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  1. I've been coming down to Taneycomo for 25 years and witnessed something for the first time not once, but twice this past week. Boaters who had no idea where they were going putting in well after dark and trying to find their slip. We were staying at OTR this trip and I was down on the dock getting my boat ready to go for the morning and a guy comes rolling by the end of their dock with only feet to spare with a spotlight saying he was trying to find Lilleys. Told him next marina up. This is after people on the Lazy Valley dock had already told him where to go. So he goes and cruises by Lilleys and makes several passes and then comes back down to OTR and is still looking around then back up to Lilleys again. By this time Phil had come down to the dock and looked like he got him squared away finally.

    Almost identical thing Saturday night with a boat trying to find Lazy Valley around 10pm. 

    Both of these boats going within feet of these docks in the dark, no desire to respect the lines of dock fisherman, and quite clearly had zero idea where they were going and then didn't follow directions once pointed in the right direction. Not sure what reaction is appropriate, but laughing doesn't seem to do it justice. 

    Btw, fishing was great on Thursday and Friday. Tougher Saturday after the rain. Nightcrawlers on drift rigs were hot. As for artificial, did best with sculpin/peach jig with brown head or rooster tail in anything bright. Lots of boats all three days and you could have fooled me that there wasn't a bass tourney. So many 21 foot bass boats either hauling or plowing their way through everyone. 

  2. It seems a catch and release tournament is a good compromise between sport and conservation. However, I really don't have an issue with doing a weigh in tournament or two per year. As for the big brown, I wonder if they tried to stop along the way back to give it time in the water? With such a large fish, the tourney would have been the last thing on my mind. I would have pulled into Scottys and made some calls to figure out what to do.

  3. On 8/10/2019 at 7:11 PM, Gatorjet said:

    Boating under the influence, multiple Wildlife Code violations, warrent from another state. 

    Sounds more like an extended stay in the Grabar Hotel should be in order.

    Unfortunately, you have to do a lot more than that on a regular basis to actually get put into prison. I mean, you have to try really hard on numerous occasions to go to jail these days.

  4. 7 hours ago, MickinMO said:

    I am trying to imagine what a 17lb rainbow would look like and I'm coming up with nothin' after seeing this 12lb fish. What a catch and great job on the video production

    Well, here is the MDC video story on the state record rainbow. Caught at Roaring River in the park right below the hatchery pond dam. Wonder if it was a recent stocker from the pond or it truly had been in for awhile?


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