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Just Jawin At Camp / Fishing
« Last post by D45/70 on June 09, 2019, 09:47:40 AM »



In spite of a wet forecast ,Son and I took the big boat to Loma fishing. Other the BIG current the ramp at woods bottom is a lot easer to launch when the water is high. Sun up we where off. fished every "carp hole" we found. Got fish at every one, but the target was Sturgeon.

Gobs of cat fish...






plenty of BIG carp...





And even a blue sucker...






Not a lot of goldeye, few suspected walleye bites.

Fishing worms on the bottom we did not find any bass or pike.








Not a lot of goldeye, few suspected walleye bites.

Fishing worms on the bottom we did not find any bass or pike.




We did have to do a little boat ramp edict training in the morning. Some dink was camped there and parked his john boat in the center of the ramp. H got up and moved it but to the down stream side of the ramp, we had just enough room to launch but when we put it in forward and hit the gas we put 50 or 60 gallons of water in to his boat...

We also had a wobble roller disintegrate  and had to red neck a fix to get home .




Fixed it at home , Boy and D-I-L are back after them today
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Boats, give it up does anyone know about them.
« Last post by John Andrews on June 09, 2019, 05:43:27 AM »
I would think that much would float your boat, D. No pun intended.
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Boats, give it up does anyone know about them.
« Last post by D45/70 on June 07, 2019, 08:21:33 AM »
Right beside the motor on each side is where I'm putting the two largest blocks of foam.
Probably 75% of the over all and there is two extended flotation Pods at the rear end of the cats.
In all 90% of the floatation is in the back.
 The 15 gal gas tank is well up front it too is floatation and a 2 foot wide 6 inch thick strip of foam down the middle from just in front of the motor to the nose.
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Boats, give it up does anyone know about them.
« Last post by John Andrews on June 07, 2019, 06:49:15 AM »
Is there any room at your stern to add floatation?
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Boats, give it up does anyone know about them.
« Last post by D45/70 on June 06, 2019, 08:19:31 AM »
Not really. :'(
I'll have a storage spot for two life jackets and some rope but that's about it.
:buck2
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Boats, give it up does anyone know about them.
« Last post by John Andrews on June 06, 2019, 03:30:09 AM »
Is not a crazy thought, D. My 18' johnboat has two bench seats full of foam and they claim it is enough to keep it afloat. I think it would take 3 seats full but hope it doesn't have to get tested. I have lifejackets and float tosses stored under my bow so I should have enough flotation.

Do you have any forward storage place?
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Just Jawin At Camp / Boats, give it up does anyone know about them.
« Last post by D45/70 on June 05, 2019, 10:42:26 PM »
[size=150]Ok it sounds dumb, but.
I'm adding foam flotation to the waterbug. 7'x14' 950 pounds catrermeran style airboat
2- 30"x31"x26" one in each cat along side the motor in back.
26"x 5''x 13 feet. down the middle between the cats,and the two aluminum pods added in back .There roughly 6"x20"x15". That's 72,100 Cubic inches.
41.72 cubic feet. That would displace 41.72 cf or water which is 2603 pounds.
I want to see if that will hold it up.
If I backed it in on the trailer and sunk the boat then un hooked the tie downs but keep the trailer under it with a bow rope and maybe
on the sides too to keep it from rolling.
Then what? If it floats or sinks to the trailer, do you think the trailer would hold the weight when I take it out? There is no extra weight on the trailer in the water , right?
I'd keep the motor mostly out of the water then pump it out.
To crazy ?
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I Hunt It All ! / Re: June is the month to call coyotes
« Last post by John Andrews on June 03, 2019, 04:16:05 AM »
 O0 Those were quite some hunts, D! That old grizzled one sure would have made a nice mount. He must have been quite a brawler!  :shock:
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I Hunt It All ! / June is the month to call coyotes
« Last post by D45/70 on June 02, 2019, 08:27:50 PM »
  :D Ok we went calling . Bear season ended the day before, dang it.
End of May and most of June can a VERY good time to be calling coyotes, very active. A very good time to go and clean out the Big Bad Naraly dogs you just cant get killed. You'll never get them killed with rabbit or pray calls, you'll never get them killed parking along side a road and calling. These guys are in the deep bawls of there territory. We hunted marginal and extremely rugged country yesterday most sets were well over 3/4 mile from a road. Deep canyons covered in sage, yucca and prickly pear. Last Sat a buddy and I called in 5 and killed 0. This weekend we called in 8 and for sure killed 4 and quite sure we killed 2 more. Some where Long fleeting shots in very award shooting positions. Most of these guys will get in behind you and try an ambush or sent you, no coming up the coulee your looking down. And they did if you saw them they where just about to sent you or see you, FUN!!!!

The two in question ,we jumped at like 5 yards on out walks in and one on the way out. I always have my arms full of caller decoy and asst junk hard for snap shooting. One was hiding at the edge of a very flooded river hoping we would walk by , when it jumped up it took off across the flooded field giving us just enough time to unload and grab our 22 pistols and sling lead. It made it to the other side when it just ran out of blood we couldn't see it but all movement stopped, suspected dead. On the way out I stepped on one, That will get your heart started , again the two of us emptied our autos on it. WAY out on a ridge we could see it stop and cough blood about every 30 yards and it looked like it fell off on the back side of our accusable ground, 'nother one dead. The 4 others where all long shots and unreachable  for photo shots . I did see one in my scope that dropped we tried but just could no reach it with out repelling gear, that would have been a cool mount. It's face was full of scars missing an ear and only part of a tail. A very old brawling monster for sure. OUT standing day

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I Hunt It All ! / Re: You have to pull the trigger man
« Last post by John Andrews on May 28, 2019, 04:54:38 AM »
 :shock: Wow! You should have been the shooter, D! I'm wondering what your pal is good for.  ;D

I have a pal like that but he shoot and misses. :roll:
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