Comic relief

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Comic relief

Postby Aux Pleins » Mar Mon 01, 2021 10:33 am

Feel free to add a caption to this photo of me falling off the kayak into the drink.

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Re: Comic relief

Postby Rambler » Mar Mon 01, 2021 2:37 pm

How about, "Aw snap - I knew I should have worn my water wings!"
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Re: Comic relief

Postby joetrain » Mar Mon 01, 2021 3:37 pm

I got nothing.
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Re: Comic relief

Postby Grain » Mar Mon 01, 2021 4:35 pm

Parents, keep your children away from Gowe park slides!
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Re: Comic relief

Postby urbanHog312 » Mar Mon 01, 2021 5:48 pm

lol ive been wondering how you managed to snap that on camera
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Re: Comic relief

Postby tacklebox » Mar Mon 01, 2021 7:06 pm

Best way i know to spoil a fishing trip!
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Re: Comic relief

Postby Busse Jim » Mar Mon 01, 2021 7:14 pm

Pike payback! He never saw it coming.
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You had to fall in at least a couple times before, off cam :)
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Re: Comic relief

Postby Aux Pleins » Mar Mon 01, 2021 7:44 pm

So here's what happened. If anyone has ever kayaked in the winter you know kayaks slide like greased lightning over snow. Like saucer sled landspeed record fast. So I figured what the heck, I'll slide down the launch into the river and ill get the whole thing on film. Needless to say I didn't stick the landing.
And the river actually tastes better in the winter I noticed.
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Re: Comic relief

Postby jmdog2003 » Mar Mon 01, 2021 9:53 pm

Lol that felt good I bet. Although I've never tasted the DPR, I'd be lying if I said I've never filled my waders with barely above freezing river water.
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Re: Comic relief

Postby BrookeT » Mar Mon 01, 2021 10:19 pm

That sucks!
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Re: Comic relief

Postby Lip_Yanker » Mar Tue 02, 2021 3:58 pm

Kayak polar plunge! I've never found any river water to taste good, no matter the time of year.
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Re: Comic relief

Postby Islandfisher » Mar Tue 02, 2021 4:15 pm

Way to capture your near catastrophe! Geo rode down the bank in his latest kayak video. Luckily he was able to put on the brakes before going in the drink. Might have to invest in one of the sled dog brakes to throw behind your yak next time :P
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Re: Comic relief

Postby polishfly » Mar Tue 02, 2021 4:51 pm

......lets see the video!!!

annnnd did you still fish?!
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Re: Comic relief

Postby Aux Pleins » Mar Tue 02, 2021 7:41 pm

polishfly wrote:......lets see the video!!!

annnnd did you still fish?!


Yes, I was pretty dry minus a wet sleeve that was submerged. Waders and water repellent vest.
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Re: Comic relief

Postby BrookeT » Mar Tue 02, 2021 9:01 pm

How was the fishing? Any takers?
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Re: Comic relief

Postby Aux Pleins » Mar Wed 03, 2021 4:45 am

I've been getting a 1 or 2 here and there. The river is being trashed right now by the melt. Select areas that produce in high water conditions will be the only option for sometime.

Been having luck with musky baits mostly. Idk, maybe I just like throwing them.

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Re: Comic relief

Postby DPMike » Mar Wed 03, 2021 8:04 pm

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Re: Comic relief

Postby mike son » Mar Wed 03, 2021 9:31 pm

Haha dammnnnnn. Nice fish though!
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Re: Comic relief

Postby badger75 » Mar Mon 08, 2021 1:18 pm

… and did you still fish? …. Yes

Sign of a Very Dedicated fisherman.

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Re: Comic relief

Postby Peter Piper » Mar Mon 08, 2021 8:49 pm

Great pics. I’m gonna try to get it goin. You got in quick and well. Ice just cleared this past week up here.
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Re: Comic relief

Postby cyanatic » Mar Wed 10, 2021 6:27 pm

Aux Pleins wrote:I've been getting a 1 or 2 here and there. The river is being trashed right now by the melt. Select areas that produce in high water conditions will be the only option for sometime.

Been having luck with musky baits mostly. Idk, maybe I just like throwing them.

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:lol: Nice fish! That's a heck of a lot better than I've been doing lately. I haven't been fishing the DPR long enough to have any spots that produce during high water. But high and fast is exactly what it's been the last week or so. The laydowns and rip rap at some of the spots I fish are completely submerged. I was fishing the DPR on Saturday for about an hour but got nothing. Out of desperation I even took a walk over to the North Branch yesterday evening just to see what that was like. Not as bad as the DPR, but very high for the NB without being flooded. Rain is forecast for tonight, and then I think we go back into the 40's for a while, but I'm sure hoping Spring comes early this year, the snow all melts, and the levels go down.
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