30.3.11

Warm-Weather Auction Items From Lake Champlain International

Lake Champlain International is starting off the soft-water season with a couple nice items going on auction.

One item that really caught my eye is this hand-made net.  The net is made from Ash and Walnut.
Very stylish...
Very cool!



Learn more by visiting the LCI auction page at http://lciderby.com/blog/its-getting-warmer-lci-announces-two-new-exciting-warm-weather-auction-items.

Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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27.3.11

MOANING AND GROANING...BLOWN HARD

Hard North winds forced creaking & banging on the ice. 
...rumbling....shaking.
fishing-
forced indoors...


Again, an encounter with a flying machine,
Non-mechanized today...


And we'll eat 32
Cathy and I...



Ice fishing Lake Champlain, yellow perch!

Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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26.3.11

SUMMER'S COMING!!!



And the fish are waitin'

Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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20.3.11

I CALL HER PATTY...FATTY PATTY

FATTY PATTY
Ice fishing, Lake Champlain Yellow Perch...
For Mom & Dad.


19 GREAT EATERS

SIX OF EM WERE OVER THE TOP
I was almost solo:
video

Maybe the end of twenty-eleven ice???
(I got wet getting on and off the ice)

Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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19.3.11

JAPAN

In the wake of the recent disaster in Japan, my mind continually wanders, wondering about the future of this great civilization perched on a fragile Island in the Pacific Ocean...
flirting and dancing with the great Pacific Ring of Fire.
One of the folks my mind has often wandered toward is fellow blogger Manabu Kurita.

Manabu Kurita

Manabu is a fisherman from the country of Japan.  He holds the IGFA World Record Largemouth Bass...actually it's a shared record...a tie.
Manabu has a blog that I've followed since last summer: Keep Chasing the World Record.
I decided to check on Manabu...it appears he's okay and has escaped injury as I've found him to be "tweeting" and posting on his facebook account.

MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN...
MAY THEY RECOVER, REBUILD, REGAIN STRENGTH, AND CONTINUE WITH THEIR GREAT WAY OF LIFE.

Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz


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17.3.11

ROLL ME OVER IN THE CLOVER...LAY ME DOWN AND DO IT AGAIN

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY


SAINT PATRICKS DAY


May the Irish hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.


IRISH GREEN ESOX


LUCKY FISH


 
Here's to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one!


Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz



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12.3.11

2011 Fly Fishing Film Tour


The 2011 Fly Fishing Film Tour is coming to Vermont on April 8th!
Is sure to be a fun time...
I've purchased my tickets in advance!

Be sure to check their schedule to find a venue near you!
http://flyfishingfilmtour.com/


Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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11.3.11

SKIPPY!


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SKIPPY!

10.3.11

Lake Champlain International Fundraising Auction Item: Complete Bluegill Fishing Package

Check out the new Lake Champlain International Fundraising Auction Item!
Pretty cool stuff!


Dave Genz
Learn to catch big 'blues just like the master himself: Dave Genz.
Includes an instructional DVD and Book by Dave Genz!
Also includes two tip-ups, waterproof gloves, a jig rod, and a selection of jigs!
Get excited for the late ice blues!

Check it out by clicking here.

Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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7.3.11

PHIL'S ON CRACK


Punxcutawney Phil

 Or...
He's a damn liar!

Fish on, fish H8 me.

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6.3.11

47-37-29

The temperature fell like a rock this morning.
47° when I woke up...
37° an hour later...
29° two hours later when I got off the ice.
video



I SHOULD HAVE CLOSED THE WINDOW

But I got enough for a good finger food snack of fresh yellow perch for those back at home.



Friday, I made it out for a couple of hours in the gale force winds. I caught about 30 yellow perch and kept 14 for Cathy and I to enjoy for dinner.
















Saturday...we did the Burlington Mardi-Gras!


And I met some new friends!


Last but definelty not least was last week-end with BoBo and The Fish Bandit.
They're quite the team...fish beware!!!


BoBo




The Fish Bandit
We didn't do big quanities of perch nor did we get any slabbers...but we had a riot!

Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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5.3.11

PLUG

I recently made a purchase for some new soft-water fishing gear through Tackle Direct and feel compelled to give them a plug.

Shipping was unbelievably fast and items were packaged exceptionally well...
My new equipment was packaged so that it arrived as I expected; NEW!
Not damaged, worn, used looking, or trashed.


Hats off and thank you to Tackle Direct!
http://www.tackledirect.com/

Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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3.3.11

WORLD RECORD LAKE TROUT CAUGHT ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN?

Nicholas Palmer, age 15, of Alburgh, Vermont landed this 16.8 pound Lake Trout on 2-pound test line on Lake Champlain!

Quite possibly a world line class record taken thru the ice.

Simply put: AMAZING!

The complete story is here.

Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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2.3.11

Lake Champlain International Holds Fundraising Auction

Lake Champlain International is holding a Fundraising Auction. This particular auction is for over $400.00 worth of Ice fishing gear including a nice Clam Kenai Fish-Trap portable shelter!
Don't miss your chance at a bunch of great gear at a bargain price!

Visit the auction here.
And...visit their home page at http://www.mychamplain.net/

Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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