Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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I think the question I get asked the most is, well I dunno know, it happens a lot, enough that I would remark on it - a lot of people come up to me and they say "Is it possible for a woman to get pregnant without intercourse?" My answer's always the same, I say: "Listen. We're gonna have to go all the way back to the civil war. Apparently a stray bullet actually pierced the testicle of a Union soldier and then lodged itself in the ovaries of an 18 year old girl who was actually 100 feet from him at the time. Well, the baby was fine. She was very happy. Guilt-free. Course, the soldier's a little pissed off." When ya think about it, it's actually a form of intercourse, but not for everyone. Those who love action, maybe.

Monday, January 3, 2011

On the Board in 2011- Only just!

Dragged Mike out for some winter fishing New Year's Eve. As we pulled up, the river looked good. When I looked again there were ice flows everywhere! Turns out the ice had just broken up. We did find an ice free go to winter hole, but with the 4" visibity. No luck.

On sunday I headed south to avoid rainfall path. Left Mike at home. River was flowing at 700 CFS. Was hoping it was clearing fast as the temperature dropped. No such luck. Visibility started at about 6". Float moved early and something that appeared to be a 5" Goog flopped off.

Kept with it, changing depths patiently, then dragging a worm and tube. No luck at the first hole. Walked down to the second, where I tried a 3/16th OZ black maribou jig. Working the bait painfully slow and parallel to the shore, I finally got bit! Relief. A 14" bright yellow and white smallmouth bass came to hand.

On the board in 2011. The timing was off. I would have loved to have been out today.