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About rps

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  • Birthday 09/14/1949

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

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  1. rps

    What's Cooking?

    Smoked beef brisket with home made bbq sauce and no egg/no olive potato salad with green beans.
  2. rps

    What's Cooking?

    I have a half brisket (the flat) in my small egg knock off. Right now it is at 150. When it hits 165, I will paper wrap it and finish it in the oven. Time to make a sauce.
  3. rps

    What's Cooking?

    Saturday's dinner. Pesto chicken, orzo, seared asparagus, and blackberry ice cream. Pictures and recipes here. http://www.ozarkrevenge.com/
  4. Have a great trip! If I have anything worth sharing with a noob while you are gone, I will watch the youtube and do so.
  5. rps

    Two Things of Interest

    Thank you. This year has been tough for me so far.
  6. Went out today between 11 and 2:30 (What was I thinking?) The late start was because I had an appointment for the doctor's vampires to draw blood for testing prior to my annual physical next week. Just like last time, they were unsuccessful. The silly things roll. First thing of interest is a sonar picture. If you look carefully at the side scan you will see what looks like rocks in a straight band. The down scan shows the hump these rocks make. The rock wall sits on the edge of the drop off to the channel. I figured you might never have seen a rock wall before on your sonar. Second thing: When I came in I gassed up before I put the boat on the lift. In the marina office, a woman saw my OA hat and remarked that when she and her husband were planning their trip to Table Rock, she found the most information on the site. I was told to convey her thanks.
  7. rps

    Howdy all...

    Well, shoot! We all know this is and will be hard for you both. She needs you to be strong and optimistic. That does not make it any easier on you, but I can't think of a better reason than doing so for your wife.
  8. rps

    New Waters

    Thank you, Wrench. Your knowledge fro LOZ is probably more applicable than the other members. I appreciate the comment.
  9. rps

    Table Rock 6-11-18 White River Arm

    Look guys, I am a foodie. You all know that, right? If you aren't going to eat it, let it go before it has no chance to live. I will admit when I was younger, I kept bass. I always ate them. To this day, I will defend the right of anyone to do this. However, no one has the right to kill any fish through stupidity or negligence, especially when the only reason to release is to avoid the dead fish penalty. Do we need to show up at these weigh-ins and make a scene? I am down for that.
  10. The wife and I are visiting our younger daughter in Savannah, Ga., a lovely city with many attractions and good restaurants. We are thinking of relocating to Georgia in a year or two to be nearer to one of the girls. (Rhode Island and Massachusetts, near the other daughter, are NOT options) I drove up to Clarks Hill to check out the lake. The game fish population includes bass, stripers, and hybrids but no walleye. Discovered the boat storage on the lake there is different. Instead of lifts in slips, people rent dry storage at the marina and call the marina to put the boat in the water and take it out to store. I need to find out whether that would involve tipping, either each time or annually like the country club or long-term lawn care. Have any of you fished Clarks Hill? If so what did you think of the fishery?
  11. rps

    What's Cooking?

    Take a half cup of your good mayo and add two tablespoons of ketchup. Then add a small amount of finely minced garlic and finely minced red onion. Next, add two tablespoons of that relish and caper mix. Finally, put in one teaspoon red wine vinegar and a splash of sriracha. Mix well and add salt to taste. You will never buy thousand island again.
  12. rps

    Howdy all...

    All of us are very pleased at the good parts of your news. All of us care strongly that the last bits resolve as well. When that happens, fish first and worry about the heads later.
  13. rps

    What's Cooking?

    Double bone pork chop went in the sous vide at 139 for 3 hours before I grilled it. Potatoes, green beans, squash, cucumber, and tomatoes salad with creamy peppercorn dressing as the side.
  14. When I walked out the door this morning, I immediately noticed how much cooler it was than Friday morning. I also noted the wind was from the Northeast. I decided to fish despite the front that had come through. I started on the same flat that had been kind to me Friday. No fish from 5:30 to 6:00, not even a swing and miss. Then at 6:00, it was like someone had flipped a switch. In the next hour I caught 13 fish on topwater, three of which were picture worthy. My Boga grip said the largemouth weighed 2.5 pounds. Note the inhaled bait. The front treble hooked the fish well back in the mouth. Fortunately, I was able to extract the lure without damaging the gills. At 7:00 that someone flipped the switch again. About an hour and a half later I was on the flat at the mouth of the Roaring River. Fish began chopping shad on the surface. I got the topwater out to them and had not walked it more the three steps, when a near picture worthy spot hammered it. Total of 14 fish with three keepers. I'll take that. Back at the marina by 11:00.
  15. When I walked out the door this morning, I immediately noticed how much cooler it was than Friday morning. I also noted the wind was from the Northeast. I decided to fish despite the front that had come through. I started on the same flat that had been kind to me Friday. No fish from 5:30 to 6:00, not even a swing and miss. Then at 6:00, it was like someone had flipped a switch. In the next hour I caught 13 fish on topwater, three of which were picture worthy. My Boga grip said the largemouth weighed 2.5 pounds. Note the inhaled bait. The front treble hooked the fish well back in the mouth. Fortunately, I was able to extract the lure without damaging the gills. At 7:00 that someone flipped the switch again. About an hour and a half later I was on the flat at the mouth of the Roaring River. Fish began chopping shad on the surface. I got the topwater out to them and had not walked it more the three steps, when a near picture worthy spot hammered it. Total of 14 fish with three keepers. I'll take that. Back at the marina by 11:00. This post has been promoted to an article
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