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Forum: Gear and Equipment 06-21-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By JOHNKIES
Designated Use Label

Most float tubes carry a designated use label stating the tube is intended for flat water use only, ie, ponds and lakes. I have read the "U" shaped tubes are much better for moving water than the...
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 06-20-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 838
Posted By JOHNKIES
Question Recognition of Disease

" .... carve out as a disorder, disability, special group, etc. is that there is the hidden agenda of wanting something from the government...."

In your view then, where does PTSD fit? There is...
Forum: Beyond Georgia 06-20-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By JOHNKIES
Lawn Lake

Not to sound like a dufus but is Lawn Lake still a lake, or a pond. After the dam blew out (1982) and flooded downtown Estes Park with about 6' of water, I did not know if they rebuilt the dam. And...
Forum: North Georgia Rivers--Trout Reports 06-20-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 40
Wow
Views: 1,513
Posted By JOHNKIES
Right Tool for the Job

The tackle question always comes down to using the right tool for the job. For example, a .22 is great for rodents, not so good for elk. Sure, you can take an elk with a .22 but it makes more sense...
Forum: Beyond Georgia 06-19-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By JOHNKIES
Lawn Lake?

Lawn Lake? That's a pretty ambitious hike but excellent fishing along the way. It is one of the areas with greenback cutts. Long drive from Lawn Lake to Basalt - going to fish along the way or? ...
Forum: North Georgia Rivers--Trout Reports 06-18-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 40
Wow
Views: 1,513
Posted By JOHNKIES
Thumbs up Mouse?

" .... massive brown taking a mouse ...."

Mouse? Really? I bet there is a raccoon or muskrat family short a member right now ...
Forum: Ask the Experts 06-18-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By JOHNKIES
Cool "in" Winder.

"in" Winder. ............ I was being a social climber they actually live in Bethlehem.
Forum: Ask the Experts 06-18-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By JOHNKIES
Question Pond Search

The weekend of June 29th we will be in the ATL area for some family time. I have a request from my 11 year old grandson to get in some fishing. They live out in the Winder area and he has fished a...
Forum: Beyond Georgia 06-18-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By JOHNKIES
Nice Photos!

Nice photos but makes me a little homesick. I think those blue flowers are Columbine, but I am actually concerned about the lack of snow on the mountains. This time of year they should be just...
Forum: Watercraft 06-16-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By JOHNKIES
Which Way?

a) Remember the best boat is the one you can borrow for a day and then return it! 8- )
b) Try both! As in see if you can borrow or rent a canoe and a kayak for about a week each and give it a...
Forum: Beyond Georgia 06-08-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By JOHNKIES
Question Where in CO?

Where do you plan to fish in CO? I don't think you mentioned it earlier.
Forum: General Information 06-07-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,285
Posted By JOHNKIES
So, So True!

This is so, so true:

" ... I think we all can spot a know-it-all blow-hard when we hear one too. ..."

I know we got a biggun' in the DC Swamp!
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 06-07-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 180
Posted By JOHNKIES
Amen Counslrman!

I would head out to Shem Creek as well and there are places on both sides of the Shem Creek bridge on Highway 17. To the upstream side of the bridge is a place that sits on the water and has a walk...
Forum: General Information 06-07-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,285
Posted By JOHNKIES
Question Question?

I have a question about " .. Because my taxes are being used to send DNR there. ...".

So if you never drive on I-20, for example, then you should not be paying any taxes used to maintain and...
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 06-06-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By JOHNKIES
Cool Who Really Cares?

I wonder what the composition of the viewing audience is? I don't know of any guys who actually watch the event because if you want to see some flesh, there are far better options.

But if I may...
Forum: General Information 06-05-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,285
Posted By JOHNKIES
Wink I Do!

I do, I know ..............

" ... I don't see why people would look down on it. ..."

They are called trout snobs and their 'issue' may be fishing only with off brand gear, or fishing only with...
Forum: Environmental Issues / Conservation 06-04-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By JOHNKIES
Downstream

As mentioned, I heard about this years ago and knew an expanded fish population would boost all wildlife but never really thought about the river itself. Wonderful how self healing nature can be if...
Forum: General Information 06-04-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,285
Posted By JOHNKIES
Thumbs up Step Back a Minute .........

Maybe step back a minute and take a look at the jewel that is Smithgall Woods State Park. The land was donated by the Smithgall family but only after they restored the land and the water from an...
Forum: Ask the Experts 06-04-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 846
Posted By JOHNKIES
Cool Urologist?

Or a urologist?

.... ..I'm a pipeliner, so the one thing I know is flow! ....
Forum: General Information 06-03-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,285
Posted By JOHNKIES
Back in the Day .....

So yes back in the day, there may have been more streams holding trout. But those streams were still very low in biomass, hence still hundreds of fish per mile where western waters, for example,...
Forum: Environmental Issues / Conservation 06-03-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By JOHNKIES
Mother Nature

I have been telling this story for several years and the research all began when the fishing got significantly better in Park rivers and no one knew why. A long time Park forester noticed something...
Forum: General Information 06-03-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,285
Posted By JOHNKIES
About Pellets ...........

If you want to have these kinds of special fisheries in Georgia (or anyplace in the SE) you will have to feed the fish. It is not so much a question of pellets, rather habitat, water chemistry,...
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 06-01-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By JOHNKIES
Cool What a Nice Cat!

What a nice kitty to bring you a gift like this! And actually those are not "voles" but "vols" as in TN Vols after the Bulldogs chew them up and spit them out! Only 75 days to college football!
Forum: Chattahoochee River 05-31-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,274
Posted By JOHNKIES
Curious

Just curious if the other lakes in GA are experiencing the high water at comparable levels? All the impoundments in NC are very high and releases going 24x7. Which really makes the people...
Forum: Beyond Georgia 05-30-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By JOHNKIES
Tahoma Lake

Heard this on our local news this last night and again this morning. This is a small private lake about five miles from the town of Marion, about 40 miles east of Asheville on I-40. Most reports...
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