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Clark “Cheech” Pierce’s Mongrel Meat

Posted by Phil Lilley on November 23rd, 2014

by Brian Wise

A super meaty articulated streamer from Cheech Pierce….pun intended. read more…

2014 Montauk C/R Opening

Posted by Darrell Bentley on November 14th, 2014


Opening day Catch & Release season At Montauk. About 80 anglers braved the below freezing temps to come out and play with the trout today. read more…

Hatchery tricks brown trout to swim upstream to yield next generation of fish

Posted by Phil Lilley on November 14th, 2014

shepherd of the hills hatchery

It was a beast of a trout that Scott Sandusky of Arnold hauled out of Lake Taneycomo in 2009.

Weighing 28 pounds 12 ounces, his big brown trout still holds the Missouri record.

His fish — and thousands more — got their start as tiny orange globs of hand-collected fish eggs in the chilly tanks at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery where some 60,000 brown trout and 1.2 million rainbow trout are raised each year at the base of Table Rock Dam. read more…

Ham’s Bull Shoals fishing report

Posted by Phil Lilley on November 13th, 2014

ham bs report

I hemmed and hawed, but finally decided the White River Zig Jig deal was not doable in the wind we had.I needed to be back in town for 1730 and would rather have fished the White. So, I got a little bit of a late start, but I finally manned up and made it on the water about 0915. Wind was awful and the wind chill was nasty cold. I had a fair amount of clothing on, but more would have been better. I launched at Pontiac knowing the ramp was protected from a north wind. read more…

Lilleys’ Lake Taneycomo fishing report

Posted by Phil Lilley on November 13th, 2014

Fall Taneycomo Lookout

Yes, it’s cold here on Lake Taneycomo this morning. The Ozarks isn’t sheltered from the cold arctic air that blew in last night across the Midwest. While warmwater fish like bass and crappie might become dormant as it gets cooler, trout thrive on cold. It’s just hard on us anglers, right?! read more…

Z-Man Fishing Products’ BatwingZ

Posted by Ned Kehde on November 13th, 2014


Z-Man Fishing Products didn’t create its BatwingZ for Midwest finesse anglers. In the minds and eyes of its designers, it was created for anglers such as Stephen Browning of Hot Springs, Arkansas, who has competed in Bassmaster tournament circuits since 1995, as well as other tournament venues for years on end.

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Bentley’s Current River Report

Posted by Phil Lilley on November 11th, 2014

current river report

I have been very slack on reports this season on the Blue Ribbon section of the Current River. Because I just have not spent time on it this season. The water level is extremely low and clear plus the fishing pressure has been heavy. But I found time Friday to spend about 3 hours fishing from Tan Vat both in the first hole above and two sections below. read more…

Return to Crane Creek

Posted by Phil Lilley on November 3rd, 2014

Chance Maxwell~~ It had been over a year since I had been on the creek but after the rain event we got a few weeks back, I couldn’t resist so a buddy and me snuck over to check on the McClouds. The rain event definitely moved some gravel around. Changed some holes for the better and some for the worse. The RR trestle is totally backed up again with driftwood. Overall, the creek got a much needed flush and looked amazing! read more…