Fishing reports Archives - Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association - Springfield Chapter

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 […]


01/21/2017 Roaring River State Park club fishing outing

By Bob Randall on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 in Fishing reports, Fishing Trip, Social Events, Uncategorized, No Comments


Seven of us went to Roaring River State Park Saturday during the catch and release season.  It was a beautiful day but the fishing was mixed.  Attending was John Bush, Dick Solomon, Larry Olson, Dan Ditzler, Chuck Penland, Chuck’s guest, Mike, and myself.  Dan was sporting a brand new split bamboo rod, fished for the […]


01/02/2017 Bennett Spring fishing

By Bob Randall on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 in Fishing reports, Flies, No Comments


Larry Olson and I went to Bennett Spring State Park on Monday, the 2nd. Arrived about 9 and went to the area between the spring creek and the raceways. As we were getting ready midges were flying all around us. I would say they were about a size 32 hook size. We both tied on […]


12-06-2016 Branson meeting, a good one!

By Bob Randall on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 in Branson, Fishing reports, Meetings, No Comments


Well, all I can say if you missed the meeting at the Lion’s Club Hall of the Branson MTFA – you missed a Great one. Caroline Parker from River Run Outfitters, told us where to fish, when the water is running and when it is not running. She showed and talked about the flies that […]