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    JestersHK got a reaction from Johnsfolly in Lilley's Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report, August 31   
    The pearlescent white J8 2 hook rapalla was always a go to if they had gates open and shad coming through.  I mostly throw jerks at night so I'm not a good judge of suspending type baits or even the larger baits.  I rarely throw a 3 hook jerk bait sticking to the smaller ones and fishing them allot slower at night versus during the day where you would fish them more aggressively.
    For me anyways when I fished an aggressive retrieve at night we caught allot of fish which were not trout. The walleye, smallies, and white bass were generally on the ends of my line after speeding up the retrieve.
    As for color, the darker sculpin and trout patterns work best on trout.  Super shiny exotic bright colors being the walleye to the table.  Again just my sample size and b my experience if you are getting out there in the dark.  The other guys who fish more from a boat and during the day can hopefully chime in.
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    JestersHK got a reaction from Johnsfolly in Lilley's Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report, August 31   
    This one was on a solid grey 3/32 during the CAM tourney.

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    JestersHK got a reaction from Johnsfolly in Lilley's Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report, August 31   
    On Jerkbaits only?  Not sure.  Duanes got some for sure.  I know I have at least one brownie at 24in but that one came on a jig.  Seth's tourney partner had a 21in but also on jig.  I think I have 1 or 2 rainbows this year on the jerkbait that were over 20, but will have to go back and look to verify... @Travis Swift had a few browns over 20 I believe and he had an awesome day during the CAM tourney where he lit them up with the jerkbaits!
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    JestersHK got a reaction from Johnsfolly in Lilley's Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report, August 31   
    Sadly I have not been able to fish Taney this year as much as I usually do with family and work stuff just burying me...  I will say the jerk bite at night follows allot of what others have said.  It's been very hit or miss.  They are either on fire or we are slinging all night for very little returns. 
    Fishing jerks in the daytime I really only fish them on over cast crappy weather days, I will say you need to slow it down compared to how you fish them for bass.  Let them sit in the current and work the eddy lines.  As you're bringing them through the current let them sit and work when they hit the faster seams.  This is the most likely area I get bites.
    As Seth stated you gotta get up in there too.  Allot of times you'll pull followers right off the banks, and if you do hook a smaller bow be ready to hang on as I think if I'd left that bow in the water for just a few more seconds I'd of had my hands full with a big brownie. 
    Last thing is just a huge endorsement to @duckydoty and what he's done with his jerkbaits.  Book a trip with him and get your hands on some.  I've caught a bunch of fish on rapallas and others, but the 606 pattern he paints is money.  It not only catches more fish, but it's caught some big browns including our big one from last December.  It's a true matching of the hatch so to speak, and in my experience there's no competition out there.  I think the smaller size and the aggressive wobble set it apart from just about anything else on Taney.  Even a 606 not painted by Duane has been a great fall back lure so much so that I rarely will tie on a rapalla anymore...
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    JestersHK reacted to Johnsfolly in Wal-Mart Announcement   
    What we need is more strict gun control laws like they have in DC and Chicago.... Wait a minute😌?!?
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    JestersHK got a reaction from crazy4fishin in Lilley's Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report, August 31   
    Sadly I have not been able to fish Taney this year as much as I usually do with family and work stuff just burying me...  I will say the jerk bite at night follows allot of what others have said.  It's been very hit or miss.  They are either on fire or we are slinging all night for very little returns. 
    Fishing jerks in the daytime I really only fish them on over cast crappy weather days, I will say you need to slow it down compared to how you fish them for bass.  Let them sit in the current and work the eddy lines.  As you're bringing them through the current let them sit and work when they hit the faster seams.  This is the most likely area I get bites.
    As Seth stated you gotta get up in there too.  Allot of times you'll pull followers right off the banks, and if you do hook a smaller bow be ready to hang on as I think if I'd left that bow in the water for just a few more seconds I'd of had my hands full with a big brownie. 
    Last thing is just a huge endorsement to @duckydoty and what he's done with his jerkbaits.  Book a trip with him and get your hands on some.  I've caught a bunch of fish on rapallas and others, but the 606 pattern he paints is money.  It not only catches more fish, but it's caught some big browns including our big one from last December.  It's a true matching of the hatch so to speak, and in my experience there's no competition out there.  I think the smaller size and the aggressive wobble set it apart from just about anything else on Taney.  Even a 606 not painted by Duane has been a great fall back lure so much so that I rarely will tie on a rapalla anymore...
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    JestersHK got a reaction from fishinwrench in Dove Opener   
    Avon skin so soft... Soak your socks before ya head out.  Will keep those and the chiggers off ya.  I tried buggins, they helped with the awful biting buffalo gnats, but didn't do much for the chiggers...
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    JestersHK got a reaction from Seth in Lilley's Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report, August 31   
    This one was on a solid grey 3/32 during the CAM tourney.

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    JestersHK reacted to moguy1973 in Heading to the great white north tomorrow   
    Didn't have the numbers today but had the big ones biting.  Caught a 36" pike that went 20+ lbs.  Finger got in the way in the picture though. Ooops.
     



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    JestersHK reacted to Seth Clarkson in New Pb Smallmouth   
    Slow fishing day Saturday and the temperature was nice, but I did catch my new pb smallmouth. It was 19 inches but didn't get a weight since the scale battery was dead. I would guess somewhere between 2.5 and 3 lbs, it wasn't all that thick and not as strong as the river smallies. Caught on a megabass hazedong swimbait that was given to me a couple years ago and sat in my box, I was lazy and saw it handy after breaking off a chatterbait so I tied it on, sure glad I did. Caught it up by shadowrock park, sure wasn't expecting to catch a smallie there. Water has been really clear for bull shoals from our account. 

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    JestersHK got a reaction from Smallie Seeker in Lilley's Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report, August 31   
    This one was on a solid grey 3/32 during the CAM tourney.

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    JestersHK reacted to Seth in Fire Fighters Tournament Video   
    He ain't used to having to wear fish down before landing them. When he hooks a big smallmouth, he's horsing it all the way to the boat and then yelling at me to hurry up and net it while it's still green. I always seem to hook my biggest bass on finesse tackle and I have to play them like I do my trout. I start giggling every time I watch this video and hear him let out a groan when the brown comes dashing by the boat the first time and I don't even try to net it. 😆
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    JestersHK reacted to Seth in Fire Fighters Tournament Video   
    Took my bass fishing buddy down to fish this tournament. He's a greenhorn at trout fishing, but luck seems to follow him when he does go. This is the best tournament weight I've had by several pounds. His first trip to Taneycomo was this past February when he fished the Elfrink tournament with @Ryan Miloshewski. Frank was landed during that tournament. Gerry Dwiggins caught another mega brown this time. My buddy is going to start thinking these 20lbs+ browns are a dime a dozen! 😆
     
     
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    JestersHK reacted to Seth in Lilley's Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report, August 31   
    The best jerkbait bite I've experienced in a while was the evening after the CAM tourney in April. @JestersHK and I went back out after the tourney when a storm was blowing in and the fish were all fired up. We never boated anything huge, but caught several up to 16 or 17" and had some absolute studs chase our lures and stocker bows all the way to boat. DJ had one brown pushing 10# try to eat a stocker he had hooked right at the boat as he was lifting it out of the water. This was all between Fall and Short Creek, not the trophy area. I did catch a pretty good rainbow on a jerkbait the next day before we left just below the Narrows. I think it was 19". Aside from that trip, the jerkbait deal just hasn't been there for me this year.
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    JestersHK reacted to Mitch f in Great job Al!   
    This is as good as it gets for identification purposes.
     
    https://riversandart.blogspot.com/2019/08/how-to-tell-spotted-bass-from.html?m=1
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    JestersHK reacted to FishnDave in Hello, I'm FishnDave   
    Caught my PB Common Carp on a fly yesterday.  35" long, 22.5" girth, calculated weight of 22.14 lbs.
     

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    JestersHK reacted to Johnsfolly in Lilley's Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report, August 31   
    Watching a float go under is a great trigger. Still love the thump of an underwater bite😀.
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    JestersHK reacted to Seth in Lilley's Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report, August 31   
    I like throwing jigs straight, but that power worm setup is a blast to fish. Not only does it produce a bunch of fish, there is just something fun about watching a float go under.
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    JestersHK reacted to Bill Babler in Lilley's Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report, August 31   
    Travis I saw zero boats above Andy's the last couple of days.  Chartered Waters, Sappington, Grise and Welch all four were fishing the lower zone so i'm thinking it might be close as all 4 of those guys like to fish the cable down.
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday.  77,68,57 rainbows caught and released from the lower restricted zone thru Short Creek with a few below Cooper Creek. 2 clients per day each morning from 6:30 to 10:30.    Used Crawlers on Friday for about 40 of those and egg patterns for another 20 in the lower zone but the rest on the pink power worm out of the zone.
    Saturday with the flow I went up first and drifted a scud and egg.  Every fish came on the egg no matter the color or size of the scud.  Most all the fish were just fantastic with lots of them being in the 15 plus inch range.  Not a ton of fish early Saturday but just outstanding quality.  I called Duane and asked if they were on the PW and I think his words were it is a "blood bath" or in other words get down here they are tearing it up.  We drifted the egg scud combo to Fall Creek and switched, running the PW 7' under the indicator with the flow.  Just silly, enough said
    Today I had a father son team with Dad on the fly rod and Son on the spinning rod.  Dad was down 15 to 4 and decided to change to the Spinner.  Ended up 36 to 21 in favor of son.  If you fish a fly rod a lot on big water gentle flow no problem,  If you don't the spinning rod with a strike indicator will hammer you.  Reason is distance and controlled drift.  If you let that fly line lead or drag you they no likey.  For the novice the spinning rod set up like the fly rod is the way to get rich in a hurry on upper Taney right now.
    Good Luck
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    JestersHK reacted to crazy4fishin in Labor Day Weekend / Sunday report   
    I was able to get out early today - a lot of fog as you would expect given the temps. I went just past Short Creek, right before the boat ramp, staying on the side with the houses and let the current take me down to Trout Hollow.
    I threw a brown, sculpin jig towards the bluff wall into the deeper water giving it a pop as I retrieved it, much like what Phil and Duane do on One Cast.
    I really got into into the numbers and better size but it was off and on, not steady like yesterday.

    Side note, I had to laugh as there were two guys in an aluminum boat that decided to plant them selves, as in anchor, right out from short creek....and as the numbers of boats increased they would move from one bank to the next.... I think they were the boat traffic calming device....much like a round about. 
    I came in for a few as the traffic picked up and decided to take a young couple that I had met a couple of days before out as they were having no luck off the dock.....that is what happens when you are fishing for trout using a cat rod!!
    We went up just barely past Trout Hollow and I put him on the jig and gave her the Float / Power worm rig.....for never fishing that kind of rig nor trout she really schooled us two guys....pun intended....I felt a bit sorry for her husband as she was really enjoying catching more than him!!! So yeah the PW and Float is still the deal out there!!!
      
    Stay safe and have fun
    C4F

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    JestersHK reacted to moguy1973 in Heading to the great white north tomorrow   
    Got here late last night but it to get out for a couple hours and caught my first walleye ever. And then caught my first keeper walleye ever at about 20” long.  Then today we got out and had a beautiful day and ended up with something like 13 keeper walleye and 3 keeper northern pike. I did catch a 33” slot sized pile and my brother in law caught a 37” pike we threw back. Caught them on big spoons, big swim baits, spinner rigs on bottom bouncers and curly tailed jigs. Had a big pike follower on a jerk bait but he saw the boat before taking it.  


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    JestersHK reacted to Phil Lilley in Lilley's Lake Taneycomo Fishing Report, August 31   
    No there's not way to tell.  Could be a week... could be till Christmas.
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    JestersHK got a reaction from snagged in outlet 3 in Labor Day weekend report   
    That's crazy.  I love the dark colored ones.  I've caught a few of those before.  Good luck out there tomorrow.
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    JestersHK got a reaction from trythisonemv in Labor Day weekend report   
    Awesome!  Hoping you get into those brownies too!
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    JestersHK reacted to snagged in outlet 3 in Labor Day weekend report   
    I post these on my phone so excuse the typos.  I’m down here with family again and last night I stayed up late playing cards.  Put in at Cooper at 9 and ran to the cable.  Threw jigs and fly fished until 2.  It was on from ding to dong.  It stayed overcast till noon and they were biting.  Saw Babler, Chuck and a multitude of other guides and all were catching.   I don’t mess with em much just lay on the board and snap a picture.  The last dark one is 16” all the rest just under that  
    Tubing on Tanlerock tomorrow with the kids but I’ll be back out Monday.  
     







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