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Brian Sloss

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About Brian Sloss

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    Eleven Point River fly fishing guide/cottage rentals417-270-2497
  • Birthday 12/09/1967

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    http://www.elevenpointflyfishing.com

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    Alton, Mo
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    Fly Fishing and anything river related

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  1. Took Patrick out for a guided trip today and the fishing was on fire until 1:30 or 2. After that the fishing slowed quite a bit until the end of the trip, though we did get a more here and there. There were spots earlier in the trip where every other cast was producing a nice bow. Best fish of the day was a fat 19 incher. Great day and enjoyable company.
  2. 2/12/18 good fishing

    Took Patrick out for a guided trip today and the fishing was on fire until 1:30 or 2. After that the fishing slowed quite a bit until the end of the trip, though we did get a more here and there. There were spots earlier in the trip where every other cast was producing a nice bow. Best fish of the day was a fat 19 incher. Great day and enjoyable company.
  3. Feb 3 and4

    Took Brad, Blake, Chris and Bruce on a full day guide trip on Sat and an half day on Sun with Denny guiding the 2nd boat. Fishing was solid on Sat, though it was a little hot and cold at times. Day 2 we mixed things up a bit and ran further downstream. Good decision, we really got into them. Though we caught fish on a variety of things, far and away, the marabou jig was king. Along with the trout, we also got a nice smallie.www.elevenpointflyfishing.com
  4. Took Mark on a guide trip today. The fishing was hot and cold as the fish were concentrated in certain areas due to the low water. Still scratched out about 25 fish, the highlight being a 23.5 inch trout (probably 7lbs). Mark hooked her in a deep hole and it took every bit of 10 minutes or more to land her on 5x tippet. We had to chase her about 100 yards downstream. After a couple quick pictures, she took off with the same fighting attitude she displayed during the fight. By the way, we both about lost our minds when she launched herself about 3 ft out of the water about a minute into the fight. www.elevenpointflyfishing.com
  5. Big fish 1/27/18

    Took Mark on a guide trip today. The fishing was hot and cold as the fish were concentrated in certain areas due to the low water. Still scratched out about 25 fish, the highlight being a 23.5 inch trout (probably 7lbs). Mark hooked her in a deep hole and it took every bit of 10 minutes or more to land her on 5x tippet. We had to chase her about 100 yards downstream. After a couple quick pictures, she took off with the same fighting attitude she displayed during the fight. By the way, we both about lost our minds when she launched herself about 3 ft out of the water about a minute into the fight. www.elevenpointflyfishing.com
  6. warming up

    Starting tomorrow, it appears we are in for a bit of a warm up. The forecast is looking to be highs in the 40s and 5os for a while. Might be a good chance to get out and chase a few trout. You could also come and do a little floating or hiking. I can get you out in my drift boat for a little guiding or rent you a cottage if you want to do something on your own.https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/mo/alton/65606…www.elevenpointflyfishing.com
  7. Looking for some info. Best place and time of year to fish for either redfish, tarpon or bone fish. Good guides that do fly fishing. Any help to get pointed in the right direction would be appreciated
  8. 12/29/17

    Got out and guided brothers Brian and Jeff on 12/29/17 and the fishing was good. Thankfully, we got a little bit of a respite from the bitterly cold weather of late. After fighting frozen guides in the morning, it warmed up to 40 degrees. The trout were hitting marabou jigs fished under an indicator way better than anything else we tried, though we didn't try too much else because it was working so well. Also caught was a smallmouth, pickerel and hog sucker. We had great day and the company was wonderful. By the way, we saw absolutely no one else on the river all day, though we did see lots of eagles. www.elevenpointflyfishing.com
  9. Patagonia reunion

    Got out today and fished with part of the gang that fished with me in Patagonia last winter for a few hours. The good news, the recent cold snap brought some smallmouth into some of their wintering holes. That said, the river is still way low, so they are pretty spooky. Regardless, we caught both trout and smallmouth today. If we get more rain, fishing will get only better and the trout fishing is pretty good now. More water and the smallies will get better. It was great getting out with Matt and Bryon today.www.elevenpointflyfishing.com
  10. forest fires and guide trips

    Got out and guided David and Paul the last couple of days. On the first day we really had to work to get the fish to bite, at least it felt that way, but in the end we had boated around 40 trout. We caught most the fish on marabou jigs under an indicator and a few on stoneflies. Today I decided to go a little smaller, which is against the norm on the Eleven Point. We fished copper Johns today and from the get go the trout were all over them. Probably 50-60 fish today with a better average size. On a side note, we are very dry down here. Avoid campfires and don't throw cigs out the window. On the way out of Turner yesterday the forest service was fighting a small fire about 3 miles up the road from the river. This morning, we saw smoke down river when we first put in so we went back to the car and I called the forest service to see if the fire had gotten worse. At that point they said it was fine, but after a windy afternoon, when we pulled out the fire had made it an half mile from the Turner access. The fire crews were putting in some hard work. I heard we might get a little rain tomorrow,fingers crossed.www.elevenpointflyfishing.com
  11. Great 11 Point video by Alex Turley

    waiting for next years budget, probably spring before anything done
  12. Phil, you may know how to load the video straight onto this post, but I don't. Thus the link to my facebook site.
  13. Alex Turley made a great video about a day on the 11 Point with me guiding and his buddy Matt Green fishing. It has great footage and discusses the impact of this past spring's record floods. https://www.facebook.com/brian.sloss.5
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