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fishinwrench

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We spent another day in the park yesterday.  Strictly fished drys all day, and determined shortly after lunch (Hillbilly Burger is a chithole btw) that the pattern was irrelevant as long as it was a #16 on 6x. 

Zone 1 had some fairly decent sized fish, but Z2 is absolutely loaded with greedy little farts making it rather annoying.  I did stick one nice brown in Z2 but he took me so by surprise that I blew it on the first run and he broke off.  That was the only brown we saw all day.  We walked the hatchery raceways, looks like they are operating at 1/5 of their capacity and the size of the fish in the raceways is very small.  I wonder why they expanded their operation so much... but aren't utilizing it?  Seems like such a waste.  What's the problem?  

We didn't see anyone toting a stringer, and come to think of it....the weekend before when we were there I didn't see anyone keeping any either.   So where are all the fish going?Screenshot_20181021-224702~2.pngScreenshot_20181021-222840~2.png

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Glad to see your fishing buddy is not dressed as the buddy is still and down home fishing girl. Kind of wondered what she might pick up on her recent trip

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3 hours ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

That place hasn't been the same in 5 years or so.  A real shame too.  I used to go there all the time before they put that hideous pipe in below the main bridge.

Yeah, I still think it's a great place to hone your skills.....as long as you do something other than stand at an outlet and drift mini-jigs under a bobber.  

My dry fly casting/mending/ect. was sucking bad after some years of not doing it, and after a couple days spent working on my game I think I'm back into the groove.    As if those skills are even useful to have while fishing in mid-Missouri and refusing to travel elsewhere. 😅

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54 minutes ago, BilletHead said:

         Yes you guys look good Glenn,

 Amber needs to be on the cover of a fishing magazine and you look like you just snagged a spoonbill with a crappie jig below Truman dam :)

   BilletHead

Well thanks.

It WAS a nice brown, and would have made an epic photo montage had I not gotten overly confident in my 6x Floroflex Plus.  In my defense though, there was a kid below us that I knew wasn't gonna get out of the way, so had I not exerted extra pressure I would have likely not landed it anyway.

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49 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

It would sure be cool if they used that enormous new hatchery operation to it's fullest though.   Imagine how awesome the Niangua could fish if they would just make an attempt to manage it better. 

This all from the guy that doesn't want the MDC to spend money on trout😜!

Looks like you guys still had a good time fishing together.

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