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 Post subject: a little bit of a fishing report
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Well, I managed a little bit of fishing between painting the trim, installing the corner boards and putting up the ceiling on the farmers porch along with a few other things at the camp. One late afternoon I hiked up to a remote pond in the Rangeley area. The trail was supposed to be about a mile and a half but I think it turned out to be closer to two and it was all uphill and hot! I got to the pond to find it much bigger than I anticipated and it looked very shallow. I pumped up the float tube and was cooling off in the water in a short time. I kicked about halfway up the pond and on the first cast I miss a fish. Turned out that that was the only hit I had the entire night. Had a big doe come out on the other side of the pond and was kinda neat watching her trying to figure out where the hooting was coming from as my voice echoed through the mountain valley. Even though I only had one hit I plan on getting back up there this fall to try again to try again for the wild brookies it is known for. I also fished UD one night and landed two small salmon and missed a handful of other fish on dries. The storms have kept the lakes full and there was plenty of water running through the gates.

A few pics...

a remote mountain pond and a view down to the trail head...
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The AT runs along the top of that ridge...
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The farmers porch t+g going up...
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The chimney is up...
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And a random picture of my 14 year old lab Chaos (had to share this one for all you dog lovers).

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:49 pm 
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lookin good there, bootman.
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 Post subject: Re: a little bit of a fishing report
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:59 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: a little bit of a fishing report
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:16 pm 
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Nice photos and report.

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 Post subject: Re: a little bit of a fishing report
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:56 am 
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Looking good - great pic of the pooch! Glad you got to sneak away and do a little recon work. Hot for sure. Rode over that new pavement on 16 into Errol - felt like a blast furnace. Was really cool seeing all the muddy moose prints on the new pavement - looked like a dance studio! End of ride beer at the brew pub in Bethel was damn good! Bring on September!!!


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 Post subject: Re: a little bit of a fishing report
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:09 am 
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HA! The evolution of fishing reports...

1. When you're a newbie, you post pictures of any fish you catch.
2. Once you've "turned the corner" you start posting pictures of the big fish, and where you caught them.
3. Once you've "turned the next corner", you start posting big fish pictures, while conspicuoulsly leaving out the location.
4. Somewhere in there, you post a picture of the first fish caught on a fly tied by yourself.
5. Once you're get to the back side of the hill, you start reporting on where the fish aren't.

I love it!

PS. what i would give for a single night sleep, where i could sleep as soundly as Chaos appears to be sleeping.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:50 am 
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Ken B wrote:
The chimney is up...
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Stone, cultured, or brick veneer?


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