I’ve been waiting to get across the state line before I let this one fly. You’ve seen just a little piece of how my luck runs with the various state agencies, so I didn’t think it too bright to poke the bear while I was still in the den. Oh and that saga with the Iowa MVE just keeps getting better. Seems there might have been some procedural error in the processing of said citation. Hmmm. I’ll keep you posted on that juicy little tidbit.
Read more: Two Miles
Monday, 0600 hours.
Somewhere in the wilds of northeast Iowa.
At the intersection of some two lane state highways out in the middle of the corn rows.
Just K-Pink on the side of the road with three Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement Officers.
Read more: Not for Hire
After reading the story of how the guys who caught them at Douglas caught them at Douglas, I see why those of us who didn't catch them at Douglas didn't catch them. Seems that several of the top finishers were using the "long-line (or strolling) technique" to get their cranks much deeper than you can by casting them. Guess KVD didn't get the "long-line" memo. I know I sure didn't. Pretty sure I wouldn't have done it, as it's damn close to trolling, which is definitely against the rules. Since it's also known as strolling, which I've heard Tournament Director Trip Weldon say on more than one occasion is the same as trolling, I wouldn't have used it. I'm pretty much a one cast and reel it in kind of guy.
Having never even heard of the long-line technique, I Googled it. "Longlining for bass". Hmm. About 8,570,000 results (0.10 seconds), most of which are directly related to the Douglas event."Longlining for crappie". About 11,700 results (0.17 seconds), most of which have the word “trolling” all over the place in them. Hmm. "Longline fishing". About 290,000 results (0.14 seconds), most of it on how longlining is used in commercial fishing with scads of hooks to catch scads of fish. It also doesn’t seem to be highly regarded as a conservation minded technique and it’s obviously not even sporting.
Read more: Long-lining, aka Strolling – Derby Do-able?
I went fishing the other day just to go fishing. No derby prep. No pre- practice or pre- pre- practice or any of that goofy stuff. Just a laid back afternoon of bassin' - or so I thought. I went to a small water watershed lake that is pretty easy to get bit on and also has some size,too. It usually cranks out a couple of double digit fish during the year, which is pretty impressive considering the traffic it receives and its small size. Normally I catch them there on a deep crank, football jig, or swim bait drug cross the bottom. Normally. This being the AB-normal year that it is, with all the sudden warmth and a lack of winter, I should have known better than to think "normal".
Read more: What's Normal?
Manic depression is touching my soul I know what I want but I just don’t know How to go about getting’ it…
It’s pretty hard to describe the feeling you get when you realize that you’ve just let $10,000.00 slip through your fingers. Kind of a cross between that swift-kick-in-the-‘nads and dry-heaves-from-puking-your-toenails-up. When it happens, it tends to really piss a guy off, at least it does me. I suppose if you’re playing on daddy’s credit card, it wouldn’t matter quite so much. K-Pink ain’t playing with his old man’s money; it’s all K-Pink and it sucks when 10 G’s goes down the livewell drain.
Read more: Manic Depression
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