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Missouri Blue Ribbon Trout Slam by John Bush

By Bob Randall on Thursday, December 31st, 2020 in Fishing reports, Fishing Trip, No Comments


A couple of months back, Mike Kidd from the MTFA Branson chapter sent out a message about the Missouri Blue Ribbon Trout Slam. I’m always interested in finding new places to fish, and especially those that are a little less crowded so this sounded like something that would be enjoyable to do. A blue ribbon […]


Steelhead in Missouri

By Bob Randall on Sunday, January 12th, 2020 in Fishing reports, Nature, No Comments


Kim Schultz recommended a program topic of “Best Steelhead Waters in Missouri”. I thought he was kidding or maybe testing me to see if I really read the program topic suggestions on the membership applications. I emailed him a message that was something like, “What are ya, nuts?” and “The closest place for steelhead to […]


Winter Solstice

By Bob Randall on Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 in Fishing reports, No Comments


I went fishing at Bennett Spring State Park to celebrate the winter solstice yesterday.  I managed to slice my finger open with a filet knife while rummaging around in my fishing gear box.  Yes, it’s catch and release season but I store the knife there and it had slipped out of it’s sheath.  Another fisherman […]


04/01/2018, Fishing Report from Kerry Evans

By Bob Randall on Sunday, April 1st, 2018 in Fishing reports, No Comments


Spent eight days at a vacation home at Belle, MO with the family, including my son from Calgary and his family. Place had a nice pond in the back yard. About an acre plus. Yesterday. I caught 42 fish. 30 crappie, eight bluegill and four bass. I am attaching some pix from the first day […]


6/10/2017, James River Float Trip

By Bob Randall on Friday, June 16th, 2017 in Fishing reports, Fishing Trip, Nature, Social Events, No Comments


Text by John Bush: On Saturday, June 10th, Harry Morgan, John Dozier, and John Bush got together to float the James River from the Delaware town access down to Shelvin Rock. The water level was almost perfect, and the river had cleared up a lot from the rains. The temperature wasn’t bad most of the […]