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I live in Texas county and would like to know if anyone can tell me of a place where I can get dropped off by my wife and fish upstream to a pick up point. I've fished the trout parks but I'm the type that likes to find out of the way places to fish that people don't normally go to. To me that's where you get the true trout fishing experience. We moved here about a year ago and I did a bunch of trout fishing in Pennsylvania but never in parks like there are here. I want to teach my stepsons how to really do it, the way I was taught and know. The right way.Thanks in advance,
 

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The rivers below the trout parks might suit you better. There are several trophy trout areas. You might consider renting a canoe and floating. I like the 11 Point River but it would be difficult to wade.
 

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The rivers below the trout parks might suit you better. There are several trophy trout areas. You might consider renting a canoe and floating. I like the 11 Point River but it would be difficult to wade.
What's your go to bait for places like that?
 

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Most of the trophy areas have regulations on what you can use. I think bait is a no go on all of them. Some are "fly" only, no trebel hooks, etc.
If legal, I have caught a lot of trout on the 11 point with small rebel crawdad crankbaits. I have also had good luck with rooster tails and wooly worms with a spinner. Most important is to be able to get it deep in fast water.
 

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Most of the trophy areas have regulations on what you can use. I think bait is a no go on all of them. Some are "fly" only, no trebel hooks, etc.
If legal, I have caught a lot of trout on the 11 point with small rebel crawdad crankbaits. I have also had good luck with rooster tails and wooly worms with a spinner. Most important is to be able to get it deep in fast water.
Thanks for the helpful info it's much appreciated. Tight lines 😉
 

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Thanks for the helpful info it's much appreciated. Tight lines 😉
That basic information will work well on just about all southern mo streams so dont overlook the smallmouth and goggleye fishing in SOMO.
 
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If you are into camping an overnight float would be awsome. Big browns come out at night. Try the Meramec from Hwy. 8 down. Camp below where the springs dump in. Nice, comfortable 2 day float and I bet you will catch fish.
 

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White River in Arkansas may be more to your liking.
 

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Most of the trophy areas have regulations on what you can use. I think bait is a no go on all of them. Some are "fly" only, no trebel hooks, etc.
If legal, I have caught a lot of trout on the 11 point with small rebel crawdad crankbaits. I have also had good luck with rooster tails and wooly worms with a spinner. Most important is to be able to get it deep in fast water.
The Rebel Crawdad cranks and the Rebel Grasshoppers yellow/black are killer in those streams!

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We used to go below Monatauk and fish the river in the winter time. Could wade fish down to several road crossings . Dead minnows seemed to work well.
 
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