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  1. If you're not going to brag Ed, I will for you! I have lived vicariously following Ed's first season as a co-angler on the National Walleye Tour. In a year of ups and downs on the Tour he had a lot more ups than downs! At Lake Erie he was in 75th place after Day 1 and ended in 8th! He qualified for the season-end championship (top 40) at Ottertail Lake in Minnesota and then made it to the Top 10 finals and ended with a 5th place finish! And on top of that he finished 2nd in the Co-Angler of the Year standings - only 2 points out of first! Congrats on a great season brother!
    20 points
  2. laker67

    The Creeper Invasion

    That video is nuts. I have to admit I have never seen anything like that in the 45 years I have fished Taneycomo. Like most, I only fished the outlets at night over the years. And I caught some pretty big fish with lighted indicators and scuds. Nine years ago when I became partially handicap that changed. And this last go round of cancer has cost me a lung. So now if you see an old looking guy sitting in a lawn chair, that would probably be me. I am going to fish through this cancer until I can no longer get to the creek and back. Right now I spend a lot of time watching my lovely wife catch fish. I try to keep a rod ready to go for her when she breaks off. And I love every minute of it.
    16 points
  3. 45acp

    A few from my pond

    Looks like they're getting plenty of groceries. Some of the bluegill were invited to a fish fry.
    16 points
  4. I was at the river and it was still dark. Air temperature was 50 and the water temperature was 68. It started slow but picked up around 9 o’clock when the sun got on the water. 14 smallies a couple spotted bass, 3 walleye and a chipmunk. Those walleye just crush a crank bait. Big one is 21” and the other two were about 16-17”. Lost two really nice smallies at the boat. They just love to go under the boat. Oh well. I look down and this chipmunk is swimming towards me and he doesn’t look good so I plucked him out. He was breathing heavy and soaking wet. I set them on a big rock on an island in the sun petted him for a little while and let him dry off. I was going to take him home but when I went back to pick him up again he darted off into the weeds. he seemed fine. Weather was beautiful!
    16 points
  5. Found a cruiser today. I sat in my lawn chair and waited for him to make his rounds. Each time he came by, I could get 2 to 3 good drifts to him. Yesterday the hot fly was tan but he wanted nothing to do with it. Switched to gray on a #16 and that was what he liked. Good fighter, made two long runs before I could corral him.
    13 points
  6. Never Bass fished the river. Spent some time years ago from Meramec Spring to Scotts Ford chasing trout. But I had never bass fished it till today. Took a father and son team out in the boat that lives there and was wanting to see what we could do out of a jet boat. It was 45 this morning on the ramp and you could see your breath. Had a good solid day on the water from 7:30 till 3 and had fish on all day. They were not busting it. No topwater at all. All swim baits and plastics. Chartreuse was the color of the day for me. Many 12 -15, lots of dinks, a solid 18, and this nice 19 1/2" beast. Fall is here and I have found new water.
    13 points
  7. It was a great day weather wise, a touch nippy early and then it became breezy with temps warming into the 60's. Lots of boats out on the lake, mostly fishermen but there was some recreational traffic. Chris (Cheesemaster) scored a knockout, or pitched a shutout as no one else weighed anything in amongst the 6 competitors. Chris had a total 3 fish bag of 5.95 lbs., biggest was a 2.3 smallmouth. Jerk bait got them. We raised $140 to send to the Cassville High fishing team (I will get the check in the mail today). If we get a thank you letter in return I will pass it on to everyone. Phil will send the plaque inserts to Chris once they are engraved.
    12 points
  8. 10-15-21 For you all that are getting to fish the tournament tomorrow, there are some really good reports coming in on shallow Jig fish. Boat in 15’ at first light small 5/16th. Or 3/8th. oz. jig with small pac-a-chunk trailer. Gravel points and cuts Indian Point to Campbell Point. 10 am move the boat to 30’ with bite still good 1/2 way back in the 12’ to 20’ range. Switch to a Hard Head and reel it slow like a crank bait bumping the bottom or drag it. C-Rig is also really good up in the day. GP Centipede, same depth. All brown fish. One of the local really reliable guides told me his clients had 16 keeps up to 4 lbs. Monday and then had 12 keeps Tuesday. Not a lot of short fish. More keeps than short bites. Good Luck.
    12 points
  9. This is two trip on a creek near home. I found two large pawpaw groves and managed a few late season pawpaws. My wife made her first pawpaw bread. It is wonderful !
    12 points
  10. oneshot

    On Our Way East

    Me and the Boss. oneshot
    12 points
  11. Met my friend (old redfishing buddy from South Texas) at 7am and once again the SWPA schedule was way off. It was supposed to be 35mw, but when we got there it was 60mw. Oh well... we waded out and made a couple of adjustments and found some trout holding in an area that is normally too shallow. Ended up with some really nice rainbows and my friend stuck his personal best trout. After quite a bit of drag pulling, chasing and a couple of misses by yours truly with the net we finally got it in for a quick picture and then the release. Congrats to him.. I think he may now be converted to the fly fishing trout thing. Best flies today were tiger tails, midges and Y2k.
    12 points
  12. SplitG2

    Lower End 9/17-9/19

    It’s a different bite, for me anyway. Nothing on a jig, ned, spoon or drop shot. Went to the bank and fished a wobble head with a standard size rage craw. Less drag than a jig so I can cover water faster. Caught a decent amount of 14” small mouths during the days. Switched to the big plopper shallow when the afternoon shade arrived and caught few big large mouths near the backs of creeks on steeper banks. Had to cover a lot of water as some have reported. Fished a wind blown main lake gravel point with a deep crank in 15’ this morning and caught 3 good keepers and lost a really good one at the boat before I had to leave early. The hound dog and plug knocker saved lots money the last few days. Water temp was 80-85.
    12 points
  13. SplitG2

    10-9-21 Report

    Down for a couple of days with some buddies. Fished kimberling area and up lake from there. Nothing on topwater over two days. Caught some on medium running crankbaits, jigs and jerkbaits on points in creeks. Caught a few on a GP Ned Rig. A couple keepers yesterday but mostly short fish and not many of them. It’s tough. We ended up finding some today on the main lake in places you would normally fish in July and caught some good spots. Lots of boats today from the tournaments and rec traffic. Water temp was 74-75 with a little stain.
    11 points
  14. Put in a Hideaway last week and ran toward Jackson... Caught 'em everywhere but only had 3 keepers. Still had a ball...
    11 points
  15. Floated with wife very slow and easy. I really didn’t fish that hard but, ended up with 3 over 18 inches lol. We had a killer shore lunch and drank some of the best champagne we can find. We got home in time to make some homemade ice cream with my daughter who was patiently waiting.. Top water explosions could be had.
    11 points
  16. Good news is we got 1 1/2 inches of much needed rain this morning. After the rain stopped I walked in at the Cotter access. There were quite a few fish rising so I tied on a crackleback. Had a take on the first cast and steady action until it started misting and the wind started blowing. That shut the surface bite off so I switched to an egg/midge combo and caught quite a few on that. Then the mist stopped and the wind calmed down so I went back to the crackleback, Ended up with around 30 including this really fat 21" rainbow on the crackleback. She probably weighed close to 4 pounds and I thought that was a good fish to end the day with.
    11 points
  17. The boys first stop on the Arkansas youth bass nation trail was on table rock this weekend! None of us had ever been on this lake so we were anxious to see if we could figure things out! It worked out here at work to where we could get up there about noon Saturday and practice, turns out none of us caught a single fish as I was hung up on deep water looking for the bass. So when we launch yesterday morning I was as confused as ever As to what they should do… So I said boys tie you on a top water bait And we’re going to hit coves and look for the shallowest water we can. They were only getting about a good bite every hour to hour and a half but they stuck it out all day and brought in some decent fish I was very proud of them. As their boat captain I made a rookie mistake or something like that as I was sitting and watching and I guess bored, Open the live well as I was seeing how that oxygenator was working in the Vexus. I was admiring how it was working and at that time they had two bass in there, Anyhow a two pounder in there got startled and rocketed against my arm used it like a ramp and launched right out the side of the boat, needless to say I was pretty mortified about it LOL! My son was mad at me for maybe 2 minutes, Then he said suck it up dad we have fish to catch ha ha. Well turns out they did pretty well they was in fifth place when we left there were 20 boats in their junior division 70 total. I guess they will post how they did later today as we didn’t stay to the end, but the main objective was accomplished however it turns out, memories were made and we learned a lot about table rock lake, I cannot wait to try that lake again! God Bless. Bret
    11 points
  18. After getting honey do’s done and watching the hogs get beat went to the lake for a couple hours. Caught 10, 2 keepers. Had another solid fish pull off. All on the crawler on bluffs. Wt: 70.
    10 points
  19. Quillback

    Sept. 28 Big M area

    Put it in the water about 0645, it's barely light at the time. Water temp was 75 when I launched. I decided to go up the Rock Creek arm, wanted to try some shallow top water fishing and throw a jig around. Top water was a bust, in spite of throwing buzz baits (white and black) and a couple of walkers, I only had one bite on a walker that turned out to be a 14" spot. Weird day for jigs, my first jig bite was near a dock, dragging it on the bottom, felt that kind of rubbery feel you sometimes feel when you get a jig bite, but I was a little unsure so drug it a little more and THUMP, I swung and missed. Trailer had a claw pulled off. Got another bite a few minutes later on the other side of the dock - THUMP - swung and missed again, down goes another trailer with a missing claw. Fished down the bank a ways to where there was a bluff, tossed the jig up there, it sunk for about 2 seconds then just stopped, put a little pressure on it and felt a bite, swung and missed, trailer comes back with BOTH claws missing. Had another bite about 15 minutes later, that fish just about ripped the rod out of my hand, but somehow it did not get hooked, and yep, it tore up the trailer. Rest of the morning I could find a bite here and there, missed a few more, caught 2 shorts and a keeper which gave me a total of 4 bass with one keeper. One good spot that came off at the boat that ate a jig about 20 feet down off a bluff. Got it right to the boat, I bet it would've gone about 2 and a half. Had a reasonable number of bites today, but just could not turn them into fish in the boat. Monarch butterflies are moving through, saw about 10 today, mostly in the main channel flying south. Also got buzzed by a couple of A-10's. They flew right over me, maybe 500 feet up. They are loud!
    10 points
  20. 10 points
  21. laker67

    A limit of lunkers today

    Monday was day 4 of our 28 day fishing trip. Fishing has been tuff and downright terrible and it started that way again yesterday. We had fished early, took a break, and came back around 3:00. Sandy's first drift produced a nice 3lb rainbow. Over the next two hours she caught a 3+ brown, a 3.5 and a 4.5 rainbow. My only job was to run the net and to take pictures. I failed on the picture thing. The bright afternoon sun and my fumble fingers resulted in a lot of glare and a blurred picture of my finger. She was very forgiving. In addition to the 4 lunkers, she caught several other quality fish. I mainly sat in my lawn chair and enjoyed the show. I caught a few as they rolled by me in the shallow water. Changing camera's today to see if it makes a difference. Congrats to my lovely wife on her first limit of lunkers. Once again the fish fought hard and three made full body jumps.
    10 points
  22. cheesemaster

    Cape Fair 10/3

    I dropped in at 7:10 this morning - out at 10:15. Water Temp was 76, cloudy for the most part and the wind was blowing pretty good. I had a pretty good day- caught around 20 total with a good variety of fish. Blue gill, crappie, channel cat, small mouth, Kentucky and Largemouth. The crappie was about 12”. I had one Kentucky that might have been 15” but I didn’t measure it. I took pictures of these 3 largemouths and the catfish. All I threw today was a jerk bait. I picked up a new color at baitwrx in Springfield and wanted to try it - it worked right off the bat so I stuck with it. You can see it in the picture - it’s called Northern Special.
    10 points
  23. We fished with Brad Smith yesterday. Sorry no pics. But here's a quick report. Put in at the North Fork confluence at 8 am. Ran way up river and found where the water was starting to drop out from the day befores generation. We started with fly rods and caught fish but quickly switched to jigs and stayed with them the rest of the day. Oh yeah... Blake did throw his jerk baits but after being smoked by... me, he switched. We caught them on all different colors including sculpin, sculpin/ginger, white, black and brown, using only 2-pound line and 1/32 or 1/16th ounce jigs. We worked shallow banks and deep banks and did well on both. We fish down river too and same thing... lots of rainbows. Only rainbow trout. Did catch a fair number of smallies but nothing big. About 1;30, we headed to the Norfork to the dam and fish white first and caught some nice rainbows. Worked down and same thing, more rainbows. It was pretty fun. Ended the day with too fish to count. A couple pushing 20 inches, may be 8 between 17 and 19 and the rest below that. Good health and colors. Very impressed with the numbers, no matter where we went.
    10 points
  24. They choke on 5 inch swimbaits 🙂 I hope you all are getting out and enjoying the great outdoors.
    10 points
  25. Fishrman

    Shell Knob

    Fished club tournament today and had decent day. Caught fish on buzz, spook and spinner. I had 13.30, sprint hammered then with 17.5. It was a great day not blistering hot and cloudy. All fish I caught were very shallow.
    10 points
  26. Sprint21fter

    Shell Knob

    What a difference a week makes since the joe Bass last Saturday. 2 kicker bites got me the win! Fishing the same pattern as Fishrman very shallow water. Conditions were perfect cloudy perfect wind. Fished hard where I’ve caught big ones before and it worked out! Wt low 80’s it’s changing guys.
    10 points
  27. Quillback

    Big Tailwater bow

    Richard Cross posted this pic of a recently caught bow on the Beaver tailwater. Around 8 lbs. and caught on a 3/16 oz Zigjig.
    9 points
  28. @magicwormman and I caught over 20 fish but they all had that fish-eye disease. In other words their eyes were too close to their tail. 😂 I was impressed with spoony’s ability to locate and work deep brush piles and maintain good boat positioning while we fished them. That’s an art. Also we were able to use his electronics to determine quickly which ones were even worth messing with. I’m usually a shallow water guy but we caught several deep fish (up to 30 feet or so) on jigs and drop shot worms. I finally got to meet a few guys on the forum and put a face with a name, which was nice! Congratulations @cheesemaster!! Rest in Peace, Bo!
    9 points
  29. Well the water is still quite warm at 70 degrees. I caught 4 cookie cutter sized fish about 17 inches like Some would say lol I lost a HUGE one and called it a day and went back to pick up my daughter from Violin.
    9 points
  30. Phil Lilley

    Quick Report

    Big trout still live in Taneycomo... they're getting educated. We registered almost another 100 "catch-n-release trophies" in September and that's not counting a ton of 20+ inchers that were not reported to us, mainly by people fishing below the dam, I'd say. Then there were the ones caught and kept. If you boat up above the Narrows you'll see them swimming all over the place. But with the water down, they're easy to get to and were easy to catch... till they weren't. I can't blame the slow fishing on just over educated fish... the little ones are being cagey too. Everybody wants to blame water quality but it's not that bad. Every time I check it it's over 4 ppm. Not great but they still gotta eat! Most of the fish I do catch fight hard, not as hard as they did this summer but they don't just roll over and come in. Had a couple take me to my backing this week so far. The water color and clarity is off too. Water temp is 55-56. There are good days though. The guides are catching most of their "eaters" on night crawlers and the pink worm under a float, mostly early - before 9 am. I've heard the fly fishers below the dam are having a hard time hooking numbers. They are getting big fish though. But nothing like they should be. I've been fly fishing mainly. Boating up to the trophy area and messing around with shallow fish feeding with fins out of the water. And targeting cruising trout on the flats. Mainly using #14 or #16 scuds with 7x tippet. We've had some days with good wind so the zebra midge is working. The other day when the wind REALLY blew I thought we'd clean up in the trophy area but not so. Disappointing, along with fly fishing, wind related frustration - you know what I mean! Fishing is tough, but rewarding. I don't have to have big numbers - just one nice trout to the net every hour. And a couple of misses and break offs. That's a good afternoon.
    9 points
  31. Finished 27th 18.5 lbs over the weekend fishing with fellow bass club buddy. Had a great time had to cover a lot of water in 2 days to get what we caught. 3 keepers on buzzbait, 1 crawler, 3 on jigs, 1 on a blade. Fall bite is in full swing! Baxter to the dam was where we were at! Caught 5 bonus Walters all over 18inchers! Those don’t count in a Bass derby!
    9 points
  32. Each spring since 2013 I've gone to South Dakota to fish with my brother and some of his friends. with the rather bad luck I typically have around here and what looked like a streak of good weather in SD I decuded to head north. Thought my brother would come up for at least a few days but he imformed me he took most of the week off.arrived at his house tuesday night and we departed in the morning planning on fishing through Sunday.Plan wsa to target Smallmouth and whatever we caught while dong that would be fine. Started at the lake that typically produced the biggest smallies. hit our favorite structure spots fishing deep and shallow with little success.Caught one 2# smallie which is rare to see one that small. Mades some moves. hooked into 2 large pike, 10# range. Beong I'm a bass fisherman the my was packed somewhere deep in the storage so we tried landing them by hand so needless to say there are no pictures of those 2. Then we started hooking into some nice eater walleyes on swimbaits. Ended the day with 8 walleye, 6 betwwen 17-19" Your'e allowed one over 20" each so we had 1 right at 20 and 1 23".THrow in a few pike and the livewell was stuffed full. Caught a few smallies that day but I tell my brother those are off limits. Next 2 days were ablut the same we did manage some smallies in the 18-19" range and quite a few below that size. Kept finding the walleye about equal number of eaters vs over 20"ers. Think we only caught 1 walleye that was too small to keep. 3rd day a friend joined us. Went back where we caught the big pike hoping for a replay without success but I did bring in the biggest wallye fo rthe trip 27" ,7.25#. I think it was about to die of old age it didn't put up much of the fight. Saturday the weather turned bad. Rain in the morning followed by stron east wind. Does anybody ever do well with an east wind? We didn't. Forecast was for the weather looked bad. Strong front with damaging winds that night abd 20+mph with rain Sunday so we cut the trip short. We packed up our campsite and headed out.
    9 points
  33. Al Agnew

    The Creeper Invasion

    I watched something almost exactly like that video one time in, believe it or not, Alaska. It was the 4th of July, and we had booked a fly-in trip to a supposedly remote lake to fish the inlet where the stream feeding it enters it. What we didn't take into account was two things...it was the 4th of July, and if you can fly a float plane onto it, it isn't exactly remote. So when the plane landed, there were about 20 other float planes tied up to the bank along the shore of the lake, and this tiny little creek entering the lake. It also happened to be a dry summer, and the creek was simply too low for the salmon that were supposed to be entering it to get up it. So there was a big pod of salmon right at the mouth of the creek in about 2-4 feet of water...and they were totally surrounded by fishermen. If it wasn't for the fact that our float plane pilot's plan was to leave us there for the day and fly back in to pick us up that evening, we would have told him to turn around and fly us back right then. The pilots of the other planes were either "guides" as well, standing dutifully behind the nimrods with their nets, or they were just lounging on the hillside overlooking the circus, watching with amusement. Mary and I fished for a while casting toward deeper water well away from the group of 30-40 anglers, hoping to catch a few strays from the pod, and indeed did catch a couple, but it wasn't much fun, so we joined the other pilots in watching the show. And a show it was. There was one guy in particular, dressed head to toe in the latest in Orvis, chest waders even though he was standing in a foot of water (and the water was not all that cold, given the time of year), camera around his neck to record his catches, fly vest pockets full of whatever. And he was really good at snagging those sockeyes--yes, snagging them, not legitimately catching them. When he would hook one, he would kinda pose in classic manner, trying to look like a nonchalant expert. And there was another poor guy with only one arm fishing next to him, and the fish would invariably end up going around the feet of that unfortunate soul. So one time the Orvis nimrod was going to walk around the front of the one-armed man to play his fish, and stepped just a little too far out...off a ledge. He disappeared, only his hat showing. The fish was tied up around the one-armed guy, who had put his rod in his teeth and was trying to pull out Orvis guy with his only hand. Finally Orvis guy's guide came to the rescue and helped him out of the water, his waders full, his camera soaked along with the rest of him. It gets better. The guide suggested Orvis guy go up into the brush and change clothes. Orvis guy clambered up to the bank, dug clothing out of a big pile of gear, and disappeared. Now, our pilot had warned us to keep watch for a female brown bear and her two half grown cubs, who came out of the brush sometime early in the afternoon every day to do their own exploitation of the pod of sockeyes. If she showed up, everybody was to retreat to the hillside where we were watching. He said she had never bothered anybody, but just get away from the spot and leave her to her fishing. A few minutes after Orvis guy disappeared, suddenly he reappeared, barefooted and in his tidy whitey underwear only, running gingerly on the rocky bank...the three bears right behind him. (I have pictures of this, but I can't find them right now.) He ran on down the bank, but the bears were only interested in fish, so they calmly waded out into the pod of salmon as everybody else retreated. But the two cubs quickly got bored with fishing. One of them spied Orvis guy's pile of gear...backpack, three more fly rods sticking up, cooler. (Now note that it wasn't the only pile of gear lying around, but apparently the other people were smart enough not to have some nicely smelling food in their gear.) The bear ambled up and proceeded to tear into the backpack. Score! A big hunk of summer sausage disappeared. Then for some reason the bear took offense to the fly rods, and proceeded to chew all three into shorter sections. Orvis guy's guide pulled out a big revolver, probably a .44 magnum. The other guides and pilots started shouting at him to put it away. He shouted back that he was only going to shoot into the air to scare the bears away. The other pilots and guides told him not to even think about it. So he put the gun away, and eventually the cub lost interest in the gear after leaving it in tatters. But wait, I'm not done yet. So now the other guides and pilots and clients were all down on the Orvis guy's guide. So they really were tickled pink when the cubs again lost interest in fishing and went walking down the bank, investigating the float planes. Now everybody else had made sure the doors were shut on their planes...but not Orvis guy's guide, who was apparently also his pilot. His float plane door was standing open. Score again! The bear disappeared into the float plane, and came out with a bag of potato chips, which it ate. Then it went back in, and I swear, came out with a bottle of beer! It chewed the bottle for a bit but was unable to get it open and lost interest. It entered the plane one more time, and you could hear things being moved around...I suspect it found more food and ate it. Finally it left the plane for good.
    9 points
  34. Just pulled this image off the local news, the title to the story was: "Branson residents prepare for Vernon's arrival". I think that guy on the right with his back to the camera is Phil Lilley.
    9 points
  35. I took a neighbor fishing on Thursday for a couple hours. 8:30am - 11:00am. He is a fly fisherman and wants to get into bass fishing so I decided his best chance to catch something might be that anonymous cove. I caught a nice 3lb smallie on a c-rig creature off the gravel point. We had a couple of blow ups on a whopper plopper. I taught my friend how to throw a bait caster so it was a good day. I did leave a little something in the tip jar. WT was 77. Mike
    9 points
  36. I decided to try to fish all the blue ribbon areas of Missouri in baby steps. I think Blue Springs Creek was the hardest out of the 4 areas I've been to so far. The first success in Blue Ribbon area was outside of Montauk Park at Tan Vat access where I caught a 10" brown on a griffiths knat. That was my first brown and first blue ribbon success. On to the next Blue Ribbon area.....After many attempts at Blue Springs Creek I finally caught my Blue Ribbon Area wild rainbow trout. I was about to quit fishing and on my way back I was casting down stream with a dry fly mosquito. It was 7pm or later in mid September. I caught two little wild trout. I'm more confident in fishing this creek now. The next day I went to Little Piney Creek at Lane Spring Blue Ribbon Area access. I hooked a trout on a crackle back and it jumped out of the air and got away. The lures failed me as well and the trout were very good at getting off the hook this day it seemed. I had my dog with me so I called it a day and decided to try again another day. The next trip there I caught 3 wild rainbow (all on a small spinning lure), and others got off the hook as well. I was determined to catch a trout on my fly rod using a dry fly so I went back the next day and fished it again in the same area, and caught a wild trout on a soft hackle in a riffle near a big log, and as well as 4 other trout on a spinning lure. Some fish managed to get off the hook...it's always the big ones. This creek was action packed compared to my previous visits/attempts. Way more pleasing than trout parks! I made a two minute video summary of this trip and got a few pics. Now it's off to the 4th Blue Ribbon Area attempt...then the 5th...so I can get the Bronze Blue Ribbon Area Trout Slam pin, and to enjoy what Missouri has to offer. Cheers! Catch ya in the stream.
    9 points
  37. Sandy and I fished 3 days last week and 2 this week. The bigger fish are far and few between. Water conditions are good, fish are healthy and extremely hard fighters. We witnessed a few other nice fish being caught over the 5 days. Looking forward to trying it again next week.
    9 points
  38. oneshot

    You Call That A Gun

    This is a gun. Went to Heritage Days at Warsaw got to fire a Cannon. oneshot
    8 points
  39. Had a few hours to play. Took out the newly built pontoon. The crankbait is a micro crank, I believe BilletHead called it a Snap Bean. The fly is a micro from Lilley's Landing. I know it's made for trout, but works for bluegill, and a micro fish, but I didn't get a picture.
    8 points
  40. magicwormman

    How Did It Go

    If I would have realized how beautiful those babies were, I might have fished a little harder!
    8 points
  41. Quillback

    How Did It Go

    I'll do a little better write-up tomorrow, it's been a long day. Not a big turnout, 7 guys and we had food for 20, so those of us that were there ate pretty well. We all hung around for a while talking and it was some great conversation, good bunch to hang out with and certainly had some laughs and I learned a few things fishing related too. Cheesemaster was the Mike Tyson of this event, he weighed in 3 keepers and not only won the plaque for big bass, but won the one for best 3 fish limit.
    8 points
  42. pstone

    Cape Fair-10/9/21

    Here's pics.
    8 points
  43. One of my old flyfishing buds used to start softly talking to himself (saying really insane $#!t) when folks got too close. Talking just loudly enough that they could understand it. It creeped them out, and they'd slowly and quietly move away. Worked every time. He didn't have to worry about them coming back either. He'd start mumbling about strangling his neighbors cat, shoving Hot Wheels in his dogs butt, or ripping his mailman's arm off and beating him over the head with it.....stuff like that. 😅 Try it, it works!
    8 points
  44. Thank you for the donation. The dock is in need of some repairs and with the cost of lumber every bit helps. You're a good man. Alex on the other had is all take and no give. Guy owes for about 7 years in back taxes or "membership fees" to Unsaid Cove. For the rest of you, if you appreciate using Unsaid Cove, the tip jar is in plain sight on the dock. Don't be stingy. Due to the lack of donations this year I had to cut back on "Defense Spending". I friggin' had to resort to buying some slightly used and damaged Blackhawks, AK-47s without triggers, foggy night-vision goggles and tanks missing a tread or two from the recent weapons cache that the Taliban somehow acquired.
    8 points
  45. Ran across this video, thought you folks might enjoy it.
    8 points
  46. In my experience is it’s all about field care and properly butchering….that goes for elk, deer, squirrels, fish, etc. Most folks don’t know how to care for and prepare meat short of from the grocery case, and many not even then. Mike
    8 points
  47. steve l

    OT: Old Beer Can Found

    How about something other than I went fishing and caught fish or didn't? Floated the 11P last week, and paddled up the Blue spring branch for the first time in a number of years and found the beer can in the picture. Note the instructions of how to use a church key to open the can. I also like the blurb on the front of the can that says 12 oz just like a bottle. My Googling finds that Best Brewing was the first brewery in Chicago to can their beer, starting in 1935. The message on the can saying the brewery was founded in 1891 and been in operation for nearly half a century seems to indicate this can was from maybe the late 1930s to early 40s. So that can has likely been there for 80ish years! At that time beer distribution was mostly local and regional, so wonder how a beer can from a Chicago brewery ended up in the spring branch 80 years ago. Someone touring the area I suppose? Chucked it it from the overlook? Oh, I did get a nicely colored 17 inch rainbow and enough goggle eye to fry up for dinner one night.
    8 points
  48. 8 points
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