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    hey leonidas90, Thanks. Roger

    hey leonidas90, Thanks. Roger
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    mono leader and other crazy ideas

    Hey Gary and others,

    Whey I read your question about mono leader my first answer was "bad habits?" I've always done it that way. Maybe it helps to have a little stretch when a fish goes crazy at...
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    When, Where and How We Fish

    In my family we believe the early fishermen catch the fish. For over 15 years our experience at Blue Mesa confirmed the adage and in the 2018 Blue Mesa Fishing Report I showed some fish catching...
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    Our Summer Fishing Part 3

    Part 3.

    Our last fishing trip was early September and fish were turning red. We were done at the Gorge. By the end of September it was cool enough to give Lake Powell a shot. We skipped the...
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    Our Summer Fishing Part 2

    Part 2

    While I can’t say why our luck was so good, I can share one technique that works – some of the time. In 2001 when we first got a boat (a 16ft Boston Whaler Dauntless), my dad and I learned...
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    Our Summer Fishing Part 2

    Part 2


    While I can’t say why our luck was so good, I can share one technique that works – some of the time. In 2001 when we first got a boat (a 16ft Boston Whaler Dauntless), my dad and I...
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    Our Summer Fishing Part 1

    Our summer fishing turned out great but it didn’t start that way. The big snow pack took all of May and much of June to melt, and the lakes were muddy early. We tried Fontenelle late in May and...
  8. Thread: June 20 - 28

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    June 20 - 28

    We spent a week fishing out of Lucerne Valley Marina and got home 5 days back. Fishing was slow. We slept in on the first day after 8 hours of driving from Gunnison, CO but we caught 3 nice salmon...
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    Elk Creek Ramp & Marina Open

    The Elk Creek boat ramp opened last Friday and the marina store last Tuesday. The ramps and inspection stations are open 5:30 to 9:00 every day. In addition to the Elk Creek ramp and the Lake Fork...
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    We still haven't fished BM this season and...

    We still haven't fished BM this season and probably won't, but my friends report incredible lake trout fishing, decent fishing for browns and an on-going, nothing going on season for Kokanee.
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    Two photos from Friday, April 28. Seems rare to...

    Two photos from Friday, April 28. Seems rare to have ice on Blue Mesa the first of May. Way back when, we used to catch salmon by May 7. Western University's graduation typically falls around Mary...
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    2023 Blue Mesa Fishing Report

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    This was Blue Mesa last Monday, April 17

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    And this was a few hours ago on April 23.

    And while the ramp is clear the marina will need more time.
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    That Special Fishing Trip

    Mary and I are busy planning our summer fishing trips and want to extend a fishing invitation to anyone with medical issues who wants to take that special fishing trip. If you or a friend have...
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    Yes, the fun times are not so far off and I am...

    Yes, the fun times are not so far off and I am trying to finish up a couple of small woodworking projects in the shop so I can spent more time prepping for fishing. Typically Lake Powell comes...
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    Hey Pauli, What a sweet pair of rides on the...

    Hey Pauli,

    What a sweet pair of rides on the roads and water. We have admired sprinter campers; all the luxury without all the mass. What really caught my eye was your whaler. We had a 16 ft...
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    Hey Pauli and others, Thank you for your kind...

    Hey Pauli and others,

    Thank you for your kind words.

    No, I hadn't heard the phrase Finish Strong. I had framed something like this as self-respect but Finish Strong is more simple and more...
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    Getting up to date. Last year, 2022, was the...

    Getting up to date.

    Last year, 2022, was the best since my diagnosis. My testosterone level remained near zero, meaning my cancer is not growing, and there were only a couple of health concerns. ...
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    Easy Loader trailer repair 10233 The photo...

    Easy Loader trailer repair

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    The photo above shows where my trailer breaks. You can see a couple of the bolts that attach the trailer frame to the axle subframes.

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    In the...
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    Covid broke everything. Is there any glue left...

    Covid broke everything. Is there any glue left that will mend America?

    Moving into the spring of 2020 it became obvious how much covid was disrupting every dimension of our lives. The schools...
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    Continuing previous post For me Denial holds...

    Continuing previous post


    For me Denial holds no interest. I get it. My cancer is real. I am not going to die with it, I am doing to die from it. Bargaining isn’t real for me either. I know...
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    Fighting Depression with Movies I don’t like...

    Fighting Depression with Movies

    I don’t like writing this post about Depression. It is like Voldemort in Harry Potter. It feels a little reckless just writing the word – as if writing the word...
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    Thanks Armando. I know this will sound very...

    Thanks Armando. I know this will sound very strange but I chuckle at something every time I write a post. I can see humor in a lot of things, even a doc talking to me about snipping. I believe now...
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    A hard story to tell, a hard story to hear. ...

    A hard story to tell, a hard story to hear.

    When I was in business graduate school I read the book, “On Death and Dying,” by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, a famous psychiatrist. She interviewed people...
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    Thanks for all the kind wishes. I had good...

    Thanks for all the kind wishes.

    I had good news from my recent testing at UC Health, my vascular surgeon gave me a clean bill followup from surgery and and then a stint back a couple of years. ...
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    Our daughter tells her friends that her parents...

    Our daughter tells her friends that her parents are “practicing being homeless.” I argue back our boat offers all the luxuries we need. A good bed, electric cooking, food, gear and cold storage, a...
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