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  1. Personal Best Spot

    Nice spot! Don't know if you know this, but TW has a sale on InvisX as part of their 25 days of Christmas sale. It's about as cheap as you'll ever find it.
  2. Best way keep hands warm?

    Sometimes I will wear fingerless wool gloves and stick one of those chem packs in between the glove and the top of my hand. Warms those blood vessels, circulates to the fingers and keeps them warm. I saw Ducky's Milwaukee jacket in action, really looks nice and has heated pockets which would be great for cold hands.
  3. Old Man Coon Huntin

    Good stuff Griz - My granddad on my mother's side was a coon hunter. He was a farmer in SE MO and hunted during the winter. He passed when I was 12, but I did get to go on one hunt with them, it wasn't season yet so it was a training run, but as a kid I thought that was one of my most fun adventures ever. One of the dogs got lost, it wasn't one of my grandpa's but one of the other guys dog. He left his shirt there where we were parked, went back the next day and the dog was there.
  4. Official Jigfest #4 food thread

    I forgot about the fish Muddy made for us - the Cobia was excellent! If I ever go saltwater fishing and catch one of those dudes, it is going home with me.
  5. Winners and Losers in the Tax Bill

    Talked to board member Stein whose company employees machinists. I want to say they start, right out of school, at $15/hour plus full benefits. He was complaining that other companies will hire them away, give them a raise and a $5,000 signing bonus. His company is in Nebraska. I may have the details wrong, but that was the gist of my conversation with him. Sounded like plenty of overtime is available also.
  6. Official Jigfest #4 food thread

    Gives you a reason to come next year. Like you need one, LOL.
  7. Winners and Losers in the Tax Bill

    Better to have the robot factory here than in China. Plenty of machinist jobs out there from what I hear, and again based on what I hear, those jobs mostly involve controlling machinery that does the actual machining.
  8. Official Jigfest #4 food thread

    We definitely need a "salad guy". I don't recall seeing a green, leafy vegetable for 3 days. We did have that sort of salad like dip, which is very tasty. As a matter of fact, I remember that someone chopped up some fresh cilantro and added it to the dip - so there was one green, leafy vegetable to be found - that is if cilantro is considered a green, leafy vegetable. Oh yeah, the Pisole (another excellent dish), had green broth.
  9. JigFest 2017 - Let the bragging begin!

    I don't know what my personal low temp record is for going fishing, but I recall one morning where it was single digits on a Washington winter steelhead outing. I also caught a 15 lb. steelhead that day, my personal best, so I set two personal records that day. If someone from Minnesota sees this thread, they'll humble us all with tales of ice fishing in below zero temps.
  10. The White River Song..... from Jigfest

    David Allen Coe - was that the name of the musician for one of the songs he played? Want to get it right so I can look it up and find some music. Lyrics were great.
  11. What are these called?

    Yankee lures...
  12. Ozark Hellender Restoration

    I have never heard any of the bios associated with hellbender restoration name gigging as a reason for the decline. I see no reason to restrict gigging on streams containing hellbenders. Poachers that are capturing them to sell in the illegal pet market aren't going to gig them for obvious reasons.
  13. Size vs Quantity?

    There are bigger fish to be caught. Fish a jerk bait on the White and you will have a shot at catching some very nice browns - assuming a certain level of competence on the fisherman's part and a boat is a big help. IMO it should be a special deal to catch a nice fish, not something that happens on a routine basis because bigger fish are stocked. Right now, if you go fish the White below Bull during the week, you might see a handful of boats during the course of the day. 40 miles (or more) of river teeming with trout with hardly any pressure. Not only that, but plenty of bird life and critters to observe during the day. Leaves are down, some great views of the countryside to be seen. It's a pretty good fishing experience, but you need to get out there and do it - not to be mean, but people sitting at home at their keyboard that aren't out fishing and enjoying what we have, but yet are critical of it - I don't hear these complaints from the folks that are out there fishing. I found it to be a privilege to fish the White this past weekend and I appreciate the folks who took me out there in their boats and gave me the opportunity to fish the river. I have zero complaints, well I could complain about the wind and the water fluctuation, but those are things a person just has to overcome. Having a challenge makes it better, right?
  14. Size vs Quantity?

    agree both places rock for fishing...but could we do better? and how do we get there? I don't know that we could do better, and at the same time please everyone. I'm happy with the way it is now, but I only fish below Bull a time or two a year.
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