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  1. I ice fish and often use a 1" red "wedgie" on a little jig. I'm not sure how you could rig something like that on a hook that would handle even a small bass, though.
  2. I took the train to New York from Albany last week (to see the PGA) and noted that the current was actually going upstream on the trip down. I think that's part of the equation for the Hudson, the eggs go back and forth, not just downstream.
  3. Probably a harbor seal. They've been around in small numbers for a long time. Its the grey seal invasion that's the problem.
  4. In the pacific northwest some huge logs (think of the redwoods and douglas firs) roll around in the surf. It can be extremely dangerous with a significant surf.
  5. I remember seeing a show with Roland Martin where he was nailing large in the Connecticut River using live herring.
  6. Here's a good link for more information on the dead whale. The calf mentioned in the headline is from a previous beaching. https://www.mdislander.com/maine-news/mother-whale-washed-ashore-on-cape-cod-tuesday-to-exhibited-with-calf
  7. If you pin the line against the spool lip with your index finger just as the lure hits the water, you can then manually close the bail and you will very rarely get knots.
  8. That comment about circle hooks reducing mortality drastically tells me that lip hooked fish do survive, and that general rule would apply to fish lip hooked with a treble too. I'd wager that fly hooked or lure hooked fish, properly revived and released, have a very low mortality rate. I know that nearly all the fish I catch (lures only) swim away vigorously, although sometimes the bigger ones (wish there were more) need a little TLC revival. Have only had a few fish in the past 3 years get the rear treble in their throat (on the inside), but none of those were actually hooked by that treble and they were successfully released without drawing blood.
  9. That's just a domestic shorthair with the classic tabby pattern. (Racing stripe down the back, a big bullseye/swirl on either side toward the back legs, and an M over the eyes are all features.) It is a strikingly good tabby, however, with vivid colors and a sharp pattern. Can't tell if the tail is short or is just angled out towards the camera.
  10. The real little ones (only six legs) called larva aren't a problem because they haven't had a blood meal yet and thus can not have been infected themselves.
  11. Sunapee trout are little. The other name for the golden rainbow is a palomino trout. They raise and stock them a lot in Pennsylvania.
  12. I have removed dozens of ticks from myself over the past 10 years, and usually get them off using a "tick twister". These were all removed within a day or so of being bitten and I never had any effects other than a mosquito bite type reaction at the bite site. Two years ago one embedded in a spot where I couldn't really get to him with the tick twister, and I ended up squeezing the thing as I finally got it out. About a week later I came down with flu like symptoms, visited the doctor, and based on the fact that 1) I had been bitten, 2) it was summer and 3) I had flu symptoms they tentatively diagnosed anaplasmosis and put me on doxycycline without doing any testing. I had a choice of a 14 day regimen which was adequate for anaplasmosis or 21 days for lyme. I went with the longer regimen to cover all bases and my fever cleared up in 2 days.
  13. Just watch how you pull it off. If you do it wrong, by grabbing the body, you have a good risk of injecting yourself with tick saliva and whatever else is in the little bastid. I was raking leaves the other day, and checked myself for ticks after I was done. A few hours later I found one crawling around on one of our indoor cats, must have come in on my clothes.
  14. Action, RUNNING DEPTH, size, color, scent