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  1. I just like seeing reports on sites and others liking the same. Glad it worked out for ya on Bounce... Memories made and tough to beat those kinda trips with family.
  2. "Below the boat, down a couple hundred feet, swam a Brobdignagian Behemoth named Bertha. Bertha BUTT, one of the Butt sisters. Bertha’s family the Hailbutts came from the wrong side of the current and Bertha looked every one of her twenty-three years. The family had changed their name when they moved into the Gold River area, but everybody knew very well that the BUTTs were furriners and not to be trifled with. Bertha was in a foul mood: her husband Bob Butt, the wastrel, had blown the family’s grocery money on cod cheeks at the Newfie Plaice, that new joint near the island that had servers with fin clips and pouty lips. “What do those Atlantic floozies have that I don’t?” thought Bertha. The kids would be whining about Tuna Helper AGAIN, and it had been ages since they had eaten a nice meal of squid or octopus. Suddenly Bertha detected a delicious aroma: could that actually be salmon heads? Yes, for certain! And also salmon belly and maybe a bit of rotted herring!!! Bertha quivered with delight and started to follow that delectable trail of scent, salivating at the thought of it all. Suddenly she saw not one but THREE lovely servings of salmon belly, waving seducingly on the bottom. She approached the first salmon belly, gave it a loving sniff, opened her mouth and BANG!" Well done! I remember bits of this time of yours out west when you passed them along some years ago. Looking forward to the new story Doug. Such a way with words... hopefully your way with fish flowed the same this time around, or you at least fought Bertha for a short time before she sunk your boat and you swam ashore. lol
  3. Ya suppose fingers could like little minners swimming around or fleeing a human. A muskies mistaken identity for what it thought was an appetizer..
  4. We gotta be careful these days but most older people know if they go off the rails and you coldcock'em, they asked for it. Pops couple summers back one-shot dropped a guy in a CTC parking lot because the dude wanted his parking spot so bad but my dad didn't drive out and give it to him quick enough. So, guy blocks my dad from coming out, gets out of his car, walks towards my dad cussing and hollering until he was close to take an unexpected hail Mary in the kisser. That shut him up when he hit the ground. Great thing is, a kid would cry and sue ya, I guess when this guy came around he musta figured he'd had it coming. You could weight the pros and cons for doing the same thing in this case. It does suck though... I think it was Clive from here who was with me one of the last times I raised my voice on the water. It can actually be kinda fun and good for you too, to let the steam out.
  5. Looks like a great time had by all, and some good eyes too. Feels great getting out and getting back to a little normalcy. Congrats on parenthood as well, you have been busy.
  6. For sure Pics. As I quoted above... " it's my view that lockdowns, Public Health efforts, healthcare efforts and personal protective practices can totally work. The problem for the rest of Canada is, not everyone can easily get on board with it for many different reasons." Many different reasons truly does include many different reasons.
  7. That's a tough ladder.
  8. Arviat Nunavut is in the news today and they're having a little celebration. Why are they celebrating??? Because Nunavut did lockdown last spring. They closed their three borders tight and implemented two week quarantine periods in isolation hubs for any of their residents and non-essential employees looking to return the territory after being south. Ottawa, Winnipeg and Yellowknife were the designated sites and throughout most of the year the quarantines worked. Essential employees were also expected to answer to Public Health with regards to their own social distancing practices for the two weeks prior to travel into Nunavut. On a small scale, something much easier to evaluate than international travel in and out of Canada, Nunavut represented very well what travel restriction, quarantine, isolation and being responsible can do to thwart the spread of Covid. But then... a case did finally break through. Nunavut being one of the last places on earth to see a first case, they were quick to act. Sanikiluaq picked up the first couple cases of Covid, they identified the cases, did the contact tracing and locked the town down, especially isolating the positives. Poof!!!! Like that, no Covid. Then another person brought a case from Winnipeg into the airport at Rankin Inlet. Passengers moving onward landed in Whale Cove and Arviat. First positives identified, contact tracing complete and Poof!!! Whale Cove and the bigger hub of Rankin locked it down, did the tracings, isolated the positives and reset their case numbers to zero. Arviat on the other hand, being totally underserviced, one of the sickest populations in Canada and also the youngest, well... it took six weeks of hard work. A public health emergency team was deployed there, the Chief Medical Officer traveled there as well and, within about 6 weeks with case numbers in the town of 3000 or so people reached over 300, a lockdown, some big efforts and isolation of the positive cases reset Arviat right back to zero. Nowhere else in Canada has a case count affected about 10% of any single localized population within such a short time... Looking at Arviat and each other Nunavut community as a small scale version of what is to be the expected outcome of Covid case control, and, also looking at Nunavut's excellent border control as a whole, it's my view that lockdowns, Public Health efforts, healthcare efforts and personal protective practices can totally work. The problem for the rest of Canada is, not everyone can easily get on board with it for many different reasons. The one thing that I have found for certain is, that those people who could be on board but instead choose to whine, piss, whine, moan, complain and scream that it doesn't work, they are the biggest plague to bettering the health of Canadians and helping all just get through this.
  9. Spring if home I'd be all over those lakes open already north of Lady O. And probably on the big pond after lakers too. Can't wait for May.
  10. Quite possible. That is where Andy and I stayed both times. Well, he certainly didn't want his photo taken with anything less than a giant... or have his photo taken at all for that matter. Hard to know for sure how he feels about sizes but one thing is for certain, he loves the muskie game. Thanks for reading fellas.
  11. A relative late-comer to muskie, this retrospective article shares a personal evolution into that great hunt, highlighting a first 100 days fishing and exploring the St. Lawrence river, and myself. Link here... 100 LARRY DAYS OF MUSKIE. | Bunks Outdoor Angle
  12. I like ravens a lot. Gangs of them in the north, so smart and so many interesting calls. But they don't compare to owls. Nothing is cooler, more interesting and beautiful than owls.
  13. So essentially it looks like maybe a little red marabou tail, red thread and the clear wrap? I like this tie Brian, did up some bloodworms when learning back in the early 2000's but none as durable looking as that, and mine were without the little bou tail that likely comes to life down there. Nicely done!
  14. 3300 or 3400hrs on the last Yammy 60. Changed an impellor once and plugs a couple times. Didn't go easy on it, never fogged it, twice a year in for its gen maintenance. Keep in touch with the kid who bought and beats it trailering dirt roads up around Hearst. Three full seasons and running like a top. Recently walked the shoreline while up here in Grise Fiord at the top of the world. Saw an Evinrude, the rest were Yamaha. Most in Nunavut order their motors from Montreal to come up on sea lifts. They could order ANYTHING yet everywhere ya go it's like 5 or 10 to 1 Yamahas over everything else. Hondas a second choice but they're cold starts are said to be more temperamental. Ocean goers want dependability, it's life or death, so I guess they'll choose to pay that little more for a Yamaha. Wonder how many times these threads have come up and how many times Yamaha's been top choice? Not to say other motors are bad... they're just not as good. lol.
  15. Merc dealerships are gonna need bigger garages and taller mechanics.
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