Want some vacation ideas, new daydreams, and coldwater fishing how-to and where-to? We are the new Co-Editors of Southern Trout‘s Ozark Edition, a free online magazine about fly fishing the Ozarks and the surrounding area. Regular Continue reading →
Despite the disappointment of taken to the cleaners in a rootwad by a big largemouth bass, the evening gave us constant action from several minnow chasers. Size 8 streamers fished at 2 to 4 feet near wood structure outfished Continue reading →
Overcast skies and calm waters earlier this week saw large schools of the recent spawn of multiple species swimming near the surface in the covers of our favorite reservoir. Gamefish were holding in 2 to 4 feet of water Continue reading →
A tan size-2 Diving Frog resurfaced from a leg-kicking strip that provoked a wake-producing swirl. After several seconds of lying motionless, a subtle twitch resulted in a violent strike. The hookset sent the 13-inch smallmouth bass into a series Continue reading →
Two factors must be considered when fishing for summer largemouth bass. First, sunlight penetration eliminates many bass locations; concentrate your fishing efforts on shaded areas, periods of low light or deep structure. Second, food is so readily available that our Continue reading →
We posted a previously-published but timely article on our “Articles” page. It’s bass fishing time, but rains have really frustrated every angler’s objective. We offer some suggestions to help warmwater fly fishers cope with muddy water. Click on articles and enjoy!
Flooding still prohibits fishing and reservoirs remain high here. Ponds are full and clearing, which offers the best fishing option. Casts into pockets in the weedline with size-10 yellow Bully’s Bluegill Spiders were vigorously attacked by brightly-colored males to Continue reading →
We posted “Springtime Success On Public Ponds” to our Articles page. Public ponds here in Missouri offer some outstanding fishing due to good management and public approval. We hope your public waters produce some great fish for you this season. Continue reading →