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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from Haris122 in Just Checking In   
    Hey everyone.
    I realize it's been several years (at least) since I've been a regular here, but to those  few of who have any idea who I am (and everyone else, of course), I hope you are all doing well and are healthy. It's been far too long since I've been able to wet a line in the Missouri Ozarks; I had a four day camping/floating trip on the 11 Point scheduled this month since literally last year. My folks and I were going to do the whole trout section and some smallie fishing dang near to the Arkansas border and were very excited about it...but my folks are a bit on the older side and have a few health conditions, so we decided to cancel it out of an abundance of caution, which broke my heart to a degree that is difficult to describe, but was probably a good call. In any case, here are a few pictures from my recent outings in and around Indiana, which, I'll stress, is not nearly as nice as the Ozarks.
    I miss you all, and I miss the Ozarks. 
    Catch a whole bunch of fish, and be safe and healthy when I can finally come back to Missouri, ya'll. 




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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from timinmo in Just Checking In   
    Hey everyone.
    I realize it's been several years (at least) since I've been a regular here, but to those  few of who have any idea who I am (and everyone else, of course), I hope you are all doing well and are healthy. It's been far too long since I've been able to wet a line in the Missouri Ozarks; I had a four day camping/floating trip on the 11 Point scheduled this month since literally last year. My folks and I were going to do the whole trout section and some smallie fishing dang near to the Arkansas border and were very excited about it...but my folks are a bit on the older side and have a few health conditions, so we decided to cancel it out of an abundance of caution, which broke my heart to a degree that is difficult to describe, but was probably a good call. In any case, here are a few pictures from my recent outings in and around Indiana, which, I'll stress, is not nearly as nice as the Ozarks.
    I miss you all, and I miss the Ozarks. 
    Catch a whole bunch of fish, and be safe and healthy when I can finally come back to Missouri, ya'll. 




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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from tjm in Just Checking In   
    Hey everyone.
    I realize it's been several years (at least) since I've been a regular here, but to those  few of who have any idea who I am (and everyone else, of course), I hope you are all doing well and are healthy. It's been far too long since I've been able to wet a line in the Missouri Ozarks; I had a four day camping/floating trip on the 11 Point scheduled this month since literally last year. My folks and I were going to do the whole trout section and some smallie fishing dang near to the Arkansas border and were very excited about it...but my folks are a bit on the older side and have a few health conditions, so we decided to cancel it out of an abundance of caution, which broke my heart to a degree that is difficult to describe, but was probably a good call. In any case, here are a few pictures from my recent outings in and around Indiana, which, I'll stress, is not nearly as nice as the Ozarks.
    I miss you all, and I miss the Ozarks. 
    Catch a whole bunch of fish, and be safe and healthy when I can finally come back to Missouri, ya'll. 




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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from nomolites in Just Checking In   
    Hey everyone.
    I realize it's been several years (at least) since I've been a regular here, but to those  few of who have any idea who I am (and everyone else, of course), I hope you are all doing well and are healthy. It's been far too long since I've been able to wet a line in the Missouri Ozarks; I had a four day camping/floating trip on the 11 Point scheduled this month since literally last year. My folks and I were going to do the whole trout section and some smallie fishing dang near to the Arkansas border and were very excited about it...but my folks are a bit on the older side and have a few health conditions, so we decided to cancel it out of an abundance of caution, which broke my heart to a degree that is difficult to describe, but was probably a good call. In any case, here are a few pictures from my recent outings in and around Indiana, which, I'll stress, is not nearly as nice as the Ozarks.
    I miss you all, and I miss the Ozarks. 
    Catch a whole bunch of fish, and be safe and healthy when I can finally come back to Missouri, ya'll. 




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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from Terrierman in Just Checking In   
    Hey everyone.
    I realize it's been several years (at least) since I've been a regular here, but to those  few of who have any idea who I am (and everyone else, of course), I hope you are all doing well and are healthy. It's been far too long since I've been able to wet a line in the Missouri Ozarks; I had a four day camping/floating trip on the 11 Point scheduled this month since literally last year. My folks and I were going to do the whole trout section and some smallie fishing dang near to the Arkansas border and were very excited about it...but my folks are a bit on the older side and have a few health conditions, so we decided to cancel it out of an abundance of caution, which broke my heart to a degree that is difficult to describe, but was probably a good call. In any case, here are a few pictures from my recent outings in and around Indiana, which, I'll stress, is not nearly as nice as the Ozarks.
    I miss you all, and I miss the Ozarks. 
    Catch a whole bunch of fish, and be safe and healthy when I can finally come back to Missouri, ya'll. 




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    ozark trout fisher reacted to moguy1973 in Love pond fishing   
    I finally got to get out to my in-laws this weekend to my happy place at their pond.  Producing some nice fish once again this year. 
     





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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from Johnsfolly in Barren Fork Creek - June 14, 2014   
    A 15 incher is a beauty for a little brook like that. Nice fish.
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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from jfrith in Bears!   
    Bears are literally the least threatening thing in Jefferson County, Missouri. 
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    ozark trout fisher reacted to jdmidwest in The Bucket.   
    The summer of 2015, things were going good.  Kids are out of the house, everything paid for, and time to spend enjoying life.  Around the campfire, I professed a plan.  I was going out and start doing other places.  New places.  I have not dipped my toes in salt water, just waders in Alaska.  There are many lakes I want to try.  I want to see big ships, naval ships.  You guys know what happened and things got stalled.  Cancer whacked me twice and the wife had a mild stroke.  Both of us are back up to speed again.
    I have hit Normandy Lake and Tims Ford this year, one of the things we talked about that summer.  Tomorrow I embark on a journey to Cordell Hull for a couple of days, something we talked about while camped below Center Hill Lake that summer.
    Next month, the trip I had planned that Thanksgiving week along the MO/Ark Line will hopefully take place.  And then I will see the ocean and the big boats with the wife.  DR visits are every 6 months now and don't eat up all of my vacation and spending money.  Life has returned.
    Ducks are on the horizon again, may go looking for teal with my new 20 ga if a cold front hits in the next few weeks.
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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from ness in Collegiate Peaks   
    Hello, all. It's been a minute. I recently backpacked in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness for a few very chilly and snowy days, took a fly rod,  and this forum
     came to mind when I got back. Here are some pictures. None of them are of the fish, because not one of the 7 or 8 cutties I caught was longer than the cork section of my fly-rod. Blame the snowmelt and the raging flows in the upper Arkansas watershed, or my thin backcountry fly-box at your discretion. Only place I found any feeding fish was in backwaters and beaver ponds.
     
    The elk outnumbered the folks we saw outside our party, 5-2. It was a hell of a trip, with several 14ers summited, a lot of avalanche debris waded through and plenty of use for the snowshoes.




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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from snagged in outlet 3 in Collegiate Peaks   
    Hello, all. It's been a minute. I recently backpacked in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness for a few very chilly and snowy days, took a fly rod,  and this forum
     came to mind when I got back. Here are some pictures. None of them are of the fish, because not one of the 7 or 8 cutties I caught was longer than the cork section of my fly-rod. Blame the snowmelt and the raging flows in the upper Arkansas watershed, or my thin backcountry fly-box at your discretion. Only place I found any feeding fish was in backwaters and beaver ponds.
     
    The elk outnumbered the folks we saw outside our party, 5-2. It was a hell of a trip, with several 14ers summited, a lot of avalanche debris waded through and plenty of use for the snowshoes.




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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from Haris122 in Collegiate Peaks   
    Hello, all. It's been a minute. I recently backpacked in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness for a few very chilly and snowy days, took a fly rod,  and this forum
     came to mind when I got back. Here are some pictures. None of them are of the fish, because not one of the 7 or 8 cutties I caught was longer than the cork section of my fly-rod. Blame the snowmelt and the raging flows in the upper Arkansas watershed, or my thin backcountry fly-box at your discretion. Only place I found any feeding fish was in backwaters and beaver ponds.
     
    The elk outnumbered the folks we saw outside our party, 5-2. It was a hell of a trip, with several 14ers summited, a lot of avalanche debris waded through and plenty of use for the snowshoes.




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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from BilletHead in Collegiate Peaks   
    Hello, all. It's been a minute. I recently backpacked in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness for a few very chilly and snowy days, took a fly rod,  and this forum
     came to mind when I got back. Here are some pictures. None of them are of the fish, because not one of the 7 or 8 cutties I caught was longer than the cork section of my fly-rod. Blame the snowmelt and the raging flows in the upper Arkansas watershed, or my thin backcountry fly-box at your discretion. Only place I found any feeding fish was in backwaters and beaver ponds.
     
    The elk outnumbered the folks we saw outside our party, 5-2. It was a hell of a trip, with several 14ers summited, a lot of avalanche debris waded through and plenty of use for the snowshoes.




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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from timinmo in Collegiate Peaks   
    Hello, all. It's been a minute. I recently backpacked in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness for a few very chilly and snowy days, took a fly rod,  and this forum
     came to mind when I got back. Here are some pictures. None of them are of the fish, because not one of the 7 or 8 cutties I caught was longer than the cork section of my fly-rod. Blame the snowmelt and the raging flows in the upper Arkansas watershed, or my thin backcountry fly-box at your discretion. Only place I found any feeding fish was in backwaters and beaver ponds.
     
    The elk outnumbered the folks we saw outside our party, 5-2. It was a hell of a trip, with several 14ers summited, a lot of avalanche debris waded through and plenty of use for the snowshoes.




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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from Quillback in Collegiate Peaks   
    Hello, all. It's been a minute. I recently backpacked in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness for a few very chilly and snowy days, took a fly rod,  and this forum
     came to mind when I got back. Here are some pictures. None of them are of the fish, because not one of the 7 or 8 cutties I caught was longer than the cork section of my fly-rod. Blame the snowmelt and the raging flows in the upper Arkansas watershed, or my thin backcountry fly-box at your discretion. Only place I found any feeding fish was in backwaters and beaver ponds.
     
    The elk outnumbered the folks we saw outside our party, 5-2. It was a hell of a trip, with several 14ers summited, a lot of avalanche debris waded through and plenty of use for the snowshoes.




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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from nomolites in Collegiate Peaks   
    Hello, all. It's been a minute. I recently backpacked in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness for a few very chilly and snowy days, took a fly rod,  and this forum
     came to mind when I got back. Here are some pictures. None of them are of the fish, because not one of the 7 or 8 cutties I caught was longer than the cork section of my fly-rod. Blame the snowmelt and the raging flows in the upper Arkansas watershed, or my thin backcountry fly-box at your discretion. Only place I found any feeding fish was in backwaters and beaver ponds.
     
    The elk outnumbered the folks we saw outside our party, 5-2. It was a hell of a trip, with several 14ers summited, a lot of avalanche debris waded through and plenty of use for the snowshoes.




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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from Bushbeater in Collegiate Peaks   
    Hello, all. It's been a minute. I recently backpacked in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness for a few very chilly and snowy days, took a fly rod,  and this forum
     came to mind when I got back. Here are some pictures. None of them are of the fish, because not one of the 7 or 8 cutties I caught was longer than the cork section of my fly-rod. Blame the snowmelt and the raging flows in the upper Arkansas watershed, or my thin backcountry fly-box at your discretion. Only place I found any feeding fish was in backwaters and beaver ponds.
     
    The elk outnumbered the folks we saw outside our party, 5-2. It was a hell of a trip, with several 14ers summited, a lot of avalanche debris waded through and plenty of use for the snowshoes.




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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from Johnsfolly in Coming to a water near you   
    This got weird. 
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    ozark trout fisher reacted to MoCarp in Coming to a water near you   
    He is and a well respected one....it amazes me the lack of respect some on this forum give to those in the fisheries community, those very individuals give us the greatfishing and hunting we enjoy today Evan does a great job and is consulted by people in many states 
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    ozark trout fisher reacted to Ham in Fun Day   
    I made a lengthy drive to Fish smallies out of the trout boat. I could have stayed local and punched 100 trout in the face, but I wasn’t feeling it.
    I  ran some scary shallow stuff full of big wood that would have been disastrous to hit. I ended up jamming my jet with rocks and lost a lot of fishing time clearing that. 
    I caught 61 fish and best I can tell 11 species. I had a lot of fish come unbuttoned. Current does that . 
    I had an 18 1/2 Smallie on a crankbait. Ned was underwhelming yesterday. A few on Topwater, but disappointingly few. 
    You guys don’t understand How good John is at Micro fishing. It is a different skill set to spot an individual tiny fish and successfully target them. Current, water clarity, glare, presbyopia, and competing other fish all vex you. I did a little of that thing yesterday and remembered how good at it he is.
    any how, the 61  fish yesterday puts me over 2000 fish caught for the 10 th year in a row. I still have plenty of time left to get past 3000 and will see how it all ends up, but I’m thinking I will get to 30,000 Fish caught since I startrd keeping a hard count in 2008. 
    “So here’s a poke at you, I hope you choke on it too, you’re gonna lose that smile cos I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles” The Who
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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from dan hufferd in Spearfishing for deer the - Airbow controversy   
    I don't particularly care about when/whether this is allowed for deer hunting, but I do get a bit annoyed when people use crossbows and other non-bow things during archery season and call it "bow-hunting". I'm fine with you doing it, I'm fine with it being legal, but it is not bow hunting.* It's like using a glo-ball under a bobber with a spinning rod in the fly area of montauk and calling it fly fishing. No problem with you doing it, but you are not fly fishing. 
    *Doesn't apply to folks that are doing it for health/disability reasons. 
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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from Hog Wally in What's considered a big smallmouth vs. a trophy in Missouri?   
    It honestly didn't even look real. I've never seen a smallmouth anywhere near that big outside of a Bass Pro fishtank. 
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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from Johnsfolly in What's considered a big smallmouth vs. a trophy in Missouri?   
    OTF's Totally Arbitrary and Meaningless Standards
    16-18"= "Good one"
    18-20"="Holy crap!"
    20-22"= "Welp, that's probably the biggest one I'm catching this year"
    22+" I, uh, I don't have experience in this area.
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    ozark trout fisher got a reaction from Hog Wally in What's considered a big smallmouth vs. a trophy in Missouri?   
    OTF's Totally Arbitrary and Meaningless Standards
    16-18"= "Good one"
    18-20"="Holy crap!"
    20-22"= "Welp, that's probably the biggest one I'm catching this year"
    22+" I, uh, I don't have experience in this area.
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    ozark trout fisher reacted to MOPanfisher in Rattlesnakes   
    Well that is just terrible advice.  The feral hogs were established to help eat rattlesnakes, so that is the populations to target.  Or maybe not if the hogs have eaten them all.  Could go either way I guess.
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