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About rps

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  • Birthday 09/14/1949

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    randolph stainer

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    Holiday Island
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    Bass and Walleye fishing (especially topwater fishing)
    Gourmet cooking
    Rugby (retired player and coach)
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    Teaching (8th grade English and social studies teacher)

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  1. Hummingbird or Garmin

    BTW, try the GPSStore
  2. Hummingbird or Garmin

    I had a Garmin 7". I loved it until it died after 12 months. The warranty/repair process was a nightmare. Rather than argue and have a stroke, I bought another graph. Look at the Simrad 7 inch. Owned by the same corp as Lowrance and uses the same transducer as the Helix (really good, not structure scan). https://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=2666259&type=product&WT.z_btnclk=YMAL-2666259&WT.z_pg_ref=prd2413529
  3. Chilly Morning on the Upper End

    The pbj wart, I assume yours, worked for me today. The bill on the Rockcrawler I was using broke. They don't like it when you grind them.Warts don't mind, but they run 1 to 2 feet shallower.
  4. Another Morning on the Upper End

    2 to 3 feet, except where the wind crashed waves.
  5. By 9:00 AM the temperature was over 50, so I went out and fished four hours before the wind and threatening clouds ran me off the lake. I pulled two rods from the box, my crank rod and my Ned rod. On the crank rod I fished a pbj wart. On the Ned rod I fished a pbj as well. I caught 8 fish of which 4 would have been keepers. 5 came on the crank and the Ned accounted for the rest, including the largest fish - near 3 pounds. The 5th fish picture was short, but it had such beautiful markings I took the picture anyway, In the cove just down stream from Fletcher's I saw two odd things. First I watched two red squirrels play tag on the bank. Second I came across a bass of about 4 pounds suspended about a foot below the surface. It was acting odd so I approached it. The fish eyes and places on the back appeared to be covered with brown fungus.
  6. What's Cooking?

    The emoticons do not fit this situation. Thank you Ness.
  7. What's Cooking?

    You are correct.
  8. What's Cooking?

    As an explanation for online behavior the last few days, Nancy lost her mother on Monday. She flew out for the memorial in New Hampshire today. I will join her on Wednesday and we will be back Friday. Her mother was 95. I wish Nancy and I go more gently than she did - no years of being lost and confused. Sorry, that's too much for a food thread. Thank you for caring.
  9. What's Cooking?

    You know, I know, others know, but sometimes what you must do requires you to make compromises. In the case I needed to take the beautiful wife to the airport an hour away. Keeping her happy is worth all sorts of accommodations.
  10. What's Cooking?

    Because of obligations I kept a strip steak at 130 for five hours in a sous vide. When i seared it I wound up with a medium rare close to medium, but juicy. The potato also went in the bath and then was finished in the high heat oven.
  11. Evinrude Motors

    I ran an Etec 75 for six years, and the current 90 is three years old. Great hole shot, low gas consumption, and the service every 300 hours is a great deal that obliterates the cost of oil consumption and the service cost of every season with a four stroke. Ask fishinwrench what he thinks.
  12. I have seen boats on the White River below Bull Shoals with a brace for standing safely while flailing with their fly rods. You might want to find one or fabricate one. When it is time to replace the trolling motor, I heartily endorse the fob control models.
  13. What's Cooking?

    I haven't posted much this last week. It has been a Blue Apron week, and I will not take credit for their dishes. I fixed burgers last night and will take the wife to the airport this afternoon. That means I am less likely to do anything fancy. Wednesday I fly to join her, and we will return late Friday. All of you (uawll) keep posting. I enjoy the reading.

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