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  1. Nothing last weekend in 9N. Word from camp is that scrapes and rubs are starting to show up this weekend with bucks "cruising" as well. Shawn
  2. FX

    Bow Buck 2013

    WTG Andy - beautiful buck! Shawn
  3. Doesn't get any better than that! Nice job - both of you Shawn
  4. A decent 8 for sure Nice job and great story! Shawn
  5. Awesome! Congrats to both of you! Shawn
  6. Congrats to the both of you! Awesome story and accomplishment Shawn
  7. Nice buck - congrats! Shawn
  8. The phone number is (585)594-3910. Shawn
  9. Congrats on a great season Kooter! It was good chattin with ya and good luck hunting. Keep in touch. Shawn
  10. Nice job guys! Thanks for texting me the "shudda been here" full cooler pic! lol Shawn
  11. Hey man - you can't leave! Lake O needs you and more quality fisherman like you! Seems to me that you left out the times you stopped fishing to lend a hand to a boater in distress and towing a few in. John battling a king in his "fightin chair" THANK YOU John for being a great friend and fishin buddy. We've had a lot of laughs, caught a lot of fish, shared a bunch of stories, and just plain had some good times. I sure am going to miss our "strategizing" texts and phone calls. I hope you will be able to get back up here and fish with us as you know you'll always have a place to stay and a boat to fish on. You're a class act bud! Keep in touch. Shawn
  12. Happy Birthday Bud! Hope it's a good one and ya get all ya wish for! Shawn
  13. One can only hope that Todd Jones will do what's right for the American people and not be "just another pawn". The look on his face while listening to Biden's useless dribble is priceless. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVkknV3-SLA#t=44 Shawn
  14. 8/29 Only able to fish a couple hours with GF Cathy and we set up a little east of port in 60fow running 2 wire divers with spinny fly combos out 140 and 180 and 2 riggers down 50 with a NK SSW and down 60 with a moonshine carbon 14. The 180 diver was the first to fire and after watching the line counter go out past 300 before slowing a little I tried to hand the rod off to Cath when the fish took off for a 200'+ run and then GONE! Oh well, reset and 20min later it fires again and almost and identical replay, Cath gets to do battle this time and after circling a couple times I slid the net under a 29lb king! Her PB and biggest for the boat for the season. She did great and her arms are still sore. We went on to have 2 more wire rips that were on and off within seconds. Nothin on the riggers despite a few spoon and depth changes. The flies were terrible especially after they figured out they could bite! Still good to be out there though. Thanks to the 2 boats who appeared to change their course while we were hooked up. That's what should happen out there! 8/30 - near mishap Had a couple friends meet me at the launch and after being 45min late (guess I'll tell them to meet earlier next time ) we headed NW out of the chute, checked the screen in 60fow and slid east to set up. After getting the bags deployed and the port diver creeping out, I turned around to see a good size boat motoring right at us from port! I began waving my arms and yelling but they didn't change course so I yelled to Dave to give it some throttle which must have tripped the dipsey and as this boat passes by my transom at 50' or so, he clips the wire diver which screams out line until I grab it and snap - some wire, diver, spinny and fly GONE! As the boat passed and me yelling WTF! There's a bunch of guys staring and as they go by I see "SNOW PIRATE" across the transom. Now, I have a lot of respect for MOST charters and over the years have had very few issues with other boats out of the OAK and those that know and fish with me know that I will always "give way" even if I don't "have" to. There was absolutely NO excuse for running out that close to another boat and even if it was a "mistake", man up and acknowlede it and make an attempt to swerve, slow down or something. I sure hope the passengers aboard the SNOW PIRATE don't think that is the correct way to SAFELY operate a vessel. 8/30 - report The fishing sucked! After calming down and getting 2 divers and 3 riggers set out we were on NE troll and were marking some bait and fish so decided to maintain that course as the reports from the inside waters weren't good. After messing around with rigger depths and diver lengths, the 300 diver with a green dot spinny hammer fly combo gets wacked hard and then off within seconds in about 225fow. Went out to 300 only to watch the screen fade away so decided on a SW troll back inside. We picked up a 8-10lb king on a carbon 14 down 65 over 125. Trolled in and the east and back west covering 100-60fow without a touch so pointed her NE again only to pick up a laker in 260fow on the 310diver with a carmel dolphin spinny fly combo. Pulled rods and headed in around 1:30. Good luck to all for the rest of the season. Shawn
  15. Great report as usual Kooter! Good talkin with ya this weekend. Shawn
  16. Nice couple of days! We could'nt get a 300 copper to fire at all on Saturday. Shawn
  17. My friend Dave and I had the 'Ol Penny out of the chute at o-dark thirty to the NE and set up in 60fow on a NE troll running 2 wire divers with spinny fly combos out 120 and 180, 3 riggers from 40-70 with spoons. Marked bait and hooks from 70-80 so stayed in that water and it wasn't long before the 120 diver got wacked and it was off to the races. This fish took the line counter past the 800' mark and slowed only because we turned the boat. By the way it was porpoising over and over, it looked like we had hooked a dolphin! I was able to get the line counter near 200' when as luck would have it the 60' rigger with a B. Fuller KOS releases and Dave sets the auto pilot (bungee cord) and grabs the rod. That fish is bound and determined to cross the port dipsey and Dave grabs the 20 +/-lb king at the side of the boat and brings it aboard. Not time for pics back he goes. Meanwhile, my fish is back out to 600+' and I can't move him so another turn is in order, but now here comes the armada in our direction. I get back 100' or so of wire and the hooks pull free! Well that just sucks, so reel in all the wire to find everything in tack and 2 of the trebles had scales hooked - hmmmmm - hooked the fish in the side or back was my guess. Anyway, get set back up, thinking this was going to be a good day, and things sloooowed way down. From then until 1:30 when we packed it in, we caught a 5lb brown - carbon 14, a couple skippy kings - gator spinny mirage fly and NK SSW, a 7 lb steelhead - carbon 14, 10lb king - hammertime spinny ATOMMIK hammer fly, a couple swing and misses, a fought and lost on a 300 wire dipsey and a decent king on a Carbon 14 which got cut off on a rigger wire. Should have picked up at 11:00, as we washed lures until 1:30, but still better than workin and lunch at the Black North was perfect. A special thanks goes out to Hank/L&M for getting the "ol girl" back in shape and running like a top! Hank does great work at reasonable prices and is as honest as they come. I am thankful that Ray K. referred me to him years ago on this site. Shawn
  18. There are many reputable taxidermists to choose from. Best advice is to do your homework which you've started to do by asking for "opinions" and experiences from members of this site. Don't stop there though because "one man's junk is another man's treasure". Talk with a few taxidermists and check out their work first hand. Paul Czarnecki is a member of this site who does phenomenal work as can be seen in the Fish Pictures section. He is not cheap, but when you are spending anywhere from $500 - $1000+ on a fish mount, you should want it to look like the day you caught it and for the mount to last a lifetime (not just yours). JMO. Good luck in your search and congrats on the fish. Shawn
  19. Nice job Andy! Keeping them buttoned is getting more difficult with their mouth's hardening up. Good luck out there today. Shawn
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