: BITING?? Springfield,Mo.area
02-15-2000, 06:37 PM
I'm coming down on Feb. 18 from southeast Ia. & was wondering if the EYES are biting anywhere semi close to the area. You know; hate to drag the boat if nothings happening. I havn't fished anywhere that far south so I could use a little help. Where, how far from Springfied, how to get there, pattern, etc. etc. I would probably get to fish one day over the weekend but could be worth it for good fishin. Any help would be greatly appreciated. THANKS in advance. WALLYNUT
IB FISHIN EYES
02-16-2000, 06:56 AM
HEY WALLYNUT, YOU'D BE BETTER OFF SPENDING THAT TIME WITH YOUR WIFE IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. WE'LL BE FISHING PLENTY IN A MONTH OR SO AND I CAN'T AFFORD TO HAVE YOU DOING HONEY-DO'S DURING THE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE. TAKE HER SHOPPING IT WILL PAYOFF LATER. YOUR FISHIN PARTNER.
Thought I was the only walleye hunter in SE IA crazy enough to go to Springfield in Feb.
Check out Stockton Lake just north of Springfield or the area just below Truman Dam on the Osage river. I've seen both give up some eyes this time of year.
You would'nt be the walleye nut I know in eastern Mahaska county would you?
02-17-2000, 08:13 PM
Snag, No, I'm not that one, but I grew up in Mahaska co. I moved to Jefferson co. about 20 years ago. Have been fishing Eyes for about 10 years. I started fishing tournaments about 4 years ago. Just can't get enough. Too bad someone invented a little thing called work because it really screws up my fishing. Are you from Mahaska co.? I graduated in 1976 from OHS. I am going to Stockton so maybe i'll see you down there. GOOD LUCK WALLYNUT
Good to hear there is more than two "eye guys" in SE IA.
To honestly answer your question on Stockton, I have not figured out Stockton's walleyes. I observed the PWT tournement held there two years ago. Not many of the pros figured it out either.
Being a tourney guy you probably know they caught most of the fish in wood, very shallow at the upper end of the lake. Of course, it was April when the tournament was held so it wouldn't be a lot of help now EXCEPT their winter has been very light and 98 was a much colder winter and early spring for them.
Hope this helps.
Now for another clue. I've noticed a red Lund Tyee sitting next to McDonalds on occasion, is this your rig? I ask because a walleye rig in this part of the world is rare as ****. There can't be more than a handful of us in SE IA!
Have a good trip to Stockton!
02-19-2000, 10:52 AM
HEY WALLEYENUT! I think your partner is right. You better stay home and save your money. You guys got a new boat to pay for. Maybe you can practce netting in bathtub......
02-19-2000, 10:55 AM
HEY WALLEYENUT! I think your partner is right.
You better stay home and save your money. You
guys got a new boat to pay for. Maybe you can
practce netting in bathtub......
02-20-2000, 06:40 AM
Guess this is too late. I'd say try the pot hole at Bull Shoals. But, there hasn't been the kind of rain we need to really concentrate the walleyes. Been kind of spotty.
02-22-2000, 06:16 PM
SNAG, No, the red lund is not mine but it is a friend of mine's. Guess again? I had a 16' lowe but traded for a 681 RANGER last fall. What do you ride? Stockton was not much success. Snagged 1 about five lbs. & caught 2 4lb bass. I hooked up with a bass guy down there so I didn't have to haul the boat but suffered for electronics so couldn't search for fish very effectively. He said rouges on points is how they have the most luck & frequently catch many good sized fish but it wasn't in the cards. Oh well, a bad day on the water still beats a good day at work. See you on the water. walleynut
I've ran a red 1850 Tyee for seven years. Just ordered a new 1950.
The open water on 12 mile sounds great. I'll probably hit it some night this week.
02-23-2000, 09:58 PM
HEY NEIGHBOR, You ought to stop by the house one of these days. I've got the pictures developed from Mille Lacs & I scanned & blew one up of you & that 9lbder. It came out pretty good. See you soon. walleyenut