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Post Posted: 09:07pm - Nov 28,10 
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Concisely I had the idea in progress yesterday and was already trying to workout the details in my head when I received the text message from HTR that he was planning on going to R4 from Diversey the next day. Well that didn’t exactly fit my plan on going out. Deep out there I was almost sure I might have been be able to spot some fish ones again this year. And what a better place for that than North Point. After short negotiations going back and forth we finally settle the case in favor of the deeper water. And there we go early in the morning. Shortly before I got to Zion the phone rang and to my surprise “alphafladge” spelled out the news that the gate opens at 9:00 am on the weekends - he was already looking at the sign in front of it. He suggested Waukegan as a back up plan and I liked it better then waiting for three hrs until 9 a clock. It was already 7:30 am by the time we launched the boats at Waukegan harbor- two teams with two separate boats - HTR team and the salmonalogist one.
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The forecast called for 1-3 ft waves and 10 - 15 mph wind. Getting actually there it seemed to me that waves were 2-4 ft with occasional 5 footers with wind gusting to about 20 mph- that is my story on the lake conditions and I stick to it. It was a little too ruff for my taste and after a short run to about 2.5 miles off shore I decided to turn the boat around a go back. Got a sandwich and a beer (all courtesy of the crew, namely “alphafladge” ) at the ramp and started a nice chat.
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In the mean time the wind died down I bit and around 10 a clock we tried again. HTR team was already ahead of us by tree fishes, since they have been fishing ever since they got there. Set the lines at about 10: 30 and started trolling East against the waves - got flasher/flies on DR and couple of cooper lines with spoons. Trolled from about 50 FOW to about 110 FOW with one King on the cooper line with a “green melon” fisherman series spoon from Cabela’s. With the wind picking up some more speed and wave rolling over it was time to quit and at about 1 pm we pulled the lines out and headed towards the harbor. There is a lot more to the story, which will eventually unfold in the coming days with more pictures and even some video clips, but for now that’s it. All in all a very exciting and bumpy and somewhat wet fishing day with lots of fun for everybody. So long everyone!
Special thanks to “alphafladge” for his yummy samiches.

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Post Posted: 09:17pm - Nov 28,10 
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Just got a feeling that this is going to be a good tale that yet to be told.

wsj will wait patiently Mr.Salmonolagist.

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Post Posted: 02:31pm - Nov 29,10 
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Here is the pictures I took of your boat wile we were flying around.
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Post Posted: 02:49pm - Nov 29,10 
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It sure was a intresting day. Nice pictures.


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Post Posted: 03:01pm - Nov 29,10 
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HTR I knew it was something blue on that ship, Now time to mount a camera to the binoculars.
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Post Posted: 03:03pm - Nov 29,10 
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CRAZYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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Post Posted: 02:33am - Nov 30,10 
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twekd1 wrote: Here is the pictures I took of your boat wile we were flying around.

It wasn’t that I only forgot the front door of my truck wide open on the parking lot for the entire trip, but what was worst I turned my camera on for the morning shut and never turned it off, so by the time you guys were playing with the waves I had all batteries already dead. But you got some nice shuts on mine and HTR’s boat. It is always more interesting to see picks on your boat from a different prospective. Next time I’ll bring more batteries, just in case.
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Every time I got that feeling about whether or not I’m going to make it I know right there and than that I am close to the edge. Some people call it CREZY, and it probably is. This time around I felt I was in control, but was I really?

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Post Posted: 08:54am - Nov 30,10 
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salmonalogist wrote:
It wasn’t that I only forgot the front door of my truck wide open on the parking lot for the entire trip, but what was worst I turned my camera on for the morning shut and never turned it off, so by the time you guys were playing with the waves I had all batteries already dead.


You probably did turn it off. With it being so cold the batteries go dead VERY fast. my wireless control for the autopilot kept turning off so I kept it in my inside pocket against my body where it would stay warm and it worked fine then.
I need to get the lithium AAA batteries because they will hold up to the cold much better than the random off brand that came with the remote.

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Post Posted: 04:25pm - Nov 30,10 
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FYI that barge was an oil tanker barge the 360' long endeavor

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Post Posted: 04:34pm - Nov 30,10 
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I wish we got a picture of it plowing through the waves. Those waves had to be shooting 50 feet in the air and covering the first 1/3 of the barge.

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