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Submitted by a different Jason on July 2nd, 2017 at 5:57 PM
It's summer, many of us have been chasing fish. Anyone have any tales to share? My biggest fish this Summer has been a 23" walleye on a crawler.

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xtramelanin

July 2nd, 2017 at 6:07 PM ^

with the kids, only a few times, but fun.

however, 11 days out from taking the daughters to alaska to go adventuring with my long-time buddies and their daughters.  hopefully i'll have some fish tales of a more current and notable variety then.

maybe even some of these:

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jmdblue

July 2nd, 2017 at 8:14 PM ^

Has made some unconventional choices in his life that have allowed  road trips to the AK...not horribly expensive if driving and staying with friends or camping.  There's a lot of humblebrag around hete , I think Extra's posts are strait.

xtramelanin

July 2nd, 2017 at 9:20 PM ^

did not mean to humblebrag.  my buddies live in AK.  we just need to get there and the rest is splitting the cost of food and fuel, buying our bear tags and fishing licenses, thats about it.  i'm guessing we'll spend considerably less than what other folks spend to go to FL in winter, or up north this time of year.  

is true we grow/raise/harvest lots of our own food (beef and lettuce tonight) and drive salvage vehicles without debt, make bio-diesel when fuel is expensive, etc.   those are some of the choices but they do help out in the aggregate with expenses.  a lot. 

and jmd, you are 'on' for fishing or bird hunting.  just let me know when you are headed north.  

evenyoubrutus

July 2nd, 2017 at 9:45 PM ^

That sounds like the dream vacation I want to take my boys on when they're a little older (adventuring in AK).

Alas, life is too crazy now to do something like that but I'm heading up with the fam to the UP for a few days later this month, and I'm just going to enjoy the short time up There and escape as best I can.

There are times I envy you.

xtramelanin

July 2nd, 2017 at 11:10 PM ^

your family will love you for it.   there are jobs in the northern lower and the UP.  maybe something different, maybe not as lucrative, but there are trade-offs to be made and at least for our family, it has been worth it x 1000.   cold call places, look around, make friends, think of other careers that can pay the bills.  housing is cheaper.  insurance probably is too.  

you only get one shot, so don't just go along b/c it kind of happens.  

IMissJohnCooper

July 2nd, 2017 at 10:17 PM ^

I must sincerely apologize to you and the board. I was thinking the same thing when everyone was asking why you were downvoted for your post, then I realized that it was my fat fingers who mistakenly hit the down arrow instead of the up arrow and didn't notice it until just now. Please accept my humble apologies and hopefully the board can forgive my transgression.

LB

July 2nd, 2017 at 6:10 PM ^

but a very dear friend sent a pic of a lovely 20" brown. I've caught fish in the same spot, I enjoyed it vicariously. 

swalburn

July 2nd, 2017 at 6:36 PM ^

I had my best night bass fishing ever on Friday night.  I caught good size large-mouth on consecutive casts.  I must not have fished for almost 15 years but over the last 2-3 I've been out more and more.  It is almost the perfect activity when you have a child.  I got back into by taking my daughter out to catch a few blue gill and now I have a stuffed tackle box.  I caught a big Northern pike last year and my goal this year was to get a nice smallmouth and catch some decent walleye.

lbpeley

July 2nd, 2017 at 6:39 PM ^

and a few kings the other day off grand haven. Put some high 20s walleyes in the boat in early june. Not sure when my next excursion will be or for what.

carolina blue

July 2nd, 2017 at 8:01 PM ^

What the draw to fishing is? I've been a couple times and just can't understand why anyone likes it. It's not that I hate it or anything. I simply don't care for it. I am genuinely asking: what is it about fishing that people like?

jmdblue

July 3rd, 2017 at 12:12 PM ^

If the water is a little high.. Also, the stream blows out quickly when it rains. I'd recommend you park at the Fox R. Campground and walk the bank upstream from there then fish back to your car. I usually prefer fishing upstream, but you'll definitely want to fish the fox downstream. Bead head hare's ears, small bead head wooly buggers are all you need subsurface. Adams and things with rubber legs are good for the surface. Maybe some hopper patterns. The pasties at the Jolly Inn in Germfask are good. Good luck and have fun.

Teach_Coach_GoBlue

July 3rd, 2017 at 12:30 PM ^

The Campground was on my list of spots to try, thanks! I was figuring on attractor patterns mostly unless I luck into a hatch. I'm really looking forward to it, my wife has never caught a brookie. I'm hoping the campground we are staying at will have some more info about safe wading spots. My wife's river legs aren't up to a challenging wade yet