Leaderboard


Popular Content

Showing content with the most thumbs up since 01/22/2019 in all areas

  1. 12 points
    DoorGunner

    I was a writer once.

    Winter time for fisherman can be rough especially with weather like this. Good time to read and I'm sitting home so here goes. Caught big fish, little fish and lots of fish but a winter trip and one fish is still my all time favorite trip. Back in the late 70's I lived in Philly. Recently married but no kids yet. My work was slow so anyone who wanted could have the week between Christmas and New Years off so I took it. My thoughts turned to fishing and was trying to figure out where I could go to possibly find anything willing to take a hook. It was cold but no ice to fish through so that cut down some options. Don't know why but one spot came to mind that I hadn't fished in about twenty years on a picnic with my family. It was a place called Playwickie Park on the Neshaminy Creek just outside the city. First problem was bait but a trip to the back yard and a big pile of dead leaves fixed that. Turned them over and on the ground the leaves were moist and I found enough worms to make it worth the effort. Packed up to light rods and off I went not even sure if I knew how to get there after so many years. A few wrong turns but I eventually did find the park and another problem, There was a heavy chain from post to post blocking the entrance with a closed sign hanging from it. Lucked out again as the post had sagged and right in the middle the chain was on the ground just enough to allow my can to enter. It was cloudy and cold and the park was totally deserted that gave it an eerie since all my memories were of families having picnics and softball games. Drove down the the edge of the creek and got out of the car to dead silence but for the rambling of the creek water as it passed through some small rapids. There was one spot with a large boulder about thirty feet out with deep water behind it and figured this was my best option. Rigged and baited both lines then laid them out at each end of the pool. "There is a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot" Even a finer line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot when it's 30 degrees. I looked for a place to sit down. This area takes a beating during heavy rain storms and there were two very large trees on each side of me. The floods had dug out a large area leaving lots of exposed roots and one place where the roots were the thickest made a decent place to sit down and lean back. Felt good to be there all alone with lines in the water and so quiet that I didn't even hear the noise of the water any longer. You can think clearly at times like that and even though it was cold there wasn't any other place I could think of where I would rather be and then came the noise. It was a very slight ticking noise from above and I looked up just in time to take a snowflake in the eye. Funny when you are alone like that and you can actually hear the flakes hitting the branches of the two trees. I was wearing a black jacket and sat there motionless just watching this incredible winter picture evolve right before my eyes. In minutes everything was turning white including myself as the snow quickly covered my jacket. This day just kept getting better and it didn't take a fish to do that. Then a new noise. Came from a short distance behind me and the mind wanders about who or what it could since whatever it was couldn't see me as my head was about two feet below ground level in my root seat. The noise continued and slowly, silently I turned to face this mystery more curious than anything. I raised my head to eye level with the ground and there right in front of me where six deer rooting around in what little grass and nuts they could find. Five does and one buck who just knew he wasn't alone. The does rooted while he kept scanning the area looking but not able to locate me. It was so cool to be that close to them watching the snow fall and and actually hear them munching away as the fed quickly before the snow covered everything. Then the buck found me. He stood straight and stiff as he just stared at me while the does continued eating. then he snorted and the does stood stiff and waited. He stomped his one leg twice and they all turned and slowly ran towards the trre line about a hundred years away across the softball field. I turned and slid back into my seat just thinking about how lucky I had been to make the decision to do this trip. I was still replaying the whole deer scene in my head when I looked over and saw one of my rods twitching enough to knock the snow off that had covered both rods. I finally stood as the snow fell off my jacket and made it to the rod that was twitching even harder what could only be a fish. Set the hook and the rod bent as me a a two pound sucker duked it out for about thirty seconds until it was landed. Hook in the corner of his mouth that was quickly removed then I stood there holding the fish and looking around enjoying the day to the max. Released the sucker to see him swim right back into the hole and packed my gear to head home. As I pulled out of the park onto the wet road and traffic I took one last look back. Every once in a while as years passed had me thinking about going back but I just couldn't do it. Very few things in life are perfect but that day was and that's why it has remained my favorite fishing trip ever.
  2. 11 points
    Flybyme

    Smollet indicted for felony

    Hahaha 2016 Jussie: Trump is gonna be indicted. 2017 Jussie: Trump is gonna be indicted. 2018 Jussie: Trump is gonna be indicted. 2019 Jussie: I got indicted.
  3. 11 points
    ksong

    Rooster hunt out of Puerto Vallarta

    I am fishing rooster with guide Carlos out of Puerto Vallarta. Today is my Birthday and I got a special present for my Birthday. I landed about 35 lb rooster using prototype 2 - 8 oz rod and IRT 500DD reel with Ice Cream lure. I am happy man
  4. 10 points
    ridenfish

    Free Parking

  5. 10 points
    gadwall8

    Free Parking

  6. 10 points
    CT Stripes

    Free Parking

  7. 10 points
    Fishy Fisher

    Free Parking

    A) how on earth could the kamelatoe meme possibly be racist? Merely because it features blacks? Do you have any sense at all? Common or otherwise? B) it can't be misogynistic since it's the truth. She LITERALLY climbed the political ladder by trading sexual favors for position (heh). Or sexual positions for favors? Either way, it's 100% TRUE. Only you're claiming to have it both ways: head in the sand and also up your....
  8. 9 points
    gadwall8

    The tavern Meme thread

  9. 9 points
    TimS

    The Curious Case of Jussie Smollett

    This is Trump’s fault. He made America so great in just two years that gay black actors have to hire Nigerians to fake MAGA/ homophobic/ race/ sandwich crimes just to keep hate crimes in the news. That’s a great America. That’s the America I wanna live in I hope Trump sends Smollett a nice fruit basket in prison to thank him TimS
  10. 9 points
    dena

    Free Parking

  11. 9 points
    Gotcow?

    Are Plugs Obsolete?

    To each their own way. Until they stop catching fish I will still cart them around with me. People should be more concerned with stripers becoming obsolete.
  12. 9 points
    zybathegeek

    Free Parking

  13. 9 points
    ridenfish

    Free Parking

  14. 9 points
    ovenrat

    The tavern Meme thread

  15. 9 points
    TimS

    They're just coming to work

    Yes, absolutely - the racists believe the color of their skin matters - it's incredibly important to them that skin color matters. That's how they think they are dismissing people from the valid points they make about the gigantic suck on our nation illegal aliens are - they claim it's racist to not like that illegal aliens cost us hundred of billions annually. They can't argue with logic because there is NO logic that would defend such absurdity. So they claim it's their skin color to which you object. Same thing they did when you criticized Obama - it wasn't because he was a horrible president, it was obviously his skin color I agree, skin color shouldn't matter...it's the racists that continually disagree and try to make skin color the ONLY thing that matters...it's incredibly sad. TimS
  16. 8 points
    Whiskyb

    Free Parking

  17. 8 points
    gadwall8

    Free Parking

  18. 8 points
    the3fishheads

    The Power Of The Maga hat

    A MAGA hat should not upset any red blooded American. Only those that hate America. We are the greatest nation on planet earth.
  19. 8 points
    J

    Free Parking

  20. 8 points
  21. 8 points
    Anyone who thinks the Republican Party is too far right is just out of touch. The Republican Party is too far LEFT. Name a single "far right" bill through the Congress. Just one equivalent to say, the sweeping overreach of the ACA. What entitlement program was radically cut by Republicans? What equivalent to sanctuaries and other blatant violations of federal law and US sovereignty? I suppose saying there are two genders, as there has been for millennia, is as radical as the ridiculous notion that there are hundred? NO, the whole polarization by the right bit is BS. Democrats went far left while Republicans just tried to hold ground. They tried to hold ground when they should have been winding back the clock on a lot of issues by decades.
  22. 8 points
    ovenrat

    The tavern Meme thread

  23. 8 points
    gadwall8

    Free Parking

  24. 8 points
    Markushook

    Free Parking

  25. 8 points
    GeoffT

    Random Images V

    This is my daughter Kim who has been Grace's personal nurse since May. So proud of her and Grace for being an amazing Amazon American Childhood Cancer organization's ambassador
  26. 8 points
    Sudsy

    Free Parking

  27. 8 points
    CT Stripes

    The tavern Meme thread

  28. 8 points
    ridenfish

    Free Parking

  29. 8 points
    gadwall8

    Free Parking

  30. 8 points
    ridenfish

    Free Parking

  31. 8 points
    gadwall8

    Free Parking

  32. 8 points
    MikeMc

    The tavern Meme thread

    That'a gonna go over a lot of young heads.
  33. 7 points
    zybathegeek

    Free Parking

  34. 7 points
    jkrock

    Free Parking

  35. 7 points
    CT Stripes

    Free Parking

  36. 7 points
  37. 7 points
    J

    Free Parking

  38. 7 points
    J

    Free Parking

  39. 7 points
    J

    Free Parking

  40. 7 points
    jkrock

    Free Parking

  41. 7 points
    Tin Boat

    How do you cope?

    I paint pictures and sometimes write articles.
  42. 7 points
    J

    Free Parking

  43. 7 points
    Every legitimate scientist? Climate change isn't the issue, the issue is man's impact on climate change. Climate change is normal and natural and good and necessary and historic and organic and all those granola terms - it's how much man has affected climate change that is of some debate. I assure you, "every legitimate scientist" does NOT agree that man has had a measurable impact on climate change. The 'fires out west' weren't the result of climate change, they are natural and have been for as long as there's been anything to burn out there - they are more deadly now because of people, not climate - the following is from Time: Lastly, if you think "doing right by the planet" would have the smallest impact on climate change and it makes you feel warm and fuzzy, go for it - sell your car, heat your house with warm thoughts, disconnect from the electrical grid Unless every nation we compete with implemented the same identical plan, the Green New Deal is suicide for the United States - something some folks appear ok with...I'm not. TimS
  44. 7 points
    Bullred44

    Free Parking

  45. 7 points
    I have to say she has been amusing up to now. This crap just makes me angry.
  46. 7 points
  47. 7 points
    ridenfish

    Free Parking

  48. 7 points
    ridenfish

    Free Parking

  49. 7 points
    It really doesn't matter to me which one of my rights you wish take. My rights, my money, my property. Whatever. Reach for any of them and you just crossed the line into being an adversary. You want to take my right to bear arms, you're every bit as bad as the guy that wants my money or my right to speak freely. That's not my fault, I don't want anything from you but to leave me alone.
  50. 7 points
    zybathegeek

    Free Parking

This leaderboard is set to New York/GMT-05:00