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

2018 MTFA Derby

By Bob Randall on Monday, May 21st, 2018 in Fishing Trip, Social Events, State Council, No Comments


The MTFA State Council Derby went off pretty well. This was the 72nd annual Derby. We had a little rain, but I didn’t see anybody melt. Fortunately, the rain held off while we were cooking fish in hot oil. We were able to serve up the food for Saturday night’s picnic without getting wet. I […]


12/29/2017, Bennett Spring just above freezing

By Bob Randall on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 in Fishing Trip, Flies, No Comments


I am happy to report that the line did not freeze to the guides and my reel never froze up.  Larry Olson and I took advantage of our last opportunity to fish in 2017.  There were more people there than we expected but we didn’t have to crowd anybody.  We each caught a few.  Most […]


A Hero

By Bob Randall on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 in Fishing Trip, No Comments


Not every hero is human or even supernatural.  I say they can be individuals of other species if they possess an admirable trait.  One of my heroes is a Bennett Spring trout.  He saw what he wanted and he went for it.  I appreciate enthusiasm.  He failed to achieve his goal so he went back […]


Club fishing outing to Roaring River SP, first day of C&R season

By Bob Randall on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 in Fishing Trip, No Comments


Great day, good fishing.  Attending:  Howard Hawkins, Harry Morgan, Matthew Peet, John Bush, Ron Ward, Dick Solomon, and myself.  There was a special appearance at lunch time of the David Cook, the Kansas City chapter president.  David is also a Branson chapter member.  He said there were about 10 MTFA-KC members down stream fishing and […]


Guided Trip on Lake Taneycomo

By Bob Randall on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 in Fishing Trip, No Comments


It was a cool, overcast, mostly still day with no water running on Lake Taneycomo on 11.6.2017.  What wind there was came mostly from the east.  You know the old saying, “the fish bite least when the wind’s in the east”.  My son, Craig Randall, and I took a guided fishing trip that day with River […]


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 […]


June 10 upcoming Float Trip on James River

By Bob Randall on Monday, May 29th, 2017 in Fishing Trip, Social Events, No Comments


We’ll be floating/fishing from the Delaware Town Access between Nixa and Clever down to the take out at Shelvin Rock Access on Saturday, June 10. We’ll meet at Shelvin Rock to drop off our take out vehicles and then convoy up to Delaware Town to launch. Last year we did the Shelvin Rock to Hootentown […]