1. One of two Sister doubles today with a white and a black! Crappie were out deeper but we found enough for a fry!

    Black Crappie with a chartreuse Jig

    1. looking good
    2. echo
    3. Nice work Ladies πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    4. Nice work Ladies πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    5. Thank you everyone! Came home with 21 so a nice little fish fry is in store. Always a blast fishing with my sis!! 😎
    6. Rick Carey 0
      nice Debbie..looks like your having fun dear
    7. Great pic! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    8. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Debbie!! 🎣
    9. Bryan Harper 0
      Doublin’ up! Sweet!πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸ€™
    10. Nice
    11. Bill Fussell 0
      uh oh double trouble……for the sac au lait πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  2. Wishing all the Dads out there a very Happy Fathers Day!! Quick trip to the lake and caught a lot of little guys. Better then a skunk! 😎🎣

    Largemouth Bass with a spinner bait

    1. Kenneth Olivo 0
      Go girl nice bass!!!
    2. Yep John and Rick! They ARE all good πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ»
    3. Haha Bill. Yes you know it!
    4. Thanks George!
    5. Thanks Bryan me too!!!
    6. Rick S 0
      They're all good!!
    7. john stimson 0
      always fun when your catching them
    8. Bill Fussell 0
      I dislike skunks, both types. Great job on avoiding one of them :)
    9. Nice
    10. Bryan Harper 0
      Love a spinnerbait biteπŸŽ£πŸ‘Š
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  3. Maybe one of 30 caught today! These little tanks are a blast!

    10 in. Bluegill with a Black/Silver Jig

    1. Aldo Rosado 0
      14 lb. Bass absolutely love Bluegill They will swallow that one no problem.
    2. Nice
    3. Me too Mark! Thanks Bryan!
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Beautiful Gill! πŸŽ£πŸ‘
    5. Mark Merlin 0
      Love Ultralight fishing once in a while.
    6. Thanks Chad and Rick!
    7. Mark and ultralight. But I had 4 poles with me yesterday because you just never know πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ£.
    8. Right Chris?!? Strongest freshwater fight per pound hands down!!!
    9. Mark Merlin 0
      What power rod did you use?
    10. imagine if they grew to be 20"!!
    11. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Debbie!!🎣
    12. Rick S 0
      Nice size Gill !
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  4. Tons of crappie and Gills today for the short time I had to fish. Nothing huge but definitely good times. Thankful for my fish time 😎🎣

    12 in. Black Crappie with a Silver/Black Jig

    1. Nice one
    2. Thank you fellas! Best of times
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      I agree, always thankful for my fishing time.
    4. Rick Carey 0
      their you go Deb...nice
    5. Always good when fishing! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    6. Chad Jaco 0
      Way to go Debbie!! Good times for sure!!🎣
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  5. Caught so many my wrist hurt. Saved enough for a meal but had to let this guy go! He survived that chomp!!!! Yep, I felt sorry for it.

    White Crappie with a Silver/white Jig

    1. b ripoer 0
      Yowser. He is a survivor.
    2. I was below
    3. i meant where in the Cuivre River above or below the lake? if you were in the Ozarks instead then nevermind.
    4. Thomas, if you are referring toLake of the Ozarks, I am North East of there.
    5. Are you above or below the lake?
    6. That must have been a snapping turtle to take that big a bite! ouch🎣🐟
    7. I can smell the turtle soup already!
    8. Chad Jaco 0
    9. Rick S 0
      Poor guy!
    10. Wow
    11. Daaaaaamn!
    12. 🀣🀣🀣Bill
    13. Buddy Pierce 0
      eat or be eaten!!!πŸ˜‚
    14. Bill Fussell 0
      he was heard saying β€œI am ironman” on the way back in πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    15. Wow, ouch!
    16. Tod Fisher 0
      Wow look at that. that's a resilient crappie right there.
    17. Awe come on Robert! He deserves a chance to heal! Most definitely a recent chomp. Next time when I fish I turtle hunt too!!!
    18. Looks like a recent CHOMP! Poor guy..... I would've put the last chomp on him! πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  6. 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. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice catch!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice job!πŸ‘πŸŽ£
    4. George Horvath 0
    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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  7. 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. Bryan Harper 0
    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. Robert Coleman 0
      Hells yeah! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    11. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice catch!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    12. George Horvath 0
    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. ray canterbury 0
      Never leave home without a few fishing poles and a few lures!
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  8. 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. James Reynolds 0
      I have fished the beetle spin in most all of the lakes and rivers around north west Florida and i find the best one for me has been the catalpa colored. Black with ...more chartreuse stripes.
    2. Thanks James! Great all purpose lure for sure!
    3. James Reynolds 0
      Nice one. I also use the Johnson Beetle spin a lot. Have had a lot of luck with them.
    4. thank you all! Yes it’s crazy how faster bite changes! 😎
    5. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice slab!πŸŽ£πŸ»πŸ‘Š
    6. Jeff B 0
      Crazy how it can change JUST LIKE THAT! Nice catch Debbie!
    7. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Debbie!!🎣
    8. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice catch!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    9. George Horvath 0
      Looks like a spawn ready male.
    10. Bill Fussell 0
    11. Good job!
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  9. 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. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice one!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    14. George Horvath 0
    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. Robert Coleman 0
      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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  10. 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. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice haul!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    13. Bill Fussell 0
    14. George Horvath 0
      Good trip
    15. Robert Coleman 0
    16. b ripoer 0
      Nice catch
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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