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    Devan S. got a reaction from tjm in Is There Nothing That Can Be Done??   
    I agree.....I also feel the same way for the people constantly complaining about the high water on the lakes. Specifically when for 99.9% of those people its only an inconvenience to recreation. 
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    Devan S. got a reaction from laker67 in C&R Tomorrow   
    USGS gage shows a good rise last night. Not sure if its all from dry hollow down or not but the rain should add some color and move some fish around...maybe even out of the park.
    Be a good time to go and try and trick a big one before he gets targeted all winter long.  
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    Devan S. got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr in 3 men canoe the Missouri river from Montana to STL   
    Yep when I did the MR340 current just sitting in the channel drifting was anywhere between 3-5 MPH.
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    Devan S. got a reaction from snagged in outlet 3 in 3 men canoe the Missouri river from Montana to STL   
    Yep when I did the MR340 current just sitting in the channel drifting was anywhere between 3-5 MPH.
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    Devan S. got a reaction from terryj1024 in fishing is rapidly changing   
    I fished Kings river on Sunday. Was able to catch 11 crappie. Seen quite a few dead shad floating on top and the crappie were just chock full of 3" shad. 
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    Devan S. got a reaction from merc1997 in fishing is rapidly changing   
    I fished Kings river on Sunday. Was able to catch 11 crappie. Seen quite a few dead shad floating on top and the crappie were just chock full of 3" shad. 
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    Devan S. got a reaction from Quillback in fishing is rapidly changing   
    I fished Kings river on Sunday. Was able to catch 11 crappie. Seen quite a few dead shad floating on top and the crappie were just chock full of 3" shad. 
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    Devan S. got a reaction from Mitch f in Torn   
    I think the NCAA did some research on this at one time and published % of high school athletes that go D1 or D2 and then go onto a pro level. 

    As I recall for the major "pro" sports that get you into making serious money its something like less than 10% to college and then like low single digit percentage or less than 1% to pros. So effectively a tenth of a percent chance your high school standout makes it pro. Some sports don't make squat when you factor in the "real" costs and I would assume pro fishing would be that way for all but a handful of the actual guys(even then they make their money elsewhere). In fact, I would bet there's more money to be made as a BAD doctor, scientist, engineer, salesman, or project manager than there is being a mid of the pack pro fisherman. 
    If someone had a serious interest in fishing. I would highly recommend pushing them towards marketing, engineering, business and get in the industry and work there. A lot more money to be made with the stability of not having to chance everything to make your next entry fee count unless you can really beat the top dogs day in and day out. If they decide then someday they don't like it there not just a washed up fisherman selling junk on TV, they have skills that put them somewhere else. 
     
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    Devan S. got a reaction from MrGiggles in Torn   
    I think the NCAA did some research on this at one time and published % of high school athletes that go D1 or D2 and then go onto a pro level. 

    As I recall for the major "pro" sports that get you into making serious money its something like less than 10% to college and then like low single digit percentage or less than 1% to pros. So effectively a tenth of a percent chance your high school standout makes it pro. Some sports don't make squat when you factor in the "real" costs and I would assume pro fishing would be that way for all but a handful of the actual guys(even then they make their money elsewhere). In fact, I would bet there's more money to be made as a BAD doctor, scientist, engineer, salesman, or project manager than there is being a mid of the pack pro fisherman. 
    If someone had a serious interest in fishing. I would highly recommend pushing them towards marketing, engineering, business and get in the industry and work there. A lot more money to be made with the stability of not having to chance everything to make your next entry fee count unless you can really beat the top dogs day in and day out. If they decide then someday they don't like it there not just a washed up fisherman selling junk on TV, they have skills that put them somewhere else. 
     
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    Devan S. got a reaction from snagged in outlet 3 in Torn   
    I think the NCAA did some research on this at one time and published % of high school athletes that go D1 or D2 and then go onto a pro level. 

    As I recall for the major "pro" sports that get you into making serious money its something like less than 10% to college and then like low single digit percentage or less than 1% to pros. So effectively a tenth of a percent chance your high school standout makes it pro. Some sports don't make squat when you factor in the "real" costs and I would assume pro fishing would be that way for all but a handful of the actual guys(even then they make their money elsewhere). In fact, I would bet there's more money to be made as a BAD doctor, scientist, engineer, salesman, or project manager than there is being a mid of the pack pro fisherman. 
    If someone had a serious interest in fishing. I would highly recommend pushing them towards marketing, engineering, business and get in the industry and work there. A lot more money to be made with the stability of not having to chance everything to make your next entry fee count unless you can really beat the top dogs day in and day out. If they decide then someday they don't like it there not just a washed up fisherman selling junk on TV, they have skills that put them somewhere else. 
     
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    Devan S. got a reaction from magicwormman in Walleye   
    As someone that fishes the river run in the early spring fairly hard, I can say there are some monsters out there. However MOST of the people I run into out there in the cold at dusk, dawn, or even night are not the type that I would expect to take pictures and post online. 

    Most of these guys are fishing live bait....in little bitty flat bottoms with small motors that they only use to get to their spot then they fish on bank. They are the type of people that if/when they catch double digit fish, it will get the knife and other than their closest fishing buddies nobody will ever know if that fish was 20lb or 15lb. They don't want the record and don't want anyone to know where they fish or how and certainly don't want to get the government/MDC involved in any form. 

    I'm fairly certain they are likely over possession limits or they are eating multiple fish every night. 
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    Devan S. got a reaction from Ham in What is your bucket list fishing trips?   
    As the title implies, what is your bucket list fishing trips separated into 2 categories. One category is thing you want to do and likely can do just need to make it happen. The second being the trip you want to do but have significant barriers(time or $$$) that prevent you. 
    My likely ones are spending time fishing Lake Fork for a big bass or going back to Mississippi Delta for Crappie and jigging them in waders. Followed by Musky at Pomme and/or Striper at Beaver. Canada is always on my mind too along with Missouri/Mississippi river cats. 
    Least likely is Artic Char in that deep red color and/or Alaska fishing in general second may be Sturgeon in the northwest. Probably wont ever happen until the little one is grown and gone but will never say never. 
     
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    Devan S. got a reaction from Johnsfolly in What is your bucket list fishing trips?   
    As the title implies, what is your bucket list fishing trips separated into 2 categories. One category is thing you want to do and likely can do just need to make it happen. The second being the trip you want to do but have significant barriers(time or $$$) that prevent you. 
    My likely ones are spending time fishing Lake Fork for a big bass or going back to Mississippi Delta for Crappie and jigging them in waders. Followed by Musky at Pomme and/or Striper at Beaver. Canada is always on my mind too along with Missouri/Mississippi river cats. 
    Least likely is Artic Char in that deep red color and/or Alaska fishing in general second may be Sturgeon in the northwest. Probably wont ever happen until the little one is grown and gone but will never say never. 
     
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    Devan S. got a reaction from Gavin in What is your bucket list fishing trips?   
    As the title implies, what is your bucket list fishing trips separated into 2 categories. One category is thing you want to do and likely can do just need to make it happen. The second being the trip you want to do but have significant barriers(time or $$$) that prevent you. 
    My likely ones are spending time fishing Lake Fork for a big bass or going back to Mississippi Delta for Crappie and jigging them in waders. Followed by Musky at Pomme and/or Striper at Beaver. Canada is always on my mind too along with Missouri/Mississippi river cats. 
    Least likely is Artic Char in that deep red color and/or Alaska fishing in general second may be Sturgeon in the northwest. Probably wont ever happen until the little one is grown and gone but will never say never. 
     
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    Devan S. got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr in What is your bucket list fishing trips?   
    As the title implies, what is your bucket list fishing trips separated into 2 categories. One category is thing you want to do and likely can do just need to make it happen. The second being the trip you want to do but have significant barriers(time or $$$) that prevent you. 
    My likely ones are spending time fishing Lake Fork for a big bass or going back to Mississippi Delta for Crappie and jigging them in waders. Followed by Musky at Pomme and/or Striper at Beaver. Canada is always on my mind too along with Missouri/Mississippi river cats. 
    Least likely is Artic Char in that deep red color and/or Alaska fishing in general second may be Sturgeon in the northwest. Probably wont ever happen until the little one is grown and gone but will never say never. 
     
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    Devan S. got a reaction from magicwormman in eagle rock   
    It's funny you bring up Viney. Looks like it will be closed permanently next year with MO Parks not involved anymore. 

    When the closing of Viney began, they had the "town hall" meeting the corps said any ramp in Emerald beach or owl creek were public ramps and there was nothing anyone could do to prevent the use of the ramp. The only recourse they had was if you were parking above the take line. 

    Isn't it funny that the corp will do that exact thing they said private citizens couldn't do in closing the ramps at Viney Creek?
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    Devan S. got a reaction from FishnDave in Catch a State Record Fish? Then What?   
    There is no question in my mind....you take it to be certified.


     
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    Devan S. got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr in Catch a State Record Fish? Then What?   
    There is no question in my mind....you take it to be certified.


     
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    Devan S. got a reaction from laker67 in Catch a State Record Fish? Then What?   
    There is no question in my mind....you take it to be certified.


     
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    Devan S. got a reaction from snagged in outlet 3 in Catch a State Record Fish? Then What?   
    There is no question in my mind....you take it to be certified.


     
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    Devan S. got a reaction from Seth in Big Fish   
    Keyboard Warriors. Those same people that say he should have released it would be the first ones to question the size if he would have taken pictures/measurements and released it immediately. 

    I think everyone that knows anything about Taneycomo knows that the team at Lilley's has a top notch setup. I would wager 99.99% of places that have the potential for multiple state/world record class fish don't have the facilities/setup to even begin to attempt to keep a fish like this alive through the process. I would also wager that 99.99% of people that catch a fish in the world record class wouldn't think twice about trying to get certified measurements regardless of what they proclaim on the internet. Your fish was 20% larger than Frank which means the likelihood of him being caught again was low since he made it that much bigger than the state record without being caught to begin with. Heck Frank, Frankie, and Carl has really stuck to a pretty predictable stretch of the lake and none of them are being caught multiple times. Most people aren't remotely prepared to catch a fish that size on regular trout gear. 
    Congratulations on the fish of a lifetime. 
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    Devan S. got a reaction from Quillback in Big Fish   
    Keyboard Warriors. Those same people that say he should have released it would be the first ones to question the size if he would have taken pictures/measurements and released it immediately. 

    I think everyone that knows anything about Taneycomo knows that the team at Lilley's has a top notch setup. I would wager 99.99% of places that have the potential for multiple state/world record class fish don't have the facilities/setup to even begin to attempt to keep a fish like this alive through the process. I would also wager that 99.99% of people that catch a fish in the world record class wouldn't think twice about trying to get certified measurements regardless of what they proclaim on the internet. Your fish was 20% larger than Frank which means the likelihood of him being caught again was low since he made it that much bigger than the state record without being caught to begin with. Heck Frank, Frankie, and Carl has really stuck to a pretty predictable stretch of the lake and none of them are being caught multiple times. Most people aren't remotely prepared to catch a fish that size on regular trout gear. 
    Congratulations on the fish of a lifetime. 
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    Devan S. got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr in Big Fish   
    Keyboard Warriors. Those same people that say he should have released it would be the first ones to question the size if he would have taken pictures/measurements and released it immediately. 

    I think everyone that knows anything about Taneycomo knows that the team at Lilley's has a top notch setup. I would wager 99.99% of places that have the potential for multiple state/world record class fish don't have the facilities/setup to even begin to attempt to keep a fish like this alive through the process. I would also wager that 99.99% of people that catch a fish in the world record class wouldn't think twice about trying to get certified measurements regardless of what they proclaim on the internet. Your fish was 20% larger than Frank which means the likelihood of him being caught again was low since he made it that much bigger than the state record without being caught to begin with. Heck Frank, Frankie, and Carl has really stuck to a pretty predictable stretch of the lake and none of them are being caught multiple times. Most people aren't remotely prepared to catch a fish that size on regular trout gear. 
    Congratulations on the fish of a lifetime. 
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    Devan S. got a reaction from laker67 in Big Fish   
    Keyboard Warriors. Those same people that say he should have released it would be the first ones to question the size if he would have taken pictures/measurements and released it immediately. 

    I think everyone that knows anything about Taneycomo knows that the team at Lilley's has a top notch setup. I would wager 99.99% of places that have the potential for multiple state/world record class fish don't have the facilities/setup to even begin to attempt to keep a fish like this alive through the process. I would also wager that 99.99% of people that catch a fish in the world record class wouldn't think twice about trying to get certified measurements regardless of what they proclaim on the internet. Your fish was 20% larger than Frank which means the likelihood of him being caught again was low since he made it that much bigger than the state record without being caught to begin with. Heck Frank, Frankie, and Carl has really stuck to a pretty predictable stretch of the lake and none of them are being caught multiple times. Most people aren't remotely prepared to catch a fish that size on regular trout gear. 
    Congratulations on the fish of a lifetime. 
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    Devan S. got a reaction from Johnsfolly in Lilley's Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report, August 31   
    On Taney is the suspension or even depth of a jerkbait critical?
    It seemed even with the 110 my lure was only maybe running 3-4 feet and due to the current there was no way it was actually suspending. All of my jerkbaits are bright colors. Maybe I need more dark colors(similar to the sculpin colors) that would be a little more realistic? 
    Seems like unless theres shad present the darker colors tend to be the direction the big fish go. 
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