Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Poly 80 project update

The project is coming along nicely was gonna build it over winter but couldn't help myself once I got some parts.

My 2014 CBKA tournament rehash

          Spent the last weekend camped out at Camp Wright on Kent Island Md for the CBKA charity tournament benefiting Make a Wish Foundation and the Mid Atlantic Chapter of the CCA. woke up friday and knock out my honey do list, weed eating and such then got my gear together and my fishing partner picked me up around 12. We made a grocery store stop for some ingredients for my contribution to the evenings potluck and some drinks then hit anglers on 50 for some bait in case our plan to troll and jig didn't work out. We made it to camp around 2pm sent up our tent then headed back to town for lunch. We stumbled into Lukes grill the first place we found and were rewarded with excellent buffalo shrimp and a slamming ahi tuna steak sub with wasabi sauce. After lunch we poppoed back over to camp signed in finished setting up our bunks and rigging our rods before the 6 pm captains meeting. At the captains meeting we got our rules briefing and a few words from Chesapeake Bay Light Tackle   author Shawn Kimbro and Tony Friedrich from the CCA. Then a quick glance on fellow kayaker Mustfa preparing masgouf bluefish and back to the tent for my own venison cheese dip. Finished the dip and went to the pot luck dinner feast. There were steamed craps smoked wings and bacon wrapped stuffed jalepenos just to name a few. Enjoyed meeting new people and catching up with others I have met hell I was almost social for a change.
           I stayed up a little late and partook in too many  waters ( no alcohol allowed ) and when morning came it was a little foggy start. We managed to get to the water after sunup and after launching my buddy notices bait fish breaking everywhere just off the launch. All anglers launching after us high tailed it to the bridge passing by but we decided to troll around the launch and my partner was immediatley rewarded with a 14 inch striper. We each had 2 more knock downs with no hook ups then decided to troll the contour to the bridge. This was a futile adventure we jigged the bridge the sewer pipe trolled and bottom fished for the next 3 hour with not a bite. After a lunch on the beach the tide began to move out and we decided to ride it back toward camp and troll on our way. About halfway back I get my first fish a 14 inch fiesty bluefish who inhaled my 4 inch Bust Em Baits white paddle tail. Once passed camp and pass the Matapeake pier we found abundant bait fish breaking on top, we trolled through I hooked up a small 12 inch striper and partner got his first blue we began to cast to the pods and spent a good hour hooking small blues at will. It was time for check in and the rain began to fall so we packed it in. The drag up the hill at camp was a killer it had been 5 weeks since I paddled and my pack wasn't quite ready for the excursion.
           We packed up camp in the rain and headed for a well deserved shower Knowing that our fish would not win the day we settled on showers and dry clothes. I don't remember all the winning fish but if you interested you can find them at the Chesapeake Bay Kayak Anglers website. I do know a 14 year old angler caught 2 md citation white perch something I have been chasing all year and its nice to see youngens getting out and fish. A great tournament for a great cause and a hell of a lot of fun.
trolled up this blue

my only striper

snagged this little fellow
measuring them up

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

BIG THINGS-small spaces

Alright get your mind out the gutter I spent the morning putting a clutch slave cylinder on my 92 Honda Accord. I figured I could get up at 6 put it on and be to work by 9. Just 3 bolts right what could go wrong. Well lets see 21 years of corrosion and big hands, I had to pull the radiator and various hoses off just to get to the bolts so by the time I get it back together and get to work its 2pm. Gonna be a long night but shes shifting pretty again yeah me!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

BACK!!! on track

       Getting back on track. Back is finally starting to come around, life finally gave me a break and things are falling back into place. As long as I don't push it I should be fine. The older I get the longer it takes to heal up.Having trouble keeping still because its beautiful out the fish are biting, bow seasons a week away and the garden looks like hell. If I wasn't blessed with great neighbors my grass would be 2 feet high. However I gonna stay on the porch drink a beer and take in the scenery. Y'all keep Living The Dream...

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Im running low on beer money (vulgar rant)

This has been a week worth forgetting back went out last Sunday no big deal 3 to 4 days and ill be back in action so I skip work Monday get my man Benny to cover for me. I'm feeling better so I go in Tuesday to get paperwork done then leave a little early. Tuesday night I get a call from work water pipe is busted. I drag my ass in there shut it down, fine the leak and leave it for the next day since my is back starting to come around. Wake up Wednesday morning and can't move fuck!!!! now what. I leave it to Benny and stay home. I get up Thursday still feeling like shit and head to work got a couple of meetings and have to sign up for health benefits, then head for home. On my way home front tire goes flat, I pull in gas station use my last 4 quarters to get air and realize I'm almost on E, yeah! me.So put gas in and have to hit the atm machine to get cash to get change for air. Then the asshat behind the counter wants to give me shit for changing a fucking twenty. So I get air and get the fuck home before I beat someone. Friday I wake up feeling somewhat better and take the ole wife to Mr Tire to put some new tread on her suv since we blew one out on 95 coming back from down south. I had a appointment for 2pm and these fuckers take 3 hours to put on four tires then chip the wife's  rims all to hell. I let her talk to them so I don't blow a gasket and beat someone with my cane. She argues with the manager and get corporate involved, now they are saying we have no proof and it was old damage but because of our blow out I got pictures we will see how this ends. Friday night I call some friends over we take my tire off and then get drunk because beer. I get online that night and reserve a 24' truck from budget with a lift gate for a job Saturday, it was scheduled for pick up in Glen Burnie. That morning I get a call saying they don't have the truck in GB I need to go to the 25th street in Baltimore to pick one up. So I get the wife to run me up to the hood to get a truck and when I go in Guy  tells me he doesn't have one there that its in GB. Now back to GB I finally get the truck 2 hours later while I have 3 guys on the clock just waiting for a truck. I will commend myself at this point I am just laughing cause there is shit a lot more important in this world, but really. The job goes well, if late and I drag my hurting ass back home to some pain killers and ibuprofin. This morning I grab the bad tire and get the wife to take me to work figuring I would fix my tire here. I start up the compressor and it locks up tight no air, no fixed tire and my back is still fucked up. Can a mother fucker catch a break or what. This week has got to get better I'm running low on beer money.