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  1. 405z06

    Meramac below Scott's Ford on 8/10

    Yeah, just a wee bit....
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    Personal Best Smallie

    <i've said too much>
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    Help or Advice on the Meramec

    Are we talking about on the weekend or during the middle of the week? If it's during the week, it doesn't really matter. If it's a Sat or Sun, there are some nuances and tricks of the trade for the Meramec.
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    Annual Lake Trip Annual Post!!!!

    I'm no expert, and I pretty much stopped fishing impoundments when I discovered Ozark Stream Smallies, but I remember more than a few early May LOZ trips where fishing Wiggle Warts on main lake points that had a channel swing were magnificent. I also like to throw bubble gum floating trick worms behind dock cables. 1/4 oz tandem spinnerbaits are a good search bait. Those would be the 3 lures I would have tied on to start, and be ready and quick to adjust.
  5. Hit the Meramec today. The last 3 weekends have been blown out, but before that, back in March, we were really putting a hurt on 'em, numbers-wise. Which usually isn't that case that early in the Spring, at least for me and the people I fish with. With the weather decent, the river level and flow back to near normal, my buddy and were chomping at the bit to see if they were still in their haunts and active. Well, they weren't. We only caught 6 fish the entire day, but one of them was the freak below. I've been Ozark Smallie fishing for about 10 years and have never caught anything close to this, nor have I personally ever seen a another fish this size. 5.51 lbs on the Rapala digital scale. Didn't have a way to measure her length, so I am not going to take a guess. Beautiful, healthy, fat fish. She didn't have a mark on her, except on the top of her tail. Not sure what that could have been from. I could probably fish these rivers for the next 50 years and never catch another fish this big, so it was a very special moment.
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    Personal Best Smallie

    Yeah, the spot is pretty obvious. This thing was such a statistical fluke that i didn't think it was worth trying to hide the location. I caught a decent one there in March before the high water.
  7. 405z06

    Personal Best Smallie

    Hit the Meramec today. The last 3 weekends have been blown out, but before that, back in March, we were really putting a hurt on 'em, numbers-wise. Which usually isn't that case that early in the Spring, at least for me and the people I fish with. With the weather decent, the river level and flow back to near normal, my buddy and were chomping at the bit to see if they were still in their haunts and active. Well, they weren't. We only caught 6 fish the entire day, but one of them was the freak below. I've been Ozark Smallie fishing for about 10 years and have never caught anything close to this, nor have I personally ever seen a another fish this size. 5.51 lbs on the Rapala digital scale. Didn't have a way to measure her length, so I am not going to take a guess. Beautiful, healthy, fat fish. She didn't have a mark on her, except on the top of her tail. Not sure what that could have been from. I could probably fish these rivers for the next 50 years and never catch another fish this big, so it was a very special moment. This post has been promoted to an article
  8. 405z06

    Super bowl Sunday smallie bonanza

    I enjoy a good forum troll more than most. But to be a good troll you need intelligence and wit. This guy needs to go back and get his troll game polished somewhere and come back and try again.
  9. 405z06

    Super bowl Sunday smallie bonanza

    LOL Right on, brother!
  10. 405z06

    Catching fish close to accesses?

    Every time my buddy and I float Huzzah Valley, we pay, get our boarding pass, and then drive down to the landing to park. Form there it's an all-out sprint to see who can cast first into that area where Dry Creek comes in. It's good to get off the schnide even before they put you in a canoe
  11. 405z06

    additional data on smallmouth population

    Not used to looking at these, is there a legend? PSD? RSD12? Etc?
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    Huzzah floating conditions

    I'm not familiar with that put-in. Is that the one that is referred to as "The Railroad"? I floated Harper's to HV on the same day you were there (Thursday) and the bite was brutally tough for the Huzzah in May. 4 people, 2 canoes, 6 miles, 5 smallies total. Granted, the other 3 gents I was with were somewhat novice fisherman, but for me to catch only 4 fish on that stretch in May was disconcerting. Went again Saturday morning, this time HV to Scotia - crossing our fingers the whole time that the storm wouldn;t jack up the creek- and we totally killed it. The difference of 48 hours was amazing. Fish were super aggressive and chasing.
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    First river bass 2017

    Rockford beach? I think I know that spot's name...Charlie?
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    Meramec - 8/12

    Back to the future fish!
  15. 405z06

    Gonna fish tomorrow

    I absolutely love the huzzah in May...some of the best smallmouth fishing there is.After that i let the party folks have it
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