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The Sebile Magic Swimmer and Magic Swimmer Soft are two of Sebile's most renowned lures and they are back! The second generation Magic Swimmer reflects the vision of a lure that undulates its jointed body and presents a very natural swimming action that attracts saltwater species from coast to coast.With enhanced features like refined colors, added body detailing and reinforced mesh body, the Magic Swimmer is better than ever
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The CST PRO 100 Chummer & Chunker is an innovative new product worth taking a closer look at. Its unique design allows you to chunk or chum at various depths from the top to the bottom of the water column
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Chris Grech 07/12/16
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Chris Grech 05/26/16
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Jennie Logsdon Martin
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Speaking yet more about 20 inch cutts. (That's something I'm having trouble getting out of my mind!)
Bill has commented, since I caught that fish, "Don't expect to catch another one like that one. That is a fish of a lifetime!"
I know he means well. I know it was a compliment, but no! Just no!
It may be the truth, but who knows? It may not be the truth! I just might catch another one! I certainly won't, though, if I don't try!
If you've caught your trophy, or if you've won the lottery, or if you've traveled the world, what then? Do we let those dreams die?
The first thing not to say to someone is that you won't do it again.
You can! You can travel the world twice, and catch 2 (or more!) 20 inch cutts and you can win that lottery again and again! It can and does happen!
There is always that chance! There is always room to dream!
With each cast out there into that river, not only am I going to expect a fish with each cast, I'm going to expect a 20 inch cutt with each cast! Haha! Because I can! Because I'm a dreamer and dreams DO come true!
Maybe he said that about my 37 pound springer. Maybe it wasn't the cutt. So, I've kind of already caught two fish of a lifetime!
I love that little girl on AGT, Grace VanderWahl. I adore her spirit! She told the judge, when he asked if she thought she could win, "Well, miracles can happen!" And, they can happen more than once!
I mean, look at me! I shouldn't be here, many times over, and yet here I am! My sisters have decided that I just won't die. Now, that would be a miracle!
I didn't die from cancer, and when my innards erupted with an aortic dissection, I kept on breathing and after they repaired me, I came to.
I think we should change that fairy tale. "All the Kings horses and all the kings men, put Humpty together again, and again!"
Speaking of 20 inch cutts... Have you ever sent
in scale samples? I wish I'd sent in a sample of this salmon
just to see what they'd send back. That was the strangest
salmon I have ever caught. I caught it out at parking lot D on
the Columbia at Ft. Stevens. How did that thing feed, or get my
herring in it's mouth?!
Anyhow... back to cutthroats. I caught a 21 inch cutt (on a fly!)
some years ago, and Bill and I sent the scale samples in.
Here is the result:
"Though it is difficult to be certain, it appears the fish
spent three years in fresh water, then had a significant growth
spurt in it's fourth year. This suggests it migrated to the ocean,
where feeding opportunities have improved in recent years.
There is a possible 5th annuli near the edge of the scale, suggesting
the fish may have spawned some months ago, and remained in tidewater
or fresh water. If it did, it did not grow much over the summer.
My best guess is that the fish spawned after its 4th year and
has remained in the river or bay since, which makes it almost
five years old."
Interesting, huh? Bill just came upon this letter a couple days
ago, and I thought I'd share it.
Wow! I caught a big cutt that was five years old! Or... almost!
Is that like me "almost" being 21? :)
Good morning, Fall!
Just got back from tooling around in the canoe. Ran into Suzie
and a 20 inch cutthroat I haven't named, yet.
Suzie, of course, is a springer that I've spoken about, previously.
She comes each year to live in the deep, dark pool on the corner
of the property. She's quiet, and easy to keep. There aren't very
many deep enough pools on the Kilchis for springers, so I can
imagine she's fairly lonely.
She requires no feeding, no litter, no treats like my dogs and
our new kitty Maizee does. Frankly, I don't even see her, unless
the sun shines on the pool, at precisely the perfect angle.
Talk about easy pet care! I think that everyone should have a
springer as a pet! Just think of all the springers we'd have!
Springers taste too good, though, to have as pets.
Come mid September, Suzie gets a bit restless. She works her way
into the shallows and begins to make her redd. She shuffles and
switches her tail. It's quite interesting to watch. I've seen
it actually in process a couple times, but usually, I just see
where it as past tense, a couple days after. There is a spot,
about 2 feet wide, very carefully chosen in the riffles. The dirt
will be disturbed and is a lighter color. It looks all the same
as when deer or elk cross the river in summer. But, this is just
one spot in the middle of the river, and unless those elk can
jump mighty far, I'm fairly certain it's Suzie's redd.
What concerns me, this year, is that both Bill and I have only
seen one salmon in the deep hole, on those particularly sunny
days. That would be Suz. So, who will fertilize these redds?
If anyone has a pet springer male and would like babies, please
bring him on over.
Kinda makes me sad, but I guess this is why we don't have a springer
run on the Kilchis. I only hope that Suzie will come back next
year, with or without her kids.
I feel kind of bad, -wish I felt worse a little bit, but regardless
of my feelings, I can't help but think this way. I hunt. I'm a
hunter, you know. I hunt fish, I hunt agates, I hunt chanterelles,
and berries, and asian pears, and well, all kinds of things. Without
hunting, I'd be so darn bored. So, tonight, just before dark,
I'm going to go out and see if I can't entice that cutthroat into
I'm going to throw a fly and hunt out that cutthroat trout. That's
what I'm going to do!
It kind of bugs me that you can use worms and mostly anything
to hunt these fish up this far on the Kilchis. Used to be fly
only. I liked that. Just not fair! I don't think that these fish
can sustain that kind of fishery, but alas, it's not my decision
to make. But, because I feel sort of badly that this is the pinch
period until we get a good rain, I'm going to fly fish for this
cutt. Not only will that make the hunt more fun, but it will make
it more fair, I believe.
So, let's see... until then, I have about 8 hours of daylight.
What to do?
Hunt for clothing sales on the internet. After all, I am a girl,
and I hunt.
50 percent off? Hunt 'em up, Jennie!
This is the day that the Lord hath made!
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
It's Sunday. What to do? Nothing! That's what!
I have been celebrating a bit. I have not one request this morning,
to get help logging in!!! Not ONE!
Let's change that! Hahahahaha! I'm a glutton for punishment! AHAHAHA!
I keep thinking that I'm going to be done helping people log in,
but then I do something stupid like what I'm doing now, or, I write
about it on the board, (like last week!) and a new wave of people
come flooding into my e mail asking for help.
Ahahahaha.... Why do I do this to myself? Because I LOVE
Someone close to me said, "No, Jennie! Don't offer to do that!
You aren't being paid for that! That isn't your job, anymore!"
But... but... but, I love ifish! I think they understood, after
all. We all love ifish!
It's kind of a love/hate thing!
The thing is, I want to help! I do! I want every last ifisher to
be able to get on ifish without frustration. It's easy for me to
help people, and I like doing it, but I've
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reminder from Jennie!
Do not burn yourself out! Be as I am - a reluctant
enthusiast...a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves
and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight
for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can.
While it's still there. So get out there, and hunt and fish, and
mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the
forests, encounter the Grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks,
run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet air, sit quietly
for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely
mysterious and awesome space.
Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain active and alive, and I promise
you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies,
over those desk-bound people with their hearts in a safe deposit
box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you
this: you will outlive the (bad word edited for this family site!!)."