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About countryred

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    northeast Mo for now. Mountain View, Mo someday
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    Fishing for whatever bites. Hunting. Being outdoors and in nature as often as possible. Used to be a diehard bass tournament fisherman. Now I am a fun fisherman and enjoy teaching my wife and daughter about the outdoors.

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  1. countryred

    Caught a green catfish

    I never really thought of the jacks fork as a bullhead creek but I guess they live about everywhere. Caught a lot of them in ponds and creeks in north missouri. Had a huge one on a jug line that was about 18".
  2. countryred

    Spot length

    Yep , 12 inch length limit on spots at LOZ. Seems they grow really slow there and most never made it to the old 15" limit. Table Rock spots are almost a different critter. Fatter, bigger, meaner. Lots of them too.
  3. countryred

    Pre- rapala wiggle wart collection

    You can try the pre rap warts page on FB, they will sell. Seen collections like that for 150-250. Craw colors more popular now. Prices seem to go up and down alot. Good luck on selling and the new kiddo.
  4. countryred

    Just camping - best choice

    Lots of water there now, but depending on more rains, should go down fast.
  5. countryred

    Just camping - best choice

    We have a place pretty close to Buck Hollow and I don't remember much camping there. Rymers looks ok, Blue Spring to me looks even better. Alley Spring is a nice place.
  6. countryred

    OA 2015 garden thread

    Very cool Billet,..looks like the critters are checking out the garden too. We were just down at our Jacks Fork place and spread clover , on top of the snow, and will plant blackberries next trip. Are yours thornless and how many did you plant originally?
  7. countryred

    PB Kentuckies?

    That is a heck of a spot Ron. I bet it pulled like a freight train.
  8. countryred

    PB Kentuckies?

    I saw where some recently caught a spotted bass that weighed just shy of 11 pounds in California. Might be a new world record.... What is every ones personal best from here in the Ozarks? Mine was a 3.98 caught along the North Shore area of Lake the Ozarks. Caught it on a clown rouge along the outside corner of a dock in early March about 15 years ago.
  9. countryred

    More Snow...

    You can blame me guys. My wife and I are heading down friday to our Jacks Fork cabin. Will be there a few days,.. No heat or electric in it yet. We are bringing a small propane heater. Expecting 2-4" here wenesday night in northeast Mo. Not taking the fishing gear this trip, Main purpose is meeting with the electric co to get us a pole set, plant some clover, check the game camera to see what was in front of my hunting blind on opening day.( missed deer season) and just check on the place in general.
  10. countryred

    Best Trip Last Year

    I saw your video too, looked like a great trip. I didn't get to fish as much last year but we did spend a week at our place near the upper Jacks Fork. Had a fun canoe day and a few mid day trips that allowed me to fish some while my daughter and wife swam in the river. Best fish of the week was a 17 inch smallie but saw several better ones. I have my sights set on them this year.
  11. countryred

    Spinnerbait Choices?

    No matter what lake I fished, I simplified and only kept a few basics...If they didn't work, I needed to be throwing something else. Clear water...cloudy windy weather.....shad color with either double willows or a colorado willow combo..silver blades Muddy water..cloudy windy weather.....firetiger skirt with a red colorado followed by a large indiana or an all white version of the same thing , especially if large shad are spawning Muddy water..sunny.....the ole chartreuse and white with gold blades, colorado followed by a 6 or 7 indiana 3/8 oz most of the times ....clear water,sunny, slick conditions....I ain't winging a blade if these baits don't work....start cranking or get out the soft plastics
  12. countryred

    Dam And Kc Area 2/7, 2/8

    Great day on the water !!
  13. countryred

    Need Advice

    My first bass boat was a 179v with a 150 yamaha. I think it was 88 or 89. Good rig, traded it off when the motor blew. Probably should have just replaced the engine. The 289's were good rigs too,. Just make sure there is no water logged wooded stringers or cracks around the transom. Good luck.
  14. countryred

    Building Brushpiles

    There were about a dozen of us guys planting brush in those days on that lake. . Sometimes we would plan to brush up a spot and find out some one already did it. Most of mine were in more obscure places. I was single and didn't hunt then so it was a good use of my time. In lakes with little deep water cover, or cleared parts of a lake,..it does help. With the electronics, GPS, Side scanning, etc......time spent idling around can do almost as good as planting brush. A tiny tree, stump, or rockpile that can hold a few fish is as good as a monster pile. The key is to be able to locate it quickly and get a bait in there. The last time I bass fished there , my buddy and I hit a few of them just to see if they decayed or still held fish. The lake was low, no current , late August and not a cloud in the sky. The first couple held nothing but we caught 5 that weighed 14-15 pounds off the last one we hit. Two decent sized events were held that day and 12 won both of them. Chances are no one had hit that spot in years. Many crappie guides do that as well,..Some lake like Lake of the Ozarks and Table Rock , there is enough planted brush to just look for it instead of planting.
  15. countryred

    Fishing Jack Fork 1St Week Of June

    It's ok to ask anytime. I always liked to do my research during the winter as well....

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