November 2016 - Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association - Springfield Chapter

2/06/2016 Branson Meeting and Christmas Party

By Bob Randall on Monday, November 21st, 2016 in Meetings, Social Events, No Comments

The next Branson meeting will be on December 6, 2016. We will be meeting at the Lions Club Building, located at 1015 East State Highway 76. We will gather at 6:00 pm for fly tying and fish stories. Our program will be Carolyn Parker from River Run Outfitters. We will also be having a Christmas Party […]

11/18/2016, Roaring River fishing adventure

By Bob Randall on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 in Fishing reports, Fishing Trip, Fishing Wisdom, Flies, No Comments

Remember that it’s catch and release season in our state trout parks.  Special regulations apply.  Six of us went on the first cold, blustery day of this fall/winter season to Roaring River State Park.  We’re tough!  From Branson we had Fred Lauher and Ron  Ward.  From Springfield it was Dennis Stead, Rick Merritt, John Bush, […]

01/14/2017, MTFA-KC Winter Fishing Trip to Taneycomo

By Bob Randall on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 in Fishing Trip, Social Events, No Comments

Kansas City Chapter of MTFA plans a winter trip to Branson in January to fish Taneycomo. Weather permitting they are scheduled to fish on January 14th and 15th. Plan on meeting at the shelter house below the dam, behind the Shepard of the Hill Hatchery close to outlet #2 around 9:30 AM. Get your cold […]

11/09/2016 Trout vote

By Bob Randall on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 in Conservation, Fishing Wisdom, No Comments

I have a couple of college degrees in biology. It doesn’t make me smart but it has made me think. I once said to the professor who called himself “Mr. Bird and Mammal of the Pacific Northwest” (Earl Larrison at the U of Idaho) while observing a couple of owl chicks in a nest that […]

11/05/2016 Fishing at Stockton Lake

By Bob Randall on Sunday, November 6th, 2016 in Fishing reports, No Comments

November 5, 2016. We had hoped to fish for trout at Jolly Mill/Capps Creek Conservation Area but a maintenance project at that location caused us to reconsider. So instead, nine of us went fishing at Stockton Lake where Hwy CC crosses the lake. If we had been able to plan our trip based on the […]

11/03/2016 Fly casting practice

By Bob Randall on Friday, November 4th, 2016 in Meetings, No Comments

Casting practice is important.  You can spend hours practicing on the lawn and fish better, or you can practice your cast on the water and scare the fish.  Last night at the beginning of our meeting Kim Schultz, a certified fly casting instructor, gave some of our other members tips about their casting techniques.  It […]