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I'm here, I'm here!!!!!! Been busy with work, fishing and family..... Been Fishing tourneys

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Well, our little bundles of joy are here!

Yesterday afternoon Leah Marie and Matthew John were born, 5lbs 10oz and 4lbs 13oz...

Beths water brok the night before but after about 12 hours of steady contractions and little dialation they did a c section...

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Tank

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He sleeps like me...

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Beth, do not let him mount them on the wall!! Congrats again to the whole family.

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Got back Tuesday from our 2012 Alaska trip. We are already planning next years trip.

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Glad we didn't clam here yikes that's alot of people

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Silly Moose

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silly whale heading towards Seward harbor

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icebergs?

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Snow? almost 4,000 feet above sea level they had 900 inches/75 feet of snow this past winter

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Same mountain top

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yikes

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snow in the valley

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bears

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only a 3.5 mile hike to get here no rainbows caught. Hike another 1.5 miles to catch Artic Grayling but when we got there found out the season was closed until midnight

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Heading out on one of our fishing trips

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Razor clams mmmm

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Yellow Eyed rockfish

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Ling Cod

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Been out a five times on three local freshwater lakes this summer for bluegills, perch and the elusive walleye. IT was good to get out and fish....

Decent largemouth on a bluegill rig.

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Average smallmouth at 16" on a perch rig.

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I've seen blue perch and perch with too many and not enough stripes but I've never seen one like this.

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Only walleye taken a clipped fish from last years stocking efforts.

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Typical bluegill from one of the trips

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Just back from the anual family vacation to canada. Had a real nice time. Much diff than normal with the little ones. Alot less fishing but well worth it. Each year we'll be able to do more with them up there...

Those TB sweatshirts are comphy...

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Baithing suits on and ready for our first toe dip...

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They did not like the water temp...

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The fishing and weather were "off". Normally we have one day with some kind of rain, this week it rained somewhat every day but one...

Getting chased off the lake...

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Quite a few rainbows all week...

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We worked at it and found plenty of eyes to eat and bring home...

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Leah even got her first fileting lesson...

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The little ones did well. Had a few "fussy" moments but for the most part it went as smooth as it could with 8 wk olds...

3am feedings...

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Well its that time of year to hit the saltwater and hit her hard. Been out twice for Haddock/Pollack, once for bluefish, once for blackfish, once for seabass and hopefully one more trip on Monday for Pollack.

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This section of HSO has gone as lame as last years ice conditions...

DC has twins and falls off the planet to his "Part Time Friends", but I would too if I were in his position...

We love ya Jay...(and the little Pumpkins too)

AW

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SO......... Deer seasons over. The christmas thing is done... Can we please have some ice this year???

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yes sir I am. seems everything has taken a back seat to work and family as of late. Not complainin bout the family in any way but between my regular job and the DJ jobs I think we were busy everyweekend last summer. how ya been?

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    • Chocolate peanut butter stout is back on tap at the Boathouse in Ely.    A little thinner than last year but still a treat!
    • Surface water temps in Ely are 69-71 on the lakes we visited.  I think that’s a really fast warm up though and the actual spawning depth temps are lower.  I haven’t seen any bass bedding activity and the 18-19 inch smallies I’ve been catching are all fat and egg laden.     They’re sitting deeper than usual this time of year too.  The walleyes are are still shallow.
    • Pumper don't forget to register your bird.
    • Had 3 long beards come out gobbl8ng and running but not to me.  Had them all fired up but they obviously had another destination in mind.
    • I didn’t know grackles fished either.  Interesting. 
    • Was checking back to see you with a bird pic @Borch
    • So this is not a new thing!  Interesting.  I keep finding more and more complex behavior in so many of these "dumb" animals!  So many of them are anything but dumb.
    • When I was a kid, we used to have a pond in our yard. We would keep fish and minnows in there. The grackles would clean in out! We had to resort to putting a cover over it.
    • Last Thursday on a visit to my sister in Rock Rapids IA, we made a circuit through the Island Park there.  At the low dam just past the former railroad bridge which is now a walking path we saw a group of grackles fishing at the edge of the white water where it ran against the rocks at the shore line.  There probably were a dozen or so all told moving back and forth and some on the rocks at the other shore line.  In something like half an hour or less we saw various of the birds bring out minnows and eat them on the shore to a total of at least 8.  They also contested for the better fishing spots and tried to horn in on other birds' catches;   they would fly out to quite a bit up on shore with a catch to eat it there. I never expected to see grackles fishing.  I never heard of that before, but then it wouldn't be the first time I didn't know about something relatively common.