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Stacey the Jika Rig King

Posted by Ned Kehde on October 17th, 2012

During the second week in July, we posted a report on the Finesse News Network that caught the attention of Stacey King of Reeds Spring, Missouri.

The gist of the report was that an angler from St. Louis was using a jika rig, as well as one of the standard Midwest finesse rigs, to inveigle an impressive array of largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass from the confines of Table Rock Lake, which is King’s home waterway. read more…


Spring River fishing report

Posted by Mark Crawford on October 17th, 2012

Water levels are running at 243 cfs at the spring and water clarity has been clear. Over the last week the fishing has been excellent on overcast, cloudy days and tuff on really nice sunny days. Y2k’s, snails and olive woolies have been the hot flies this week. Red and hot pink trout magnets are working great with spinning rods. This week the leaves have begun to fall and on windy days can be a problem when they cover the river. Just remember the leaves sometimes have ants and bugs on them. If you see trout that look like they are feeding on the leaves, then they are probably eating ants on the leaves.

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What I carry in my fishing vest

Posted by John Berry on October 17th, 2012

Possibly the most unique piece of equipment used by fly fishers is the fishing vest. In this sport, we literally wear our tackle box. While many anglers carry their gear in a chest pack or fanny pack, most wear a vest. I wear mine on my wade fishing trips and carry it on the back of my seat when I am in the boat. I know that, whatever the problem I encounter on stream, there is a solution in one of the many pockets on my vest. The fishing vest that we use is credited to the immortal Lee Wulff, possibly the most influential angler this sport has ever seen. read more…


Berry’s White River fishing report, October 18

Posted by John Berry on October 17th, 2012

During the past week, we have had several rain events (over three inches in Cotter), cool temperatures and heavy winds. Fall is here and all of the lakes are up a bit as a result of recent rains. The lake level at Bull Shoals Dam rose one tenth of a foot to rest at six and four tenths feet below power pool of 654.00 feet. This is forty seven and four tenths feet below the top of flood pool.

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Babin’s October Newsletter

Posted by Larry Babin on October 17th, 2012

Fall in the Ozarks has to be the most beautiful season although each has advantages. The leaves are changing, the temperatures are falling, and the bite is heating up. read more…


Lake Taneycomo, short report

Posted by Phil Lilley on October 13th, 2012

Got out this afternoon for a few hours. Wind out of the south about 15, party cloudy. Wanted to try scuds against the bluff bank below Lookout. Started across from the tennis courts. Not one bite for the first hour using a brown “mink” scud. Switched to a gray “peppy” scud and picked one up immediately. Using a #12 3769 hook, weighted under a float 30 inches. Dragging it from the bank out. It swallowed the scud so lost it. Next rainbow (video) took another peppy scud, this time it was tied on a 200r #14 hook, wire segmented. Lost that scud too. read more…


Ozark Trout Bum, October 2012 Podcast

Posted by Steve Brigman on October 11th, 2012

We hit the road in October, with a visit to Montauk State Park, Mo., for a Healing Waters fundraiser. Then we head down to the Fly Fishing Fair in Mountain Home, Ark. We ran into a lot of friends and talked a lot of trout fishing with Mark Van Patten, Tom Timmerberg, Chris Short and Lori Sloas. And as always, John Berry offers up another Strategy for Success. Tom Goodwin,vice president of conservation for the Southern Council of Fly Fishers, joins us for Focus on Conservation.


Berry’s White River fishing report, October 11

Posted by John Berry on October 11th, 2012

During the past week, we have had a minor rain event, cooler temperatures and moderate winds. Fall is here. The lake level at Bull Shoals Dam rose six tenths of a foot to rest at six and three tenths feet below power pool of 654.00 feet. This is forty seven and three tenths feet below the top of flood pool.

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