River Fun

Discussion in 'Bass' started by RchurE, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. RchurE

    RchurE Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2010
    Well some of you may know that river fishing is one of my main passions. I have been fortunate to get out the past couple weekends and have some absolutely incredible trips. Sunday the 25th, the misses and I were able to get out for a rare float with just the two of us. We had a beautiful day on the water, but were constantly being interrupted by tugging at the end of our line. :D We caught a boat load of bass with a few nice smallies and countless in the 13" range. I also had a blast landing my largest ever river drum and what is likely my largest river largemouth to date as well on a topwater bait that produced the most violent topwater bite I have ever seen!!! Here are a few pics from that trip:
     

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  2. RchurE

    RchurE Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2010
    Then yesterday, things got even better, when we took the entire family out. A rare chance, for the misses and I to enjoy time on the water with all three kids and to top things off, my Dad was able to join in the fun as well. We had the same results as the previous week. Fantastic fishing, with a lot of fish caught and a few pretty good ones as well! Luckily, this weekend looks to hold more of the same!!!
     

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  3. wiser1

    wiser1 Trash Picker

    Apr 15, 2013
    Jefferson county
    Good feesh ...Dang big drum ....
     
  4. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
    Looks like a blast, that's one fun thing about the river, you never know what you have till ya get it to the boat.
     
  5. seth_turner_04

    seth_turner_04 Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2005
    Owensville, MO
    Nice fish! Those drum LOVE to eat crankbaits and craw imitations. I've been disappointed many times in the past few years by those turds.
     

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  6. MOGC

    MOGC Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    SE Ozark's
    Awesome fishing trips!
     
  7. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Great fish....great family outing....couldn't ask for anything more.:eek::
     
  8. OutbackBio

    OutbackBio Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2009
    Kansas City
    What an awesome trip!
     
  9. RchurE

    RchurE Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2010
    Yeah, my big fella smashed a square bill! He was a blast to catch, but then again we weren't tournament fishing. :)

    Thanks all, it has been so much fun, we are going back and doing it again this weekend!!!
     
  10. Hooks

    Hooks Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2010
    Down the bayou
    River fishing is a blast and you just reminded how fun it is and also that I haven't made a smallmouth float trip yet this summer.
    Good luck on your next trip.
     
  11. Gamegetter

    Gamegetter Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Good stuff Russ. Looks like a dream season on the water. :eek::
     
  12. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Some great trips. Makes me want to make time to fish.
     
  13. letemgrow

    letemgrow Well-Known Member

    That is part of the fun of river fishing....never know what you will get on the end of the line.
     
  14. truehunter

    truehunter Active Member

    542
    Dec 30, 2015
    What river you on there ? Great pics ,I might hit the bourbeuse myself.
     
  15. bigbass

    bigbass Keep calm and Chive on!

    Nov 17, 2009
    Wentzville
    Lots a good smallies there..
     
  16. DADAKOTA

    DADAKOTA Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2006
    Used to river fish all the time, but its been a long time since I've gone. Looks like a couple awesome trips.
     
  17. RB.

    RB. Senior Member

    May 16, 2003
    warren county
    Great trip bro. River fishing is fun especially with the whole family on the trip. You really been knocking them silly this year. Had to look here to see some responses other than mine in the other spot. Keep after them.
     
  18. RchurE

    RchurE Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2010
    Well if all goes well, we will be after them again this weekend! It's tough catching fish like that and then having to work all week. :(
     
  19. RB.

    RB. Senior Member

    May 16, 2003
    warren county
    Not me. Retired is great.
     
  20. RchurE

    RchurE Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2010
    Oh sure, RUUUUB it in Dave!!!:D