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Got out for a very short trip on Clinton Lake the other day and found a few whites and hybrids on some shad. The majority of the fish were too far out for my shore based flyfishing but I managed a couple fish , nothing of any size but I'm not complaining. I was wondering if any of the Missouri lakes would have this same opportunity this time of year?? Anyone else catching fish shallow enough to be targeted with a flyrod from shore??

Short TR on my blog.....Jeff

http://highplainsflyfisher.blogspot.com/

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Very nice. I'm far from an expert on these fish, but I know the night bite is starting for stripers, stick baits thrown to the bank are a way to do this, so I would think flyfishing from shore could be productive.

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Got out for a very short trip on Clinton Lake the other day and found a few whites and hybrids on some shad. The majority of the fish were too far out for my shore based flyfishing but I managed a couple fish , nothing of any size but I'm not complaining. I was wondering if any of the Missouri lakes would have this same opportunity this time of year?? Anyone else catching fish shallow enough to be targeted with a flyrod from shore??

Short TR on my blog.....Jeff

http://highplainsflyfisher.blogspot.com/

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The flats at LOZ have been fishing well, but it'd be extremely hit and miss from the bank as 90% of the spots where the fish corral the shad are unreachable from shore..

If only there were a guide service for folks such as yourself... Hmmm :light_bulb:

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Justin - Night fishing for stripers with a flyrod would be a hoot for sure , especially with the size of some of the fish in the lake down there. Definitely something to put on the "list".

Cricket - Great idea , but you probably wanna target a different demographic than myself , I'm too darn poor to afford a guide. The wife says that if I'd work a little more and fish a little less.....aw hell , screw that!

Wrench - You convinced me , I may try to sneak back down for an evening this weekend if the weather holds out.

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Cricket - Great idea , but you probably wanna target a different demographic than myself , I'm too darn poor to afford a guide. The wife says that if I'd work a little more and fish a little less.....aw hell , screw that!

Well I wasn't necessarily thinkin' of myself there, but you also don't realize just how cheap I am! (I'm sure one of my "chums" will be along to point that out shortly.. lol)

Wrench - You convinced me , I may try to sneak back down for an evening this weekend if the weather holds out.

Yeah, he's good at that... You think it's a good thing til you find yourself passing up on biting fish to go on some wild goose chase with him... :hangs_head_shamefully:

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HighPlains, you should check out the jetties at Little Platte Park at Smithville. Good bank fishing for whites. No hybrids:angry2: The jetties were built to control bank erosion from southwest winds and boat traffic. Both Jetties have a few hundred yards of chunk rock and the whites are plenty close for flyrods - often right on the bank. They were still up a couple of weeks back before the cold snap. I've caught them into December on warmer days with south winds. PM me if you want to try on a warm day this winter. I've loaded up the freezer a bit this fall.

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Podum - Thanks for the great info , I've only fished Smithville a couple times for walleye and that's about it. Sounds like a great place to target some whites though...I have a feeling I may have missed the window for this year with the cold weather lately but you never know. If I decide to give it a go I'll definitely PM ya.

Thanks again.......Jeff

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