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  1. 18 points
    The first access was deep right at the bank, so that was a no go, but we went upstream next, and waded up to the next bridge. We started slow, but fishing picked up about halfway. I caught 10 smallies and he caught 4. All of his were on either a grub or a Little Dipper in shiner. Mine were on a Jackall Dera Spin, 1/8oz buzzbait and Zoom Super Fluke Jr rigged on a Gamakatsu G Finesse 2/0 hybrid EWG. When we got to 42, the skies began looking ominous and a 2wd 4cyl Ranger on wet rocks going up that access did not sound like my idea of fun. We turned around and at this point, I'd only caught 4 smallies and he had 1. We decided to make time and hit the couple best pools again, which were in the upper half of that wade. I lost the big fish of the day that had to go 16+. It hit the Fluke Jr and immediately ran downstream yanking drag. My bait flew back at me as he only had the tail...drat. I caught 3 over 12, big fish at about 14. When he caught his first, the smile said it all. The rains ran us off the creek after about 4 hours, but a lifetime of memories were made and it's a creek I'll definitely be back to next month.
  2. 12 points

    Please show yourself

    I did the Meramec on Friday and the Big Piney yesterday. Both days were absolutely some of the best fishing I have had in Missouri for a bit, the numbers were offf the charts and so many fish from 16 to 18 over the last 72 hours it’s gonna be hard to wipe the grin off my face. on Friday I nailed some quality fish on top in front of some very cool younger fellas. They would cheer me on and and we ended up shotgunning Two Beers there on the sand bar.... the one kid recognized me from here and I forgot your name so please come forward. You guys made an old washed up dork feel good with your cheering me on and chugging some beers 🍻 😜 so many fish over the last Two days it kinda all bleeds together but, it was epic.
  3. 12 points
    lmt out

    Getting better

    Found a few. Fish from about 8:30 to 12:30 had seven keeper walleye in three shorts. One short on jigging rap all the rest on bottom bouncing crawler harnesses in 18 to 22 foot of water
  4. 12 points

    Walleye 7/10

    Put in at Crabtree tonight after getting my trailer back together. Trolled the flats North of Mutton. Found 1 crappie. Trolled a point close by and found a couple drum, nothing really in that area to speak of. I decided to hit a spot on the way back that I had caught some fish in about a month ago, an island which is now submerged. Caught three eyes from 15.5-22", which is my PB. Not really sure what is so special about that spot, but they're in there. 18-20 feet, trolling chart and jointed purple tiger flicker shads. Crappie was on blue tiger.
  5. 12 points
  6. 11 points

    8 year Walleye

    I got out on the river this week. The last time I was out I caught fish, just none picture worthy, but I did have a deer come down to the bank to check me out. This time I caught a bunch of average size smallmouth, nothing big, on shallow crankbaits, and soft craws, and a few pumpkinseeds. I couldn't find any goggle eyes. I also caught a gar but when I got it to the side of the kayak she got off. But the fish of the day was the walleye. My streak now is 8 years in a roll with catching a walleye in the James, just bragging. I got hung up in a tree hanging over the river, paddled over to get the lure , and while I was over there I made one cast upstream and had a nice fight on my hands. I caught it up stream from where Wilson creek flows into the James. I did lose one lure but to make up for that I caught a rod and reel, won't tell what lure catches rods. The catfish pic is to show where I was fishing. Great day on the river....All were released to fight again......
  7. 10 points
    Bill Babler

    Off Topic. Alaska

    Phil and I are off on another Alaskan float fishing adventure. We are leaving August 11. You can follow the preparation and the journey on the Alaska forum. Going to be fun. Hope you all enjoy following us
  8. 9 points
    A bit of a delay on posting this, but, was down at Lost Bridge the week of the 4th. Water temps were in the low 80's and there is plenty of water in the lake. We fished each morning from 5 until the kids got hungry which was usually 9ish. Then went back out from 6:30 to 9ish each evening. Had a pretty good week. Didn't set the world on fire but caught fish steady and had a several flurries of schooling fish. The lake was dead calm almost every trip out. We fished the whole week in Big Clifty. Found groups of fish on several main lake points that were there all week. We would have the boat sitting in 40-50 ft on the points and just fan casting around. they would come up to school from time to time and it would be on then. When they weren't schooling they would hit bottom baits. Most of the fish were caught on Ned or shakey heads with the rest being on topwater. I did have one good largemouth on a black spinnerbait right at dark. It was the biggest fish of the week and was right at 4lbs. (It was the biggest LM i have caught on Beaver) Cuaght a good walleye as well. He hit a shakey head in about 30 ft of water. Was a very fun week.
  9. 9 points
    Mitch f

    Please show yourself

    **This post contains uncovered nipples, and no mention of Ned Rigs or 1/32 oz marabou jigs with 2 pound test and therefore will NOT be promoted to an article.**
  10. 9 points
    It has been 9 years since our last big Alaskan adventure , "Kelly River Float Trip" other than either Kodiak or the Naknek River, so Phil and I determined before I get to old that we need to do something that neither of us had done. I had a plan. For years I have heard and read about a great white fish that prowls the circumpolar regions of North America, Asia and Russia. This fish is the Sheefish or Inconnu Though somewhat widely spread it inhabits regions that for the most part, you just can't get there from here. Alaska's Kobuk River and Selawik River house the largest breeding populations (about 60,000 fish) and that was to be our first destination. Trouble was we can't get there from here this year. The flights are out of Bettles Ak. and there is none available in 2019 as they are already booked for the season. It was going to be a huge undertaking transporting rafts and gear for the trip but we have done it before. Several years ago Phil had a guest come and speak on a river off the Kuskokwim called the Holitna. This is a large class 1 and 2 grade river that starts in the Kuskokwim mountains and flows 110 miles to the main river at the small settlement of Sleetmute, It has a very good population of Sheefish, along with pike, char, grayling and all 5 pacific salmon species. When we first found out about the river the owner of a small lodge, the only one on the entire 110 mile river was the gentleman that spoke at Phil's. The lodge was the Holitna River Lodge and the owner was Rocky McElwain, I believe. It has since sold to Dan Paull and he has renamed his business Alaskan Adventures, still with the Lodge on the Holitna River. Phil and I will get this blog going to show you what we are up to with preparation, gear, flight information and you will be able to join us on the journey down the Holitna in search of char, salmon and the mighty, Tarpon of the North, the Sheefish.
  11. 8 points

    Please show yourself

    I like it when you hold ‘em horizontal. Less nips. 😄
  12. 8 points
  13. 8 points
  14. 8 points
    snagged in outlet 3

    Vacation Trip Report

    Put on the waders this morning and went to the dam at 6. Not many people fishing. It’s like a half to one unit running. Very quick flow. Took a while to find em and when I did it was on. Fished till the horn at 9. Caught them steadily and they were chunks and fought hard. Bugger to start then spaghetti and meatballs. That did the most damage. A few midging here and there but they wouldn’t take a gnat. Headed to lower Taney to look for bass. Been quite a while since I bsss fished down there but @Travis Swift got me interested again. Second picture for @Flysmallie
  15. 7 points

    Micro Fishing in now a thing

    Every obsessive behavior that they describe in the article I possess😁.! I love the research, the attention to specific fish, the discernment to determine if its a new species, willingness to travel for a minnow, love of lists and goal setting..... And to think that at 163 species to date that I'm just getting started😁. Just on this trip back to MO I've caught three confirmed new species and a possible fourth and lost one other but thats a separate post in the making.
  16. 7 points


    But no there are no pics of the action at the ramp.
  17. 7 points

    Shell Knob 6/29 - 7/7

    I was down for a good stretch 6/29 - 7/7 and fishing mainly in the mornings until 10 or so. Most of my fish came on a 3" swimmer 1/4 oz head, red fin/berkley surge shad and a spoon. I stayed between Big Creek and just past the Shell Knob Bridge 95% of the time. I fished main lake points and bluff ends with some pretty predictable fishing most every morning running 10-12 of these bluff end points and long gravel run outs, i took me a few days to figure out the schooling fish and their locations, but was able to pin them down. As well as some nice LM's schooling each morning in 2 of these locations. The bluff fish were anywhere from 15-30ft down over 40-100ft of water and the gravel fish seemed to be best in the 20-25ft range I know it was a Holiday week, so i was almost expecting it, but boy was the fishing etiquette poor. I greeted most with a good morning and happy fishing, with the exception of one angler, but if i can cast and hit your boat with a red fin, well your just too close. I had a nice discussion with a gentleman who promptly trolled a crank bait within spitting distance of me 3 times in one morning on 3 different spots...i generally avoid this type of confrontation but i had a hard time keeping my mouth shut. It is easy to see the type that just don't fish much and probably don't know any better, which is no big deal, but this individual was well aware of what he was doing. Enough of that.... Fishing was great and the catching was even better... I mean what do you think, a little close?
  18. 7 points

    new member

    Well I had the worst fish catching 4 days of my life but had an absolute wonderful time. This place is beautiful beyond belief. I finally found a few fish today and ended up with 7 spots. I stayed deep with jig, c-rig, and Ned rig. Got away from the bank after the first day. Would love to come back one day don’t know when that will happen. Would prefer to come at time with a little less recreational boat traffic. I bet this place can be good in sept-oct plus the leaves will be changing and adding to the beauty. Thank you fellas so much for your help. If not for y’all i’d a been my ole south ms bank beater the whole trip and not caught nothing. Did not get my small mouth I wanted but o well i’m Not going home with any regrets.
  19. 6 points
    I dig it. Family and friends all laughed at these monsters I recently boasted about . . . caught them a couple weeks ago inside of Smoky Mountain NP. But I was well pleased with myself, especially the southern appalachia brookie. That bow and arrow cast in these tight confines ain't as easy as it might seem.
  20. 6 points

    Weekend report

    I had a brief stay down in Branson this past weekend. I didn't fish much, and when I did I didn't catch much, but I did get my nicest fish that I ever caught from Lake Taneycomo there this trip. Saturday afternoon we briefly hit up the public dock at Cooper Creek Access, and threw a few different stickbaits out there for about half an hour, to no avail. A lot of the time floating algae or whatever would get caught on the trebles and lip, and kind of make it a pointless retrieve, but I wasn't expecting much luck there anyway, especially with as little time as we were going to spend there that time. Late Saturday evening though, we hit up the trophy section near the hatchery in full gear and had some action. At first we tried a spot we came across while scoping some more of the place out, earlier in the day. It was a bit downstream past outlet 7 on the map. There we threw the stickbaits for about half an hour, maybe a little more, and after no bites in that time-frame, I was persuaded that we try our luck back upstream in-between outlets 5 and 6 on the map, a location we had some more familiarity with. For a while nothing was happening there either, but I eventually did get a bite on a small shad crank bait cast somewhat close to and parallel to the shore. That got me trying some more in that general direction when bam, in the middle of the night, all of a sudden something big hit and took off with my lure. Immediately dread set in. I was afraid I was going to lose it before I ever saw it, but in what was probably the next 5 minutes, the thing took drag, tried dogging away, but slowly but surely, got brought in close enough for me to make it out. What I had on my line, was a big Walleye. Another minute or so getting it close enough to me to net, and a very lucky netting later (the lure came unbuttoned from the fish as I scooped it in), I had in my net that big walleye. I can't say exactly how big it was, but I imagine easily 22" long if not more, and heavy. I caught a 18" walleye down there before, but this fish was clearly much more massive. Probably about as wide as 2 if not 3 of the one I had caught there before. I can't tell you exactly how much it weighed, but if I had to guess it had to be at least 3-4 lbs. By far my most massive fish I ever caught down there. After figuring out how to hold it up for a few pictures, I put it back in the water and watched it swim off. After that I decided to cast out some more in hopes of catching an equally impressive trout of some sort. I did catch a respectable rainbow that went maybe 15-16", but after letting it go, that wound up being all the action for that night before we took off, after ~3 hours of fishing. Sunday, it got to be about noon by the time we got back to the same spot to fish, by which point more water was being released again. We kept throwing the same stuff, along with some roostertails, but this time nothing came of that spot. After maybe an hour, I decided to try out the spot where we started out the night before. There ironically I caught another fiesty rainbow that went maybe 14-15", but that wound up being it in the brief half hour or so that we still had left to fish. Just to finally see what some of the lower areas of Taneycomo look like, we drove down to Rockaway Beach, and fished from the dock there, for another half hour, but unfortunately without any further action. Wish we would've hit it at better times in the day, and for longer, but overall I'm still pretty happy with that Walleye, and though I wish there would've been bigger or more of them, the 2 rainbows I caught, were far from my smallest ones from there, so I'd say it was a successful little trip.
  21. 6 points

    Shell Knob 6/29 - 7/7

    i've cleaned out several trollers over the years. sometimes you just have to have a prepared rod laying on the deck for them. most of the stuff they use just goes the the trash can. bo
  22. 6 points

    Weekend Overnight

    Had a really nice float this weekend. Met Mike at 6am in Gray Summit, drove to destination, ran our shuttle, and on the water by 9am. Beautiful day...but fishing was slow. Through the tackle box at them, but they wanted none of the fancy junk we like to throw. A small Zoom Lizard and a Zoom Fat Albert Grub were the ticket for both numbers and size, followed by a small twin spin, and shallow cranks. Fished till around 8pm on Saturday, (we covered about 12 miles) and set camp..Wicked hot during the day, but it cooled off nicely, and Mike made some awesome Shrimp Boil Foil packs for dinner. Big bright full moon overhead. Broke Camp and on the water by 7am on Sunday. Some minor jet boat traffic, but not much. Lizard and Grub ruled the day again. Covered the remaining 8 or so miles and off at 2pm. Home for dinner. No giant fish, but good quality. Great trip.
  23. 6 points

    Water starting to come up 7/12

    Water was up a bit this morning and really scheduled to come up more the next few days. I took the boat out this morning at Cotter and did some "fly fishing" out of the boat. Not my favorite way to fly fish as I put on an egg/midge combo under an indicator and then just watch the indicator as it drifts with the boat. But it does work... caught lots of rainbows a nice brown and this pig of a rainbow. I could barely get my hand around it to get the hook out and release it. I don't think she has missed many meals.
  24. 6 points
    Bill Babler

    Simply Unreal Fishing

    Ethan with a Super nice Taney Brown Trout male with Kype in full spawning colors. Click on the pic for a totally beautiful male brown in full color. On Taney everyday this past week with results that were beyond good, especially for the Summer heat. If you can fish, Great. If you can't fish much it does not matter, your still going to get bit. Have not fished above Dave's flat or below Lilley's, all in between, mostly averaging about 50 fish per day with most in the 14 plus inch class, with lots and lots bigger, and very few smaller. By playing the flow you can continue to have success throughout the morning. I'm starting at either 5:30 or 6 am. Till 8 am you cannot make a mistake. Stickbaits, Power Bait, Crawlers, jigs, PW, all are working. When the sun hits the ball game changes, as does the flow but the bite can continue if you adapt. Seems like at about 8 the flow really slow down, and at this time if you go to live bait your not in trouble. The Power worm, power bait or sitckbaits will almost go dead. You can go to a TJ full micro in pink or any small pink jig under 100 oz and you will still be fine, with that or a crawler. I have not been out there as much latter in the morning past 10 am but the guides that are taking multiple trips are telling me at 11 am or so when the flow increases the bites are totally insane on a crawler or down around monkey on PB. If you watch it and only keep the quality fish you can clean 4 fish that easily weight close to 5 pounds after they are gilled and gutted. Over a pound and a quarter average and that is fantastic, at any time of the year, let alone dead of Summer. Lots of brown trout currently on the move above Lilley's. They seem to be hanging in any of the bends or deeper pockets and by that I mean just depth changes, as really there is not a lot of deep water right now. Big fish are also coming in as just about every trip we are catching both rainbows and browns in the 20" to 22" class. If you get a chance even though its hot outside right now so is the bite. Come on down. Good Luck This post has been promoted to an article
  25. 6 points

    My Bees.

    White is the color of the year this year. Picked up a gallon of latex barn paint in white for a change, thinking it would cover better. Turns out to be a 3 coat paint, don't know how it will hold up. My hives are turning out to be a mix and match of colors from the mis tint stuff I pick up on clearance. Cedar and the clear coat stain seems to hold up the best. I wish I still could get the cedar, it was a bargain. I have 8 boards left and will probably use them to make some more. Pine does not hold up as well. Made some new hive covers this week. 5 new nuc hives to start new one. I have to make some bottom board and new deep hives when I get a chance in the coming weeks. I have another round of equipment on order.
  26. 6 points
  27. 5 points

    Walleye 7/10

    This might be totally luck, but it might help u walleye guys.... So fished the Friday nighter Friday we had the boat 25-30ft found a large Rock that topped off in 11 ft guessing when the water is at pool it completely out of the water. I noticed a lot of fish on the graph that were suspended. So end up tying on a 6xd crankbait, threw it off and on a little bit with nothing but we turn back around and headed back toward the east so I remembered that rock picked the cranking stick up, and I made five cast and out of five cast I caught three keeper Walleye. Think I ended up catching seven walleye & 2 nice whites off that rock with another keeper eye that came off when we went to net it. I never had that to happen before. But that crankbait had to hit that rock for those walleye to bite it, I threw them both sides The Rock making no contact and I never got a bite. When we got back to the ramp the live well they were in was full of shad they all spit up. Didnt end up with any keeper black bass off that spot. All walleye where caught after dark. Don't know if any of that info can help you walleye guys but good luck! I kind of reminded me of that deal those guys that bass fish the ledges down at Kentucky Lake do.
  28. 5 points
    Went camping with the family Sun-Wed. After talking with Fishrman about his cranking deal I put the thinking cap on and found other flat areas to crank. It was fun. 10 keepers each trip 4 hrs early and 4 hours at night. Caught all three species also which was a treat. Nothing big, a few 3 lbers, several 2 1/4-2/5 lbers. Wt upper 80's. Did spoon some docks but it wasn't going up there. Lots of bait out in open water flipping around.
  29. 5 points

    What's Cooking?

  30. 5 points

    River Smallmouth 101

    You usually want to fish in or near moving water this time of year. Usually where the current speeds up or slows down. Sometimes in the fast water in between.Wood, rock, current breaks where faster meats slower, changes in bottom or bank structure can hold fish. Throw at everything for the first mile or two and you will probably notice a pattern.
  31. 5 points

    Rim Shoals again 7/11

    Water was down again this morning so I went back to Rim Shoals. There were not as many sulphurs coming up as yesterday but apparently the trout were still looking for them. Caught some on the egg/midge combo early and then switched to dries around 9:30. Lost a really nice brown to a size 16 dry fly hook that decided to straighten out after about a 5 minute fight. Caught lots of rainbows, this 1 nice brown and a small Bonneville cutthroat. The Bonneville looks like it was from last years egg plant. Glad to see that some made it.
  32. 5 points
    Met a couple buddies yesterday at 4:15am. Headed to Campbell Point. Launched about 6am. Air temp was mid 70's already and the water temp was 86*. I would guess low 90's air temp in the afternoon with brutal sunshine. I mean it was intense....Managed to eek out a few biters but nothing to brag about. I tried all the typical hot summer baits to no avail. All I can say is.. "thank you" to the ned rig folks.......they're still eating it.
  33. 5 points

    My Bees.

    Hot humid day here. Lots of bees hanging outside. These hot, humid days move them out of the hive so they can regulate the temp better inside. Stormy out too, so the forage bees are back at hive too. I have been building new hives and boxes, putting together frames, and getting ready to harvest honey. I hope the weather holds up and the humidity goes down with this front. It will make that job easier.
  34. 4 points

    Skiatook Lake 1, rps 0

    I went out from Crosstimbers Marina at 6:15 this morning. Considering that the drive from my place to the boat is about 45 minutes, that wasn't bad. I can learn how to adjust the alarm. The picture was taken just outside the marina buoys. It illustrates several things. First, you will notice that people are building very nice places with views of the lake. Next notice the dead trees in the water. The lake has been very high for long enough to kill some species. Last, please note the steep rock banks. This lake was built at the confluence of several creeks upstream from the Arkansas and Verdigris Rivers. Its primary purpose is flood control to protect parts of Tulsa uncontrolled by Keystone dam and to protect the upper end of the Kerr-McClellan waterway that runs from the Mississippi River to the Verdigris River. Because of the location of the dam, there are few areas where the lake inundated flood plain. The land flooded sits in the Osage reservation North and EAST of Tulsa. in the midst of a plateau crisscrossed with small creeks and land so rough there was very little farming. Historically the land was tall grass prairie and then later cattle land. So what does that mean? I found no long sand and gravel flats. Wherever I fished a bottom bait, I felt rock. The channels, typically, are the bottom of V shapes. I did find several underwater humps and ridges. I found large areas of flooded brush and timber not visible from the surface. I also discovered that the lake has zero private docks. There are only two marinas, both huge and primarily full of pleasure craft. Large pleasure craft. Large, expensive pleasure craft. The water surface temps were 84 -85 degrees. The visibility was about six feet away from the banks. The wind was blowing around 20 miles per hour and funneling down the coves and fingers in random directions. I had one small fish swat at a redfin early, and one semi bite on a jig and craw. That was it. Obviously I need to learn this lake, but several things cause me to be optimistic. Until 10:00 AM, I saw only two boats and the underwater terrain tells me that when I find fish other than Spring spinner bait fishing in the timber, they will be clumped up together.
  35. 4 points
    The weird thing was he dressed that way when we fished in February😂
  36. 4 points

    My Bees.

    Too late. Just got done, 11 gallons. I still have the rest of the hives to do this week or next.
  37. 4 points

    Wading trip Monday 7/15 REPORT UP!!!

    I'm taking my 12 year old son after his first smallie on Monday. We want to wade, preferably within 3 hours of south Kansas City, but I'm not sure how high up a few rivers can be accessed or how high we are wasting our time. If anyone has any public suggestions, give us a hand, but if anyone has any quiet suggestions, please PM us and know that your creeks or rivers will be kept quiet. We were thinking of going above Mule Shoe on the Little Niangua, but it's small at MS, so who knows how far up is really feasible. I only ask to minimize time driving from creek to creek as we aren't really able to slip away all that often. Thanks for the help, any and all is appreciated.
  38. 4 points


    Personally I don't have a problem with spotlights and I think every boat should have one if navigating in the dark. Everybody complains about it "killing their night vision" .... but apparently their night vision sucks because they keep running into each other out there. Myself, I don't care whose night vision I harm, or what alleged "laws" I break. If I can't clearly see what's in front of me then the spotlight gets plugged in.
  39. 4 points
    snagged in outlet 3

    Vacation Trip Report

    Got to Cooper at 6 am. Heavy fog and then thunder and quick light rain. Slowly made my way upstream in the fog. Boats scattered around fishing. 35 megawatts till 9 or so and then they ramped it up to 150 when I left Threw the jerk till noon. No fish caught after 10:30. Had around 10 to the boat, rolled another 15 or so and had at least that many followers. Never caught a rainbow although at times groups would follow it all the way to boat. A couple of the browns that I rolled or had on for a while were real nice. One XL brown followed the jerk to the boat and he was a tank. Back at it tomorrow. @Travis Swift I swear I had all my bass gear but I just couldn’t leave my regular milk run. This post has been promoted to an article
  40. 4 points
    If you put your raft in Big River at St. Francois State Park and head down river, you WILL NOT float a circle back to the park......It isn't a lazy river like at Six Flags..... I always thought that this was common knowledge. But once again I've been proven wrong...........
  41. 4 points

    Skiatook Looks Like This

    Man, I hate BASS sometimes
  42. 4 points
    I started a new job with Cerner in May and I have not fished since May 11th. That is 60 days. I am going nuts. I made the decision to take off Friday and I am coming down to fish Taneycomo for the first time since February (which was a good trip). Anybody going to be down? Plan on wading in the morning then seeing if Phil has a boat available for the afternoon. I will have a report after the day, assuming I catch fish. None of you care, I'm sure, but I had to post this somewhere haha. I am going crazy!
  43. 4 points
    snagged in outlet 3

    What's Cooking?

    We had bone in ribeye and a 14 ounce lobster tail last night from Harter House in Hollister. Home grown tomatoes, baby white corn on the cob and cheese garlic bread. Vacation in the the Ozark's rocks!
  44. 4 points
    Bill Babler

    new member

    I saw that also Jeff. YEP, if you come in September or October you will be into a nice leaf color change with a chance for some isolated snow fall😃 Not really Murdok, just joking. September here is hot and I mean temperature. Leaves are usually early to mid November for the best colors. Last year our prettiest day here at the Lodge and Becky keeps track for the leaf peepers was November 16. Last week of October those Jaws will start munching, but not where you might think They are still in that 20 Foot plus range inhaling 3/4 oz football jigs. Come back and give it a try.
  45. 4 points

    new member

    Good for you on having a good time, that it what is important. This is a tough time of year to fish the Rock as far as catching numbers of fish. If you do come back for a fall trip, I would wait until at least mid-October, fishing can be really tough in September.
  46. 4 points
    Daryk Campbell Sr

    Just funny stuff

    I'm posting this with a heavy heart...😔 As much as I love my fishing, it’s been taking up too much of my time and I am struggling to keep up with the everyday basics such as cleaning and maintaining my home, so something has to give. I will be re-homing my collection.😥 Please don't ask any questions, it’s all top brands And needs to be in the hands of a fisherman Below is a list of what's available. All FREE of charge, to good home . Serious enquiries only please. Thanks for reading and understanding... 1. Dustpan and brush 2. Sponges 3. Dusters 4. Mop and bucket 5. Window cleaner 6.Hoover 7. Dishwashing liquid 8. Laundry detergent 9. Fabric softener 10. Laundry baskets 11. Toilet brush 12. Cleaning sprays 13. Scrubbing brushes
  47. 4 points
    snagged in outlet 3

    Vacation Trip Report

    Put in at the landing and ran my way milk run for bass. To say Taney bass fishing is a secret on Taney is a joke. Boats in every Creek all the way down to Rockaway. Didn’t want to horn in as the low water didn’t leave much room. Never wet a line. Fun though to see it with empire jacked up. Couldn’t even get in behind the fishing pier at Rockaway. I’m at the pool with a beer
  48. 4 points

    Video Game Fishing

    I've been lucky enough to get out on the lake around the Hideaway area a couple of times over the last week. I took this time to really work on drop shot fishing and found a consistent pattern. I also learned a lot about my electronics considering that I was finally catching fish that I could see!! It was almost like video game fishing. I would fish the long points early in the am. I would get out at first light, but the bite was more consistent after the sun had been up for awhile - somewhere between 0700-0830. I think the sun would help concentrate the shad off the points. Around 0900 the bite would slow down considerably. The best depth seemed to be the 20-25 ft. range. Each point seemed to have a "sweet spot" where the shad and bass would congregate. I would troll around the point. When I started seeing bait balls in the 20-25 ft. range, I would drop a marker buoy. Then I would work on adjusting my sonar and down scan. I would increase the gain until I could see my fishing line drop and rise. I increased the contrast on the down scan until I could see good separation between the bait. Lastly, I would zoom the screens to the bottom half of the lake so I could get a better picture in the 12-25 ft range. It is amazing how these adjustments improved what I could see in the targeted area. I used a drop shot rig with a 3/8 ounce weight and a #4 hook with live worms cut in half. I would thread the worms onto the hook and let half of it hang off of the hook. I kept the nose of the boat in the wind towards my marker buoy so I could control my drift around the area. The fish seemed to prefer the rig to be vertical and slowly dragged across the bottom. I tried casting and jigging some without very much success. The bite was very light and reminded me of crappie fishing. I would watch the bait balls come into view on my screen with the arches under them. I could almost time the bites and watch the fish as I reeled it up to the boat. When I started catching fish I would drop a second marker buoy and this would give me a very good reference of my drift and where I was catching. The shad would move around so you didn't have to stay in the exact same spot. The depth seemed to be more of a key to look for. This was such a fun way to fish. I caught several species of fish. I just like to catch fish no matter what. I would catch very large bluegill, bass, catfish, and walleye all in the same area. It's also a very relaxing way of fishing just drifting around. Can't wait to get back out.
  49. 4 points
  50. 4 points
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