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About rps

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  • Birthday 09/14/1949

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    Reluctantly back in Tulsa
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    Bass and Walleye fishing and
    Gourmet cooking and
    I am a retired lawyer, and a retired school teacher.

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  1. Yes. They work too. The random flutter of the spoon on drop seems to be a bit better. However a Silverbuddy working down a point in the fall is killer.
  2. Good for you. It is vertical jigging time, although I tend to use spoons. I am surprised at the depth you had success. From mid August through to October, I never could find them anywhere but near the thermocline or suspended in timber.
  3. Yes, I use a very big net. It makes me feel powerful,.
  4. This time of year, unless you fish at dusk or dawn, I suggest you fish just above the thermocline. Walleye stay close to the bottom or suspended in trees. Finding them with sonar rarely happens.
  5. Trolling has always been a good way for me to learn a lake. Sometimes I catch nice walleyes that way. The lake was 78 degrees surface temp, calm, and almost completely empty of boats. Trolled for about three hours. The new Force tm does a great job. The fist several runs, I ran the bait at 15' in 15 to 20' of water. After that I switched to 20' and ran it in 20 to 25' of water. What fish I marked were deeper, between 25 and 30 feet, and singles. The fist hit was strong and the fish immediately started to take line. I tried to pretend it was a large hybrid bass or a record walley
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    My birthday dinner. Seared swordfish with a mango salsa and a twice baked potato. Nancy made Boston cream pie for the dessert.
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    What's Cooking?

    Appetizer tonight.
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    What's Cooking?

    Trust me, try it.
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    Real maple syrup in Grade A form cannot be beat. I use it a a sweetener in BBQ sauce, marinades, and salad dressings.
  10. I love that story, even though the first time I heard it had a donkey and a fan and wound up with a line about a piece of posterior.
  11. May I help return to the real topic? As part of a writing exercise for my classes, I would ask them to tell a story with a point in less than 100 words. One year they told me it could not be done. I wrote the following during that class to show them it could be done. September 2001 On the 11th, I was in Texas to visit my father. He was in a nursing home and could not recognize me. Still, I visited when I could. That night I laid awake and tried to digest the horror which overlaid an already bittersweet trip. As I finally fell asleep, I realized my father was lucky.
  12. Really good advice. For the spoon, try a 3/4 to 1 ounce Binks or War Eagle in any color so long as it is white or mostly white.
  13. First, you should know I am fussy about my tackle and stubborn in my ways. I use Daichi Death Traps or Gamakatsu G Finesse Tournament Grade trebles. Second, IMO, braid is not your problem so long as your rod has a slow enough action to avoid ripping the hooks out. The rods you describe sound fine to me. I fish braid to lure on nearly everything now days. Check out the Finatic line or braid. Instead, when you feel a fish, you might try reeling quickly until you feel the fish, and then simply lean back against the fish without an explosive jerk of the rod. With both topwaters and
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    What's Cooking?

    Baked cod with a balsamic onion tomato jam.
  15. It was overcast and cool this morning, and it is after Labor Day, so I went to the lake. I only caught two, both small. Why am I rejoicing? One of them was a 12" walleye. If you catch a walleye on a Ned while bass fishing, the lake has enough walleye to spend time learning where they are. My wife, who loves walleye, is excited.
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