Camping and Fishing

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  1. woodsmanjohn

    woodsmanjohn Supporter Supporter Bushclass II

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    I was able to get out a few weeks back before my new job and made it up to Clear Creek campground to do a little fishing with my Dad. Here are a few pics from the trip. I used to camp at the spot below quite a lot it has a great view as well. Great area to hang a hammock.

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    Prepping some oak for the fire with the Council tool.
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    Putting some water on the boil.
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  2. woodsmanjohn

    woodsmanjohn Supporter Supporter Bushclass II

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    I took the Hidden woodsmen Dayruck with me for the short trails that are around the Clear Creek area. This is a great day pack.
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    Caught a few cats that morning.

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    I took the Gibson necker with me on this trip as well I really enjoy using this knife.
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    I took along a live trap for baitfish as well.
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  3. FIELDCRAFTLTC

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    Nice outing, and some great looking catfish you caught. Gonna make a great meal!
     
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    Hammock and tarp hang.
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    Doing a little birding from the hammock.

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    I saw quite a few Tufted Titmouse as well as Cardinals and Crows on this one, several Hawk as well as others birds quite a variety on this trip.

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    This is one of my favorite plant id books for the area I live in.

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    A try stick with the Gibson Necker.
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  5. woodsmanjohn

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    Lunch Time.

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    The spider on this tree when I was hanging my hammock was hard to see excellent camo on this guy.
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    It was a great day got the fire ready for the night and sat around for a bit. Talking to my Dad about past trips and adventures.
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    We got up the next morning and checked some lines for cats we got a few more.

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    We did pretty good on this trip and caught a good cooler full.
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  6. woodsmanjohn

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    Some plant Id from the week.

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    Wood Sorrel
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    Five Fingers, Cinquefoil
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    Looks to be Indian strawberry.
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    Some dog fennel.
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    Red Buckeye.
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    I had a great time on this trip and spent the next few days after getting ready for a trip to the GSM national park and will be posting some pics from that trip next weekend. I hope everyone is doing well and I will be checking in towards the end of the week. John
     
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  7. woodsmanjohn

    woodsmanjohn Supporter Supporter Bushclass II

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    Thanks, buddy I am glad you liked the post we cooked some of the fish yesterday they were delicious.
     
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    Great trip report, John. I really enjoy seeing your plant pictures and identifications.
     
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  9. woodsmanjohn

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    Thanks, buddy.
     
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    Looks like a great trip! Even better that you got to spend it with your dad.

    And I give up. Where's the spider?
     
  11. woodsmanjohn

    woodsmanjohn Supporter Supporter Bushclass II

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    Thank you, buddy, if you look right in the center of the tree you will see it. Perfect camo.
     
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    pellegrino Much to learn... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    It's almost invisible. Man, I totally would have missed that.
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    Good times right there Brother! Now I'm hungry for catfish!
     
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    Thanks for sharing. I really like the angle of some of the photos.
     
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    That looks like some days well spent. I’m digging the compass addition to your JG.
     
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    Nice trip, thanks for taking us along
     
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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing. :) Keep on getting out there and enjoy those fish!
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  18. woodsmanjohn

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    :dblthumb:
     
  19. woodsmanjohn

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    Thanks, Rick I had a great time. The compass is a Sun Minicomp 2.
     
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    Thanks Jonah! We had a feast yesterday hushpuppies, slaw, fries and fried squash It was delicious.
     
  21. woodsmanjohn

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    Thanks, buddy.

    You're welcome I am glad you enjoyed the post.

    Thanks, brother I am glad you like the post hopefully we will get back out there in a few weeks.
     
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    No one likes a smarty-pants know-it-all, but we will make an exception in your case because you done awesome. You covered everything. We all learned something. What a great report.
     
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    That blue-red-fish pic.... one fish two fish red fish blue fish....should be in a magazine or paying web site.
     
  24. woodsmanjohn

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    Thanks, Brad! Appreciate it, bro. I think that spider has some type of stealth function or cloaking thing going on.
     
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    Thanks buddy!
     
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    @woodsmanjohn how did the collapsible minnow trap work out for you?

    GOD Bless you and your family

    Kenneth
     
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    Nice trip!

    I got some of those minnow traps over the winter. How they workin for ya?
    Bought some of the umbrella ones too . Broke them already. :(

    Good times!:dblthumb:
     
  28. OMRebel

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    Nice trip! I am over due for some fried catfish and hush puppies...you done went and go me hawngry:4:
     
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    Love loads of what I see here. I especially enjoy seeing the variety of flowers popping up in your area. :)
     
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    very nice, thx for the plant ids.
     
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    Nice photos and report,where can I get a Gibson necker? Thanks Bill
     
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    Looks like you had a blast! Thank you for sharing this!
     
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    It works pretty well, although I did not do to good with it on that trip. It's pretty compact and lightweight.
     
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    woodsmanjohn Supporter Supporter Bushclass II

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    The one in the pic is pretty good kind of hit an miss with it though.
     
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    Had some again last weekend good eats for sure.
     
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    I was convinced there was no spider and it was all a joke on us.
     
  37. OMRebel

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    Great timing, just went out to the local Catfish Hut with the inlaws...lol
     
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    Thanks, buddy time to do a little foraging a good bit of plants are out, going to spend tomorrow outside taking a break this weekend.
     
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    :dblthumb: Awesome! can't beat some good catfish.
     
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    Thanks William you'll have to get a hold of James if you would like I can PM you his Info.
     
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    It was a great trip I also went up to the GSMNP that next week. I will try to get some pics from that trip posted sat night.
     
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    Great looking trip with a nice haul of fish. Care to elaborate on why you were eating hotdogs when you had such a nice pile of catfish right there o_O
     
  43. woodsmanjohn

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    Good question brother :dblthumb: I don't recall why.
     
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  44. notoiletpaperinthewoods

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    That is definitely time well spent. Awesome post, you did a lot out there!
     
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    Nice outing. That's a load of cats!
     
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    Really makes me miss the loved ones I've lost that I used to do this very thing with. Great memories in the making, right here. Thanks for sharing!
     
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