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Offline gophergunner

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Homecoming
« on: May 13, 2020, 05:42:40 AM »
It's been several months since I've visited here, and it's high time to come back.  This Covid quarantining is really getting old.  I'm in the high risk group due to a past history of cancer and heart failure, so I've got to stay away from most folks.  How's things been around here?  I see many of the same usual suspects from before, so that's a good thing.

'Picked up a new used boat.  I bought a 16' Lund Pro Angler a couple weeks before the opener.  I've been tinkering with it and got everything working as it should.  'Got out and caught some sunnies before the opener, so we had one fish fry and put a couple small meal's worth in the freezer.  'Stayed  home for the opener-wasn't about to fish in a blizzard. Weather's supposed to be nice tomorrow.  'Gonna head out to Lower Whitefish, which has been one of my Bucket List lakes for years.  'Hope all our members had a good opener and are doing well.  It's nice to be back in here again, guys. 

Best wishes for a great spring,

Jeff

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Re: Homecoming
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2020, 06:09:23 AM »
 :happy1: :happy1:
a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work!!

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Re: Homecoming
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2020, 07:31:19 AM »
Good to hear from you GG.  Ya I am bored and missing people from this too.  BUT people are getting complacent now and that could come back and bite us in the azz.  The numbers are still not looking good so we are being careful yet.  As much as I would like to just say the heck with it I know better.  I also have a new boat on the way and would love to have my best buddies from Luverne come up fishing but no way will they expose themselves as they have had health issues in the past too so are even more careful than we are here.  It is great to have this group of guys to talk to and bounce things off of.  It helps fill the void of lack of fellowship.

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Re: Homecoming
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2020, 09:22:46 AM »
I guess that is the bright side to still be going into work everyday. Still get to socialize with friends at work.
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Re: Homecoming
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2020, 09:50:20 AM »
Good to hear from you again gopherG. Always worry when someone goes dark for awhile.  :tongue:
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Re: Homecoming
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2020, 07:58:08 AM »
good to hear Double GG! wer keeping glenn hogtied to
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Re: Homecoming
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2020, 06:16:33 PM »
Been fishing solo locally on White Sands Lake in Baxter. The sunnies shut off the other day, so I started throwing a chartreuse spinnerbait hoping for a pike or two, but of course, on the very first cast a bass inhaled it when it hit the water.  I must have literally threw it right in his mouth.   A little later about a 3 pounder chomped it again, and I somehow managed to snap an old Lamiglass graphite rod trying to horse it into the boat. I haven't heard that graphite CRACK sound in many years. The last time I blew one up was in a bass tournament down in Ohio.  10 minutes left till weighin and I'm fishing right out from the weigh-in sight.  I see a big muskie taking a run at my spinnerbait.  I tried frantically to get it away from him as I didn't have time to deal with him.  He caught up to the spinnerbait right off the side of the boat as I tried to lift it into the boat. Bit down hard on the blade, ran under the boat, blew up the gears in a Ambassadeur 5000 and snapped the rod all in one fell swoop.  He blew up that reel so bad he bent the spindle and broke the levelwind as well as the gears. If I didn't have a death grip on the rod, he'd still be swimming around with it.  The reel was a total write off.  Guessing it was a legitimate 25-30 pound fish.

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Re: Homecoming
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2020, 07:06:12 PM »
Great story.... Love it. 

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Re: Homecoming
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2020, 08:51:42 PM »
Sounds like a fish story right out of boars diary. :rotflmao:
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Re: Homecoming
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2020, 03:56:42 PM »
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:

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Re: Homecoming
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2020, 07:24:31 PM »
Sounds like a fish story right out of boars diary. :rotflmao:
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Re: Homecoming
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2020, 07:27:35 PM »
Sounds like a fish story right out of boars diary. :rotflmao:
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