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  1. 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.
  2. Once again the creeper invasion has begun at lake Taneycomo. I first noticed it on Monday, and now by Thursday it is getting into full swing. They appear out of nowhere . They can show up either on the upstream or downstream side and sometimes even directly across the creek from you. Their common goal is to fish the exact same water that you are already fishing, at the exact same time. They make a cast and take a step towards you, remain there for a few minutes, and then repeat. Before you know it you are accidentally smacking them in the forehead with a seven foot rod. And finally you have to call them out. Most mumble a few cuss words and continue to do what they are doing . At that point I usually get tangled in their line or hook their boot on a drift or two. Have you ever got to watch a grown man try to remove a hook from his boot while standing in waist deep water? So it goes at Missouri's newest trout park.
  3. Here are a couple more from today
  4. Please explain the new strain of browns. I assume you are talking something different from trips.
  5. Yep just around the bend downstream from outlet 1. It weighed 6.9 lb.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. That pipe has caused you so much grief that I think you should officially put a name on it. In the future we will refer to it as such.
  9. Toad strangler started about 4 o'clock in branson. Eased off a bit but still raining. Looks like it might skip just to the south of you at bssp.
  10. A few male browns were on the move. We saw no more than 2 or 3 a day. What I thought was unusual, we caught several small female browns. They usually don't show up until after the pre - spawn ritual put on by the males.
  11. 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.
  12. Sandy and I have fished 6 days in the past 2 weeks. The fish that we are catching are in great shape. They are strong, hard fighting, and will splash water in your face when released. Lets hope this trend continues. Thanks for the update Phil.
  13. 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.
  14. Sounds like you ran into one of Doug's buddies. One of the local experts that says, you can't be catching more fish than me. It is not allowed. How about some info on that large rainbow you had hooked. Doug said it was big.
  15. A rare occurrence from last October.
  16. Glad you tracked him down and glad he is ok. I have to give credit to Mrs Laker, She tracked down the info.
  17. In general chat,may 2020, topic is called "Rebel like his dad". He and his wife Oneshot 1 we think, are talking about their son Travis Zarechi, who lives in springfield. You might go back in the archives and read the conversation. Also see Barnhouse baseball, and Barnhouse Bingo in springfield.
  18. First got the idea by watching 3 guys from KC using spinning rods and those big ole lighted crappie or catfish floats. Bought some light sticks and indicators from walmart, drilled a bigger hole, and painted the indicator black to cut down on the glare. All you could see was about an 1/8th inch of light on each end. Jeff Duclos used some nylon tubing to attach the lighted part to his leader. I recall fishing with Ryne on occasion. I remember running into him one evening right after he had caught a nice 7lber. I first started fishing at night back in the 70's. Dave Betherem from springfield, a local nicknamed "Doc", and myself were about the only fly rodders after dark. Lots of bait fishermen and lots of huge stringers of trout taken out. In the mid 2000's is when the night time crowds over flowed the water that we had to fish. 50 guys on Saturday night was not uncommon.
  19. From no trebles to no outlet fishing. That is fine and dandy if the water is off. But why handicap the handicap ? We keep having this same discussion on outlets. Don't take away my, and several others only option. More than likely this will be my last season.
  20. Yes, it is a tool for control and not weighing . Use it to weigh the fish in the net and subtract net weight.
  21. You wouldn't say that if you owned a boga and a small boot.
  22. It's a shame that the boga grip manufacturer have never given the proper instructions for using a boga grip. I have used one for years . Like most things, there is a proper way.
  23. Do you recall when most of the guides from taneycomo were using the photo tank to show off their catches? Well, maybe not Bill Babbler, his kind of hung out on both ends. Corky and I could not afford one of the store bought ones, so we made our own. This is one of our photo tank catches.
  24. It is a sad state of affairs most times at the outlet. One guy snags a fish in the tail, and the guy beside him wants to know what fly that he caught it on. What really upsets the experts is when my wife pulls a 7 lb fish out from under them. That will send them home talking to themselves. You got the right idea Jesters, just keep night fishing, trust me I would still be doing it if my health allowed me to.
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