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Major changes for me..
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Some of you know this already. The ones I have on Facebook, anyway.I left my spouse this week. She's been cheating on me for over a year. She has the kids. I was able to get out in a few days with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by June bug Jun 8.

Looks like my 2017 Kayaking season is over.
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Air temps yesterday were in the 60's.  Cold front moving in, severe storms were expected in the afternoon/evening, according to the weather shamans.  It was foggy when I woke up. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Slip Sinker Nov 8, 2017.

On the pro's and con's of decentralized fishing tackle storage
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Many of you know I like to think "modular" in my fishing tackle storage.  I keep a selection of poles in my vehicle that fits most of the fishing situations I encounter.  I have both a soft-side…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by carl hendrix Aug 3, 2016.

I'm Back!!!!
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Safe and sound in Michigan now!  We moved on the 1st of Nov.  Arrived here about 2 pm EST after driving all night and the next morning.  I started working the very next day.  Boss wanted me here…Continue

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"Put that thing under a balloon on a heavy-duty rod, and toss it back out over some submerged weeds.  Are there any Muskies in Wixom?  I'm sure there's Pike and LMB...."
Jul 9
Allen Morgan replied to Randall Runion's discussion How To Fish A Float And Fly
""Float and Fly" means different things in different parts of the country.  I know in Kentucky and/or Tennessee, it's a combination of a float with a hair jig or feather jig, resembling minnows, used in streams for Smallmouth…"
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Alder chip Smoked Trout

"Just thought of this, John.  If you can get "Pepper Lox" (Lox covered with cracked black peppercorns), brush some Hoisin sauce (Asian-style BBQ) on it, then eat.  It's different, but good. I wonder if our good buddy Leo has…"
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Alder chip Smoked Trout

"I haven't actually tried Smoked Sucker, yet.  I'm probably going to have to get a smoker setup (going to be awhile), then actually catch some Suckers (hopefully this coming Spring run)."
Jun 25
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A Closeup Of a Gill Taken on a Pink Waxie.....

"Leo, the hook in the picture is indeed a long-shank hook.  Slip mentioned in his reply that he had a circle-hook setup for Bluegills, and I asked him about the sizing on that setup. I'm kind of like Jeff.  Just yesterday, I was using…"
Jun 25
Allen Morgan commented on shooter's group FLY TYING & JIG TYING
"I've been meaning to tie up some Mop Dragons.  Dragonfly nymphs using the micro-fiber "tails" from cleaning mitts that are all the rage amongst warm-water fly fishers, but are looked upon as coming from "the Dark Side"…"
Jun 25
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A Closeup Of a Gill Taken on a Pink Waxie.....

"Slip, what size circle hooks are you using on that setup? I have some Gama Octopus circles in size 8.  Those are small enough for the bigger 'gills.  I've just never tried them for 'gills.  I found out back in Feb that…"
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"John, I'm in Southern MI.  Smoked Whitefish is a big thing, at least for an appetizer at the country club I work at.  We've done Smoked Trout, and will serve Lox (cold-smoked Salmon) for some functions.  I like Lox, too bad…"
Jun 25
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Alder chip Smoked Trout

"Brining fish uses osmosis to move salt into the fish flesh.  Then the smoke will deposit nitrates and/or nitrites (naturally present in smoke) on the flesh, which also moves into the flesh via osmosis.  This helps to preserve the fish…"
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1st Striper

"Ah, now I see.  First time in a yak.  Fun, isn't it?  I've never fished Saltwater.  Brackish water when I was a kid living in Norfolk, VA, while my Dad served in the Navy."
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Bucktail/Twister Tail Striper

"Nice fish John.  One question.  When did you join the Plastic Navy?  Didn't know you had a kayak."
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Joe's Personal Best Largemouth Comes On Father's Day.....6/17/2018

"Isn't that the way it normally goes?  Target one species, end up catching a different one?"
Jun 17
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"One of the members on the Jigcraft site does Flash Duck jigs; I think that's about all he fishes.  Basic paint job on the head, some duck flank feather fibers, a little krystal flash, and a little flashabou.  Red thread.  Very…"
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Allen Morgan replied to Leo Nguyen's discussion Warning: don't get yourself scammed with cashier checks
"The past couple of years, I've been getting calls from the area and local prefix that my cell phone has.  Heck, I once got a call, on my cell phone, *from* my cell phone! My basic phone call answering strategy is this:  If…"
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Arkansas River 10/24

Well, Keystone Dam released some water yesterday, and sure enough, there was a good bit of water coming downriver when I got to my spot.  I walked down the emergency boat ramp and saw two swarms of seagulls diving on bait in the water; good signs.



I get out there, and a gent I know catches three before I can get a line in the water.  Started out with a Powerbait swimshad, and managed to catch a small Sandie on that.  Then, after seeing a bunch of fish hit top, I switched over to a…

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Posted on October 24, 2012 at 1:20pm

Arkanss River 9/17 Zebra Mussels!

Headed out this morning, first full day of my 2-week vacation.  I had three goals that I wanted to accomplish today:

 

1)       Catch some minnows to take home for use as bait.

2)      Catch some Shad, again, for bait.

3)      Catch some Skipjack, to process into cut bait for catfish.

 

I knew it was going to be LOW, as I’ve been watching the level on the internet.

 

BOY, was it low! I haven’t seen it this low in awhile.  Walking out, I…

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Posted on September 17, 2012 at 2:40pm — 6 Comments

Arkansas River, Keystone Dam

I decided to go up to Keystone Dam and throw out some of the cut Skipjack Herring I have, and see if any cats were feeling hungry.  I didn’t know how the bite was going to be, as there was no water moving, and we had a cold front come through the day before.

 

I rigged and baited one of my surf rods.  I tossed that bait up near the turbines, and set the clicker.  I then baited up a smaller rod that had a float rig on it.  I knew from previous experience that I can at least play…

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Posted on September 14, 2012 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

Had to go back today....

And see how the size 8 BH Wooly Buggers that I tied up last night work.

 

I started off with a size 6 Gurgle-Pop as an indicator bug, with a size 8 BH Wooly Bugger on a dropper about 2’ below the Gurgle-Pop.  The first fish decided to go for the Gurgle-Pop:

 

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After a little while, I realized…

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Posted on July 12, 2012 at 5:11pm — 4 Comments

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At 9:00pm on February 10, 2016, Slip Sinker said…
Free Fishing Weekend Allen
At 8:16am on July 28, 2015, John Sheehan said…

Allen ,sorry to hear about your emergency with the Appendix surgery .Glad you're on the mend !

At 6:54am on June 24, 2015, Gerome Hilliard said…

Allen, I've added you as a friend. I'll contact you tonight after I get back in from Church if that is ok.  I pastor a Church in Athens, AL and I have a real busy day today. Thanks for accepting me as your friend and look forward to "gleaming" from your knowledge of Big Blue Gill!.

At 11:29am on March 30, 2015, Stephen Ermak said…

Hi Allen. Could you take a look at my recent forum post and give me your thoughts please? Carl Hendricks suggested I reach out to you.

http://bigbluegill.com/forum/topics/help-with-bluegill-fly-rod-for-kayak

At 5:38am on September 29, 2014, dick tabbert said…

Welcome aboard Allen. Hoping with this group we can really get into the potential of what our finders really are capable of. WELCOME.

At 5:30am on April 16, 2014, Eric Pierce said…

Thank you Allen for accepting the invite. Carl Hendricks told me I should befriend you. We were talking fly tying when it come up. I am a muddling beginner at best. Been tying about a year off and on, mostly jigs though...once again thank you Sir....

At 4:46pm on January 7, 2014, Lord of the Fly , Rods said…

Ok Allen, got your address.

At 9:08pm on December 17, 2013, dick tabbert said…

I'm surprised I didn't have you on my friends list and I apologize.

At 3:58pm on October 22, 2013, David, aka, "McScruff" said…
Allen, I got my copy of, "The Book of Fly Patterns," by Eric Leiser. To my nimrod eyes, it is very thorough and conciseOf you don't have it, I recommend it.
PS I got it used from alibris.com 6$, shipped. It's the 1993 version and isn't really internet savvy. Aside from that, it's golden.
At 8:57am on August 23, 2013, Jen Nayfly said…

Allen-Where do you find the white perch? Oklahoma?

 
 
 

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