Fri, Nov 21st, 2014

Fishing - Missouri Kansas Iowa Illinois - Private Hunting

"Fall Fishing"

Bass Fishing at the Strip Pits

"Feel that cool breeze?" I can feel "and" smell that fall weather. Those hot "sultry days" of summer are gone. Yes, the fall hunting seasons are upon us and I'm all keyed up and ready to go FISHING! That's right, fishing! The water temperatures have cooled. The big boys should be more inclined to take your offerings.

So we have Dove, Teal and Turkey seasons upon us. Which-ever game I pursue, I will take my fishing rod along. During those mid-day slumps, I hit the ponds on HSP properties. Just remember to add "fishing" to your reserved selection. Make sure your reserved property has a pond. How do you do that? Try this - on the AWA reservation system form, select the state and then select fishing. This will give you all farms that have ponds that are included in the lease. Once I selected Missouri fishing, the system gave me "21 properties." I then jotted down the farm number and the county of those that I wanted to check out. I ended the session (or back arrow) and went back to the beginning where you can select harvest reports. With the state still selected along with fishing, select harvest reports. Scan through all of the other states until you find Missouri...

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"Strip Pit Hawg"

Bass Fishing at the Strip Pits

This Bass was caught around 4 in the afternoon. My son Aaron, who is a tag along member, actually caught the fish. We didn't have a scale so we couldn't weigh her, but was able to measure and she was 24 inches long. The lure was top water yellow skirted twin blade spinner bait. The Bass was laying about 2 feet off the...

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"Beginner's Luck"

Bass Fishing with Hunting Sports Plus

It has been said, "That some people have all the luck." Of course, everybody readily knows that beginners fall into that category. Most of the rest of us fall victim to the proverbial "Murphy's Law." I never did like Murphy because I thought he was too much of an optimist. And then, there's my grandson...

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