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    by Published on 08-09-2011 12:27 PM
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    Fickle, maddening, enticing, alluring.....the big river. As Jeepster reported earlier this river gives up spectacular ...
    by Published on 07-08-2011 08:02 AM  Number of Views: 3637 
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    A co-worker popped into my office a few weeks ago to let me know that my presence would be required at a meeting in Fountain ...
    by Published on 05-30-2011 10:14 PM  Number of Views: 3517 
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    Sometimes life throws you curve balls you can’t hit and the world just seems to be a joke I don’t get. My personal life has been in a shambles lately and I don’t seem to have the ability or capability to change it. I actually caught myself driving down the road on a beautiful early summer morning, headed out on a fishing trip, thinking about my marital options and solutions and realized that I was so very sad that tears were rolling slowly out of my eyes, of course I blamed it on the sun and the wind since the top was down but even I couldn’t convince myself that was really it, I was actually crying. Well after making a few indelicate and certainly not politically correct remarks about what lingerie I must be wearing and a stern “get your shit together” lecture I shifted my thoughts to my “home waters” which fortunately for me I was actually in route to. It had been way to long since I had visited my old friend and we all know that the special bond with your home water is something that always makes you feel better. As I came over the next hill top and dropped down into the valley I couldn’t help but smile at the towering ridges which shown in a shadowy blue relief against the mid morning summer haze. I could see the heat shinning through the distance, even though it was not quite yet June. My face actually broke into a smile as I crossed the river for the first time and realized that it was running at a perfect depth and with just a very, very light shade of color which those of us who fish her regularly, know always makes the fishing better than normal. ...
    by Published on 05-10-2011 02:06 PM  Number of Views: 4887 
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    I took a trip to my favorite destination a few months early this year. Normally I go up every summer. Playing ...
    by Published on 04-21-2011 02:47 PM  Number of Views: 4621 
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    Earlier this month a local guide shared an idea that I thought had merit. He proposed a challenge to catch wild trout from 5 out of 8 Missouri wild trout streams. Sounded like a more than adequate excuse to head off again to the Ozark's for a spring weekend. I called Randy to see if he was interested---no hesitation. Strategies, streamside tactics, and logistics were quickly discussed, leading to a plan. We would hit 4 streams in one weekend--two on Sat. and two on Sunday. We didn't schedule a fifth since we had already visited another stream multiple times this spring. We'd camp on one of the streams Sat. night, hoping there would be room in the campground. It had been more than 30 years since I had visited any of the streams that we were seeking....

    Left Saturday morning early with temperature and wind both in the low thirties--not a good sign.
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