My ole stompin' grounds! The Honey Hole! My place! The James River (Missouri Version). Spent many years wading up & down this waterway and while the river is everchanging, I learned every single good spot to stop and toss line.....usually to hook a lunker or two or twenty. When I turned 4 years old, my parents moved us out east of Springfield, MO to a small 3 bedroom house located only about 1 mile from what became "The Honey Hole", an extravagant & wild world of abundant Bass & Bluegill. By age nine, I had learned to fish and began spending time walking down to the river with my dad to wade the waters and slay the smallies. Back then, it was a whole different world. That was 34 years ago before the housing boom took place and developments in East Springfield went thru the roof. New neighborhoods of residential homes and farms upriver meant cloudier waters, downstream. Fast forward to today and you can see the physical toll this has taken with the layer of phosphates covering the riverbed rocks. It's a shame, yes, but to me, its still as beautiful as the first day I hooked into that monster bucketmouth. From as far east as Steelman Bridge (Division or YY HWY) all the way to Springfield Lake and even down to Table Rock Lake, I've scouted and explored nearly every inch of the James River, rippin' lips off the entire time.
My 2 cents? Whatever calls to your soul, you must submit to....you inevitably will eventually. Get out into the world and explore, and you can start in your own backyard. RTA
It's official, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are headed to the Super Bowl this year! Much to our chagrin the Bucs have home field advantage for the first time in NFL history but we have faith in our boys to get the job done. Ultimately we suspect it'll be an intense game!
To celebrate we're having a contest! The winner will get a whopping $250 Gift Card to our store! All you have to do is predict the winner, and guess the final score(for tie-breakers). We're obviously pretty stoked to see our Chiefs headed to the big game!