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buzzbomb

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  1. Welcome to the forum. I'd go back to what was working before. The wheel doesn't always need reinventing, and the best catchers aren't always doing what everyone else is.
  2. Any bait manufacturer had to take a hit over the past 18 months, as would their suppliers of ingredients. It was suggested up-thread that this could be seasonal, but if it's a significant price drop (and sustained) it might be a desperate move to keep their suppliers afloat. Without the companies producing the ingredients, there is no boilie business, so a strategic sacrifice. If dropping bait prices brings fishermen back to their product then it's a win.
  3. I hope you all make speedy and full recoveries!
  4. Yes those are lake trout. There are lots of big pike in La Ronge as well. The times I've fished there all I caught was pike. I texted him and asked what they were using but no answer yet. That downrigger outfit behind him looks like it's in use so I wouldn't be surprised if they're running their lures down deep some distance behind a cannon ball. Average depth of the lake is 48' according to Wiki. They could be using big jigs or flashers or spoons or crankbaits; I'll post when I find out. Edit; they were using 8 lb cannon balls to sink their line down between 50' and 100', depending on where they were catching, and using big spoons.
  5. And I'm just a bit jealous, but all glad for him. He and a friend went up to Lac La Ronge for a few full days and apparently caught like bandits. I know they did on the first day anyway, but don't have the full report. I would love to catch a lake trout like these. He said he didn't have a picture of the big one.
  6. Mug fish was in use 20 and more years ago, not where I am though. Unless one has noticeable damage or peculiar markings you'd never know. You could easily fish a lifetime and not see the same fish twice.
  7. I was going to say "Spod the granny out of it", but some times that's what's needed.
  8. Touch more belly on that one; nice dark fish.
  9. Got my 2nd shot of Astra Zeneca this morning. The wait time at the drive through was only 1 hour halfway through physio so they let me go early. I had been considering getting Phizer for my 2nd shot, but the window for getting an early appointment for that passed a few days ago so I opted for expediency. Soon after entering the fair grounds I checked the website and wait time was 1/2 hr, and they were spot on.
  10. That's a pretty fish. It's nice to get one when you've suffered a bit for it.
  11. I got hit by a rental car; it Hertz.
  12. I've played and landed housecats on a Mr Twister rubber worm and 6 lb test Trilene, and it's great sport.
  13. Some of us have the 6 pack, and some of us have the keg. 😳
  14. I know a woman who was absolutely incredulous when I wouldn't go over to her house on a day off. She said "Do you mean to tell me you'd rather go carp fishing than spend time with me? Carp fishing in the rain?!"
  15. I was retrieving ducks in a flooded gravel pit one evening, found a sudden drop and filled my chestwaders. I was able to regain footing and get a bit of the way back but couldn't go up the grade to shore. Shouted to my hunting partner who took about 10 minutes to find a fallen tree long enough to reach me so I could grab it and walk out. Drove back in the Gipsy 40 miles in the dark naked wrapped in a blanket. A life preserver and rope would have been handy.
  16. After my dad had the mitral valve from a pig transplanted to his heart, and shortly after got a pacemaker, he used to remark that they'd done a valve job and installed an electronic ignition.
  17. Thanks everyone, I'm in. My friend and carping buddy Rob came and got me and took me home. He did everything, spent time after work for days moving all my clutter so I can navigate with the walker, picked up all the mobility aids, handicapped parking permit,brought me food once when the hospital food was incredibly vile, and done tons of other stuff, too much to list, then spent all afternoon today shifting things around so they're in the right place, and we had a few beer too, in celebration. There's groceries tomorrow, and probably more. I've had big tendon tears before but this is worst than any so far. He's one in a million. 20 years ago I asked him where he was going, and he said "Carp fishing." And I laughed. Carp fishing. Happened again, I said where ya goin', Carp Boy?" I mocked him until after 4 or 5 times he said "Do you want to come?" 'Yeah sure, for all the time it will take." 20 miles away (the swim we call the dam). I wasn't taking it seriously, ha ha, carp fishing. I took a 6 weight fly rod and a little box of flies. Danny hooked something, maybe 10lb or more and lost it, but I could tell it put up a good fight. I'd put on a woolley black thing with a tiny chunk of worm on the barb, worked out some line and just layed my rod on the ground at my feet, (carp fishing... but it was starting to look interesting}. Rob caught my attention and motioned at the water in front of us, and my fly line was starting to take off. I caught about a 5 pounder, but he fought like nothing else that size I'd encountered, jumped out of the water like a trout.
  18. I'm happy because I'm being discharged from hospital today. I tore off the entire quadriceps tendon in my right knee at work last Friday morning so today is 1 week since surgery, and I've been riding the hydromorphone train ever since. As in the last line from the Little Golden Book, The Bears' Picnic; "Travelling is fun, but it's always nice to be home again."
  19. I was kicked out of the United Church of Canada for awhile for hammering the smart mouth kid in front of me in the back of the head with my Bible in confirmation class when I was 14. I hit him so hard he got a nosebleed, and the elder who was standing in front of us teaching the class was his father. Red card. They made me go back and finish about 2 weeks later.
  20. When I started I was under-gunned but carp tackle in Canada was almost non-existant so my friends and I just used whatever we could find. The fish were great though so we all burned out cheap reels in a season or 2. When carping really took off I started buying tackle from the buy-sell board on a forum and from fleabay (often from British expats who brought their gear over) and even had some reels sent from a tackle shop in England. Now there's tons of it taking up a whole corner of the basement, and I have no regrets. We're only allowed to fish 1 rod here, but I have a lot of choice as to which one I use.
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