Friday, December 19, 2008

Afternoon run 12/19/2008

Well I made a quick run down to Roaring River this afternoon. I got there about 11:30. There were maybe 30 fishermen on the river. I started down in the fly area. The river is running a little lower right now. The fish are doing the scatter moves. You cast around a group of fish and they scatter!!! There were three people down in the fly area. Not a lot of big fish down there. I caught five fish and went up around the lodge. Gary Bates was there. We talked a while. The fish were hungry up there. I started catching a lot of small ones which is still fun. About everywhere I stopped I caught a few fish. I went around by the falls and caught a bunch! I missed a hog big time. He swam right up and bit the Killer worm and I set the hook and nothing!!! Bummer!!! I ended up catching about 30+ fish and had a blast. The weather was nice for this time of year. 40'S and partly sunny. Sold two rods in two days. Thanks!!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Friday 5th RR

Went down to RR on Friday. Kind of dissapointing. Lots of kids in waiders walking around. The fish were shell shocked!!! The fly would hit the water and the fish would head for the hills!!!! Didn't make it down until 12:00. Had to work, bummer!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Great Day!!

Went down to Roaring River this morning with my two best friends. Pat my bro and Marshall. We had a blast!!!! We findly got tired of counting fish!! That's a great day when you get tired of catching but everyone knows that the catching is icing on the cake!! It was cool early but was not cold. It never changes on the Killer worm catch a ton! I caught 3 about 3lbs and Pat had one nice one and so did Marshall. Talked to Tim a minute and he wasn't kidding about using the big ugly flys!! He tied on a orange and white bouble bunnie and the bigger fish went crazy! This thing was 4 inches long!!!! Roaring River is still one of the prettest rivers anywhere. There were a lot of people fishing and walking around soaking up the beautiful day! Lot's of people asking about fishing regs. Fishing permit and trout stamp is all you need. The Good Lord has blessed us with a lot that we take for granite! Look around sometime and really look what we have and remember he's given this to us!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Well catch and release season finely opened last Friday. I had a great day to start. My first fish was a beautiful 5lb rainbow! I caught about 40fish in 4 hours and 7 of them were between 2lbs and 4lbs. Beautiful day weather wise. I used the Killer worm all day. This Friday I went down after I got off work at 11and got to fish a couple hours. Caught 21fish and had one 3lb and one 4lb fish. Met up with Gary Bates and got to see him land a nice 3lb fish. Last Friday I got to net a sweet 8lb rainbow for a gentalman from Pittsburg KS. He said that he had been fishing RR for 41years and findly caught a 3lb fish last summer. Well you beat that one by a ways!! My brother took my dad down last Monday morning and he said he stopped counting after 30fish. Killer worm is in deed a KILLER!!!! I'm posting a picture of one of the nice rainbows that I caught.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fishing Bennett Springs

Hey everyone,
It was a great weekend. I got to go up to Bennett Springs Saturday morning. I met Marshall and Mike at the Store about 7 and we were ready to go. We went up and started around the spring and the water was a little high but clear. It didn't look like there were too many fish in the river. No matter!!! I was fishing!!!! I fished around the spring for a while and then started my walk about. I ended up below the big bridge in the shallow swift water. I threw the Killer worm at them and they responded. Caught 25 till 10am. Fished it under a palsa about 3 feet and a small shot about 1foot above the Killer!! Went up to came and saw the rest of the Robbs and Watsons. It was great to see and talk to everyone!!! Ellen your growing up way too fast!!! Stewart your a wild man!!!! Cindy you haven't changed a bit!!!! Mike it was great to meet the rest of your family!!! Great bunch!!! It was a great weekend!!!! Fish Fun and home to my family!! Doesn't get any better than that!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lots of news

Well it's been an interesting week. I was ask to talk at the local Rotary lunch this week. I saw a lot of familiar faces and had a good time with them. They had a lot of great questions and I hope I got them the answered good enough.

I talked with a friend from St Louis also this week. He had a great trip to Bennett last week and did pretty well with tough conditions. He did quite well with the killer worm!! I hope to get to go down to Taney and visit with them at the end of the month.

That brings me to Taneycomo. The water is lower on Table Rock and that means FISHING!!!!! But of course I've got 8 rods to finish and I can't go!!! They have been catching a lot of nice fish.

Roaring River is still up and stained. They are turning loose some lunkers every Friday evening so if you want a shot at one be there Saturday morning!!!

Tight lines and smiles!!

Monday, September 29, 2008


It looks like they are drawing Taney down quick. I'm looking forward to going down and catching some big browns. Or fishing for them anyway!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

24" Brown Trout limit on Taneycomo

Hey everyone,
It's been a lot of water week!! Table Rock opened the gates for a little while and they will continue running 4 units for a while. There has been a good reaction to the blog on OAF about changing the length limit on Taneycomo to 24" for the brown trout. I hope everyone that can vote does. I've contacted the MDC and they are watching the reactions. I've contacted the Branson Chamber of Commerce and waiting on their reply. Wouldn't it be great to see huge Browns swimming around!! SWEET!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Well it looks like we are in for another month or so of 4 units from Table Rock! It came up 2 feet in a day this week. The fishing has been really good for a couple of weeks for the waders. Here around Mt Vernon got about 4" of rain. It was a nice 4" tho. Didn't come down all at once. We should have a really colorful fall this year with all the rain. Look out for Winter this year. The Almanac says it's going to be a wet one and COLD!! Yuck! I'll keep my waders ready to go at anytime!!!! Fight them fair!!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


This is my first live blog. I've talked to some friends that fished Taneycomo last week and they did very well! They said that there were a few nice Rainbows crusing around and they did notice a couple of pole breaker browns seen. They were tight lipped he said. It looks like it's going to be a great fall on Taney. I would look for fish to go close to 20lbs this fall with all the food available this Summer.
Smiles are free!

Friday, August 29, 2008

August 29, 2008

Well we are getting ready to go to see the Roberts. We will be gone until Monday evening. Hope everyone is fishing and catching!!! Taney rules!!!

My new blog

Here we go!