Forums » Other Hobbies

List of newest posts

    • July 17, 2018 7:53 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:
      Devon Sinsley said:
      John Bouck said:

      In a few weeks we are riding out of Hawkseye (Shoshone Creek) over the mountains into Trout Creek, Montana and back.

      Last year we rode out of Hank to Spyglass and down to the ranger station on Teepee Cr and back.

      Have you fished Shoshone Creek?

      A few times. Always small fish down low and a few brook trout up higher. Never can find any decent fish.

      Guess I'm spoiled with trout in PA ....Fished the Yellow Breeches since I could peddle my bike to it and before that. Not to mention the other limestone fed streams that are very local. I don't really harvest and more into big warm water stuff where you take a selfie with them then put em back....Actually jealous of the pike fishing you have done Devon ...."now that is fun" !  Never really got huge into fly fishing....prefer heavy tackle and throwing stuff that looks like a hardware store coming though the water.

      Dad used to make fun of me saying "What do you plan to catch with that boy"?  However dad asked me numerous times over the years of fishing with him "Son do you want the net or cradle"?

      Boy do I miss those days and I can't get them back !

      Warm water? All I ever caught there were too many Suckers! I remember the time I convinced Mom to cook one .... I don't remember the taste, Mom let me off the hook after one bite.

    • July 17, 2018 7:46 PM EDT
    • And getting back to the topic at hand...way back last century we use to backpack and hike into the campground...

      Now we do the B&B version...

       

    • July 17, 2018 7:42 PM EDT
    • Devon Sinsley said:
      John Bouck said:

      In a few weeks we are riding out of Hawkseye (Shoshone Creek) over the mountains into Trout Creek, Montana and back.

      Last year we rode out of Hank to Spyglass and down to the ranger station on Teepee Cr and back.

      Have you fished Shoshone Creek?

      A few times. Always small fish down low and a few brook trout up higher. Never can find any decent fish.

      Guess I'm spoiled with trout in PA ....Fished the Yellow Breeches since I could peddle my bike to it and before that. Not to mention the other limestone fed streams that are very local. I don't really harvest and more into big warm water stuff where you take a selfie with them then put em back....Actually jealous of the pike fishing you have done Devon ...."now that is fun" !  Never really got huge into fly fishing....prefer heavy tackle and throwing stuff that looks like a hardware store coming though the water.

      Dad used to make fun of me saying "What do you plan to catch with that boy"?  However dad asked me numerous times over the years of fishing with him "Son do you want the net or cradle"?

      Boy do I miss those days and I can't get them back !

    • July 17, 2018 7:37 PM EDT
    • Yeah, it's supposed to look a lot better...as I recall (or better yet, as this picture recalls) it's 3 chutes per vehicle...

    • July 17, 2018 7:27 PM EDT
    • Bruce Chandler said:
      John Caughey said:

       

      2nd louies can be so brave!

      Brave and ignorant...

      This jeep didn't fare too well on that last drop...

      Oh Chute!   er No? Chute!

    • July 17, 2018 7:05 PM EDT
    • John Caughey said:

      <snip>

      2nd louies can be so brave!

      Brave and ignorant...

      This jeep didn't fare too well on that last drop...

    • July 17, 2018 6:59 PM EDT
    • John Caughey said:

      Bruce, Is that a Fix It Again Tony 124?

      2nd louies can be so brave!

      It is!   The Fiat 124 Spyder.    First and LAST Fiat ever.    What a POS; had an intermittent short - I remember the dash lights went out and Jean shining a flashlight on the dash while I drove.     One morning I opened the hood to find oil puddled between the valve covers.    Sheesh, LOTS of maintenance.   I ended up selling it because my ITALIAN mechanic told me I should get rid of it!

    • July 17, 2018 6:43 PM EDT
    • John Caughey said:

      That can't be Devon's hand, he said he was quick releasing.

      You only handle the ones you eat, they need their slime.

      I'm not sure you should use Devon and quick in the same sentence?

    • July 17, 2018 6:36 PM EDT
    • Bruce, Is that a Fix It Again Tony 124?

      2nd louies can be so brave!

    • July 17, 2018 6:32 PM EDT
    • That can't be Devon's hand, he said he was quick releasing.

      You only handle the ones you eat, they need their slime.

    • July 17, 2018 5:52 PM EDT
    • But, I DO have a fishing story...sort of...

      My bride and I drove across the US on our honeymoon - in a car with 6 cubic feet of trunk space.   (And NO air conditioning!!!!)

      We camped a lot to save money (I was a brand new 2nd Lieutenant with not much money (or even sense)).

      We stopped to camp in Yellowstone Park (where we had to buy sweatshirts to keep warm - it may have been June in New York, but summer had NOT reached Yellowstone (it it ever does?).

      Anyway...because I was so naive, and not having much room in the car for ANYTHING, I had brought along some "freeze dried" "food".   Just add water and you get something that doesn't taste nearly as good as paste...

      The guys in the campsite next to us told me that they had caught too many rainbow trout for them to eat and wondered if I wanted some.    Well, I was pretty much a city boy at that point and said I didn't really know how to prepare a fish.   Not to worry, they said - they're all cleaned and we even have the fixins so you can cook 'em up right.    Man, I can still remember THAT meal - so GOOD!

      Thanks for the memories...

    • July 17, 2018 5:44 PM EDT
    • Bruce Chandler said:

      And the last time I was in Idaho, there weren't any fish, or even water in sight!

      Strange place...

      Craters of the moon is an awesome and weird place. And yes there is no water in sight. But this is Southern Idaho. Its definitely not Northern Idaho. Its like a different universe.

    • July 17, 2018 5:41 PM EDT
    • And the last time I was in Idaho, there weren't any fish, or even water in sight!

      Strange place...

    • July 17, 2018 5:38 PM EDT
    • Bruce Chandler said:
      Devon Sinsley said:
      John Caughey said:

      https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/ipnf/recreation/fishing/?recid=6762&actid=43

      Gee thanks John, Just post for all the world to see right where i am fishing.

      So, THAT'S YOUR hand!!!  Who knew?   Plus, that background really shows exactly where you are... near the water!!!

      While that is not my hand that is about the size of the biggest cutthroat I caught. No where near the average which was closer to 10 to 12" but the 16" fish I caught was a chunk.

       

      Not that anyone will care but if you read the description that accompanies that picture it talks about the improved fishing on the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River due to improvements to the habitat. I can attest to this being true. I have fished this river nearly all my life. And I have never caught the size of fish nor the quantity I caught this week. It had been a few years since I had fished it; and the fishing was just awesome.

    • July 17, 2018 5:34 PM EDT
    • Devon Sinsley said:
      John Caughey said:

      https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/ipnf/recreation/fishing/?recid=6762&actid=43

      Gee thanks John, Just post for all the world to see right where i am fishing.

      So, THAT'S YOUR hand!!!  Who knew?   Plus, that background really shows exactly where you are... near the water!!!

       

    • July 17, 2018 3:51 PM EDT
    • Devon Sinsley said:
      John Caughey said:

      https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/ipnf/recreation/fishing/?recid=6762&actid=43

      Gee thanks John, Just post for all the world to see right where i am fishing.

      Gee you're welcome.

      I only read your posts...

      Kinda like Greg posting a google earth shot of my home ... it's already on the Internet.

      How many more days off do you have? Naw don't tell us...

      I did it for the pic   ... because somebody had to do it!

    • July 17, 2018 2:40 PM EDT
    • John Bouck said:

      In a few weeks we are riding out of Hawkseye (Shoshone Creek) over the mountains into Trout Creek, Montana and back.

      Last year we rode out of Hank to Spyglass and down to the ranger station on Teepee Cr and back.

      Have you fished Shoshone Creek?

      A few times. Always small fish down low and a few brook trout up higher. Never can find any decent fish.

    • July 17, 2018 2:39 PM EDT
    • John Caughey said:

      https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/ipnf/recreation/fishing/?recid=6762&actid=43

      Gee thanks John, Just post for all the world to see right where i am fishing.

    • July 17, 2018 2:29 PM EDT
    • https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/ipnf/recreation/fishing/?recid=6762&actid=43

    • July 17, 2018 2:20 PM EDT
    • In a few weeks we are riding out of Hawkseye (Shoshone Creek) over the mountains into Trout Creek, Montana and back.

      Last year we rode out of Hank to Spyglass and down to the ranger station on Teepee Cr and back.

      Have you fished Shoshone Creek?