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  1. Launched at K Dock early for a sit in the woods and brought along some fishing gear for a mid day try at some walleye. Nothing moving but the crows this morning. The wind picked up and started blowing good around 10 am so I climbed down out of the stand and hit some flats. Tried crawler harnesses at a bunch of different speeds and then the wind started getting too strong to troll against it. Switched over to 3 ounce bottom bouncers with Flickershad and ran with the wind trying to stay at about 2 mph. Finally crossed out into the 27-28 foot of water range and started spotting fish on the fish finder. Was not long and one rod went down. Got it about 1/2 way in and it came off. Felt pretty good on the 9 foot rod. Deployed B.B. again, got the proper bounce going and 2 rods went down. A 23 and a 24 in walleye. Before I could get either rod back out, the 3rd rod went down and it was a 16 inch stinking green bass. Tossed it back in while yelling at it to never come back. Got all 3 rods out again and headed back down wind where I was marking fish. One rod went down bringing in another 24 inch walleye. Second rod goes down with a short stinking bass. Pulled everything in to circle around and make another pass with the wind. At the very end of the marked area one of the rods went down getting a 25 incher. Best 1 1/2 hour of walleye fishing I’ve had. Evening sit in the woods, had 3 does within 17 yards. Was hoping for the big guy to be in tow. Not this time.
  2. I got my butt handed to me today. Sat in the woods again and watched a doe and a yearling about 80 yards out. That’s all I saw. Started getting a little chilled around 9:30 and thought I’d see if I could do a repeat on the walleye. They were not having it today. Only boated one short. Did catch a nice crappie though. Oh yeah, could not keep them stinking bass off the hook. Finally called it quits because I got tired of being aggravated by them. One pass, they took all three rods at the same time. Another pass, they took 2 out of the 3 at the same time. Sure are frustrating things.
  3. I’m running 7-9 feet of 17 pound test. Do not lift the bottom bouncer out of the water while reeling in a fish until you are ready to net it. I can not tell you how many fish I have lost until I figured that out.
  4. Launched at K Dock early for a sit in the woods and brought along some fishing gear for a mid day try at some walleye. Nothing moving but the crows this morning. The wind picked up and started blowing good around 10 am so I climbed down out of the stand and hit some flats. Tried crawler harnesses at a bunch of different speeds and then the wind started getting too strong to troll against it. Switched over to 3 ounce bottom bouncers with Flickershad and ran with the wind trying to stay at about 2 mph. Finally crossed out into the 27-28 foot of water range and started spotting fish on the fish finder. Was not long and one rod went down. Got it about 1/2 way in and it came off. Felt pretty good on the 9 foot rod. Deployed B.B. again, got the proper bounce going and 2 rods went down. A 23 and a 24 in walleye. Before I could get either rod back out, the 3rd rod went down and it was a 16 inch stinking green bass. Tossed it back in while yelling at it to never come back. Got all 3 rods out again and headed back down wind where I was marking fish. One rod went down bringing in another 24 inch walleye. Second rod goes down with a short stinking bass. Pulled everything in to circle around and make another pass with the wind. At the very end of the marked area one of the rods went down getting a 25 incher. Best 1 1/2 hour of walleye fishing I’ve had. Evening sit in the woods, had 3 does within 17 yards. Was hoping for the big guy to be in tow. Not this time. This post has been promoted to an article
  5. I don’t think I will be able to make it this year guys. Bummed about that but have a 6 day cast and blast planned that ends 2 days before jig fest
  6. I’ll share one with you. I like to call it “Lightning and Thunder”. I was out on an LPOP one night pulling guard duty well into the air war of Desert Storm on the border of Saudi and Iraq north of Kuwait in a hilly part of the desert. I was sitting on top of a fox hole with another private from Alaska over looking a small valley separating us from Iraq. Started noticing some flashes of lightning beyond the next ridge and not much longer after the clouds started rolling over the ridge line with the lightning flashes getting brighter and the rumble of thunder breaking the silence of the night air. It was one time I was able to sit back and relax smoking a cigarette and watching a thunder storm roll in just like back home. It wasn’t much longer and the TA 312 land line rudely interrupted my meditation time. I answered, private Doty LPOP 1. I was surprised to hear the CO on the other end screaming what the heck is going on up there private. I answered, nothing really sir. Just watching a thunderstorm rolling in. He asked me, private how long you been in theater. I answered, since day one sir. He asked when was the last time I saw a cloud. I answered not since back home in the states sir. His next reply kinda rocked my world and brought me back to reality. WE’RE BEING SHELLED YOU DUMB A$$!
  7. What I signed up for and did was defend your rights and freedoms, such as the right to a fair trial by a jury of your peers in order to keep you from being falsely accused of a crime and just being locked away in prison for the rest of your life, at a payable cost up to and including my life. The reason, I felt it was the right thing to do. Did not do it to receive a thank you and don’t need one either yet still proud of it.
  8. https://www.wlure.com/products/fishing-lures-blank-minnow-upm606?variant=16627840966 my favorite blank is on sale for $.60 each. Just ordered 100
  9. Where I guided in Alaska for six seasons, it was $11,000 per person per week to stay and fish with the guides at that lodge. Top of the line on everything and unmatched service. Several times the tip was 40% and larger. I still did not expect to get a tip there and was very grateful when they were received.
  10. Pretty proud of these. They have to be earned.
  11. I never expect a tip. Any tip is greatly appreciated and when given, I shake their hand, look them in the eye, and tell them that I truly appreciate it. Guiding is a people service industry. Most people start in the 10% range for a standard tip and 20% usually means that the client was extremely happy with the service provided. Over the years, I have received tips ranging from deer sausage and steaks to 100% tips. Everyone of them I have been thankful for.
  12. You can thin the BSI with denatured alcohol and extend the working time
  13. Jerk bait bite is still good early in the morning. Been getting big browns to chase and hooked up but loosing them before the 8 second horn. Catching a few good bows on the jerk baits and some really aggressive ones. Been fishing Fall Creek to Lookout. Some pretty good browns in that stretch.
  14. I just found 40 of them in my mail box today
  15. I’ve taken 3 eaters. One of them yesterday. Have seen one good one and a few smaller bucks. Only been able get get out there 3 times so far.
  16. Wasting lots of good meat by shooting in the head. You got the cheeks and the tongue that add up to way more than you would get from the ribs. When I was 4 eating squirrel, biscuits and gravy with my grandpa, I asked him for the wish bone. He gave me a chunk of fried squirrel and I commenced to gnawing on it. I came to an ear and told my grandpa. He said eat around it. I came to an eye and told my grandpa. He said eat around it. I came to some teath and told him. He said eat around them. I came to the tongue and told him. He said, give me that. That’s the best part!
  17. And we have a winner. Nomolites pm me your address and I’ll get it in the mail to you.
  18. Deadstream Netboy getting ready to draw now
  19. Spent about 5 hours in the wind and rain looking for them yesterday, managed to get one nice one in the boat not even 10 minutes in. Dragged crawler harnesses in 18-25 fow. Caught a keeper and a short crappie, couple blue gills, a small channel, a yellow perch, and a few short stinking bass. Quite the challenge in that wind. Ran into Paco out there. Good to see him again.
  20. That’s not the contest point. That was won on a trade deal that ended very well for the both of us.
  21. I know a spot close by that holds some turkeys. Fish all night, hunt all day.
  22. They are hand crafted by natives made from various materials. One is fossilized walrus oosik (baculum), carved caribou and moose antlers, fossilized walrus rib bone tipped with mammoth ivory and bone, fossilized walrus jaw bone and ivory, diamond wood, and one mammoth bone. Then there are 2 sculpture made of whale bone, baleene, and polar bear hair.
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