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  1. yaknar

    A Deer, An Eagle and Some Fish

    Mzrealfish and Flysmallie thanks for the comments, Seth, I floated down to Delaware.
  2. I got out on the river this week. Last time I was out, it rained on me most of the way down the river, caught a few but I cant catch fish in the rain. This time was different. I put in early and took out 11:30, about a 6 hour float. The weather was great and the water was warm, so no more waders. I don't know if you can see it from from the picture but a deer swam across the river in front me. Laid down the the paddle and tried to take a picture. And if that wasn't enough, later, an eagle landed in a tree above me. I did catch a google eye under the eagle and held it up but the eagle didn't swoop down and take it. I caught more smallmouth than anything on shallow cranks. Here's some pictures of a few. They all put up a pretty good fish. Sometimes I wish I could give them something just to thank them for the fun of catching them. When I took out 8 kayaks and a jon boat were putting in. Always good to put in early. Great day on the river...Released the all.....
  3. I got out on the river this week. Last time I was out, it rained on me most of the way down the river, caught a few but I cant catch fish in the rain. This time was different. I put in early and took out 11:30, about a 6 hour float. The weather was great and the water was warm, so no more waders. I don't know if you can see it from from the picture but a deer swam across the river in front me. Laid down the the paddle and tried to take a picture. And if that wasn't enough, later, an eagle landed in a tree above me. I did catch a google eye under the eagle and held it up but the eagle didn't swoop down and take it. I caught more smallmouth than anything on shallow cranks. Here's some pictures of a few. They all put up a pretty good fish. Sometimes I wish I could give them something just to thank them for the fun of catching them. When I took out 8 kayaks and a jon boat were putting in. Always good to put in early. Great day on the river...Released the all..... This post has been promoted to an article
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    303 Protectant

    I floated Delaware to Shelvin Rock but any access to access stretch on the James is fun. But we only catch and release on the river.
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    303 Protectant

    The 303 I bought at O'Reillys was the white bottle. I dont know the different between the black and white bottle.
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    303 Protectant

    In Springfield, you can get it at the O'Reilly on south Campbell. When I went in to buy it I couldnt find on the shelf. I talk to the guy behind the counter and he said " we keep it in the back". I didnt ask why but it did made me smile.
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    303 Protectant

    I floated down the river for the first time this year. I thought I would clean up the kayak before I took her out. She"s about 10 years old and the yellow is fading so I bought a bottle of 303 Protectant , it did a great job. I dont know what the life expectancy for a kayak is but she looks like she could last for another 10 years. Great weather but the river was up a little, for me. The good news was on the way out of the house I checked my list and almost forgot my camera. The bad news was the last time I charged it up was last year, so I was only able to take 3 pictures. The google-eye were out and hungry so I caught a mess of them. Caught a few smallmouth, only one nice one and I didnt see any nest. After I took its picture my camera stopped working so the rest of my story I have no pictures. The longest fish I caught was about 3 ft., It was a Gar. I fought it for a few minutes, surprised it didnt throw the lure, which was a deep diving crank. I was on the bank at the time so I decided to walk it up on the bank. The lure was just barely hanging in its mouth so I dropped my rod and jumped over and straddled it on my knees, hoping to land it. But it just threw the lure and slipped through my knees. The camera was dead so I couldnt take a picture anyway. Released them all.....great day on the river...looking forward to a great year on the river....
  8. yaknar

    I Didn't Know What It Was....At First

    Or you could...... Get up real, real early Load your bike and kayak in your truck Chain your kayak to a tree at your put-in Drive to your take out, park your truck, and ride your bike back to your put-in Put your bike in your kayak and float down the river. But with all the hills you will probably be to tried to fish and your lures will smell like Bengay cream.... Or your could just float down to JRO or Hootontown and have them take you back to your truck, what grizwilson said
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    I Didn't Know What It Was....At First

    I agree with both of you. Both outfitters are good to deal with . I use James River Outfitters when I take the grandkids floating but......when I go out, I want to be on the river at first light, 30 min before sunrise. The wife is my transporter so Seth if you don’t have one it might worth it to get one.......they are also good for other stuff.
  10. I floated down the river, last week, for the last time this year. The river is down with no current. I had to paddle the 6.5 miles, rough for an old man, and I should have worn my Fitbit, I would have at lest gotten 1/2 mile walking. I found out what they wanted right off and it turned out to be another great day on the river. I caught goggle eyes, smallmouths, a cat and a walleye. Took a few pictures of the size bass I was catching. Most were caught on swallow crankbaits. I always start out what was working best on my last trip out, J tail grub, but only caught 3 so I switched. I caught the walleye on a small crankbait, it had two #10 treble hooks on it. Boy was I surprised. ......All the fish were released, but someone told me that walleyes are pretty tasty...I think there should be a word that describes " when a fish tows you around the river while your in your kayak." Saw an eagle and a few trees are starting to turn.... I've enjoyed my time on the river this year but its time to hang up the paddle........
  11. yaknar

    My Second Walleye This Year...

    And Bass Yakker, I googled "Cajun Sleigh Ride" and it said setting off across the shallow backwater pond propelled solely by fins and tail. So I guess I'll call it an "Ozark Sleigh Ride".
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    My Second Walleye This Year...

    Bass Yakker thanks for the comments. Jerry, I have fished the river almost all the way through November before but...... I dont count fish but the colder it get, the fewer fish I catch and its cold setting on a plastic boat and only catching a couple fish....The way I like to fish is wading in sneakers, shorts, and t-shirt with my kayak tied to my belt.....
  13. I floated down the river, last week, for the last time this year. The river is down with no current. I had to paddle the 6.5 miles, rough for an old man, and I should have worn my Fitbit, I would have at lest gotten 1/2 mile walking. I found out what they wanted right off and it turned out to be another great day on the river. I caught goggle eyes, smallmouths, a cat and a walleye. Took a few pictures of the size bass I was catching. Most were caught on swallow crankbaits. I always start out what was working best on my last trip out, J tail grub, but only caught 3 so I switched. I caught the walleye on a small crankbait, it had two #10 treble hooks on it. Boy was I surprised. ......All the fish were released, but someone told me that walleyes are pretty tasty...I think there should be a word that describes " when a fish tows you around the river while your in your kayak." Saw an eagle and a few trees are starting to turn.... I've enjoyed my time on the river this year but its time to hang up the paddle........ This post has been promoted to an article
  14. I got out on the river this weekend hoping to catch a few. As I was floating down I saw something floating in the river. The closer I got, I realized what it was. It was surrounded by turtles that were eating it. Everybody loves beef. As for my trip, the river was low....I started out throwing my confidence crankbaits. shallow, mid, deep and almost every other crankbait in my small tackle box and caught a total of 3 fish. Thought maybe its time start a new hobby or quit until next year.. I keep repeating, find the fish and find out what they want. It all changed when I put on a Kalin paddle tail. Right away I caught 3 on about 10 cast, right up against the bank. They were "tight" up against the bank Something bit off the tail so I put on a J tail grub and ended up having a good day. One picture show the size I was catching and two picture are of the biggest I caught for the day....Released them all, a another great day out on the river.....
  15. I got out on the river this weekend hoping to catch a few. As I was floating down I saw something floating in the river. The closer I got, I realized what it was. It was surrounded by turtles that were eating it. Everybody loves beef. As for my trip, the river was low....I started out throwing my confidence crankbaits. shallow, mid, deep and almost every other crankbait in my small tackle box and caught a total of 3 fish. Thought maybe its time start a new hobby or quit until next year.. I keep repeating, find the fish and find out what they want. It all changed when I put on a Kalin paddle tail. Right away I caught 3 on about 10 cast, right up against the bank. They were "tight" up against the bank Something bit off the tail so I put on a J tail grub and ended up having a good day. One picture show the size I was catching and two picture are of the biggest I caught for the day....Released them all, a another great day out on the river..... This post has been promoted to an article
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