5 years ago
• The morning dawned cloudy and cool, a mere 69 degrees, after several days of 90 degree-plus weather. I welcomed the cooldown.
The day before, I had endured 11 hours of pollen-filled winds and the blazing hot sun of Lake of the Ozarks, while pitching Senkos to bedding largemouth bass.
Today, however, I would be accompanying Will Rollins on the Gasconade River for smallmouth bass. (Bill Cooper)
• If you ask the average canoeing beginner what they want in a fishing canoe, chances are that stability will be at the top of their list.
The reason for this is probably the folk wisdom that canoes are inherently tippy, reinforced by the hordes of paddlers that wend their wet way down the popular Ozark streams, crashing into rocks and logs and frequently flipping.
But all canoe designs are compromises between tracking ability and maneuverability, and between speed and stability. (Al Agnew)