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mreed81 last won the day on July 17 2016

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  1. I saw him out there and met him at the boat ramp, good guy. That poor hole below 109 gets pounded by everyone. In the summer I usually just pass it up and go to where I know the fish are biting. That hole can hold fish but as mentioned before it gets a ton of pressure.
  2. Yeah, that was me! Wish I would have known that was you so I could stop and introduce myself. I have actually stopped smallmouth fishing and switched over to wading blue ribbon trout streams for now. Wife and I just use these nice weather days to get out on the boat, stop at a gravel bar, have a couple drinks, and eat food while the dog runs up and down the bars after eagles flying thinking she can jump 30 feet in the air and catch one. It would be funny to see the surprised look on her face at how big those birds actually are if they ever got face to face!
  3. Funny thing about you mentioning hogwally is that I beached my first boat the very first summer I had it. He helped me get out and took me for a ride in his RP. Needless to say I was hooked
  4. It's been an interesting year to say the least for jet boating this summer with the massive amount of rain we received. I've been out more this fall than the entire summer I think! At the end of August we bought a 2018 Riverpro with less than 50 hours on it. Words can barely describe the joy I've experienced owning my dream boat for the past two months. This boat rocks! For the first time since I bought my first jet boat 3 years ago my schedule has allowed me to get out and enjoy fall fishing. All of the fish are fat and are definitely eating a lot which makes it fun right now.
  5. Unfortunately i won't be able to make the rescheduled date. You all have fun and ill see you down there next year.
  6. I also went out with a friend for "training" in his jet boat before i purchased mine which was very beneficial. I learned a lot from him that would have taken me a lot longer on my own.
  7. I bought my first jet, well actually first boat which happens to be a jet a year and a half ago. I bought a blazer 1852 with a mercury 60/40. I usually only have one other person with me on boat so that is more than enough motor to get around. If you will have several people it is doable but would be better with more power. As far as safety is concerned it takes time learning the river and how to read it. Gravel and logs do not scare me. Its the big boulders that can put you to a stop at 30 mph while tearing your boat open like a beer can that concern me the most. Some are obvious but in a section of the Meramec i frequently boat there is one half the size of a car right in the middle of the channel. If the water is up half a foot to a foot above normal levels it is completely submerged with no riffles above it. If one were to go over it in those conditions then they would definitely hit it and serious damage would occur. If i am going to a new section of river i prefer to do it when the water is down. It would be easier with high water but the high water can hide a lot of things and obstacles that you can see when water is down and clear.
  8. I don't trust them either but i am content with my decision to stay home. I've gotten away with enough in life already and don't take the same risks i used to. I was happy doing what i was doing at home compared to sitting in a ditch with truck and boat waiting on help while regretting making the trip. Granted it didn't snow like it was supposed to but i think you catch my drift. Personally i would make the same call again with what the forecast called for on wednesday.
  9. Congrats, guys! Wish i wouldn't have made other plans when AR got cancelled but I'm glad you all are having a great time!
  10. So... anyone see the latest forecast? No snow. Go figure!!!!
  11. So as of today my friend, myself and my boat will officially not be making it down. Very hard decision to make as i really looked forward to meeting all of you and also fishing the White river. I hope you all have a great time and catch a lot. I was originally going to cover chips, water and soda. I can paypal funds to cover that if needed and also towards lodging if more people arrive and you need 2 cabins.
  12. Yeah this is one of those deals i feel I'll be left with regret either way! I'll keep looking at forecast and make a final decision on wednesday. If the one cabin is full and i missed out since i was waiting on forecast i am OK with that. I just can't fully commit at this time with the forecast.
  13. I just talked with my friend and If the forecast doesn't change him and i are unfortunately not going to make it.
  14. Gotchya. That makes sense about the thawing out. I think my biggest concern as of now is pulling the boat in the snow. I have a pretty big hike to get there abd get back home and have no idea what kind of country roads we'll be on. If they are plowed that's not a big deal but if they aren't then that is what concerns me.
  15. What's the forecast looking like? 3 to 5 inches of snow saturday? My truck is down but my friend was going to pull the boat wth his. I'm pretty sure he still wants to go. At the same time if boat is frozen and can't circulate water, etc. it won't do much good. Even if we cancel i will still pay our part of the lodges. Would hate to see others get screwed out of that deal. Might want to think about getting payments from people earlier next year. Not saying anyone is dishonest; just thinking about the people who still go regardless of weather
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