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#843731 - 07/29/08 04:22 PM Blast From the Past
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Top: The late Chuck Wilson with a CF trout in 1976.
Bottom- Dave Woodward, former I&I Chief with TWRA lands one from my second float boat in 1981. That year I had over 120 trips on the Caney.

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#843739 - 07/29/08 04:27 PM Re: Blast From the Past [Re: bowriter]
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BTW- That old Merc is still running. The boat is not. I dropped it off in IL. On I-59 doing 70 mph on the way to Canada. That boat made three Canadian bear hunting/fishing trips and countless trips down the Caney and Smith. Best float boat I ever had...until I got this one.

Brent- That seond picture was taken on your gravel bar just as the gens came up.
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#843741 - 07/29/08 04:29 PM Re: Blast From the Past [Re: bowriter]
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Love the old pics.
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#843744 - 07/29/08 04:32 PM Re: Blast From the Past [Re: captain hook]
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nice pics
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#843761 - 07/29/08 04:43 PM Re: Blast From the Past [Re: trealtree]
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When I was running two boats, I would start them out 30 minutes apart. This was before Happy Hollow or Betty's Island. We took out at the rest area and at Stonewall. I guess you could say it was tad labor intensive.

In those days we caught about as many spotted bass, sauger and walleye as trout. The rockfish were just starting to come in the river and 100 stripe a day was just average.

We double decked or "nested" the boats on the takeout truck and never gave a thought to how much work it was. We had one boat wreck. I was the driver and the current got me coming into a log jam. We hit it broadside and flipped the boat. Lost all the tackle but nobody hurt. Had to drive through Brent's dad's farm with a truck to pull the boat out. Lost money on that trip. My guess is, Brent was maybe six at the time.
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#843862 - 07/29/08 05:48 PM Re: Blast From the Past [Re: bowriter]
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cool pics
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#844012 - 07/29/08 06:59 PM Re: Blast From the Past [Re: LA man]
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#844482 - 07/30/08 04:48 AM Re: Blast From the Past [Re: hunter drew]
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"nesting" the boats, thats hilarious. Did what ya had to do im guessing.
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#844610 - 07/30/08 06:38 AM Re: Blast From the Past [Re: bigluresonly]
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Cool pics and story.
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#844683 - 07/30/08 07:19 AM Re: Blast From the Past [Re: bowriter]
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