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Re: Musky Chronicles
« Reply #105 on: November 03, 2018, 23:39:52 PM »
Chainsaw +Fortune Cookie= Musky.......secret to success. Good going.


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« Reply #106 on: November 04, 2018, 04:11:43 AM »
Sweet, great TR! Thanks for bringing us along!


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Re: Musky Chronicles
« Reply #107 on: November 04, 2018, 07:35:31 AM »
That prop makes me shiver.

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Re: Musky Chronicles
« Reply #108 on: November 06, 2018, 07:00:21 AM »


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Re: Musky Chronicles
« Reply #109 on: December 08, 2018, 19:15:03 PM »

Musky float. Cold. Water level was good. Too clear? Sun to start, clouds at close.
Only saw one other bote. Jet with gear chuckers. They got one.

New guy. (None of you usual suspects would get off your asses.  :laugh:)
We did this. Pound the banks. A lot.

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Stripped. A lot.

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I drank. A few.

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We(He) got cold, and new guy had to use an island to walk some blood back into his feet.

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We saw bald eagles, hawks, woodpeckers, other birds. No Muskies. Liking the new oar shafts even more.
Bote adjustments were good. Skunkage was not.
Bote is in the barn. Sand bags are in the bed of the truck. Bird feeders are full. Load of wood at the back door.
Redneck Christmas lights are up out back. Wine glass is full. Sweetie is making a hearty dinner. All good.

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Re: Musky Chronicles
« Reply #110 on: December 08, 2018, 19:51:50 PM »
At least you got out......and home safely. Glad the bote is working out.

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Re: Musky Chronicles
« Reply #111 on: December 08, 2018, 21:01:05 PM »
 Nice to see the boat on the water! Sorry (not) I couldnít make it but a man has to set his priorities!


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Re: Musky Chronicles
« Reply #112 on: December 10, 2018, 07:06:42 AM »
Nice!  How do you like the cat?


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« Reply #113 on: December 10, 2018, 10:05:20 AM »
Nice!  How do you like the cat?


No more adjustments. All good. Not the lightest or most nimble craft. Bull in a china shop nimble.
Very stable fishing platform, though. You can stand anywhere on it's 5 ft. width and it's stable.
Needs much more fish slime for mojo.
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Re: Musky Chronicles
« Reply #114 on: December 10, 2018, 11:02:27 AM »
I'd be overnighting on that in the middle of the river. 

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Re: Musky Chronicles
« Reply #115 on: December 10, 2018, 14:33:36 PM »
Get stuck on any rocks?
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Re: Musky Chronicles
« Reply #116 on: December 10, 2018, 16:02:02 PM »
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? "
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Re: Musky Chronicles
« Reply #117 on: January 19, 2019, 11:00:50 AM »
9,000 casts remain in my attempt at catching the fish of 10,000 casts.  Left Richmond around 7:30 and headed west to meet my dad in the Valley.  Snow the night before left some nice scenery on the drive up.
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Having never tried to catch a Musky, we knew our chances were slim to none.  But, yesterday was a nice January day and what better way to spend it than floating on the Shenandoah?  My dad wanted to row, so I remained up front trying to keep flies in the water.

Despite no follows, fish sightings or strikes, it was still a great time.  The hope of a large predatory fish following or striking the fly was enough to make it worthwhile.  We explored some new water, and will certainly be back if water levels and weather cooperate.

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Re: Musky Chronicles
« Reply #118 on: January 19, 2019, 11:07:56 AM »
Iíve had follows and been in boats that caught fish but not one hookup yet ó one day!


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Re: Musky Chronicles
« Reply #119 on: January 19, 2019, 15:28:15 PM »
You got an A for effort. With Dad? A+.

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