Come on back to the caboose and get a cup of coffee [or sweet ice tea] Part I

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by Chief Eagles, Oct 2, 2005.

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  1. pennman

    pennman Member

    Hey Gus, thats not fair there is some great fishing off los fresnos and south padre. I know pretty much right where your at down there spent sometime workingin that area.

    Chief, miss fishing down innthe Carolinas, getting another chance here soon my son inlaw is getting stationed over at Bragg in a few months.

    If this weather keeps going the way itis I'm going to have to break the boat outsoon and hit the Cumberland and getsomefishing done myself.

    Yallhave fun,
  2. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    Hi all!

    Little cooler here today. I'm on standby for vehicle recovery. That time of the year when people will start putting em through the ice again. I don't dive under the ice, just help out on the ice. Maybe I should take a fishing pole with me..LOL.

    I haven't been near salt water....well the last time was 1971.

    Can't wait for the ice to melt and be able to start fishing again!

    Have a great day everyone.

  3. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Hey Rick...So who caught who..?? That's some monster fish...!!
  4. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Morning Guys, Where is everybody? Just because the chief is up in Boise getting his buns froozen, no reason to not check in. :wave:

    Anybody else getting any snow? Been snowing since about 7:00 but not making a lot of headway. Less than an unch on the grass, none on the roads yet. Supposed to get 3-6 inches.

    Can't do much train work with the hand still in a splint. Hope it comes off next week.

    Please excuse the typos, not easy with one hand. :D

    Sounds like you fishermen are getting reved up for spring, haven't fished for a while. When I was young I was on the Susquehanna every weekend it wasn't iced up. Thought I would start again when I retired but just never could get into it again. Guess I'm just fished out.

    Take care,
  5. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Rick, That looks like more than 20 pounds? What kind of cat is it, we used to catch mosly channel cats in the Susquehanna, but yours is to brown for that.
  6. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Hi guys...Not much in the train going on right now...Hope to get some bench work started over the weekend.

    Tony, where abouts were you staying down here..?? What were you up to..? Bay fishing has dropped off over the last few years, some say it's being overfished, so they're looking into tightening up the release sizes some. We'll see. Now that the sun is out, (80's today), time to get the fishing tackle out...!!
  7. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    Hi all, took my grandson to preschool this morning. The wife and I visit her parents on Friday mornings while the little guys is in school. On the way into town grandma told him to tell her what he saw outside the car window....."nothing but flipping snow" was his reply......daddy is getting talked to when he gets home from work!

    Gus our scale read 22LBS on it. It's a Mud Cat.

    Have a great day all!

  8. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    lol crazy slush all over everything here in NJ. getting home off the bus was bad, becaus teh combination of the wind, and my heavy bookbag was causing me to slip and slide all over the place. it was also disheartening to see a good many crushed cars on tow trucks. Hope everyone stays safe!
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    WEeeeeeeeeeeOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! It's Icy in PA too!!! I put my car into the shop and they're keeping it overnight - since the roads are so bad :( :( Gota go out tomorrow and retrieve it :(

    C-C-C-C-old again too :(
  10. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    yeah, its still tinkling off the windows. its a shame it didn't stop school, lol.
  11. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Oldtanker I know that was a retorical question but for some of us who might not know, a red fish is known on the gulf coast as a red fish and the mid altlantic areacas a drum or a red drum. It is a bottom feeder and lurks in sloughs for the current to bring the bait (feed) to it.

    Juveniles live in estuaries untill about the age of 4 then swim out to the surf.
    Big drum can grow as large as 100 pounds. The Florida state record is about 43 lbs.

    They can usualy grow to about 50 pounds although I haveI have not seen 80 to a 100 pounders.

    I am not sure what the current VA & NC state records are but I bet the Chief knows.

    Pic from the Tradewinds Tackle Shop page, Okracoke Island, NC Looks like the kid got it this week.


    Oldtanker that is a whale of a cat, did to pull he out of a hole or use tackle?sign1
  12. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    Remind me to shoot some ground hog in Punxsutawney. I just got back from my parents house and we have crossed the 8-inch mark and it is still coming down. My parents aren’t doing so well, mum has blockage in her neck and dads heart valve has some problems. At 75 and 78 I’m not sure what they are going to do. Mum had a stroke last March and I doubt she could take any surgery. Dad just had his valve replaced 14 months ago.

    I was going to start wiring my new buildings but I’m not much in the mood tonight. It is hard when your parents get older.

    [FONT=&quot]In any event I’m tired of seeing all this snow and I’m cranky.[/FONT]
  13. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Toronto area started to get a bit of snow in the evening rush hour. I have to go out the far side of the city tomorrow so we can talk to my father about his taxes -- me, my sister and the accountant.
  14. pennman

    pennman Member

    Gus, use to work for RED RiverService,your trash people.That andand went to school at Ft Sam houston and Ft Hood. Use to travel donw that way quit often.

    Went tothe Cumber land the other day, was checking out my fav fishing holes.I have to get a line in the water soon or I'm going to bust..haha

    I'm not sure what happened to the weather but it didnt break out of the low 50's today. burrr..

    Was at the new job today checking things out,not happy about how things run at this new shop going to have tomake some changes once things get rolling to make it profitableand run right. going tobe rough the first few months.

    Yall have fun,
  15. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    ok its sat morning, was 50 and 60 degrees all week, even hit 70 one day, so we all planed a road trip on the motorcycles today, i get up look out the door and its flippin snowing!,...

    it had to wait till the weekend?
  16. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Good Morning,

    Happy St. Patrick's Day.

    We got a nice? snow here as well. I guess we never learn. Front page of the morning paper has a picture of a car on its roof, seems an 85 year old guy who lives in a retirement center was out driving around in the snow storm. wall1 :cry:

    For those living in the SUNNY SOUTH, here is what it looked like about half way through the snow storm.





    Take care,
  17. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning from warm and sunny Bosie ID. Having fun. All you Yanks in the Nawth enjoy your snow. Anyone in the Bosie area, com by Cabela's and look me up in the Marine Dept.. I am the Pro Mariner Repo. witht eh boat battery chargers. Later
  18. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    well we got know where near that much, most did not even stick, and has stopped snowing, but i was all ready to get the bike out today. darn the luck.

  19. myltlpny

    myltlpny Member

    Snow looks so beautiful just as it falls. It's the days and weeks afterward I don't miss.
  20. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    Gil, took that on a cat rod with 20# test line and a steel leader. Took about 45 mins to land while fighting it against the current. It was fun! We do a family (guys only) cat fishing trip to the Red River by the town of Drayton ND every summer. I landed that one about 15 mins after my nephew Tommy landed a 19.5# and his brother TJ landed a 17# almost at the same time. What started as a weekend fishing trip lasted from Friday evening until 9 am Saturday because we were at our limit. There was 11 of us. Most productive trip yet!

    I'm about ready to shoot a ground hog or 2 myself. Took my grandson to preschool yesterday morning. The wife ask him what he saw out the window of the car expecting the normal of a story about a monster or dragon chasing the car.....he said "grandma all I see is flipping snow!"

    Taking it easy again today, just adding the detail parts to a Kato SD45.

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