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  1. 1 hour ago, Smalliebigs said:

    I really need some help in the form of many other lines in the water to pull as many of these Spotted Bass out of the river we can. I can show you where to fish and even give you some baits to use hell I even have Two very nice kayaks for a couple of people to use. There is a perfect 2 mile stretch we can float but, you have to bring a cooler and a fillet knife.

    I am serious here..... this is your chance to go nail the hell out of some bass on the Meramec.

    pm me here and I will give you my digits and itinerary. I will also be trying to do this when the most opportunistic weather patterns are here so this will be a play by ear situation so I do apologize. Who wants to nail some bass??? I promise you will more than likely will nail some





    Of course wait to do this when I am now in Maryland :rolleyes:! I see how it is buddy.

    Seriously have fun on these mission trips.

  2. 14 hours ago, ness said:

    From mom’s old cookbook, Company Beef Stew.


    Been a few minor tweaks over the 50 years we’ve been making it. No onions, 2 cans of potatoes, whole can of consommé and less tapioca.



    Looks good buddy! I would have like the onions, but to each his own;).

  3. 1 hour ago, FishnDave said:

    Nice fish!  I bet that big trout that didn't hit really got your adrenaline pumping?

    When that happens to me, I tend to spend a lot of tme uselessly trying to get that fish to bite something, anything. Often the big fish are put off by something at that last minute. Maybe they see you. After that they may not show themselves again.

  4. 1 hour ago, Gavin said:

    Hard part is good crab. Easy to source in Maryland or DC. Having some shipped from Crabs to Go in Ocean City MD on Thursday. Will see.

    Hope that those crabs work for you Gavin. We bought some fish from them after one of our fiahing trips in OC. They have good product.

    For crab at our place, I know a girl😀! Will look at that crab cake recipe. I know that we are not the cleanest pickers. Get a few shell pieces when we are done.

  5. Congrats on your LP success! Caught my first Missouri stream bred rainbow in that same area on a scud near bottom. That was close to 20 yrs ago. 

    I have caught small parr marked rainbows in the Current suggesting that some successful reproduction is possible. That river gets so much pressure and disturbance and that may affect the trout spawn most years.

    I hope that you get back out after those LP stream bred guys again.  Or try your luck at one of the other blue ribbon streams with stream bred rainbows like mill creek, spring creek, blue springs, or barren fork if you haven't fished them.

  6. We left Texas behind on Friday afternoon thankful that we 1) still had Waldo in good shape, 2) we were out of the rain, 3) had on dry clothes, and 4) neither of us had hypothermia :)! This is a bad picture if you are a boat owner.


    Ham dropped me off at the Little Rock airport so that I could pick up my rental car that I would use to get to Columbia for work once this trip was over. He and I met for dinner and I followed him back to Flippin. Sat we headed to White Hole access and were met with a nearly full boat ramp. Could have been an ominous start. At one point I counted well over 60 boats and then just stopped counting. It's a good thing that we were after the yellow perch run and not those stocked rainbows. Ham pulled up to a hole that he has seen and possible caught perch previously. I had a casting weight with a dropper loop armed with a #10 Aberdeen hook and some redworm. I pitched the bait into an opening in the weeds. It was less than 20 seconds that I missed a small bite. I repositioned the bait and hooked into my first yellow perch of the day. Took about a minute ;)! I am no stranger to this fish. So maybe it was familiarity with my quarry, but more likely just that Ham put us in the right spot.

    John 1st Yellow Perch - White river 12Oct19.jpg 

    I gave my rod to Ham since he was champing at the bit to catch one of these guys himself. Took a little longer but not by much until he had his first of the day as well.


    Ham and I proceeded to drop into grass edges, under grass mats, etc. to catch more. Ham caught a few more from this spot. I got trout blocked and only landed one more perch from that spot. First I was blocked by what I am inclined to consider as a Bonneville cutthroat (my first ever; let me know from you knowledgeable guys if this should be considered a Yellowstone instead @netboy or @mojorig) followed by a rainbow. I was halfway to a slam, but wanted to catch more perch :rolleyes:.

    John bonneville Cutthroat - White river 12Oct19.jpg

    We moved to a new spot upriver. At the confluence of this small tributary. I caught bluegill and two more yellow perch one of which took the hook too deep and didn't make it. Ham hooked some trout. I couldn't get the suckers to bite at this location either. Further upstream we went and into another small creek. I saw brook trout, rainbows and what looked like a decent brown trout as we went into the creek. The only fish that we could see were trout as we went further up the creek. Some of those trout were less than 5 to 6 inches in length. We headed back to the confluence and Ham hooked one of the brookies on his Zig jig. Then another. Now he had half a slam as well.


    I also caught a snakeriver cutthroat trout at that spot.

    John Snakeriver Cutthroat - White River 12Oct19.jpg

    I caught a rainbow but no other trout. I did land a new species for 2019, a male hornyhead chub. He was "dressed" for the ladies with a bright red spot and sported a head covered in breeding tubercles.

    John Hornyhead Chub - White River 12Oct19.jpg

    We looked over a few more creeks and rock piles, etc. looking for interesting fish. Still not too worried about a slam. Then we made the big run uplake where we met @snagged in outlet 3. I had on an olive ginger 1/32 oz Zig jig and was casting towards the shore line or running the jig down through the troughs between the weed lines while Ham was talking with Pete. Just as we said goodbye to Pete I hooked and landed my first brook trout of the day!


    Three quarters of the way to a slam (or maybe 4/5? ;)). I caught another brook trout and Ham caught brooks and rainbows. We drifted downstream where Ham landed his cutthroat.


    We did come to the White to get me on knobfin sculpin. So it was decision time - go for the slam or head downstream for the knobfin. I wanted the slam. Problem was that water had been flayed over by boat after boat after boat. We soldiered on anyway. Ham came closest to a slam but lost the one brown that he hooked. I caught a couple more brook trout and a few rainbows, but don't think that I had on and lost a brown. We gave it a shot regardless.

    Headed back to the boat ramp. We tried a couple of rocky points and Ham caught a knobfin sculpin. I hooked a 5 inch rainbow. I did end up landing a knobfin sculpin at Stetson's dock:D.

    John Knobfin Sculpin - White river 12Oct19.jpg

    It was another great day fishing from Waldo. I appreciate Ham taking me on this adventure. I look forward when we can do it all again!

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