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slothman last won the day on October 6 2020

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  1. Give me a ring when it is on. I want to get up there and try some of that this year with you.
  2. Best night of trout fishing I ever had was at the very beginning of January one year when I was in college. It was 4° at Taney that night. It was cold, but I was in a spot where the giants were stacked. I caught so many big fish that night. It was awesome. I think I still have an unfinished disposable camera with pictures on it from that night somewhere.
  3. No. I went to high school at Ozark. I lived at LOZ for the past 11 years before moving to Lebanon this summer.
  4. You probably went to school with my little brother. He was 10 years old in 2000. I don’t know how safe or unsafe they are now, but I’m one to be overly cautious. Especially when I can just go elsewhere and catch fish I have more personal confidence in eating safely.
  5. Thanks for the resource wrench. We are kicking around the idea of getting a bird dog. GSP and English Setters are two of the top of my list right now. I’m still early in the process of deciding what or when to get one, but I’ve been toying with the idea quite a bite lately. If if anyone has opinions on either of these breeds or any others, I’d be willing to listen. Ketchup, if you find a good breeder I’d love to hear about it.
  6. I went to high school in Ozark. It has been several years since I’ve wet a line in the Finley. We used to float from Linden to the dam in Ozark quite a bit. I’ve never eaten a fish from the Finley. Back around 2000ish there was a “do-not-eat” order there due to some health concerns and I haven’t ever had the desire to eat a fish from there since. I’ve caught bass, goggleye, crappie, sunfish, and suckers on there. I’ve never caught anything of any real size, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some fun to be had. I’ve never fished it in the winter, though I have floated a few times in the very ea
  7. I can definitely see that happening. I can see some people becoming really frustrated when they can see them, but can’t get them to eat. I can also see some people becoming bored of that style of fishing over time. The guys I’ve fished with that have been very proficient have told me that they feel like it is really like cheating. I’ve watched a guy catch them one after the other where they were suspended 65 feet down in 110 feet of water. There is no way he could have done what he was doing without livescope, but while it was cool to see, I think that style of fishing could get really old qui
  8. A year ago I was practically an upland newbie. While I am still a newbie, I am pretty much ate up with it. I now understand why all the old timers were always telling me about the good old days when they used to quail hunt a bunch. I can’t seem to get enough of it. I really enjoy getting to watch the dogs work. I even got to take my dad out for his first bird hunt (his dream hunt for as long as I can remember) This may not be the right place (and I don’t want to hijack), but does anyone know where a guy might find a Remington 1100 lt-20 improved cylinder barrel? I have one with a
  9. That livescope is the real deal, especially for deep water guys and for crappie fishermen. So expensive though.
  10. I was at Grand Pass last week and it was froze up pretty tight. It has been pretty tough up there. I hear they have been going gangbusters on the river though.
  11. Back when I was a kid and LOZ still had styrofoam docks, I used to catch monster bluegills around the docks. It wasn’t too long after all the encapsulated foam became standard that I really started to notice a reduction in the numbers and size. It has never been the same since. I know that correlation does not equal causation, but it does seem like there may have been some cause and effect there.
  12. I keep hearing people say that, but as much extra traffic as there is on Table Rock now it just doesn’t compare. I fish both lakes and spend quite a bit more time on LOZ than Table Rock and my worst experiences with Table Rock boat traffic don’t even come close to LOZ on an average summer day. I was on Table Rock on July 4 near a big fireworks show (probably one of the more busy times on the lake) and it was a smoother ride than most of my summer days on LOZ this year (even during weekdays).
  13. I can’t confirm, but I’ve heard that the Ozark trail tumblers are made in the same factory as the Yetis and just get a different label. It would make total sense if that were true.
  14. I got one of the new Stanley thermoses and was quite disappointed in how long, or should I say how short, a time my beverage stayed warm. After my grandpa died, I got his old Stanley thermos. Now that thing will keep something piping hot all blessed day and then some. I finally just disposed of my new one and kept the old one from grandpa. It works so much better.
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