with them always turns out bad for me. But last Saturday on my way to Bennett I got behind a dude in a black Chevy that was in a really big hurry and I had a guy in a white Ford behind me that wasn't gonna get left behind by a fisherman in a Tahoe. I decided that as long as I had "Rocking Chair" position I was safe from getting a court date....so from Greenview to Lebanon the three of us made record time. I never did hit triple digits but it was 95ish pretty much the whole stretch, only coasted below 85 once for about a 1/2 mile while waiting for a window to pass a group of pokey puppies. It was the next best thing to being teleported. πŸ˜€
  24. 1 point
    Gavin

    What's Cooking?

    Good smoke ring. Usually separate the point & flat but that looks like a brisket should. Great job!
  25. 1 point
    I’d have to say a trip to the boundary waters for a week. Or any trip to some trophy smallmouth waters.
  26. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    What's Cooking?

    https://www.ozarkrevenge.com/2016/05/summer-special-fish-burgers-with-fruit.html?m=1 I think this is the one I used. RPS has lots of recipes on that site. I also used the walleye chowder but substituted white bass and it was fabulous, probably even work with your "Mutt" white bass.
  27. 1 point
    Bushbeater

    Lifetime Fishing Permit Question

    With the holidays coming, it would make a great gift for a child or grandchild. My son got one as a gift from my father when he was about 14, he's over 40 now so has saved what? about $300 plus never having to hassle with buying. He has a nice brass card and some conservation officers mentioned it's the first one they've seen. So grampa buy that kid one.
  28. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    Lyric's heard wrong

    He's a secret asian man! Secret asian man! Instead of secret agent man 😁! I'm a cowboy, on a stale horse I ride.
  29. 1 point
    I realize your venting but it seems like the TRL guys are complaining all the time too about high water. Cracks me up. I wish they would just get rid of the dams and show everyone what real flooding looks like.
  30. 1 point
    Gavin

    Lyric's heard wrong

    Dirty deeds and they are done with sheepπŸ˜€
  31. 0 points
    Gavin

    Lifetime Fishing Permit Question

    MDC Lifetime permits are a bad value. You do not know what life will toss at you.
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