22.9.10

Screen Capture Software

I think I found a cool new product called "SnapIt Screen Capture".


Disregard this post...
Thumbs down on this product!  It's not for me. 
My security program didn't like it all and refused to keep it on my PC

Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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19.9.10

PROJECT: CUSTOM MOTOR COWLING

I've gotten tired of looking at my Outboard with it's ugly peeling decals and decided to do something about it.

So, out in the rain one day I removed the cover to get the project going. Then placed a large "drum-liner" over the vital components and wrapped the whole thing with a tarp.


Cathy works at Priority Auto and Collision in South Burlington, and they gave me a very fair price to do what I needed done.
On Friday of last week, Cathy is off to work, taking along the cowling...Exciting!

On Monday, late afternoon, she calls me to say the work is complete, the cowling is wrapped in a blanket, and in the rear of her SUV.  
She's on the way home with it...more excitement!

It's unbelievable the way it looks...Mecury OEM black, then FOUR coats of PPG CONCEPT CLEAR!
Trust me...you can shave in the reflection of this paint job!




Next: some custom graphics. 
And I've got The Wildfisherwoman helping me with that!
I'll post pictures when we're "Project Complete".

Fish on, fish H8 me.



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15.9.10

CRAB CAKE BENEDICT AND BLOODY MARY'S

I just have to rave about a breakfast I had on Sunday morning.
Crab-cake Benedict with a side of Corned Beef Hash and a few "Spicy" Bloody Mary's.
Man...I got me some SATISFACTION!

This particular meal took place at Sharon's Sea Grill in Seabrook New Hampshire, an excellent place to get a meal on the beach.

The crabcakes were outrageous, the Hollandaise Sauce was superb, and the eggs were absolutly perfect.  I couldn't have asked for a better breakfast...it just doesn't get any better!

I wish I'd have taken a picture of my plate as it was served, but I failed to do so...Sorry.

Oh yeah...the Bloody Mary's,
They offer two delicious versions; "spicy" and "not spicy".
I chose the spicy, and found it to be delicious and mild, not nearly so spicy as to give me heart-burn (which I live with most the time anyway!)
Unfortunately, the consumption of Bloody Mary's resulted in Cathy having to drive the three and a half hours home.

If you ever get a chance to visit the Atlantic Coastline of New England, be sure to visit Sharon's Sea Grill for a meal you'll want to rave about!




I'm going to try and duplicate it...but of course I'll be preparing it with Salmon Cakes...Landlocked Atlantic Salmon Cakes from Lake Champlain!
I'll be sure to post the results!

Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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10.9.10

MONKEY BUSINESS

I got this in my email box from a friend of mine.
I found it interesting and thought I'd share it.

Start with a cage containing six monkeys.
Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it.
Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana.

As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all the other monkeys with ice cold water.
After a while another monkey makes the attempt with same result, all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water.
Pretty soon when a monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will prevent it.

Now, put the cold water away.
Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one.
The new monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs.
To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the snot out of him.
After another attempt and attack, he knows not to try again.

Next, remove another of the original six monkeys and replace it with a new one.
The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked.
The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm.
Likewise, replace a third original monkey with a new one, then a fourth, then the fifth, then the sixth.
Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs he is attacked.

Most of the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs OR even why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.
 Why not?

Because as far as they know, that is the way it has always been done around here.

Think outside the box!
Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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9.9.10

BUSTED...

BUSTED...
Zzzzziiiinnnnggggg-zinggg zing-zing, broke off, snapppp,
Ka-pinnggggg...

I don't get broke off very often, but I managed to loose two nice Landlocked Salmon on Saturday.

I was joined by my eleven year old Grandson Justin and a fishing buddy Matt.  We got a great early start, after driving nearly an hour and launching the boat at Converse Bay on Lake Champlain just after day-light, we were geared up and ready to fish!   We were after Mr. and Mrs. Landlocked Salmon.  These fish are tough to fish for this time of the year, as the majority of them go and hide and get tight lipped prior to spawning.  But, we were up for the challenge, or so we thought.

A lot of the fish being caught this time of the year are the fish that were stocked earlier in the summer.  "Stockers".  Right now, they've been in the lake for several months; eating and growing, and are just under the legal size limit of 15".  They're brightly colored, fat and plump, shaped like little footballs. 
But, those aren't our target.  Our target is to find mature fish that are hanging out deep, still on the feed.  Maybe they spawned last year and don't wish to do so this year, or, maybe they just aren't "in the mood".  Anyway, these are the fish we want to hook up with.

The first nice fish to hit sent the reel screaming, yelling for attention.  This was a line set up on a downrigger.  Down 73 and 15 feet back behind the ball on one of my custom honeybees, the orange and green, of the three Amigos.
I grabbed the rod and the fish began to pull.  It made two very nice runs, peeling line and pulling hard, then decided to make a run for the boat.  I reeled like hell but this fish was on a mission, a mission to free itself if it could.  The fish headed along the starboard side of the boat wanting to keep clear of the boat and pass us...untill it tangled in another line, a heavy braided line with a lite bite slide diver running deep.  That's just about where this story ends...I think you know what happens next. 
BUSTED...  Dang, what an adrenaline rush.

About an hour later...
The Lite Bite Slide Diver fires.  The rod doubles over hard.  HARD!
The reel starts screaming and I mean SCREAMING!
Zzzzziiiinnngggg-Zzzzziiiinnngggg-Zzzzziiiinnngggg...
If you've ever fished with a slide diver, dipsy diver, or other hard pulling diving device, then you know that the drag on the reel is already set pretty tight.
Well, that drag wasn't stopping this freight train, it wasn't even going to slow him down.  This fish was headed for the abyss, headed down to Davey Jones' locker. 
And I lost my cool...
Instead of thinking, and trying to outwit the fish I tried to stop it.  It wasn't to be stopped.  Now with over 250 feet of line out I began to thumb the spool.  NOT the thing to do.  I began to apply pressure with my thumb and the fish still wouldn't slow down.  I applied a little more and felt it happen...
The vibration came all the way up the line to my rod and into my hand.  The sickening ugly explosive release of energy as the five foot, ten pound fluorocarbon leader between the slide diver and the fish gave away.
BUSTED...
Definetly a trophy.
BUSTED...
Lake Champlain Salmo salar, to be caught another day.
I WILL return!

Fish on, fish H8 me.




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2.9.10

DON'T... take the lead out of fishing!

OPPOSE THE PROPOSED FEDERAL BAN ON LEAD IN FISHING:

On August 23, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was petitioned by the Center for Biological Diversity and four other organizations to ban all lead in fishing tackle under the Toxic Substances Control Act. This includes sinkers, jigs, weighted fly line, and components that contain lead such as brass and ballast in a wide variety of lures, including spinners, stick baits and more.


Submit your comments through Keep America Fishing.org by following this link: http://www.capwiz.com/keepamericafishing/issues/alert/?alertid=16355526

Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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