1. He was the reason I love to fish. He taught me everything and soaked up life.Heaven has a new wonderful angel. We will fish and golf again someday. What a man. Love ...more you Dad.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. thank you James πŸ™πŸ»
    2. James . 0
      He is fishing in peace right now, times like this are hard but it is the cycle of life. Rest in Peace.
    3. Thank you Melissa 😒
    4. So sorry ms Debbie, deepest condolences.
    5. Thank you Mike and George
    6. Very sad.
    7. Mike A. 0
      Ms. Ferguson, I’m saddened to hear of your loss of your Dad. R.I.P., sir.
    8. Thank you very much Rick.
    9. Rick S 0
      Deepest sympathies Debbie, so sorry for your loss
    10. Thank you very much Bryan and Mark. One of the toughest yet.
    11. Mark Merlin 0
      My sincerest condolences. Tough stuff losing someone like that. My prayers are with you.
    12. Bryan Harper 0
    13. Bryan Harper 0
      Sorry to hear! Looks like you learned a lot from your father! If he anything like you I bet he’s smiling down wishing you weee together!πŸ™πŸ˜‡βœŒοΈ
    14. Thank you Gentlemen. Much appreciated.
    15. Sending Long distance hugs to you and Maddie!!! πŸ˜”
    16. Chad Jaco 0
      Very sorry Debbie!!
    17. Sorry to hear Debbie.😒 In our prayers. He'll be catching 10 pounders every day now.
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  2. Made it out for long overdue therapy. Crappie were shallow around light cover but hit pretty good. Enough for a fish fry tomorrow night. What an amazing fall day ...more to be fishing. Blessed 😎🎣

    Black Crappie with a Johnson Beetle Spins

    1. Thank you James. lol
    2. Thank you B! always great eaters!!!
    3. James . 0
      Delicious looking Sac 'a' lait!!!
    4. b ripoer 0
      Nice one. Bet they were good eating.
    5. Thanks Roy!
    6. nice catch
    7. Thank you Chad!!
    8. Thank you Melissa 😎
    9. Bryan, only a fisherman without a fish knows! Thank you!!
    10. Bill πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    11. Thanks George!
    12. Thanks Rick!
    13. Thanks Morris, but that’s play not work for me lol!
    14. Okay Robert, if you hit the road around 11ish you should make it here in time 😁 Thank you!!
    15. Oh I used a rooster tail too Shawn. Had 2 poles rigged up. Thank you!
    16. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Debbie!!
    17. Great catch!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    18. Bryan Harper 0
      That’s what I call some true therapy! Nice Slab! πŸŽ£πŸ‘
    19. Bill Fussell 0
    20. Nice
    21. Rick S 0
      wtg Debbie!
    22. Nice Work Debbie πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    23. Ahhhhh, the old trusty beetle spin!πŸ˜‰ What time is the fish fry? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Nice crappie Debbie! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    24. What, not a rooster tail? Nice slab! 🎣🐟
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  3. Headed out at dusk. Few small bass and then this One hit the Large Beetle Spin It was enough to make it exciting 😊

    2 lb. 4 oz. Largemouth Bass

    1. Thank you B!
    2. b ripoer 0
      Nice one.
    3. Thanks everyone! It felt good to catch something a little bigger. It had been a while.
    4. Rick S 0
      Nice one!
    5. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Debbie!!
    6. Robert Coleman 0
      Nice one Debbie! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    7. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice catch!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    8. George Horvath 0
    9. Nice!!!!! WTG πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  4. I’ve posted a few painted Wild Turkey feathers In the past featuring fish but keep getting asked if that’s all I paint. Nope, Im a wildlife artist and enjoy all ...more of nature, although the fishes hold my heart This is just a small sample. Thank you kindly for looking 😊🎣 Twigsfinsfurartllc.com

    1. Thank you Alfred, Neal, Bryan and Dave!!!
    2. dave miller 0
      unbelievable πŸ‘πŸ‘
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice work!πŸŽ£πŸ€™
    4. Neal M 0
    5. alfred kinney 0
      awesome work
    6. Thank you Robert, Mike, George, Melissa lol, Chad, and Bill!! You’re right Morris, you hav to view them in person to really appreciate it. Thank you!
    7. Bill Fussell 0
    8. they are absolutely stunning when you see one in person. the details are incredible 😁
    9. Chad Jaco 0
      They look great Debbie!!!πŸ‘
    10. Melissa Norris 0
      Incredible work!! You're a brush virtuoso!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    11. George Horvath 0
    12. Missouri’s Premier Wildlife Artist!!!
    13. Mike A. 0
      Very awesome Debbie! Truly amazing.
    14. Robert Coleman 0
      WOW Debbie! Those are truly amazing! 10 out of 10!!!!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  5. My biggest little bass from today lol. Can’t always be a hawg! 😊🎣

    Largemouth Bass with a Johnson Beetle Spins

    1. thank you B!
    2. b ripoer 0
      Nice one Debbie
    3. thanks Bryan!
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice one!πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸ»
    5. Thank you kindly everyone! Much appreciated 😎🎣
    6. alfred kinney 0
      nice one
    7. Robert Coleman 0
      Nice one Debbie! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    8. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice catch!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    9. Rick S 0
      WTG Debbie!
    10. George Horvath 0
    11. Bill Fussell 0
    12. Nice Bass Debbie πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    13. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice catch Debbie!!
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  6. Under a smoke filled sky blown in from the western fires the crappie were hitting very light. I missed most of them but managed a few nice ones and several bass ...more around 12-14 inches. The water temp has finally started the downward trend! Good to be out πŸŽ£πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ»

    Black crappie with a Worden's Original Rooster Tails

    1. lol Christopher!
    2. crappietastic!
    3. Appreciate it B!
    4. b ripoer 0
      Nice slab
    5. Thanks all! Looking forward to fall fishing and larger catches πŸ™ƒπŸŽ£
    6. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice one!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    7. George Horvath 0
    8. Bill Fussell 0
      supper time πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    9. Slab alertπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    10. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Debbie!!
    11. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice slab!πŸŽ£πŸ‘
    12. Thank you Robert
    13. Thanks Jim! 😊
    14. Robert Coleman 0
      Awesome Debbie! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    15. Jim Golden 0
      The lighting suits you!
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  7. Few small ones and a couple bass. Only thing they would hit was a beetle spin with a black skirt. Wind was crazy but hey I built some new arm muscles πŸ’ͺ🎣

    Black Crappie with a black beetle spin

    1. Thank you Bryan! Fish always make me smile πŸ˜€
    2. Thank you Bryan! Fish always make me smile πŸ˜€
    3. Haha Morris! Just toning my 13lb bass guns πŸ˜‚
    4. Thanks Rick!
    5. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice Slab Deb! Keep smilin’! πŸŽ£β­οΈπŸ‘
    6. Crappie have no chance
    7. be sure those new guns are registered with the local police 😁
    8. Rick S 0
    9. Thank you Melissa!!!
    10. Bill, it was the beat of workouts for sure πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ£
    11. George it wasn’t that big but hey they all count!
    12. Thanks Chad!
    13. Oh it was a blast in a yak Robert I need to pay more attention to the forecasts lol! Thank you 😎
    14. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice one!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    15. Bill Fussell 0
      the stronger arms will be for haulin in a biggun :)
    16. George Horvath 0
      Looks like a big one
    17. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Debbie!!🎣😊
    18. Robert Coleman 0
      Very nice Debbie! Isn't that wind fun? πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  8. Another painting on a Wild Turkey Feather of a White Crappie making a turn. Feedback as always is much appreciated. View my art at Twigsfinsfurartllc.com

    1. Thank you James!
    2. James Martin 0
      Nice painting
    3. Thats pretty cool Aldo! Thank you as well!
    4. I really try Tom! Thank you sir!! πŸ‘
    5. Tom T-Sea 0
      serious talent!
    6. Aldo Rosado 0
      Very nice indeed being I'm part Seminole Indian I love it.;
    7. Thanks so much Ethan and B! Much appreciate!
    8. b ripoer 0
      Very nice Debbie. Love the iridescent colors abd detail in the background.
    9. Ethan Smith 0
      incredible painting
    10. Thank you so much!
    11. Melissa Norris 0
      Really nice!! Looks amazing!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    12. George Horvath 0
    13. Mike A. 0
      Beautiful! What vision you have. Great work!
    14. alfred kinney 0
      awesome job love ur work
    15. Thank you everyone! If it passes with my Fishidy peeps I feel I've achieved my goal. Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸŽ£
    16. That’s awesome!
    17. Bill Fussell 0
    18. Robert Coleman 0
      WOW! You've got the touch Debbie! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» I can picture the Rooster Tail or Beetle Spin in front of him! 😁😁😁
    19. Awesome πŸ‘πŸ‘
    20. Neal M 0
      looks awesome!!
    21. Chad Jaco 0
      Looks perfect to me Debbie!!
    22. Rick S 0
      That looks amazing!
    23. Tod Fisher 0
      looks great Debbie
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  9. Caught my first ever Snook today! Actually caught at least 20+. Nothing huge but great fighters! I'm now hooked on salt for sure. 😁🎣

    Snook with a sardine

    1. I was staying in Naples but took a guide that picked me up at Pine Island. We fished all around and then out to the inlet near Cabbage Key. Lots of good Snook. Lucky ...more you to spend the winter there. That’s on my bucket list for sure.
    2. David Minton 0
      Where were you fishing in Charlotte Harbor ? I go to Placida every winter, and the snook fishing is fantastic every year ! Saltwater fish are better fighters by ...more far.
    3. Thank you Chad! I sure hope so 😊🎣
    4. Rick, it doesn't get any better! Thank you!
    5. Rick S 0
      Very nice Debbie, looks like a lot of fun!
    6. Chad Jaco 0
      Congratulations on your first of many Debbie!!
    7. Got that right Melissa! And you can lip them without losing your hand!! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ Thanks lady!
    8. Thanks B! Now I just need a big one lol!!!
    9. Yes it sure is Bill! Never know what you might pull up!
    10. Thanks George!
    11. Thanks Robert! I could catch them all day!!! 🎣😁
    12. Melissa Norris 0
      πŸ‘ŠπŸ˜€Nice!! Congrats! Even the smaller snook are sassy!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    13. b ripoer 0
      Congrats Debbie they are fun.
    14. Bill Fussell 0
      saltwater can be addicting lol !!!!!!
    15. George Horvath 0
      Very nice
    16. Robert Coleman 0
      Congrats Debbie. They are fun and fight great! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  10. It might be small but it still counts! Caught many of these little guys today. Fantastic little bait stealers too. They started biting as the tide was going out.

    10.0 in. Mangrove Snapper with a Live Shrimp

    1. Thank you kindly everyone! The water was so deep blue. Today I'll catch larger ones George. πŸŽ£πŸ‘
    2. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice work! Great pic!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    3. George Horvath 0
      You catch bigger fish in Missouri.
    4. Buddy Pierce 0
      beautiful picture Debbie.
    5. Bill Fussell 0
      awesome πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    6. Rick S 0
      enjoy Naples, catch a bunch!
    7. Robert Coleman 0
      Nice Debbie! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    8. Nice Mang and pic Debbie πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Ž
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I enjoy fishing more than anyone I know. A lifelong Missouri resident. Happily married, kind hearted angler. Also a Wildlife Artist and resident ...more artist at Missouri Artists on Main Gallery St. Charles, Missouri. If you have a minute please check out my art at Twigsfinsfurartllc.com

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Bass, Crappie Trout and anything else that swims. Love fly fishing the springs in southern Missouri for trout.
  • Waterway Lake of the Ozarks
  • Lure Whatever they're biting