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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from FishTastic in 11/5/16 fishing/National Geographic-like experience   
    So while doing a guided fishing trip today, I witnessed the coolest National Geographic type moment ever. As the first fish of the day was landed just across from the Greer boat ramp, we heard loud crashing noises at the top of the ridge on the south side of the river. We all look to the crashing sound and down from the top of the ridge, a doe comes running like a bat out of hell towards the river with a large coyote right on its heels. The doe dives into the river about 25 yards from the drift boat. The coyote turns back at the rivers edge and retreats up the ridge. The doe had a cut on its muzzle,indicating a battle before reaching the safety of the water. By the way, fishing was pretty good.   My guys were first time fly fishers and caught around 25 rainbows including a 17 incher and a 17.5 incher and one 20+incher that was hooked and lost.  
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    Brian Sloss reacted to netboy in Fishing report 9/1   
    Wife and I launched at Greer Spring access this morning. We basically fished from the bridge down to the first island. Had pretty good luck using weighted egg patterns and brown woolly buggers. We ended the day with 15 in the net and a nice one at a tad over 18".  Lost a couple of other good ones due to barbless releases just before the net. Just fun to hook them and enjoy the fight.
    Water looked great and no one else fishing.
    What a Pretty river!
     
     
     
     
     
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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from Phil Lilley in Great 11 Point River canoe/kayak race and Fun Float   
    Thanks Phil
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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from NYMPH~o--- in July 13-14 Fishing report   
    The stocking schedule is back on track, they have been here every other week since the hatchery issues were resolved, stocking the white ribbon area.  They are probably still a little behind, but will probably stock later in the year than normal.  Our biggest issue down in the white ribbon area is everyone keeps a limit of fish and more people have boats than they used to.  20 years ago most people couldn't get off work at 5 and motor up or down river and limit out in an hour, but now more people can and do.  They need to up the numbers they stock down there or more anglers need to limit what they keep.  Not scientific, just an opinion.  They were out stocking this week.  I am sure the electro shock results were fine, it has been fishing pretty good on the upper part and frankly I have had good and not so good reports on the white ribbon area depending on who was fishing and when in relation to the stocking truck they fished.
     
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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from bkbying89 in 6/10 float   
    If you ask a local about the spot Mark is referring to, call it fish dam and they will know what you are talking about.
     
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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from kevthebassman in 6/10 float   
    If you ask a local about the spot Mark is referring to, call it fish dam and they will know what you are talking about.
     
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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from trythisonemv in fishing 4/28/16   
    Took Willie, a Louisiana turkey hunter in Missouri for the season, on a guided trip Thursday. The river has been fishing poorly for trout most of the spring, with a few exceptions. Our day was hopefully a good sign of things to come. Willie landed over 20 fish and lost around 10 more. We had to get about a mile from the access points to do much good and we had to really take our time to find hotspots, but when we did, we were rewarded. We had our best luck on Pat's rubber legged golden stone and prince nymphs fished deep. Willie's biggest fish landed was a 17.5 inch fatty. A number of smaller, probably 1-2 year old wild fish were caught as well. Also, we lost another fish in the 17-18 inch range. Good day. I was supposed to be on the water today, but we are expecting over 2 inches of rain in the form of thunderstorms today, so I had to cancel. Rain expected to start around 10 am here.

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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from Plastic_worm in fishing 4/28/16   
    Took Willie, a Louisiana turkey hunter in Missouri for the season, on a guided trip Thursday. The river has been fishing poorly for trout most of the spring, with a few exceptions. Our day was hopefully a good sign of things to come. Willie landed over 20 fish and lost around 10 more. We had to get about a mile from the access points to do much good and we had to really take our time to find hotspots, but when we did, we were rewarded. We had our best luck on Pat's rubber legged golden stone and prince nymphs fished deep. Willie's biggest fish landed was a 17.5 inch fatty. A number of smaller, probably 1-2 year old wild fish were caught as well. Also, we lost another fish in the 17-18 inch range. Good day. I was supposed to be on the water today, but we are expecting over 2 inches of rain in the form of thunderstorms today, so I had to cancel. Rain expected to start around 10 am here.

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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from MJREDDY in fishing 4/28/16   
    Took Willie, a Louisiana turkey hunter in Missouri for the season, on a guided trip Thursday. The river has been fishing poorly for trout most of the spring, with a few exceptions. Our day was hopefully a good sign of things to come. Willie landed over 20 fish and lost around 10 more. We had to get about a mile from the access points to do much good and we had to really take our time to find hotspots, but when we did, we were rewarded. We had our best luck on Pat's rubber legged golden stone and prince nymphs fished deep. Willie's biggest fish landed was a 17.5 inch fatty. A number of smaller, probably 1-2 year old wild fish were caught as well. Also, we lost another fish in the 17-18 inch range. Good day. I was supposed to be on the water today, but we are expecting over 2 inches of rain in the form of thunderstorms today, so I had to cancel. Rain expected to start around 10 am here.

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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from jackdizo in fishing 4/28/16   
    Took Willie, a Louisiana turkey hunter in Missouri for the season, on a guided trip Thursday. The river has been fishing poorly for trout most of the spring, with a few exceptions. Our day was hopefully a good sign of things to come. Willie landed over 20 fish and lost around 10 more. We had to get about a mile from the access points to do much good and we had to really take our time to find hotspots, but when we did, we were rewarded. We had our best luck on Pat's rubber legged golden stone and prince nymphs fished deep. Willie's biggest fish landed was a 17.5 inch fatty. A number of smaller, probably 1-2 year old wild fish were caught as well. Also, we lost another fish in the 17-18 inch range. Good day. I was supposed to be on the water today, but we are expecting over 2 inches of rain in the form of thunderstorms today, so I had to cancel. Rain expected to start around 10 am here.

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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from JestersHK in fishing 4/28/16   
    Took Willie, a Louisiana turkey hunter in Missouri for the season, on a guided trip Thursday. The river has been fishing poorly for trout most of the spring, with a few exceptions. Our day was hopefully a good sign of things to come. Willie landed over 20 fish and lost around 10 more. We had to get about a mile from the access points to do much good and we had to really take our time to find hotspots, but when we did, we were rewarded. We had our best luck on Pat's rubber legged golden stone and prince nymphs fished deep. Willie's biggest fish landed was a 17.5 inch fatty. A number of smaller, probably 1-2 year old wild fish were caught as well. Also, we lost another fish in the 17-18 inch range. Good day. I was supposed to be on the water today, but we are expecting over 2 inches of rain in the form of thunderstorms today, so I had to cancel. Rain expected to start around 10 am here.

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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from laker67 in fishing 4/28/16   
    Took Willie, a Louisiana turkey hunter in Missouri for the season, on a guided trip Thursday. The river has been fishing poorly for trout most of the spring, with a few exceptions. Our day was hopefully a good sign of things to come. Willie landed over 20 fish and lost around 10 more. We had to get about a mile from the access points to do much good and we had to really take our time to find hotspots, but when we did, we were rewarded. We had our best luck on Pat's rubber legged golden stone and prince nymphs fished deep. Willie's biggest fish landed was a 17.5 inch fatty. A number of smaller, probably 1-2 year old wild fish were caught as well. Also, we lost another fish in the 17-18 inch range. Good day. I was supposed to be on the water today, but we are expecting over 2 inches of rain in the form of thunderstorms today, so I had to cancel. Rain expected to start around 10 am here.

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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from Johnsfolly in fishing 4/28/16   
    Took Willie, a Louisiana turkey hunter in Missouri for the season, on a guided trip Thursday. The river has been fishing poorly for trout most of the spring, with a few exceptions. Our day was hopefully a good sign of things to come. Willie landed over 20 fish and lost around 10 more. We had to get about a mile from the access points to do much good and we had to really take our time to find hotspots, but when we did, we were rewarded. We had our best luck on Pat's rubber legged golden stone and prince nymphs fished deep. Willie's biggest fish landed was a 17.5 inch fatty. A number of smaller, probably 1-2 year old wild fish were caught as well. Also, we lost another fish in the 17-18 inch range. Good day. I was supposed to be on the water today, but we are expecting over 2 inches of rain in the form of thunderstorms today, so I had to cancel. Rain expected to start around 10 am here.

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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from JestersHK in 4/13/16 guide trip   
    Took a guide trip out yesterday, Adam from KC.  We ran Turner to Whitten.  Fishing was outstanding in the morning, with probably 20 fish landed, the biggest was a fat female of close to 17 inches.  After lunch, the fishing dropped off a lot, with only 2 or 3 landed and a couple others hooked.  The most effective technique proved to be fishing a white/grey, 1/16thoz marabou jig under and indicator about 5 ft, on a fly rod.  Pat's rubber legged stone caught a few as well.  Threw a couple different streamer patterns as well, but only hooked one that way.  Great guy to spend the day on the river with.

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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from Johnsfolly in 4/13/16 guide trip   
    Took a guide trip out yesterday, Adam from KC.  We ran Turner to Whitten.  Fishing was outstanding in the morning, with probably 20 fish landed, the biggest was a fat female of close to 17 inches.  After lunch, the fishing dropped off a lot, with only 2 or 3 landed and a couple others hooked.  The most effective technique proved to be fishing a white/grey, 1/16thoz marabou jig under and indicator about 5 ft, on a fly rod.  Pat's rubber legged stone caught a few as well.  Threw a couple different streamer patterns as well, but only hooked one that way.  Great guy to spend the day on the river with.

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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from Smallieguy87 in another great bill (sarcsm) goes to committee in Mo House   
    This could make access to many rivers difficult to impossible. wade fishing or going on gravel bars could be trespassing. Here is a link to this gem http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.house.mo.gov%2Fbilltracking%2Fbills151%2Fbillpdf%2Fintro%2FHB0955I.PDF&h=sAQF4Gz67&s=1
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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from Ozarkroots in Turkey Hunting Eleven Point   
    There are plenty of turkeys in the area, we have people come here every year from out of state to hunt this area.  I see turkeys regularly.  Hunting a forest is going to be more challenging than areas with open fields.  You could put in at Whitten and float just under a mile down to White's Creek Float Camp and set up base camp.  There is a trail that connects with the Irish Wilderness trail.  Basically the float camp connects you to over 16k acres of public land.  You can paddle out the creek to the river and fish in the afternoon.  You could start as far up as Cane Bluff and float all the way to Riverton (27.5 miles), stopping to hunt all the way down, but you need to get a good map and know how to use it.  The are a few pieces of private land with river frontage (that is marked well) and some areas where the private land gets closer to the river than you think.  Sometimes that land is not marked as well. 
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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from Riverwhy in The Oregon Standoff   
    Looks like the arrests have started, but not without gunfire.  One militia member dead and another injured, six in custody including Ammon Bundy.
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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from siusaluki in The Oregon Standoff   
    Looks like the arrests have started, but not without gunfire.  One militia member dead and another injured, six in custody including Ammon Bundy.
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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from Justin Spencer in The Oregon Standoff   
    Looks like the arrests have started, but not without gunfire.  One militia member dead and another injured, six in custody including Ammon Bundy.
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    Brian Sloss reacted to SpoonDog in The Oregon Standoff   
    Nice Hatches magazine article on the Malheur standoff.
     
    Some interesting points from the article:
     
    "It’s important to note that, upon statehood, western states signed away any claims to unclaimed land, Oregon included. Most public land in Oregon has never been “owned” by anyone (although a compelling case for ownership of the refuge and the surrounding forest could be made on behalf of the Burns Paiute Indian tribe) but the feds. "
     
    " Last March, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Land Management raised their grazing fees as required by Congress (yes, the same Republican Congress that starves the budgets of the Forest Service and the BLM, continually tries to float the idea of public land privatization through government channels and disregards overwhelming public sentiment supporting the one, true birthright every American enjoys—a stake in public real estate) to a whopping $1.69 per animal unit (a cow and a calf)...In 2014, when the feds rounded up his herd and tried to collect $1 million in unpaid grazing fees accumulated during Cliven’s twenty-plus years of failure to pay (remember, these grazing fees aren’t onerous, they’re generous—and are a mere fraction of the average $20.10 per animal unit charged by private landholders in the Western U.S.), the Bundys called in their anti-government brethren and forced an armed standoff with BLM agents. "
     
    I dunno that I can run into McDonalds and get a burger for $1.69, and looks like I could float grazing fees for two dozen cows on what's in the change drawer on my dresser.  How is it these guys are getting screwed?  Heck, they probably could've paid what they owe with the gas money they used getting to Oregon in the first place.  A million dollars in unpaid grazing fees at $1.69 a cow-calf pair?  If I owe a million dollars on my farm the bank will come and take my farm- not because they're terrible people, but because I'm a terrible businessman.  The guy's not anti-government, he's anti-responsibility. 
     
     
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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from Chief Grey Bear in The Oregon Standoff   
    I care because if these militia guys get away with it there, it sets a precedent for them to get away with it in other places, such as our backyard.
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    Brian Sloss reacted to Terrierman in The Oregon Standoff   
    We need a "you're nucking futs" button.
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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from Terrierman in The Oregon Standoff   
    Of course there are FBI agents in the county and it is not surprising there are a couple undercover.  They are committing federal crimes, which invites federal law enforcement.   That changes nothing.  They still  hijacked a wildlife refuge armed to the teeth.  I am glad law enforcement is doing something about it.  They should have been charged and removed long ago.  They chose an indirect, less confrontational path to avoid a Waco and making them martyrs (which probably is wise in the long run).  Plus they brought kids with them and that is a concern.
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    Brian Sloss got a reaction from Terrierman in The Oregon Standoff   
    Think of it this way, I work in the outfitting business on the 11 Point and I am licensed to do so with the US gov't as the own the land and river.  I rightly pay the gov't every year to do so.  Do I always agree with every decision they make regarding the management of the resource? Of course not, no one ever will.  We all have different priorities at times.  But if I were to not pay my license fees to the gov't because I didn't like a management decision in regard to the river, but still continued to run my business utilizing gov't property, I would rightly expect to be punished (ie loose my license and then they would go after me in court for payment of said fees).  Now, if in protest I armed myself to the teeth and took over the Greer campground and access area,  I would rightly assume my next stop would be prison and I assume all the fishermen on here would agree that I should be "sent up the river" for holding your land and recreational ground hostage.  That quite simply is what the Bundy clowns have been up to.
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