Good article about catch and release techniques as related to fish survival. I have permission from the author, Jeff Rivera, to post it. https://agreateroutdoors.com/blogs/news/catch-and-release-fishing-best-practices-for-handling-fish Here are the bullet points: Use Barbless Hooks or Bend Down Your Barbs Don’t Drag Your Fish Onto Land or Across Rocks… Wet Your Hands and Use a Proper Net (some […]
Blog - Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association - Springfield Chapter
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 […]
The closest place to Springfield to fish for steelhead is at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore between Gary, Indiana and Michigan City, Indiana. I had known about it for some time but just couldn’t muster the determination to try it out. One day, my fishing buddy Larry Olson said that a bucket list item for him […]
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 […]
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If you want to learn how to caught fish like the one Dave Tucker has in his hand, go to PDF Downloads and eBooks in PDF format on this web site. There you can read the article and even download it to your phone or computer.
The one thing that most of us agreed upon yesterday, 1/6/2018, was that size matters. Go small. Even a large fish will take a tiny insect, lots of them. I had previously believed that a size 20 fly was the smallest I could tie or attempt to attach to a tippet on a regular basis. Now […]
Ice. It was literally freezing at Roaring River Saturday morning. John Bush had offered some magic formulla to put onto my fly line guides but I declined. Later, while fishing, I discovered ice on the forward guide on my rod. I occasionally felt what seemed like ice cystals on my line and once, I was […]
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 […]