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Title: I caught you a deliciuos bass.
Post by: weazletoe on February 22, 2011, 03:20:15 AM
Well, Steel head, actually. Went on a 4 day man trip to Orifino, Idaho steel head fishing, with three buddies. It was absolutly amazing! I have never seen country that pretty in all my life. The place is infested with bald eagles. As I was fishing, I counted no less than 8 one morning, all dive bombing the river, catching their breakfast. It's really strange the places you find yourself in life. If you would have told me 15 years ago, I would be fishing for steelhead, on a river in BF Idaho, with three of the best dudes I've ever had the pleasure of meeting, in the most beautiful country in the united States, I would have said you are smoking crack. This weekend, it happened. You all know how pissed I was to have to move here, but honestly, now I'm mad I didn;t do it years ago. This is the best thing to happen to my life, since the day I married Holly. With our living situation now, we have it figgured for me to go to Ohio every six weeks to work in sheet metal, and HVAC for two weeks. In that time, I'll make enough $ to last us till the next trip. When I'm home for the six, I got nothing to do but kick back, and love life. Almost like i'm retired early!  We're never going to be rich, but the bills are paid, and neither of us has ever been so happy, and stress / worry free. I LOVE MY LIFE!!

  This was my first Steelhead. He was pushing 20#. Took me a good 10 mins to land him, as the rod / reel set up I was using sucked big time! A new one is in order for next trip.

(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd235/Weazletoe/IMAG0161.jpg)  

(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd235/Weazletoe/IMAG0162.jpg)
Title: Re: I caught you a deliciuos bass.
Post by: bluesman on February 22, 2011, 03:35:39 AM
Hey Weaz...nice looking fish and scenery.

Sounds like things are starting to work out for you in Idaho. Glad to hear it.

When's the first tentatively scheduled brewday.
Title: Re: I caught you a deliciuos bass.
Post by: maxieboy on February 22, 2011, 03:39:08 AM
Welcome to the obsession! Love me some Michigan winter steelheading!
Title: Re: I caught you a deliciuos bass.
Post by: 1vertical on February 22, 2011, 04:12:52 AM
Grrrrr....1vert is a bit jealous...nice time Barry...glad to see thanx for sharing
Title: Re: I caught you a deliciuos bass.
Post by: boulderbrewer on February 22, 2011, 05:46:34 AM
We have to go steelhead fishing now Weaz! Nice catch! not even close to a bass, very envious!
Title: Re: I caught you a deliciuos bass.
Post by: phillamb168 on February 22, 2011, 07:04:26 AM
I'm so jealous. I was gonna say more, but I think jealous (and really happy for you) is the best way to sum it up. I wish I had friends like that!
Title: Re: I caught you a deliciuos bass.
Post by: euge on February 22, 2011, 08:09:27 AM
What can I say. Power of the ring!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_BGa2L64KQdY/TWNuzYZG56I/AAAAAAAAAfI/bZjl3QwEmVM/thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: I caught you a deliciuos bass.
Post by: rabid_dingo on February 22, 2011, 08:20:30 AM
ROFLMAO!!!
Title: Re: I caught you a deliciuos bass.
Post by: akr71 on February 22, 2011, 08:09:25 PM
What can I say. Power of the ring!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_BGa2L64KQdY/TWNuzYZG56I/AAAAAAAAAfI/bZjl3QwEmVM/thumb.jpg)

At least he wasn't wearing the kilt  ;)

Glad yer enjoyin life!
Title: Re: I caught you a deliciuos bass.
Post by: alikocho on February 22, 2011, 08:23:13 PM
I'm jealous, but at least I'm going fishing at the weekend, so might catch up. Doubt I'm going to bag anything that big though.
Title: Re: I caught you a deliciuos bass.
Post by: Kit B on February 22, 2011, 08:37:31 PM
So, let me get this straight...
Brewing...No pants
Fishing...Insulated pants

...Just taking mental notes.
Title: Re: I caught you a deliciuos bass.
Post by: denny on February 22, 2011, 08:56:20 PM
Steelhead ROCKS!  Delicious fish, one step down from Chinook.
Title: Re: I caught you a deliciuos bass.
Post by: beersk on February 22, 2011, 09:43:01 PM
What can I say. Power of the ring!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_BGa2L64KQdY/TWNuzYZG56I/AAAAAAAAAfI/bZjl3QwEmVM/thumb.jpg)

Never have understood the point of the thumb ring, whoa is me.
Title: Re: I caught you a deliciuos bass.
Post by: weazletoe on February 22, 2011, 09:44:39 PM
So, let me get this straight...
Brewing...No pants
Fishing...Insulated pants

...Just taking mental notes.

dude, it was WWAAAYYYYYYYY to cold to fish pantless.
Title: Re: I caught you a deliciuos bass.
Post by: akr71 on February 22, 2011, 10:45:31 PM

...Just taking mental notes.

Just be careful you don't git yerself a mental image.  ;D