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Re: Spicebush and Bur Oak
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2018, 21:41:38 PM »
For the record, I did not bail!  I was domineered, trumped, overruled, etc. by a 58 year old female hell bent on home improvement projects and other BS that cuts deep into any free time I was hoping to have in retirement.  Would any of you like to borrow an industrious, productive gal, who can wire a building, build most anything, and plant stuff (but canít cook)? Ė no charge, no time limit but would prefer contract to last through the 1st week of May 2019 (end of spring gobbler season).  Thank you.

Turn in your nut sack, sir.  :laugh:
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Re: Spicebush and Bur Oak
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2018, 22:09:17 PM »
For the record, I did not bail!  I was domineered, trumped, overruled, etc. by a 58 year old female hell bent on home improvement projects and other BS that cuts deep into any free time I was hoping to have in retirement.  Would any of you like to borrow an industrious, productive gal, who can wire a building, build most anything, and plant stuff (but canít cook)? Ė no charge, no time limit but would prefer contract to last through the 1st week of May 2019 (end of spring gobbler season).  Thank you.

Turn in your nut sack, sir.  :laugh:

Doug, you should see Mrs. Mudwallís power tool and hardwood collection. It would put any manís collection of tools to shame. She has a room filled with different kinds of hardwood. That building they had built she hung the dry wall, put down floors, rain the electrical, and putting in hardwood floors.  Very impressed.
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Re: Spicebush and Bur Oak
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2018, 07:24:02 AM »
You shoulda ate that big brookie Jacob.

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Re: Spicebush and Bur Oak
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2018, 08:33:10 AM »
You shoulda ate that big brookie Jacob.

I don't think those trout have spawned yet.  Fins all looked healthy.  Males didn't look beat up.  Females looked plump.  Saw no redds nor any fish hanging out in tail outs.  I want some of that brookie's man juice in that stream for another generation.
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Re: Spicebush and Bur Oak
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2018, 10:09:04 AM »
Still woulda been good to eat though.

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Re: Spicebush and Bur Oak
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2018, 20:03:41 PM »
Holee brook trout


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Re: Spicebush and Bur Oak
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2018, 20:08:00 PM »
After a haul like that, one may be moved to hang it up....the fish chasing that is.

This post sorta gives some credence to stories I've heard in my neck of the woods.  The most seemingly outlandish one is an account from an angler with a solid reputation who claimed he had an average size brookie on the line, and  15-16 inch brookie came out from behind a car hood and chomped the one hooked.  Dee Vo has caught some gooderns out of said stream.

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Re: Spicebush and Bur Oak
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2018, 21:18:23 PM »
After a haul like that, one may be moved to hang it up....the fish chasing that is.

This post sorta gives some credence to stories I've heard in my neck of the woods.  The most seemingly outlandish one is an account from an angler with a solid reputation who claimed he had an average size brookie on the line, and  15-16 inch brookie came out from behind a car hood and chomped the one hooked.  Dee Vo has caught some gooderns out of said stream.

More time shall be spent on that crick! Iíve got some info on a couple others in NC that hold some big brookies as well as VA.

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Re: Spicebush and Bur Oak
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2018, 13:22:25 PM »
After a haul like that, one may be moved to hang it up....the fish chasing that is.

This post sorta gives some credence to stories I've heard in my neck of the woods.  The most seemingly outlandish one is an account from an angler with a solid reputation who claimed he had an average size brookie on the line, and  15-16 inch brookie came out from behind a car hood and chomped the one hooked.  Dee Vo has caught some gooderns out of said stream.

While bringing in small brook trout and the occasional shiner in Maine, I have had large brook trout and even a loon chomp down on the fish.  The loon fought particularly hard and went right under the boat...


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Re: Spicebush and Bur Oak
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2018, 09:03:34 AM »
The most seemingly outlandish one is an account from an angler with a solid reputation who claimed he had an average size brookie on the line, and  15-16 inch brookie came out from behind a car hood and chomped the one hooked. 


I've witnessed this one other time with a brookie that was probably bigger than that go after a brookie.  It'll get your heart raising witnessing a brook trout that big thriving in the southern Appalachians.
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Re: Spicebush and Bur Oak
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2018, 07:39:48 AM »
Damn what a fish! Great TR all around, but that leviathan tops it off!  'c;
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