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  1. oneshot

    Kicking And Alive

    16 pages dang. Yes got message from Billethead that people were concerned so I called him. I like getting on Forums and BSing while things are fun I’m there but got to thinking there is not one person or group in this world perfect. Just have to learn to look over some things and go on. Yes still kicking every time I start feeling better lately something happens to lay me up. My Son is calling me TRex because I can’t reach out with my arms. Thanks Guys I just need to look at things different. oneshot
    18 points
  2. Usually this doesn't happen until early October, after a few cool nights, but every evening this week beginning about 6:00pm out over large shallow flats.....the water just boils until the sun goes down. 86-87° water, no wind, and little to no generation. It always starts with the Bigguns, and then as it gets darker the fat ones back off and allow the sporty little eating size buggers to take over. What a fun way to end a hard working day ! 😊 A few intruders are among them Enough for dinner. 👍 Go get ya some! 😊
    15 points
  3. laker67

    A Quick Trip

    Sandy and I took a trip to our favorite fishing hole. We did not catch big numbers but we did catch some nice quality fish.
    15 points
  4. My goodness I had myself a day today. A 22 1/2 inch rainbow that probably weighed over 6 pounds. We didn't weigh it because we were 100% worried about fish care. Had a 21 inch brown, had 5 total Browns again today. Lost 2 more Browns today including a giant that spit my bait mid air. Ended the trip with a 22 inch brown, a 21 inch brown a 22.5 inch rainbow and a 20 inch rainbow and lost 4 more Browns that would of busted over 22inches or more each
    13 points
  5. Had another great week on Taneycomo for my birthday. We hammered fish every day and every way possible, really. Nymphs, midges, streamers, jerkbaits, crawlers, megaworms, jigs, day and night--you name it, we caught 'em on it. Had around 10 people down throughout the week and we landed 11 fish over 20-inches. The size of the rainbows is truly remarkable right now. Stayed at Steve Dickey's place, which if you are looking for a place to stay, it is top notch. Good location and great space. Fished with Duane with my grandpa Wednesday night and Chuck on Thursday morning. Gramps had the hot hand, landing three fish over 20-inches and losing two more that were big. He caught two on Duane's jerkbaits and one on a jig. He told me he was afraid to go to bed after the third one. I caught one brown over 20-inches on a Megabass on Sunday evening. Had a lot of follows. Chuck and I fished for a 30-inch or so brown Thursday morning for three hours. Had him on three times but he shook it every chance I had. It sure was fun seeing how Chuck targets those big ones. He really is the best at it. Can't wait for next year already! All the big fish were between 20.5-22.5-inches and to our best knowledge safely released for another angler.
    13 points
  6. 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
  7. 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.
    12 points
  8. BilletHead

    Oneshot where are you?

    Attention! I left my phone number with Oneshot's step son. He actually asked for it. He gave it to his stepdad. I want to thank everyone for all the work some of you did and got it to me. Great intel. So I just got off the phone with Oneshot (David) @Bgctrading you had the name right :). He is alive and doing about the same as he posts. We had a long talk. Said he was tired of the BS. I told him there were quite a few of us that were worried and missed his posts. Don't know if he will get back on here or not. So Mystery solved. I have a number now and sometime I am over fishing Bennett Springs I am going to see if he is available for a visit. The Man, the myth, the legend is out there folks 😁
    12 points
  9. Pulled the trigger. 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7 Hemi 6’4” Bed Crew Cab 4X4
    12 points
  10. Ron Burgundy

    9-17-21

    Fun trip today, got my limit in 2 hours off first point I fished .
    11 points
  11. 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
  12. Fishrman

    Kimberling-City

    Fished the Joe Bass today, had Sprint with me and we had high hopes. Well our hopes were a little misplaced. We had a grind today. We had been on a good shallow bite, it wasn't as good today. We did catch a limit, weighed 12.25. Caught all shallow on buzz or plopper. Fished midlake all day. 18+ was leading when we left. Several good bags today. They obviously didn't find it as tough. Had a great day with Sprint, always enjoy when we can fish together.
    11 points
  13. Caught walleye today. Bottom bouncing in 17 to 22ft deep. Moving at 1.0 mph. Also pitching a jigging rap when fish were seen on graph.
    11 points
  14. techo

    09/02. Fun Day

    Great day! Several greens on shaky head and Eakins jig with twin tail. A few KS. Water temp 84.2, main lake coves and points in 18-22' of water. Put in @ Aunts Creek and fished up to Hideaway. Very few boats in the lake!
    11 points
  15. Shell Knob 8-29-21 Steven and I got on the water at about 6:20. Only 2 rigs at the ramp. Surface temps at 85/86 degree. Took us till 7 to find them, as I was looking to deep. Water color 3' visibility and James River green. Really surprised with how dingy it was. Had not been on the pond in two months. All the fish we caught were shallow, under 20 feet and the LM were really skinny. Several top water fish that entertained us on a Table Rock color Surge Shad. Steven had a nice 15" jaw pounce on his and it jumped behind it and smashed the lure on the way down. Really cool. We used 3 baits. 1/2 oz. Dixie Jet, Berkley Surge Shad and a 3/4 oz. GPO Pig Sticker with a Nicholas craw. We had 8 shorts and 9 keepers 6 LM just like the one pictured above. Big Head and really skinny body. There are tons if both gizzards and thread fin shad so I don't understand them being poor like that. K's and Jaws were in good shape spitting craws all over the boat. We just took the one picture, fish really didn't need the stress, and some showed it as they came to the boat like on a leash. Quit around 9:30 and had breakfast at the floating restaurant at Big M. Bite by then was over for us. Fished 7 locations. Caught fish on 4. Really nice morning for my first day back. Ankle did really well. I start back guiding on Wednesday morning. I did get super tired by 9:30 but I'll work my way back into fishing shape. Good Luck
    11 points
  16. 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
    10 points
  17. 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
  18. I'm going to get out Monday in an ankle brace. Getting rid of the walking boot on Friday. Reports from a couple of sources today that its about time to get after the big Jaws. We have discussed this quite a few times. Big jig and deep water. They just were not out there last year. They are now. Mostly on long gravel. And a big jig of 5/8-7-8-3/4 or 1 oz. I like the big Nicholes 5 inch craw and stroll or drag it really slow. Hope Bo isn't listening Said there were some quality K's mixed in. That's what I'm talking about. Goid Luck
    10 points
  19. Fishing is a niche sport that attracts some of the most peculiar people I have ever come across and that’s one of the attractions for me as it makes for some great jokes.
    10 points
  20. 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.
    9 points
  21. Fished the Shell knob Area Saturday and Sunday Morning. Stayed off the bank both days and had a few spots produce, mixed bags. Saturday was tougher, had 15 or so, most off of 2 spots. One deep dock and a main lake gravel roll off, 30ft, dixie jet and a small swimmer, very few keepers. Sunday was a bit better, found a few more gravel spots that produced and leaned on them pretty good. Multi species kind of day, on the spoon and swimmer again. Crappie, walleye, bluegill, Spots and LM's Doubled up once and had a solid 4lb LM Lake was very quiet compared to this summer, glad to see that!
    9 points
  22. sandbc

    good day for crappie

    well I sold my lake house on pomme which is where Ive been fishing for the last 5 years and still am with my brother who lives there but I came back home to cedar ridge today. Man it felt good to get into some fish for a change. Its been bad on pomme for us this year. All the slabs disappeared for some reason. I had to search for some of my brush piles from memory since Ive had about 4 locators since I fished there. But I only needed to stop at two piles to limit out today. They were not slabs by no means but they were legal so now they will swim in grease. minnows and jigs both did the trick. Needless to say I cant wait to get back up there. Happy fishing everyone.
    9 points
  23. Dutch

    Cape Fair 9/13

    It was tough today. I tried out the Jadesjigs wide gap. It seems to be more snag free than my regular Ned heads. The bad news is the fish weren’t in the mood for the little guy. Neither did they want a chatter bait. Shaky was all that produced today. Several colors worked but New Money was best. I never had a bite anywhere near a point. I fished mostly from Doty’s to Carr’s. The fish were scattered. I covered a lot of water. I wound up catching 10 with 4 nice greenies to 4#. The water was from 79° to 82°.
    9 points
  24. Got out after work today and knocked down a few. Shot one right off the bat and had a lull. Two came in and I dropped both, although I thought I was going to sail this one. Ashley's dog, Jake, got his first retrieve on it. He brought it back and we set it down. About 5 min later I was just looking down at the birds and saw two bands. Unbelievable! My buddy Andy Raedeke was the one who banded it, too. One is a $100 reward band, too! Not a bad way to start the hunting season.
    9 points
  25. I went fishing and used top water lures. The fish ate my lure choices. I made it home okay and drank wine 🍷
    9 points
  26. Stayed close to home and lucked into some river walleye. I was catching spots and smallies. Nothing big but but fun. Switched colors on my crank bait and I landed 5 walleye. First two in the same spot then went to similar areas and caught 3 more. Lost a few after the hooks broke off my crank. Really fun day.
    9 points
  27. Hawkfarm

    Hummingbirds

    Just from August 1 through this last Sunday I've gone through 60 pounds of sugar. I have 17 48 ounce feeders out and the last two weeks I have been making over 6 gallons of sugar water every 4-5 days. These pictures are from a corner feeder on the porch in back. It looks like WWI dogfights all the time. Usually they are gone by mid September but with the higher temps I guess they may stick around longer. And I'll buy more sugar. I can't figure out how to get my pictures to show up. They are on Flicker.
    8 points
  28. netboy

    Finally some low water

    They finally shut off the big faucet at both Bull Shoals and Norfork dams on Tuesday. Norfork has been at minimum flow until noon and Bull Shoals is down to one unit until noon also. I fished Ackerman access on Norfork Tuesday and Wednesday and had good fishing both days. The hot fly there was a ruby midge under an indicator. Caught about 3 dozen each morning with a couple in the 20" range. Then this morning I went to Bull Shoals C&R area and there were some fish rising so I tied on a crackleback and had fun watching them come up and hit it. Caught a couple dozen and missed about that many more. I hooked a brown that looked to be 24"ish when he jumped, but he broke the 5x tippet after a long run. A couple of pics of Bull Shoals rainbows...
    8 points
  29. I am consistently catching some quality fish at Lake Springfield. You can definitely catch numbers out there and there seem to be plenty in the 2-4lb range too. Some of these likely went 5lbs...maybe more. I have also caught several small spotted bass.
    8 points
  30. So my son and his partner fished there second high school tourny on Lake Charles here in NE AR. It was a grind but with 10 minutes to go landed the final keeper for the tank that got them first place in there junior division. Landen’s partner has really improved and caught the big one at the end to seal the deal. We was harvesting corn yesterday but wasn’t letting these boys down being there captain, dad and the crew did well without me. Nice turnout for these down here as it seems to be growing. Proud of these boys. Bret. On a side note I have discovered how serious these things are taken. As a junior boat captain I’m allowed to HELP them with things like trolling Moter in wind, snags tangles etc. I was fixing a backlash Landen couldn’t get out and I was standing while working it. Another boat saw me and actually called it in, it was all good when it was explained to them and they admitted they didn’t see me cast. So there are checks and balances out there guess that’s a good thing!
    8 points
  31. Here was my purchase from Tackle Warehouse! Had to take advantage of Labor Day Sale!
    8 points
  32. On the menu tonight, was baby Stripers. 🤗 And this ugly thing.
    8 points
  33. My wife told to get in touch with my feminine side. So I wrecked the car. Then ignored her all day for no reason.
    8 points
  34. 5 inch and a 5.5 inch swimbait were thrown this trip. New area fished with good results. Taking a break until next Tuesday or Wednesday and am gonna do a killer float if anyone wants go???
    8 points
  35. Day began out of Kimberling City, at 0600. It was really dark Started on a bluff end way out but saw lots of shad right on the bank so I moved in super quick. By 0700 I had a really nice bag swimming a Berkley Surge Shad and a Spro Poppin Frog right on the bank. I mean under 5'. Had 5 that would weigh 14 plus, all LM and not skinny. Caught everyone that bit. Hammered it, no doubt. Sad to say, but I was pretty much washed up at 0700. Had 2 dinks on a jig but other than that all I did was watch a guy trolling up some really nice walleye. Surface temps around KC at 80/81 degree way cooler than Shell Knob Big M was on Sunday. Put her on the trailer at 0900. Only 3 rigs in the Mill Creek lot when I put in and took out.
    8 points
  36. Its not surprising that the bass eat giant jigs. We catch HUGE crawdads at table rock. Some are pushing 10 inches long. It seems like most are about 6-8 inches long including the claws.
    8 points
  37. It has been slow lately with work and complaints from the family there has been little fishing if any over the last week or so. With my oldest getting ready to head back to Missouri in early Sept I wanted to show her like we did Livie some of our old college stomping grounds in PA. We hit the Allentown farmer's market, toured Lehigh Univ campus, and hit a pretty decent antique mall. I found a stall that had really old cast iron. I deliberated between four skillets and three of those were ones that were at least 100 yrs old. I ended up buying an ERIE - pre-Griswold skillet that had a lot of surface carbon - crud and a little surface rust on the cooking surface. I knew that it was the oldest skillet I would have in my possession. I haven't set up an electrolysis tank like @BilletHead has at his place. I use heavy duty oven cleaner to clean off the old carbon residues and weak acid baths (vinegar and water) to deal with surface rust. So my process takes a few spray, scrub, and rinse sessions to get all of the old material off and get to the bare metal. Before I started I could see the ERIE logo and make out an "8" for the skillet size, but not much more. After the first soak with the oven cleaner, I was pleasantly surprised at how much crud I was able to get off the pan. I can now clearly see most of the logo and the skillet size. A maker's maker "B" now appeared. After the first pass, I use a plastic scraper to try and flake off more of the carbon before giving it another oven cleaner bath. After the second oven cleaner bath I filled the skillet with a vinegar/water solution to address the surface rust on the cooking surface. I don't let it go too long in order to prevent deeper pitting. After addressing the rust, it took only one more oven cleaner pass to get the remaining crud off the skillet. I haven't done the final seasoning which includes three heat cycles and coats of vegetable shortening. Right now I just gave it a thin coating of vegetable oil to keep the surface from oxidizing before I complete the seasoning. I am really happy with the results. To me and I know Marty feels similarly that this is a very visceral process. You are peeling away possible neglect and bringing life back into the skillet. This skillet may have been used for 40 yrs or more then put in the basement or attic or garage. Now with care it can be used for many decades to come. If I decide to just display the skillet, it still will show itself off as if it was just newly cast but yet retains all of it's history. Marty and I have been going over the features of this skillet and still need some more work to pin down a likely age. At the every least it is over 116 yrs old, but could be up to 140 yrs old.
    8 points
  38. Dutch

    Cape Fair Monday

    We decided to make an early trip before it got to the mid 90s. There were no rigs on the ramp. Did a bit of top water with no bites. Moved up the James above 15. Didn’t use anything but Ned and shaky. Ned was a no go but shaky produced 13 in a little over 3 hours. When the sweat began the boat headed for the trailer.
    8 points
  39. They choke on 5 inch swimbaits 🙂 I hope you all are getting out and enjoying the great outdoors.
    7 points
  40. 90) Fallfish : not the size I was hoping for, but a Fallfish none the less.
    7 points
  41. Well done, 196Champ. I went Tuesday and fished 8 hours for a dozen or so LM's and spots. I did have a couple of nice keeper LM's early that were pretty shallow. Otherwise, the rest came on football jig on long gravel points and a shaky head around some bigger docks. As others have reported lately, the prime depth range was 20-30 feet. Ready for more of the shad to move into the creeks and bring the bass with them. Yes, fall can be tough on all of us, but once we start getting consistently cool nights, there's always the chance of finding a big school of fish feeding on flats or points in the creeks. Not necessarily talking about visually schooling --- you will sometimes locate and catch them fast and furious on a mid-size crank bait. You guys who like to chunk the big swim baits (like Huddleston, the big SPRO's, etc.) should keep in mind that very soon, large gizzard shad will begin cruising the banks and the big LM's will follow. I find the midlake area best for this ... Fisher Creek, the Cows, Schooner Creek, White's Branch, etc. Not a deal where you're gonna get a lot of bites, but a good chance to catch a sho-nuff good ol' biggun. Get out there and get started on some fall fishing and good luck! You may have to grind a while to find some, but they are usually bunched up when you do find em.
    7 points
  42. As a refresher course on our seasonal occurrence of low dissolved oxygen on Lake Taneycomo, I wanted to reiterate some facts about how this affects our trout, and how to lessen the potential damage to our trout fishery. The Missouri Clean Water Act states that the minimum dissolved oxygen level required is 6 p.p.m while the federal act requires only 4 p.p.m.. The Corps, as a federal agency, abides by its own rules even though in the state of Missouri. That's means the Corps only has to keep the D.O. levels in the water entering Lake Taneycomo above 4 p.p.m., which really is the minimum quality to keep fish lively and productive. Fishing-wise, when our D.O. levels are at 4 p.p.m., we notice that the trout we hook and fight are sometimes sluggish and don't fight very hard. They also have a hard time "catching their breath" after a fight. This is why, if it's your intent to release your catch, the way you handle caught fish will dictate whether your fish will survive after release. Here are some things to think about when handling big trout: Get the fish in the net as quickly as possible. Long, drawn-out fights will kill a big trout, just like other species of fish like stripers. After netting the fish, keep it in the water. Remove the hook while it is still in the water and only lift the fish out of the water to take a pic. You can even measure it in the water if you have a cloth tape but if you do not, keep the fish in the net while measuring it if possible. Hold the fish in the net underwater and work with it if necessary, moving it back and forth to force water through its gills. Make sure it is strong enough to at least swim out of the net before releasing. If a fish is released and it falls to the bottom on its side, silt will cover its gills and it will die. When taking a photo try to hold the fish over a net at all times, so if the fish drops, it won't hit the boat's hard surface. If it's a bigger trout, hold it horizontal, not vertical. There have been studies on bass that show holding a big bass vertically puts undue pressure on its organs and can cause damage. I have, to this point, not found any studies on trout. Bogas and Fish Grips - Used on smaller trout (<18 inches) are probably okay if applied correctly to the fish's jaw, but using a grip on a trophy trout may cause serious damage to it. The clip should be applied to the lower jaw inside the mouth and NOT back by the gills. If a fish flops while the clip is applied through the gill plate, the clip will hit the gills and cause damage and bleeding. I've seen many pictures of trout on Facebook with the clips through the gills and blood running down the sides of the fish. That fish is dead. If it's being kept, that's fine. If a big trout is clipped in the lower jaw and it bolts, the action of the heavy fish will cause the clip to cut all the way through the outer jaw. This will impede the fish's ability to eat and eventually the fish will die a slow death. I've broken the lower jaw of two big rainbows while fishing in Alaska using a boga. . . believe me, it's not an experience you want to have. Keep in mind, a fish's gills are exposed to air when held out of the water. During extreme hot and cold weather, the air can cause damage to the gills in a very short period of time, even seconds. In the case of extreme cold weather, the gills could actually flash freeze, killing the fish immediately. I've seen it happen unfortunately. This fall, with our brown trout starting to move up lake already, we're expecting a banner year of catching trophy browns and rainbows. If we want to see this continue, we need to take care of these fish. View full article
    7 points
  43. Its been a few weeks since they had the normal Wed. Cape Tourney. So this week it was back on. Water temp was 83 at launch. Over all fishing was a lot tougher than it had been. We caught some on top, and a shakey head fairly shallow but most fish came in 20+. We had 11.25 for our 4 fish limit, 2nd had 4.50, only 1 limit brought it. Definitely getting tougher out. We had 7 keepers all day and just a couple shorts. Good news is pleasure boat traffic was at a minimum. Wind picked up around 10 and made and pretty tough to fish deep
    7 points
  44. I went fishing, I used a lure. The fish ate my lure and I went home.
    7 points
  45. I went fishing and used artificial lures. The fish ate my lures and then I went home.
    7 points
  46. Brian D

    8/29 Trip

    Put in the water at 720am off of Mission Road. WT 86.7. Fished our typical 1st stop. Top water was the ticket. Walking baits and caught 5 in about an hour. Just enough action to keep us interested. Nothing on poppers, buzz or plopper. Worms and other moving baits were a bust. They were super shallow. Worked the bait about 5 feet off the bank. Key was there needed to be a lone stick or brush. No hits unless there was some sort of isolated wood. 3Ks and 2LM. Had 1 come off at the boat that looked like it might have gone just over 3lbs. Ran down past K Dock and nothing. Big goose egg. Threw top water, worms, tubes, chatter baits, spinner baits and cranks. So we ran up almost to 76 bridge. Found a bank that was bluff and mixed with gravel. Big worms were the ticket. The bite was really light but it was there. Caught 6 in a 100 yard stretch. All were around 2lbs with 1 almost 3. 1 Walleye as a bonus. Off the water at 1215 as the storms were getting close. Weather is getting close to cooling off a bit and I’ll be getting out a lot more. Come on fall!! TIGHT LINES!!!
    7 points
  47. bobby b.

    Kimberling City area - 2.0

    Got back out this morning - 7 am - 9 am - pretty good morning (at least for me) - caught about 15 - 1 short SM - 1 keeper LM - 10 plus keeper or near keeper Spots - and 2 walleye (one 18 inch) - started out with nightcrawlers trying for a walleye and got 2 in a row - also tried a treble hook drop shot thing with 3 pearl shad shaped worms (didn't have any tiny flukes) mentioned in thread yesterday and it worked immediately. Stayed on one gravel point all morning in about 25fow. Things slowed a bit about 9 am but I think there were more to catch on this point but it got too hot. Bobby
    7 points
  48. My oldest daughter was planning a trip to participate/experience the NY Renaissance Faire in upstate NY. We enjoy these fairs as well and decided to go up with her. She was going to be at the fair for both today and tomorrow. We decided to do some other things today. I have caught lots of bass, sunfish and a few trout in NY but have very few photos and certainly none in a digital format. Also neither Sue nor Livie have caught a fish in NY. So today we went fishing. I found a reservoir and thought that we could try the tailwater for possible new minnow species or creek species. The creek below the dam was pretty but was a bit faster than I had anticipated. We tried a few things but did not last long. The kayakers may have had the better time in the creek. The small pond along the creek was full of newts and not fish. Livie and Sue tried to catch one anyway. We went back up the lake and fished around some wood and rock structure. We fished worms, John deere microjigs, small and medium spinners. really was a nice clear lake. Sue got us started with a landed bluegill, her first NY fish! I fished the John deere nearly all day and got on the board with a redbreast sunfish. Livie caught her first NY fish, a bluegill. Just using that John Deere microjig, I caught a variety of fish, yellow perch. largemouth bass, green sunfish, and smallmouth bass. Yes @snagged in outlet 3 they were all micros 🤣! Livie caught a bunch of green sunfish on the spinners, but no bass or pickerel. Sue caught the largest bass soaking a worm next to a blown down tree. None of us caught any new fish species for the year, but both Sue and Livie have another state on their lists. We all had fun fishing the Rio Reservoir!
    7 points
  49. 7 points
  50. lmt-outfitters

    Finally

    Have had a tough summer so far, being on a consistent walleye bite. Was catching some nice fish 3 or 4 weeks ago. But not much for numbers. Now it has flipped catching a good amount if numbers but not much for size. Last 4 trips 115 total walleye with 21 keepers. Mostly catching on bottom bouncers with crawler harnesses. It was a hot one today hope everyone is staying safe out there and catching a bunch of fish.
    7 points
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