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  1. 23 points
    Dock-in-it

    Kim City - Mar 16th - Swimbait

    I fished from 7:30 to 10:30 in Kim City area and had decent luck with a underspin and plain swimbait. I fished the mouth of a spawning cove with my boat setting in 45' and casting to 25' and slow rolling over trees. I had 10 fish with 8 keepers, 3 LM and 5 Ks. One LM was 5.11 using a 2.8 inch plain swimbait. Another LM was 5.5 using a 3.8 inch plain swimbait. This time of year, the plain swimbait can out perform an underspin. I caught a few keepers on the underspin and the rest on a plain swimbait. The area I fished had very little bait compared to when I fished it 10 days ago. Ten days ago it had too much bait in the area. The WT was 43.5 to 46. Some shad are still dying, but it seems to be minor. I could not move around much due to the amount of boats in the BFL tournament. For me, the main feeding time was over at 9AM. I would estimate my best 5 weighed 18.5 Lbs. This post has been promoted to an article
  2. 14 points
    Devan S.

    Kings River 3-16 and 3-17

    Put the boat in a day break both days at Hickory Hollow. Lots of boats out both days and did see some white/crappie caught although we never stumbled into any. Generally got off the water between 12-2pm. WT was in the 47-49 range. Spent most of the time pulling crawlers looking for a double digit walleye. Could not get a sniff on the harness so switched over to jerkbaits and found a bunch stacked on a channel roll off. Had 13 eyes on Saturday with a 7lb big one and half a dozen smallies maybe 1 keeper in the bunch. Went back to the same area Sunday and stuck to the jerkbait didn't catch as many or the same quality but still managed about 6 and a handful of smallies. Probably my best day targeting and catching walleye although we more or less stumbled onto them.
  3. 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.
  4. 11 points
    Many of you are friends one Facebook and have seen one of these pics. Hers a few more and I have also talked to my buddy that was in the bot with my friend Garry Bryant that caught the monster brown. The fish was 35” long and 27” girth. Garry caught it in a 1/16 oz Zig Jig HD in black/chartreuse Zig Jig!! 6 lb line. They had some type of scales that said about 29.5 lbs. it took an hour and a half to revive it and they watched it swim off. They weren’t sure it was going to make it,, and by law in New Mexico catch and release area, if it had died they would have had to leave it in the river!!!! The guide was Chris Taylor who owns Fisheads San Juan River Lodge. Chris is one of the best guides on the San Juan and I highly recommend contacting him of you decide to plan a trip there.
  5. 10 points
    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!
  6. 10 points
    oghfm

    Grandson smoked us

    Put in near Ruark about noon Sat. Fished 26-30 ft flats for crappie, scattered shad on bottom w/ a few lines at 20-22 ft. some within larger fish on them. Only 7 keepers, 4 by fishing buddy, 3 by grandson, 0 by oghfm☹️ Adjourned to cabin for smoked ribs, then trailered to dam. Put in about 5:30 hunting eyes. Tried jerk bait, no luck, switched to minnow tipped road runner, 1 white bass each for me and buddy, 1 23 inch, 4 lb walleye for 12yo grandson. Not sure who was the most excited, but pretty sure he is hooked on fishing. Back to cabin for shuteye/ self analysis. Back on lake down south about 10 am, yielded to roadrunner option, several white bass, 5 keeper crappie apiece for me and buddy, grandson only managed 1 from front of boat, obviously paying for his nice eye the previous night. Bite was slow and soft but w/ promise for future, lake 3 ft high as well as our spirits. Grandson definitely won the weekend.
  7. 9 points
    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
  8. 9 points
    Phil Lilley

    Fly Fishing Lake Taneycomo

    Lake Taneycomo is a tailwater fishery. When Table Rock Dam is not generating, the water below the dam is stable and easy to read. I will, in this article, describe each area and how to fish for trout with a fly rod. I going to assume you are wading. The water below the dam isn’t very deep. In most areas, the water won’t be over your waders. There aren’t any holes or drop offs except directly around the boulders placed my the Missouri Department of Conservation for fish habitat. The deepest water is up close to the cable, marking the boundary line in which not to fish above. This water is too deep to wade so be careful. Most of the bottom of the lake is gravel but there is larger chunk rock as well as bed rock. There’s steady, slow current current from the cable down to the Rebar Chute. Rebar is where the lake switches sides, moving quickly down about a 150 foot long, 40 foot wide chute. This actually changes slightly through the years from heavy water flows from generation and flood gates. The lake opens up below Rebar to a big pool we call Big Hole. What used to be a deep hole has filled in with gravel over the years but is still 3-4 feet deep. The water, again, moves slowly through, then almost stops before hitting the Rocking Chair area. The Rocking Chair is marked by an access from the south side of the lake, where a person could walk down from a parking area to the lake and sit a rocking chair on the level bank there, sit and watch the lake. I’m sure it’s been done. You’ll find more chunk and bed rock here, shallowing up a bit so the water picks up speed. Just before you get to the MDC boat ramp access (north side of the lake), the lake gets deeper and narrower, hugging the north bank. Some of the bottom is gravel as well as clay with a big gravel bar on the south side. At the bottom of this stretch, the lake again changes sides creating a long chute with gravel bottom. This chute is much longer and wider than Rebar, emptying into a stretch called Trophy Run. Trophy Run is a development on the south side of the lake marked by a community building. The lake is very deep here, more than 10 feet in spots, and is not wadeable. At the bottom of this run is Lookout Island. At Lookout, and lake becomes shallow again but wide. There’s some current here but I wouldn’t call it a chute at all. At the island, the water starts to deepen, dumping into Lookout Hole. The bottom is all gravel through the shallow areas but turns into bed rock below the island. This ends the areas I want to cover in this article, although there is good wading and fly fishing below Lookout. Flies Film Flies: Soft hackles and Cracklebacks. Also in this category, I have to add RS2’s, WD40’s, Parachute Midge — any fly they settles just below the surface. Soft hackle color and styles: Bodies can be thread with wire wrap, red, black, green, yellow, orange. Wire wrap only with copper, gold or silver. Flash or another type of mylar material, pearl, pearl red or pearl green. Sizes range from #14 to #20, #20 being the extreme. I usually stay with #16’s and #18’s. Cracklebacks are tied with furnace hackle with various colors bodies. Peacock herl is the preferred material in natural green, yellow, orange and red. Size is usually a #14. Dries: Blue Olive Dun, black ant, Adams, Humpy, Elk Hair Caddis, Royal Wolfe, various midges, Griffin’s Gnat, Stimulator and beetles. Sizes vary depending on the fly but normal sizes, mid range — #14’s and #16’s, would work most of the time. Wet Flies: Scuds, Prince Nymph, Pheasant Tail, Squirrel Tail, sow bugs, various emerger patterns, San Juan Worm, White Mega Worm, eggs patterns and small bead heads. Sizes vary from #14’s to #22’s. Scuds, or freshwater shrimp, are tied with many types of dubbing material — rabbit, squirrel, mink, possum, kangaroo, dog or cat, synthetics like rayon, and combinations of all of the above. They’re tied on either a TMC #2487, #2457, #3769, #3761 or a #200R hook, depending on your preference. They can be wrapped with wire, weighted or tied with a shell back. Scuds in the natural can be varied shades of gray, olive, tan or brown. When they die they turn orange. They can be fished in sizes ranging from #10 to #20 but the average size is #14 to #18. I use weighted scuds and sow bugs. You can also use non weighted bugs and add split shot but I find that a split shot will gather moss and catch on rocks more than the fly will. Streamers: Woolies, Wooly Buggers, Sculpins, Pine Squirrel, PMS, Hibernator, Mo Hair Leach. Woolies and Buggers run from #10’s to #16’s in white, olive, purple, black, brown and pink. Sculpins usually are fished in size #8 or #10. Good colors are gray, ginger, olive, orange, brown or white. Pine Squirrel, PMS, Hibernators and Leeches are fished in the same sizes, adding black, blood red, purple and white to the color selection. Fly Fishing Tactics Outlet #1 is a small stream that flows out a pipe, down a chute, then across a gravel bar in to the lake. The stream is very small and really doesn’t hold fish itself. There’s a dropoff at the end where it meets the lake. Trout will hold on this drop and will take a variety of flies. The lake from the cable down about 150 yards is wide and very little current. This water is good for stripping flies and dead drifting nymphs and midges. This is one of the best places to strip sculpins along the bottom. As the lake narrows and gets a little shallower, the current picks up. The trout can be more active in this area, picking up midge larva as well as scuds and sow bugs. Fish are apt to take surface and/or film flies like small dries, midges, soft hackles and cracklebacks. Outlet #2 enters the lake as a waterfall and doesn’t run very far before hitting the lake. Trout are attracted to this outlet more than any other because of the volume of water and the frequent run of trout food escaping from the hatchery raceways. Fish take many kinds of flies here, mainly dead drifting. The number one fly is a scud with egg flies and San Juan worms close behind. Because the water is faster here, you can get away with using a little heavier tippet. The pool below outlet #2 is good for stripping small streamers, film flies and dead drifting midges. Also strip sculpins along the bottom here. Where the lake picks up speed again close to the Rebar Chute, you’re back to drifting scuds, midges, eggs and worms. In the chute, all of the above with more weight of course. The short stretch below the chute has changed. It’s not as deep as it used to be but it’s still a very area for fishing a small dry or small midges. Swinging and stripping flies in the Big Hole, especially when there’s a chop on the water, can be excellent fishing. Also dead drifting midges under an indicator. This big area is where you can start fishing a jig under a float–micro and small marabou jigs under a float in various earth colors. At Rocking Chair, drift scuds, sow bugs, worms and egg flies in the slow current. Strip film flies if there’s a chop on the water. Throw small dries if the trout are rising to midges. Back too a jig and float at the boat ramp since the water is much deeper. Also beaded flies under a float at various depths. Using sink tip line, throw sculpins in this deeper water because there’s a very good population of sculpins here. The big chute is a great place to dead drift all kinds of flies close to the bottom and for stripping and swinging streamers and film flies. Work the end of the chute, where it opens out and slows, with those streamers and film flies. You’re jig and float will work very well through the long, deep water at Trophy Run. Pay attention to the depth of the jig because the water here can be as deep as 10 feet. Find where the trout are — start at 4 feet deep and work down. When the water starts to shallow up, go back to dead drifting nymphs and midges. As the current picks up, swing and strip film flies. Then, after the water gets deeper, fish all of the above — jigs, scuds, midges, eggs and worms. Also strip sculpins in this area. Notes and Techniques In the areas that I would use something under an indicator like a jig or midge, deeper water like from the cable down below outlet #1, Big Hole, MDC boat ramp or Trophy Run, a double fly rig is useful, pairing a heavier fly with a small fly, the heavier fly (jig) being on top and the smaller fly (zebra midge, scud or even soft hackle) on the bottom. We use this rig down lake in deeper water with a fly or spinning rod. Tippet recommendation: 5x – 7x. Use a dry fly as an indicator. There are times our trout will readily take a dry even though there’s no hatches occurring. Use a big enough dry to float your nymphs or midges. Keep your leader greased well so that your line doesn’t drag your dry underwater. Any of the dry flies I mentioned are good to use. Tippet recommendation: 5x – 6x. In areas where there’s fairly good current, and you’re dead drifting a nymph under an indicator, add a soft hackle below the nymph. At the end of the drift, let the flies swing up. This is good action for the soft hackle and chances are you’ll get bit at the very end of the drift. Tippet recommendation: 5x – 6x. Sight Fishing – Even with the water off, no generation, water level on tailwaters is constantly changing, most times by only inches. Fish are keenly aware of this and will work the edges of the water for bugs moving in and out with the water. When bugs (scuds, sow bugs) are on the move they are easy to pick off. Therefore, the edges of the shore is the best place to sight fish. When targeting these fish, use something they’re looking for — scuds, sow bugs, midges and worms. Don’t back down from using large imitations, especially where there’s schools of trout working a bank. Competition spawns aggressiveness and aggressiveness promotes eating flies that don’t look anything like natural food. Tippet recommendation: 5x – 6x. Case in point: The White Mega Worm. This big, fluffy yarn worm, sometimes tied on a very small jig head, is more than an attractor fly. Big trout are known to attack this fly in very shallow water. It also works in deeper water. If the fly disappears, it’s probably in a fish’s mouth — set the hook! I suggest using 4 or even 3x tippet. You’ll find yourself getting excited seeing the fish take the fly and setting the hook too hard can be a problem. Plus using a big fly like this, you can get away with heavier tippet. Midge flies are a fly fisherman’s staple on most tailwaters. Taneycomo is no different. We have midge hatches every day, sometimes all day and even at night. Without going into details like a midge’s life cycle, I just want to convey what midges to use in certain conditions. I’ve caught more trout using a simple rig where I use a zebra midge under a palsa float than any other technique. Depth is important. If trout are actively taking flies off the surface or in the film, set the indicator only 6 to 12-inches from the first fly. If there’s little or no activity, set it deeper and keep adjusting until you start getting bit. Tippet recommendation: 6x – 7x. Soft hackles and Cracklebacks are what I call film flies. Both can be skimmed across the surface or just under the surface in the film. Use long leaders and make long casts. There are many ways to retrieve this fly from short, fast to long, slow strips. If there’s current, letting the fly just drift and swing will draw a strike. Tippet recommendation: 5x – 6x. Streamers are worked in and same way except the fly is further under the surface. Sculpins are fished with heavy tippet. Most sculpin flies are weighted enough you shouldn’t need to use sink tip leaders. This fly is worked across the bottom so you should use it in gravel areas mainly. Sculpin move quickly from spot to spot, coming to a complete stop when they’re not moving. Your retrieve should mimic this action. Tippet recommendation: 2x – 3x. Tips Keep in mind trout in shallow water spook easily so stay on dry ground when ever possible. Rainbows will cruise the edges of the shore in very shallow water looking for scuds which travel along the banks. Don’t just arbitrarily wade out to the middle of the lake — you’ll miss some of your best fishing opportunities. Try to land your fly line as gently on the water as possible when casting. It is true our rainbows are used to anglers casting and wading in the upper lake but you’re chances improve greatly the more stealth you are in your presence. Proper mending of line is a must when dead drifting, swinging and even stripping flies. Pay attention closely and make adjustments where needed. Change. I suggest never casting and retrieving the same way more than a few times. Cover water like you’re painting a wall. Vary your strip patterns till you find what the fish like and then if they get off that pattern, change again. Same with flies. Change color and sizes will you find something that will work. Never assume they’re not feeding — they’re just not interested in what you’re throwing and/or how you’re offering it. Your indicator should be as small as possible to float and/or pull the fly through the water you’re fishing. If you’re dragging a fly across the bottom, like a scud, your indicator needs to big a little bigger so that the fly, when it catches the bottom, doesn’t stop, pulling the indicator under. This especially works in #2 outlet and the Rebar Chute. Dead drifting: Always set the hook downstream, into the fish’s mouth. Keep the rod tip low when possible and use the water to add tension to the line set. It will be a quicker hookset as well as keep your lone/fly from ending up in the trees behind you. Film flies: Soft hackles and cracklebacks. On the take, trout will almost always hook themselves. Setting the hook will break your line more times than naught. Read Water Conditions and Adapt Fish will almost always feed better under a choppy surface verses a calm, slight surface. Current does make up for no wind but still, a slight breeze does wonders for the bite. Couple of things to consider when reading the water. Darker skies and broken water — fly size can be bigger and so can your tippet size. Bright sunshine and slick surface conditions mean the fish won’t be as active and can see everything more clearer. Drop in tippet size and go to smaller flies. View full article
  9. 9 points
    BilletHead

    Pat's new trolling motor

    Well I finally Got Pat's new trolling motor on the boat. Today St. Patrick's day is her Birthday and this TM is her gift. She actually is a Saint for putting up with the BilletHead for so long. I mounted it to one of those quick disconnect mounts. This way I can change it between the two boats and have one good TM. Still need to get a second heading sensor for second boat. Pat can hardly wait for me to try it out . I am kind of excited myself, BilletHead
  10. 9 points
    Phil Lilley

    2018 Table Rock Study

    Here is the Table Rock Lake Annual Report, MDC. 2018 TABLE ROCK LAKE ANNUAL REPORT.pdf View full article
  11. 9 points
    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 😉.
  12. 8 points
    Seth

    3-18-19 Gravois Crappie

    Got started about 3pm and hit a few of my normal go to docks. Nothing happening. Decided to run towards the back of a creek arm and scan secondary points. Got lucky and found a good one with a bunch of shad and crappie in short order. Took me and my buddy about an hour to get our two limits. Lots of nice black crappie. Several were 12-13". A few white crappie mixed in as well that weren't nearly as meaty as the blacks. The fish were anywhere from 2' off the bank to directly under the boat. My buddy used Monkey Milk and I used black/chart and orange/chart and we went fish for fish nearly the entire time so color didn't really matter. This post has been promoted to an article
  13. 8 points
    JohnP

    Powersite area

    Caught half dozen walleye Sunday morning in 2 hours from 2am to 4am off the bank. Only 2 keepers (19 and 21 inches) the other 4 were in the 16 to 17 inch range. Had a couple good hits on the jerk bait but couldn't get anything to stay hooked. All fish landed were on a pearl slider with a slow steady retrieve. Been hearing quite a few good reports and some good fish caught over the past few weeks. These 2 made some might tasty fish chowder ;).
  14. 8 points
    Steve McBasser

    Kings River 3-16 and 3-17

    We are "accidentally" catching more walleye every year. The population much be doing well....
  15. 7 points
    Got on the water this AM at 7:00 and fished until 11. It was 26 degrees when we launched. Water temp was 45 degrees pretty much everywhere we went- expected it to be a little warmer. Had 3 fish by about 9:00 and then nothing. Sun was out and the lake was slick- you don’t see a tin boat guy asking for more wind often but coulda used it today. Saw bait and fish in the mouth of a spawning cove but we were not there until 9:30 and couldn’t get them to bite anything- tried all the usual suspects with no love. Our fish came on soft plastics and a jig on the bottom on 15-22 feet of water on main lake chunk rock bank. Beautiful morning... love this time of year!
  16. 7 points
    i enjoyed watching this ! hope it puts a smile on your face too !
  17. 7 points
    moguy1973

    Today was a good day!

    Visited the in-laws in Columbia today and they have a nice 3 acre or so pond on their property. Had my best day on there ever. It’s full of small green sunfish and catfish but I guess the bass are starting to catch up. My wife caught a 6-10 out of it a couple years ago but usually they are around a pound or so. Not today. I caught one small 8” fish and these. 4.00lbs and 2.80lbs
  18. 7 points
    moguy1973

    Today was a good day!

    4.52lbs and 2.75lbs the 4.52 is the biggest largemouth I’ve caught.
  19. 7 points
    willyfish

    Problems, Problems

    Tie a wind sock to it. It will come right out
  20. 6 points
    Mrs. BilletHead

    Pat's new trolling motor

    Thanks for all the birthday wishes!! The big 60 today!!!!! Mr BilletHead is pretty excited about MY birthday present.......WE will try it out soon hopefully!! Wanted to go to Bennett Spring on Friday as I had the day off, but the water was too high and muddy. Another day! We did go to a pond and threw a couple of flies....Mr outfished me (he caught 5) and me only one (that I did not completely land). But it as fun to get out in the fresh air and sunshine. Went on a 3 mile walk with Marty and Sadie...then cooked goose fajitas. Had a great day!!
  21. 5 points
    riverman

    White bass run

    This was on his fourth cast
  22. 5 points
    Quillback

    Big M area, March 18

    I don't know what you guys did to the fish this weekend, but it wasn't good. 🙂 I fished until 2 PM, boated 11 bass, not one keeper, and they were all spots except for one 10" LM. One on a jerk bait, one on a Keitech, and the rest were ned fish. Fish were scattered, never found a hot spot. Couldn't get a bite shallow, biters were in 10-25 FOW. WT has jumped since the last time I was out, saw a low of 47 and a high of 49. Should've been better fishing than what it was. Maybe next time.
  23. 5 points
    Amery

    Trip to dry run

  24. 5 points
    Bill Babler

    Kings River 3-16 and 3-17

    Buster is having his best year ever on double digit walleye on Bull. Said to date he has had 12 this year over 10 pounds with the biggest at 14 pounds. He had one that weighed 18 pounds last year. He has just crushed them.
  25. 5 points
    Bill Babler

    Powersite area

    Look at Buster Loving facebook the last few days. Some really nice walleye, whites and a few crappie. He is fishing up I believe. Here is a pretty decent tip. Don't be afraid to use a small stickbait like an RCStick and work it pretty fast right now. Turn its head fast almost like you are working a spook on steroids. You want it to stay in the same location but turn its head quick. Most guys that fish this bait are still removing the split rings and hooks and replacing them with better quality. The hooks still tend to break and the rings will open on a nice white or walleye. Good Luck
  26. 5 points
    PHhunter

    Found a couple of eyes

    Seems like things are heating up a little..... Stickbait on a secondary point
  27. 5 points
    Sunday we held our 35th annual tournament to some great weather and fishing. We all caught fish just some were bigger and more plentiful on a variety of baits from powerbait, jigs, minnows,worms and crankbaits. I for one had a wonderful time seeing and talking to old friends and swapping a few lies and stories. A big thank you to Phil and Marsha and the staff for their gracious hospitality as well as a special thanks to Duane for his advice although I did not apply it as well but had fun doing it. Thanks again to all and God willing will see you next year.
  28. 5 points
    Fished for a couple of hours. Caught nothing in the spring. Found success in the river on a Rebel Wee Craw color Nest Robber
  29. 5 points
    Smalliebigs

    March 23 trash bash

    Come on and help me and others try to combat lazy people who litter. You can ride in my SeaArk and help me run tires and other nasty items. https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc’s-columbia-bottom-conservation-area-serves-starting-location-11th-annual-confluence I will for warn you we will see some stuff that will probably bum you out but, help me get it to the dumpsters 🙂
  30. 5 points
    abkeenan

    Missile Baits Ned Bomb

    I knew you and Johnny rubbed elbows more than you ever let on.
  31. 5 points
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    Irish Soda Bread. I make mine kinda sweet with dried cranberries inside and raw sugar sprinkled over the top. And, one of my personal favorites — Shepherd’s Pie. Done with Guinness in the gravy this time. Updating the recipe 😄
  32. 5 points
    zarraspook

    12INCH LIMIT ON SPOTTED BASS

    This should be in the MDC hand book and on their website ....
  33. 5 points
    fishinwrench

    Al Gore

    Electric cars are pretty darn cool, but if you're in the camp that thinks that if more people had them then we'd save the world, don't forget to consider that it takes a considerable amount of fossil fuel to produce the components needed to build one. Mining and producing copper, steel, lead, mercury, various insulators, magnets, and doing lots of case hardening. I haven't spent 30 seconds studying any of this, but my initial thought is that they somewhat resemble wind turbines in the sense that it takes more fossil fuel to produce one than it can possibly save in it's usable lifetime. The end result being a push at the very best, as far as environmental benefit is concerned. Maybe they should begin by making electric bulldozers, cranes, dump trucks, kilns, freight trains, and semi-trucks first. Cars and other means of personal transportation is quite a ways down the line.
  34. 5 points
    ehertz

    Its that time again....

    We will be out tomorrow in our old blue Ranger. If you see us say hello. Good luck to everyone.
  35. 5 points
    Terrierman

    Al Gore

    I want to give my sincere thanks to the software developers of this site for the ignore function. No . No . No . Just pure .
  36. 5 points
    BilletHead

    12INCH LIMIT ON SPOTTED BASS

    Thanks fellows, A good way to supplement the walleye and crappie fillets while helping the other bass, BilletHead
  37. 5 points
    liphunter

    Problems, Problems

    I hear you. I have driven Fords all my life. I got mine stuck the other day. But in fairness, I was trying to pull to stuck chevie 4x4's out of the mud that were buried, and I'll be darn if one of them didn't have a big used Evinrude outboard motor laying in the bed. Just a mass of dead wait. True story. (not) lol
  38. 5 points
    BilletHead

    Favorite Portable Blind

    Isn't everyone that had a flagpole growing out the top of their head either. I can flag the birds in real well that way. Tough boating through the timber. BilletHead
  39. 5 points
    Johnsfolly

    Favorite Portable Blind

    Don't worry about Sadie its the sun off of the dome that will get the birds flaring from this blind !
  40. 5 points
    STLbassbuster

    Problems, Problems

    Take 4 cut 2 x 4's and use a ratchet strap through your truck wheels to hold the 2x4's to your tires. You will crawl right out.
  41. 4 points
    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.
  42. 4 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
  43. 4 points
    magicwormman

    Big M area, March 18

    My guess is they are still suspended in deep tree in the mouth of spawning coves, waiting for the temperature to rise. They are stuffed with the recent shad kill and can't get another thing in their mouths. Better days are comming, like the full moon in April!
  44. 4 points
    Mark

    Al Gore

    WOW still going after 20 pages!! Give it up boys!! The Trumpers are going to believe whatever The Don tells them to believe. I'm sure they still believe Russia had nothing to do with flooding the media with the Hillary email scandal 2 weeks before the election while Trump Organization buried the Stormy Daniels affair, still believe we've wiped out ISIS, still believe everyone of Trump's people indicted or appearing before Congress is lying, or still believe North Korea is not pursuing WMDs. Heck, Trumpers probably still believe Mexico is going to pay for the Trump Wall. They believe whatever the biggest liar in the history of our country says - hook, lines, and sinker.
  45. 4 points
    Terrierman

    Al Gore

    As soon as I can drive again I'll be more like Dutch.
  46. 4 points
    JCreek

    White bass run

    Growing up in Northwestern Mo we heard tails of white runs. Guy owned a resort on LOZ and would call Dad when they started. We'd pile into the car with the 10 horse Johnson, a tent and all our gear and race down there. "You just missed 'em by about a hour." I've caught them over the years, but never saw the bare hook catching run. I'd probably freeze up... Worked with a guy who admitted to seeing his first deer and stood there jacking every shell through his 30-30 without firing a shot. I wonder what the fishing equivalent to that would be? I need to be mentally prepared.
  47. 4 points
    Bill Babler

    Kim City - Mar 16th - Swimbait

    Dave, hope all is going well and hope to see you on the pond this Spring.
  48. 4 points
    abkeenan

    Missile Baits Ned Bomb

    Great to see you back, Dave. Hope all is well.
  49. 4 points
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    Tonight here it was Aunt Lori’s Sloppy Joes and tater tots with ness 2.3. First I peeled 5 pounds of Yukon Gold potatoes, then parboiled them for 290 seconds, and ran them through the tot die on the Kitchen Aid before putting measured amounts into Grandma Vi’s tot press.... Ok—I’m making that part up. It was Ore Idas, and they were tasty done in the oven. Woulda been better deep fried, but I don’t do dat. Super sweet sloppy Joes for the boy, and sent him home with enough to get him through a day or more. It was a good night here.
  50. 4 points
    Bill Babler

    About to Break Loose. 3-11-19

    Thumbs that location is really a head scratcher. I have fished it at the right and wrong time for 25 years. It is a huge tree row, with none of them really ever visible. I have caught them there maybe a handful of times. My best ever was on a spook and a Dixie Jet. We had between 20 and 23 pounds off it, one day. Another time another guide buddy told me he had hammered them out there on a weightless Worm. I went out there the next day and it was stupid. Just catching and releasing them we had close to 100 pounds of Bass off that tree line. 99% were quality LM up to 6 pounds. BP yellow floating worm with a full finish nail in the head and a swivel about 2 ft. up the line. Just throw it out and tight line it down. They just hammered it, usually between the count of 10 and 20. Went back 3 days later and no bites and for the rest of that year checking it now and then on anything I would throw, no bites. Beck and I went out there once several years ago about this exact time. I was fishing a Megabass 110 weighted in french pearl and he was fishing a Spro Blue Bandit we had both baits weighted with lead on the hooks. He gave me a butt kicking that still hurts if I sit down wrong. He had 6 that would have gone 18 before I got seated really well. You never want to get behind that far fishing a jerkbait cause if you do you will never catch up. There is no way to slow down if your behind like that. Bill told me the day he got kicked out there it seemed to him all he was doing was netting is Co. anglers fish. He said it got so bad and he got so flustered he was fishing his stickbait like a buzz bait. Buster of course knows about it. It is usually a bit to far for him to drive, but right when the Keitech's came out a few years ago he caught an early Spring bag off it swimming a 3.8 inch rainbow shad Keitch on I believe either a 1/4 or 3/8 scrounger head thru that set of pole timber. He told me they were on it in there BigTime all LM and scary big. I went back twice in the next week and all I got was tree bit. One of the strangest locations on any lake I've ever fished. O have lots of fishing stories and most end with someone hammering me.
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