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...... in on them (Walleye) this Mon. or Tues. , wish us luck over the coming month (expecting 4 trips) , cause we ain't too experienced at this yet , but definately learning the way of the river Walleye .
We were going to the PA. show on Mon. , but the whole show just went down the toilet ... everyone is boycotting the show's organizer (Reed) , including all the sponsors and vendors in all the booths .
It's not a matter of whether you give a damn or not about MSR's (modern sporting rifles) ... it's a matter of your 2nd admendment rights to bear arms ... or for that matter just call it our American Constitutional rights , don't matter what the subject is . MSR's or not , that threatens them , we don't stand for it , at all !!
MSR's are legal if you choose to own one , so by the organizer (Reed , a UK co.) telling the vendors at the show that they (Reed) are banning the display or sale of MSR's at the show ... everybody said BS , a UK company telling Americans they can't exersise their legal rights in their own country , we will boycott the show and Reed to let you know we won't tolerate that kind of crap , especially from another country (UK) .
The local economy's 44 million $$ loss from the show will be the stuff of bussiness and govt. squabble ... we're going fishing !!
Reed is one of the largest Arms Fair organizer in the world (read Tanks, Cluster Bombs, and every other concievable military weapon of destruction) ... but they also are the publisher of the most reveered Medical Science journal publication in the world , plus some other 2000 medical science pubs. ... the community of Medical Science threatens to ban Reed publications and go elsewhere if Reed doesn't break it's link to all weapon sales promotional exibitions .
Sooooo , it's time to go and see if we can start hunting up the Walleye !!
Guess we're gonna miss the Walleye fishing seminar we wanted to take in at the show .... oh well , the upper river temps. are 37F. - 40F. right now and that's prime time for the gathering of the river Walleye and their long run upstream to their breeding haunts .
Only Walleye in the 15"-20" range are legal keepers , and the majority of any caught are expected to exceed that by quite a margin this year . I wouldn't mind everyone we catch to be in the 22"-28" range , but would like to have at least 2 legals for the frying pan .
Late winter/early Spring river Walleye fishing can be seriously harsh weather wise ... but the prospect of a few good catches can tip the scales of discomfort into a ... it was worth it trip !!
Give or take Mar. 15th , nephew says we know were to go after some nice hefty Largemouth , about a couple dozen for the day ... well maybe more like 16 .
I'm not making any commitments to the Smallies this year until after the Walleye hunt is over with ... cause fishin takes time , money and commitment ... and one can get toooo stretched out chasin them all .
..... that was expected . Also expecting it to settle back down just as quick , as usual , maybe a couple days .
Water temps do look like they went up a degree or two , but I think that's the high water causing that .
It's the discomfort of the cold air and breezes that puts us in any doubt ... it's like 29F. right now and the breeze makes it 17F. windchill ... that's really unconfortable to put up with all day long outside .
Hopefully the air and wind will be more favorable for us on Tues. ... if it's not I doubt we'll start this week although I feel it's important we do .
Hey D , did I tell you that last year about this time right above your ledge on the right , something bit right through my "wire" snap swivel . That cost me a Mepps Muskie Killer . I don't know of anything that can do that , but it happened on a hit . Best I could figure was a large Muskie went for it and the million to one chance that it got that wire right between those upper and lower shearing teeth (plates , bones , whatever they are) back in the rear jaw area .