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Bass Fishing Tips for Fall in Missouri

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When the nights start cooling down Missouri’s bass fishing starts heating up. The annual shad migration to shallower water has already started. As you head up the rivers and big creek arms of the major reservoirs you will find them, threadfin and gizzard shad, sometimes acres of them. Find the shad and you will find the bass.   With so …

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An Unexpected Call

Recently I was sitting in line waiting to get the oil changed in my truck when my cell phone rang.  I didn’t recognize the number and it wasn’t programed into my phone but I answered it anyway. The voice on the other end of the line was an old friend who I had not seen in several years.  He said, …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Lake Wappapello

Lake Wappapello State Park is one of the favorite fishing holes in southeast Missouri.

This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show!  Lake Wappapello State Park Located northeast of Poplar Bluff …

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Finding the Best Places to Fish in Missouri


One of the reasons I love living in Missouri so much is our great topographic diversity. When you combined that with four distinct weather seasons, the outcome is a state full of lakes, streams and rivers with their own “personalities.” No two lakes, rivers or streams fish exactly the same; each changes not only from year to year, season to …

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Calmer Waters: Fishing Small Lakes in Missouri

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During the last week, I had the opportunity to fish several of the smaller lakes of mid-Missouri: Little Dixie near Fulton, Teal Lake and Lakeview Park Lake in Mexico, Sugar Creek near Moberly and Binder Lake outside of Jefferson City. These are lakes you’ve maybe never heard of, but a common thread is they are managed by the Missouri Department …

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A Fish Called Lorraine: Fishing at Lake of the Ozarks

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Being from Missouri and old enough to be out of college, you would think I would have caught a fish or have at least been fishing in a boat by now. Nope. And when I told @MoTravelGuy about this … well of course I got the wide-eyes that were screaming “WE HAVE TO GET A VIDEO OF YOU FISHING- THIS …

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Fishing on Stockton Lake


Like many people, I often catch myself thinking of Stockton Lake as “The Sailboat Lake.” While that may be true in some regards, Stockton Lake is a fantastic fishery.  I had the opportunity to spend four days bass fishing on Stockton a couple of weeks ago. What I found was that it wasn’t only the sun that was shining. Catching …

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Destination Eminence


When many of us think about traveling to Eminence, Missouri, the first thing that comes to mind is summertime floating down a beautiful clear Ozark river or taking a horseback trail ride through the rugged Ozark forests. Recently, I was fortunate enough to spend time in the area experiencing fantastic smallmouth bass fishing, hiking in to view amazing natural springs, …

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