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  • Birthday 10/13/1991

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    St. Louis, MO
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    Flyfishing, Smallmouth fishing, Marine fish aquariums

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  1. This “don’t trust the scientists“ sentiment in this day and age amazes me. Believing that a significant portion of scientists falsify data to support their hypothesis for financial gain or whatever else, to me just sounds like more right wing projecting.
  2. Would it ever be considered to manage this section as C&R only for trout? I mean hell, if you want to keep some trout just go up to the park. Would be interesting to see what happens after a couple years.
  3. jfrith

    Cardiac Hill

    It’s because Missouri glorifies this backwoods ignorance. Stuck in the past. I have friends and friends of friends who walk around their property and shoot things (coyotes, squirrels, raccoons) just to shoot them and leave them there where they fall. Same goes for gigging gar/ suckers and throwing them up on the bank.
  4. jfrith

    Cardiac Hill

    Or if it’s an external tag they could just rip it off right where they gigged it and throw it in the water?
  5. jfrith

    Cardiac Hill

    Wow, that is quite the mortality rate in such a short amount of time. Would love to know exactly how they are dying. Thanks for sharing this, snagged in outlet 3.
  6. jfrith

    Cardiac Hill

    Made it down to Cardiac today for several hours. Found a couple fish to play around with. But I counted more gig boats than I saw trout in this section. I wouldn’t waste your time.
  7. jfrith

    Cardiac Hill

    Lmao was that a real thing?
  8. jfrith

    Cardiac Hill

    Thoughts on the smallmouth on the Upper Meramec right now? They’ve begun to move right?
  9. jfrith

    Cardiac Hill

    I’ll keep you all posted. Is the red ribbon section open to gigging?
  10. jfrith

    Cardiac Hill

    Yep, that’s about what I figured. Thought I might go check it out though and walk up to the spring. Try for some smallmouth if nothing else, but I’m sure they’re on their way to their wintering holes about now.
  11. Anyone fished here lately? Holding any fish? Anything to report on?
  12. It was my first time fishing the little piney and let me tell you it did not disappoint. Started out right above where Lane spring flows into the main creek at about 7am. Saw several fish spread out rising to what appeared to be very small blue wing olives. I tied on a size 22 BWO and tried for those fish for about an hour and gave up fishless and proceeded downstream (these also may have been creek chubs rising on the hatch so may have been wasting my time). Fished another stretch with confirmed trout with BWO still on, but still had no luck. It was now 11am without a fish, so I continued on downstream. Switched flies to a soft hackle with a green copper John dropper and it was on! Landed my first Piney rainbow, and it was probably one of the most beautiful fish I’ve ever caught. Fished for about another mile downstream and picked up maybe another 20 fish until calling it quits around 3pm. They did not seem to want my dry fly presentation, but anything small and on the bottom (emphasis with on the bottom, bumping across the bottom) and they were on. The fish in this creek are beautiful and the stream is pristine. Reminded me a lot of the neighboring Current in terms of water clarity, size, aquatic vegetation, microfauna, river bank composition, substrate, etc. which makes me wonder why the Current River can’t support a reproducing rainbow population? Could it be due to Montauk at the head waters maybe? Anyways, incredible day spent and I will be back.
  13. It was my first time fishing the little piney and let me tell you it did not disappoint. Started out right above where Lane spring flows into the main creek at about 7am. Saw several fish spread out rising to what appeared to be very small blue wing olives. I tied on a size 22 BWO and tried for those fish for about an hour and gave up fishless and proceeded downstream (these also may have been creek chubs rising on the hatch so may have been wasting my time). Fished another stretch with confirmed trout with BWO still on, but still had no luck. It was now 11am without a fish, so I continued on downstream. Switched flies to a soft hackle with a green copper John dropper and it was on! Landed my first Piney rainbow, and it was probably one of the most beautiful fish I’ve ever caught. Fished for about another mile downstream and picked up maybe another 20 fish until calling it quits around 3pm. They did not seem to want my dry fly presentation, but anything small and on the bottom (emphasis with on the bottom, bumping across the bottom) and they were on. The fish in this creek are beautiful and the stream is pristine. Reminded me a lot of the neighboring Current in terms of water clarity, size, aquatic vegetation, microfauna, river bank composition, substrate, etc. which makes me wonder why the Current River can’t support a reproducing rainbow population? Could it be due to Montauk at the head waters maybe? Anyways, incredible day spent and I will be back. This post has been promoted to an article
  14. Found them up a creek a couple days ago busting schools of shad. Pretty wild actually, like something off of the Planet earth tv series. Both spots and whites/hybrids. Went back the next day and nothing.....
  15. Yep found the whites middle of last week on a creek that feeds the Lower Meramec. They were gone though the next day when I went back.
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