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Good People - Good Water - Good Fish

Missouri was part of the May 2018 California Trip covering states from MO to CA to KS.  Little Piney Creek in Arlington, MO is spring-fed.  It runs through Lane Spring Campground, in which Brooke and I spent the night.

This is one of my favorite places as the campground is spread out, and the water is crystal clear and beautiful cyan hues.  This trout did not come easy, though.  I fished for four hours and still did not have a trout, yet they were rising everywhere.  I had a conference at 2pm, so I drove back into town, about 20 minutes away.  Took a nap, as I drove all night to get there, woke-up and started fishing again.  Finally, after hours of fishing, I caught one in some falls with a green copper john.

But, I was still unhappy; the trout were still rising.  I switch my caddis to a olive dun pattern.  Took one cast and fish on!

I was too tired to go to the next state, so Brooke and I spent the night!  This a place I would return to!

Missouri Done!