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  1. WRO Guide Service Table Rock Lake Report 6-2-21. Shell Knob Richard with a really nice 15.5 inch smallmouth Nothing big, but just jaw after jaw on the top water junk. Started this morning running a bit late due to the weather, 0700. Picked up Mike, Dave and Rich at Mike's dock, right by Play Port. Launched at the bridge and in that mile stretch I noticed quite a bit of top water, and why not. Talk about the perfect drawn up in the book guide top water day. Even though there were quite a few chasers up stream I decided to head for some of the long gravel ru
    20 points
  2. 5-18-21 Current Table Rock Lake Fishing Report. Shell Knob. Loaded up Howard and Richard at 05:30 under somewhat dreary and foggy sky's, daylight just beginning to creep in a bit. Started at point 19 and fished to almost the 39 bridge, just point hoping. Did not fish a single location that we did not have either a big jaw or LM on the Berkley Surge Shad and missed way, way more than we got to the boat. Surface temps at 63 after the last couple of warm nights. Top water bite lasted till 7:30 kind of correlationing with the shad spawn. From 7:30 to 9:30 they just
    20 points
  3. A buddy and I spent three and a half days on Stockton this week and had a blast! We did not make it down in 2020 due to Covid. Due to work and calenders we came down a couple weeks later than normal. We drove down and got on the water Monday at 8. We started out trolling Flicker shad, jointed Flicker shad, and 200 and 300 series Bandits. We started on a couple of the spots that have been productive and didn't even get bit. We went into a different cove and caught a 15.5 walleye on a secondary point. We were on the board! Once again spots that produced on previous weren't doing it. We finally
    15 points
  4. I got out of work early today and had the boat all hooked up so I hit the river about 1 pm. I went past my first spot because the water was all muddy and went further upstream. It was worth it, the water with a nice green color. Caught em pretty steadily until I left cold and wet from the rain about 4:30. Here’s 3 of the participants. 15”, 16”and nearly 18”. As usual my pictures suck. My arm is doing ok though. I’ll be back out tomorrow.
    15 points
  5. Cleaned the truck interior today. I have a fold down middle seat up front and underneath the seat is this little slide out tray like deal, I slide it out to clean it and there lies a.........Hot Dog! Seeing the charred exterior of the dog, I knew that it came from the OA tourney cookout, so it had been in the truck for 2 months. Never smelt a thing. Needless to say the dog was dried out like a stick. Neighbors dog was lying on their driveway, the evil person in me wanted to toss that dog to it, but I decided not to do it. No idea how that hot dog got where it did.
    14 points
  6. moguy1973

    Fish woke up

    At the in-laws pond this weekend and couldn’t buy a bite yesterday morning. Went out in the afternoon and same thing. Hadn’t tried topwater so I put on a whopper plopper and gave it a try even though it was cloudless and air was getting hot. Caught 10 bass between 2-3lbs in about 30 min all in the same place on a shallow flat next to a deeper drop off. Hadn’t had that sort of action in this pond for a long time. My 9yo daughter told me she really wanted to catch one of the bigger bass in this pond so I went in and told her I had found where all the bass were. She went out and I cast it ou
    14 points
  7. BilletHead

    Photo thread

    Pat said early this morning a doe was acting funny in the front yard. We have been watching several in the little clover plot every evening out back. Fat does ready to birth. They waddle around like a pregnant woman so I knew it would be soon. I made a circle of our yard. Ended up by the bee hives . Turned to the bird bath and seen a patch of brown right in front of the house. Sure enough the old doe had stashed one in the safest place around. Another blessing, It is here right under bird bath between the Mexican oregano and lemon thyme.
    14 points
  8. Goodness it was hot ! I brought home 3 walleye in the 17 inch range. The first came out of 31ft at 9 am on my 3rd cast. I thought this is going to be a good day. Well there was only 2 hours between walleye, I did throw a short one back. Only 4 for the day and a drum. I was using a 1/2 Binks emerald shiner. My new favorite color.
    13 points
  9. There has been a calling in our family to make a trip out to Ft Riley Kansas. That calling came from a small unheard voice. So the car is loaded and we are on the road again.😁. Have plans to make stops at several water bodies along the way. So more to come.
    13 points
  10. Fishing and catching were both great this past weekend. Threw the surge shad, 3/4 oz Dixie Jet and a 2.8" swimbait on a 1/4oz head. I struggled on the bluff ends but had a ball on the gravel banks and points just outside the spawning coves. Didn't get out until 9:00AM Friday but fished until 5:00PM, they ate the top water all day long. Caught fish from just outside the bushes early to keeping the boat in 30'-40' 2-3 casts off the bank later in the day. Also had several fish spooning docks on Saturday when the sun came out a bit. Hopefully these derby guys g
    13 points
  11. It's always good to get back to nature and get away from it all. Don't forget to pack all the crap you are trying to get away from. Put it all in the 18 wheel tent. And for the love of almighty himself. Don't forget the 10 foot, 15 seat, inflatable swan. lol
    13 points
  12. Fishrman

    Aunts Creek

    Fished after work for a few hours. 3:30-7:30. Only caught 4 but had 2 keeps with one good one. Still on spinner. WT 86.
    11 points
  13. Well sort of, I posted a video my son videoed of the release of my PB bass from last spring on the Lunkerville forum back last year, got a message today from Mike D saying his using that clip on an upcoming June 12 episode about small boat fishing on WFN. Pretty cool I thought so if y’all watch the show be looking for the clip on June 12! Bret
    11 points
  14. Have not posted in a while so I guess I will make two post today LOL. Over the memorial day weekend got to sneak away to the cabin at Hardy And my son took a couple of his buddies. They were wanting to fish in a recent 3 inch flash downpour had our lake pretty dingy. I was catching a few bass but not enough that would keep these boys excited, so I got the sonar warmed up and found a wad of bream. Then I went back and rigged them up some drop shot rigs on spinning rods and got a couple boxes of red worms, and the rest was history! LOL… They had a blast and caught some really good ones as did
    11 points
  15. These 3 guys are retired and have been that way for the past 15 yrs. They live in Texas and really fish continuously from Texas to Mexico to Florida. You name it they have caught them there. Mike has a nice place at Shell Knob and I have been taking them for years They have caught 1000’s of Table Rock bass and many times that around North And South America. Dave told me as far as they know that is the best day they ever had fishing anywhere. Period. To put this in perspective all 3 of these guys have caught a LM over 13 pounds, on their adventures. We have caught mor
    11 points
  16. Fishrman

    Aunts Creek

    Put in at 6 o'clock this morning fish till about 2:15 don't know how many I caught didn't count I caught several today probably had double digit keepers all on the spinnerbait again I didn catch a couple early on a shad spawn right there at the at the ramp on a swim Jig couple really nice blacks. Biggest was around 4. WT 68-71. Caught a few in the main creek but most everything else was in pockets. Wood was a definite bonus. Water color was good for doing what I was.
    11 points
  17. merc1997 Bo

    5-25-1

    got out to enjoy the not to be seen moon. had a total of 5 bites. one an hour. they were the right kind of bites. 3 came on 1/2 GrassJig brown and blue with blue trailer. 2 came on 1 oz. Black Widow with June Bug skirt. bites were 10 to 15 ft. deep. made my mind up to stay totally on the main lake. seemed to work for quality. bo
    11 points
  18. Skeeter ZX190

    Belt Creek Montana

    Up here to help my son move from Great Falls to Kalispell so I've taken the opportunity to do some serious fishing in Belt Creek. Weather has been gorgeous. Been using pheasant tails, copper john's, etc. and doing pretty good. Water is running pretty hard with the snow melt but it's still fishable.
    11 points
  19. It’s been pretty busy on the farm here lately as usual, my family is out of town down in Florida while I was working. So we got a 2 inch rain The night before so I decided to head to the cabin to do some fishing. On my way down there I just happen to text Hamilton to ask if he was working and he said he was fishing the next day so we decided to take a trip with him to Bull Shoals. The lake is high something like 30 foot over pool so we were fishing a lot of wood that is normally out of the water. The fish seem scattered but when we got one it was a good one it turned out to be just a really g
    10 points
  20. SWPA ran 1 unit this morning so I went to the dam and met my friend up there. Caught a few nice rainbows and 1 cutthroat on a ruby midge early and then around 9 there were a few caddis and small tan mayflies coming up. Tied on an elk hair caddis dry and caught a couple, but they were not too interested in that. Next choice was the soft hackles that worked yesterday and still not many takes. I switched to a crackleback and that was what they wanted today. Caught around 20 and missed a bunch more. Here's a couple of the better ones...
    10 points
  21. The rain slacked off a bit mid morning so I went to the dam C&R area. They were running a little less than 2 units and there was still a light drizzle. I started with an egg/midge combo and caught a few. Switched to a tandem soft hackle rig and that is what they wanted. Caught some good rainbows and a couple nice cutthroats. Here's a pic of the big one for the day....
    10 points
  22. Fishrman

    Aunts Creek

    Out today again didn't stay out as long and it wasn't as good as yesterday. Still caught a few on the spinner. Shad spawn again this morning caught a couple. Caught a good one flipping. All in all a good day.
    10 points
  23. I noticed that the water was lower than predicted at the dam this morning so I decided to go check it out. I was the only one there until about 9 and then only 2 other waders. Water was running about 1/2 of a unit so it was good for wading. Eggs and midges worked early on and then around 9:30 a few caddis started coming up so I switched to an elk hair caddis and caught 6 on top. Then the caddis stopped so I switched to a soft hackle and caught some more. I ended up with around 20 including 3 nice rainbows in the 19-21" range and a couple of colored up cutthroats. I also lost 2 other big rainb
    10 points
  24. netboy

    Caddis browns 5/23

    I launched the boat at Wildcat this morning and ran up to Tucker Shoal and then got out and waded. It was foggy and only a few caddis flying. I used the egg/midge combo and caught around a dozen rainbows and one 17" brown. The fog finally burned off around 10 so I took the boat up to a large weed bed and there were fish rising. I noticed some bigger fish rising right along the shoreline so I positioned the boat above them and dropped the anchor. Turned out to be a group of nice browns waiting on the caddis to drift by. I caught 6 browns in the 18 to 20" range from an area that was about 10 squ
    10 points
  25. As I sit here today waiting for the guy to come fix my Tv.lol. I thought I might write a little bit about how myself and friends bottom bounce for walleye. I get questions almost everyday on the topic. First I will preface this by stating that the opinions here are mine.lol I am not here to say that there are not a hundred other ways to do this method. But rather give some insight to what I have learned over the past few years. I started walleye fishing about 11 years ago. By going on a trip to nunguesser lake in Ontario Canada. When I returned I decided to look into walleye fishing in
    10 points
  26. I was on the water by 6am and by 6:15am, I had my first keeper fish. I was throwing a topwater again this morning. The water was up a lot. They must have been running a BUNCH though because by the time I came off the water at noon, the water was back down to where it had been last week. At least a foot change in 6hrs! I caught a keeper sized smallmouth off a main lake point. It weighed nearly 4lbs. I also caught a nice spotted bass that weighed in at 2.4lbs but looked short. I lost one that was probably another 2lber or so on that point. I continued to fish the topwater walking bait but a
    10 points
  27. Took me 24 years. But I've caught the fish that started my interest in micros. I thought they were orange throated darters, but after catching and seeing the darter behavior, I knew that the fish I first seen were different. While hiking a trail as a younger man, I seen some interesting minnows that I thought looked like tropical aquarium fish. I had no idea how to catch them minus a small net. Thanks to @Johnsfollyfor showing me the ropes, inhale truly finally caught the fish that started my interest. There are quite a few in this thread, these are in the order they were caught. Nature
    10 points
  28. Seriously, this is the biggest fish I've had the pleasure (sort of) to hold. My 14 year old son was operating the boat. We were just cruising along. I was watching forward to make sure we wouldn't hit anything. I heard some banging noise, thought he hit a log, and it would be a second, the log would clear. A second or two later, he yells. I turned around and to my surprise we had a stole away.
    9 points
  29. The wife and i took the boat out at CC yesterday. Caught around 20 crappie, only 2 keepers. Fish were very widely scattered at 8 to 18 ft. Did not mark any on main channels. Only caught them in the mouth of coves. Also caught 2 channels that were around 2 lbs each. Both were females full of eggs. I would say they were a good 2 to 3 weeks from spawning. Water was slightly dingy with 2 ft visibility. Water temperature was a fairly constant 63F all day. Some debri on surface but the wind blew most of it onto shore as the day progressed.
    9 points
  30. I went to the Bull Shoals Dam C&R this morning and it was a strange morning. Fish were rising early but it was hard to get a bite. No caddis coming up but they were feeding on something in the surface film and not slurping on top. I caught a few on a size 18 Parachute Adams and missed a few more. Then around 10am when the fog burned off the caddis came up and there were fish everywhere. Well, that only lasted about 20 minutes and it was great while it lasted. Probably caught a dozen nice ones on the caddis and then it shut down. Then around 11am it started again and lots of bugs and willin
    9 points
  31. Launched at first light and fished until 1030 AM. Cold morning for this time of year, had the hoodie on to start the day. Fished a Surge Shad early, caught one 12" smallmouth on it, lost another one that looked to be decent sized and had several swings and misses. Went to the Keitech and at first was throwing it up close to the bank and bringing it back - that worked a couple of weeks ago, but not so much now. Started running the Keitech deep, as in 20 feet down right off the bottom and started to get fish, it was never hot fishing, but a bite here and there. Got a couple that w
    9 points
  32. Fishing has still been good with minimum flow until noon. I met my friend in the parking lot and we had a good day. It was foggy early and we had to work for a bite during the midge hatch but a CDC midge dry fly caught a few. Then around 10am the sun came out and the caddis started popping. Caught a bunch of nice rainbows and 1 cuttthroat. At one point there were caddis popping everywhere and the trout just seemed to appear from nowhere to get them. After the horn went off at noon I waded down to my friend and we had fun doubling up on nice rainbows on the rising water. He said somebody shoul
    9 points
  33. bill to me getting a bass to bite, it all boils down to depth and speed. waaaaaaaay back, i broke the mold on summer fishing. way back, we were all throwing worms. most were using a 1/4 or a great big 5/16. me, i used the biggest weight i could get by with. sometimes it is just crazy the amount of speed it takes to make a bass hit, even in the winter. what do most do with a square bill. that is right, crank the pud out of it and crash it into stuff. so, what would be wrong with doing the same thing, just deeper??? the magic behind the 1 oz. Elite Mega Blade, and the 1 oz.
    9 points
  34. Normally I stay the hell away from the rivers on Memorial Day and usually don’t fish during the spawn. Well I broke both of those codes this weekend. I only fished top water all weekend which made for a lot of work for the fish I did catch, I passed on many big fish on beds and obviously guarding an area as I just don’t do that monkey dodo. I fished very early before any drunks were out decimating the river. The Smallies really relate to the Willows on this watershed when the water is up at all. Super long casts and being patient and committed to walking a bait 40 yards will get you bit. The 6
    9 points
  35. netboy

    Just funny stuff

    Interesting read on some of our common phrases... In George Washington's days, there were no cameras. One's image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are 'limbs,' therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression, 'Okay, but it'll cost you an arm and a leg.' (Artists know hands and arms are more
    9 points
  36. Fished Bella Vista lake Windsor with Richard Cross yesterday. He fished primarily crickets and I fished red worms. I think Richard got a few more than I did, but overall it was hard to say that one bait was superior to the other, except that crickets are a lot less messier. We did get a couple of good sized redear and they all came on worms. We complained that it seemed slow, and it was a bit slow, but by the end of the day we had 49 decent sized bream to fillet. We also caught a half dozen small catfish and several bass. Average size of the bream was good and we had several pounds o
    9 points
  37. Made it down yesterday with a couple of my crew. Net up with Tyler @MNtransplant to go fishing in the dark. We started around 7pm I think and I stuck a fatty bow on the jig rod while it was light out. Tyler stuck 2 Walter's while we were wadering up. A trend that would continue in the dark. I fished signature series rainbow X80 from the original batch and it was a catching machine. Had about 20 rainbows and a 20in walter. The boys caught some fish too. I'll let Tyler post his play by play, but let's just say his night was very toothy! We fished till 430 and then slept
    9 points
  38. FishnDave

    2021 Flyfishing Pics

    In my experience, 10" Bluegills are extremely rare. I once went @ 25 years between catching 10-inchers. Last week, I caught quite a few really nice bluegills in both Iowa and Missouri....included (3) 10-inchers and a 10.5-incher. Really awesome, strong fish! The ones in Iowa... 2 years ago I was catching some 9.5"-9.75" bluegills in a certain place. Releasing them, I was rewarded with even bigger ones this year.
    9 points
  39. MNtransplant

    Bank fishing 6-15

    Mixed bag on mixed baits..total of 2 walleye, 1 white bass, 6 rainbows to hand and another 2 that shook off. Not bad for a 3 hour tour.. A mix of jerkbaits, black maribou, and the Tyler jig (my secret sauce bucktail 🤓) did the damage. Some absolutely gorgeous rainbows. Lots of different color patterns.
    8 points
  40. Bassin4fun

    6/16 Fellows Lake

    I was out on Fellows Lake yesterday evening from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. I was kayak fishing. I threw a wacky rigged worm and a KVD Sexy Dawg Jr. The worm produced for me and I did not get so much as a slap on tge topwater. Water temps were in the 84-86F range. The water was very clear with greater than 6ft visibility. I recently rigged a Garmin Striker Vivid 4cv to my kayak and will need to create some waypoints for structure. I passed over a good spot not far from the boat ramp/marina that has some structure in deeper water. There were some fish around it too. I ended up catching two large mout
    8 points
  41. Biggest was 4 and half or 5 then 4 them 3 and half then three then several 2 and a half and twos . fun morning with father in law. Started at 7 am fished until 830. Twitch twitch pause and explosion.
    8 points
  42. This one is on the Piedra River above Pagosa Springs after a 3 mile hike. The wife caught her first cutthroat fishing dry flies for the first time. It was a great day. The second one was on Oak Creek above Sedona, AZ from a couple of years ago, on the river I first trout fished 40 years ago
    8 points
  43. Fishrman

    Shell Knob to Kings

    Put in at 6 o'clock this morning fish till about 2:15. Fished with my son and tried to put the spinner to work in that area. It worked, had 15 keepers, but not a lot of size just keepers. Today was mostly a spinner with a tube and buzzbait picking up some. Fished to the blue hole as far up as we went. Good day for sure. Been a really good 3 days.
    8 points
  44. BilletHead

    Young and tender.

    I had to see if the air rifle was still spot on. It was and hit just where I was aiming. Young ones are out and about and I wanted a snack to go with my mid morning Dr. Pepper zero. Did this little guy spread eagle. My favorite way of cooking the youngsters, ribs snapped and flattened with a hot bacon press. Some goose fat got it sizzling. The fix I needed
    8 points
  45. Walked out to the back patio just now only to be greeted by these 2 Coachwhip snakes doing their mating thing. The male looked to be about 5 feet long and they weren't too concerned about me taking their picture.
    8 points
  46. the fish didn’t care. My neighbor and I fished out of Stockton State Park today. There were very few rigs on the lot, very few boats on the lake and no bow riders or jet skis. We caught fish most places that we stopped. Only Ned produced. We caught 41 bass 1 eye and one slimy channel cat. 3 keepers were smalljaws, 1 was a spot and 6 were largemouth. The best largemouth was a 4# on my boca grip. They all came from skinny water. Many TRD colors produced but hot snakes was best.
    8 points
  47. Terrierman

    What's Cooking?

    It's not so much what's cooking as how or rather on what... I got this Blackstone flat top grill for my birthday in April. Since then I've learned to absolutely love it. Great fried rice, breakfast of every description - hash browns, bacon, sausage, eggs any way you like them pancakes you name it. Of course great hamburgers and the best quesadilla I've ever made. Heats up fast and is very controllable for different temp on the two sides of the grill that are independently controlled. The front of the grill is never very hot and works well for keeping things warm while cooking
    8 points
  48. So we spent the night at the Rodway Inn in Waynesville Thursday. Woke up and were at the Roubidoux access by 6 am to unolad. Watch your vehicle on the drive down and back up. Rutted and rough is the forecast even when dry. Ground clearance is an issue. My pathfinder loved the descent and the climb. My low front bumper guard did not have the same sentiment. So we unloaded the vehicle and my friends stayed to gear up the canoes. I went and picked up Andy at Rt. 66 canoe rental. He was ready and waiting. He dropped me off up top and I walked down. We were on the river by 8 a
    8 points
  49. Woke up and surprised it wasnt raining so i decided to run down and hope in the Wednsday Cape Tourney. I ran up the river a little way around and up from Bridgeport. Caught a 3.5 quick on a Chappo. The shad were spawning like crazy so i started throwing a sexy dog. Had lot of blow ups but they just werent getting the walking bait for some reason. I did have a snake bee line to my top water and i couldnt get him away from it before he got hooked. Ended up finding a 100 yard stretch that i was getting bit on a jig almost every cast. filled out my limit there including a 4.23. Couldnt re
    8 points
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