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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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    Headed for the End of the Road

    I have been heading for the end of the road all my life. That’s where we find the good stuff. As a small boy growing up in north central Missouri, my parents let me walk a block to the end of the...
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    Lots of different attitudes about sharing and I...

    Lots of different attitudes about sharing and I won't criticize choices by others. If you have read my posts from previous years about blue mesa you know I share almost everything I know. I give...
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    BM fish spawn

    The Gunnison country times ran an article last Thursday about egg and milt harvesting at the roaring Judy fish hatchery, where BM salmon go to spawn and die. milked fish are given away. Last week...
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    Nice to meet you at the dock at Blue Mesa. Hope...

    Nice to meet you at the dock at Blue Mesa. Hope you are having a great trip.

    We have used shrink wrap on our boats for a long time and I learned early that a tightly shrunk cover can not be...
  14. Thread: June 20 -22

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    I wish I could answer your question about what is...

    I wish I could answer your question about what is in the lake. Mary and I have a long maintained division of labor when fishing for salmon. She drives and tells me when conditions are “fishy” and...
  15. Thread: June 20 -22

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    June 20 -22

    We fished the last 3 days and fishing continues to be mostly slow. Monday we had 4 by 6:30 at Rawlings ( a new spot for us - thanks for the report mentioning this) and after nothing more for 2 hours...
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    We also heard conflicting reports. A well...

    We also heard conflicting reports. A well equipped party staying near us had zero luck for several days. Most of the people we talked to on land and water weren’t catching and there was lots of...
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    FG June 1 - 10

    When we arrived in Manila on June 1 a guy at the gas station said they had fished hard for 4 days with no Kobes. He said the same dates the previous year they caught 50. Third hand knowledge.
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    2022 Blue Mesa Fishing Report

    First the good news. Driving by BM on Sunday we watch 25 boats working the Cebolla Basin and 10ish boats working Sapinaro. The vast majority were trolling. Friends from Gene Taylor Sporting Goods...
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    I agree whole-heartedly with the others about...

    I agree whole-heartedly with the others about bleeding them out and keeping them on ice. We also "club" them with piece of iron wood to knock them unconscious. I was told by a guy who might know...
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    Thanks Nofish. I'll watch the websites but this...

    Thanks Nofish. I'll watch the websites but this helps a lot.

    Kokanee64
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    FG Trournaments 2022

    We are trying to plan summer fishing trips to FG that avoid kokanee tournaments. Am not finding anything out of Buckboard or Lucerne for 2022 tournaments. Are tournament dates typically annouced...
  22. The spawning behavior is different at the three...

    The spawning behavior is different at the three kokanee lakes we fish. We live in Gunnison and have had a slip at Blue Mesa for 20 years, but not this year. We fished Navajo 3 times on boat camp...
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    After Blue Mesa opened to locals a week ago today...

    After Blue Mesa opened to locals a week ago today we fished on Saturday and Sunday, catching lots of small trout and 7 nice salmon, 4 on Sat and 3 on Sunday. The 7 salmon averaged 1.4 pounds and 6...
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    Last Friday we received a call from the Elk Creek...

    Last Friday we received a call from the Elk Creek Marina operator informing us that on Friday, May 15 we could launch our boat at Blue Mesa and keep the boat at our slip. The concessionaire reports...
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    Blue Mesa is still closed to motorized boats but...

    Blue Mesa is still closed to motorized boats but we can provide a little bit of new information. The lake has been dropping slowly for some time and a couple of days back was at 7482 ft, a little...
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