Looks like Old Man is back on his meds.
I like Swimmy's post too.Jim, you're right. Nice post. Way better than Swimmy.
That's the OMJ we knowIs this all the bull shit I'm going to get. My old woman doesn't remember how to snuggle anymore. I have to cuddle up with a dog anymore. I thought I would get some intelligent remarks. So much for even thinking on here.
Only you knew where the fish were at. You didn't need a magazine or the internet to tell you. You had "Fishing and Hunting News", But the info on there was always a week off. But it had some good recipes in it. I did one for Pheasants. I went to S.Dakota with a buddy and we brought back many birds which I roasted up.Hey OMJ. Can you remember the bad old days before the interwebs, when we had to rely on "fishing magazines" that only came out once a month? Or worse, like only once every two months?
Wow. I've not thought about that magazine in ages. Fur, Fish and Game. I remember that sitting right next to the Outdoor Life in the barber shop as well. For all I know, they may still be sitting there. Sadly, I've not needed a barber for several years now.Although it didn't particularly highlight the Northwest, my favorite outdoor magazine back in the day was "Fur, Fish, and Game." The neighborhood barber shop always had a copy - helped a kid with coping when Mom sent me over for a haircut. Looks like right close to -8 in your neck of the woods this morning, Jim - better cuddle close with that dog . . . 16 here & the coldest day so far; may get into single digits before this is all over. So much for a milder but wetter winter this year, although the wetter part looks like it will happen. Stay warm.
The duck hunting spots were funny too. I remember they used a map from god knows when that had x's on where to set up for one artical. This spot was a mud flat delta off a river mouth. It was so different from the article map it was comical... basically take the old map and add about a half a mile delta to it...Fishing and Hunting news was a popular rag on the Westside.
More like Fishing and Lying News.
They'd show summer steelhead in the December issue and winter steelhead in the July issue.
The article titles always cracked me up....like "Satsop silvers swat steel" or "Kokanee clobber corn on Conconully".
Lots of days driving to blown out rivers pre Internet, but the journey and exploring new places were just as much fun regardless of the fishing.
... and occasionally you can fish off your roof.View attachment 129693 OMJ don't forget about Arkansas, where your sister used to live ...
This one was the undisputed champion of hot-spotting. Whether it be fishing or hunting, that rag always seemed to mention where I had been realizing banner outings. I was positive they had tagged me with a tracking device. There was also an outdoor reporter for the Tri City Herald who was legitimately despised by many hardcore outdoors types. He swarmed-down on me right after I released a dandy buck Steelhead on the Columbia one day, fairly demanding to see the pattern I was using so successfully. He finally scurried-away when my repeated & increasingly more emphatic "No ways" culminated in my final edict: "How 'bout I throw it in the water & then throw you in after it; maybe you can catch a glimpse of it that way. Get the hell away from me!" His retirement was cause for celebration.Fishing and Hunting news was a popular rag