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Quick Report -- 08/15/11


Kevin B.

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Enjoyed an overcast morning and put in at Mount Shira at about 9:00 on Monday. First observation is that apparently the people who partied there the night before need a serious lesson in cleaning up after themselves. Got the yak in the water and paddled upstream a little bit past the little gravel bar leading to Eagle's Nest and spent awhile fishing the deeper shoreline with plastic worm and lizards making multiple drifts through that stretch. Nothing earth shattering with a few rock bass and smaller smallmouth. Also spent some time in the section between Shady Beach and the Eagle's Nest gravel bar and managed one smallie that had at least gotten out of preschool. As the sun started coming out shortly after noon I decided it was time to call it a day. Nothing to write home about, but a fun way to spend the morning and get in my first fishing trip on my new toy.

My final observation as I was getting ready to leave is that the kayak certainly seems a lot heavier loading it back on the van AFTER fishing than it does when you load it to GO fishing.

Kevin

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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -- Mark Twain

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Sorry you had to witness the trash, but you can't escape it on the Elk. :pissed-off: The hardest part of the learning curve for me in the yak was positioning to get into the right spot to fish. It comes with practice like anything else I suppose. Sounds like a good trip though!

"you can always beat the keeper, but you can never beat the post"

There are only three things in life that are certain : death, taxes, and the wind blowing at Capps Creek!

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My final observation as I was getting ready to leave is that the kayak certainly seems a lot heavier loading it back on the van AFTER fishing than it does when you load it to GO fishing.

Kevin

Yep that plastic is heavy...That is why I built this 15' 33 lb.der

http://ozarkanglers.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=29804

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