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Jerry Rapp

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About Jerry Rapp

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  • Birthday 02/28/1957

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  1. what is the record red-ear? I think it came from Havasu?
  2. normally in this part of the world, mid April is usually the start of some topwater action at Clearwater and Wappapello and some of the smaller lakes I fish. Haven't bothered the pets at the golf course yet, but may try this week.
  3. Spook fish on April 6th. Probably my favorite topwater bait.
  4. concur on being behind. Look at the Grand Lake FLW results. About the same number of blanks as limits on day 1.
  5. must be a hell of a motor to work out of the water!
  6. thankfully no one has mentioned cow farts yet.
  7. I noticed that also. Was going to wait for another cup of coffee to kick in before commenting to make sure my mind wasn't messing with me.
  8. why? You enjoy fishing the Ned, why change. You don't fish tournaments, it sure is a lot easier fishing with the light rod and Ned. Jerk bait fishing is work if you do it right. I still will fish a floating rogue as a topwater, but just don't enjoy jerking anymore(insert joke here Wrench). My go to isn't a Ned per se, but just a little Double Ringer with a 3/16 ounce hear. Just flip her out and work it back slowly and enjoy the day.
  9. this topic is covered endlessly over on bbc. The consensus seems to be just get the Everstarts from Walmart, then if one goes bad you can usually exchange it pretty easily. I have never had one go bad, but after 3 years I swap them out no matter what just to be safe.
  10. https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/610day/ https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/index.php
  11. this has been around a while, but is worth reading again........ Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for ...the environment. The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days." The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations." The older lady said that she was right -- our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day. The older lady went on to explain: Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day. Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable besides household garbage bags was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. But, too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then. We walked up stairs because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day. Back then we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts. Wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day. Back then we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then. We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blade in a r azor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the "green thing" back then. Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the"green thing." We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint. But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then? Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smart posterior young person. We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off... Especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smartass who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.
  12. was there a lack of fish at Montauk?
  13. The big Mo in an action shot? Send me your address and I will see if I have an extra shovel laying around to help you dig the hole deeper.
  14. I have not followed this post at all, but just skimmed through the last few pages. And by golly, old Mo Carp is an expert at catching lunker Brown Trout also. My God, the guy is just amazing.
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