1. Snuck away after work yesterday. Blue sky’s, light wind and the fish turned on. Tried to get this one to tell me where his grandma lives. Still looking for a good ...more Missouri bass this year! 😎🎣

    16 in. Largemouth Bass with a Yellow Spinner Bait

    1. Hey thanks everyone! Yeah Chad I am certainly running behind this year! 😁
    2. Nice catch!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    3. Nice job!πŸ‘πŸŽ£
    4. Nice
    5. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Debbie!! I'm sure you will find Grandma bass eventually!!
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      Nice Bass.
    7. Rick Carey 0
      nice dear
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  2. Staying at a friends place in Florida and noticed a lake behind the property. So of course I ran to the store and purchased gear to fish while here!! The gear will ...more be donated to their stash of equipment upon leaving. Hopefully pull something decent out while I’m here! I knew I should have packed some gear! Note to Self!

    Largemouth Bass with a Spinner Bait

    1. Thanks Bob!
    2. Bob Patrick 0
    3. Thank you Chris! 😁
    4. Happy mothers day!
    5. NiceπŸŽ£πŸ‘Š
    6. I like your thinking!!!! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ£
    7. aren't you a mom too!? you get what you want too!!!
    8. Thank you everyone! Yes Chris I left without gear because I’m not supposed to be fishing because I’m with Mom and Sis for Mother’s Day lol. Yeah that didn’t work ...more 🀣🀣
    9. you went to florida without fishing gear!?!?
    10. Hells yeah! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    11. Nice catch!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    12. Nice
    13. Great catch!🎣🐟
    14. Bill Fussell 0
    15. b ripoer 0
      Good job hope you get into some biggins. Did they have rooster tails.
    16. Rick Carey 0
      wow so cool how much you fish..and your dam good at it..so awsome
    17. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Debbie!! Go get em!!🎣
    18. Rick S 0
      Good luck!
    19. Nice!!! bπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    20. Never leave home without a few fishing poles and a few lures!
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  3. Fishing started out rough with lots of wind and by late afternoon the crappie turned on. Caught Some on yellow jig, rooster tails but mostly orange Beetle spin. ...more I love this time of year!

    Black Croppie with a Johnson Beetle Spins

    1. Thanks James! Great all purpose lure for sure!
    2. Nice one. I also use the Johnson Beetle spin a lot. Have had a lot of luck with them.
    3. thank you all! Yes it’s crazy how faster bite changes! 😎
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice slab!πŸŽ£πŸ»πŸ‘Š
    5. Jeff B 0
      Crazy how it can change JUST LIKE THAT! Nice catch Debbie!
    6. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Debbie!!🎣
    7. Nice catch!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    8. Looks like a spawn ready male.
    9. Bill Fussell 0
    10. Good job!
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  4. Fished in the rain for several hours. Lost a bass over 5lbs that spit my lure right at me when he went to jump. But I was rewarded with this fine lady. She was released ...more to spawn!

    15 in. White Crappie with a Johnson Beetle Spins

    1. thanks Rick!
    2. Sasha I really use all that’s available. There isn’t one color that’s better than another it just depends on the day the water clarity the conditions. Google would ...more be a great resource for searching for information. Good luck
    3. Rick Carey 0
      try 2 1/2 inch emerald shiner or smelt color gulp minnows dear fish them under a bobber or small jig? their deadly for big crappie an bass also..or on a road runner ...more jighead slash spinner..or put them on bettle spin instead of the cheap grubs they come with..well good luck Deb an let me know if you ever try any of those?
    4. Rick Carey 0
      bettle spins work ...nice catch..told u..lol
    5. Roman Black 0
      and how bout bass
    6. Roman Black 0
      what jigs
    7. Roman Black 0
      what jigs
    8. I would say it just depends on what they are hitting. Try them all. I always have jigs, Rooster Tails and Beetle Spins and if those fail try live minnows.
    9. Roman Black 0
      what would you say are the best white crappie lures
    10. Thanks B!! She sure will 😎
    11. b ripoer 0
      That's a slab, She will make alot of baby crappie for years to come. Good job.
    12. Thank you all! Yes, I will be back for that big one. I know where she lives 🀣 We are fortunate to have a few giant slabs like this gal here. Great fun when you ...more hook them! I appreciate you all πŸŽ£πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ»
    13. Nice one!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    14. Wow
    15. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice slabπŸŽ£πŸ‘Š
    16. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Debbie!! You will get that bass next time!!
    17. Great catch! Let them all spawn! More for later!
    18. Bill Fussell 0
    19. Mark Merlin 0
      Nice fish, wish they were that big here.
    20. Sorry about the big one, but nice reward! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    21. Rick S 0
      Nice crappie, too bad about the big one that got away!
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  5. Had a wonderful afternoon! In preparation for the next big fish fry and the crappie cooperated fully. Shallow strike on minnows and yellow/red beetle spin. Broke ...more in the new American Angler electric knife and I’m quite happy with it. Great day!!! Happy weekendπŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

    Black Crappie with a Beatle spinοΏΌ

    1. Bob Patrick 0
    2. thanks Shawn!
    3. Nice stringer of crappies?🎣🐟
    4. For sure Scott! One of my favorite to catch and eat!
    5. Thanks Chris! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ»
    6. nice stringa!
    7. Scott Sorrell 0
      Cant beat those crappie...mix up some beer batter...mmm
    8. Thanks Jeff! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    9. Jeff B 0
      That's a GREAT day right there! Awesome catch Debbie!
    10. thanks all! I plan on doing more damage soon lol. Went all last year without a big fry so this year we need a freezer full to welcome friends 😁
    11. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice stringer full Debbie!!πŸ‘πŸŽ£
    12. Nice haul!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    13. Bill Fussell 0
    14. Good trip
    15. Mmmmmmm🀀🀀🀀🀀🀀
    16. b ripoer 0
      Nice catch
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  6. Fishing around the storms in a lot of wind but the bite was decent. Kept enough for a fry! The fish are still deep but it won’t be long 😎🎣

    12 in. Black Crappie with a Black Jig

    1. Nice size
    2. David Thering 0
      my favorite fish to catch and eat
    3. Thank you George, Christopher and Miss Melissa!!! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘πŸ»
    4. Nice catch!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    5. Nice crappie!
    6. Big one
    7. Thanks Robert!! Whoop whoop
    8. Thanks Chad! Just need a limit of these! 😁
    9. Bill πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ£
    10. Thanks Carl!!!
    11. Woohoo πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    12. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice catch Debbie!!🎣
    13. Bill Fussell 0
    14. carl schulze 0
      nice catch debbie
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  7. Prints are now available for this and several of my other hand painted pieces. Your feedback is always appreciated!!! Check them out at Twigsfinsfurartllc.com Tight ...more lines! 😎

    1. Allen Mofford 0
      would like to etch on of your paintings in glass
    2. Thanks Neal!
    3. Neal M 0
      looks awesome!!!
    4. Thank you very much Jay! I don’t know if anyone noticed but the bluegill is on its nest too. I really appreciate the wonderful feedback.
    5. Jay Em Such 0
      You are very talented, that is a beautiful painting. So detailed its insane
    6. Roman Black 0
    7. Sasha somewhere around 25 -30 hours.
    8. Thank you Rick, Tod Christopher, George and Miss Melissa!!! 😎
    9. Amazing work!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    10. Nice
    11. πŸ‘πŸ‘
    12. Roman Black 0
      Wow how long did this take
    13. Tod Fisher 0
      looks great! love it!
    14. Rick S 0
      Awesome work!
    15. Hey thanks Mr. Bill!!!! 😁
    16. Bill Fussell 0
      outstanding work miss Debbie πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    17. 🀣🀣 Robert!! This one is called β€œQuick Turn” LOL. You aught to know about bye bye Bluegill πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ Thank you much! 😎
    18. Thank you Jim!!
    19. Hey Sasha, it’s all hand painted 😁
    20. Thanks Catfish!!
    21. Thank you so much Chad!
    22. thank you B!! Can’t wait to make a feather for you! Just shoot me a message or call the number on the website 😎
    23. So what is the title of this one??? Bye Bye Bluegill? or Feeding Time? lol Awesome work Debbie! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    24. Jim Golden 0
      beautiful work
    25. I love it Debbie!!πŸ‘
    26. Roman Black 0
      damn is it computer done or by hand?
    27. Chad Jaco 0
      It's perfect Debbie!! Tons of talent!!
    28. b ripoer 0
      Just looked at your web site you do beautiful work, I will be ordering a turkey feather painting in the near future Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
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  8. Tough fishing today. Caught over 25 but hardly any keepers. All about 6-7 inch. Water temp in the main channel only 50’. Several nice Kentucky bass.

    12 in. White Crappie with a Chartreuse Jig

    1. Thank you Melissa!! 😁
    2. Thanks Bill! I am trying 😁🎣
    3. Thanks George!
    4. Thanks Rick, we tried almost everything but water temps are still around 50 so just needs to warm up I think. Good advice πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    5. Thank you Chad!!
    6. Great job!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    7. Nice
    8. Bill Fussell 0
      get em girl :) πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    9. Rick Carey 0
      nice one Debbie..try some bobby garlands..they work well small 1/32oz jig..an some spray scent helps too..keep it up dear
    10. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice job Debbie!!
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  9. Debbie Ferguson. You say you fished in the rain. Well so did I. LOL. By the way I'm jealous of those huge ones. 6 1/2 lb

    1. Nice
    2. Mike A. 0
      Telling Chris how to fish? Hmm
    3. Todd DREHER 0
      Thanks bryan
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice one!πŸŽ£πŸ‘
    5. Todd DREHER 0
      Christopher Pereira, do pre-spawn and spawn. Songs it's warm out depending on what part of the country you're in. Here in Texas that warms up pretty quick. ...more How is using two different sized booyah frogs. For me they've been the best producers. Weedless ones. But everybody has their favorites. Cuz Wednesdays you can fit right into the host all the Salad and seaweed and everything. They're going to be close to shore so look for where it can drop off real quick like from 6 in of water to a foot and then all the sudden start going down from there. Stop putting it in like a bottom foot to foot of water and just bring it across sideways or fan it like the clock system. Castrate out here 12 then 1 and 2 and 3 all the way around. Once you get that back to 12 pick another location but like I said I also cast sideways to the shore and bring it straight down keeping it at about two feet of water.
    6. I don't think i've ever had a good day of fishing in the rain haha
    7. Nice catch! Rain always produces for me. πŸ‘πŸ»
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  10. Fished in the rain today and did well. Many small bass and crappie. This was largest. He took it so close to the bank I watched him strike it. I love when that ...more happens! Chartreuse/Orange was the color of choice.

    2 lb. 11 oz. Largemouth Bass with a Johnson Beetle Spins

    1. thank you Todd and Rick!
    2. Rick S 0
      Nice one Deb!!
    3. Todd DREHER 0
      Not a bad way to start the day.
    4. thanks Carl!
    5. carl schulze 0
      nice catch debbie
    6. Sorry I meant Bryan!!
    7. thank you Brian!
    8. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice job Debbie!πŸŽ£πŸ‘Š
    9. Hey thanks everyone!!! I really appreciate it! 🎣😎
    10. Rick S 0
      way to go Debbie!
    11. Buddy Pierce 0
      great fish Debbie
    12. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice catch!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    13. Good job!🎣🐟
    14. George Horvath 0
    15. b ripoer 0
      Nice fish on a rainy day good job.
    16. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice job Debbie!!🎣
    17. Thank you Robert! 😎
    18. Jim, I love whatever the fish are eating! πŸ‘πŸ»
    19. Robert Coleman 0
      Awesome Debbie! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    20. Jim Golden 0
      you love the beetle spins!
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I enjoy fishing more than anyone I know. A Wildlife Artist and resident artist at Missouri Artists on Main Gallery St. Charles, Missouri. If ...more 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