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About Rodmaker

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  • Birthday 03/13/1953

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    Batavia, Il.
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    Fishing, Boating and custom rod building. Work when I have to, which is most of the time. Looking forward to retirement on the rock.

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  1. Rodmaker

    Retirement on the Rock

    Two weeks to retirement. After vacationing on the rock for 38 years, the wife and I will be building a home on Pioneer Point. (point 10 aunts creek). We will be full time residents. My Ozark Anglers hat and tee shirt have been with me when I fished Alaska, Canada, California, Florida, Louisiana and many other spots in between. I must say that I am proud to be a member of this forum and consider many to be my friends, even though I don't personally know you. I look forward to finally moving down there and meeting some of you folks. Sometimes, dreams do come true. PS: I will be needing some new fishing buddies.
  2. Rodmaker

    Evinrude Motors

    I run a 99 Johnson 130 on my rig. I have been extremely happy with it. I am going to need a little carb work done on it this spring, but besides that, it's just been the general maintenance issues.
  3. Rodmaker

    Thank you, updates, some jig stuff

    Dave, best of luck to you and your family. Sending prayers your way.
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    Would a huge shad kill be a good thing?
  5. Rodmaker

    An impossible cast

    After reading about this book on a post here a couple of weeks ago, I ordered a used copy from Amazon. ($9.89). When I received it, I opened it up, and on the inside front cover, it was signed by Glen Andrews and Shane Andrews. Quite surprised. It was a good read. Lots of history. I was, however, disappointed to see all stringers of fish in the old photographs. But, I guess that's the way it was back then. Does any one know if Glen is still with us, or has he passed away?
  6. Rodmaker

    Weekend outlook? 10-27/28

    This is a go to bait I use very often. I 2nd the motion.
  7. Rodmaker

    Phone service

    Pioneer point up the James. Point 10 by aunts creek. (you know, that place on the lake with no fish in it.) Thanks everyone for your comments. I currently have Verizon, I guess I'll stick with it.
  8. Rodmaker

    Phone service

    I know this is a off topic question for this forum, but I was wondering what the best cell phone company, for reception etc. for southwest Missouri. I and the spouse will be retiring and moving down there within a year. I currently have Verizon and it seems to be pretty good regardless of where I go. Thanks.
  9. Rodmaker

    True Pioneer and My Friend

    Although I didn't know Bill personally, I feel like I have a connection to him through Ozark Anglers. All I ever heard about Bill was good. RIP Bill. My condolences to his family.
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    I have a cabin on a small lake in southern Illinois just north of Paducah ky. We just happen to be just about ground zero in the path of totality. Hoards of people expected. We will be sitt'in in the pontoon boat in the middle of the lake watching. Weather looks great. Looking forward to it.
  11. Rodmaker

    Cape Fair 8/12

    Nice fish Seth..... However, you need a Cubs tee shirt.... Lol
  12. Rodmaker

    COE Private Boat Dock regulation change

    It wouldn't seem to me that for a private dock (12 to 20 slips) that it would take a very sophisticated solar system to run it. Your looking at lights, outlets at slips and boat lifts, used sporadically at best. It would take a much larger solar array with a considerably higher battery storage capacity to even run a private home. Being a slip owner, this news concerns me, but at least the dock I'm on doesn't store any "tuna" rigs!
  13. Rodmaker

    Tackle Junkies

    Dave, pearl was the color for the eyes!
  14. Rodmaker

    Tackle Junkies

    Why screw around with something that works. Anything else is just a grub on a jig head. Just got back from Canada fishing the Berens River system in Northern Manitoba for walleye. We started with the usual 3/8 & 1/2 Oz. Jig heads with twister tails. After the first day, I switched to the Ned on Dave's heads and we killed em. They out fished the other 10 to 1. 3 of us bagged over 700 walleye in a week, most on the Ned. Not to worry, only ate a few while we were up there, the rest are still swimm'in. I would say that's proof in the pudding.
  15. Rodmaker

    Thank you

    Oh, I'll be back. Wife and I bought a lot in Pioneer Point (point 10) and we will be building and retiring down there in a couple of years. We've been coming down for 35 years and have always wanted to end up there.

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