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Started by benben, October 15, 2011, 21:05:55 PM
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So let's get the dead cat part of this story out of the way.
As we were cruising up hwy 215, running late, something comes up from my immediate left, my initial thoughts are of a bobcat, and half a second later, bam. I look in my rearview mirror to see this thing somersaulting on its initial trajectory into someone's front yard. My family freaks out and makes me turn around...we get back to see what I still think is a large cat, and my girlfriend thinks is a dog, dead in the yard. My dad and I get out and talk to the old lady who lived at the house, and come to find out it was her very large cat, 1 of 2, that goes across the street often to 'hunt' at the hatchery. Long story short we bury the cat for the lady and get on our way. Bad karma, somewhat made right.
My initial plans for brookie fishing went to shit, thanks to running a little late, because someone beat us to the water. We went ahead and got out to stretch the legs and take a short hike. We then go to my back-up plan.
Back-up location fishing was decent, I landed a brookie in a mostly almost always bow water, so my day was made. Didn't get any sizable fish, my guess is we spooked 90% of the fish before we had a chance to cast to them, but numbers were decent though. Either way my dad landed a few, I did too, so it was a good day.
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me yelling at my dad...I'm a horrible teacher (credit to the girlfriend for this picture who was shadowing us a little as we fished upstream)
Anytime on the water is good. Anytime on the water with your dad is great!!
PS: Sorry about the cat.
Good job Ben. Now you just have to teach your girlfriend. If you think teaching your Dad was hard, multiply it by 100!
Pulled a few hours on the creek is alright. sorry about the dead pussy
Careful lad, if there's one thing you don't wanna do round Balsam Grove is piss off the McCalls. Can't believe you fucking killed one of their cats
Gettin the ole man on the stream? Priceless
Quote from: Transylwader on October 18, 2011, 08:58:53 AMCareful lad, if there's one thing you don't wanna do round Balsam Grove is piss off the McCalls. Can't believe you fucking killed one of their cats Gettin the ole man on the stream? Priceless
Careful lad, if there's one thing you don't wanna do round Balsam Grove is piss off the McCalls. Can't believe you fucking killed one of their cats Gettin the ole man on the stream? Priceless
Haywood side is more wayward! Careful chief!
I have a connection to the owners of that hatchery on the Haywood side. I was actually given permission to fish a stream on private land near Cashiers that used to be the hatchery many years ago before the present owners moved the operation to its current location on the Haywood side of 215. Dayum, I had forgetten about that. I need to make good on that offer.