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For those who missed the last meeting, we spent some money last month. We voted to allot $5000 for purchases of goodies for our upcoming 4th annual banquet on March 10th, 2007. We also voted to purchase $2000 worth of gear to be given away for our 2007 kids project we are working on, details to come. We also voted to put $10,000 into a 90 day CD to pick up a bit more interest return on our savings.
Last month our website's chat room was removed as it was hacked by spam robots that made it unusable. We voted to spend $69 in a one time charge to upgrade our chat room programs to a more user friendly and hacker resistant format. I urge all members with internet access to visit and make it an interesting place to share ideas and information. There is a room for things for sale or wanted.
Along those same lines, anyone who has something to sell or wants to buy, let me know and I will put it the newsletter.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to find enough stuff to put in the newsletter. If anyone has a story, tale, lie, they would like to see in print, or would like to share a tip or technique, I would really appreciate the help to fill all the white space in this newsletter. There has been an occasional good tip presented here and those are in the archives so if you are a relativey new member you might find it interesting to visit past issues of the newsletters on our website: www.npwalleyes.com.
At our family outing in June at Glendo Reservoir, the fish fillet board belonging to Howard Ewart came up missing. It is approximately 18" by 18" in size and if you picked it up, could you give Howard a call at 237-1823.
Not much for fishing reports, except vertical jigging with spoons is the hot deal for Glendo and I supect most area lakes. Spoons that seem to be working the best are Hopkins & Kastmasters in silver, Buckshot rattle spoons, and a secret little spoon called the flea-fly that is apparently only available at the general store in Glendo. Put a bend in it to make it wobble more erratically. You didn't hear it from me.
Pathfinder is starting to be fishable again from what little I hear. These next couple of months should be good to very good. As the water temps begin to drop, the use of scents will become more effective but don't tell anyone. Preparation H gel is considered by some to be very effective as a fish attractant, owing to the fact that it has some shark extract in it. Why that would attract a walleye is beyond me.
Fishing reports, tips and tricks
Club member Tom Durst caught a nice 10.5 lb walleye caught late Sept. at Pathfinder Reservoir. Also caught and released that day was a 5 lber and several 19" fish. Fish were caugh on live bait rigs and Rapalas. The big wallleye had a gill ripped so release was not an option.
Found on Walleye Central message boards under "Ok, let's hear your bloops and blunders" Here are some of the funnierones: Watch your knees when leaning over to net a fish, one could be pushing on the throttle lever.
You can remove a boat plug while on plane, however you had better hang on tight to it... it won't go back in if it's 20 feet down!!
Put the boat on plane with a swim ladder down (never saw it again)
Rowed a boat against what I thought was a very strange mid-lake current for ten minutes until I realised the anchor was out .
My best, repeatable one, is the "Dock-Split"!! Where you step onto the boat that has already been UNTIED by your "Buds", and waiting for you to get on the boat so they/we can go fishing instead of "Jaw Jacking"!!!! I stopped carrying my wallet in my pockets at the dock!!
First day of a fall fising trip I'm live baiting in the front of the boat during a very windy day. I stand up quickly to reel in a walleye, when my checkbook catches under the backrest of my seat. It flies out of my back pocket, comes open in midair and twenties are flying everywhere. It looked like a covey of quail flushing! We forget about the fish for a second and are netting twenties while they are still floating and then caught the fish. After it was said and done, I lost $80.00. My buddy still tells me every spring that another twenty washed up in front of his cabin.
The In Between Fish - by Bob Gervais
This saga starts several years ago with a fellow at Alcova clad in snorkling gear with a spear gun. I asked him what he was fishing for, assuming he was cherry picking large walleye, but he said carp. I said, "Carp?" Yes, was the reply. Iasked what he did with them and he said , "eat them, they are the best fish I have ever eaten." I said something like, "REALLY!
Then a friend from the Philippines had relatives visiting and they passed up walleye and trout for carp.
That got me to thinking that maybe I was missing some fine fish. Inasmuch as I will eat just about anything I was seriously thinking about trying carp.
Then our illustrious newsletter editor started printing carp recipes.
Well, a couple of weeks ago I caught a carp in the 15 pound range. I brought it home and my wife had a fit; it was ugly and what did I plan on doing with it. "Well," I said, "if you won't cook it I will."
Let me tell you cleaning a carp is definitely not like cleaning a walleye. I finally cut off two huge pieces of flesh, most of which was blood red, and remembering what I had been told about the dark meat-pitched it. I ended up with two rather small pieces, not white mind you, but a rather sorry pink.
Well, my dear wife fried one piece and grilled one along with some salmon, thank goodness. The grilled piece went to the neighbor's dog. I ate some of the fried piece but it was full of bones the size of stick matches and would rank up there with fried skunk.
Those of you who have yet to try this "in between fish" really need to collect all ingredients described in our newsletter before cooking.
After my encounter with carp I am ready to impeach our newsletter editor.
Maybe it is best to either knock them in the head or let them go for another day. Eating - I don't think so.
Methinks he just didn't use enough catsup...editor
When it appears that you have killed the monster, never check to see if it's really dead.
Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke.
Do not search the basement, especially if the power has just gone out.
If your car runs out of gas at night, do not go to the nearby deserted-looking house to phone for help
As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.
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Some great quotes
"We apologize for the error in last week's paper in which we stated that Mr. Arnold Dogbody was a defective in the police force. We meant, of course, that Mr. Dogbody is a detective in the police farce." - Correction notice in the Ely Standard, a British newspaper
"We are sorry to announce that Mr. Albert Brown has been quite unwell, owing to his recent death, and is taking a short holiday to recover." - Parish Magazine
Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said, "Thank God, I'm still alive." But, of course, those who died, their lives will never be the same again. - Sen. Barbara Boxer, (D, Calif.)
On the lighter side
A Loving Husband...
A man and his ever-nagging wife went on vacation to Jerusalem. While they were there, the wife passed away. The undertaker told the husband, "You can have her shipped home for $5,000, or you can bury her here, in the Holy Land, for $150." The man thought about it and told him he would just have her shipped home.
The undertaker asked, "Why would you spend $5,000 to ship your wife home, when it would be wonderful to be buried here and you would spend only $150?"
The man replied, "Long ago a man died here, was buried here, and three days later he rose from the dead. I just can't take that chance."
Tight Lines -- Woody G.
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