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    duckydoty got a reaction from am4mu for a article, Grenada Lake, Mississippi monster slabs   
    Took a family trip down to Mississippi to get on some big crappie.  Something I’ve been wanting to do for years.  Why have I waited so long?  It was incredible!  We arrived Friday late afternoon for check in and got settled in our cabin.  Went down to the outdoor pavilion called “The Slab Shack” for dinner.  1 inch thick strip steaks, sea salt crusted baked potatoes, coleslaw, grilled asparagus, garlic bread, key lime pie, and home maid pineapple ice cream.
    Woke up early next morning for sausage biscuit sandwiches and headed for the water.  Spider rigged till about noon for some monster slabs picking up 28 keepers over 13 inches.  Had sandwiches on the boat and pizza waiting for us back at the slab shack.  Put all the fish on ice for pictures the next day.  Dinner the second night was hand cut pork chops, salad, baked beans, coleslaw, corn and onions, blackberry cobbler and homemade blackberry ice cream.  
    Up early again for breakfast down at the Slab Shack of fried ham steaks and biscuits, then on the water by the crack of daylight.  Caught my largest crappie ever of 16 3/4 inches and 31 more in the 14-16 inch range.  Back to the Slab Shack by new to grill burgers and chips for lunch.  Big photo shoot of both boats of family and fish for two days of fishing.  We ended up boating 122 keepers.  After pictures, the guides went to cleaning fish.  They got that dialed in.
    Final dinner was smoke ribs, coleslaw, baked beans, bread, pasta salad, cobbler and ice cream.
    I will be going again!










     









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    duckydoty got a reaction from Ham for a article, Grenada Lake, Mississippi monster slabs   
    Took a family trip down to Mississippi to get on some big crappie.  Something I’ve been wanting to do for years.  Why have I waited so long?  It was incredible!  We arrived Friday late afternoon for check in and got settled in our cabin.  Went down to the outdoor pavilion called “The Slab Shack” for dinner.  1 inch thick strip steaks, sea salt crusted baked potatoes, coleslaw, grilled asparagus, garlic bread, key lime pie, and home maid pineapple ice cream.
    Woke up early next morning for sausage biscuit sandwiches and headed for the water.  Spider rigged till about noon for some monster slabs picking up 28 keepers over 13 inches.  Had sandwiches on the boat and pizza waiting for us back at the slab shack.  Put all the fish on ice for pictures the next day.  Dinner the second night was hand cut pork chops, salad, baked beans, coleslaw, corn and onions, blackberry cobbler and homemade blackberry ice cream.  
    Up early again for breakfast down at the Slab Shack of fried ham steaks and biscuits, then on the water by the crack of daylight.  Caught my largest crappie ever of 16 3/4 inches and 31 more in the 14-16 inch range.  Back to the Slab Shack by new to grill burgers and chips for lunch.  Big photo shoot of both boats of family and fish for two days of fishing.  We ended up boating 122 keepers.  After pictures, the guides went to cleaning fish.  They got that dialed in.
    Final dinner was smoke ribs, coleslaw, baked beans, bread, pasta salad, cobbler and ice cream.
    I will be going again!










     









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    duckydoty got a reaction from Greasy B for a article, Grenada Lake, Mississippi monster slabs   
    Took a family trip down to Mississippi to get on some big crappie.  Something I’ve been wanting to do for years.  Why have I waited so long?  It was incredible!  We arrived Friday late afternoon for check in and got settled in our cabin.  Went down to the outdoor pavilion called “The Slab Shack” for dinner.  1 inch thick strip steaks, sea salt crusted baked potatoes, coleslaw, grilled asparagus, garlic bread, key lime pie, and home maid pineapple ice cream.
    Woke up early next morning for sausage biscuit sandwiches and headed for the water.  Spider rigged till about noon for some monster slabs picking up 28 keepers over 13 inches.  Had sandwiches on the boat and pizza waiting for us back at the slab shack.  Put all the fish on ice for pictures the next day.  Dinner the second night was hand cut pork chops, salad, baked beans, coleslaw, corn and onions, blackberry cobbler and homemade blackberry ice cream.  
    Up early again for breakfast down at the Slab Shack of fried ham steaks and biscuits, then on the water by the crack of daylight.  Caught my largest crappie ever of 16 3/4 inches and 31 more in the 14-16 inch range.  Back to the Slab Shack by new to grill burgers and chips for lunch.  Big photo shoot of both boats of family and fish for two days of fishing.  We ended up boating 122 keepers.  After pictures, the guides went to cleaning fish.  They got that dialed in.
    Final dinner was smoke ribs, coleslaw, baked beans, bread, pasta salad, cobbler and ice cream.
    I will be going again!










     









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    duckydoty got a reaction from laker67 for a article, Grenada Lake, Mississippi monster slabs   
    Took a family trip down to Mississippi to get on some big crappie.  Something I’ve been wanting to do for years.  Why have I waited so long?  It was incredible!  We arrived Friday late afternoon for check in and got settled in our cabin.  Went down to the outdoor pavilion called “The Slab Shack” for dinner.  1 inch thick strip steaks, sea salt crusted baked potatoes, coleslaw, grilled asparagus, garlic bread, key lime pie, and home maid pineapple ice cream.
    Woke up early next morning for sausage biscuit sandwiches and headed for the water.  Spider rigged till about noon for some monster slabs picking up 28 keepers over 13 inches.  Had sandwiches on the boat and pizza waiting for us back at the slab shack.  Put all the fish on ice for pictures the next day.  Dinner the second night was hand cut pork chops, salad, baked beans, coleslaw, corn and onions, blackberry cobbler and homemade blackberry ice cream.  
    Up early again for breakfast down at the Slab Shack of fried ham steaks and biscuits, then on the water by the crack of daylight.  Caught my largest crappie ever of 16 3/4 inches and 31 more in the 14-16 inch range.  Back to the Slab Shack by new to grill burgers and chips for lunch.  Big photo shoot of both boats of family and fish for two days of fishing.  We ended up boating 122 keepers.  After pictures, the guides went to cleaning fish.  They got that dialed in.
    Final dinner was smoke ribs, coleslaw, baked beans, bread, pasta salad, cobbler and ice cream.
    I will be going again!










     









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    duckydoty got a reaction from Gavin for a article, Grenada Lake, Mississippi monster slabs   
    Took a family trip down to Mississippi to get on some big crappie.  Something I’ve been wanting to do for years.  Why have I waited so long?  It was incredible!  We arrived Friday late afternoon for check in and got settled in our cabin.  Went down to the outdoor pavilion called “The Slab Shack” for dinner.  1 inch thick strip steaks, sea salt crusted baked potatoes, coleslaw, grilled asparagus, garlic bread, key lime pie, and home maid pineapple ice cream.
    Woke up early next morning for sausage biscuit sandwiches and headed for the water.  Spider rigged till about noon for some monster slabs picking up 28 keepers over 13 inches.  Had sandwiches on the boat and pizza waiting for us back at the slab shack.  Put all the fish on ice for pictures the next day.  Dinner the second night was hand cut pork chops, salad, baked beans, coleslaw, corn and onions, blackberry cobbler and homemade blackberry ice cream.  
    Up early again for breakfast down at the Slab Shack of fried ham steaks and biscuits, then on the water by the crack of daylight.  Caught my largest crappie ever of 16 3/4 inches and 31 more in the 14-16 inch range.  Back to the Slab Shack by new to grill burgers and chips for lunch.  Big photo shoot of both boats of family and fish for two days of fishing.  We ended up boating 122 keepers.  After pictures, the guides went to cleaning fish.  They got that dialed in.
    Final dinner was smoke ribs, coleslaw, baked beans, bread, pasta salad, cobbler and ice cream.
    I will be going again!










     









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    duckydoty got a reaction from WoundedOne for a article, Grenada Lake, Mississippi monster slabs   
    Took a family trip down to Mississippi to get on some big crappie.  Something I’ve been wanting to do for years.  Why have I waited so long?  It was incredible!  We arrived Friday late afternoon for check in and got settled in our cabin.  Went down to the outdoor pavilion called “The Slab Shack” for dinner.  1 inch thick strip steaks, sea salt crusted baked potatoes, coleslaw, grilled asparagus, garlic bread, key lime pie, and home maid pineapple ice cream.
    Woke up early next morning for sausage biscuit sandwiches and headed for the water.  Spider rigged till about noon for some monster slabs picking up 28 keepers over 13 inches.  Had sandwiches on the boat and pizza waiting for us back at the slab shack.  Put all the fish on ice for pictures the next day.  Dinner the second night was hand cut pork chops, salad, baked beans, coleslaw, corn and onions, blackberry cobbler and homemade blackberry ice cream.  
    Up early again for breakfast down at the Slab Shack of fried ham steaks and biscuits, then on the water by the crack of daylight.  Caught my largest crappie ever of 16 3/4 inches and 31 more in the 14-16 inch range.  Back to the Slab Shack by new to grill burgers and chips for lunch.  Big photo shoot of both boats of family and fish for two days of fishing.  We ended up boating 122 keepers.  After pictures, the guides went to cleaning fish.  They got that dialed in.
    Final dinner was smoke ribs, coleslaw, baked beans, bread, pasta salad, cobbler and ice cream.
    I will be going again!










     









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    duckydoty got a reaction from Deadstream for a article, Grenada Lake, Mississippi monster slabs   
    Took a family trip down to Mississippi to get on some big crappie.  Something I’ve been wanting to do for years.  Why have I waited so long?  It was incredible!  We arrived Friday late afternoon for check in and got settled in our cabin.  Went down to the outdoor pavilion called “The Slab Shack” for dinner.  1 inch thick strip steaks, sea salt crusted baked potatoes, coleslaw, grilled asparagus, garlic bread, key lime pie, and home maid pineapple ice cream.
    Woke up early next morning for sausage biscuit sandwiches and headed for the water.  Spider rigged till about noon for some monster slabs picking up 28 keepers over 13 inches.  Had sandwiches on the boat and pizza waiting for us back at the slab shack.  Put all the fish on ice for pictures the next day.  Dinner the second night was hand cut pork chops, salad, baked beans, coleslaw, corn and onions, blackberry cobbler and homemade blackberry ice cream.  
    Up early again for breakfast down at the Slab Shack of fried ham steaks and biscuits, then on the water by the crack of daylight.  Caught my largest crappie ever of 16 3/4 inches and 31 more in the 14-16 inch range.  Back to the Slab Shack by new to grill burgers and chips for lunch.  Big photo shoot of both boats of family and fish for two days of fishing.  We ended up boating 122 keepers.  After pictures, the guides went to cleaning fish.  They got that dialed in.
    Final dinner was smoke ribs, coleslaw, baked beans, bread, pasta salad, cobbler and ice cream.
    I will be going again!










     









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    duckydoty got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr for a article, Carry on the tradition   
    In 1982, Steve Jenson met with Wayne E. Moore of Mountain Home, Arkansas.  Mr. Jensen was introduced to and mentored in the fine art of exquisitely hand crafting wood fly tying bobbins.
    During the next two years, Steve spent many hours with Mr. Moore, watching him work and learning his techniques in the crafting of these heirloom treasures.
    Wayne Moore passed away unexpectedly on April 17, 1984, at the age of 70.  During the thirty plus years that Wayne built his bobbins, his designs evolved through a series of modifications.  Steve carried on the tradition of crafting these bobbins, and likewise, his own designs, based off Wayne’s,  changed over the years.  Although the design had been changed, the techniques Wayne taught Steve did not.  Steve proudly carried with him the respect for fine woods, the insistence for detail, and demand for accuracy.
    In 2008, Steve Jensen, passed on to me this tradition by inviting me into his home and spending the time to mentor me in this craft that was passed on to him.  
    The wood working aspect came easy for me, but there was a bigger part of the puzzle that was a little harder to overcome.  The brass tensioners, spindles, and spools were an obstacle that would take a decade to overcome.
    This past year, I enlisted the help of a friend, Nathan Metzger, to over come this last hurdle.  We spent months tooling up with a metal lathe getting all the proper chucks, tool posts, live centers, and measuring tools, in the attempt to manufacture these ourselves.  Nathan had to make accurate mechanical drawings from an original.  A few alterations had to be made. Then, machining the parts with tolerances within One one thousandth of an inch.  
    To Nathan, for helping with this, I am truely grateful.  The tradition of crafting the exquisite bobbins has had new life breathed into it.

















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    duckydoty reacted to Phil Lilley for a article, Lilley's Lake Taneycomo fishing report, December 1   
    It's been a wild start to winter here in the Ozarks!  The Lake Taneycomo area was rocked Friday night by tornado-like winds and thunderstorms but brought rain that we actually needed.  If there were any leaves and acorns in the trees before last night, there are none now!  This is supposed to be followed by colder temperatures with snow in the forecast later next week.  I know parts of north Missouri have already seen eight-inch-plus snowstorms twice in November.  What will this winter bring -- when it officially gets here?
    But actually, the fish don't care!  Cold temperatures and wind help Table Rock Lake turn over, so Taneycomo gets higher oxygenated water. A cold winter cools Table Rock's water so that Taneycomo gets good cold water all summer long.  So whether it rains or snows, trout could care less.  Wind -- heavy winds, like today -- stir up the water and push bugs out of the gravel in shallow water, triggering feeding frenzies in the upper end of our lake.
    Now what we as anglers have to do is figure out how to fight the elements and present our lures to the fish in way that fools them.  That is not always easy.

    These windy days are good for throwing heavier lures, lures that fly through wind and are reeled back pretty fast so that the wind doesn't affect the action.  Spoons, spinners, hard baits like crank and stick baits are examples.  Plus the trout tend to be more active and more aggressive when it's very windy.
    Generation helps.  The patterns have been unpredictable lately.  If the dam does  run water, it's usually a half  to one unit, but only for a few hours.  But with colder days and nights ahead, that might be bumped up.  Plus the restriction has been lifted for running water because Table Rock Lake has turned over, but it seems that one turbine at the plant is down for maintenance.  We'll see what happens with generation in the days to come.
    Minnows and night crawlers are the hot live baits right now.  Live minnows are always good in winter months.  We've had a good crop of pond weed along our bank with schools of small forage fish moving in and out of this cover.  But before long, the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers will open the turbines with heavy current,  washing all of it out.  You see, most of it is dead already, and it will easily be taken out and down lake.  This removes all the cover for these small fish, pushing them out where trout and other fish will feed on them.  

    Marabou jigs, spoons and small stock baits will be the ticket for much of the winter months, too.  Trolling, casting -- whatever you want to do -- should be a way to catch a bunch of good trout.
    For the rest of my report, I can point to my last fishing report on November 20th.  Scuds are still the best fly to catch fish almost anywhere on the lake but especially from Short Creek up.  Tan, gray and brown are the best colors.

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    duckydoty got a reaction from Jwright79 for a article, Painting jerkbaits for big trout   
    I have started to paint jerkbaits for big browns.  Now, I am completely new to this and just diving right in head first.  I purchased a fairly cheap complete airbrush kit from Hobby Lobby, water based acrylic paints, powdered mica pearl pigments, and 2 part epoxy clear coat as recommended by our very own Mr. Billethead.  Thanks Marty!  Been gathering various jerkbait blanks from different suppliers looking for ones I can get to suspend.  I’ve been trying my hand at two different color schemes and feel like I’m starting to get them dialed in.  My ultimate goal is to get a rainbow trout and brown trout pattern dial in but I’m a long ways off from that yet. It has been an enjoyable way to spend what little spare time I have this time of year sucking up some AC and staying out of the heat.




     
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    duckydoty got a reaction from snagged in outlet 3 for a article, Painting jerkbaits for big trout   
    Finally got to fish the rainbow pattern this morning on the Upper Lake with the water off. First fish was a 20 inch brown.  We caught a few bows, another 17 inch brown and a couple walleye, along with a good sized channel cat and a few of them stinking brown bass on it.  Could not be more pleased with the results!









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    duckydoty got a reaction from tho1mas for a article, Painting jerkbaits for big trout   
    Finally got to fish the rainbow pattern this morning on the Upper Lake with the water off. First fish was a 20 inch brown.  We caught a few bows, another 17 inch brown and a couple walleye, along with a good sized channel cat and a few of them stinking brown bass on it.  Could not be more pleased with the results!









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    duckydoty got a reaction from dan hufferd for a article, Painting jerkbaits for big trout   
    I have started to paint jerkbaits for big browns.  Now, I am completely new to this and just diving right in head first.  I purchased a fairly cheap complete airbrush kit from Hobby Lobby, water based acrylic paints, powdered mica pearl pigments, and 2 part epoxy clear coat as recommended by our very own Mr. Billethead.  Thanks Marty!  Been gathering various jerkbait blanks from different suppliers looking for ones I can get to suspend.  I’ve been trying my hand at two different color schemes and feel like I’m starting to get them dialed in.  My ultimate goal is to get a rainbow trout and brown trout pattern dial in but I’m a long ways off from that yet. It has been an enjoyable way to spend what little spare time I have this time of year sucking up some AC and staying out of the heat.




     
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    duckydoty got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr for a article, Painting jerkbaits for big trout   
    I have started to paint jerkbaits for big browns.  Now, I am completely new to this and just diving right in head first.  I purchased a fairly cheap complete airbrush kit from Hobby Lobby, water based acrylic paints, powdered mica pearl pigments, and 2 part epoxy clear coat as recommended by our very own Mr. Billethead.  Thanks Marty!  Been gathering various jerkbait blanks from different suppliers looking for ones I can get to suspend.  I’ve been trying my hand at two different color schemes and feel like I’m starting to get them dialed in.  My ultimate goal is to get a rainbow trout and brown trout pattern dial in but I’m a long ways off from that yet. It has been an enjoyable way to spend what little spare time I have this time of year sucking up some AC and staying out of the heat.




     
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    duckydoty got a reaction from Johnsfolly for a article, Painting jerkbaits for big trout   
    I have started to paint jerkbaits for big browns.  Now, I am completely new to this and just diving right in head first.  I purchased a fairly cheap complete airbrush kit from Hobby Lobby, water based acrylic paints, powdered mica pearl pigments, and 2 part epoxy clear coat as recommended by our very own Mr. Billethead.  Thanks Marty!  Been gathering various jerkbait blanks from different suppliers looking for ones I can get to suspend.  I’ve been trying my hand at two different color schemes and feel like I’m starting to get them dialed in.  My ultimate goal is to get a rainbow trout and brown trout pattern dial in but I’m a long ways off from that yet. It has been an enjoyable way to spend what little spare time I have this time of year sucking up some AC and staying out of the heat.




     
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    duckydoty got a reaction from Grumpy53 for a article, A little fishing during a snow storm   
    I got out with an old buddy from high school and his son this morning while the snow was falling. It was chilly but not quite as cold as yesterday morning. We were the only ones on the water for quite some time and had the trophy area to ourselves except one fella at outlet two and another on the south side. Threw grey and white 1/8th ounce jigs with 3 units of water running and caught all the fish you could shake a stick at. I love fishing Taney in the snow. Peaceful, quiet and the fish were biting.  Most rainbows were in the 14-15 inch range with a few bigger and a good showing of silver bullets.  It’s always an adventure and a day filled with laughs from crazy stories from the past when fishing with my buddy Jack and his boys.







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    duckydoty got a reaction from Johnsfolly for a article, A little fishing during a snow storm   
    I got out with an old buddy from high school and his son this morning while the snow was falling. It was chilly but not quite as cold as yesterday morning. We were the only ones on the water for quite some time and had the trophy area to ourselves except one fella at outlet two and another on the south side. Threw grey and white 1/8th ounce jigs with 3 units of water running and caught all the fish you could shake a stick at. I love fishing Taney in the snow. Peaceful, quiet and the fish were biting.  Most rainbows were in the 14-15 inch range with a few bigger and a good showing of silver bullets.  It’s always an adventure and a day filled with laughs from crazy stories from the past when fishing with my buddy Jack and his boys.







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    duckydoty got a reaction from laker67 for a article, A little fishing during a snow storm   
    I got out with an old buddy from high school and his son this morning while the snow was falling. It was chilly but not quite as cold as yesterday morning. We were the only ones on the water for quite some time and had the trophy area to ourselves except one fella at outlet two and another on the south side. Threw grey and white 1/8th ounce jigs with 3 units of water running and caught all the fish you could shake a stick at. I love fishing Taney in the snow. Peaceful, quiet and the fish were biting.  Most rainbows were in the 14-15 inch range with a few bigger and a good showing of silver bullets.  It’s always an adventure and a day filled with laughs from crazy stories from the past when fishing with my buddy Jack and his boys.







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    duckydoty got a reaction from Lee Stallard for a article, A little fishing during a snow storm   
    I got out with an old buddy from high school and his son this morning while the snow was falling. It was chilly but not quite as cold as yesterday morning. We were the only ones on the water for quite some time and had the trophy area to ourselves except one fella at outlet two and another on the south side. Threw grey and white 1/8th ounce jigs with 3 units of water running and caught all the fish you could shake a stick at. I love fishing Taney in the snow. Peaceful, quiet and the fish were biting.  Most rainbows were in the 14-15 inch range with a few bigger and a good showing of silver bullets.  It’s always an adventure and a day filled with laughs from crazy stories from the past when fishing with my buddy Jack and his boys.







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    duckydoty got a reaction from tho1mas for a article, Fishing in the rain with Uncle Brother Dave   
    My brother came down for the weekend to chase  turkey, deer and walleye with me. A plan was set that we would try for turkeys in the mornings then change over to walleye then a sit for deer/turkey with crossbows in the evening.  We started Saturday morning off early, launching the boat out of K Dock and headed down stream with shotguns in hopes of a chance at some turkeys. We sat in the woods till about 10 and did not see any. We both had plenty of deer walk up on us though.  Winds got strong but we stuck with the plan and started chasing walleye. Within the first 10 minutes of trolling we had a big one in the boat. We trolled a couple more hours and caught 1 more keeper along with 3 shorts, a couple gar, a short crappie and one of them stinking bass.  Headed back to the woods around 3 for the evening hunt. I had 6 toms skirt me about 80 yards out and Brother Dave had 3 hens come in. He also had a big 8 pointer that he was all giddy about make its presence known.  Pretty fun 1st day of our weekend adventure. The plan this morning was to get up at 4 and hunt turkeys for a bit then back to chasing walleye. My phone decided to update last night and not keep the alarm.....☹️  My wife woke me up at 5 and said, "I though you were going fishing."  I jumped out of bed in full panic.  It was storming at the time , so we checked the weather, decided to forgo the hunt, and start chasing walleye around 7 am.  It was sprinkling just a bit when we launched and not much wind. It took about 45 minutes to catch the first fist and it was a giant walleye. We averaged about 2 keepers an hour with a few close to the boat releases and a short walleye here and there. It started storming bad on us with big gusts of with and white caps. The fish kept biting, so we kept fishing. Finally called it quits around 2 pm. Ended up with 7 keeper walleye (4 of them over 25 inches) 5 short walleye, one short crappie, 3 gar, one stinking bass, and one good sized walleye bumped off the hook with the net. Sure was fun, but we got soaked.  Sitting next to the fire warming my bones now.
    We caught all the fish trolling the same way I've been catching them for a couple of weeks now.  Running up and down the edge of the flats where they roll off into the old river channel.  We are using 3 ounce bottom bouncers with a 7 cm flicker shad in tow about 5-7 feet behind the bottom bouncer.  I try to go right around 2 miles per hour up to 2.5 mph.  Caught all the fish in 27-28 feet of water today and had to be bumping the bottom with the bottom bouncer every few seconds.  Had to let quite a bit of line out to be going that fast and hit the bottom in 28 feet of water.












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    duckydoty got a reaction from Phil Lilley for a article, How to catch walleye on Bull Shoals   
    Started off early this morning with a buddy, launching the boat at 5 am.  Headed down the lake for a sit in the woods. On the walk in, we jumped 8 deer, so I did not think we would have a chance of seeing another. That was ok with me, because I was hoping for a chance at turkeys. Just after shooting time, I could hear a turkey behind me about 75-100 yards up in the roost.  After that I heard one to my left fly down. About that time a giant murder of crows flew in raising all kinds of ruckus, flushing the still roosted turkey off in another direction.  I could see my buddy's ground blind from where I was at and apperrently he had deer skirting the limits of his shooting range all morning.  About 10:30 we gave up on the hunt and changed gears to chasing walleye.  Good move on out part!  We had rigs in the water about 10 minutes when we caught the first keeper. We kept trolling the flats from just below K Dock to almost Snapp.  Had 3 different areas we picked up walleye in 20-27 feet of water. Tried one long run back down the lake and again picked up walleye in the same 3 areas. Decided to concentrate on the 2 most productive of the 3 and that was w the flat just above K Dock and the one just across and below K Dock. Trolled 1.9-2.3 mph depending on if we were in 20 feet of water (1.9) or 27 feet(2.3). Had enough line out with 3 ounce bottom bouncers to hit the bottom ever few seconds.  We averaged 1 short for ever keeper we caught and had a welcomed bonus of a 13 inch crappie. Did not catch any of the stinking bass which was awesome!  Only target species today. Ended up with 2 limits of keeper walleye and 8 shorts in 5 hours of fishing. Great day filled with adventure and good company!
    Oh, and got to meet Paco while taking out.  Lots of fun chatting with you!






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    duckydoty got a reaction from Johnsfolly for a article, Them fish didn't mind a little rain this morning   
    They were already wet!  Took my nephew to chase some walleye this morning. We got on the water right around 6:30. Stayed on the flats close to K Dock trolling flickers behind 3 ounce bottom bouncers. The sky be came dark,  the wind blew out of the south east, and a little bit of rain fell, but the fish were biting. We picked up 2 little white bass, 4 short walleye, 6 of them stinkin bass, and 4 keeper walleye in that area.  From there we headed up to Snap to finish off our limits along with 2 more short walleye, one 14 inch crappie, and a few more of them daggum bass. Off the water by 1. Pretty good day out there. Had to be going fast. 2.1-2.5 mph in 18-20 feet of water. First time my nephew has caught a limit of walleye.  I charged him his walleye cheeks as a guide fee.  He seemed to think that was reasonable😀


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    duckydoty reacted to aarchdale@coresleep.com for a article, Beaver Walleye   
    Went out this morning from 7:30-12:30, would have stayed longer but out of the 4 cranks i tried and the 3 i had trolling only one got bit and i lost it.   Ended up with 3 nice keepers. a 18 3/4, 19 1/2, and a 22 1/4, and aso a short one mixed in.
    Started trolling at 1.7 mph and picked up one real quick, then my trolling batteries died after 1 hour, so i had to fire up the Opti. Trolled between 2.7 and 3.1 and picked up the other 2 keepers and the short. Kept the boat in 27-34 feet of water and my crank would just tick the bottom at 28ft.   All fish were in a quarter mile stretch of each other, wish i could have stayed longer!!!!
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    duckydoty reacted to Dylan Cluver for a article, Big girl gets caught again   
    Fished my heart out for this one, after looking at the pics, she was caught earlier this week by a guides client. I taped her at 32". I would like to say thank you to the old timers who have passed down a lot of hard earned wisdom to me and my friends in the parking lot and at the pavilion. This fish is a true testament to catch and release, and the work of the MDC. Triploid triploid triploid. Thank you  to the guys with the tape and who walked down after I flashed my light and hollered for them!! 


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    duckydoty got a reaction from tho1mas for a article, 27-inch Brown on Taneycomo   
    This was a great fish.  My friend and former co-worker from many years ago, Donald (Butta Bean) Whitelaw, and his friend, Todd Murphy, came down from the STL area today for an extended weekend of trout fishing on beautiful Lake Taneycomo.  Donny stopped by the fly shop for some advise and to say hello early this afternoon.  I invited them back for a little fishing when I was done with a project I was working on.  
    About 3:30 or 4 in the afternoon, we headed up the lake to the cable at the dam. We did one long drift from the cable down to the narrows. We were all throwing jigs most of the time. Donny kept switching from a jig to a jerk bait and back to a jig again.  3/32 ounce jigs in sculpin and ginger along with grey and white jigs were catching fish. There were a couple of hot spots below the cable to the boat launch that were good. 3 small rainbows were caught across from outlet one.  4-5 more were caught from the lower half of the island across from outlet 2 down to past the tree below the old rebar hole.  
    We picked up a couple of fish from the boat ramp down to Trophy Run and then a few more from there down to below Look Out. We hit a slow spot the 1st half of the bluff below Look Out to the Narrows.  The second half of that bluff to the narrows has been a good area for browns for me the last couple of weeks and I was telling Donny and Todd this.  
    I kept the boat close to the bluff and we threw as close to the bank as we could get.  Todd caught the first brown and it was about 15 inches.  Donny caught the next and it was a nice male about 17 inches long.  I caught a small rainbow and was visiting with a friend in another boat that was drifting by when Donny said he thought he had a good one.  
    It was taking line and running up stream pretty hard so I started chasing it with the trolling motor so Donny could gain some ground on it.  It finally came to the surface and it was a pig!  I had Todd reel in and get the net ready.  She came up and dove down a few more times before gliding head first into the net. This was Donny's largest brown he has ever caught and it was great being a part of and watching it happen.


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