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    slothman got a reaction from ness in Quick preserve hunt   
    I’ve never done a preserve hunt, but I’m thinking about trying one out in a couple of weeks. We may do a mixed quail and pheasant hunt. There is one in Lockwood and another one down by West Plains. We are thinking of going to one of those. 
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    slothman reacted to FishnDave in Can anyone clarify MO's stream access laws?   
    Definition of commerce:
    commerce [ kom-ers ]
    noun
    -an interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale between different countries (foreign commerce) or between different parts of the same country (domestic commerce); trade; business.
    -social relations, especially the exchange of views, attitudes, etc.
    -sexual intercourse.
    -intellectual or spiritual interchange; communion.
     
    So...when somebody approaches you about your right to fish there, offer to sell them a fishing lure.  Now you are using the river in an attempt to conduct business, whether they buy the lure or not.
    Or, according to the definition above, argue with them.  By arguing, you are exchanging views.  "commerce".
    Disclaimer:  The above suggestions have no real legal standing, and may not hold up in court. 😉
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    slothman reacted to fishinwrench in Can anyone clarify MO's stream access laws?   
    The problem with that, is that by doing so you are showing that you already believe that you have no initial right to be there.   And if you go there after being told "no" then your case falls apart before it even begins.
    Just because some guy got shot once upon a time in Crawford county is no excuse to just puss out and forfeit your liberty.  Or at least it isn't for me.  
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    slothman reacted to Hunter91 in Banded Ringneck hen   
    I killed this banded ringneck hen down at Otter Slough this past weekend. It was my 10th band out of 40 years of duck hunting. All my bands have come from Canadas and mallards except this one and a gad. Just wondering if you guys see many odd ones like on teal, widgeons, other divers?
    By the way that was one out of 16 ringnecks my group killed. It turned into a real diver shoot!

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    slothman reacted to Old dog 417 in Good Way to Start a Friday   
    Two of us had a good hunt this morning at a farm lake in Northern Greene Co.  We could hear them coming in before legal shooting time or before we could even
    see them for that matter. Overcast morning so we got no help from the sun but at about 7:00 two flew right towards the decoys and as we shot,...ducks started going up
    everywhere in front of us. Two then four and then repeat was the order of the day and by 7:25 we had our limit of Mallards and Gadwalls. Ironic as it may sound more 
    continued to try to come in as we picked up spent hulls and retrieved our birds. I forgot to take pics and even worse I forgot to save any flank feathers! We'll go again
    after Christmas and I'll remember then. These were fresh ducks and wanted to be where we were waiting. This observation is supported by the fact we never blew a call!  
    Conditions/Equipment:
    Dense Overcast skies
    Temp 31 degrees
    No wind, completely glassy surface
    Thin sheet ice along shoreline extending out 18-24"
    2 dozen, Dakota Mallard flocked head floating dekes (3 on a jerk-string)
    1 Higdon Splashy Flasher motion decoy
     
    Merry Christmas to all,
    od 
                    
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    slothman reacted to Hunter75 in Local angler qualifies for Bassmaster Classic   
    Congratulation to Josh Busby from Rogersville, Mo on punching his ticket to Bassmaster Classic next year. I went to college and was fraternity brothers with Josh and am excited to see him get this shot. It seems like MLF has taken over the fishing world and we just don't hear or see as much about Bassmasters or the Classic as we used to. I still think it would be a dream come true to fish on that stage. Good luck to Josh at Guntersville!
     
    https://www.bassmaster.com/news/busby-heading-classic
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    slothman got a reaction from fishinwrench in Old Fashion   
    And when the president was on tv, your night was shot. 
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    slothman got a reaction from snagged in outlet 3 in Old Fashion   
    And when the president was on tv, your night was shot. 
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    slothman reacted to snagged in outlet 3 in Old Fashion   
    I had to smack my little brother's around to make them go change it...
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    slothman reacted to aarchdale@coresleep.com in Fishing Goals 2020   
    I plan to get a tournament jersey and enter every small club tournament i can. 
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    slothman reacted to Blazerman in winter pre-fishing   
    You too dude. 
    I fished my very first bass tournament as a co-angler with two rods. One had a Ambassadeur 4500 and the other was a zebco 33. I think it was 1975 and i was 18. BASS had a tournament at the Lake and there were a bunch of guys like Roland Martin and no one knew who they were at that time.
    My "Pro" was a farmer from mid missouri and my tourmament was not fun in his little "bass" boat in March with the wind howling. We were bouncing around while he was trying to run "up the river" and ended up breaking off the trolling motor and it went downhill from there. 
    But i did actually catch more fish then he did. i was throwing a purple plastic worm and he thought i was nuts for fishing a worm in the cold water. After i caught a few including a decent keeper he said you got any more of those worms.
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    slothman reacted to shrapnel in Get ready for current.   
    If I had to give up one of the following:
    Main Lake Points, Secondaries, Main Flats, Creek Flats, Channel Swings, Bluff Points, Rock Slides, Brush, Docks...>Main Lake points would be the first to go.
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    slothman got a reaction from nomolites in What are your fishing goals for 2019??   
    Funny. I fish maybe 15-20 days (the term days being used loosely like when I walk to he water and fish for an hour after the kids are in bed), and dream about fishing the other 355 days of the year and my wife complains about all of the time I spend fishing. 
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    slothman got a reaction from Johnsfolly in What are your fishing goals for 2019??   
    Funny. I fish maybe 15-20 days (the term days being used loosely like when I walk to he water and fish for an hour after the kids are in bed), and dream about fishing the other 355 days of the year and my wife complains about all of the time I spend fishing. 
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    slothman got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr in What are your fishing goals for 2019??   
    Funny. I fish maybe 15-20 days (the term days being used loosely like when I walk to he water and fish for an hour after the kids are in bed), and dream about fishing the other 355 days of the year and my wife complains about all of the time I spend fishing. 
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    slothman reacted to patfish in What are your fishing goals for 2019??   
    Goals?  Over 2018s numbers which were insanely low I'm going to go with...
    Fish more, fish more often and say "I can't go" less to never.
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    slothman got a reaction from fishinwrench in Get ready for current.   
    I never seemed to be able to capitalize on a “big fish bite” this year. I had a few decent fish and lost a few really good ones, but didn’t really get into to many really big ones. My biggest fish this year came about a mile away from any water deeper than about 6 feet deep. 
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    slothman reacted to gotmuddy in Who wants to hit up some marshes new years???   
    My buddy told me today he cant go fishing new years for our Grand Isle trip but I am wanting to go pretty bad still.  I am leaving new years night, and coming back jan 5(sunday).  I am either going to take kayaks or my modified jon boat.  Lots of people have mentioned wanting to go but???
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    slothman reacted to fishinwrench in C&R scouting mission   
    One thing is for sure....he won't outlive the river.  😉 
    Neither will the Niangua Cattle Company.  🖕
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    slothman got a reaction from nomolites in New boat questions   
    I was definitely looking for a duck/fishing boat hybrid for quite a while. I had just about decided that the triton aluminum boats looked like the best fit for what I was looking for. I finally abandoned the idea and got a bass boat. I have a layout boat for duck hunting, but I really think I will sell it and get a john boat so that I can accommodate multiple hunters all together. 
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    slothman reacted to Gavin in Go-To Winter Bass Lures   
    Just go trout fish. It is at its best in the winter.
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    slothman reacted to Gavin in Duck Season 2019   
    That's what sucks about the duck parks...you cant scout them...end up setting up in the dark at places you have never been before. Shot a goose while scouting today. Saw em coming down the levee towards me, no dekes, no call.
     
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    slothman reacted to Boobie in Duck Season 2019   
    pool 5 has been good to me in the past, but this year ?
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    slothman reacted to fishinwrench in Get ready for current.   
    Yeah they seem to have ditched their brilliant "guide curve" and gone back to the way it was done in the 70's-80's-90's
    This is a good thing !
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    slothman got a reaction from N9BOW in Duck Season 2019   
    Sweet! I won’t be getting out this weekend probably, but I think we are probably going to go on the 22nd. My brother got a reservation at Eagle Bluffs  that I think we are going to try to use. I haven’t been there in a few years and have no idea what things look like up there, but we’ll figure it out, I suppose. 
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