Pics from last night and today......

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Got out for some gigin and night fishing last night, and then went down to The Lake of the Ozarks this morning to fish and swim. Good times. Got a mess of frogs last night along with a few Crappie. Today I caught some small Bluegill, and a nice sized fish I cant seem to identify. Maybe someone here can help me out.

Heres the pics from last night....Not too many. Its hard to hold a flashlight, gig, and camera at the same time...Saw a couple water snakes, but it was a safe night.

This is my gig....Wood pole, and 3 prong spear. It works great and is very sturdy....The Orange tape really helps me see the end of my spear. Kinda helps every once in awhile...
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The boy with the first frog of the night....Tiny huh? :D Ah, hes still learning.
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Pics from today....It was hot and humid, then a wicked thunderstorm cooked up so we bailed. It was nice though. This is a great spot I have been coming to for years. Great place to throw up a Hammock and have a fire to after a nice day fishing...

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When we got down to the beach I found 2 poles someone left behind. Also pictured is my Voodoo Tactical Hydration pack. I love that thing. Makes a nice bag to fish with, and to bike with.
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The knife of the day for me was the F1. Great blade. I love it around the water. Stainless, and the handle is grippy when wet. I carried it with an IWB loop snaped around a loop on my shorts. (no belt). Carried very well. No problamo.
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beatin the heat!
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Heres the fish. It put up one hell of a fight. Caught him on a smaller hook/worm/bobber combo not to far out in the water. He played with my bait for awhile before I got him hooked. He had a nice meal. Anyways, anyone know what kind of fish this is? I couldnt find anything like it in the MO fishing book I have.....

Next to the 18in Stainless Condor for referance.
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more to come........
 
Good campin spot.
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My boys love MREs for some reason....
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Nasty storm. Been a few of these lately.
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Hope you folks enjoyed the pics.....
 
BTW....This is a group campsite with shelter and bathrooms. Nice place for a gathering or what!!!!
 
That would be an awesome place for camping with friends. Looks like a great couple days. :thumbup:
 
Yep that's a drum. We always catch a bunch of those when walleye fishing. Looks like a great place.
 
Nice stuff, pull out the otiliths (ear bones) off the drum, they are the size of silver dollars. Used to be use as jewelry by the natives.
 
Great pics Jake, looks like a really nice spot. That's a lot like what it looked like here today before the down poor that lasted hours and is still lightly raining.

That fish looks like a drum to me, was it making a druming noise in its head? I always collect the stones from the heads of the ones I've found on the shore. I need to find another one, I'm curious if they will spark a fire steel.
 
Very nice spot J.

where on the lake? I am about an hour and a half or so (depends on traffic through the boonies) from Camdenton. don't know if I could make a get gether, but that is a good looking spot for one.

Pat
 
A Drum.....Thanks guys!! How do you pull out the earbones? I didnt even know fish had ears....

Weird, it didnt make a sound when I caught it, and was handling it.....
 
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Very nice spot J.

where on the lake? I am about an hour and a half or so (depends on traffic through the boonies) from Camdenton. don't know if I could make a get gether, but that is a good looking spot for one.

Pat

Hey man! This is Warsaw. Thibaut Point to be exact. Id like very much to put together a gathering. It all would depend on who was interested and when was a good time for the best turnout.
 
A Drum.....Thanks guys!! How do you pull out the earbones? I didnt even know fish had ears....

They are more like stones than bones...and you just cut the head open back behind the eyes. They are somewhat kidney-shaped smooth and rounded on one side rough textured on the other. The bigger the fish the bigger the stones. I'd say the ones in that drum would be about the size of quarters.
 
Thanks Mist. I just went an pulled em out....Slightly smaller then a quarter and wont spark my LMF rod....Still, cool though. Thanks!!
 
Thanks Mist. I just went an pulled em out....Slightly smaller then a quarter and wont spark my LMF rod....Still, cool though. Thanks!!

Cool, glad I could help Bro. I haven't played with any of them in years...I used to have a hell of a collection of them as lots of Drum come through the gates at the dam here and then wash up on the shore.
 
The stones in a large drums head is much different than the ones in smaller drums. I cut the stones out of a drum that weighed about fifteen pounds. The stones were about as big as silver dollars with a lot of smaller stones encrusted into it.
 
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awesome pics Jake.. looks like a blast man..:thumbup: i bet my 2 wild ones would be loving it..:eek:

that 7th pic down, it looks like Cypress in the pic...:D
 
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