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Trip today with John and Liv!

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John caught a window to go fish today, and I'm glad I got to spend time with him and his daughter Liv again while they were here in MO.

We had been texting throughout the week and finally settled on the current River as our destination.

Me and the kiddo Departed the house around 430 this morning and hit down to Baptist around 7.  We walked down in front of the bathrooms and Kierstin caught a really pretty rainbow on her second or third cast.

Sadly for the rest of us that would be the first and last trout caught on this short morning trip...

We went up to Parker hollow and John showed me some great looking water.  Only thing I caught was the far bank, and rained down tackle and jigs like I was burning money lol.

Had some nice follows, and a few bumps.  Caught a shad and some other chub looking fish that John said would make Ham jealous lol...

We had a BBQ we had to get to today so we Departed around 1030 to get back home in time...

As always the girls had a blast together.  Liv was chasing micros and catching them by hand too!  Hopefully John can add his perspective too! 

Even though fish didn't cooperate, had a great time with great company!






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           I had been getting updated from the Folly guy about your trip :) ,


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I bought 10 acres across the street. We are moving my wife’s parents up from East Texas so we can help them as they get older.

we cut in a track for the dwelling and a driveway. Not a full lumberjack day. Probably only 10-15 trees and most of those small. 

Two more trees to take down and some clean up work today. We made a lot of progress though. 

Every Saint has a past, every Sinner has a future. On twitter @Ham66

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17 hours ago, JestersHK said:

John caught a window to go fish today, and I'm glad I got to spend time with him and his daughter Liv again while they were here in MO.

 Caught a shad and some other chub looking fish....



It's no wonder there are constant discussions about shad being north of this latitude etc. when folks can't id fish :o! I did think that it was pretty funny when Kierstin would look at me astonished when I looked at her dad's fish and said that's a largescale stoneroller or a striped shiner ;)!

I'm glad that she caught that rainbow. congrats to her! Cause once she and Livie got after the micros or seeing what they could catch with their hands (imagine that) neither one really fished too hard for trout. They both had a great time. Livie I know caught at least three of the "ones with lipstick on.." a fish that today still alludes @BilletHead, but @Ham would know that as a bleeding shiner. 

I did not purposefully fish for micros when we were fishing with DJ and Kierstin. I fished jerkbaits for browns. However, it seems like I can't help myself since my only fish caught while with them was this sculpin. Now this guy actually had the hook in it's mouth :rolleyes:.

Curent sculpin - 01Sep18.jpg

It was a tough day. I do feel bad for being such a crappy guide for both of them. We had a fish follow baits but not commit. Fished some unproductive areas a bit too long and ran out of time. Never got up to the water that I had hoped to fish yesterday since it was well upstream from where we were. But looking at the water we did fish, should have been more successful.

PH Hole (2) - 01Sep18.jpg

After they headed off to their BBQ, Livie and I did fish Montauk. She got her fill of sculpins, I finally started breaking in the new 6' Airstream. First fish was a bluegill, then a longear sunfish, an Ozark sculpin and I did eventually catch a rainbow trout on a white microjig :D!

Montauk rainbow - 01Sep18.jpg

We only stayed about two hours after leaving DJ and Kierstin. Had to head home and work on the last of our packing :mellow:. DJ thanks for getting down to fish with us. I appreciate you taking the time. I will also have to let you know how I do with the contents of your special delivery ;).

Hope to get back down to this stretch of the Current again some time in the future. So many memories and so many trout, but that may have to be a different post.

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