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Old 03-12-2022, 07:47 AM   #21
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Old 03-12-2022, 07:54 AM   #22
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That is the cutest little dinghy. What is it's weight? My leg joints are too old to fit(or stay in one spot long) in a kayak.
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Old 03-12-2022, 07:56 AM   #23
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I would enjoy fishing on my journeys, but I can't bring myself to pay the (to my mind) too-high out-of-state license fees!

That's what I wondered about. I fished the ocean of The Vineyard, Mostly surf casting. Free.
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That's what I wondered about. I fished the ocean of The Vineyard, Mostly surf casting. Free.
When I worked in Idaho in the summer of 1969 and 1970 I bought the non resident license.
It was $15. Which was just a little less than what I made in wages in a day as a seasonal employee. One of the other fellows in the bunk house was from Illinois and like me did not have much money. We’d been cautioned about fishing without a license. My friend asked me if I was getting a license and I told him I already had. He asked me how I justified the expense and I told him at fifty cents a pound I only had to catch 30 pounds of trout and eat them instead of store bought meat. About every night we’d fish and usually catch 7 or 8 ten ounce trout . By the Fourth of July we figured we had broken even and the next two months our expenses were only aluminum foil, a squeeze lemon and salt and pepper. I still love to eat trout that way. Cooked over coals and pulled apart with my ancient folding Boy Scout fork.
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When I worked in Idaho in the summer of 1969 and 1970 I bought the non resident license.
It was $15. Which was just a little less than what I made in wages in a day as a seasonal employee. One of the other fellows in the bunk house was from Illinois and like me did not have much money. We’d been cautioned about fishing without a license. My friend asked me if I was getting a license and I told him I already had. He asked me how I justified the expense and I told him at fifty cents a pound I only had to catch 30 pounds of trout and eat them instead of store bought meat. About every night we’d fish and usually catch 7 or 8 ten ounce trout . By the Fourth of July we figured we had broken even and the next two months our expenses were only aluminum foil, a squeeze lemon and salt and pepper. I still love to eat trout that way. Cooked over coals and pulled apart with my ancient folding Boy Scout fork.
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Started "my fishing" as a kid vacationing on The River at Harpers. We did a lot of Bottle fishing. 2 kids in a row boat, & about 10 closed bottles, with hook & line. Bait, toss, then chasing them around when a fish was hooked! Fun, learn to row in a short time.
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Started "my fishing" as a kid vacationing on The River at Harpers. We did a lot of Bottle fishing. 2 kids in a row boat, & about 10 closed bottles, with hook & line. Bait toss, then chasing them around when a fish was hooked! Fun, learn to row in a short time.
I have had a boat since I was 15 except for a few years in the early 70s. My dad had a good friend who was a fireman and loved to cast for bass. He would pull my boat down to a local lake with his canary yellow 1958 Chevy Nomad. We’d launch the boat and motor to his favorite haunts. Then lift the motor and I’d get on the oars and glide him at the preferred distance and speed from shore and he would cast his jitterbugs, hula poppers and river runts. I was the oarsman, net man, and beer wench and later in the morning
or early evening, the designated driver when that Hamm’s beer got the better of old Bo. His his name was Godfrey Bohumil Suchan and a better Czech, I’ve never met.
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That is the cutest little dinghy. What is it's weight? My leg joints are too old to fit(or stay in one spot long) in a kayak.
https://www.practical-sailor.com/unc...ghies-8-and-10

They are available thru West Marine retail stores and many other outlets.

8 footer weight: 71 lbs
10 footer weight: 126 lbs
Neither would be a breeze getting on top of a vehicle.
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8 footer weight: 71 lbs
10 footer weight: 126 lbs
Neither would be a breeze getting on top of a vehicle.
That 8' weighs as much as my 16' canoe.
Why so heavy?
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They are molded of plastic, and to be rigid and strong enough, the wall thickness is substantial. A lot of plastic, not a thin wall canoe.
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That 8' weighs as much as my 16' canoe.
Why so heavy?

They are designed for the ocean. Dinghies for getting to & from your Big boat's mooring. Can have some rough seas, if heading in from a storm!
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They are available thru West Marine retail stores and many other outlets.

8 footer weight: 71 lbs
10 footer weight: 126 lbs
Neither would be a breeze getting on top of a vehicle.

Nope, that's for sure. Not for one person.
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They are designed for the ocean. Dinghies for getting to & from your Big boat's mooring. Can have some rough seas, if heading in from a storm!
I've paddled my canoe in some big waves. Not sure why a dinghy would have to be heavy. Had a retired lifeboat for a short time and owned a 15' "trawler".
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Your picture of your camping stuff in the tv room reminds me of my spare bedroom, packed with camp items to be taken. I just hope my truck bed is big enough.....
Bad weather in the Northwest forced me to put the boat together in the living room.
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Okeechobee, FL

Lake Okeechobee, down in southern Florida, is a Mecca fishing place for the fresh water fisherman. It offers all the popular fish found in southern fresh waters.

We left our wintering CG at St. Petersburg as the show birds started north. We reserved a week’s stay at KOA Okeechobee. We didn’t get many pictures because of rainy weather while there. We did find a very nice park on a popular deep water canal with facilities. We fished there from the banks twice with both times being very productive. My target fish was the black crappie and I got a number of them in the 1 and ˝ to 2# range. We cleaned and baked, broiled or deep fried all of them.

On my last day of fishing from the banks I got three bowfin fish (FL Mud Fish) with all being at least 5#. I was using medium sized Missouri minnows. There was a black man and his two young sons fishing nearby. When I got the first one he asked if he could have it. Well, I didn’t know they were very good to eat but he said it was all in the “fixings”. He said they cleaned them, cut the meat into 2” squares, marinated overnight and deep fried them in their homemade batter the next day.

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jitterbugs, hula poppers and river runts.
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All three of those plugs bring back wonderful memories of youth. Jitterbug was my favorite night time bass bait. Add a "Lucky 13" and you have most of the bases covered. Those were the days......sitting on the bow seat of a flatbottom while sculling with a 24" paddle. Sculling is a lost art around these parts.
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Like about a hundred other categories, I have a collection of old fishing lures. I might have one or two that are in very nice condition in the original box. Most of what I have are beat up and well used and I wouldn’t have them any other way. Nothing like “walkin’ the dog” and having a bass grab the lure and dive only to come back up, shake their head and see the lure come loose and go flying. And your fishing partner says “I don’t think you’ll get him to come back again today, you burned him.” Northern pike are another matter.
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Natchez Trace SP - TN

This is one of the very best state parks we ever parked at. They have EVERYTHING. The link below describes places and park attractions/activities. The park is at Lexington, TN - exit 116 off I-40.

We stayed there for two weeks. Our parking site was at the Pin Oak CG. It was the largest FHU site we ever parked in. The site was a FHU with 50 APS. Washing your vehicles was allowed. Your park site payment receipt allowed free fishing from any waters within the park boundaries. I did a lot of it from wherever I could get to the water. Right across the street from our site was a path to the Pin Oak Lake. I got lots of fish From that lake. But I also got some from piers and docks.

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Natchez Trace SP - TN

This is one of the very best state parks we ever parked at. They have EVERYTHING. The link below describes places and park attractions/activities. The park is at Lexington, TN - exit 116 off I-40.

We stayed there for two weeks. Our parking site was at the Pin Oak CG. It was the largest FHU site we ever parked in. The site was a FHU with 50 APS. Washing your vehicles was allowed. Your park site payment receipt allowed free fishing from any waters within the park boundaries. I did a lot of it from wherever I could get to the water. Right across the street from our site was a path to the Pin Oak Lake. I got lots of fish From that lake. But I also got some from piers and docks.

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I tent camped there in the big camper area with a friend on our Harley trip a few years ago. We had 6 cold'ish beers, 2 tiny SlimJim's and still warm coals to start a fire.

Unfortunately it's too hard to carry poles on the bike.
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Natchez Trace

We drove the Trace around this time of the year 10 years ago and had a very sweet time, with the greenery blooming as we drove further South and mild weather. We tried again some years later and had very dreary, cool and rainy weather. My...what a difference in the experience.

The Trace is a cool trip.
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