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creek wader

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  1. I got a survey last year. Promptly replied. Definitely will put in my 2 cents, this year.
  2. With the rise in mountain lion sightings and now encounters, this debate will heat up and go on for a long time. The people that killed these lions are ignorant. I'm not calling them stupid. They just don't know any better. They come from the same mold as the people that kill snakes. Most snakes killed are not poisonous. Ironically, most snakebites come when people trying to kill or mess with them. When was the last reported death from a snakebite in Missouri? Better yet, when was the last snakebite death in Missouri, by a snake that wasn't being messed with? .. Chances of getting attacked
  3. Hence the reason why I didn't post on this site, for most of the year. A thread starts out one way then gets off subject and the "debating" starts. ,,, Heck, I can get that at home, anytime. Thanks Al, for jumping back in and changing the subject. .. ... Anyway, you all have a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays (if you prefer). See you all next year and let's get back to talking fishing. I know I'll be ready to. .... wader
  4. from a canoe, kayak, or jet boat? Well, seeing that I don't own a jetboat and have never been invited to fish from one (hint), my opinion would be skewed. .. Also, on the waters that I fish, you wind up mostly wading, with the kayak or canoe floating/dragging behind you. So, my opinion won't apply here. But, when it comes to solitude, which is my bag. It's a kayak. But, as Al pointed out, in a canoe you can haul a lot more stuff, ie. rods ready to go, more tackle, a cooler, rain gear, etc. Also, the comfort level greatly increases, ie. leg room, I'm 6'-4". You can also, have another
  5. I thought you'd know the bridge, Chief. ... Yea, there is still a few of the Eldon boys, around. I'll have to give them a shout. There is a private road going to the bridge from each side. I'm going to see if I can't get permission and drive down to it, and continue the wade on up stream. The water looked pretty fishy up there. Thanks for the info.
  6. I made this a picture story. Maybe you won't get to bored reading it Oct. 25th. The weather was quite warm with a strong wind out of the south, before this cool front moved in. Figured I'd better hit it. Several years ago, I met a few anglers at an access, that I used a lot. They asked me if I had went all the way to the RR bridge, I said no, especially since I didn't know there was a bridge. I looked it up on a map and figured it was about a 2 mile wade. So, for about 3 yrs. I've been trying to wade all the way to the bridge and never made it, for some reason or another. The stream is
  7. It wasn't that long ago, that I would see some political poll results on a news show, and "ask who are these people that they polled"? "They never asked me." Then a few years ago, I was polled during some election. I was happy to give my opinion. My father used to use the old adage, "becareful for what you wish for, it may come true". ... Well, now it seems that I'm polled several times a week. Of course, the call comes at the most inconvenient time. .. ie. trying to sleep in, or watch a game. Now, I notice that usually halfway through the poll, I can tell which party or candidate's people, is
  8. Got mine, too. They sent one all the way up to Joetown.
  9. I've lived in Missouri almost as long as Nebraska. Mizzou has always been my 2nd favorite team. I want them to win every game, but one. Last Saturday, two of my sons and my daughter in-law were at the game.(they're Mizzou fans, ouch). For that one day, I was a huge Mizzou fan. Cheering them all the way. I think Mizzou finally beat Nebraska about 7 yrs. ago. It's been back and forth since. The game is a finally rivalry. (It took about 35 yrs. or so.) Mizzou needs this game, to finally be a real contender for the National title. Cudos to them and all that. .... but.... it's Husker week. ...GO BI
  10. On the streams that I fish, most all the fish are in the deeper, slow moving holes. Have been for several weeks. Not sure if it is because winter is coming on, or the low water. Anyway, that's where they are, right now.
  11. When I first started fishing the streams for smallies, the Teeny-Craw was my "go to" bait. I slayed them on it. One drawback. I couldn't keep the sunnies off it. Not that it is a bad thing. I just wanted bass. I moved up from my ultra light to a little heavier gear and got away from the Teeny-Craw. Like you said, you need light gear to cast it. Al, talked about it in depth in another post. It is a reaction bite, because it doesn't swim or act like a crawfish. But, boy does it work. I think I'll try it today. I have quite a few of them.
  12. I haven't posted any reports, lately. After reading some of my past posts, I found my posts to be a bit boring, even trivial. I fish smaller streams and mainly wade fish. The fish are smaller and less in numbers compared to other peoples' adventures. So, I've just been enjoying reading the posts of others. I thought I'd recap this years fishing, in case anyone was interested. Out of respect for others, that fish the same streams that I do. I won't mention them by name. Anyone that has read my posts in the past, know what streams that I fish. Anyway, I started doing well on smallies and s
  13. Woodman, Glad to see that you had a good time on the Lil' Niangua. It's one of my favorite streams. Fished it several times a yr. for about 5 yrs. Missed the last couple, though. We always go mid-week before Memorial Day. Always had the stream to ourselves. My have to try a fall float sometime.
  14. it looks like you were down at the old lock n' dam, is that right?
  15. . Rob sums it up well, We have more to fear from the people toting guns, that shouldn't be! We all know the type. The ones that say "Here, hold my beer and watch this." ... lol.
  16. After reading the material and looking at the pics, that JD, posted. It is definately a Chestnut Lamprey. Being from out of state, I enjoy seeing different and unusal fish and animals in the Ozarks. I still haven't seen my first Hellbender, hope to run across one, someday. It wasn't long ago, that I caught my first Kentucky Spotted/Smallmouth hybrid, in an Ozark stream. I thought it was cool at the time. Now their fairely common. I guess I'll probably be seeing a few more of these things. Next time, I won't be as nervous when it starts squimming around the boat. As long as one doesn't dro
  17. Thanks for the info. I've seen larger eels. Caught in the missouri river. But never one the size. And attatched to a bass
  18. Finally made my first stream fishing trip for the year. This is not normal for me. Usually, I've been out a dozen or so times, by now. Took my yak on one of my my usual Ozark streams. I tried a section that I've never fished before. I went solo, so I didn't have a shuttle. I had to paddle back to my put in. It limited the amount of water that I could cover. I only fished about a mile section. The stream was low for this time of year and I was reduced to mainly fishing the holes, as the runs were quite shallow. I started by throwing a 3" dinger, and caught a 14" largemouth, right ou
  19. Finally made my first stream fishing trip for the year. This is not normal for me. Usually, I've been out a dozen or so times, by now. Took my yak on one of my my usual Ozark streams. I tried a section that I've never fished before. I went solo, so I didn't have a shuttle. I had to paddle back to my put in. It limited the amount of water that I could cover. I only fished about a mile section. The stream was low for this time of year and I was reduced to mainly fishing the holes, as the runs were quite shallow. I started by throwing a 3" dinger, and caught a 14" largemouth, right ou
  20. Well, Maybe I did back down. I just didn't want to ruffle any feathers, most of the people that have read my previous posts, know where I fish. I just try to keep the peace. If anyone is interested in any info, I'm always willing to give it out, if they message me.
  21. Poker, I hear you. I went through the same thing as you last year. I received a message very similar to the one you received (it wasn't from Chief). Now, instead of mentioning the name of the stream I simply say "Ozark stream". I've made it easy on myself and everyone concerned. .... good luck ...wader
  22. I fished for a few hours below Bagnell, on Monday. No bites. The only person catching anything was cat fishing, catching a few small ones. They were releasing good amounts of water. But, I saw no shad or birds dive bombing shad. Good indication the fishing would be slow. Still a little early. Maybe next week.
  23. Way to go Buzz. Glad to hear stream bass fishing has finally arrived. Long winter. We still have snow up here at St. Joe, but it's melting fast. Think I'll leave them urban trout alone and hit some streams down at Jeff. City. I'm getting the fever, bad!!!... By the way post some pics, next time. So, I can really get fired up!!!
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