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  1. 10 points
    Daryk Campbell Sr

    My son's first deer.

    My son went out for his first hunt and got a deer on his first day. He is still out at the cabin, so I dont have many details. He went with a friend from boy scouts, and his father. They are in Potosi. He called and he was very happy. I am a proud dad. I am to lazy to hunt, not a fan of sitting in the cold. Glad to have a friend who is willing to take him.
  2. 8 points
    Dutch

    Beware of the mighty pelican

    I was always told as a kid that you should put the white stuff on your lips if they were chapped. It wouldn’t do anything for your lips but it would sure as hell keep you from licking them.🤣
  3. 3 points
    Anyone have any tips on installing new Garage door seals....They're a bugger. First attempt using soapy water resulted in about getting a foot installed only to start binding up and becoming nearly impossible by myself. Lots of work planned. Need to cut carpet and install transition trim, finish getting Kitchen bases fixed to the wall, new countertops cut and put in, install my faux electric fireplace, Hang pictures and deer heads, put in the rest of the security system, paint some more and if I'm a good boy get in some fishing with Mike and his son. If anyone is around and wants to stop by you are most welcome. Might put you to work ;)...even if its just grabbing me a cold one..... anything helps.
  4. 3 points
    ness

    My son's first deer.

    I say -- encourage your kids to find things they love to do. If it's not exactly what you wish, you're the one that needs to adapt. It's most important that they love something and that they find happiness and fulfillment. It's not always a straight line.
  5. 3 points
    frenchbritt

    2019 Season

    How is everyone's season going? I am finding a lot of crops still in. Findings some quail but they are small birds. Guessing they are from second hatch. My French Britt. is hunting better than ever. I would rather watch her hunt than do anything else. Everyone be safe.
  6. 3 points
    I'd never gone up to Naknek this late... not many people have except locals I'm told. And even then, didn't see but a couple of boats on the river today. Stayed at Katmai Trophy Lodge near the "rapids" on the Naknek, owned by the Johnson family. They also own Naknek River Camp at the head of the river, at Lake Camp. The camp is closed because all their water lines are exposed, above ground. KTL is a regular lodge with power (electricity) and indoor plumbing so they could stay open all year, if there was fishing to be had. I went up to spend time with good friend, John McCloskey, one of their main guides at KTL. John did a spey casting clinic for us at the resort last December. John had 3 clients this week from Georgia. They are clients of his on his home waters in north GA. Jason, Jane and their 9 year old son John. John specializes is swinging flies and the Cooke's were there to partake. The river was a little high and off color due to rains and an east wind. John says the rainbows don't like dirty water. Water temp was 43-44 degrees. We had a variety of weather. Three days of winds in excess of 40 mph and a couple "breezy" days. Rain everyday except one. But temps stayed decent - 45 - 53 degrees daytime and rarely dropped below 40 at night. Unseasonably warm, but always windy and rainy. I'd call it normal RAW Alaska weather for late October. Fishing was good the first day in spite of heavy winds but the bite steadily slowed down each day, like the rainbows were leaving the river. We were seeing some flesh flowing by but not much. Nothing else for them to eat really except may be a sculpin here and there. They winter in Naknek Lake and will migrate there about now. John says they stated one week too long. But the rainbows we did catch were impressive. They swung flesh and sculpins and I threw my spinning gear and 1/8th ounce jigs. I used mostly 4-pound line but did use 6-pound occasionally. The bigger the rainbow and easier they were to land, mainly because they were so fat with flesh. We fished flats - fast water spots with depressions and rocks holding fish and depths not more than 3 feet deep. That's what made my jig work, they hit it even if it was real close to the surface - and the swing or worked out in front of me. I landed 3 - 30+inch bows, 6 bows between 25 and 29, one at 20 and 2 about 15 inches. I lost a couple - one at the net and one broke off. The best color was black/purple and sculpin/ginger a close second. John played around with the jig and loved it. He couldn't get over how effective it was. I know he hooked several rainbows and landed one that I saw. They caught a half dozen swinging flies. I know Jason landed a couple pushing 30 inches. They saw one bear. I wasn't fishing at the time though so I didn't see it. We didn't fish any other areas - stay below the Counting Towers and across from King Island. There were 2 other guide boats out all week with 2 clients each... that's it.
  7. 3 points
    Mitch f

    Lyric's heard wrong

    2 Elton John songs.... “Hold me closer Tony Danza” and... ”She’s got electric boobs, her mom has too”
  8. 2 points
    Quillback

    Indian Creek - Dam area 11/1

    Launched at 1030, fished until 5 PM. It was tough, fished a spinnerbait and cranks in the coves off Indian Creek, all I had to show for it was one scrawny keeper largemouth that hit the spinner bait. Tons of shad back in the coves and in the main channel too. Seemed like about every cast there would be shad skittering around that were spooked by the spinnerbait. Water back in Indian is a nice stained green and with the high water, lots of brush and trees to fish around. The bass didn't seem to be active however, maybe the bluebird sky had them sulking. Later in the afternoon I fished the rocky banks and points out in the main basin by the dam with a Ned rig. Caught a half dozen smallmouth in the 12-15" range. Fish were out in about 10 FOW. Quite a few shad around there too. Water is a bit stained, maybe 5 feet of visibility. Saw what looked to be a few stripers briefly come up after shad, but other than that didn't see any striper activity. Saw only one boat fishing for them. Lots of shad, good water color, WT was around 61. Things should bust loose soon. This post has been promoted to an article
  9. 2 points
    Dutch

    Beware of the mighty pelican

    Fishing up the Big Sac we saw around 100 pelicans. At one point a bunch flew overhead. One of them let a load go. It hit my boat midway of the port rod locker and splattered on the console, passenger’s seat, on my partner’hood, the back deck and the motor. After I had scrubbed the carpet and wet vacced it I had to spray it down with air freshener to get rid of the rotten fish smell. So be careful watching them fly.
  10. 2 points
    Terrierman

    My son's first deer.

    My parents were divorced when I was very young. My love for the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, floating - all of it - came from friends and my love of reading. I read all the time as a youngster, outdoor magazines, books you name it. I fell in love with it as much from the printed page as from anything else. One second cousin used to go rabbit hunting with me in my early teens. That was pretty much it for family actually going out with me. But. Family mentors are a blessing. My mother and grandmother both encouraged it for me, but I pretty much had to do it and learn it on my own. Which in looking back on it, was really OK. When I say the things I know I learned the hard, hard way, it's not really a joke. Daryk, you're lucky to have friends who will help teach your son. Keep encouraging it!
  11. 2 points
    Johnsfolly

    My son's first deer.

    My dad stopped hunting when my older brother was born and he never took me out. I didn't hunt until I was 29 and shot my biggest deer to date that season. I have killed many since that time. Neither of my two oldest have actually shot a deer. Although I had taken them out. Both had a couple of chances, but they preferred to do some other things. I bought a crossbow for my wife and youngest daughter. She has been practicing and is dead on out to 25 yards. She is sending me texts of the deer that she is seeing. So I expect if I can get her in the blind when I get back home, she is likely to get a shot at one. I agree with Terrierman, I have always processed my own deer. Even though my oldest kids aren't active hunters yet, they appreciate where meat comes from and the sacrifice. They all love venison. Also squirrel is a big deal in the Folly household, not as much as a household in Milo MO. That guy is a flat out predator on those tree rats ! So Daryk keep encouraging your son. Hunting and fishing can provide great insight in ethics, conservation, and for many a greater appreciation for what one has been provided and can provide for themselves. Congrats!
  12. 2 points
    dpitt

    Articulated Streamer

    Going to try this on the White soon, so see if it will entice some pre spawning browns. Rear Hook Size #4 Gamakastu front #1. Tail, Saddle Hackle Bodies tightly palmered grizzly hackle, Front shank lead wrapped to offset the grizzly Hackle Head, dumbell eyes with Lazer Dubbing.
  13. 2 points
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    I've posted before about lambsicles. Tonight the sides were couscous and pan roasted broccoli.
  14. 2 points
    Lifes2Short

    Lake conditions

    I think we ended up with 18 crappie and about 10 green fish but it took us 7 hours. 😳
  15. 2 points
    fishinwrench

    My son's first deer.

    Another boy becomes a man. 👍
  16. 2 points
    netboy

    Backyard fishing 11/1

    Waded the backyards around Wildcat access this afternoon and had fun on dry flies. There were lots of fish feeding on midges and small mayflies that were hatching in the grass. Size 20 Parachute Adams worked well. Switched back to the peach egg and caught this nice rainbow. He was holding just below a Redd and apparently waiting on eggs.
  17. 1 point
    drew03cmc

    Sold, please delete

    Hey all, selling some baits that I don't use. Pricing is listed, spend $20 and I'll cover shipping. Left column- Lightning Pointer 98 SOLD KVD J200 SOLD Megabass Trick Darter $7 Megabass Vibration X Jr SOLD Megabass Griffon Zero $7 Center column- Ima Squarebill $4 Megabass Giant Dog X $7 Lucky Craft Sammy 100 $7 Megabass Dog X Jr $6 Megabass Griffon Zero SOLD Right column- Megabass Dog X Jr Slide Sinker $6 Megabass Dog X Jr Slide Sinker $6 Lucky Craft Gunfish 95 $7 Lucky Craft Gunfish 95 $7 Yozuri 3DB Suspending crank $4 Whopper Plopper 90 $5 3 ZMan spinnerbaits, 3/8oz $12
  18. 1 point
    Terrierman

    My son's first deer.

    There's a lot to be said for making your own meat. On so many levels. That one will be a perfect eater and a great memory from now on. Congratulations to your son.
  19. 1 point
    Terrierman

    What's Cooking?

    Venison meat loaf, smoked of course. That's Oklahoma Joe's mustard style BBQ sauce on top. Good sauce, has a nice bite to it. Hickory today for smoke. The side will be steamed cabbage.
  20. 1 point
    straw hat

    Lake conditions

    52 F at Ruark today, 4 or 5 foot visibility. No fish at all, not even a little bass! Water a little stained. 49 F at CC, water dingy, maybe 2 ft visibility. A couple crappie suspended in 15' but a lot of nice bass at 8 to 15'. 2 keepers (which I di not keep). Caught the bass on very large shiners and they were very aggressive and nearly white in appearance.
  21. 1 point
    fshndoug

    My son's first deer.

    He got his first deer at a younger age than I did.I hope he gets many more.
  22. 1 point
    liphunter

    My son's first deer.

    Congrats to you both Daryk. Fantastic shot placement.
  23. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    My son's first deer.

    Very nice. Congrats to your son buddy! Looks like a great shot.
  24. 1 point
    There ain't nothing to walk on under that lake. Pretty sure that soggy muck-pudding goes all the way to the core of the earth.
  25. 1 point
    The white part is mostly urine. Good thing he did not barf on ya!
  26. 1 point
    Well, it still works. 😁
  27. 1 point
    Hunter91

    The boy scored!

    My son finally scored his first archery kill this morning!
  28. 1 point
    Terrierman

    What's Cooking?

    Best toast ever. As long as there is lots of butter.
  29. 1 point
    Lifes2Short

    Lake conditions

    Main lake clear & 53 degrees.
  30. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Beware of the mighty pelican

    It's an Asian anti-aging treatment, relax and enjoy.
  31. 1 point
    dpitt

    MLF in Missouri this week?

    Love the format of MLF, very impressed at how those guys almost always find lots of fish, the comebacks are fun to watch also.
  32. 1 point
    slothman

    MLF in Missouri this week?

    Very cool. I bet you will learn a ton sitting in the boat with those guys.
  33. 1 point
    Smallie Seeker

    09/23-09/27

    Had a great time vacationing at the lake last week. It was really fun and interesting fishing during this 5 day period due to such a variety of conditions we encountered. From fishing in the boat with bluebird skies and high winds trying to grind out a bite on Wed., to steady downpours on Thurs., wading around the dam with zero flow for several hours on Fri., and finally drifting from the cable down the trophy section with flood gates open and trout gorging on shad Sat./Sun., with a few nighttime wading outings mixed in, it was an awesome experience! Top flies were #18 tan scuds during no flow, and #14/#12 grey and brown scuds with the gates open. Saw quite a few people doing well on red/orange San Juan worms and worm/scud tandem rigs. Caught fish at night around the dam on black 1/8 and 3/32nd jigs. Once the gates opened up, 1/8 white and dead drifted was the ticket. Fish were all really chunky and had a lot of fight. Ashley somehow caught a decent carp on a sculpin jig on Wed. which was the first fish of the trip. Seen the color and thought she had her first brown on. I think I was more excited than she was, but quickly noticed it wasn’t fighting her at all and she drug it right in. She was a bit bummed but I thought it was hilarious! 😂 We caught a lot of really nice fish and I managed 2 browns on scuds wading near the dam. Lost a really nice bow during no flow on Fri. that I’m still aching over. 6-7 lb fish that would have probably been my pb on a fly. All in all it was an excellent trip, my best one so far. Landed a lot of fish, too many to count, and my hands are still sore from all the abuse!
  34. 1 point
    Quillback

    Lyric's heard wrong

    You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel..
  35. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    Boy This Will Spoil A Person

    Many years ago when we lived in the old house we had a big ashley wood stove we used for heat and it had to heat everything. In 1o84 we built a new huse and moved the big Ashley into it. The first time we built a fire we had all the doors and windows open. Made it through 2 winters with a window basically wide open. Finally dad decided that was enough and put in a Warm Morning propane stove and it's still here. Ironically dad decided to go with propane about the same time I completely moved out for college?
  36. 1 point
    Did you put some salve on your mosquito bites the next morning?
  37. 1 point
    oneshot

    Boy This Will Spoil A Person

    That was first time using it. Now just put 3 sticks in and cut the air down. Keeps the house between 75 and 80 degrees which is fine. You would think Creosote would build up but we clean the Flue every year and it is always pretty clean. Have to have Ceiling Fan on to keep pushing the heat around. Last couple years have heated with just wood but I was more able to cut it. oneshot
  38. 1 point
    edwin

    Looking for Lew's reel recommendations

    Tnx rps! I've been a lurker for a few years. Buying this old boat (1990 model BTW) sure makes me appreciate the 2008 BassCat Cougar I had with big HB's on the console and bow, new everything, huge decks front and rear, and the purr of that 250 Opti scooting down the lake. That said, this previously enjoyed boat will serve just fine for my limited use and weak at best skills. tight lines, edwin
  39. 1 point
    jdmidwest

    Boy This Will Spoil A Person

    135 Degrees is like medium rare..... Might want to stick to the propane
  40. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    Enormous Creek Fish! Amazing Day!

    Great fish. Congrats! What a great trip on a productive creek. I used to fish a very similar creek (only caught a 4 lb largemouth) with lots of 14 to 16 inch fish. I never got the bug to try and bass fish any lakes when that creek produced everytime that I fished it. Those places are ozark gems.
  41. 1 point
    FishnDave

    Lyric's heard wrong

    Late to this post... but what about Elton John...."Hold me closer, Tony Danza" (instead of Tiny Dancer)?
  42. 1 point
    Smallie Seeker

    09/23-09/27

  43. 1 point
    Smallie Seeker

    09/23-09/27

  44. 0 points
    Maybe I'm wrong, but sounds like they may be scoping out the docks. Knowing what set of docks is next, claiming that is what they are looking for, when they are really looking to see what's available, when they are challenged.
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