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01-16-2012 03:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor resource tip tackle box fishing

Both of these Tackle Boxes are Dated in the area of 1929 or so. The Single “All Together” one is a Real Beauty!!

It’s also a “Scientific Fact” (An Expression that USUALLY stands my hair on end! i.e. NOT!!) that BIG LURES Catch Bigger Fish!! They also apparently catch BIGG ….No …... Charming Ladies!!

UUHHMMMM? What size Rod, Reel and Line am I gonna have to Buy to Cast that thing??

It’s SNOWING Outside!! .....LIFE ain’t Fair sometimes!! Of course if it Was Fair ….. Elvis would be Alive and all the Impersonators wouldn’t be

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#1 posted 01-16-2012 08:04 AM

Man oh man, Rick, where did you come up with those beautiful tackle boxes…..I would really like to have those for my antique collection of tackle and lures….I have several old Garcia reels that date back to the early 40’s and 50s, and a real nice nice collection of vintage lures from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s…..I have a split bamboo flyrod that was my dads, and it was made in 1940. I have some old Chug Bugs, Peco Poppers, a Bass Masters brokeback lure made in the ‘40s…too many to mention. I still have the first open face Garcia reel that my dad bought for me…an old green 5000D direct drive…about a 3:1 ratio….that thing is slow…!!!!! I’ve been intending to make an Oak shadowbox lure case for them all, but seems like other projects keep getting in the way…..one day maybe….Glad you posted those boxes…beautiful…!!! Oh yea…almost forgot to mention…I went fishing yesterday here at my home lake…beautiful day, and I had 7 fish ( all smallmouth, and 4 keepers ), and only fished for about 5 hrs…....not too shabby… I have several “stickbaits” like the girl is holding….just a little smaller…:) Wonder how big a rod she has?

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#2 posted 01-16-2012 09:04 AM

Awesome boxes Rick! Thanks for sharing. I think she’d need a telephone pole to cast that lure!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#3 posted 01-16-2012 10:22 AM

Mr. Dennington! You should be ashame of yourself talking like that in front of “Lil Tackle 88”!! ...LOL..

What a Peach that little guy is!!! ” There’s nothing like a small mouth on a stiff rod”......!!!! UUHHMMM?? OH!! Small Mouth Bass!! Now i get it ….I tink???

I got the Pics on Google (Images). I was looking for an Old Picture of a “River Runt” but didn’t find. DON’T GO THERE RICK!! It’ll Hurt when you see all the “STUFF”!!

Patrick: That Little Guy on your lap is really Good Lookin’, Must take after His Mom. ...LOL.. I think the “Lure” is a “BLOW UP” of a Rapala.

Thanks for replying Guys. We’ll get ”Coffee Shop” back on track, if we keep this UP!! A few Good Chuckles ain’t gonna Hurt No one!!

Rick: (The Other One) Here’s an Antique for you.

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#4 posted 01-17-2012 07:33 AM

Thats one happy dude right there! When I was his age, I was catching rock bass and bluegill out of my grandparents lake, nothing of that significance. The thing I am thankful for though, is that my dad took the time to teach me how to fish those little guys and took me other places as I got older to learn how to catch some real lunkers.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#5 posted 01-17-2012 08:05 AM

Patrick:

You were Fortunate to have a Father like that. Both my Mom and my Dad wouldn’t go anywhere near the water.

For some reason, maybe my Pisces Birth Sign they couldn’t keep me away from it!! Even to this day…I LOVE THE WATER!! Tranquility at it’s BEST for me anyway!!! IN, ON, Or UNDER IT!! I can spend all day out in a boat. Fish a little, BOB around a litle, fall over the side now and then …whatever..

My Grandfather was the one who taught me how to Fish, also the meaning of the word PATIENCE…

I must have drove him NUTS!! “Grampa. You Worms gone.”..... “No. Just aren’t any Fish around right now.” as he dozed off again in his lawn Chaor ….LOL…

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#6 posted 01-17-2012 03:39 PM

The large lure I’ve seen at the Jackson, Mississippi Bass Pro Shop. They’re sold as novelties. I would like to take them down to the ocean though, hook em up with some steele cable attached to a winch, put some whole chickens on it for bait, and see what I catch. “Captain, we need a bigger %$^&% boat!”, comes to mind.

Growing up within sight of the Mississippi River, I guess you could say I grew up a River Rat. I love to fish. I used to hunt out of necessity years ago. These days though, there is no way I’m going to sit out in the cold and wait on a deer. I will, on the other hand, put a coleman lanterns as close to my cratch as I can without burning myself and still keep my important stuff warm while waiting on the next big cat fish to take the bait. I’m the only guy I know personally who has passed up on dinner, and a naked lady in the bed, just to go fishing.

I love the tackle box. I’ve never had a need for something that big though. I’ve never been able to get into artificial bait. I use live bait for everything except spoonbill. For spoonbill, you don’t use bait at all, just a large treble hook. They eat algae, which is hard to hold on a hook. So to catch them, you have to get near the spilway at a local dam and snag them.
Here’s ya a few pics.
This one was from a fishing trip with one of my buddies. He caught two. I caught one. There’s a legal limit of two per person a day. If you lok closely, that largest one covers about two thirds of the length of my tailgate on my truck.

A good haul of catfish. That lagest one in the front of the photo weighed in at twenty-eight pounds. I remember the exact weight, even though that was over a year ago, because of the funny story that goes along with it. I’ll try to remember to get online tonight and tell the story.

Not as impressive in size, but my all around favorite fish for eating, a good load of bream. That’s me and a buddy in the photo. We caught all these in about three hours on a local pond.

Here’s the same buddy with an Asian carp he caught at Steele Bayou. Those things are taking over the waters these days. They are a real problem. This is the first one we seen though out of the water. We usually don’t catch them. They just jump over our boat so fast that we have to be careful not to get hit in head by them. This one weighed just over forty pounds.

And speaking of Steel Bayou, this is why it’s my favorite place in the world.
There is nothing like coffee cooked over an open campfire while watching the sun come up over Steel Bayou.

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#7 posted 01-18-2012 04:38 AM

I’ve seen more than one National Geographic Special on those Asian Carp! Guys driving their Boats with HEAVY Screen surrounding them, Motrorcyle Helmets. etc. A Lady got THUMPED right out of the Boat when she got hit by one of them!

It gets worse by the day! They have no known Predators! Spreading through the Entire River and Lake System!

A REAL PROBLEM for sure!!

MAN! Those Catfish are a Good Size! One of my Favourite TV Shows is those guys that crawl around the River/Stream and use their hands to grab these “Cats”!!

Even better is the show ..THINK it’s “Swamp People” setting lines for Gators then go back and get them!! SHOOT EM!! SHOOT EM!! ...CLICK! ...OOPS ….Forgot to load the Rifle!! (Junior??) ...”Lizbeth” is the best Shot!!

Reality Shows????? PHFFFFTTT!! This is Reality! These are Real People! YOU and Your Buddy are “Real People”!!

Thanks for Posting and the Great Pics William!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#8 posted 01-18-2012 04:52 AM

Glad you like the pics.

The asian carp have became a problem here. I wa told they were attracted to the engine vibrations in the ater at night. We’ve had a few close calls. We were headed up the river one night and one about the size of that one in the photo came close enough that it knocked a cigarette ut of my mouth.

I don’t care to try the hand grabbing thing around here. It seems fun. However, I’ve lived around these parts so long that I’ve also seen too many gators, snakes, and snapping turtles in the same holes. I could actually handle the gators and turntle, but if you want to see a fat one legged gimp run like the dickens, just surprise me with a snake. I claim not to be scared of anything, but I have to admit that there have been a few times that a snake has made me run screaming like a little school girl.

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#9 posted 01-18-2012 05:04 AM

Noow, for the twnety eight pound catfish.

I had set some trot lines out and had been running them every morning. I got this twenty eight pounder on the last line before heading back to the docks. I barely got that fish in the live well with the lid closed so I could finish running that last line though. I got him in though and went back to running the line. I heard a noise and looked back and that fiesty fellow was coming out of the livewell.
So I figured a little weight on it would keep him put. So I took the casting seet off of the back pedestal and set it on top of the lid. I went back to running my line again. All of a sudden, I heard some more noise and a splash. I looked back and he was coming out again, and my seat was in the water. Luckily it was a floatable one or I’d have been less one seat.
So after fishing my seat out of the water, I said to myself, yep, I got your number.
I tied him to a stringer ran all the way through his mouth, out his gills and doubled back. I wanted to make sure that beautiful catch made it back to the dock. I tied him to my mooring cleat. I finished my line. I had two more smaller fish that went into the live well with no problems. So I started back towards the docks, which were about three miles away.
I stopped several times, but wound up giving up. No matter where I put this fish, he caused problems. Where he wound up at finally for most of the trip back was tied so that he was in the water right off my right side, right beside where the steering wheel set. Everytime I looked up he’d get to splashing so bad he was basically giving me a bath. I’d blip the throttle to gain speed, beat his butt some with the water and he’d calm down for a while.
After all this, I get to the dock, loaded everything in the truck except for this one fish. Just as I was untying the stringer, it broke. There was no way I was loosing this fish after all I’d been through.
You guessed it.
I went in the water after him. I barely caught the end of the stringer before he could get away.
You know how that ended. You seen him in the photo.

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#10 posted 01-18-2012 05:56 AM

William,
Great pics and great story!!! Thanks for sharing. Im still waiting for my 28 pounder!

I have one interesting fishing story that actually took place while I was Jet skiing rather than fishing. When I was stationed at Ft. Campbell I would frequent Lakes Kentucky and Barkley for largmouth and catfish. On this particular day I just headed out with my wife for some fun. We had been riding around about an hour near Bumpus Mills and there was a boat of about 4 people that were jug fishing near us. I started to notice that no sooner than they dropped the jug, it appeared the jugs were drifting away. I figured initially that boat wake or current were dragging them around. My wife and I had stopped and were enjoying the sun and talking when one of the jugs passed in front of the ski at a good clip. I hit the starter and drove up and grabbed the jug. I was nearly pulled in the water. I drug the fish up onto the back end of the ski and took it over to ther fishermen. They scaled it and it weighed in at 21lbs. They were much appreciative of me bringing it on over. I had half a mind to go out later that day and give it a try myself. Jug fishing is still on my bucket list.

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#11 posted 01-18-2012 06:14 AM

Great Stories you guys! William I agree with you …..What the hell else might be Hangin’ around down there!!

I’m not afraid of any kind of Wildlife BUT! I do Respect them!! I can’t Identify Snakes so I give them a wide berth!

Speaking of Wildlife I’ve seen a dozen TV shows on these Feral Wild Hogs in the US. It seems that. like the Carp some places are getting taken over by these things. Texas has 1 MILLION and Counting!! BUT! The Game Wardens turn the Dogs Loose, catch them and then relocate them? Why don’t they just put a “Large Bore Slug” in their Head and be done with it

Is this another “All the Do-Gooders” say that’s “Not Nice”?

I mean look at the TEETH on this thing!!


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#12 posted 01-18-2012 06:33 AM

Hey Rick,

You guys still telling fish tails/ stories?? I’ve got a bunch myself about things that has happeened to me on the tournament trails…but I won’t get into that right now…I wanted to show you some of my antique lure collection. These are just several of what I have, but picked out the oldest ones…..you’ll see Heddon Chuggers, Lucky 13s, Heddon River Runts, etc., etc.. Also, this time of year I always break down my reels piece by piece, and clean them, oil and lube them, plus clean all the rods and guides….Usually when the tournamnents end I have the time, cause I”ll be going down on the Texas/ Louisana border in March to a lake called Toledo Bend Resovoir for a week of good, and I mean good bass fishing. By the time we get there, the air temp will be about 70-72 degrees, and the water will be in the low 60’s…the bass are coming ointo the shallow grass to spawn…we’ll wear them suckers out throwing splitshot Flukes and “weinny worms”, or a Shakyhead worm…..let’s see if I can get these pictures to come through….

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#13 posted 01-18-2012 06:40 AM

Hey Rick…...You’ve probably seen the one pic, but you haven’t seen the other one of a tournament weigh-in…..

You’ll have to guess which one I am…...

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#14 posted 01-18-2012 07:12 AM

GREAT Picture Rick. I’m Droolin’ over some of thos Oldies!!! Nice Selection!!

Guess? White Shirt, Center, Background, Right Handed, Holding The WINNERS in the Live Pool with his Left Hand???

The Photo came from Your Album at Photo Bucket??

One of those 11 Baitcasters as my Prize would be fine, second one from the Left looks nice. ...LOL…

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#15 posted 01-18-2012 07:23 AM

Thanks bud,

Yea, I really got some nice old lures….like I said, I need to make a lure/ shadow box some day…I’ve been offered a few coins for some of them, but…..NOT FOR SALE….!!!!!

The bait casters in the pics is only about half of what I have….One of our sponsors at one time was All Star Rods out of Houston, Texas, and they would give rods away to the fisherman, or used them in in door prizes at the meetings…I think I have close to 40 of different catagories….worm, cranbait, spinnerbait, etc…We also had reps from different line companys to give free line, so we made out like bandits at the tournaments…...I think at one time we had about 35-40 sponsors for different products…...nice…!!!! AAHH…but alas…I think those days are gone for me, but I still like chasing the elusive bass when I can….

Man bro, those are some serious hogs…..uuurrr…boars..!!! How ‘d you like one of them puppies to tear into you..?? I eat some boar one time..nastiest piece of meat I ever had…wild tasting….yuke..!!!

How do you like my new avatar? My wife caught me coming out of the tub….!!!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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