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  1. With heavy rain in the forecast, and the expected rise in the water level at TR, parking spots at the ramps will be limited. Therefore the COE has requested that boat owners use the least amount of space possible to park their rigs. Here's the pic they posted of the recommended way to park.
    17 points
  2. My son and I snuck out to the stream for a couple hours last night and he caught his first wild trout....on a fly that he tied no less. Needless to say he was very excited. The water was pretty high but we managed to land a few fish anyway.
    10 points
  3. So water was off again tonight. Took some of my first timer buddies out to the shelf by rebar again and we fished up by the Dam. Bite on jerks started off slow but then picked up. Id call it a really good night, but not a great night. We threw a few different flavors of SS606 and some other generic WLures. Same cadence as last night with a super slow presentation and occasional jerk. Had the first casualty too of a white pearl SS606 when Ray had a big one break off 10lb braid... fish was smoking drag and then Bam it was gone. Never got a decent look at it. That white one and the scu
    8 points
  4. lmt-outfitters

    Walleye report

    These fronts r coming so fast the walleye have gotten a little difficult for me. Today had six keepers 2 shorts. Had 3 keepers bottom bouncing in 12 to 16 ft. Pulling at about .8 mph. Using new floating butterfly blade from northland. The r very good at keeping you from getting hung up as much. The other 3 keepers came on pitching jig and plastics to the normal pool bank line. About 5 ft deep. Working out to about 10 ft.
    8 points
  5. LD Fisher

    Lake levels

    Looks like the lake level is headed up due to all the rain. I hope it doesn't get too high because when everyone was catching two fish per hook, I couldn't get to my boat without using another boat! We are heading down next weekend for an extended stay (along with probably 60,000 of my closest friends😆). The wife and I came two weeks ago to do a little meat fishing and did well, but we lost two crappie to some unemployed otters😡. Hopefully the fishing will still be good, I can reach my boat on the dock, the tackle I've been stockpiling based on everyone reports will still be good and I
    7 points
  6. I could only accomplish that under the stress of being under the influence of a Cranial-Rectal inversion. Of which I am chronic.
    7 points
  7. "Honey, the truck made a funny sound when I parked it." "That's ok babe, I'm sure it's nothing serious, I'll make sure and check it out when we get back from fishing this afternoon" "ok honey, I hope we catch a bunch"
    6 points
  8. Bill, why would you think that a person who hits the only trailer on a huge parking lot can write? Mike
    5 points
  9. Champ188

    Hummingbird Mega 360

    Said a mouthful right there, bo. If you don't understand the ways of the creature you're trying to catch, no amount of technology is going to do it for you. I'm still running 998 and 958 Birds on my boat and am more than happy with them.
    5 points
  10. Paul Dallas used to get asked a lot of dumb questions back on the old Conservation Cafe, but his time commitments to his sponsors and such, , ,, and dealing with his debilitating arthritis of late due to catching so many mammoth sized bass and trout....he couldn’t keep up with timely response, especially during those long periods of unjust incarceration. He asks that his fans forgive him, and to respect his privacy, particularly his loyal base in Japan whom he loves and is preparing an exclusive at-home pay per view event which will be costly but worth every penny or Yen. Stay tuned.....
    5 points
  11. BilletHead

    Talents

    Warning picture heavy, We have members on here with some real talent. those that draw wildlife and paint. Those that paint lures, tie and create flies. Woodworkers too. I bet there is more out there that have not come forward. Then we find others not out there. I found one. His choice of medium for his art are antlers. Solid core antlers like whitetail deer. When I ran upon his work I was really amazed. We visited some on his work. I told him I had a couple long tines off of a moose palm. I kept a couple more of them, gave away the rest of the palm and @duckydoty was gifted th
    4 points
  12. garyw

    Found fish in trees

    I fish the trees a lot...........OH you mean trees IN the water.......never mind.😊
    4 points
  13. vernon

    Lake levels

    You’re in luck! We’re heading home tomorrow morning so I’m sure conditions will improve dramatically once we’ve cleared downrange. Consider today just a little going away gift to remember us by😉. Kinda curious what the total rainfall since last Thursday has been as well as the median daily temperatures. Personally, we think this week just might represent some of our finest work - highlighted by Monday and Tuesday! As for the fishing we’re the last two guys you should ask!
    4 points
  14. rps

    Ned rods

    I am that square peg. I built a bait cast rod on a MHX blank, the SJ8600 model. I spiral wrapped and used micro guides. I put a Revo MGX on it and use the Maxima 5 lb line. Suits me just fine.
    4 points
  15. Maryland has been in a state of lockdown and that only sustenance fishing was allowed while using the necessary social distancing guidelines. After this trip the stated allowed recreational fishing and this Friday will open up more things like barber shops, stores, some restaurants, etc.. Anyway back during the full lockdown we took out a few of my wife's crab traps, brandishing our face masks, armed with hand sanitizer, and went to a spot that we have had good luck in the past. Usually Livie and I usually fish while my wife tends the traps. No different on this trip. We were bottom fishi
    3 points
  16. vernon

    Lake levels

    Snagged, I’m crushed. Your words are hurtful. 😔
    3 points
  17. Fixed it for you, Dave.😁
    3 points
  18. I use a ball style shakey head. We pour them without the screw lock, and with an EWG style Mustad hook, specifically for the stupid tube. Might not work with a Tender Tube. We run them with flip tubes, generally. Easiest way to rig it is to just make a slit on what will be the bottom of the tube, put the head in and through, and super glue it in and shut. Then TX rig the hook. We also use wire guard heads on our tubes. Those hook up a little better than the stupids. Fish will eat a tube all the way to their tail, especially as you get into post spawn in May and June. Maybe the
    3 points
  19. vernon

    Lake levels

    For those of you that might still question whether or not I truly have all the shots I would offer only that now that the rain has about stopped the wind is blowing about 30 mph! Looking out the window at some pretty impressive rollers.......🤦‍♂️
    3 points
  20. vernon

    Lake levels

    What can I say - it’s a gift. Still sitting here watching the last day go up in smoke. That makes three. This incessant downpour is bad enough but homey ain’t gonna play with this lightning.
    3 points
  21. dtrs5kprs

    Lake levels

    You're a true gem. We don't realize how fortunate we really are.
    3 points
  22. Devastating to the economy
    3 points
  23. rps

    2020 Garden Thread.

    I haven't gardened since the 90's. In Eureka, the house we owned was built on the side of a 45 degree rock pile and the deer ate anything except bitter flowers. Nancy and I use pots on the patio. In our new place we have added pots and put in a few other items. The tomatoes are bush style cherry. The cumbers are a bush style pickle variety. The peas are sugar snaps. The herbs will include basil, which right now has just germinated. Note: The parsley is a holdover from last year and I am fighting it. It wants to bolt. I may give up and replant. The other herbs, except the basil, all s
    3 points
  24. Champ188

    Ned rods

    I actually casted this rod several times at an OA spring tournament a few years back.. Amazing how it will zing that little varmint out there. Don't recall which reel Randy was using on it at the time but the rod was really impressive.
    3 points
  25. Come on down Ryan! Supposed to possibly have water off again tonight. They just turned on a bunch. Gonna grab a quick nap to recharge for tonight. Did really well on the flats by point Royale on a 3/32 orange head sculpin. Picked up 10 or so in less than an hour. Other guys were catching too. A rare daytime fish for me lol
    3 points
  26. Would that be anything like Monopoly money? Go to jail comes to mind
    2 points
  27. What makes it even scarier to me is that the buyer of much of the debt is the Fed. I'd have a lot more cool stuff if I could work a deal like that. Anybody here take ness bucks?
    2 points
  28. I really don't see much unusual there. In 20 plus years my truck, trailer or both has been run into 8 times at ramp parking lots and never once has anyone left me a note.
    2 points
  29. Bill Babler

    Lake levels

    I guided today,. 7 to 1. We all got totally soaked and the fish did not bite worth a Poop. Ended a 6 hr. day with 6 keepers 4 shorts and some gogs. You can see the water going up, launched at Baxter and it was amazing how much farther it was up the ramp between 7 and 1. The carp are on the bank and there is a huge shad spawn going on up there too, but its hard to get to and I really did not see any fish smacking the shad.
    2 points
  30. Yep, totally scary to me. The National debt should be scary to everyone who doesn’t want this country to turn into a 3rd world Banana Republic.
    2 points
  31. Dutch

    Above Cape Fair

    I had a new jig that I’ve been working on and decided to run down and give it a try. I did not go above Martin Hollow. The farther up I went the more debris I found and the water went from off color to almost muddy. I caught a few bass none of which were picture worthy. The water was 58° and 59° every where I went. I caught a few KYs that had not spawned. There were few rigs at the ramp and few at the other launch sites. With the added rain I think I will take Cape Fair off my list of places to go for a while. Back to the drawing board on the jig. I lost too many of them.
    2 points
  32. mojorig

    Lake levels

    Here is the rainfall map for just the past 72 hours. Data was found here: https://www.iweathernet.com/total-rainfall-map-24-hours-to-72-hours
    2 points
  33. rps

    What's Cooking?

    This plus garlic, chili powder and cumin just went on a merry go round ride.
    2 points
  34. rps

    What's Cooking?

    Nancy and I have subscribed to a local farm operation. Every other week we receive a bag of whatever veg has grown or has been sourced. Last time the delivery included the egg plant I put in two post meals. This time we have a plethora of poblano peppers and tomatillos. Don't know why, but it is what it is. Roasted salsa verde is on my horizon. I think I will sous vide a pork tenderloin then sear it and some potato shreds on the flat top tonight. The lettuce that was included (of course) will be the base for the radish and orange salad. Film at 11.
    2 points
  35. Cool, hope to see you then!
    2 points
  36. This is a staple in my fly box year-round, especially when fishing freestone streams. It was designed by my good friend and Fly Fishing Team USA Teammate, Mike Sexton. Give this fly a try. Materials: Hook: Umpqua C450 or Hanak 450BL Bead: Copper Slotted Tungsten Tail: Coq De Leon Rib: Glo Brite Floss #5 Abdomen: Natural Hare's Ear Dubbing Thorax: Black Peacock Ice Dub
    2 points
  37. 😆😆 How the heck do you even do that?
    2 points
  38. Make your own is about the only way now. Employers are providing a few, but retail shops sold out long ago. Pay high dollar online for it. Anything you wear will work, it's mainly for show. Medical workers are getting it wearing full ppe, so nothing short of a biological suit will prevent contracting it. Wash your hands, stay 6' away, don't go around any sickos.
    2 points
  39. Scored a huge flat of chicken breast’s last trip, vac packed most into 1.5 lb portions. Cooked one tonight and made Caesar Salad with the real deal home made anchovy, raw egg yolk, Caesar dressing. Think will pick up the stuff for the Colombia Restaurant 1905 Salad for next time. Caesar salad is not Italian BTW. Caesar in Tijuana, MX.
    2 points
  40. Ol 2018 SS getting it done in the daylight lol
    2 points
  41. Seth

    Wood or Gas?

    We ended up going with a high end American Standard Platinum air source system since it was a retrofit. If we ever build a new house then we will probably go with ground source. Our place was pretty cheap to heat and cool on the old system so I don't expect we'll be saving all that much with the new system over all. Our decision was based more so on the financing terms (0% for 72 months) and comfort level that it would provide versus going with a lower end system. The home is a lot more comfortable now that the air is constantly circulating at low speeds instead of being off or blowing full sp
    2 points
  42. This morning started out pretty slow with lots of midges hatching and only a few trout coming up for them. Then around 10 the caddis started popping and within a few minutes there were trout everywhere. It's amazing how quickly the trout react to a caddis hatch, almost like someone rang the dinner bell. Caught lots of rainbows, 1 cutthroat around 15" and a pretty brook trout that was 12". No browns so I missed the slam. Caught a few early on a size 20 parachute Adams and then switched to a size 16 elk hair caddis later. Here's a couple of the better rainbows...
    2 points
  43. mixermarkb

    Ned rods

    The nice thing about Ned specific gear, is it doesn't have to be that expensive. The rod it takes to feel a bite on a jig in 30 feet of water, or to feel a fish pick up a Crig, or for that matter to wind the deep mag crankbaits on ledges in 20+ feet of water and not have to have rotator cuff surgery at the end of a day are all way more expensive than what we are talking about for Ned specific gear. Yes, a guy could catch bass year round with one medium action spinning rig, and two 7' medium heavy casting sticks. Just like a golfer could probably get through 18 holes with a driver and a pu
    2 points
  44. As of now we are planning to come down in September sometime. We would have liked to make it in October but I have my first ever antelope hunt planned in October out in WY.
    2 points
  45. Because we really love it down there for one. For 2 we really like catching smallies. When down there we always focus on the smallies; any other fish is just a bonus.
    2 points
  46. Dutch

    Above Cape Fair

    I was fishing without weed guard yesterday. Next trip I will try it like this.
    1 point
  47. ness

    2020 Garden Thread.

    Been kinda bummed about the garden because all the cold/cool weather has stalled everything out. Gave everything a dose of Miracle Grow last weekend. Finally got temps up over 65 this week. Between that and the feeding things just seemed to pop the second half of this week. Been pulling a few small radishes, lettuce is getting fairly close. Still have one sickly looking tomato though -- a Gold Rush Currant, my first try with a currant tomato. Won't be able to replace that if it croaks so may go get another Sun Gold cherry to replace it this weekend if they still have them at the nursery.
    1 point
  48. abkeenan

    Found fish in trees

    Jerkbait? Weighted t-rigged fluke?
    1 point
  49. TrophyFishR

    Ned rods

    Last weekend, I was spot locked on a really windy Bluff end. We were catching lots of bass with a dead stick retrieve along the edge of the boulders as the waves crashed over them. I watched a married couple as they fished past me with bait casters & big TRDs. They caught diddly squat. Moving too fast, overworking the bait, not casting shallow enough, etc. Lesson learned
    1 point
  50. Mitch f

    Just funny stuff

    What is the difference between people in Dubai and the people in Abu Dhabi? The people in Dubai don’t like the Flintstones, but the people in Abu Dhabi do!
    1 point
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