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Wanderer    313
Wanderer

Don't look too hard for the Wanderer this weekend. Cars need fixin and work will be long on Fri.

Next one hopefully. Bummed. I was looking forward catching up with Trout Slayer too!

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JustinG    0
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Yo Yo Yo WANDERER!!!

Car trouble is the worst trouble...well, I guess there are worse things frown.gif I just pulled into the driveway to find my exhaust hanging and almost dragging on the ground. Granted, it is a piece of junk truck, but it was nice at one point. Yeah, long hours at work there too, eh? I have had one weekend off since April 20th...Work is overrated! All I can think about is 5 months from today and life will be GOOD! I will be off for the winter and getting all my fish houses and gear ready for the ice season. Ice fishing is what I live for.

Anyways, sorry I haven't checked in for awhile. I have my computer upstairs in my house and it has been too blasted hot up here to check email and stuff. Well, you will have to let me know when you are coming up so I can take you up on that beer you were talking about.

By the way, who is this mystery man "The Trout Slayer"? I hope you aren't refering to the Great Outdoors. He catches all the tiny ones. The "Fish Master" is going to put on a smoke show this winter. The contest is on!!

Well cheer up there, man. There are alot of weekends left this summer. We had alot of lightning today and a cold front went through. The "Fish Master's" senses say that fishing will be slow this weekend anyway. I need to get out fishing soon myself! grin.gif

Later,

Justin

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Wanderer    313
Wanderer

Justin,

I think your fish senses were right. We went out on the Rum River by my house yesterday and it was junk! The wind was blowing us upstream, the fish weren't biting, and both of us broke a rod. mad.gif That last weather pattern seemed to cover most of the state.

The mysterious TroutSlayer_77 is another FMer, not another nickname for Great Outdoors. I stopped at Guru. smirk.gif

Trout Slayer is the son of one of my neighbors by our lot. I met him briefly last year and caught his last name on another post.

The idea for this weekend is more wishful thinking of Ely. I think we should be able to follow through this time. Funny, your exhaust system falls off the same weekend I'm replacing one.

I'll keep you posted.

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Wanderer    313
Wanderer

Fishmaster!

We're packing and heading Nort' this weekend! I might even bail on work a little early tomorrow grin.gif

We should make it if the truck holds up. I haven't changed the distributor yet - been working on that blasted car mad.gif

The exhaust is good now and no missing but I think I ran outta blinker fluid so I picked up a new mulifunction switch today ($$$). Then as I was leaving the dealer, I found out the dang gas tank is leaking!!!!!

Man, it would've been cheaper to buy the kid a car for graduation than fix up my old commuter!

Any way, nothing that can't wait till next week laugh.gif.

Free at all?

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Trout_Slayer_77    0
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Heh Wanderer, obviously you didn't make it up to Ely last weekend, but it sounds like you will be there this weekend. I believe my parents will be up there on Saturday.

The fishing was awesome last week. We were able to catch walleyes all day long in White Iron. 85 and sunny at 1pm or in the evening, it didn't matter, we caught them all day. We fished shorelines in 13 - 20 ft of water with leeches. It was somewhat better in the evenings, but as I said, we caught them all day long. It may have helped that there was a south wind for almost 2 straight weeks so we caught them on a south facing shoreline, however on the Friday we were there a storm front came through and the wind switched to a West wind and we still caught them on the same shoreline. It was really unbelieveable. Only problem is that you tend to catch 3 or 4, 11 inchers for every keeper, but they defintely keep you busy! We kept everything between 12 and 17 inches and I think we kept between around 50 fish on the week (all from the same shoreline). We also had 10 - 15 of them between 17 and 22 inches.

We also took 2 trips to Basswood and I ended up getting a 27-incher, so that was a nice bonus.

Good luck this weekend, I am jealous as I don't think I will make it back until ice fishing this winter!

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Wanderer    313
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TS77,

Thanks for the response! Just in time too, I'm just skipping outta here after I fix an A/C unit. Its good to know your parents will be there. I'm usually cautious about whether or not there are other visitors.

I did try emailing you directly. Must not have worked.

Thanks for the tips too! Sounds like you guys had a blast. Too bad you might not make it back till ice season, but if thats when, I'll be there too. We're planning on the trout opener and definately The Burntside Bash.

I'll report our luck, or lack of, next week.

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JustinG    0
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Well, I am finally off this weekend. I will be out of town until Sunday night. Good Luck!!!

Justin

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Wanderer    313
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Thanks,

Glad to hear you got some well deserved time off - even enough to get out of town!

I bailed on work before your response came through, but not knowing if you were around, I didn't stop. When I have a three dayer I'll bring my clubs.

Hope you had a great time.

My fishing report is on another post.

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JustinG    0
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Yo Wanderer!

I will read your post. Give us a shout next time you are up. I am still thirsty for that beer..... laugh.gif

Later Man!!!!

Justin

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