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    Johnsfolly reacted to Quillback in Just funny stuff   
    Here's one that'll add a couple of points to your IQ..

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    Johnsfolly reacted to BilletHead in What's Cooking?   
    With the plethora of Morels we are finding wanted to try a soup. Found a good easy one !
        Morel Mushroom Bisque. Very good.  More will be made soon. 

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    Johnsfolly reacted to rps in What's Cooking?   
    Tasty but not pretty meal last night, a small strip steak and a barley pilaf. The only pretty part was the avocado with marinated tomatoes.
     


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    Johnsfolly reacted to BilletHead in Just funny stuff   
    If he is half baked or stoned could he manage a half Nelson?
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    Johnsfolly reacted to Phil Lilley in Found some, Swan Creek 4/13   
    Yesterday, I was picked as part of a 12-man jury here in Taney County.  Two day trial I was told.  Never been called to served and was actually looking forward to the experience.  But it only took 4 minutes for the judge to dismiss us this morning, leaving 2 days with nothing to do (yeah right!).
    I wanted to go somewhere and catch crappie or white bass or both.  I left the resort not knowing where I'd go.  A series of turns led me to Shadow Rock Park at the mouth of Swan Creek on Bull Shoals.  I'd been there on Saturday and didn't do that good but I had 3 rookies with me.  I wanted to give it another chance.
    Spent some time below Powersite - around the rock pile where I was seeing a bunch of fish on the Livescope but no takers.  Water temp 48.  Worked the east bank down quite a ways - nothing.  Caught a brown trout there on Saturday.  Headed to Swan.
    Pulled in about 5:30 pm.  Water temp 58.  Looked around the mouth and didn't see much.  Went to the bend across from the park and got a bite over close to the edge of the field.  Short story - I fished the field, 3 feet of water and caught a bunch of big blue gill.  Then I found the crappie, one white and a walleye (short).  Quite a bit of action - all on the field and most in 3-4 feet of water.  All on a white/blue 3/32nd oz jig.
    Video to follow.
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    Science, budgets, and politics don't  often mix. Not much more to be said.
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    Johnsfolly reacted to ness in Photo thread   
    Konza Prairie Biological Preserve in the Flint Hill of Kansas

     
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    Johnsfolly got a reaction from fishinwrench in What's Cooking?   
    Caught a couple of keeper flounder on Sat. Seasoned filets with garlic powder and ground pepper. Lightly floured then pan fried in olive oil and a little butter. Steamed broccoli rabe and brown rice mix. Sauce for fish was butter, pinot grigio, shallots and fresh dill.

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    Victims of public schools.

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    Johnsfolly got a reaction from nomolites in What's Cooking?   
    Caught a couple of keeper flounder on Sat. Seasoned filets with garlic powder and ground pepper. Lightly floured then pan fried in olive oil and a little butter. Steamed broccoli rabe and brown rice mix. Sauce for fish was butter, pinot grigio, shallots and fresh dill.

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    Johnsfolly got a reaction from Quillback in Just funny stuff   
    Victims of public schools.

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    Johnsfolly reacted to FishnDave in St. Louis Metro lakes and ponds   
    This is my first Spring here also.
    You're doing well!  Congrats on your bass!
    I tell you what, the last couple weekends have been a struggle.  I fished most recently on Sunday.  I flyfished 5 bodies of water, scattered around the area...I'm sure I drove well over 100 miles.  Some waters are ones you mentioned.  I got skunked at 3 of them, picked up @8 small crappies from one, and the last one I fished produced @ 10 nice bluegills, @ 15 nice crappies, a bass, and a nice redear/hybrid sunfish.


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    Johnsfolly got a reaction from ness in What's Cooking?   
    Caught a couple of keeper flounder on Sat. Seasoned filets with garlic powder and ground pepper. Lightly floured then pan fried in olive oil and a little butter. Steamed broccoli rabe and brown rice mix. Sauce for fish was butter, pinot grigio, shallots and fresh dill.

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    Victims of public schools.

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    Johnsfolly reacted to ShoutForTrout in St. Louis Metro lakes and ponds   
    I've had some fun in the St. Louis area lately, here's what I did:

    I wasted a lot of time in Busch Conservation Area.  A couple weeks ago I hit up one of the catch and release lakes, #31, hoping for some easy spring action.  I don't know the temps, but it wasn't too cold.  I tossed chatterbaits all over the place and didn't get a hit.  I've never caught anything on a chatterbait or any jig before, so I thought I'd focus on chatterbaits and jigs.  I bought myslef a jackhammer and lost it within 5 casts.  I didn't any fish big or small, but I had the same luck at Lake#28, Lake#34, and Lake #35.  Went there a few times, tried chatterbaits all over the place without a bite. My favorite t-rigged yum dinger got the same results.

    I went out to Spanish Lake a couple weeks ago too, and got skunked again.  My son was fishing with nightcrawlers and he didn't get any bites either.

    I hadn't caught a thing since stocked trout in early February, so I was losing confidence fast.  This is my first spring in the STL area, so I'm looking everywhere to find good spots.  I combed this forum and decided to try Queeney Park, Tilles Park, and Des Peres Park.  I went to Queeney Park a couple times and saw a bunch of turtles, but I threw yum dingers and bass jigs all over that lake and didn't find a fish.   Then I went to Des Peres Park, the one by city hall.   I saw so many fish!  Tiny fry, little bluegill, nice size green sunfish, and I even got a look at a couple maybe 1-2 lb bass in the clear water.  Of course I didn't catch anything, but I finally found some fish!

    I caught a bunch of trout this winter at Lake Jefferson in Forest Park, so I went there with high hopes.  I hiked all the way around the lake throwing jigs and chatterbaits.  black/blue, green pumpkin, and white.  I tried curly tail, paddle tail, flukes, and every crawdad I had as a trailer.  I got sick of trying new things and tied a 1/4oz tungsten jighead (christmas present from the wife) on my leader and flipped a green pumpkin yum dinger into the lilly pads.   Not to far from shore, I thought I got stuck pretty bad on a log, but this wasn't a log, OH MY GOSH I FINALLY HOOKED HOOKED A FISH!  After lifting trout and dinky bass out of the water for the last year, I forgot what an actual fish felt like.  I didn't have my net, of course, so I got him close and SNAP, my seaguar knot broke when it hit the line guide on my rod.  My precious fell about six inches back into the water and I didn't want to let that fish get away.  I stepped into the water and grabbed that fish with two hands and secured it and just about kissed it as I stepped away from the water.  I don't know what my pb was before, but i've probably only caught one or two bass that were 2-3 lbs.  Now I know my personal best bass was caught in Missouri and was 4.1 lbs.  For a bank angler like myself, that's a huge fish.  I'm still super excited about it a couple weeks later.

    Got skunked at Queeney Park again.

    Got skunked at Chesterfield Central Park, but I saw fish!  Yuuuuuge numbers of tiny fish, and I spooked a couple bigger ones out of the shallow coves.  I knew there would be fish here, but didn't catch anything that day.

    Got skunked at lake#33 USING EARTHWORMS.  For real, I went out with worms and didn't get a single bite.  

    Had a great day catching bluegill, green sunfish, and even a couple small bass at Des Peres Park.  I was dropshotting nightcrawlers with #8 mosquito hooks on my UL setup.  Super fun, I went back the next day and caught a load of panfish.  I had a lot of fun.  It rained on and off the whole time I was there, but got some really cool green sunfish with orange-tipped fins.
    Got skunked at New Ballwin Park, water was pretty muddy after a rain, but not too bad.  No sign of fish.
    Got skunked at Tilles Park.  Walked around the whole lake and didn't get a bite.  A bunch of others were fishing on the dam with the same results.

    Went back to the clear waters of Chesterfield Central Park and started pulling bluegill and sunfish out from next to the bridge one after another.  There are some good size sunfish in those very clear waters.  If I used bigger pieces of worms, I would hook the bigger ones.  I got a couple little bass as well, but nibble nibble bite bite bite all day.

    Last night I went out to Vlassis Park before sunset and had plenty of tiny tiny bites.  I had to downsize to a trout magnet 1/64 oz jighead, size 10 hook I think.  That hook as still too big to catch most of these tiny tiny fish, but I manged to hook a half dozen on 1" gulp alive baits.  There were a bunch of these tiny 1-2-3 inch bluegill/sunfish hiding in the rocks along the bank.  Those rocky banks hold fish!  I'll have to remember that when I'm looking around, try the rip-rap and rocks!


    I need to try my hand at river fishing too, I've never really fished rivers.  I know you can catch just about anything in the Missouri and the Mississippi, so I need to pick some spots to try.  Meramec River is just a couple minutes away from me, so I'm going to poke around in Castlewood State Park and around those parts.

    Check out these fish I caught, I'm pretty happy with my first spring in Missouri so far:

     






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    Johnsfolly reacted to FishnDave in The Push for 100 Species in 2021   
    Its certainly possible.  Others have done it.  I caught a number of them on lures, back before I got into flyfishing.  Once I started flyfishing, I stopped fishing those places that had flatheads. 🙄
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