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  1. ollie


    Quillback, the guides on Grand are tearing up the blues on the flats with cut shad in 1-4' of water right now from what I have heard and seen.
  2. The stream I fish the most has a smallmouth management in place and it seems to be working really well. My catch rate of 15" plus smallies has gone up in the last few years. Doesn't seem to matter if there are people floating it or not.
  3. It appeared to me that everything possible was done for this fish and in the end it died. There will always be trolls and people who look to get offended everyday. A lot of people comment as well without knowing all the facts. FB is a cesspool for those people. For me though, I would have liked to seen the record beaten by a native fish, but hey, it's still a record and quite an accomplishment in it's own right. Kudos to all involved.
  4. Buzz and I floated shoal last week and did decent. Any where around the ramps on shoal is always deplete of fish! lol If he is a decent swimmer then I don't see a reason for the jacket where you were. I don't think it gets very deep at all where you put in. I could be wrong though.
  5. I've fished the Kings a couple of times and thought there was more hype to it than anything. I never found it to be that great of a river IMO. Beautiful as all get out, but the old stories of being a premier small mouth destination is highly overrated.
  6. I just read today where they will stop carrying all handgun ammo and the most popular rifle cartridge the .223/5.56. Also they announced that they would stop selling handguns in AK after all the stock on hand is gone. Bowed under pressure. For me that means I have to travel about 20 miles away to get any good price on ammo now. Just another reason they suck!
  7. Lol, from a guy who has been asked more than once to prove I am legal to fish that is always what they ask for first!😒
  8. ollie

    Report 8/18

    Haven't fished Shoal for a long time. Probably 2 years at least. Buzz and I where going to fish Elk today but wen we got up this morning it was lightning and raining outside. That was around 5:30 this morning and it didn't look too good I thought. Good for us it moved pretty fast through the area. We called each other and decided to fish Shoal instead since we wouldn't get on the water until later in the morning. It's only like 10-15 minutes for each of us to get to. I got held up by a train, but we still got on the water by 8:00. Buzz struck first with a nice little largemouth and then just few minutes later I opened my account! Fat little largemouth at 13". Stayed about the same until the whopper plopper struck twice in row and then some! Before you know it I had like 5 or 6 and was killing Buzz on the number count. The water flow was just about right, little to fast for me, but the creeks all now have a good flow! So we are floating and fishing and then the wind comes back up it starts looking like it could get really bad outside. Buzz starts throwing a war eagle spinner bait and starts catching some fish! All of a sudden he passes me on the count during that front that was moving in. I ended up catching 2 largemouth back to back casts that were 14" and 15". Buzz caught a couple of nice ones as well when the wind picked up! It was weird in a way like it happened, but that is fishing! I ended up with 12 total in about 5 hours and Buzz caught 14 I think. Not a huge numbers day ,but it was enjoyable none the least. We encountered a little rain as well and that actually felt pretty good! Very humid in between the rains and clouds today. Most were largemouth that were caught today and the only smallies we caught were kind of small really. Largemouths came mostly from downed wood on the banks and weed lines. Buzz took a pic of where we were. lol
  9. ollie


    Yea, I bit the bullet on that license this year and forked over the cash for one. Glad I did now. From Neosho I can be on Grand within 20-30 minutes easy. Went three times when the whites were running and slayed them. Been to a couple of crappie docks as well and did fine. Tons of good catfish in there as well. If you want to stay in this area without spending the dough for that OK license then Shoal does have them in there, but like Chief said I don't think as many, although I did see someone last year haul out 2 five pound plus flat heads out of there. Now I think about that was first thing in the morning and he was checking limb lines from the night before. Go below Noel on that stretch of Elk and there are plenty.
  10. ollie


    I agree it can be a circus but it almost is automatic that they will catch one at least. If you are looking just to catch any fish then a local creek with some crawdads and worms will do.
  11. ollie


    If you hold off until the 17th of this month RR has free fishing days for kids with activities and all.
  12. Well, I think we all knew it would happen eventually. Powers that be weren't going to stand by and not get a cut of wealth for themselves. Shameful at the very least. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/epa-clears-path-for-proposed-copper-and-gold-mine-near-alaskas-bristol-bay/ar-AAF7rw8?ocid=spartandhp
  13. I love RR, but in the last few years it hasn't been a fraction of what it used to be IMO. Still a beautiful place to go though and I always hit it up on the C&R first day.
  14. I use to fish with Wayne on here before he died, R.I.P. and he used to live in Oregon and told me many stories of fishing the river. Told me basically what you reported, that there were more smallies in there than you could shack a stick at! He said you basically had to have a pontoon or similar water craft to float and the wind was brutal. Very isolated as well. Great report.
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