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Fishing Frenzy

How deep are you marking them? ;)

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Rick G

You really are a special kind of special:D

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eyeguy 54

Took a lot if jigging but was worth it!!

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eyeguy 54

Lottsa fish!!!   

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Rick G
17 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

Took a lot if jigging but was worth it!!

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You ever maybe think of taking up a hobby... puzzles, crossword, model airplains.....lol:P

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eyeguy 54

gotta fish a little in between netflix binge and movies.  now its time to make more crappie soup so gotta venture out to the store. I hope if anybody hits my spot for these blue giants they dont leave a mess. Maybe I should not have shared the location. 

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Wanderer

Yes, you shoulda shared the location.

 

 

Otherwise someone might stub their toe on the hotspot!

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carfoutdoors

:lol::lol:  This is hilarious!!

Looks like you have a pretty sweet ice shelter there.

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eyeguy 54

welcome to fm carfoutdoors! 

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Tom Sawyer

The unconscious mind writes poetry if it's left alone.

STEPHEN KING, Duma Key

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eyeguy 54

People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk. Stephen King
 

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leech~~
43 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk. Stephen King
 

Please tell us your a Grandpa and the cute little colorful fishy toy is for the grandkids. :confused:  When your not playing with it! :grin:

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eyeguy 54

5 of the little rascals. :):) 

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leech~~
11 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

5 of the little rascals. :):) 

Are their hearts on your desk? :(

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eyeguy 54

They are in my heart

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Rick G
13 hours ago, leech~~ said:

Are their hearts on your desk? :(

Just small animal hearts on eyeguys desk:D 

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carfoutdoors
On 1/15/2018 at 3:38 PM, eyeguy 54 said:

welcome to fm carfoutdoors! 

Thank you, for the welcome, Eyeguy!

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littlebear

If you really want to challenge yourself, make the "hook" mostly barbless, which is what one of my kids somehow managed to do. Just aim for the toothiest area.....

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ANYFISH2
On 1/15/2018 at 10:18 AM, eyeguy 54 said:

Not gonna let that stop me from fishing!

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Eyeguy, I am jealous.  That is still more fishin' than i have done thia winter.

At least we know of a hotspot to try!

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