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Jan 16th, 2011 Gigging The MeremecI took Killmode, my neighbor, Buckshot, and the one and only Blondie (aka Mohuntress as you know her) . We went to the Meremec River tonite and put my gigging boat in at Red Horse access . Went down the river . I always go down because not very many trust there rig,but I do ! Well Blondie was a little scared because of some stories she has heard about me running a boat , but we got her to go with a life jacket on . She didnt gig she just took pics and alot of em !Thanks Blondie ! Us guys did the gigging . We were down there about 2hrs . When It gets this late in gigging season the fish are a little spooky and not as plentiful. We scratched around and killed 40 or45 nice suckers . We went back to my garage and cleaned them. Were all getin together this week for a fish fry at my house . It was a SMO member gigging trip and it will be the same at the fish fry . Thanks killmode , buckshot and blondie for a great trip ! One more thing...I was glad to see Killmode could get his glove back with a gig. :laughcry:post-15-139589291558_thumb.jpg post-15-139589291559_thumb.jpg post-15-13958929156_thumb.jpg post-15-13958929156_thumb.jpg post-15-139589291561_thumb.jpg post-15-139589291562_thumb.jpg

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January 18, 2011This evening, had Killmode, Buckshot and his daughter, Megan, and Blondie over for a fish fry. Blondie out did herself on the food she brought. Thanks Blondie. I fried the fish we gigged the other night and Blondie had potato salad, layered salad, deviled eggs, and cake. I made the fish and hushpuppies. Everyone left as full as ticks and needing a nap. After everyone left, I went up town to my second job. I\'ve been running a little low on cash, so I\'ve been picking up a few bucks, modeling lingerie. :laughcry::laughcry::laughcry:

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Submitted: January 31st, 2011*************************Heres a blog from the fur shed to the MTA fur auction. Alot of work went into catching 175 coons and fleshing and streching them. Caught them in 5 nights on the Meramec river. A day light to dark, 38 miles of river with 225 griz traps set. Then home to skin the catch . Our best day was 54 coons . \"Our\", meaning myself and Jim Love, my trapping partner. He fleshed and streched a few more than I did but I work and he takes off for the winter. But its team work and we get along great. We went to the MTA fur auction in Columbia, Mo., Jan 29th and sold our catch. Heres some of the prices we got / 24-27in coons $7.50, 27-29 in $13.75, 29-32in $19.25, 32in and over $28.50. To tell the truth I would trap if they were only $7. Its in my blood. post-15-13958929261_thumb.jpg

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Submitted: February 6, 2011***********************************Feb 6 2011 I went swamp rabbit hunting with my cousin and our buddy today . Went down to south east Mo. We let 4 of the finest beagles out of the dog box at 6:45 .Headed out and jumped 6 and killed 6 . Had our limit at 9:20am ! The dogs had no problem smelling them today there wasn\'t a frost down there. They ran good and we shot pretty good ! The limit on swamp rabbits is only 2 . Swamp rabibits are a little different than cotton tails . The swampers run a bigger circle and do alot more switching directions than the cotton tails . Its kinda like killing a 25 lb gobbler or a 20 lb gobbler . They are both turkeys just one bigger. Swampers are alot bigger than the cotton tails and a blast to hunt !

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Feb 20, 2011My buddy and I have been talking about going down to the Castor River for the last 2 years. Neither of us have ever been on the Castor before. We had a nice day so we decided to drive down and try our luck fishing.I got up at 3:30 am,hooked on to my jon boat that i had loaded the nite before. I picked him up in Bonne Terre at 5am . Headed south to the Castor River and unloaded the boat. I always go down river from the ramp . We only ran about 200 yards and started fishing. Wow it looked so good we couldn\'t keep runin had to start fishing . We fished down the river about 3 miles,every where there was logs a brush in the water looked like you could catch fish everywhere but we didn\'t. We ended up catching 4 bass a 5 crappie that we kept . We did catch about 15 small bass too .We left about 4pm to head home . We both said we are going back in June because that river looked so fishy !!! Took a couple pics when I got home. Then had me a fish fry the next nite ! Yummy

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March 6, 2011Worked on a side job until noon today, then decided to go out to my 320 acres in Washington County and look for sheds in my food plots. I also put a salt concoction out for the deer. The first food plot, I found one shed. The other five, none. But, I did jump two deer by the second food plot. Always nice to see! Also, theres still a lot of acorns on the ground, so I think the deer came through the winter pretty good. Not all of the acorns are good, but the black oaks helped them through. I wish I would have found the sheds from the deer I had pics of last fall. But, shed hunting is like mushroom hunting...you dont always find them. Happy shed hunting! :wave:

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March 12 2011My buddy and I went down to a private lake in Wildwood today. We fished all the way around the lake with a spinner bait and a rogue. Caught fish but they were all 10 to 13 inches.Then I decided to go back down a stretch of bank with alot of tree tops and logs on it . But I went with my favorite bait. A 5/16oz home made jig and a chomper trailer . All together we caught 22 bass, but the last 3, I caught were good ones ! One 2 1/2,a 4 1/2 and a 6 pounder .We only fished 3 hrs. It was great to get out there and catch fish like that not far from the house!

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April 2, 2011The weather this weekend was perfect for a fishing trip ! My buddy Lawrence came up this morning and we headed to a farm pond I can fish in Clover Bottoms . We got there at 9am. The second cast he made with a crank bait, he caught a nice 3lb bass. We used a boat that was there and went around the pond 3 times. Ended up catching around 20 bass.We had about 10 bass in the 3 to 4lb range . The bite slowed so we decided to go to a 27 acre lake I can fish in Wild Woods.We got down there at around 1pm . Used a boat and went around it 2 times. Only caught 8 bass,all small ones. I really thot with the warm weather and sunshine,fish would bite better in the afternoon . Boy was I wrong ! We fished crank baits,,jigs and rouges. We did keep the ones down there to eat. The owner told me to keep the small ones . Never can turn down a mess of fresh fish !We left there and went to Millers grill in Washington for some baby back ribs ! Yummy they have the best ribs around ! Had a couple hours of daylight left,so we left there and went back to Clover Bottoms . Fished till dark and caught only about 6 bass,we did have 3 nice ones out of the 6 . So it still puzzles me why the fish didn\'t bite better in the afternoon. I took a few pics of the lakes and some of the better fish we caught. Fishing is only going to get better in weeks to come ! Cant wait !

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April 10 2011 I took off work friday and me and Buckshot went to Lake of the Ozarks. We were pre fishing for a bass tournament we have next weekend down there. Got to the lake around 7:30am,fished till about 2 and we only had 4 keepers. I fish a jig mostly and got several bites but they wouldn\'t hold on to my jig. Did finally catch 1 keeper and a few shorts on it though. The other 3 keepers came on a wiggle wart. Nothing over 2 1/2 lbs though. Hope they bite better next saturday!!Oh we didn\'t leave the lake without tryin for our limit of crappie. Had to move around to get em but we got our limit ! All on jigs ! They weren\'t shallow we caught em off the ends of docks over brush .Today we went to a private place i have to hunt and fish at. We went at day break to listen for turkeys and do some fishing. Never heard a turkey gobble,although we did see a hen in a field by the lake. We fished about 3 hours and caught around 20 bass. We kept the smaller ones for eating. Wow it was windy today.I did go to 3 of my mushroom places this weekend but No luck yet ! Thought if i had some mushrooms with the fish im gonna fry this evening it would be great. But im sure we will get by without the mushrooms ! Next week maybe .

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April 18 2011 Well my weekend started at 2am Saturday morning. Me and Buckshot headed to Lake of the Ozarks for his union tournament. It started at 6:30am and was over at 2;30pm. We headed to our startin spot down by the dam. We had a limit 6 fish at 8:30 . It was windy and chilly but the fish didnt mind! I fished a black and blue jig all day and he fished a wiggle wart and a green tube ! We caught about 40 bass with 12 keepers,but the biggest was about 3 1/2 lbs. when we weighted in we had 18 1/2 lbs. We got 4th in the tournament and won $180.00. There was 45 boats in the tournament. We got our entry fee and some gas money back. Better than a sharp stick in the eye . LOL After the tournament we had to run back to Coffmans to load the boat so we decided to stop by a couple docks and catch our limit of crappie. All came on jigs and added a few bass to ! Sunday afternoon i headed to my cabin and 320 acres to do some mushroom hunting and stay all nite for the first day of turkey season. The mushroom hunting went pretty good and when i walked back to the cabin thru my food plot I got a bonus,found a shed! Well the turkey hunt this morning was exciting but you will see no photo because I MISSED. Not a flat miss but a little to brushy. He was about 38 yards but the brush took alot of the shot . It happens! I still got 20 days and i will make the best of it !!!

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April 19, 2011I meet Cassie up in town because she didnt know where i live . I drove out to some private land i have to hunt,not to far from my house. I knew there were 3 gobblers there because the land owner told me hes been hearing them .I have hunted there for years. I kinda know where they roost and where they travel. We got out there before day light and it was raining and hailin like crazy. It was about day light when it quit. So we got outa the truck and walked up to a cedar tree in the edge of the field with cover around it . Got set up and a gobble came from be hind us on the ridge . A hen started in between the gobbler and us . So i yelped softly and clucked some. After a while we heard wings beating . All of the sudden the hen landed by Mr TOM and a hen decoy. She started yelping and yelping rite in front of us. I told her not to move. Then I heard the gobbler off the roost and headin down a draw that leads to the field . After about 10 mins I saw him comein up the field . In a 3/4 strut B lined for MR TOM. I told her to get her gun up. A 20 ga with 3in heavy shot #5 in it . He struted up to MR Tom ( My home-aid Strutin gobbler) He got about 6 ft from MR TOM and started turning toward us 18 yards away . Heck I could hear her heart beating !!! LOL . She pulled the trigger and her first turkey ever hit the ground ! 25lb 9 1/.2 in beard and 1 1/6th in spurs ! I love it when a plan works out and especially when im in the woods turkey hunting . I didnt even take my gun today. Congrats Cassie !!!!

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May 1 2011 Me and buckshot went to Lake of the Ozarks for the Crest Tournament Saturday. The tournament started at 6:30 and was over at 3:30. There was 43 boats in it ! We were boat # 28 to take off. It went out or Alhona Resort At the 6 mile marker. We headed toward the dam at take off to our starting spot. It was windy and kinda chilly at take off. We idled back in a cove to fish in to the wind for boat control. 5 minutes after we started I set the hook on a about 3 1/2 lber . But it jumped at the boat and my jig came flying out of his mouth. We fished on up our best bank where we usually catch a limit but we only had 3 at the end of it. I caught all 3 on a jig 2 nice ones and a 15 1/2 incher. So we headed across the cove to some condo docks. Where me and my buddy Lawrence caught some nice ones Wednesday when we were there. At the end of that row of docks Tracy had caught a nice 4 lber on a tube,so that gave us 4.Decided then to make a 15 mile run up the Gravois where we had caught some keepers the day before pre fishing. Only one bite up there and it was a short fish. I decided then that fish weren\'t biting very good. So we ran back down toward the dam to drag a carolina rig on some secondary points . After an hour of that and only 4 short fish,I told him we better go back to the condo docks and fish a shaky head,and try to get another keeper to give us a limit. Between the second dock Tracy caught a nice 16 1/2 on a shaky head and that gave us a limit at 1:30 . At 3 I caught another 15 iner but it didn\'t help our bag. So we headed to the weigh in to see how we did on a struggling day of fishing.We ended up with 5 fish that weighted 15.88 pounds. 16.38 won the tournament. So we got 2nd place. If i could of got that first one in the boat we would have won. All in all a pretty good tournament even though fishing was tough.

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May 4 2011 My buddy from South Carolina called me the other day and said he was coming in to town for his sons wedding and he want me to have a fish fry . For some reason when anyone around here wants a fish fry they call me to get the fish and fry em ! Well I don\'t like to let people down. So me a my neighbor Tracy went down to the lake in Wild Woods where the guy told me to take the little ones out of his lake. I hoped they were gona bite because there was 12 people coming to the fish fry at work Friday. So we went down after work (I really left work a little early as he did to ) so we could be at the lake at 5.We slid the boat in and started fishing at around 5:20. Wow they were bitein after he switched to a shaky head and i went to a carolina rigged baby brush hog. We went around the 27 acre lake 2 times and ended up with 27 small ones and the better fish hit my brush hog . A 3.14 a 4.4 a 4.15 and a 5.2 ! let them all go to catch again. We had plenty of fish to feed everyone.

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May 14 2011 My buddy caught a 94 lb blue cat this week so it gave me the fever to go !Me and my buddy Lawrence took off work early Friday to go to the river and set lines. Glad we went early bait was hard to come by. I threw a 7ft net for 2 hrs to get enough bait to set em !We got the lines set finally at dark so we headed back to the house for a little sleep. We got up at 4:30 and headed back to the river to see what we had. We caught a good mess,but no big ones. The biggest was 32lb and we had a flathead that weighted 15lb too.Guess I will have to go back this week and see if I can get a big one !

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May 19 2011 Im still looking to catch a big blue cat (one over 80lb). So me and my buddy at work took off thursday at noon. It was raining pretty good but we went anyway. Got to the river and again it was hard to get bait. I threw that 7ft net for 2 hours to get bait again. I stuck in a pic of me throwing the net in the rain. Boy what a workout! So we headed down the river setting lines. Got up at 4 the next morning so we wouldn\'t miss much work. We had a couple cars to get done friday. We ended up catching 14 blue cats. We kept 9 and let the others go. The ones we kept weighed between 14 and 33 lb. The 33 lber was the biggest. Maybe a bigun next time!

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Me and my buddy went blue gill fishing today. They didn\'t bite as good as we thot they would. But we did pretty good.We started fishing at 6:30 this morning and quit at 10. They weren\'t bitein real good and the pleasure boaters were comeing out. So we left the lake.We ended up with 27 blue gill 2 red ear and 1 crappie. The biggest was a red ear at 1.08 lb. I did weigh one blue gill and it was .61 lb. We caught em all on crickets.They will make some good eatin!!

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June 5 2001Me and my buddy Coryell went to the river yesterday for a bass tournament. It stated at 6:30am and we had to be in Steelville to weigh in by 4pm. We fish at 30 bridge by my house because I know this part of the river better. Also where to catch fish down here.We got to our starting spot and only caught 1 keeper. We fished a while before anouther keeper came in the boat. The jig bite wasnt on. The first keeper did hit a jig but the rest were caught on a worm or brush hog.I knew if we didnt catch a 4 or 5 pounder before the sun came up brite that we probly wouldnt get on. I was rite!Wow it was a HOT on out there. But we managed to catch a limit that weighed 8.59lb. Fish didnt bite real good for anyone I talked to yesterday. Im shure the river fallin and the heat was the problem.There was 59 boats in the tournament. We got 4th place. A bonus is I won a Booster Pac in a drawing. We ended up getting $300 for 4th place. Other than the sun burn we got with our shirts off for a while and the misserable, heat It was a pretty good day!

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Me and my buddy Andy from work went to the river after work today for some bow fishing. I saw alot of fish on the top the other day in the tournament we fished. So we decided to go see if we could hit em with the recurve bow today.Not as easy as I thot! But its been 20 years since I have tried bow fishing. But Im hooked agian ! Im always up for a challange!We killed 9 fish and he got the bigger ones, but I didnt care I had a blast shooting at em! They weren\'t up on top of the water like they were saturday but we got some shooting in.We are going to try to go agian one morning this week to see if morning is better that the evening. post-1354-139589296738_thumb.jpg post-1354-139589296738_thumb.jpg post-1354-139589296739_thumb.jpg post-1354-13958929674_thumb.jpg

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Yesterday me and my buddy Coryell went to the osage. We fished from around 7 am till about 2. WOW what a good time. We took our bows for some bow fishing to.We ended up catching 28 keeper bass from 2 to 4 1/2 lbs. They were biteing lizards and buzz baits. We kept our limit of kentuckys,1 crappie and one of the smaller grass carp he shot with his bow. We shot 8 asins 2 grass cap and 4 gar.Well they didn\'t bite as good today. Me and my buddy Lawrence went back today. We caugt only 10 keepers today. But none were over 2 lb. I did shoot at 1 gar with my bow and got him. The only shot I took today.Its funny how 1 day fish are active and the next they aren\'t. I just love to go and see if they are bitein. When they are its a blast but if they aren\'t i still love to be out there fishing ! post-1354-139589297179_thumb.jpg post-1354-13958929718_thumb.jpg post-1354-139589297181_thumb.jpg post-1354-139589297181_thumb.jpg post-1354-139589297182_thumb.jpg

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July 2 2011Its an every year thing for me and buckshot to do ! We hit the river frog hunting the first couple nites of season every year. Last nite me,him,his wife and a lady I have been going out with Took a 10 mile run on the river. There wasn\'t alot of frogs on that strech but we did manage to get 26 between the 4 of us . Most were real nice ones. We catch most of them by hand but we do gig as few . Because we put em in a live bag and when we get home at 1 in the morning I put em in a wash tub with water and clean them in the morning when we get up. They are all still alive in the basket and as fresh as the nite before.Its a great thing to do when its this hot in the day time. The real hot days seem to send the frogs outa the weeds and to the river. Its a comfortable ride down the river at nite this time of year! Frogs are great eating on top of it all !

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July 10 2011Saturday me ,Rhonda and her grand daugtgher Andy went to the cabin to hang a game cam agian. Hope I turned that darn thing on rite this time.On the way in to the cabin I saw some chantrells (mushrooms) off in the head of a draw. So I stop and we all went down to pic a mess. We got my mushroom bag full . There was alot more there farther off in the draw but we had plenty.I stoped and gave an older couple i know a mess and we had some with our super . Still got enough for anouther mess in the frig.After super I took em to private pond that has alot of 2 to 4 lb bass in it. We caught about 15 0r 20 of em in about an hour and a half. Andy finally hooked in to a good one about 3 1/2 lbs. At the same time Rhonda had one on the same size. Andy caught 3 bass and about 6 blue gill. She took her own fish off and baited her own hook ! Impressive for an 8 year old little girl!When I figure out how to get the pic off my phone i will add it. post-1354-139589297607_thumb.jpg post-1354-139589297607_thumb.jpg post-15-139589297624_thumb.jpg

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y 17 2011It was a full week on me! on top of working 8 hrs a day . Tuesday nite I went out and checked my game cam and found more chantrell mushrooms. Wed,nite Me my son and a buddy went frog hunting. Then Fri, Nite Me and buck shot went to Lake of the Ozarks to Nite fish for bass. So im gona put this week in one blog.I only had pics of does and a fawn on the cam. I did find a real good mess of chantrells agian. The frog hunt went great Wed nite . We had our limit of good ones pretty quick. I forgot my camera when me ad buckshot went to the lake.( Darnit!!) We fished from 8:30 pm fri nite till 5 sat morning. We caugh several short fish and 9 keepers . The biggest being 4 lbs. We took the boat out and went down below the dam. They weren\'t running any water so the bite down there was real slow. He caught a nice keeper largemouth and had an about 6 lb walleye up to the boat . I was getting ready to dip it when it pulled off . So sad!At the lake we caugh all our fish on 10 in worms and he had the walleye on a shaky head. Thats what his keeper came on to at the river. This kinda week makes a guy tired but I love it ! post-1354-139589297656_thumb.jpg post-1354-139589297657_thumb.jpg post-1354-139589297658_thumb.jpg

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