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how much time do you spend on the water?

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I went back and reviewed my journal from last year.

I got out and fished only 42 time last year, down from 81 from 2002.

 

Last year we had so much rain, rivers and creeks were hardly fishable.

When they were I could'nt fish, between a 3rd degree sprained ankle and a broken finger.

 

I plan on making it up this year.

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I had 76 flyfishing days on rivers and streams, 14 flyfishing days on ponds and little lakes.

Beside that I went spinning for asp and europe catfish for around 10 times...

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Hey Salmonator...we goota get Steeldrifter out in the woods to hunt man. He loves fiishing but if he discovers hunting in all its glory we have a partner to share the cosat on the joint hunting fishing trip out west! IN MY MOTORHOME.

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FishyNutz,

 

I Know of a nice little rustic campground just west of Baldwin with a huge beaver pond about 300yds. away. Did a couple of "cast & blast" trips up there last year durring the early goose season and the salmon run. Might just be the perfect time/place to introduce the boy to the shotgun. Fun stuff. Always welcome to join in. Just something to keep in mind. smile.gif

 

Al

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I used to keep track and THEN my wife found my notes bugeyes.gif

 

I try to fish every weekend, but as of late the weather has not been conducive. Years ago this wouldn't have stopped me, but I guess I'm getting old.

I'm sure it's still around 100 days. Fly-fishing has helped me get away from "power fishing".

I fish smarter, enjoy it more and probably make fewer casts. Nothing like spending a few morning hours trying to fool the dumb ones. laugh.gif

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Last year I got out about 25 times. I lose a lot of fall and early spring days because of my birddogs by I still manage to make it out. With any luck I'll get out a little more this spring with my daughter in Kindergarten now.

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Last year only 15 days on the rivers, 2 days on the hard water and about 20 days chasing Walleye and Muskie on Lake St. Clair.

 

I need to double all those number in 2004!

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Todder,

 

Get ahold of your buddy Gary "Koz" from the dart league. He's my regular fishing partner durring trout season. Taught the boy everything he knows (ain't much) . I'm sure we could improve those numbers if you're up to it. I hope to get his ass in the water alot more this year too. Any friend of Gary's is a friend of mine. Let us know.

 

Al

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I'm lucky if I spend 10 days on a river each year. I usually spend a little more time on the lake at our cottage. It looks like this year I should be able to get a little more free time to fish.

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Salmonator,

 

I'll definately have to hit the river with you guys. I've meant to fish with Gary, but haven't got around to it yet.

 

Only 11 more weeks to the trout opener. I think the count down is almost on!

 

Todd

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I fish about 200 days a year. I'm still in school so i have a whole lot of free time. It also helps that I live on a lake, but in colorado when it gets cold there is always tailwaters to be fished and geese to be shot.

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Last year being in the outdoors was about 150. Probably 120 was spent on the water. I know last year between sep 1 and oct 31, I was on the water everday. I only missed 6 days in between those times. I was on the water ever hour that I didn't have class. Plus I had to do some homework so that's the onyl times I wasn't on the water. This year I am aiming for 200 days in the field and streams. I imagine that won't happen though with this summer coming up.

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I actually don't know for sure how many days I get out on the water. I am lucky to be involved in several fishing clubs which allows me to get in extra trips and meet other guys. I fish for steelhead pretty hard in the fall thru spring, then I turn to trout and smallies from spring to the fall. Luckily I am a teacher, (reason for becoming a teacher - summers and weekends OFF and of course to teach children). My summers allow me to get out and about and my wife thinks it is great that I have a hobby like this. Sometimes she goes with me. We just had our first child this past summer, so my days will be cut down a bit, but I will take her out with me. Her name is Madison, do I love fishing?

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