Thursday, October 27, 2016

Fishing Called Because Of Rain

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I don't think so

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 What can I say. Us old guys tend to melt when wet. Sugar is like that.

Since it's supposed to rain through Sunday, we've planned to fish again Monday.

I wanted to be fair when I tested RD's cookies so I ate three. Yes, the cookies are awesome......

Stay tuned.

A Package In The Mail

The River Damsel did a post on Yellowstone National Park a couple Sunday's ago. There was some interesting facts and since I've only been there once in my life, I made a comment about passing through the park so fast that I didn't even get to see Old Faithful.

Somewhere in that post I guess there was a contest because she said I won. The prize was a dozen of RD's special cookies. Now I've heard about these cookies from many of you fellow bloggers and have always wanted to try them.

Well, yesterday a package showed up and inside was not only a dozen of RD's (I'm guessing and Emily please correct me if I'm wrong) chocolate chip/butterscotch chip cookies as well as a small loaf of Ginger Bread "cake".

You'll notice that there are only 11 cookies on the plate. Before I could even get a picture, my wife absconded with one cookie. My wife, who owns a good portion of King Arthur Flour (as many supplies as she buys from there, one would think she owns part of it) has pronounced the cookies awesome. Since I took this picture this morning, I'll wait until I get back from fishing today to savor both.  

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With flash
Thank you Emily for the goodies. I'll do my report at the beginning of the post later today. 

Stay tuned.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Will "Wild Thing" Throw Out The First Pitch?

MLB crushes Charlie Sheen's dream to throw the first pitch at the World Series. 

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Major League Baseball source told The Associated Press that the choices for who will throw out the first pitches have already been made – and Sheen isn’t among them.


What is this world coming to??????

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Chicago Cubs To The World Series

 What does this have to do with fishing, you ask? Absolutely nothing, but yours truly has a history, short that it is, with the Cubs.

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When I was very young, say 7 or 8 we used to go to Chicago to the military doctor or dentist. My Dad was retired from the Coast Guard and we had those privileges. We always went some place special afterward like the amusement park and on one occasion to the baseball game.

My first major league baseball game that I went to was at Wrigley Field in Chicago to watch the Cubs play. I don't remember a lot about the game, but I do remember getting one of those little bats they sell.

Well tonight the Cubs shut out the Dodgers in game 6 of the NLDS to win the National League Championship for the first time since 1945. This is another of those history things. As most of you know, 1945 was the year BEFORE I was born. Ladies and gentlemen, that was 71 years ago.

They have not won a World Series since 1908. I think it's time.  

Now that I live in California (you all know that too) and the Giants were removed from the playoffs, I have to root for the Cubs.

Game 1 of the World Series is Tuesday. Go Cubs.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Secret Lake, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha

First, let me address something that came to my attention this morning while my son and I were having breakfast at the local Perko's. My grandson (age 16) is going to the High School Homecoming Dance tomorrow. He has a date who he has been going around with, holding hands with, and has invited to the dance. Asked if she was his "girl friend", he said, no at least not yet.

The story goes, although invited to the dance (this is how the social scene is locally and my be further afield, who knows.) she doesn't become the "girl friend" until they enter the dance. Apparently she can bail right up to the door and remain unattached. I'm confused, how about you?

Now let me address the title of this post. Last month while at Upper Lake (see the previous post) I was chatting with our "neighbors" who happened to be the same "neighbors" we had when we were up there two years ago. How's that for coincidence? Talking as fishermen do, we touched on places we've been. During this conversation he mentions this place (been there) and that place (been there too) and this one place where there are a lot of Brown trout. Want to guess where? Secret Lake, my ass.

I texted (I'm in the 21st century now) Yuki and said I was thinking about going up to Ice House Lake or Loon Lake and asked if he wanted to go. He was available on Thursday (that would be yesterday) so we planned the trip. Tuesday I sent another text (I'm so 21st century) and said "Why don't I get some crickets and let's go to the secret lake instead". He was all for it and we met at La Casa Kautz at 8:30 (we usually meet at 8, but the days are getting shorter and he still has to attend to the menagerie before fishing) and after a quick stop at the local donut shop, were on our way up the hill.

Once around the back side of the lake by the inlet, Yuki set out one rod with a couple Power Eggs and started throwing a fly with his fly rod. I, on the other hand, put a size 14 hook and a couple small split shot on my spinning rod and worked the inlet one cricket at a time.

Wasn't long before I was yelling at Yuki for the net.

I think this was #1
From the inlet out toward the lake.
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 Then they just kept coming, one right after the other.

Could have been #2. Always with wet hands.
#3? About 17"
In between there was one that I hooked, it jumped, and spit the hook. It looked like it was about 24", but from a distance they all do. Probably only 10" or so.
 Like I said, they kept coming.

#5 ?
#6 ?

At this point, I just quit taking pictures. There was one more (#8).

All were photographed and gently released making sure they swam away in good health.

Yuki got skunked, but he said he enjoyed himself. On the way home, we stopped at Munnerlyn's for a cone, but caught one day they were closed. Maybe next time.

While we were there, three more guys showed up and fished the other side of the lake. Secret Lake, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha.

Till next time.