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  1. Caught maybe 18 goggle eye. All on cranks. None much bigger than that 1.
  2. So we spent the night at the Rodway Inn in Waynesville Thursday. Woke up and were at the Roubidoux access by 6 am to unolad. Watch your vehicle on the drive down and back up. Rutted and rough is the forecast even when dry. Ground clearance is an issue. My pathfinder loved the descent and the climb. My low front bumper guard did not have the same sentiment. So we unloaded the vehicle and my friends stayed to gear up the canoes. I went and picked up Andy at Rt. 66 canoe rental. He was ready and waiting. He dropped me off up top and I walked down. We were on the river by 8 am. River was up and moving but still had great color. We floated just past Riddle Bridge on Friday. Stopped at 4 pm. Overall fishing was slower then we had hoped for and expected though it was difficult to target fish. We literally caught them in every possible place just not regularly. Winning presentations were baby bass crank and texas rigged hula or Biffles. A few were caught on wild eye swimmers and senko style worms. Saturday we hung around camp until 11 and feasted on breakfast burritos and sipped on some coffee spiked with Dumond liqueur. Delicious! By 3 pm there was a significant discoloration and a ton of small debris in the water. Top, middle or bottom fishing resulted in something other than a fish on your hook 1 in 3 casts. Even weedless setups. We camped on a narrow bank because we were so close tl Hwy. 28. Tent was 8 feet from the river at bedtime and 2 inches from the river when we woke up. Still a great time. Friday I cooked burgers and brats. Saturday grilled steaks and gyro meatballs and served them all with a Thai noodle salad. We got to the bridge at 10:30 for pickup at 11. Andy was already there waiting for us.
  3. Pictures will be up as soon as I can
  4. Awesome! Thank you all. I will report my findings.
  5. Good afternoon all. Floating Roubidoux to Hwy 28 this weekend. I've been watching the usgs gauges. Looks very nice. I'm wondering if anyone has driven by or over the river this week? Just wanted to get an idea of how it looks. The anticipation is killing me 😆 Thank you in advance, Mark
  6. Great report. Thank you for sharing. I'm hoping to get a canoe trip in tbe weekend of March 12th. 🤞 Spring break at my school. Won't get another shot until mid May probably. Until then, I'll continue living vicariously through you all.
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  8. I call all of my boats “The Royal Debacle”. Sooner or later, I, or they make the name appropriate.
  9. Friday, my 2 friends and I put in at about 8 am. Weather was great start to finish. Fishing was slow overall. Friday was especially difficult. We only managed 7 between us Friday. Some on jig n craw and the others on rebel brown crawdad. We floated past the Finley but camped before Hootentown. Dinner Friday was beef stroganoff with rotini pasta. Saturday fishing picked up. Same presentations but more lands on the craw cranks. Every color we had worked. We camped just past sighting hwy V. Dinner was fire pit roasted gyro meat and an udon noodle with peppers, herbs green onions and heirloom tomatoes from my school garden. Sunday the fishing stayed strong with the craw cranks. The last mile before Tomahawk my bites died off all together. We had a great time and the team at Tomahawk took very good care of us. Going to do the full trip from lake Springfield to Galena in the spring again.
  10. Friday, my 2 friends and I put in at about 8 am. Weather was great start to finish. Fishing was slow overall. Friday was especially difficult. We only managed 7 between us Friday. Some on jig n craw and the others on rebel brown crawdad. We floated past the Finley but camped before Hootentown. Dinner Friday was beef stroganoff with rotini pasta. Saturday fishing picked up. Same presentations but more lands on the craw cranks. Every color we had worked. We camped just past sighting hwy V. Dinner was fire pit roasted gyro meat and an udon noodle with peppers, herbs green onions and heirloom tomatoes from my school garden. Sunday the fishing stayed strong with the craw cranks. The last mile before Tomahawk my bites died off all together. We had a great time and the team at Tomahawk took very good care of us. Going to do the full trip from lake Springfield to Galena in the spring again. This post has been promoted to an article
  11. Not sure about camp spots but the Little River runs near Gatlinburg. Upper waters are mostly trout but there is some phenomenal smallmouth fishing on it closer to Knoxville. I love that river. Tons of great wading spots.
  12. I don't know but I always keep a lot of 1/8, 3/8 and 1/4 in my tackle sleeve.
  13. Those sliders look great! With those I'd just use a a swimbait jig head. I used to fish slider style all the time. I guess it is time to get back to em. Thanks The swimbaits we were using were the 3 and 4 inch storm wild eye. I didn't mention it the 1st post but red craw rattletrap caught some smallmouth as well. Good luck out there. I haven't floated since this trip and I don't think I'll be going any time soon. I will have to live vicariously through you.
  14. Good looking trip and great looking fish
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