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#1 flytyer57

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 03:07 PM

I've been wanting to go up to MO and fish the North Fork River for some time now, but I'm not sure where to go. I've been thinking of trying around Tecumseh. Anybody have any ideas of where to fish there and what kind of fish I could expect?
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:48 AM

Tecumseh is actually at the end of the river basically the start of the lake. Depending on what you want to fish for you can find everything on some point in the river. Best way to fish it will be to float and fish along the way. If you just want to hit the public accesses you can do that as well. Blair bridge and Patrick both are decent for trout, but get pressured quite a bit. The upper end is okay for smallmouth, but I would go to Bryant creek if bass were my targeted species. If you are looking to camp and float there are several outfitters to choose from. I personally would use sunburst ranch, but I may be biased. Hope this helps.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:05 PM

Tecumseh is actually at the end of the river basically the start of the lake. Depending on what you want to fish for you can find everything on some point in the river. Best way to fish it will be to float and fish along the way. If you just want to hit the public accesses you can do that as well. Blair bridge and Patrick both are decent for trout, but get pressured quite a bit. The upper end is okay for smallmouth, but I would go to Bryant creek if bass were my targeted species. If you are looking to camp and float there are several outfitters to choose from. I personally would use sunburst ranch, but I may be biased. Hope this helps.



Thanks for the info. I don't usually fish for trout. In fact, it's been almost 5 years since. Mostly I like fishing for smallies.

Looking at the Google map around Tecumseh after my original post, I seen the accesses for Blair and Patrick. I just didn't know what species I would find there until your reply.

Where is the upper end of the North Fork? Kinda hard to follow on Google Maps. Where is Bryant Creek?


Does Sunburst Ranch do shuttles and or canoe/kayak rentals?
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:18 PM

Your barking up the right tree! I have floated Hammond camp to Blair and Blair to James bridge. Both are good floats but need to be done during the week.

I want to float Jerry corps. Lane to Tecumseh on Bryant creek.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:30 PM

You can find some float maps for the Bryant & NFoW here....

http://www.missouric....org/index.html

Blair & Patrick are in the trout water...starts at Rainbow Spring on the Map...but there are several public access points above...Hebron, Hammond Camp, ets...its usually too low to float up there this time of year though. I'd try the Bryant instead. Talk to Justin about your float/shuttle options. I stay at Sunburst often and they treat people well. Cheers.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:43 AM

This time of the year, between Memorial Day and Labor Day try fishing early part of the week, Monday-Wednesday. A lot less crowded, may mean the difference between seeing 400 canoes and seeing 10 or 12. Talk with Justin at Sunburst on how to fish the river. This is the best river in the state in my opinion but you need to come prepared. Brian Wise and Kyle Kosovich know the river probably better than anyone if you want a guide. I will be fishing it this Sunday and Monday. Good luck!

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:15 AM

I will be fishing it this Sunday and Monday.



Thanks for the tips. Have a great time out there and don't forget to post a report.
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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:33 AM

my son, Rusty, is a guide for River of Life Farm at the falls on NFOW. it's a great place to stay or fish out of. he will make you chicken & dumplings for a shore lunch, if you wish, and put you on fish. you can put in there and pay a modest rod fee if you want to do it on your own.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 02:37 PM

my son, Rusty, is a guide for River of Life Farm at the falls on NFOW. it's a great place to stay or fish out of. he will make you chicken & dumplings for a shore lunch, if you wish, and put you on fish. you can put in there and pay a modest rod fee if you want to do it on your own.



Thanks for the tip. I wrote that down for future reference. I'm unemployed right now and can barely afford the gas up there let alone a rod fee.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:02 PM

There's some good bass and goggle eye fishing from Hebron to Twin Bridges (hint hint)
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:53 AM

...he will make you chicken & dumplings for a shore lunch...


I hope to gawd his momma taught him to cook and not you...

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