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

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 […]


Belize Trip by Mike Kidd

By Bob Randall on Monday, February 25th, 2019 in Fishing Trip, No Comments


Ron Ward and I went with Bill Shank to Belize and had a great time catching bone fish.  These fish are strong and peel line off of the reels when hooked.   The lodge where we stayed served very good food and the rooms were nice.  Our wives went on this trip and while they didn’t […]


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 […]