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Lake Norfork Report 7/22/2106

Posted by Phil Lilley on July 22nd, 2016

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ANOTHER GOOD DAY ON NORFORK WE CAUGHT A LIMIT OF STRIPERS EARLY IN THE MORNING THAN WE WENT AFTER WALLEYE UP SHALLOW . AS YOU CAN SEE IN PHOTO WE HAD A GREAT DAY ON CATCHING WALLEYE ON THE BINKS SPOON.
BEST SIZE 1 OZ FOR THE STRIPERS AND 1/2 OZ FOR THE WALLEYE
BEST COLOR MANY SHAD SPOON FOR THE STRIPERS AND WHITE WITH RED HEAD FOR THE WALLEYE
BEST PLACE STRIPERS MAIN LAKE OPEN WATER BEST PLACE WALLEYE BACK IN CREEK ON BRUSH PILES.
BEST TIME 5.30 AM TO 9.00 AM
BEST DEPTH STRIPERS 35 FEET TO 65 FEET WALLEYE 28 FEET TO 38 FEET
KEEP IT SIMPLE
DROP A SPOON
BINK


James River: Personal Best Below Springfield Dam

Posted by Phil Lilley on July 21st, 2016

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Got off work earlier than usual tonight, so I decided to go poke around Lake Springfield. Boy, am I glad I made that decision! I wasn’t expecting much, just wanted to get my mind off some things, and it was well worth it. I fished along with a ned rig for a bit, couple of bites, pulled in one very small bass, but surprisingly little action. So I decided to change it up. read more…


Table Rock Lake: July 20 on the Upper End

Posted by Phil Lilley on July 21st, 2016

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Went out at 6 AM. I came back in at Noon. Water temp 88.  I fished seriously for the entire 6 hours. I caught two keeper spots by accident, and another jumped off. I targeted walleye and caught one 24 inch fish that weighed close to 4 pounds. read more…


Elevenpoint River: July 13-14 Fishing report

Posted by Phil Lilley on July 19th, 2016

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We’ve been waiting all summer for the river level to fall in the 800-900 cfs range. Me and a buddy put in at Whitten on Wed late afternoon and fished the stretch from Tumbling Shoals back to Whitten. Bites were slow and fish were peckish – had to be ready to pull the trigger as we were only going to get one shot at the nibblers. Buddy landed a 16″ after about an hour. Action picked up after about 6:30. Ended up with 2 nice fish a piece in 14-16 range. read more…


James River: Nice trip but short

Posted by Phil Lilley on July 19th, 2016

Last Tuesday (07-12-16) at this time my son and I were floating from Hootentown to Ponce. Gage height at Galena was about 4.6 and the water had a nice emerald color. We got on the water about 7:30 and I had my first smallmouth at 7:45. We got in about two hours of fishing and then the rain started. We waited for about an hour of what we thought was a little squaw passing through but that wasn’t the case. So we started paddling for the take out (wasn’t sure how fast the river would change, it was raining hard). However, fishing was great with plenty of action. Caught  several smallies in the 12″ range, one 16″er, a nice little fat largemouth, some rockbass and a catfish all on a Square Bill 1.0. Really enjoyed this short float and will make a point to get back to it. Here are some pics for your viewing pleasure. read more…


Gasconade River: Finally got to Fish with Mr Mitch Fields

Posted by Phil Lilley on July 19th, 2016

We met up around 7 and fished the Gasconade this morning. Things started off a bit slow, but we figured out what they wanted soon enough and things picked up. Mitch is a master with a crankbait and I enjoyed watching him go to work with them. I definitely learned a few things watching him today. read more…


Strip Pit Report

Posted by Phil Lilley on July 19th, 2016

A friend of mine, familiar with the strip pits, led me on a fun trip this weekend. We lugged our kayaks through 200 yards of thick brush to an isolated pit that looked very fishy Friday evening. I pulled in the only fish Friday, a 5 pound channel cat that hit a topwater lure.  read more…


Table Rock Lake: But I caught two more than he did

Posted by Phil Lilley on July 19th, 2016

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Gotta love it when they start beating you like a drum.  15 1/2″ on a golden rule. Not his record crappie, but close.  But I caught two more than he did.  Had to stop when the ocean waves picked up. Guess we will need to get out at 4 a.m. next time. The 18 we caught were all released to fight another day.  Too hot to clean fish.