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Posted by Phil Lilley on November 10th, 2012
Steve Dickey says fly fishing is still “excellent” which I concur. Midge fly fishing is off the chart. Mornings and evening and even during the day trout are eating hatching midges and are being caught on zebra midges. Hear his report by clicking here and downloading this mp3 file.
Posted by Ned Kehde on November 2nd, 2012
After we posted the blog on Oct. 8 regarding Stacey King’s accomplishments with the jika rig, several members of the Finesse News Network who had experienced poor results with it said that they were going to give the jika rig another fling. And some FNN members who hadn’t used it said that King’s successes with it had motivated them to give it a whirl. read more…
Posted by Ned Kehde on November 1st, 2012
The legendary Guido Hibdon of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, recently obtained his United States Coast Guard guiding license, which allows him to return to his family’s roots as a multispecies guide on the Lake of the Ozarks. Guido’s guiding lineage extends across many decades. In fact, his grandfather guided anglers on the Osage River in the 1920s, and after Bagnell Dam impounded the Osage River in 1931, creating the Lake of the Ozarks, Guido’s father guided on it until he died. Guido’s brothers were also guides. read more…
Posted by John Berry on November 1st, 2012
When I first started fishing our local streams over thirty years ago, the first thing that I noticed, were the unique White River Jon boats that were used here by the bait fishermen. Back then fly fishers just wade fished on low water. Over the years fly fishing guides and anglers developed techniques to fly fish higher flows from these Jon boats. Back then they were all narrow green Shawnees. I always thought they had a grace and beauty about them with their long lines and shallow draft. Their small motors were perfect for navigating our rivers. They have been developed over the years locally to suit our river conditions. They handle high or low water with ease and are very comfortable. read more…
Posted by John Berry on November 1st, 2012
Posted by John Neporadny, Jr. on November 1st, 2012
The Gravois arm of the Lake of the Ozarks has plenty of options for bass anglers, but its creeks offer the best action in the fall. “The back ends of all the major feeder creeks—Gravois, Little Gravois, Indian Creek, Soap Creek and Mill Creek–really load up with shad in the late fall and when the shad move shallow the bass come in with them,” says Scott Pauley, a tournament angler formerly from Eldon, MO. read more…
Posted by Phil Lilley on November 1st, 2012
Fishing — and catching — on Lake Taneycomo lately has been awfully good, according to our guides and most of anglers we talk to. Generation has been unpredictable, running some days and not running other days with no real pattern. I’d normally advise checking the Southwest Power Administration site but be warned . . . the generation schedule has been wrong at least two days in the last week. Our water temperature is an amazing 47 degrees. I say amazing because it has stayed around 47 for almost three months. Normally our water temperature from Table Rock Lake rises into the mid 50’s in the fall, but that just hasn’t happened. Dissolved oxygen levels seem to be very good, too, since our trout are fighting just as hard as they normally fight in the winter and spring. read more…
Posted by Mark Crawford on October 30th, 2012
Water levels are running at 430 cfs at the spring and water clarity is clear. With such clear water we are having lately, we have been using 5x tippet with mayfly and caddis nymphs. And the hot fly last week was a snail pattern. And of course Y2k’s will put numbers on the board. With spin fishers, hot pink and purple haze trout magnets and black rooster tails have been hot. The leaves falling into the river is pretty much over and with cold weather just around the corner, some of the hottest fishing on the Spring River is on the way.