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Ok I have heard all I want to about the bite online. Im in bad need of directions to Blunk and taylor shouls, I need a White fix. PLEASE! I will be coming from springfield. PLEASE!

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From my understanding it is just downriver of Galena by about a mile. I'm headed there next weekend for a canoe trip out of James River Outfitters. I'm renting a Cabin from them that is located within a 1/4 mile of the boat ramp at blunk hole. I have directions somewhere, but cant find them right now but i believe you just head into Galena and look for Blunk road and turn south onto it and foll down to that area. You could look up the folks at James River Outfitters and give them a call, actually the number is 417-357-6447, or 417-830-1344 for their cell #. They can tell you how to get there as they live right next to blunk hole. Give me a report back and let me know how you do as I'm itching to make it down next weekend and catch some whites and spoonbill myself!

Streamer

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From Springfield head south on 160 past Nixa and Spokane to 176 West. There is a sign there saying Galena 9miles, also a brown conservation Kerr Access sign. As you come into Galena just over the James River turn South on 248 South. Just before you get to the square 248 turns back to the west, its also W. 3rd St. in town. Not sure of exactly how far Blunk road is from that point. Maybe a mile or so up on your left. There is just a standard street sign. Once on Blunk Rd. just follow it to the river.

I don't have a boat so I typically follow Blunk Rd to Sandstone Rd. (James River Canoe is at Sandstone Rd.) then follow Sandstone til it ends at a parking area. There you can go over the fence, owner put a stair case in to get over fence, and follow the trail down to the river.

Hope this helps

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Nobody fishes there anymore... It's too crowded....

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Nobody fishes there anymore... It's too crowded....

would Kerr be better then? to avoid crowds?

the comment of nobody fishes there anymore and it's too crowded doesn't make sense

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would Kerr be better then? to avoid crowds?

the comment of nobody fishes there anymore and it's too crowded doesn't make sense

Blunk does get crowded, but it is still a good place to fish for whites ans spoonbill.

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Are the whites still going crazy up their may come down sat

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Thanks a lot guys I will be there Sunday morning bright and early.

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GO TO BLUNKS FIRST. IT DOES GET CROWDED SOMETIMES BUT KERR IS WAY FURTHER UP RIVER THAN I WOULD WANT TO BE RIGHT NOW, BUT WHO KNOWS. GOOD REPORTS FROM BLUNKS AND YOU CAN WALK THE BANK UPSTREAM TO SOME GOOD SPOTS FOR QUITE A WAYS. JUST MY 2 CENTS. GOOD LUCK. DAVE

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I was just re-reading this old thread. I had gone down to Blunks today and scoped it out. Couple questions came to mind.......

Where is Taylor Shoals?

Has anyone had experience putting in a kayak at Blunks? Wondering how it would do and if the current too swift to paddle up to Y-Bridge and then float back down?

Also curious about McCord's Bend. I see it on the map not being too far from Blunks. Is there a put-in at McCords?

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there is a ramp at mcCord but it is closed down, and y bridge is about 3.5-4 miles above blunks. Taylors is about 1 mi give or take a little up river from blunks if you have a 4x4 you can drive the trails up to taylors but if you do that watch the holes some are sticky.

Im gonna go fish in the morning idk if i will make my way up to blunks though i will probably go down stream.

and there really isn't much current at blunks the only thing that will be a problem for a kayak is bass boats rocking you around, but i havent been hearing many boats yet this year

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Thanks for the directions. Sadly, I don't have a 4x4. When I was there, I was deeply aware of the limitations of my Ford Focus in such situations. I did see a jon boat flying through yesterday, which is what got me thinking about whether or not to kayak there. I'd like to think that most of the boaters wouldn't be total hosers if they saw a kayak, but you never know......

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no i know, i live on that stretch of river and fish out of my canoe a lot.. sometimes it seems like people try to swamp your boat..

its not to bad though you just gotta watch out for DB's and point your nose into the wake

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Ok, finally got down to Blunks yesterday morning. One word says it all. S.K.U.N.K.E.D. Not even a bite! I haven't had that bad day of fishing in a looooong time. I don't even think I have been skunked in a long time. I didn't even see anything swimming around in the clearer water. I found the place easy enough and it was only about an hour from my house in Neosho, but not sure I will make the trip again after that. We kayaked down to McCord Bend where we found the other boats that luanched out of Blunks and they weren't doing any better. A couple of them were only out there an hour and they left as well. Tough day is all I can say.

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Sorry to hear that Ollie. Still early yet and that cold front probably pushed them scouts back down. Try it again around the first week of April. That's when the fishing for whites is normally the best

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Ollie, what kind of kayak were you in?

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i got 5 whites and 2 smallies just before dark on the rock bank down from blunks, And now that my rat killing is done im gonna head back down and see if i can do any good.

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rvconrad there were two of us in yaks. I have a green Pam 100 and my neighbor was in a red one. We fished down that way fishslayer88, but we were there in the morning and afternoon.

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they are really slow right now you cant even tell they are biting hardly the only way i was getting anything is by dragging a white slider along the bottom and when i could feel just a little bump i would slack my line and let them take off with it, got 4 more doing the same thing this evening.. but it is still pretty early in the season give it a few more weeks.

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