1. 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. For sure Scott! One of my favorite to catch and eat!
    2. Thanks Chris! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ»
    3. nice stringa!
    4. Scott Sorrell 0
      Cant beat those crappie...mix up some beer batter...mmm
    5. Thanks Jeff! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    6. Jeff B 0
      That's a GREAT day right there! Awesome catch Debbie!
    7. 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 😁
    8. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice stringer full Debbie!!πŸ‘πŸŽ£
    9. Nice haul!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    10. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    11. Good trip
    12. Mmmmmmm🀀🀀🀀🀀🀀
    13. b ripoer 0
      Nice catch
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  2. Looking for recommendations. My American angler ultra fillet knife is shot. It’s actually pretty dangerous now for me to fillet with it because the mechanism that ...more holds the blades in is worn out. It’s been a great knife and taken a lot of abuse. I can’t seem to find this model available anymore. Anyone have the new model? Looks much different. Looking for something with a very flexible Blade. Any advice is welcome! Mainly for panfish.

    1. Thanks Hans! I ended up getting another American Angler. Iits made in America and my last one lasted a decades and wore out before it broke. I’m still looking at ...more that battery operated Rapal though. Thank you for the feedback πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Ž
    2. Yeah I love my portable battery-operated rapala electric knife. I charge it up the night b4 I go out crappie fishing and it has never died on me for an outing. I’ve ...more cleaned 25-30 Crappie/ bass/ walleye with it before and it kept going. My wife got me it for me for an anniversary gift and it may be one of the best gifts I ever received lol. I think she paid $80-$90 range for the one she got me. It’s been well worth the money.
    3. I really like the thinner blade. You are able to get much closer with less loss of meat. I was hoping someone owned the newer version of the American angler but ...more Rapala is getting great feedback. Thanks ChadπŸ‘πŸ»
    4. Chad M 0
      I use the rapala one and have cleaned thousands of fish w/o an issue. with that said I could see the benefit of a more flexible blade. durability is good though, ...more never any issues.
    5. Good to know thank you Ray!!
    6. I have a Rapala , I have cleaned hundreds of walleye and panfish with it. It has been working great for years. If I was going to buy a new one I would go with Rapala
    7. The cheap ones have those thicker blades from what I remember. I’ll have to open one up at the store and check it out. thanks Buddy!
    8. Buddy Pierce 0
      I would say the same a b. I use the cheap one at Walmart. I wear it out and throw it away
    9. Thanks B, I will check them out. Definitely need something that can take a lot of use LOL.
    10. b ripoer 0
      I use one I bought at wal mart, does just fine and alot cheaper. But I do not clean alot of fish only use it on walleye.
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  3. First decent Gill this year. He slammed it 😁

    9 in. Bluegill with a Worden's Original Rooster Tails

    1. nice
    2. thank you George and Miss Melissa!! 😎
    3. thank you George and Miss Melissa!! 😎
    4. Nice one!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    5. Nice
    6. It was a nice one B! Paintable colors 😁
    7. Hey thanks Chad!! At least the fish can’t πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    8. Thanks Robert πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘πŸ»
    9. Yep Bill! Gave it a spin 🀣
    10. Yep Bill! Gave it a spin 🀣
    11. Yep Bill! Gave it a spin 🀣
    12. b ripoer 0
      Pretty colors
    13. Very nice Debbie! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    14. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Debbie!! It couldn't resist!!
    15. Bill Fussell 0
      rooster tail back in actionπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  4. 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. 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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  5. 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. 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. darn
    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. 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. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Now that’s a slab!!!

    Black Crappie

    1. yummm
    2. Aldo Rosado 0
      OH! Crappie, Big Fat Crappie, Best Dog Gone Fish in the West
    3. very nice
    4. oh capp(ie)
    5. Awesome catch !!!
    6. Aldo Rosado 0
      My personal best was 3.5 lbs. 18 inches long.
    7. Wow
    8. Mike A. 0
      Congratulations! Awesome crappie!
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  9. 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. Nice catch!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    13. Good job!🎣🐟
    14. Nice
    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. Awesome Debbie! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    20. Jim Golden 0
      you love the beetle spins!
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  10. Slabadaba Thursday sets up the Friday night fish fry. First Crappie of the year for me. Felt so good to hook some and lose some. 🎣😎

    12 in. White Crappie with a Johnson Beetle Spins

    1. Thanks Morris πŸ‘πŸ»
    2. slab alert!!!!!! 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨
    3. slab alert!!!!!! 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨
    4. Thanks Jimbo and George!
    5. Awesome
    6. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Nice catch πŸ‘
    7. Thanks Bill, Carl and Miss Melissa!! πŸ˜πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸ»
    8. Nice job!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    9. carl schulze 0
      nice stringer
    10. Bill Fussell 0
    11. You know it B! Thanks!
    12. Thank you Chad!! πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸ»
    13. Chad Jaco 0
      Way to go Debbie!!🎣
    14. b ripoer 0
      Nice one and good eating.
    15. Thanks Neal!
    16. Tim I was pushing it a bit and missed over half the strikes because they aren’t warmed up yet. it I did catch a lot of bass as well. good day!
    17. Thanks Robert! you should be thawing out up there soon! You got that right about the eating! My favorite by far. 😊
    18. Neal M 0
      nice job
    19. Neal M 0
      nice job
    20. Bryan Harper 0
    21. I think it is too cold here for beatle spins. Been using jigs with very slow retrieve.
    22. Awesome Debbie! Best eating around! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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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