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is exciting. We have people from all over the USA on here and out of the Country. One from Italy, Several from BC. Some from the East Coast. A few from Montana. Used to be one on here from Idaho, but have not heard from him for a while. While you have some from California, Oregon, Arizona. And many points East. You get fishing stories from all these places and even some pictures of the fish they caught. One even lives in Florida, where it never gets cold or snows on you.
 

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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?
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.

I woke up to a brisk 4 deg temp on Flathead lake this morning. The weather man said we're supposed to warm some in the next few days which I translate to mean that the insulating clouds are coming back and likely bringing snow with them.
 

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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 "Silvers swat spinners and spoons on Satsop" 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.
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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.
SF
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...
 

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View attachment 129693 OMJ don't forget about Arkansas, where your sister used to live ...
... and occasionally you can fish off your roof.

-8 degrees? And probably for the next 4 months right? WOW. I know our west side rivers aren't as productive, but I'll stick with the PNW rain and typical balmy 40 degrees.
A good dog never says no to a cuddle.
 

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Fishing and Hunting news was a popular rag
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.
 
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