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  1. On 7/15/2019 at 11:59 AM, Keiththom said:

    It's been many, many years since I've pulled in a Walleye. And I fish the meramac a lot for smallies. What's a good method, if someone wanted to target these fish? Or at least have a reasonably decent chance at pulling one in.

    Find current that’s too violent to safely fish. In specific weather conditions and or times of the day, the walleye will be there feeding.  1’to 10’ water, depends on conditions.  


  2. 2 hours ago, Al Agnew said:

    Well, I had kinda the opposite experience on a different section of the Meramec yesterday.  Started out looking for the situation that Hog Wally had told me about on his sections of the river.  Couldn't find fish.  Tried about everything I thought might work.  Was catching only the occasional small fish.  So I went to fishing a big walking topwater just because if I'm not going to catch fish, I'd rather not catch them on topwater!  Fish, fish, fish for about a half hour with nothing...then KAWOOSH!  It was a very thick, though spawned out, 19 incher.  Then back to nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, until the thunderstorm started rumbling...one more cast.  SLURP!  17 incher.  Hey, if you're only going to catch two good fish, I'll take those two on top any day!

    I haven’t caught one on topwater yet   Good to know that is starting up.   


  3. On 5/24/2019 at 12:32 PM, Kayser said:

    There's a lot of high-quality info in that one little sentence.

    I was lucky enough to have HW share some tips with me a few years back, and I managed to luck into a sauger before moving away.

    Wish I would've had a chance to fish the Valley Park area when I was back this year. But it was blown out, and there were crappie to chase. I might try applying his techniques to the Yellowstone this year.

    It’s all about the flow!   When I fish for walleye, I usually fish where most people would pass by and not give it a second glance. These fish set up on very predictable locations when they feed.  This morning I look at the river and it dropped to almost perfect walleye conditions 


  4. Watched a female and a male on a bed last Friday   They were getting it done.   Seen a group of females roaming shallow.  Seen fry Monday.   Middle meramec.   Didn’t get much reaction from them.  Hopefully this rise don’t put fry in the cornfields 🙁


  5. 7 hours ago, top_dollar said:

             I bring up crankbaits because, a few years back you mentioned you catch them on shad raps.  Since that time, I have caught a few walleyes down below valley park.  I caught 1 on a jerkbait, and the other 4 have all been tossing a flicker shad.  Most often I use a jig worm, jerkbait, or a keitech on a jig head, but oddly enough have not caught walleye on them (save the jerkbait fish), but they seem to eat a flicker shad ok.  Mine have all been less than 20 inches long, but i saw a guy fishing minnows under a bobber once, and in his bucket he had 5 or 6 small sunfish, and 1 walleye that was at least 25 inches, probably bigger.  Biggest eye ive ever seen in real life, looked to me like 8 or 10 lbs.  There are some giants swimming around there. 

    I like flicker shads but they spin out in very fast flow.  There’s your tip ? 


  6. 10 hours ago, timinmo said:

    Hey, you did not say what you were catching them on.  I am sure this is just an oversight on your part.

    My lack of articulation makes my posts short and always lacking of a good story line 🤔. But hopefully the cool pics make up for the lack of info? Lol.  I’ve been catching them on a new TackleHD pronto type bait that we have been working on.  So far, it’s a homerun.  I can’t wait to fish for hybrid stripers with it. It definitely passed the test for bass.  


  7. 10 hours ago, Al Agnew said:

    I've heard of them being caught up to the mouth of the Huzzah, but I've never caught one above Sand Ford.  No reason there shouldn't be some up there, though.  The Bourbeuse has them and it's got a LOT less flow than the Meramec.

    My cousin caught a good one last week around Onondaga 


  8. On 3/4/2019 at 1:18 PM, Jerry Rapp said:

    this has been around a while, but is worth reading again........

    Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for ...the environment.
    The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."

    The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

    The older lady said that she was right -- our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day. The older lady went on to explain:
    Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.

    Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable besides household garbage bags was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. But, too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then.
    We walked up stairs because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.

    But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day.

    Back then we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts. Wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

    But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.
    Back then we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

    But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then.

    We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blade in a r azor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

    But we didn't have the "green thing" back then.

    Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the"green thing." We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

    But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then?

    Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smart posterior young person.

    We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off... Especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smartass who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.

    I like you Jerry. 


  9. 10 hours ago, Daryk Campbell Sr said:

    Stopped in, seen Mitch, met his wife and little girl.  Seen Aaron,  and got a little bit.  My son had a great time, and really enjoyed the videos showing the Hi Def Craw. There was one were the lure was being attacked by a live craw.  My son thought the lure was real.  

    I was able to buy some neat items, seen alot of cool products. I really enjoyed myself.  They have a fishing tank for the kids.   My son caught two fish from there.  

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    Nice to see you and I could tell your son was having a blast 


  10. 11 hours ago, jdmidwest said:

    Stopped in and met Mitch and Hogwally.  Put 2 more faces to crew from online here.  Great bunch of guys with a great product.  Gonna try them out on the next trip to Pickwick.

    Also noticed that all Tritons, Rangers, and Trackers are starting to look alike.  Picked out a nice Lund Deep V that I took a liking too.  Might be a retirement boat.  Lots of goodies there.  Crowd tapered off around 2 where you could look around.  Had a great lunch at Berts Chuckwagon in Collinsville before we went in.

    Ran up to Troy and checked out GPKnives, nice shop with some great products.  Picked up a few things there.

    Very nice to meet you sorry couldn’t talk more.  Very busy moving baits. 


  11. 1 hour ago, Justin92297 said:

    Awesome report as always Dave, I had a great time taking the jet out!  As far as sharing info goes, all I can say is that I am thankful for the people on this forum who generously share patterns/techniques. I grew up fishing the Meremac and I can say without doubt that reading these reports helped me become a better fisherman. I hope the reports I post today help others as well.

    It made me wish I was fishing 


  12. 19 hours ago, Al Agnew said:

    I don't think it makes any difference what color you use in muddy water if you're fishing deeper than 3 or 4 feet, since most wavelengths of light are absorbed by the time the light gets to that depth.  I was just talking with a buddy a couple days ago about colors in muddy water, and he swears by a certain color that I promised I wouldn't divulge.  I told him it probably didn't matter, but he said he's proven it to his own satisfaction many times that this color produces better than any other color he's tried.

    But there are a LOT of things like this that really are impossible to explain.  Why does one angler catch fish like crazy one day, while his partner using the same baits in the same manner doesn't catch much?  Why does pumpkin with green flakes produce one day and pumpkin with red flakes doesn't?  I try not to get bogged down in things like that, I just pick a color that turns ME on, and use it all day without worrying about whether some other color is going to catch more fish.  I have a few "rules" that I go by when choosing the colors for the day.  One, in clear water I want lures that blend into the background, in murky water I prefer colors that stand out against the background.  In low light conditions I go darker in surface or near surface lures.  In very murky water, I want contrast, like a lure that's got both very light and very dark colors on it.  In typical water conditions, if I'm fishing something on the bottom, I want it to be as close as possible to the color of the bottom of the river.

    I agree, but I want you to take some of this new color to try.  Our next outing we will try em. 


  13. 42 minutes ago, Seth said:

    Win one of Lilley's winter trout tournaments
    End @duckydoty's unbeaten streak at the CAM tournament (nobody said these had to realistic goals, right?)
    Try and get the fiance to fish one of the warmer weather trout tourneys that Lilley hosts on Taneycomo
    Fish with @Hog Wally!
    Float my local streams more instead of always dragging the jet boat to bigger water
    Catch a 20"+ brown trout
    Catch a money fish in the Fall Big Bass Bash

    You’re penciled in. 

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