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  1. 14 points
    Lifes2Short

    11/10 crappie!

    Cooperative crappie on a beautiful day at the lake! Jigs on brush in 15 to 20 feet of water. Water temps 52 #solosunday #leftumbiting
  2. 8 points
    fishinwrench

    C&R scouting mission

    It was a blast. Made a pass through the high bank hole and we both caught 8-10 apiece on various nymphs, then went up to Z1 and put on a genuine dry fly clinic. The ol' 9mm Wrench coaxed a bunch of risers, several of which nosed up to the fly, studied it for what seemed like an eternity....then slurped it in. Amber had a solid 20+ incher that got out of her hands while I was digging out my phone to snap a pic. It was her biggest dry fly fish to date. We were getting a lot of steady risers when the whistle blew. I wish they'd blow that sucker an hour later, 4:00 is right in the middle of prime dry fly time. Tons of little celery flys in the air.
  3. 5 points
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    Tonight: Strip steak, roasted red potatoes, and a bit of cheesy cauliflower and broccoli casserole.
  4. 5 points
    WoundedOne

    Thanks Veterans

    Thanks to all of you who have served to keep this Country safe. USA..
  5. 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.
  6. 4 points
    But then you look over at Illinois that are just about doubling their fishing licenses next year. Never know when that's going to happen either. One of these would protect you from having to pay more each year for increases.
  7. 4 points
    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.
  8. 4 points
    merc1997

    Big M Butt Kicking 11.9

    thanks for the screen shots, but you were wasting your time fishing at what you have got there. i would not have wasted anytime at all fishing at what you have on your screen. why? not enough bait gathered together, and really not much fish around that would even peak my interest. when the bait is all gathered in one area for 50 yards, then you might have something. keep looking and learning. bo
  9. 3 points
    Johnsfolly

    C&R scouting mission

    I will be back in Missouri the following week and likely to go to the park that weekend. Should be good unless there is flooding. Haven't looked out that far in the weather.
  10. 2 points
    ness

    C&R scouting mission

    Sounds like you need a better spot, better partners or both
  11. 2 points
    Look, I dont care if it's Johnny or whoever the hell, all I'm saying in the last several years something has changed. Could it possibly just be unusual weather patterns, maybe, but that's a big maybe. It's just awfully odd how Bull and Beav, especially Bull, is always way higher than Table Rock. Bout every fisherman I talk to locally grumbles about it, I'm just bringing it up for discussion and maybe stirring it up a bit. The Beaver thread has been dead for quit awhile, maybe at the very least this will wake it up.
  12. 2 points
    Jerry Rapp

    Is There Nothing That Can Be Done??

    good explanation RPS. Johnny Morris buying off the Corps, priceless. The people in the Water Control Office in Little Rock must really be enjoying this thread. It is threads like these that really make me take other threads (not related to fishing or Wrench's advice on outboard issues) with a big, big grain of salt.
  13. 2 points
    Holding water like a swing trader holds onto pork belly futures.... is not putting flood control on first priority. 🤔 If flood control is priority one, then the opportunity to let water go should never EVER get a pass.
  14. 2 points
    rps

    Is There Nothing That Can Be Done??

    Gentlemen, the problem you address has several variables you have not calculated. First, the laws enabling the dams sets flood control as the first priority with energy production second. The Corps assigns out the second priority to energy companies. They give those companies the authority to release or not between certain lake levels. The agreement reserves the right of the Corps to take over control to meet the first priority. That means the energy companies save up the water to generate in July, August, and September when KWH rates are higher to meet the demand for AC. However, when floods threaten people or crops downstream, the Corps steps in to manage flows. Please note the phrase crops downstream. The rice farmers below Bull Shoals exert enormous influence. If you track the flows versus the levels needed for planting and harvesting downstream of Calico Rock, you will find a remarkable match. The minimum flow regulations TU fought to implement were a small effort to break that control of flows by the downstream planters. In addition to to above, the reality is that Beaver can't hold a bucket, but Bull can. In between, TR is the stop gap/holding station. The Corps holds in Beaver as long as they can, then uses TR to manage flows into the deep well of BS. Last of all, the drainage today is not the drainage when the dams were built. In 1955 to 1965, the cities did not exist. They were towns without the enormous amounts of concrete roads dumping the water into the river instead of soaking in for a slow flow into the system. Do you really think the flow off the hill from Branson today is the same as the flow in 1960?. The management has had to change. In other words, your concerns - good fishing levels and good boating levels - are not on the list of priorities. The climatic and geographical facts have changed. And , last of all, you have no political clout to match Johnny and the rice growers. Although I agree with you, until you convince Congress to change the rules , you are s.o.o.l.
  15. 2 points
    fishinwrench

    Is There Nothing That Can Be Done??

    I haven't a dog in this one because it's out of my 5 county zone, but I'm almost compelled to jump in just on principal. I mean.....this my kinda fight. 🤟
  16. 2 points
    fishinwrench

    C&R scouting mission

    Last Saturday it was kinda crowded, but they all cleared out before noon on Sunday. When the whistle blew there was only about 5 cars in the park. It was nice. Monday probably would have been the ideal day to spend there.
  17. 2 points
    fishinwrench

    C&R scouting mission

    I desperately want to shove something into that pipe at the highbank so those fish will get back in the riffle where they belong. Putting that thing there was the worst decision ever.
  18. 2 points
    Congrats on some nice bass and crappie! Sounds like winter is trying to show up. Still having fall weather here in MD. Currently in low 60s. I want it to drop to get the deer moving again 😒.
  19. 2 points
    snagged in outlet 3

    What's Cooking?

    Rosemary chicken schnitzel and home grown tomatoes. That’s right homegrown. The farm in the bottoms have covered them in plastic and they are still getting some. I love jiffy cornbread!
  20. 1 point
    KLiK

    Lyric's heard wrong

    Had this discussion with a few friends in regards to song lyrics we misunderstood the first time, or maybe even for several years. Interested to know what others you all may have misheard. For several years I thought the lyrics in A Country Boy Can Survive went, "We can skin a buck or run a truck line" instead of "trot line." It wasn't until my mid 20's that I realized this.😄 Another was "Fool for the City", first time I swore he was saying the T word for a womans chest. 🤣
  21. 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.
  22. 1 point
    I’m a purist. Eggs and worms😆 Buggers too I guess.
  23. 1 point
    Flysmallie

    Lyric's heard wrong

    There is a reason I don’t own a motorcycle. Heck I’m dangerous enough in something with 4 wheels.
  24. 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.
  25. 1 point
    Mitch f

    What's Cooking?

    Yep, ran out of rub. As soon as I get back from the grocery store the rub begins!
  26. 1 point
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    Besides my invite, where da beans at?
  27. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    What's Cooking?

    A biologist could tell you why that is !
  28. 1 point
    JUNGLE JIM 1

    Mallard flank feathers

    Anyone shooting ducks? Hoping for some flank feathers.
  29. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    What's Cooking?

    Last couple nights was God eats, nothing overly exciting or photo worthy. Last night was some pan seared salmon to ight was a grilled pork loin. Sides and sauces were the more interesting. For the salmon I wanted to make a sauce and started with mayonnaise with some horseradish, garlic and lemon. Wasn't bad but didn't hit the right note. Second attempt was soy sauce with a lot of ginger from a squeeze bottle my wife had and some garloc powder. Now that one really worked well. So for the pork loin I also grilled a couple Portabellas and made a new sauce of soy, teriyaki, ginger, garlic and a little coca cola to lighten it up a bit, dang it was perfect for the pork. Maybe I will make some if my wife whacks a deer, bet it would be good brushed on a tenderloin and grilled too.
  30. 1 point
    They are used to that out there, aren't they? That's what makes their deep structure fishing so awesome. It isn't like the lakes in this part of the country where everything deeper than 15ft. or so is covered in a 3' deep blanket of silt and sludge. A 35ft. ledge or rock pile out there is something a fish would actually want to hangout around.
  31. 1 point
    Devan S.

    Is There Nothing That Can Be Done??

    We don't put much stock into anything they do or tell you yet we use stuff built, designed, and manufactured by them everyday. Don't worry I get it your not a facts and data guy. Shoot, ready, aim right? I'm well aware Johnny has interest in Table Rock Lake but the lake level being 915 or 930 doesn't matter to him. Life goes on at Big Cedar, Dogwood, Top of the Rock, and Bass Pro regardless of lake level.
  32. 1 point
    I was wondering where you were😆
  33. 1 point
    We supplied the vertical steel casing for the new Lake Mead tunnel shafts. That lake got so low they couldn't pull water from it because it got below the old shaft intake. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=lake+mead+tunnel+shafts&view=detail&mid=83CF938BD773604BA35E83CF938BD773604BA35E&FORM=VIRE
  34. 1 point
    GENTLE

    Is There Nothing That Can Be Done??

    Ask anyone who lives near a lake or makes their living from the lake, how they're effected having a flooded lake. I'm just saying, a massive lake like Bull Shoals just came up 8ft, from a 2" rain last week, that doesn't compute.
  35. 1 point
    Old plug

    Is There Nothing That Can Be Done??

    Your fish are more than likely shallow up in the flooded areas
  36. 1 point
    tjm

    Is There Nothing That Can Be Done??

    They didn't have to build all that crap in the flood zone, hard to feel sympathy for stupid. Every flood plain is surrounded by hills, people should live on hills. The Army just builds those dams so that they have a job, eh?
  37. 1 point
    Yep it's not cheap but they pack em in. I've been to a few around the country and they are all packed like that. We didn't get the T shots location in KC. There's also Drive Shack and Big Shots coming online too. I think Drive Shack is Titleist. The guy in the next office sells the poles for them, I sell pipe pile for bridges and marine work. Some of those base poles are 5' diameter pipe telescoping up to 2' diameter at the top.
  38. 1 point
    So does anyone think we still need a stocking program on Table Rock? I dont and never did after my diving experiences.. If anything we need to go o a 12" limit on spots
  39. 1 point
    We manufacture the net poles.
  40. 1 point
    slothman

    Limit in the cold

    Back when I first started teaching before I was married, I used to pray for snow days before Christmas so I could go duck hunting. Those were the days.
  41. 1 point
    You guys playing golf instead? 🥶
  42. 1 point
    Liprippa702

    Big M Butt Kicking 11.9

    We went Saturday and had no luck from big m to a little past eagle rock. Muddy water and cold. Was marking fish but not like normal. Caught one all day
  43. 1 point
    Quillback

    Big M Butt Kicking 11.9

    Sorry to hear you did not get into them, sounds like they have lock jaw. Does look like from the graph images that they were chasing the shad. Lots of water moving if the mudline is down at Big M, it hardly ever gets muddy there.
  44. 1 point
    merc1997

    the real catching is commencing

    after doing a lot of running and looking at a lot of water, figured out that many bass seemed to have skipped the shallow water and went straight to winter depths. maybe they know something we don't. looking at the forecast for next week, that could be true, brrr. started catching a lot of bass 50 to 55 feet deep the last two trips. that is about 20 to 25 feet deeper than normal for this calendar date. the 3/4 Zinc Spoon, and the 3/4 Naked GrassJIg loaded with a 3 or 4 inch swimmer is getting the job done. yesterday, toby and i manned the gun alone, but managed to get 14 keepers. plenty of shorts and several big whites. plus a bonus 5 lb. walter that fell to the GrassJig and swimmer. it was 56 ft. deep on the bottom. well, a few days of rain and gloom, a couple days of sunshine, and then winter temps. makes me wonder if i need to start looking at calling in some paybacks with some folks that live further south. i do love fishing this time of the year though. my kind of fishing. do a lot of looking, but catch a bunch when you find them, from one spot. i am a lazy basser. i like getting a lot of bites on a minimum amount of casts. by the way, even though these bass are 50 ft. deep, you still had to cast to them. vertical did not work. i understand that many love there video fishing, but a lot of the time, you will not catch the numbers, and most certainly not the quality that you can by sitting off of them and casting. bo
  45. 1 point
    Old plug

    Recent Big Bass Bas

    I have been absent on this forum for sometime. I have personal problems it's a sick widfe and my own health problems. I do want to give my congrats to the second place finisher Mike Harlan.. This young man is a personal friend. HE has a temendois amount of talent and deterimination to make all of us proud who know him. Just remember that name I think our going to see a lot more of it in the future .
  46. 1 point
    tjm

    Wader Boots?

    I would rather they err on the cautious side in the early stages of such invasions, because once the invasion in rooted in it is likely impossible to extirpate; example the carp. But I hope that when the follow up science proves the invasion a false scare that the states would follow Vermont's example and lift the ban, even though I personally never liked felt soles. I was wet wading in canvas shoes at the time Mo. banned the felt and exchanged emails with someone at MDC questioning if they too were banned, because the laces and insides would be just as apt to transfer organisms, he got a bit testy in his second or third reply and I dropped it. The boot washes were apparently never maintained from the start, installed and and forgotten. Like the pit toilets they used to have at some accesses that eventually got torn down, money gets allocated to build or install things but then the managers of an area never get money for maintenance or repairs. The accesses here are part of the Forestry division and Foresters seem to only visit an area when the timber is marketable. Makes me wonder if one division/agency built the boot washes and and another agency didn't care to maintain them? Areas like the parks that are coop managed probably have gray areas of responsibility where each agency can blame the other.
  47. 1 point
    nomolites

    Daughters first deer!

    👍🏻 I think that is an excellent caliber/rifle choice for kids too! Mike
  48. 1 point
    top_dollar

    8 bridge to scotts ford

    Floated from the hwy 8 bridge access (woodson woods?) down to scotts ford over the weekend. Temps were in the upper 20s in the mornings, up to mid 50s in the afternoon. Bluebird skies both days. Water was very clear, i guess that's typical though. I didn't realize you weren't supposed to use soft plastic baits on that stretch....i guess because of the trout? Anyway...the sign didn't say anything about jerkbaits, so that's what i used, hopefully they aren't against the rules too. My fly fishing friend sure caught a bunch of trout. I caught a couple of browns and a rainbow, but mostly smallmouth. It seemed like kinda slow fishing, but i didn't really know what to expect out of that stretch. I caught 12 fish the first day, and 13 the second day. 1 fish was a real beauty of a smallmouth, just shy of 19 inches. I caught it just below where the spring enters the river on an x-rap. An x-rap 8 and an 110+1 style jerkbait in natural colors were working well enough for me to not change. Id throw the x-rap in the riffles and shallow wash outs, and the 110+1 in the deeper pools.
  49. 1 point
    oneshot

    Rattlesnake

    People don’t realize how many Rattlesnakes are in Missouri. Seen Rattlers every place I’ve lived. Boonville, Tipton, Lead Mine and Lebanon. Know a guy in Lead Mine have half gallon of just Rattles. Had a couple Dogs got bit by them. I had one 8 inches from my face, I almost died of no air getting into me. oneshot
  50. 0 points
    snagged in outlet 3

    Lyric's heard wrong

    I had saved up a few thousand for my first at 19. My buddy got “merged” To the shoulder on the rock road and hit the back of a tow truck. The old ones with cables. I saw him in the hospital and bought my first truck.
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