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    ollie reacted to Fish24/7 in 5/12 Jumbo Gills   
    Fished from 2-6
    WT 72
    4-6' 
    Homemade Micro jigs
    They were very aggressive getting bites the entire time. 95% of the bites were on or near the bottom. 
    Here's a few pics to get an idea what I was into all afternoon.  didn't keep track of how many gills were caught today but it was way over 100, anywhere from 4" to 8+" size.

     



    Look at the teeth on this one !☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️

    They were  around the brush and debris so had to set the hook and reel like mad and keep em coming or these big ones would instantly wrap me up in the cover. 
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    ollie reacted to dan hufferd in World record red ear   
    All I can say is wow !

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    ollie reacted to DADAKOTA in Lots of water came through   
    More trout for Tablerock anglers now.
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    ollie got a reaction from nomolites in 4.3 Vortec Problems   
    Update on this project. Got all the parts needed for this finally on Thursday afternoon and took the truck over the next day for him to work on. Right off the bat I was pissed off when I opened the box of injectors and I found 5 good ones and a core from someone else engine in the box. Now I have to use one of my older ones since we have the intake off and the fuel meter body. 🤬 After it was put back together we bumped the key and gas shot out of there like a fountain! One of the injectors didn't get seated well enough so back to taking it apart again. After that issue was taken care of I took it for a spin. Ran great until I found a hill to climb. Started up the hill fine, but when I got it up over 55 it started to misfire again.  Turned around and drove back to the mechanics house. When he plugged in the code reader it came back as a misfire on cylinder 3 again. So here I went and spent a bunch of money on something that didn't need done. The problem is deeper into the block. Either a problem with the cylinder itself of the lower gasket could have a leak next to it that is taking in air. I'm done. Selling it whenever I get the chance. It's not worth sinking more money into it at this point. If it weren't my daily driver I might keep it and work on it when I had the chance, but I can't keep driving it this way. Then yesterday on the way home I heard a noise under the body like when you drive over a branch and it gets stuck. I pulled over and looked underneath and found the problem right away. A metal strap used on the gas tank for support rusted through and half of the strap was just hanging down dangling and hitting the tank. Enough of this pos 
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    ollie got a reaction from fishinwrench in 4.3 Vortec Problems   
    Update on this project. Got all the parts needed for this finally on Thursday afternoon and took the truck over the next day for him to work on. Right off the bat I was pissed off when I opened the box of injectors and I found 5 good ones and a core from someone else engine in the box. Now I have to use one of my older ones since we have the intake off and the fuel meter body. 🤬 After it was put back together we bumped the key and gas shot out of there like a fountain! One of the injectors didn't get seated well enough so back to taking it apart again. After that issue was taken care of I took it for a spin. Ran great until I found a hill to climb. Started up the hill fine, but when I got it up over 55 it started to misfire again.  Turned around and drove back to the mechanics house. When he plugged in the code reader it came back as a misfire on cylinder 3 again. So here I went and spent a bunch of money on something that didn't need done. The problem is deeper into the block. Either a problem with the cylinder itself of the lower gasket could have a leak next to it that is taking in air. I'm done. Selling it whenever I get the chance. It's not worth sinking more money into it at this point. If it weren't my daily driver I might keep it and work on it when I had the chance, but I can't keep driving it this way. Then yesterday on the way home I heard a noise under the body like when you drive over a branch and it gets stuck. I pulled over and looked underneath and found the problem right away. A metal strap used on the gas tank for support rusted through and half of the strap was just hanging down dangling and hitting the tank. Enough of this pos 
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    ollie got a reaction from snagged in outlet 3 in 4.3 Vortec Problems   
    Update on this project. Got all the parts needed for this finally on Thursday afternoon and took the truck over the next day for him to work on. Right off the bat I was pissed off when I opened the box of injectors and I found 5 good ones and a core from someone else engine in the box. Now I have to use one of my older ones since we have the intake off and the fuel meter body. 🤬 After it was put back together we bumped the key and gas shot out of there like a fountain! One of the injectors didn't get seated well enough so back to taking it apart again. After that issue was taken care of I took it for a spin. Ran great until I found a hill to climb. Started up the hill fine, but when I got it up over 55 it started to misfire again.  Turned around and drove back to the mechanics house. When he plugged in the code reader it came back as a misfire on cylinder 3 again. So here I went and spent a bunch of money on something that didn't need done. The problem is deeper into the block. Either a problem with the cylinder itself of the lower gasket could have a leak next to it that is taking in air. I'm done. Selling it whenever I get the chance. It's not worth sinking more money into it at this point. If it weren't my daily driver I might keep it and work on it when I had the chance, but I can't keep driving it this way. Then yesterday on the way home I heard a noise under the body like when you drive over a branch and it gets stuck. I pulled over and looked underneath and found the problem right away. A metal strap used on the gas tank for support rusted through and half of the strap was just hanging down dangling and hitting the tank. Enough of this pos 
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    ollie got a reaction from BassPastor in Just Can't   
    I was brought up that way as well, but something changed over the years for me. Mainly I just don't really like the taste of fish. Has to do with getting deathly sick after eating some one time. Not only one time, but twice! That and cleaning them is just a pain the butt.  I should point out however that if I catch a Walleye that one is hitting the grease! That is one good eating fish to me and it doesn't bring back those funky memories and smells when eating it. JMO
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    ollie reacted to netboy in Nice rainbow 4/27   
    I launched the boat at White Hole access and then ran up to a shoal that is good wading with the 2 units of water we had today. There were quite a few caddis coming up but not many trout after them. I caught about 18, all on an elk hair caddis dry fly. One brown around 17" and the rest rainbows including this nice one.
    Looks like rain tomorrow and Thursday. Hope it is not too much.

     

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    ollie reacted to MSUFisherBear in Just Can't   
    x2. I love a good mess of crappie, catfish, bluegill, (insert panfish name) but only every once in a while. I also agree -  it's a royal pain in the butt to clean them some days. It might be lazy, but cleaning a fish is one part of that particular game that I never look forward to. So - catch and keep most of the time, but toss 'em back more often than not!
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    ollie got a reaction from MSUFisherBear in Just Can't   
    I was brought up that way as well, but something changed over the years for me. Mainly I just don't really like the taste of fish. Has to do with getting deathly sick after eating some one time. Not only one time, but twice! That and cleaning them is just a pain the butt.  I should point out however that if I catch a Walleye that one is hitting the grease! That is one good eating fish to me and it doesn't bring back those funky memories and smells when eating it. JMO
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    ollie reacted to bfishn in Just Can't   
    I resemble that remark... The 5 gallon bucket may have been one of the most consequential inventions of man. 
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    ollie reacted to Ryan Miloshewski in Biggest Bird Ever   
    Took a few days off work for the MO opener. It was a good choice, despite the weather. Went back to one of my old, Ozark haunts. Have not hunted it in six years, but I hunted it for 15 years prior. I knew where the birds would be. Monday was a bust with no gobbles and only seeing one hen. Tuesday I didn't even get up early because it was 34 degrees and I don't care that much for hunting early. Walked down the old railroad tracks that run through the property, calling sporadically. 
    It was 9:15 and finally heard a gobble on the neighbors about 300 yds away. I called off and on for about 45 minutes with no response. But, I know these turkeys. They are usually old birds and don't gobble a lot. I set up 15 yds away from where I killed my previous biggest bird in 2015. Sat for 20 min and he sounded off 100 yds away. I knew it was a matter of time. Gave him some soft calling and he gobbled immediately. He wanted to die that day. 
    As snow started falling so hard visibility was diminishing, he gobbled his last gobble within 50 yds. My heart rate skyrocketed and I clicked the safety off. He stepped out from behind a cedar about 10 seconds later and my largest turkey ever was on the ground. No decoys, no vest, no luxury items--just me, my gun and a mouth call. The look on his face when he stepped out and saw no hen, but a gun pointed at him was something I'll never forget. Anthropomorphically, his face said "you SOB, you got me." He probably avoided me before in his youth, and other hunters in the area. Not this time, ol' boy. 
    25.7 lbs, 12.5" beard and 1.5" spur (other one was broken off from fighting I assume). You CAN kill big, old toms in 36 degrees and snow in April. Who would've thought?

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    ollie got a reaction from snagged in outlet 3 in 4.3 Vortec Problems   
    Well, found out a couple of things wrong with the truck last week. The MAF sensor was indeed bad, even the one I picked up from the salvage yard. After that was replaced with a brand new one it runs better, but there is still a misfire. After clearing all the codes only one remained and it pointed to the 3 cylinder. Checked the plug and it was hardly firing so to speak. We have determined the fuel injector is the culprit and in a week when I can get some more money saved up we will fix that. That is something my mechanic is going to do since I have never taken the top half of a motor apart! Everything else checked out and this was basically the only other thing left.
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    ollie reacted to BilletHead in The girl gets it done!   
    2018 was the last time I was able to get Pat on a bird. Today we tried on her day off. Went behind the house knowing we had one adult Tom and a Jake.  Pat is not particular and Jake would work. So there is two places they could roost. Did not put them to bad last night so it was a roll of the dice type choice. We chose wrong. Nothing but we could hear to the North a bird on roost gobbling. Curses foiled again! BUT we were early and decided to go North and see if we could get there before fly down. As fast as two 62 year old folks could travel we stumbled along. Picked a spot and put out the scoot and shoot. Guess scoot and shoot is misleading as there is no scooting involved. Pat backed up under a big cedar and me directly behind parked in front of an oak. Catching our wind a called a bit and two birds answered. Then the we heard one bird fly down and then the second into the open which was the Jake. The old bird came into the open. I called a bit again and both birds perked up and seen the decoy. They were 200 yards plus away. Instantly the adult bird attacked the Jake and tried to run him off as the Jake was trying to get to us. Then it was on who made it to us first. One gobble as the adult trotted towards us. Jake made it first but Pat was concentrating on the big bird then Bang your dead. We both needed this and it was even faster than my hunt Monday morning. 18lbs 7oz. 9 1/2 inch beard and spurs touching the one inch mark on the rule. Felt really blessed more than usual. Sat there another 30 minutes with the sunrise to our back. Life is good in BilletHeadVille.
      
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    ollie got a reaction from fishinwrench in 4.3 Vortec Problems   
    Well, found out a couple of things wrong with the truck last week. The MAF sensor was indeed bad, even the one I picked up from the salvage yard. After that was replaced with a brand new one it runs better, but there is still a misfire. After clearing all the codes only one remained and it pointed to the 3 cylinder. Checked the plug and it was hardly firing so to speak. We have determined the fuel injector is the culprit and in a week when I can get some more money saved up we will fix that. That is something my mechanic is going to do since I have never taken the top half of a motor apart! Everything else checked out and this was basically the only other thing left.
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    ollie got a reaction from nomolites in 4.3 Vortec Problems   
    Well, found out a couple of things wrong with the truck last week. The MAF sensor was indeed bad, even the one I picked up from the salvage yard. After that was replaced with a brand new one it runs better, but there is still a misfire. After clearing all the codes only one remained and it pointed to the 3 cylinder. Checked the plug and it was hardly firing so to speak. We have determined the fuel injector is the culprit and in a week when I can get some more money saved up we will fix that. That is something my mechanic is going to do since I have never taken the top half of a motor apart! Everything else checked out and this was basically the only other thing left.
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    ollie reacted to fishinwrench in 4.3 Vortec Problems   
    You can locate a misfire with a timing light.     I'd try that.  
    Once you know which cylinder is misfiring then you can attempt to figure out why. 
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    ollie reacted to Ranger Dave in Spring river run   
    I fished Spring River today (Tuesday).  I did not go above the floating cabins.  We caught about 70 whites and kept 40.  Most were around 13" to 15".  We had 4 fat ones that were 16". I am glad we only kept 40.  I got very tired of cleaning fish.  
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    ollie reacted to merc1997 Bo in another whopper brownie   
    got out and piddled around for a bit today.  water is 57 to 60, but just does not seem to be many bass up.  could be because they ended up so deep because of the bad winter.  anyway, ended up with 4 big k's and another really nice brownie.  caught with a real old technique that most folks don't even know about.
    bo
     

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    ollie got a reaction from Bass Yakker in Good Friday Trip, looking for suggestions   
    Nice. I take the water wasn't too high? Yeah, Blunks is a zoo this time of the year when the whites start running that's for sure. Glad you had a good time. I've been thinking about that float for sometime now and just have never got to do it. Hopefully this will be the year.
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    ollie got a reaction from Bass Yakker in Good Friday Trip, looking for suggestions   
    I wouldn't recommend the Flat for someone inexperienced. I hear it has some obstacles, but then again I haven't floated that in like forever. Galena to Blunks is fairly short though and I doubt that it would have any real issues even though the water is up some. JMO though.
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    ollie got a reaction from BilletHead in Spring river run   
    Happy face there! I'm going to try and get down there after work this week if I can. Too good of an opportunity not to pass up this week!
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    ollie reacted to wily in Spring river run   
    Went back again this evening.  We kept 20 total...should make a good mess of fish for the youngest birthday.
    caught em all casting jigs in a 100 yard section of the river above the piers.  Probably could’ve done as good or better than we did on any section of the river...but I like it up there on the gravel.  
    lot of trollers out...saw a guy catch a 20 pound spoonbill on a a shad rap...pulled him all over the river but they were able to land it. 



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    ollie reacted to wily in Spring river run   
    We went tonight after work...caught a dozen white bass and one crappie.  Water was 57 degrees 
    crappie we’re close to the power line...and better white bass were above the piers.  We were casting chartreuse swimming minnows 
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    ollie reacted to MNtransplant in It was a good Good Friday   
    I went back and forth on how much to share but as a few folks have pointed out, no matter what I share or don't..there will still be gobs of people fishing this stretch of river...also when I first moved to Missouri, I had no idea about where to fish or what baits to try and I have learned a ton on this forum so here it goes...
    Friday was my first 215 to Taylor float ...also the first time I've had the new kayak in any current..what a great way to experience that stretch of river! @trythisonemv has a lot of knowledge and experience on this stretch and I almost felt like I was paying for a guide. He was also kind enough to do all the shuttling since my little Hyundai Sonata doesn't quite answer the bell in that regard..lastly, he is hilarious..thoroughly enjoyed the comradery my friend! We will definitely do this again.
    As for the fishing, @Ryan Miloshewski has the totals correct, I was hoping he would join on this trip so I had to let him know right away how we did 🙂.
    The walleyes came on Bucktail jigs (shameless plug - I tied them myself), the whites on a chrome mini rattle trap, and the drum and the big sucker came on Bucktails as well.
    We did not find as many whites as we thought we would but saw others catching several on a rigs and flyrods. 
    As is true with most rivers, there were several featureless dead stretches so we tried to focus on the fishy looking spots and hopped out to wade the interesting parts.
    I did have a couple stringer mishaps that are worth mentioning, had my chain stringer clipped to the back of my kayak and rolled over a rootwad going Mach 1...heard a "tink" and the stringer stayed with the rootwad....miraculously I went back and retrieved it with both walleye still intact...that was all fine and dandy until it happened again 100 yards later only this time one of the walleyes popped loose for a delayed catch and release...not smart..I couldn't help but think of my late Grandpa who had a list a mile long of stringer woes....several times when I was fishing with him as a kid he would throw a stringer full of fish overboard without remembering to tie it off to the boat, or have the stringer in the water after getting up on plane with his big motor...he was a great fisherman and taught me a lot but had a little "Dorf goes fishing" in him too🙂. He passed away about two months ago so this was a fun memory to revisit.
    Since I, like Alex, have small children and don't get a chance to do a longer trip like this often, I probably sensationalize the recaps a bit, but it is just amazing to have access to such a scenic place with the excitement and anticipation of catching quality fish as well. I probably slept 2 hours the night before and was like a kid at Christmas when it was finally time to get up. A true passion for the game.
    If you've made it this far, thanks for reading🙃🙃
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