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  1. 40 minutes ago, Flysmallie said:

    One of my store managers spent some Jack on a Japanese Wagu steak. Way more than I would ever consider spending on any food but it was freaking delicious. And of course we ate it off of paper plates. 
     

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    of course

  2. 3 hours ago, Johnsfolly said:

    Crab season opened on the 1st. Sue got out yesterday and caught a couple yesterday. She and Livie found a ravioli form at a local thrift store. So hand made crab stuffed ravioli and a prepared cut salad. Win for me since I didn't even have to make a fruit salad 😉.

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    Bravo! Bravo!

  3. 52 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

    If you are not running Livescope, 360, or any other voltage hogging toys.....then you should be fine with just a reasonably fresh 950+ group 24-27 cranking battery. 

    You would think so, but the month old crank battery gave up today after four hours with two Garmin UHD 10" sonars. It was a long way to the marina by TM.

    If I can end this with a couple of hundred dollars, I will not worry.

     

  4. Even though I do not have the livescope and only have two 10" UHD Garmins, I had the same no crank problem happen to me. I read this thread and the answer/solution appears to be fairly simple and not too expensive. The rear battery box has room for an Amped Outdoors or other small battery.

    Unfortunately, the Amped Outdoors appears to  be out of stock. And I do not know how or what to explain to a boat mechanic type to make the "fix." I have mentioned before how I was raised by an "orphan" father who had no one to teach him mechanical skills and that explains  how and why I am so ignorant and "unhandy."

    So what, other than driving to see wrench, do I do? say? explain? buy?

  5. Just now, rps said:

    Only a few have stood firm against the big cash in model. In a few other cases the acquisition company realized the need to stick with what made the company. Falcon rods are still in the first tier. Rapala has stopped trying to kill the original Dave baits. Pure Fishing still tries to keep the top end Abu Garcias relevant.

    Let us save our disgust for Pradco and for a certain bootlegger's son.

    On this same subject, Wrench and I may never forgive BRP.

  6. Only a few have stood firm against the big cash in model. In a few other cases the acquisition company realized the need to stick with what made the company. Falcon rods are still in the first tier. Rapala has stopped trying to kill the original Dave baits. Pure Fishing still tries to keep the top end Abu Garcias relevant.

    Let us save our disgust for Pradco and for a certain bootlegger's son.

  7. Made tabouli today and then made my second attempt at cabbage rolls. This batch had improvements over the last batch, but still is not perfect.

    Lamb, seven spice, garlic, rice, lemon juice!, some tomato. Needs more tomato and rice a bit more firm.

     

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  8. 27 minutes ago, ness said:

    We did a weekend down in Pawhuska a couple years ago. Fun trip. Learned a little about the Osage murders. Fascinating story. Beautiful country down there-kinda the south edge of the Flint Hills. 

    Did you eat anywhere good?

    Had lunch at the 125 Diner downtown. Good onion rings. Too much burger. From what I saw and smelled, order the chili cheese fries.

  9. Learned things today.

    Today, Nancy and I did an old guys version of Road Rules. You younger people may need to Google that title to understand.
    We got on a bus at 9:30 AM and drove to the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve to see the large bison herd. On the way there, a turkey flew across the road in front of us. We saw blue stem grasses revitalized by controlled burns. We saw sand plums in bloom. We saw deer rather like after thoughts. We saw wild horses that had never been saddle broken. We went through Barnsdall, Pawhuska, and Dewey. All are in the middle of "The Killers of the Harvest Moon." That movie will be out in the next two years.
    Once home we collapsed.
    I thawed some pasta sauce and threw it on penne.
    We had an outstanding day.
  10. I moved back to Tulsa in June of 2019. I put my boat in a slip on Skiatook Lake. It is a pretty lake with semi clear water. The slip rental was more than I paid at Holiday Island on TR, but it is a nice marina. Full of very large boats, especially the wake setter types.

    I fished last summer and a couple of trips out this year. I caught a few, not many, fish.

    So here is the dilemma. The lake is essentially a bowl by the dam where the marina sits. The big boats go out and run back and forth or in circles in that bowl. The wind, and there is always wind in Oklahoma, has free access to the bowl.

    The nearest protected coves and arms are 7 to 10 river miles away - 15 to 20 minutes in my little boat. Even if I make that run in the morning, when I head in, I have the wind and the boat wakes to breach.

    As a fishing lake I would rank it below most I have fished. Because I left Table Rock for here, I am major league disappointed. Compared to Grand or Tenkiller, I am disappointed.

    I am considering moving the boat to Keystone, an older and less glamorous lake about the same driving time from where I live. Years ago, I fished it often and found it an agreeable lake.The available marina in the clearer arm of the lake is borderline. Less expensive, but nice people that run the kind of place you want to make sure your insurance covers theft.

    The alternative of keeping and towing the boat there and back is complicated and not cheap. You know, storage at a location and drive and launch and recover and drive at the end.

    So here is the question. Do I sell the boat and give up some independence to go when I want? If so, where do I spend the money to hire a guide to fish? Bear in mind a trip from here to TR to fish two days with a guide like Bill will cost nearly a grand. (BTW, he is worth it.)

    Do I move the boat? Do I sell the boat? Do I rent a slip on Keystone or renew the expensive slip on the surf lake?

    On top of this, I am no longer 30.I am older and fatter than Quillback and Champ.

    I do not want an "answer."

    What I want is your thoughts on factors I should consider.

    I am listening.

     

  11. 23 hours ago, rps said:

    Working up a new recipe creation. If it works it will become a blog post. One Pot Seven Spice Chicken and Rice with Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Mushrooms. We will see.

    Well it tasted good, but it was butt ugly. The broccoli had started to turn gray and the rice was mud colored. I am thinking of changing the spices. How does miso curry rice and lemon chicken sound?

     

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  12. Working up a new recipe creation. If it works it will become a blog post. One Pot Seven Spice Chicken and Rice with Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Mushrooms. We will see.

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