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  1. Seemed a little questionable when driving into Lebanon for lunch we saw a sign that said "Evergreen: Population 28." Didn't seem like a town that size was big enough to warrant a sign, let alone an actual police department.
  2. LOL...For what it's worth, when we got to the access, there was another guy and his wife who were just finishing up that had taken their kayaks upstream and fished back down to the bridge. Apparently they weren't harassed either, so don't know if the landowners were just taking the weekend off or out of town or what. Side note, from chuck's book, I've noticed it's hard to decipher much about any particular access on any particular river. He doesn't usually go into much detail about what the fishing is like there, what type of water to expect etc. Assuming that's by design. He usually just leaves that up to you to figure out, which is part of the fun. If he does go into any detail, I usually take that to mean "fish here." For example that particular access on the OF was chosen bc he said the middle OF was as beautiful as missouri smallmouth water gets and when he got to that access said something like "really pretty water here." He was right about that part lol.
  3. Seemed a little ridiculous at the time to me and my dad and I kind of laughed at it at the time. I went back and read some old posts though and I guess the land is owned by a prominent family from Lebanon and they've been known to shoot at people floating/wading that stretch of river? Probably won't be heading back to that particular access. I did really like the Osage Fork though. Clear, cold water and a beautiful surrounding area. Plus lots of fish.
  4. So I picked up Chuck Tryon's book last summer at the advice of some OAF forum members, and ever since have been wanting to fish the gasconade. Finally made that happen on Saturday. My dad and I used mountain grove as a base of operations and jumped around to several different accesses on the upper gasconade as well as the Osage fork and some smaller tributaries. It made for a long day of driving around and exploring, but it was a good time and we caught a fair number of fish as well as a variety of fish. Since we don't have a boat and were fly fishing, we were confined to the first 15 miles or so of the gasconade around hartville. Caught our best fish, several 14-15 inch smallies in the evening on that river. The Osage fork was probably our favorite, as we caught the most fish and widest variety of fish. Caught smallies, a largemouth, suckers, and several healthy goggleeye on the Osage fork. Only saw the big white sign across the river letting us know that we were on private property after we waded back upstream to the low water bridge after a few hours of fishing. Apparently we were subject to prosecution by "order of the evergreen police dept." Oh well next time we know better. Fortunately nobody gave us any trouble. Had a great time and will definitely be back to see some more of these beautiful rivers. Only got pics of the smallmouth on the gasconade unfortunately.
  5. Colorado

    I fished Durango for a week last summer and had a really good time. San Juan tailwater was fun, but crowded and like netboy said, get ready to fish small midges and light tippet. Not really my cup of tea, but we had a good time. You may be there while run off is still going for a lot of places, but if run off has subsided, I would really recommend the box canyon on the Piedra. Pocketwater filled with 15-18 inch browns that eat nothing but big stoneflies. Can't go wrong with anything in that area though. Wish I could be in Colorado that long.
  6. Trout Report 1/8/2017

    Thanks for the report sounds like a good day. I fished the spring for the first time a few weeks ago. I and a question about wading downstream at dam 3. I heard the fishing gets really good downstream, but how do you get there? Can walk down the bank opposite the train tracks or is that private?
  7. Spring River

    Hey JD thanks for the advice. We fished it last Monday and Tuesday and it fished great. Gave mark a call and he pretty have us the same suggestions fly wise. all those flies worked to some degree plus anything caddis as there were quite a few of those coming off with the warmer temps. Thought it was a really cool river and was able to fish dam 3, Lassiter, and bayou in two days. Lots of fish, but all were about 14 inches so no pics. Thanks again.
  8. TaneyFest 2016

    That a Maine Coon?
  9. Spring River

    Eggs and woollies huh? Sounds like my kind of place. I'll make sure and give mark a call.
  10. Spring River

    Thinking about making a trip to the spring river in Arkansas in a couple weeks and from what I've found, there just not a lot of information out there, maybe that's by design I don't know. Think I've got the access figured, if I'm wading stay above dam 3 right? Mainly trying to figure out what flies to throw. Anybody with some experience on this river know what's hatching this time of year? Thanks, Dain than
  11. Made a quick holiday weekend trip up to Missouri from OKC this weekend. Last couple fishing trips had been pretty rough, so we fished roaring river Friday to get our confidence up and then yesterday morning hit crane creek for the first time. Fished the city park up stream and down stream of the bridge by the ball fields. The creek was really low which made things tough. Not much moving water to be found, fish were mostly stacked up in deeper pools. Fishing was tough but did manage to catch a couple including the prettiest trout trout I've ever seen. My guess is it was about ten inches or so, which I counted as a win. Thought about going down to check out lower wire road access but figured it was probably low like the rest of the creek and needed to get back to okc. Definitely a cool little creek and would like to come back when the water is a little higher to check out the lower wire road.
  12. Mitch would you care to explain how you've been "muzzled?" Freedom of speech is a legal concept. It's a right upon which the very concept of our nation is built. Political correctness on the other hand is a social concept that reflects the evolution of societal views on what is considered common decency. Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences of speech. For example, if you're the type of person that likes to use the N word in casual conversations, you're likely going to be called a racist. It's no longer politically correct to use that word, but there aren't any legal ramifications for doing so. Until you actually face legal repercussions, or the threat of legal repercussions for something that's come out of your mouth, you aren't being "muzzled." You're being called out. There's a difference. The court of public opinion isn't an actual court.
  13. If I was in your wife's shoes, that would be a pretty frustrating situation honestly and I can empathize with that. It sounds like the people running those companies aren't very confident in their HR procedures if they are worried about a lawsuit from terminating an employee. Unlawful termination suits are a possibility in any business, but as long as the organization has written rules and procedures in place for documenting offenses, as well as clearly communicating what the expectations of that job are, there shouldn't be any reason to fear terminating an incompetent employee.There is no state or federal statute that I'm aware of that says it's illegal to terminate an employee who is a member of a certain ethnicity or gender etc. I'd say that's more of a reflection of ineffective leadership within those organizations as well as a symptom of living in an extremely litigious society, more so than "political correctness" run amok. Political correctness is a pretty vague term anyway and covers a broad swath of territory. On one end of the spectrum you have college students complaining of microagressions and creating "safe spaces" which I think we'd all agree is pretty ridiculous. But on the other end of that spectrum the fact that it's no longer socially acceptable to use the N word in every day conversation (as well as other racial slurs), which I'd think we'd all consider progress. I tend to look at "political correctness" as just being polite, rather than the boogeyman that it's portrayed to be. I would agree with the statement that people in general are more sensitive these days, but I don't really call attribute that to "political correctness" as much as I do an entire generation of parents that failed in raising their children leading to an overall attitude of entitlement in today's society.
  14. Where to fish on fall trip?

    Have you done much night fishing down there?
  15. Couple things on this. I consider myself pretty liberal, but this professor's position seems kind of silly. That being said, the author seems to omit some background information that could be relevant to this particular professor coming out with this statement, in order to make her position seem more ludicrous. Here is the quote that makes me a little weary to accept this article at face value: Dean continued to explain why she thinks Canada picked the canoe as a symbol, claiming it has to do with benefits to particular groups—particularly white men— who pushed the canoe. This sort of makes it seem that there was some sort of recent decision that the Canadian government made to choose the canoe as a symbol. Symbol of what? The author also doesn't seem to go into much more detail with professor's supporting logic. I guess they just leave that up to the reader? I dunno, I don't really lose much sleep over what goes on in Canada so don't really care to put the leg work in. As far as the "PC Epidemic" is concerned. Haven't college campuses always been hotbeds for political activity? I mean look back at the 1960s, didn't most of the Vietnam war protests begin on college campuses? College campuses are sort of a political science experiment anyway. I mean you get 30,000 18-22 year olds of varying ethnic and religious backgrounds living in close proximity to one another, chances are you're going to have some activism. That being said, I graduated from Mizzou in 09, which isn't all that long ago and I didn't have any teachers trying to push political correctness down my throat. Of course, I was a business major though. It might be different if you're a sociology or cultural studies major. Thing may have changed a little in the last 7 years though, who knows. Personally though, I think "political correctness" is a dog whistle term. Can someone give me an example of how political correctness has affected their lives? I get it if you're someone running for political office and say, a tape comes out with you bragging about sexually assaulting women or something like that, how you could be adversely affected by political correctness, but for the average joe, I mean it doesn't really affect you. One of the things I love about living in this country is freedom of speech. So if something offensive comes out of my mouth, which happens from time to time, and someone is offended by it, they're just as free to let me know about it as I am to be offensive.

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