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91bravo

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Hey Bravo, I believe what you're catching is yellow bass. Here's a link to an article about the species.
http://www.outdoorchannel.com/article.aspx?id=28887

Thanks for that! We catch those yellows and the wipers when we are down at Bucks Pocket. The wipers get a little over a pound done here and are good fighting fish. Not as fun as the yellow though. If photobucket will load, I'll post a pic of some of them wipers....
 
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91bravo

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Wiper, or hybrid. Where we fish both the wipers and the yellows are invading the shallows to spawn!
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Hard Knocks

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Interesting, we have hybrid bass here in the Lake of the Ozarks, and they do not look like these pictured. I wondered what they could be. Our hybrids get much bigger.


I know we're all pretty spread out, but regarding the bass, have any of you guys ever fished Lake Meade or Lake Powell for stripers? My dad went down with some other folks a few years ago, but now he can't remember which lake they fished, and they flat loaded up on them that trip. I'm really wanting to do that, but man, getting the time.....
 

Brian77

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This trip was in 2015 Just dug out the pics now. this was the first time we had used a Field knife in 3v. The BK5 was the kitchen knife.

This hunt was planned for over a year. Since my son was under 18 at the time of applying for tags, it was less expensive for him to go along. We planned and refined and adjusted the packs and knife list for months. I will let the pics show the rest... enjoy!


Packing... excitement is off the charts!
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westward bound! Mountains in view !
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Uh OH! Traffic jamb in town! This looks like home!
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almost through
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another one on the way to camp!
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Now to get set up for hiking and scouting the next couple days...

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Shot's over the ridge! Did he get one? My answer.... I saw several minutes later. Bull down! And what a bull. Sun is just coming up, working it's way down the mountain side. It is so beautiful out there. Words do not describe. What an experience for a young man. His first elk ever. The bull was headed up to the timber to get out of the sun. It was still unseasonable warm.
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Then the work to cut it up and try to pack it out of the burn to the trail. That was brutal. No pics of cut up due to inexperience and bloody hands...
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The tenderloins for supper!
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91bravo

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This trip was in 2015 Just dug out the pics now. this was the first time we had used a Field knife in 3v. The BK5 was the kitchen knife.

This hunt was planned for over a year. Since my son was under 18 at the time of applying for tags, it was less expensive for him to go along. We planned and refined and adjusted the packs and knife list for months. I will let the pics show the rest... enjoy!


Packing... excitement is off the charts!
cfuzpCE.jpg


westward bound! Mountains in view !
BaCCkJw.jpg


HSsRYiF.jpg


Uh OH! Traffic jamb in town! This looks like home!
ecljsn1.jpg


almost through
arglEIJ.jpg


another one on the way to camp!
ySTJEjW.jpg


Now to get set up for hiking and scouting the next couple days...

MrPbRHH.jpg


Shot's over the ridge! Did he get one? My answer.... I saw several minutes later. Bull down! And what a bull. Sun is just coming up, working it's way down the mountain side. It is so beautiful out there. Words do not describe. What an experience for a young man. His first elk ever. The bull was headed up to the timber to get out of the sun. It was still unseasonable warm.
DeMUyDz.jpg


RCkBEsI.jpg


Then the work to cut it up and try to pack it out of the burn to the trail. That was brutal. No pics of cut up due to inexperience and bloody hands...
SHYeEuS.jpg

ST7ML0S.jpg


The tenderloins for supper!
MIbGqih.jpg

f7YdBYN.jpg


fBwxVIt.jpg

Wow, what an adventure and a helluva bull!
 

NJBillK

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Fantastic hunt. Looks like some great country too.
Thanks.
 

MikeKu825

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An Elk hunt was something my Dad and I planned for years, but unfortunately never accomplished. Your pictures certainly bring our best intentions to life. It inspires in me a bit of melancholy, but I'm also very happy for you guys. What a great experience!
 

Hard Knocks

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This trip was in 2015 Just dug out the pics now. this was the first time we had used a Field knife in 3v.

I remember when you first posted that trip Brian. I think it was out in General Knife Discussion because there wasn't a CPK forum. Your boy did a great job giving his thoughts on the use of the field knife. After considering the field knife for awhile, those thoughts really gave me the final nudge to acquire one.

Then the work to cut it up and try to pack it out of the burn to the trail. That was brutal. No pics of cut up due to inexperience and bloody hands...

Quoted lest this be lightly passed over. I feel your pain here brother.
 

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" Brian77 "

Wow !!! Thank you for the pics ! That's awesome , thank you for sharing !
 

Brian77

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No... Just a hiking area near Boulder, CO, about 10 miles from the house. Simple day hike here is usually rewarded with some of the best views imaginable.

Brian77 Brian77 Where was that elk hunt. Hunt of a lifetime, by the looks of it!
It was near Meeker, Colorado. We are planning to hunt either Montana or New Mexico in 2018. Won't be going west this fall, sadly enough.
 

Hard Knocks

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No... Just a hiking area near Boulder, CO, about 10 miles from the house. Simple day hike here is usually rewarded with some of the best views imaginable.

That's a state that I'm largely unfamiliar with, except by pictures and stories. It looks like wonderful country. Thank you for sharing it.
 

Hard Knocks

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....We are planning to hunt either Montana or New Mexico in 2018. Won't be going west this fall, sadly enough.

You may not have picked a bad year to skip out here Brian. I don't know if New Mexico and Montana got hit like we did, but it was bad out here this winter. Here's some shots of what it was like....

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91bravo

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That's mother nature for you. Once in a blue moon, she will throw a curve ball in the form of extreme weather of some sort. Even some animals get blind-sided by the sudden weather change. I sure wish we had snow here right now, it's hotter than hell here!
 
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