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  1. Getting my homemade boat trailer registered was literally the easiest experience I've ever encountered at the dmv. Walked in and walked out with this piece of paper that had my Vin number for the trailer. Went back the next day with a certified weight slip and walked out with my license plate. Everything since then has been done online considering I don't even live in NY anymore. Only reason you would need receipts is if you bought new stuff for trailer. Other than that tell them stuff was found laying around in your garage. Kinda funny on my trailer registration the color of my trailer is labeled "grey/rust"😁
  2. That is a good one. Congrats.i wish they would open up the season here in florida. Woods are absolutely overrun with them. Saw 4 different bear last week in stand all within 50 yards. They were cool to see first few times in stand but just a pia now.
  3. Nice! I learned all my copper techniques from an old feller named Don Powers(dons marina) back in the early 90's. That guy could get you to any hole or depth you wanted on the east side with his eyes closed. Thanks for sharing
  4. Nice I found my first one in my grandfathers tackle box unopened one day we were jigging on Cayuga lake probably '90 or '91. Was a slow morning gramps told me to put it on and was hooked up before the jig even hit bottom!! The company that makes them is out of Ohio called bassnbait company. They are old school I dont even believe you can order them online I had to print out an order form and mail it in last time I got some. Wish I could get ahold of some of the original mepps jigs, they flutter perfectly on the drop and ive only a few left after losing alot over the years. Anyways thanks for sharing!
  5. Love jigging for them. Only way I've fished them for 25+ years. Ironically though the jig i love using the best is called a rattle snakie. Company in Texas makes them for bass fishing i guess. It has rattles inside the jig and 2 straps of glow in the dark on each side. 1.5 oz so you can use it calm or choppy days.
  6. I didn't see any retrievers. All the birds we took were retrieved from yak we had hooked on side of the boat. Never rode in a boat with a surface drive motor on it before. Real good way to get someone hurt if you dont know how to operate them. They will scoot pretty good across hydrilla thats for sure
  7. Went out last weekend for my first time ever duck hunting here in Central Florida. Did not disappoint, other than the other 150 boats for opening day. Guy who took me is a regular down here and said in all the years he's hunted only killed 3 drake shovelors. That was my first bird. Others were teal and ringers. Lost 4 birds to tge alligators before we could retrieve them, 1 duck never even hit the water straight into about a 10 footers mouth. Couldnt launch tge boats till 4 am we got there at 1 am and there were already 50 boats in front of us. Like a damn war zone out there i don't know how people don't end up wearing steel shot for jewelry with all the nut cases running around with guns.
  8. Didn't know that. I've heard water levels are pretty low havent been uo there since July. Salmon creek was loaded all way to falls all of November last year. Alot more browns than landlocked but a buddy even caught few Lakers I guess halfway to falls. I sure do miss it, Florida is a absolute cess pool amd anyone that says otherwise is complete bull__itting you!!!
  9. They do let fish up past the ladder. If no one is going to be running it they just bypass it. Not sure if they do anything in the fall or not but back in high school I worked there a few days through a school program. It was very cool. Any trout that go up the ladder get hung up in a waiting pool. Every day we went in there we would net the trout put em in a tub and sprinkle this powder they called "angel dust" on top of water. Within seconds tge fish was floating belly up. We would measure gurth length and weight and document male/female. Biggest fish in 3 days i was there was a 13lb 4 oz female bow. You don't see too many rainbows that big anymore! This was '93-'94. Salmon creek whenever there's enough water also gets loaded
  10. You are spot on I found this on cornell universities website.
  11. I may agree on you with certain aspects of what you said but to each there own if people want to hunt with it it's there call. I will disagree on the small hole idea its well documented that small shot even at extreme distances still Carrie's the kinetic energy down range so will absolutely penetrate more consistently. Stuff is a game changer no doubt either embrace it or stay old school but no one can deny the data.
  12. Ok same as lake trout pretty much. They spawn every year but the thiamine deficiency kills the fry when they're real young. I guess they hatch out of the egg but never make it much past that.
  13. Just a pygmy rattlesnake. Kinda all set on getting any closer I'll leave that cool stuff up for those that dig that ****. Not me
  14. I live in ocala. Shot this bird in ocala national forest. If you can ever get a quota permit for it when you come down it would be worth it. They have 4-4 day turkey hunts and give out 220 permits for each hunt. So 220 people have access to like 300,000 acres. I walked 30 miles during this hunt and never saw another hunter. I probably am more scared of snakes than most people you know. Literally have nightmares before but I wear snake boots and try not to think about them. If its gonna happen itll happen I guess. Love outdoors too much to sit inside
  15. This is interesting I dont have the pics of my targets anymore but tss loads(#7) added about 15 yards and close to 50 bb's in the kill zone of my mossberg 12 gauge compared to the lbxr. Unfortunately that gun and 2 others along with 3 brand new chain saws "fell" out of the back of the moving truck between New York and florida when we moved. Get some seriously shady people when you hire a moving company! Anywho my 4 day season just ended on sunday down here but managed to get my first bird, just a young one but beats last year all 4 days never saw or heard a turkey. Only thing I dont like down here is damn snakes are like IED you literally have to watch every step you take
  16. What's the deal with the dead eggs I thought they went in the tribs in the fall to spawn?
  17. Your not kidding. 2-4 lb lake trout all day long over any rainbow
  18. Jimm I just read your other post about serial numbers so disregard the pm I sent you I'm guessing mine wouldnt work for you considering my bird barrel needed to be fit at factory
  19. Ya I hear what your saying but especially in the empire state theres no telling these days what you can and cant do. My guess would probably be any part that involved the firing pin. Not much people can do with just a barrel
  20. I've seen some of the nastiest entry holes ever on a deer with rage or other mechanical broadhead. When they deploy right they are the real deal. Only issue I've ever had with this stuff is there are so many other variables hunting why would you want to add another one to screw something up. I'm 40 now been using thunderhead 100 since I was 14 and have never not once had any kind of broadhead failure. Couple bad shots on my part but never the broadhead. If it ain't broke dont fix it
  21. Best tip for climbers I've ever read. I must always pick wrong side seems every time I'm at desired height the stand wants to rotate to other side of the tree. Thanks for sharing.
  22. Caught my first trout jigging back in '89 with my gramps and his fishing buddy don powers from Don's marina. Those older fellas knew how to get it done. Guess I'm still a little old school cause I still use depth finder my grandpa bought in mid 90's with technology now the new ones are incredible for sure but with jigging if you know depth and can keep it on the bottom(trolling motor or heavier jigs) and enough want to you'll fill ice box up pretty much whenever you go out. I'm never in a big hurry to get out at first light and always start shallow then work out deeper good luck and happy fishing
  23. Sounds like something my great great grandfather would say if he was still alive when I was born. The internet or world wide web as he probably would call it was considered the first "smart" phone so anytime you get on the computer I would be just as careful theres tin foil hatter conspiracy people everywhere these days. Just saying
  24. I spend quite a bit of time on cayuga and never had a problem. At least once a year I'll get checked but it's always been dec and they're always super cool so long as your behaving. Any time someone gets a bs ticket it's worth fighting in court that's what courts are there for that being said the last one I fought and judge threw out go figure they still tried making me pay the mandated surcharge which is almost always as much if not more than the ticket. I laughed and left and never heard another word about it but that part is a total money grab crazy amount of money state and local jurisdictions bring in and always seem to be out of funds
  25. Just picking buddy I'll be up in 3 weeks can't wait to get back on water for few days. Too hot here to do anything outside
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