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Gatorjet

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  • Birthday 04/18/1947

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    Fenton, Missouri
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    Hunting, Fishing, Shooting, ATV's

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  1. Gatorjet

    2019 CAM Measure Trout Tournament

    Should be four divisions. Novice, intermittent, professional, and Doty!
  2. Gatorjet

    Getting Jiggy with it - March Taney Trip

     First tip, don't give up on them. I was the same way for a long time. Even in the tournaments that allowed bait. Finally forced myself to stick with the jigs until I learned, or gained confidence in them. I have been a lot more successful since. Be ready to buy a lot of jigs. Between losing them, and having enough variety to find what they like, you will end up buying, or tying a bunch. My goto color for several years was sculpin/olive with olive head. But for the past couple years it seems sculpin/peach with burnt orange head has been #1. White can be a killer especially in Winter. I've also had good luck when the water is a bit dingy with black. Then there's Phill's favorite LOL, pink. Also don't just stay with casting straight jigs. A small jig, 1/80 and smaller down to the half micro fished under a float can be very good. But conditions, and the mood of the fish right. Cloudy, low, or no flow, and just enough wind for a little riffle on the surface. Just stick with it, and you will get the hang of it soon.
  3. Gatorjet

    2019 Masters Results

    Heck, I could probably be to Powersite in 10 minutes! Picked it up this morning. They forgot the 598, just replaced the fuel guage, sharpened up the impeller, couple other minor issues, and fixed the trailer brakes that were all jacked up. There was a couple in the shop picking out colors, seat style, etc for a new one Randy is building for them. I asked if they had a motor chosen yet. Told them pick the largest possible that could afford, then go one bigger!
  4. Gatorjet

    2019 Masters Results

    Blown 598 and NOS system! LOL Ya don't think that 6.0 gets me in enough trouble?
  5. Gatorjet

    2019 Masters Results

    Don't know if lows in the upper teens, and twenties will do it, but that looks like the forecast leading up to RAW. Doubt it will bring on a strong "white bite" due to a shad kill, but something to think about. Also with the whole White River chain of lakes being a bit high, more perception in the forecast, and cold weather energy demands the fish might begetting used to heavy current by Groundhog Day. All I know is Randy called this morning, and said the Gator is ready to rock.....So am I.
  6. Gatorjet

    Article Help--Top Trout Tips

    Do you have to be celebrating a big catch to go to Cakes and Cream?
  7. Gatorjet

    Article Help--Top Trout Tips

    Buggy whips and rubber bib ovarall guys aside, I tell newbies there are three ways to catch trout on Taneycomo. You can bass fish, crappie fish, or catfish. Bass fish----Various jerk baits, stick baits, or crank baits. Or jig fishing bouncing a jig on the bottom. Just down size your jigs, and of course line. Crappie fish----Simple, fishing a jig under a float. Mostly jigs smaller than those I would use for crappie, but fished pretty much the same way. Catfish-----Bottom fishing with bait. Prepared bait like powerbait, live bait like night crawlers. With no generation fished with a split shot 18"-24" ahead of the hook. With generation, drifted on a " Taney rig". Three feet of line with a hook on one end, weight just enough to keep it on the bottom on the other end, and an attachment loop tied a foot above the weight. Personally I use circle hooks, and in a larger size than most. #4, smallest #6. The fish pretty much hook themselves, and swallowed hooks are much less likely facilitating safer releases. Whether using a leader attached to a heavier main line, or just straight line from my reel, the last line touching my lure or bait is 2# Maxima Ultragreen. Gatorjet, or Gator. Either is what most people on Taney know me by.
  8. Gatorjet

    browning airstream rod

    Update, Bass Pro informed me last week that they were canceling my order because the rod had been backordered for 30 days. I checked their website yesterday, and although the 6'6" is still not in stock it is available on backorder. At $ 2 more than the previous sale price that they cancelled the backorder on. kinda easy to see why JM is the Five Billion Dollar Man he is! My own feelings are that I shouldn't fall for his bait and switch game, but I really would like to try this rod. So I swallowed my pride, and ordered one again anyway. At leadt I used some Cabella's points I had, and had it shipped to the store free. So it's only costing me about fifteen bucks. If I get it this time!
  9. Gatorjet

    New Year’s Day get together

    I guess I kinda dropped the ball this year. Usually the first to mention the NYE gettogether. I couldn't make it this year, and thought maybe somebody else would start the thread. Guess without Gator's Jambalaya if just ain't the same LOL. Next year for sure!!!
  10. Gatorjet

    browning airstream rod

    Well,you guys made me do it! Plus both BPS, and Cabela's have free shipping right now. I need another jig rod like I need another nose. But I just ordered a 6 1/2' Airstream, and from Cabela's the Phlueger Summet XT they have on sale. Had about six bucks in points at Cabela's so the reel only cost me thirty bucks.
  11. Gatorjet

    Bucks Only On Public Land Macon County

    I'll open this again. Because I just got a call from my friend up there, and he is being told that it does indeed mean bucks only. They even called someone with the Conservation Department that said that is what it means. Why then don't they just post the areas as bucks only? My best guess is "ticket bait".
  12. Gatorjet

    Branson Landing Public Boat Dock?

    The small docks along the Landing aren't really designed for access in and out of boats. Double rail all the way around that you have to crawel through or over. There are six public slips at the cruise boat dock to accommodate patrons of the Paddle Wheel. I have always wondered why there aren't more convenient public slips at other places along the landing. I guess they don't think fishermen on Taneycomo would pull in for dining in the restaurants.
  13. Gatorjet

    fishing beads

    One of many youtube videos on the subject. Just do a google search on trout bead youtube. I bought a supply of beads, hoohs, and the clear rubber "pegs" last Spring, but haven't tried them yet. Think when I'm there in October it might be a great time to give them a try.
  14. Gatorjet

    Lilley's Winter Tournament Schedule 2019

    Just noticed this. Thought entries weren't open until October first. Are you already taking entries?
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