Kansas City Star Fishing Report – January 31

Report This week’s fishing report hasn’t changed much from previous weeks. There was a break up of ice, but expected cold temperatures expected to bring more freezing water. Ice fishing not recommended for most lakes. January 31st Fishing Report Resources My resources for the fishing report include some great people…

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Smallmouth Bass Fishing Missouri Streams

It’s finally starting to feel like fall here in Missouri. The mornings are chilly and the orange and red pigments of the leaves are taking over. Big bucks are on my mind, but this past weekend, I took a break from deer and had a smallmouth bass fishing adventure instead. My…

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Fall Crappie Fishing Small Lakes

Fall Crappie Fishing While many sportsmen are gearing up for deer season, others are getting ready for another great outdoor activity: fall crappie fishing! The fall is my favorite time to be out after big slabs. As the cold weather approaches, the big ones turn on, especially in the old…

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Fishing on the Gasconade River

I spent the September 11th weekend in Waynesville, MO for the annual Missouri Outdoor Communicators Conference. We had the opportunity to float down the Gasconade River most of Sunday and do some fishing. The scenery was spectacular. Dramatic turns in the river opened up to long stretches where you could see far down the banks. Tall Ozark mountains could be seen in all directions around the river, creating scenic backgrounds you envision while reading a book. Other than our group, we saw maybe 4 or 5 other crafts on the water. The float was quite peaceful. I was excited to see all the structure available for the fish and we sure caught a lot of them. Throughout the day, we caught five species including largemouth, kentucky, smallmouth, goggleye, and sunfish.

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