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vernon

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  • Birthday 03/31/1953

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    Fishin', golf, KU basketball, Royals baseball and da Chiefs

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  1. Exactly. I haven't been in a boat other than my own in probably 35 years now as I just don't trust anybody but me. The last time I was with another guy he was running through lilies and stickups at at least 60 MPH with his eyes glued to the depth finder. That was it for me. Heck, other than my brother's I don't even like being in somebody else's vehicle. I never had kids so I can't empathize with what a parent must go through losing a child but I've witnessed it too many times from afar and I can't even imagine. It's just not that hard to do it safer and better and I'm be
  2. Man, that's bad stuff. Most would say I operate my boat like a scared old man (which I am) but after reading through this I feel a bit vindicated for doing so and a little less like a paranoid schizo. I've never been a speed freak and these days seldom run over 50 and spend most of my time maxing out in the 35 - 45 MPH range. Not only does it seem more dangerous to exceed those speeds it's just flat out uncomfortable and a little too intense for my liking. And I just ain't in that big a hurry these days. I watch some of these guys in boats similar to mine running all out in he
  3. At first I thought it was an April Fool’s joke when Bill said buzz baits and Plopper’s on the bank but I’m a loyal disciple and nothing else was working worth spit so...... We didn’t get started until afternoon but hit a couple pockets across from Stillwater’s resort and tried the Plopper. While it wasn’t fast and furious it was fun and that’s more than I can say about the previous days. Only got two fish to the boat and they were lil’ thirteen inchers but had five others on briefly - one of which was a really nice largemouth that was easily three pounds or more and one other cert
  4. Only made it back out for about forty five minutes last night but that was enough to confirm my suspicion that I was just lucky the evening prior. Went back to the same two spots and tossed Ned and a jig and didn’t get a sniff. Man I hate trying to catch fish on this lake in September. Heck, I’m usually beat before I even get started cause I just expect to get waxed every time and typically do. I was pretty surprised to catch what I did on Sunday but now I know it was just a setup....... At least the weather is dang nice but don’t get used to it! 🧟‍♂️
  5. Dang. I musta got lucky cause you’re better at this stuff than I am. Five came off of the exact same spot and the lone keeper was another similar gravel point about a hundred yards farther west.
  6. I caught a half dozen smallies last evening which was pretty good considering the effort I put into it - or lack there of. Man I’m gettin’ old and lazy. Tossed a PBJ Ned on the gravel across from Big Indian. 30 - 35 foot deep. One barely keeper and five almost identical fourteen and a half inchers. We’re gonna play golf this afternoon but hope to be back in time to get out for a bit afterwards. Unless I get all lazy again that is. I’ll keep an eye out for the Skeeter!
  7. Hey Chris! Yep, that was us. Just out kinda cruisin’ as Kathy likes her boat rides and I figure I’m not missing out on many fish driving her around. In fact haven’t so much as made a cast yet. Idling around up by Kimberling drinking a beer and looking for shad on the graph.
  8. Heading that way in a couple hours for the week. 🧟‍♂️ remember? However, I'm thinking I might take a week off from wreaking death, destruction and mayhem in general and save the really good stuff for October or maybe even next spring. In fact, this one kind of went off in my hand as the past week here at home has been cold and miserable to the point of feeling like a fishing trip without the lake. Highs in the low 50's and lows in the low 40's with wind and rain and just all around nasty. A taste of November during the first week of September actually. Nonetheless
  9. I couldn't agree more about the quality and performance of Bo's Nu-Tech jigs and heads. I tried them about three or four years ago for the first time and it's all I've used since. I also really like the crappie jig head for smaller plastics and even Ned. Good stuff.
  10. They say it ain't braggin' if you can back it up. And I think my well documented past performances speak for themselves! I rest my case.......
  11. Wow! MAGA! Like fools, my brother, his wife, daughter and son-in-law left yesterday to camp somewhere around Branson Hills (I think) and are renting a pontoon today out of State Park. I wouldn't be caught dead in that mess but I hope he gets some good photos/video. And that nobody gets hurt!
  12. Like any good golfer, I've got all the shots! Kansas City forecast for Tuesday is a high of 56 and Wednesday is 60. And they're sayin' snow in Colorado and western Kansas. Like that great American Wyatt Earp said, "You tell 'em I comin'! You tell 'em I'm comin' and hell's comin' with me!" Just sayin'.......... 🧟‍♂️
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