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    • Phil Lilley

      Masters Trout Tournament   01/16/2018

      Lilleys' Landing Resort & Marina, Lake Taneycomo, will hold it's annual trout tournament this Saturday, January 20th.  It is a 2-man team event.  $75 entry.  This is an artificial only, catch and release contest.  Cash prizes for 1st through 4th place.  Start time 8 a.m.  --  Weight in time 4 p.m.  A meal will follow the weigh in for contestants and spectators.  Call 417-334-6380 for more information.  Register at Lilleys' office up until 7:55 a.m. on Saturday.  http://www.ozarkanglers.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Masters-Elfrink-Entry-Form-2018.pdf


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  1. Where to buy on Lake of the Ozarks

    Nice area, but like the upper Gravi it ices in. Just sayin. Mike
  2. Strange freeze

    Dropped the deicer in at XMas and she is churning away. Ain’t doing that broke dock-drop everything deal...(I hope)... Mike
  3. I'm definitely in favor !

    If you gotta worry about the cost of feeding it perhaps you should scale down... Mike
  4. I'm definitely in favor !

    X2 Unfortunately, I think the opposing lobby may have more $$$...this dog ain’t gonna hunt. Mike
  5. The Fresh Start Thread

    ...and I’m a Kingsford man myself, perfection is not achieved with substandard charcoal. Smart man! Mike
  6. The Fresh Start Thread

    Pup and “grand”pup...my daughter is cruel.
  7. 1995 Ranger 392XT

    Very nice!
  8. 1995 Ranger 392XT

    Sounds like somebody’s getting a new ride.....good for you sir! Mike
  9. Everything is frozen and I am bored

    I did take a peek out of curiosity when the link was up and the pic I looked at did have a geotag; I found that to be interesting as I had never considered that even though I leave location services off because it chews up my battery and I CAN read a map. If I had a concern related to that, it would not be that someone is fishing “my” spot. The train wreck that followed is beyond me...all on this forum share a passion for fishing and are glad to help - just wish I had the opportunity to meet more of you in person. In time. Mike
  10. Fish Finders Again....

    If you just have one unit I think either is a good product - with multiple units or the newer trolling motors you really need to stay “in house” for compatibility purpose - it gets to be “change one, change all”. For that reason I won’t be making a switch unless it involves a new boat...and then I will likely stay with what I know anyway. I troll a lot as well and it sure helps to have all those shallow treetops and brushpiles marked and be able to “tickle” the top of them but not get hung up every time. Many a fish ends up in my belly that way... Mike
  11. Fish Finders Again....

    Agreed. ( especially when there is a much deserved Speed limit) I turn the brightness down to 3 or 4 at sunset or after dark; improves night vision dramatically and I can still get info from the unit. Mike
  12. Fish Finders Again....

    Agreed, stripers are on the move...I look more for “busted” shad schools and streaks than individual returns when chasing them. On LOZ there is absolutely no question when you scan a good crappie dock ...it will be shotgun sprayed with white dots. Mike
  13. Fish Finders Again....

    I am normally deeper offshore on structure looking for walleye or hybrids/stripers but if I am cruising docks or a bank I just use one side. I need 2D to have any chance of species ID on the white spots on SI when just any old green fish won’t do..😉 I dont really mind catching them(unless he is pulling like a big walleye) but rarely target them. Mike
  14. Fish Finders Again....

    The more you use the better you read. If I am actually searching I run full screen SI and flip over to map periodically to make sure I am where I want to be relative to structure - I can see much more detail that way. Once I see what I am looking for I switch to half 2D and half map on the next pass to get more detail and drop electronic markers. You learn to identify fish by the color and shape of their returns on 2D and their relative position in the water column. 100%, no, but most of the time you can make a good ID. I normally have just 2D and map up on screen when fishing unless I am after striper/hybrids and want to keep an eye on the schools while trolling and will flip back and forth. Shortcut buttons are set to full SI, half map and 2D, and the last to map -DI-2D split 3 ways. This works for me. Plug, once you run one of these newer units you can’t go back...they are truly great. Do I have to have? No, but I don’t really need a boat either to catch fish...but searching for and dialing in on them is half the fun. Mike
  15. Ott DeFoe's river boat

    I read an article about that rig and the builder right after that tournament; sounded to me like he was running it just like the jet boys do; get a head of steam up, plane out and then coast through the really skinny patches and then hammer again when you have bite. He had very little tackle/gear on board to minimize weight - the rig was super light so he was as high in the water as possible. I think that should be a legal gamble if a guy wants to make it; he is sacrificing performance in every other way. Just my $.02. Mike
  16. Minn Kota Ultrex update

    I use the foot pedal around docks or when I am using a lure retriever and need both hands but usually I just switch back and forth depending on where I am in the boat - when trolling I run things from the cockpit. Mike
  17. Whites

    Yes, and the last is a striper. They will be in the 21-22” range by summer 2018... Mike
  18. Minn Kota Ulterra trolling motor question

    Had mine for several years and zero issues with belt. I had one problem with a lost alignment magnet( first gen) which was replaced and upgraded at no cost. Mike
  19. Blue Cat

    Yep, viscious fellows. I catch a ton of them fishing for walleye and hybrids - have had a couple in the 50# range. Mike
  20. Blue Cat

    Pretty much everywhere...near the shad. They are thick in LOZ... Mike
  21. What are these called?

    Especially the crystal minnows...
  22. What are these called?

    They look like Sirmanski shad-skis....
  23. New Rapala

    Uh, those have been around for years...floaters... but they do work well early in the year when the water starts warming up. Mike
  24. 11/30 - 12/1 Report

    Wrench, I actually ran up to the Mills area and poked around and was surprised there were zero shad above Soap - and yes Terry those I found were on a deep swing but shallow so I can see why docks would be producing - they looked jammed with crappie too on the SI. Caught some big whites along the break at the last hard right turn of Indian but they were scattered and deep(15’). Mike
  25. 11/30 - 12/1 Report

    Nice fish; you the man! I have not had time to fish recently - was down last nite and this morning and tried sticks after dark for walleye but just had a few big whites and one keeper LM. Tried the Gravois this morning and about the same story - had to get back to town for an event tonite. The shad were not where I thought they would be right now but that’s fishing. Hope to get more time later this month. Mike

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