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Re: Trout fishing Maine
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2020, 08:23:42 AM »
That's quite a compliment, I loved to read all the McManus pieces, he had some of the greatest tongue in cheek stories.  I learned everything I know about Northern trout fishing from his characters Rancid Crabtree, Crazy Eddie Muldoon, Retch Sweeney and most importantly, his dog Strange.  So Stan, if you need more advice form me about northern trout fishing, you know where I get most of my information. :D

I also grew up reading Bassmaster, and the adventures of Harry and Charlie, with their Southern take on things.  We used to go watch the Bass tournaments, they always came here to Guntersville, and got introduced to Bill Dance when I was about 15, when he almost knocked me off the dock running back to his boat.  He had gotten all the way to the weigh in stage where Ray Scott was on the microphone, and they realized he had left one of his bass in his boat, still in the livewell.  So he came back, running and thundering down the dock like a Tennessee hatted bowling ball, and if he hadn't grabbed me by the shirt, I would have ended up in the water.  One of my best memories.  

From my previous post, I'm a little surprised that nobody has asked what a bass with a southern accent says before he knocks a fisherman out of his boat and drives off with it.

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Re: Trout fishing Maine
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2020, 08:41:50 AM »
Nebraska, i was only 25 or so years ahead of you at Mizzou.
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« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2020, 08:45:28 AM »
Git yer (donkey) outta dat  boat!..... Probably  says "thank you"  as he blows prop wash over your face and takes off with your missus.

We have the more civilized small mouth version up North on the river.  You may ask why more "civilized"???..... Obviously ....

Less "Mouthy!"


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« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2020, 08:47:03 AM »
@Texas Ranger ...25 years a mere moment anymore it seems. Grow up in Missouri?

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« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2020, 08:49:13 AM »
@Texas Ranger ...25 years a mere moment anymore it seems. Grow up in Missouri?
High school and college, rest of the time all over with my pilot dad.  Stayed at Stone House.
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Re: Trout fishing Maine
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2020, 09:06:42 AM »
@YellowHammer
In BC where I was before Maine you can get rainbows over 20 lbs. My best would be around 5 lbs but even small ones can be fun.
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Re: Trout fishing Maine
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2020, 10:14:38 AM »
@firefighter ontheside  ...No it was U of Misouri -Columbia, I've got a nephew headed there and a neighbors daughter plays ball there. Trying to get my Senior in high school to be to take a look. Rolla is a good school for science and tech stuff. Fished Bennet Springs and Taneycomo as well. Got a Colorado atlas on the chair with me right now pondering a couple streams.
Gotcha.  I'm not a huge fan of Bennett, but have fished there numerous times.  We fish in Taneycomo at least once a year.  We've caught some big trout in there.  Brown and Rainbow.  The only trout fishing ive done in CO was around Durango and maybe around Estes Park when i was a kid.
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Re: Trout fishing Maine
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2020, 11:05:50 AM »
@YellowHammer
In BC where I was before Maine you can get rainbows over 20 lbs. My best would be around 5 lbs but even small ones can be fun.
A rainbow over 20 lb is a steelhead, it will give you the fight of your life but fishing is severely restricted. Angling on the Thompson, one of our best rivers, has been closed to steelie for years. Even catch and release is not allowed. Bass have appeared  in some of our waterways much to the dismay of fisheries officials, they raise havoc with trout and kokanee (a small landlocked salmon) habitat. K-Guy, I am waiting for the Shuswap to drop so I can get a line in. Just thought you would like to know. ;D 
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Re: Trout fishing Maine
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2020, 12:46:19 PM »
YH, I used to live on McManus books when I was a kid. His tongue in cheek style and the play on words he often used, mixed with outdoor stories, just really touched my funny bone😂 I have no idea what your southern bass said😊
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Re: Trout fishing Maine
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2020, 01:13:34 PM »
"They shoot canoes don't they?" ;D
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Re: Trout fishing Maine
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2020, 03:57:19 PM »
A rainbow over 20 lb is a steelhead


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Sorry to correct you but a Steelhead is a sea run rainbow trout, often over 20 lbs but Some regular landlocked rainbows have been caught over 20 also. Often at large remote lakes, James Lake comes to mind.
The unofficial record for rainbow trout is estimated at 53 lbs. It was caught in the 1920's and experts came by the weight from a photograph of the monster caught in Kootenay Lake.

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Re: Trout fishing Maine
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2020, 04:18:41 PM »
"They Shoot Canoes" is one of the best books ever written, well up there with "War and Peace", and another book I read, but I have forgotten the name, although it was pretty thick and didn't have any pictures.  But it was a good one.

Before a mean ol' southern bass tangles with a fisherman, he'll look around at his possee of schoolies hanging around the pads, turn his hat backward, spit out his chaw of milfoil, suck down his last watermelon flavored Berkley Power Bait, and say "Hey ya'll, watch this, this is gonna be good."

We have some of the best smallmouth fishing in the country here, don't forget the world record was caught in Tennessee, and they are the closest things to hyperactive fish ninjas I've ever messed with.  They are like little Bruce Lee's pumped up on caffeinated a power drink, they'd cut ya with a knife then kick ya 30 times before you could blink if you'd give them half a chance.  They are sticks of dynamite on a string, you hook them in 20 feet of water and they scream straight up out of the water like a Polaris missile.  As @Nebraska says, (I like the joke) they are less mouthy, but tough as nails.

I've never seen a brook trout, they sure look pretty.  We don't have brooks here, I'm not sure how north I'd have to go to where the "cricks" turn to "brooks".  If I ever get up norther, I'd like to catch brook trout, I'll bring my Wal Mart fly pole and duck hunting waders and wade out into one of them brooks.  Do I need a creel?  I'm not sure what it's used for, but it sure looks fancy in the fishing magazines.  How many beers will fit in one?  Oh, I guess I'll need one of those little hats with all the fuzzy lures sticking out of them.  Down here, we use tackle boxes, but I am, if nothing else, open to other cultures and adaptable.   :D :D

   





  
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« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2020, 07:27:31 PM »
YH, the real Brookie fishing, ie natives, involves crawling under the nastiest batch of wild raspberries and blown down alders one can possibly fit through, only to find an open hole 15' across, and while swatting away mosquitoes, noseeums and deer flies you manage to drown a worm on your Zebco 202, because it's the only reel that will survive getting into the fishing hole. Pull out a few 10" fish and you have earned a meal fit for a king. 

The adventure really is in getting there. Never once did I see any of that fancy LL Bean stuff be of any use fishing square tail like that. 
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« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2020, 07:40:42 PM »
Yes @Southside,
To bring this back to Bangor Maine, what you describe is what I remember; busting brush.
didn't see any LLBean fly fishermen there.   Those $300 9' fly rods would not get to the fish in one piece, so they fish the 'no catch zones'.

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« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2020, 07:44:10 PM »
Yup, grew up doing that in The County. 
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« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2020, 08:19:40 PM »
YH, the real Brookie fishing, ie natives, involves crawling under the nastiest batch of wild raspberries and blown down alders one can possibly fit through, only to find an open hole 15' across, and while swatting away mosquitoes, noseeums and deer flies you manage to drown a worm on your Zebco 202, because it's the only reel that will survive getting into the fishing hole. Pull out a few 10" fish and you have earned a meal fit for a king.

The adventure really is in getting there. Never once did I see any of that fancy LL Bean stuff be of any use fishing square tail like that.
I did this exact thing catching  brooks on the north shore of Lake Superiror in Minnesota.  They were tiny, but pretty.
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« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2020, 09:16:36 PM »
A rainbow over 20 lb is a steelhead


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Sorry to correct you but a Steelhead is a sea run rainbow trout, often over 20 lbs but Some regular landlocked rainbows have been caught over 20 also. Often at large remote lakes, James Lake comes to mind.
The unofficial record for rainbow trout is estimated at 53 lbs. It was caught in the 1920's and experts came by the weight from a photograph of the monster caught in Kootenay Lake.

Before I got married I was a bit of a fanatic fishing for "bows" year round.
I am aware of that, I think you misunderstood me. The steelhead is a large sea run rainbow, the kokanee salmon is land locked.
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« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2020, 09:57:50 PM »
involves crawling under the nastiest batch of wild raspberries and blown down alders one can possibly fit through, only to find an open hole 15' across, and while swatting away mosquitoes, noseeums and deer flies you manage to drown a worm on your Zebco 202.
That sounds like fun, much better than when I tried ice fishing.  When are we going?  I'll pick up K-guy on the way and we'll fly in on the Nyle corporate jet.  Stan, if you bring the worms, I'll bring the Zebycos.    

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« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2020, 10:06:05 PM »
We're gonna need to put some pontoons onto that jet.  There isn't hot top for 90 miles where I am talking about. 
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« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2020, 11:31:27 PM »
Another book I really enjoyed, and the stories were (I think) based slightly more in truth than McManus' tales, is titled "The Adventures of Jackpine Bob". He was a newspaper editor in Ely, MN after moving up there from Illinois. He had some of the most humorous true outdoor stories I've ever read. Like a McManus work, it is a collection of short stories.
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