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    • Phil Lilley

      Masters Trout Tournament   01/16/2018

      Lilleys' Landing Resort & Marina, Lake Taneycomo, will hold it's annual trout tournament this Saturday, January 20th.  It is a 2-man team event.  $75 entry.  This is an artificial only, catch and release contest.  Cash prizes for 1st through 4th place.  Start time 8 a.m.  --  Weight in time 4 p.m.  A meal will follow the weigh in for contestants and spectators.  Call 417-334-6380 for more information.  Register at Lilleys' office up until 7:55 a.m. on Saturday.  http://www.ozarkanglers.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Masters-Elfrink-Entry-Form-2018.pdf

Griffster

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    Smallmouth Bass Fishing in the Ozarks. Small rivers and streams.

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  1. Did you use to fish the Black river in the  70's?  Your name sounds familiar.       

    Thanks  

    Chris Griffey 

     

     

  2. Meanwhile back at the ranch

    Oh it's popping... Will we get Fireworks too?
  3. Rivers are low...

    We need some rain. I don't see any rain in the forecast for the next 10 days either. We need some rain.
  4. Your first "big" smallmouth?

    Caught some hogs when I was young lad and a bait fisherman. (back in the 70's and early 80's) Several 19s and a 20 or two. One in front of Black River lodge on a live frog, and the others camping in Lesterville way up on the middle fork. If I remember correctly on a live crawdad. Several 18's and a 19 or two on lures, but I don't think I have broken that 20 inch barrier in a long while. I'm not a very good fisherman though, but I love to try.
  5. Catching fish close to accesses?

    It just left.
  6. Catching fish close to accesses?

    My best brown trout came at Baptist camp, right at the access. I was getting ready to float to Cedar Grove, and was literally testing a real and lure. About 22 inches abt 4 lbs I guess.
  7. Home Waters

    Black is where I learned and grew up fishing for smallies. Courtios and Meramec are my most visited\fished now though.
  8. Upper JF last week.

    Interesting I saw 3 different area's just like this. Sort of a mini land slide. River appears to be in good shape though. There are some area's that have definitely changed though. Some of the riffles are a little more tricky to navigate, especially for a solo canoes.
  9. Some powerful water.... The one with ranger car, there is deer about 20-25 ft up in the tree. I didn't think deer climbed trees?
  10. What is accessible to float and what's not?

    Thanks for the reply's guys. Mostly, I guess you gotta just get out there and do the work to see for yourself. First couple should be interesting anyway. Trying to get a little float in before the long weekend.
  11. Anyone have a list of what can safely be floated and accessible and what is still unreachable or not float-able. I guess the rivers are going to be completely different? Some could have really changed. First floats after this epic flood could be fun. I am assuming several normal floats may still have quite a few impassible spots or snags that will make floating difficult. Any thoughts......
  12. "Expert" anglers

    I had a terrible "fish day" on the river Sat. But I still enjoyed every minute of it. Best part was it was a Sat and did not see another angler or person the entire float. That's a good day.
  13. Cook Station Gage

    What is everyone going to do without the gauges? How do you know the level of your stream for floating? Gauges in the area and lower river gauges may not be all that reliable?
  14. New smallmouth and rock bass regs approved

    So no more 18 inch minimum special management area's at all? That bites!!!
  15. 2016 Black River Lodge on going thread

    Matt Hammock has to be related to James? Used to fish with James down there some. Have not been to BRL in several years. Gotta get down soon. My family went to BRL from 1968 till some time in the 90's. Mom and Dad had their honeymoon down there too.. 1950 .. One special place, with some incredible memories for me. Where I learned to catch smallies, from and old fishing guide down there, in the 70's.
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