HOOKED ON FISHING
(Mark Goines is a fishing professional based out of LeFlore County)
By MARK GOINES
Hello everyone. Where has the year gone? Can you believe it’s almost Christmas? Lots of families are taking the drive up to Branson to check out all the cool lights and do a little shopping while they are there.
For all you guys out there that hate to shop, here is an idea: While the ladies are shopping head over to Taneycomo and do some trout fishing. I recently filmed a show there and spent the day on the water with my long-time friend, retired professional angler John Sappington with Fishin Guide Branson guide service.
Now John is no stranger to fishing. Being a past FLW Tour Cup Champion, if it swims he knows how to catch it. I know you are probably thinking you need a fly rod to go trout fishing.
Not so. We used ultra light ABU GARCIA Spinning tackle and spooled up 4-6 # Berkley Trilene. Me trying to use a fly rod would be scary, if you know what I mean. The technique we used was a Carolina rig jerk bait.
Because of the faster moving current positioning the trout real close the bottom, the Carolina rig kept the bait in constant contact with the bottom. With the good quality graphite rods we used you could feel the bait bumping along the bottom and then all of the sudden you would feel the rod load of and the fight was on.
It was a good day on the water and we ended the show with a nice 20’’ rainbow . So next time you are in the Branson area give John a call or look him up the web at fishingguidebranson.com. No need to bring anything, just get in the boat.
Well I have exciting news for all my friends and fans of my show. Beginning Dec. 24, my show is moving from Fox 24 to KFSM channel 5 and will air Saturday at 5:30 a.m. and Sunday at 6:30 a.m.
More news coming about my show. So stay tuned.
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