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January 1, 2007 Ozark Angler Get Together!


Gary Lange

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Like to thank Phil for the Web Site to begin with and thank everyone that came out today for making this the success that it was. We had a good deal of great dishes and the conversation flowed easily among the members.

I love these get togethers where you can share knowledge and experience with others that share a love of the outdoors and fishing. I was the Chicagoland Regional Coordinator for the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance before moving down to Missouri and I miss that part of my life just a little because I got to setup the outings for the year. I also started the Wed. Night Smallie Hunters too just to get people together and enjoying fishing and some great conversation.

This was a good time and we should do it again. Maybe not so much eating and more fishing.

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I have never seen so much food...and good stuff too. My hats off to all the chef's. Everything was perfect, even the weather cooperated despite the cold. It was good to put some names to faces of those that I had not met before. I agree with Leonard. This should at least be an annual event. That way I know where I will be each NYD. The fishing was good too. The trout were turned on when I hit the water about 6:45 this morning. I got to christen my little bargain basement fiberglass Eagle Claw. It was a great way to start the New Year. I want to, like we all do, thank Phil for providing the OAF members forum. Without it we would not become the fraternity that this place has afforded us.

Dano

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"from the laid back lane in the Arkansas Ozarks"

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I am going to go out on a limb here and say, what a great gathering. Weather was great, a little chilly at first, food was great, meeting everyone was great. I am ready for another one too. Thanks to everyone that brought food. It was really, really good.

Did everyone catch fish? LMW said he was using 10 second fuses, what ever that means. hahaha

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WOW , All i can stay is thanks for everything . The food was great, the company was outstanding. This has been the best New Years for my wife and I , Phil thanks for the forums and having a great place for all of us too fish. I hope everyone got home safe

Thanks again The Duckys John & Tami , and Devon

OH YEAH PS Next year Tami says she is bringing Veggies , Potato Salad wasnt enuff veggie for her LOL (shuuuuuu she's retarded) :lol:

Yikes!!! I Hate that warning horn

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Let's make one thing clear- you guys got this together... I just joined in. It was the best attended "get-together" we've ever had at the dam- 25-30 I think. The food and the fellowship was great- thanks!

There was a grill left at the pavilion- was that yours duckydoty? I can run up there tonight and get it- didn't know you left- didn't know what to do with it but I'd hate for you to lose it.

The fishing was slow for me late evening. But if I'd tied on a soft hackle earlier I'd done better. There was one guy across from #2 that was killing them- at least he was getting strikes almost every cast. I missed a dz strikes fishing a green brassie #18 soft hackle below #2 and landed one small rainbow. Caught one brown against the bank below #2 on a #20 marabou olice scud (Rader's).

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Hey Phil and gang,

Was a great time. Good people, good eats, good times. Enjoyed visiting with each of you.

I fished 1:30-5:00. I watched people from the pavillion all day catch alot of fish. I was finally exced to go but things were slower than expected. A full house allowed me a spot for a short time above chute 2. I picked up two stockers with a tan scud. Then things slowed down more until I finally picked up three more at the end of the stretch after 4:00.I caught them with a small whote wooly bugger with pearl sparkle braid body. I missed alot of strike while stripping that little bugger. Any advise form you stripping experts would be appreciated.

Leaonard, those sawhorses were awesome.

Thanks everybody.....Don

Don May

I caught you a delicious bass.

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