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  • Birthday 10/16/1948

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    Brentwood, MO
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    Fishing, bow hunting, sausage making and smoking.

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  1. Wondered if anyone has put lithium batteries in their boat and what their observations are.
  2. I got that yeti when I camped in Northern Wisconsin for several days at a time away from any services. In hot weather it kept my bait for days, and a few cold ones too!!
  3. I've always camped in my truck at Stockton and fished mostly in the State Park area. Last week my wife got us a cabin and although the weather looked like it would be hot and calm I was confident we could at least troll up some crappie for a fish fry or two. Man, that didn't work out! In the past I've always been able to get some decent crappie trolling. I'd run dipsy's or clip weights to some lines to cover the water column down to 20 feet. Typically ran lures like these on 10 pound fluro leaders: It's not like we got nothing trolling, but close to it. Just small crappies.
  4. This will be a great way to try out kayak fishing, and assess what features to look for in buying a kayak if you want to go that direction. These fishing kayaks are expensive, and in my case I'd probably rather rent occasionally than lay out all that investment if I'm not going to kayak fish regularly.
  5. Wearing Packer should guarantee success!
  6. Yup; I got a Drotto this year, back in July. Heard about it on this site. I usually launch by myself, and getting the boat on the trailer required me to look over the bow, see where I was at, climb down, hook the winch; well, you know the drill. Now I just drive on the trailer until I hear the Drotto click and jump out of the boat and go. If I'm with someone else I just wave when the boat clicks onto the Drotto and they drive me out. The thing works just like I hoped it would. It's expensive; I think around $275, but I wish I have bought it years earlier. At 40 I wouldn't have thought o
  7. Drove down to Stockton Monday to fish out of Cedar Bluff for a few days. I saw it was going to be hot as all get out but thought that focusing on pulling crawler harnesses and slow death rigs would result in some walleyes, if not a lot, then some at least. Walleye with a pecan crust is a big hit with my bride, so how could I lose? At the camp ground, with the Alumacraft loaded and ready: That Bimini top is a real asset on a calm hot day, which it definitely was. Well, I ran those crawler rigs all over the place, two rods usually, and typically a foot to maybe 20" off the bottom
  8. Hot sunny and calm all week. Pretty miserable camping at Cedar Ridge but I thought 'buck up and make it happen!' My original intent was to get into the walleye, but it didn't turn out that way. After fishing Canada I stuck to some of those methods in spite of what I read here. Jigging raps and deep trolling for example. Zilch, except I got into the crappie pretty good and thought that was worth relating. For the most part I found them in 22-26 fow along more shallow sloping banks. There were not everywhere of course; just had to troll along and watch the depth finder; I have no idea wha
  9. Hot sunny and calm all week. Pretty miserable camping at Cedar Ridge but I thought 'buck up and make it happen!' My original intent was to get into the walleye, but it didn't turn out that way. After fishing Canada I stuck to some of those methods in spite of what I read here. Jigging raps and deep trolling for example. Zilch, except I got into the crappie pretty good and thought that was worth relating. For the most part I found them in 22-26 fow along more shallow sloping banks. There were not everywhere of course; just had to troll along and watch the depth finder; I have no idea wha
  10. Hey Krazo, no smallies in this lake unfortunately. I have fished Rainy and it’s loaded with them. No idea why they are in one lake and not another. Lots of fun when they are around!
  11. In Canada that is! Always wanted to do a fly in trip and it worked out for last week. Drove about 4 hours north of Thunder Bay Ontario and then flew in a half hour. 28,000 acre lake with one outfitter and 5 cabins. We had a single cabin 8 miles away from the others and thousands of acres of prime walleye habitat to ourselves. Probably common to most fly-in deals. Average fish 18+ inches. These are big fat golden walleyes that taste like a million dollars. I'm sure there are big walleye in the lake but my biggest was 24 and we had a 26. But tons of 18-22" fish that hit hard. I used onl
  12. Oberst

    5-19-18

    Another great report with useful detail!!
  13. Was down last week thru Fridayy, figuring to troll up crappie and walleye, with some shallow fishing thrown in to boot. I've dreamed of hitting the big crappie in shallow water and started with that; here in a shallow cove with slip bobbers set between three and six feet with minnows. Stopped there because I saw a crappie dart past a jig I had been casting. I did get a few nice fish that way, but couldn't locate a pattern, and didn't see many other boats catching much. Was fishing out of Cedar Ridge back under the bridge toward LIttle Sac arm. This bobber fishing only works for
  14. Dang it!! I’m coming down tomorrow from St Louis. A week ago the water was still cold and fishing spotty. Trolled up some crappie but haven’t got in on shallow bite and hope to now. Stop by if you see black Alumacraft tiller, probably with canvas top up.
  15. Well, decided to gamble on a trip from St. Louis Saturday, knowing it would be rainy and blowing going down, but next couple days looked okay. Had some second thoughts when buying minnows at Lakey's bait shop by Aldrich, the attached metal building was blown apart just before I got there. Hmmmm. Some of the recent posts said stick baits were working, and my thinking was to start with trolling. Maybe having four rods running at all depths with different lures would work. Bottom bounced with a crawler harness as well, just in case. Nothing. After a couple hours without a strike, running
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