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NAMASafetyDirector

Hey everyone, just checking in. Due to the economy and other unforseen circumstances my position at my previous job was terminated a week or so ago so I will have limited computer access for a while but I will check in from time to time from here on out!! With that said I did get to spend about 4 days up at the NW Angle fishing last week which was pretty awesome!! Fishing was good until the big wind hit last Sat! Then things slowed up a bit. Anyway, take care everyone and don't hesitate to flag down the ol' yellow SnoBear if you see me out on the big pond! NAMA

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Sifty

Sorry to hear about the job.

Hopefully a week on the big pond made things a little easier.

Sifty

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leech~~

NAMA,Bad news! Seems to be hitting everwhere! Was wondering why you didn't email back when I sent you a note on a little fishing report I went on. So what's the plan up there? Any thing at the Cat? Or maybe a little pay to play out of your rig like Sr,'s doing until something comes up? Leech~~

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fiskyknut

Bummer James, I'd heard the big P had done some cutting thru the engineer and office ranks and had hoped no one I knew was involved. Good luck to you in future endeavors.. Hopefully you'll get a good job somewheres half local so you can stay here on the best pond in the state of Mn.!!

Regards...Norm

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leech~~

Norm, have you seen Jim running around up there? He hasn't checked back in for a while. If you see him bumbing around, tell him Big Pout Steve said Hi! smile

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NAMASafetyDirector

Still around boys! Better late than ever I guess! Still pluggin away at the P! workin with Fisky's wifey on the ol'B line!! Gettin the ol fox ready for another winter so give me a call!!! Hey big pout Steve!! that was a good time !!

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fiskyknut

Hey James good to see you are still around these parts! Stuck working with mrs fisky eh.. Glad I'm not!!

Won't be long now, ice man. Till then jig jig jig, darn good fishin these days!!

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leech~~

Wow Jim! Long time no hear! I have been thinking about calling you to set up another outing this winter. I thought maybe you had dropped off the face of the earth or something. Good to hear you still have the Fox , wasn't sure if you may have had to give it up after you set back last spring. keep in touch I am definitely up for another trip! Maybe you will let me pay for the gas this time! Leech~~

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NAMASafetyDirector

Just got back from the first trip up north for the season. We broke trail up there on Friday as the black stake trail didn't get put it till yesterday. Took our time and checked the ice all the way up and made it to Little Oak with no problems. Fishing was slow all weekend but did manage to catch a nice 25 incher on Saturday morning. Fished a little on the way back this morning but still pretty slow. Heading back up on Christmas day to give it a try agian!

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Just got back from the first trip up north for the season. We broke trail up there on Friday as the black stake trail didn't get put it till yesterday. Took our time and checked the ice all the way up and made it to Little Oak with no problems. Fishing was slow all weekend but did manage to catch a nice 25 incher on Saturday morning. Fished a little on the way back this morning but still pretty slow. Heading back up on Christmas day to give it a try agian!

Jim, nice to hear your out and running around. Was there any bare ice spots and did you put those ice scratchers you were thinking about on the Bear? Any openings up there this year? smile

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NAMASafetyDirector

There were some bare spots here and there on the way,not alot of snow yet but sounds like that's going to change in the next day or two here with this storm moving in. The ice is good and flat for the most part though so it was smooth sailing!

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rcatcherman

I was allways curious who had that yellow bear?

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NAMASafetyDirector

That ones mine! She's the only yellow one they ever made. They experimented with a couple different colors early on but stuck to white for production. I like it but I sure can't get away with anything driving the only yellow one out there!

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Windy

Hello there NAMASafetyDirector!I will be up at the cabin on Saturday evening and staying through New Years so give me a hollar. Merry Christmas to you and your family and talk to ya soon!!

Jason

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Jim, not sure if you still have this

pineconesta @ usfamily . com drop me a line Leech ( Steve)

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NAMASafetyDirector

Thanks Jason and same to you and yours! Going to try head back up to the Angle on the 26th so gimme a hollar on 77 or the cell and we'll compare stories!! Fishing was awesome on Thursday! Got out for the day before the weather got cranky caught about 50 myself, lots of little guys but weeded through them and got a nice limit of keepers. Lost a nice one in hole bit would have through it back anyway!!! Take care...

Leech, working on getting the new computer so will try giving you a shout when I do. Otherwise I still have your number so I'll give you a call! Thanks and happy holidays!

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