Fishing, and hunting reports (share yours)

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Brian77, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Thanks for that! We catch those yellows and the wipers when we are down at Bucks Pocket. The wipers get a little over a pound done here and are good fighting fish. Not as fun as the yellow though. If photobucket will load, I'll post a pic of some of them wipers....
     
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  2. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Wiper, or hybrid. Where we fish both the wipers and the yellows are invading the shallows to spawn!
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  3. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    No hunting or fishing, just hiking. Does this count? 20170722_105046~01.jpg 20170722_114053~01.jpg
     
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  4. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    South central MT? Looks like the country between Plains and Butte.
     
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  5. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012

    I know we're all pretty spread out, but regarding the bass, have any of you guys ever fished Lake Meade or Lake Powell for stripers? My dad went down with some other folks a few years ago, but now he can't remember which lake they fished, and they flat loaded up on them that trip. I'm really wanting to do that, but man, getting the time.....
     
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  6. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    "TRfromMT"

    Wow those are some great pics !!
     
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  7. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    This trip was in 2015 Just dug out the pics now. this was the first time we had used a Field knife in 3v. The BK5 was the kitchen knife.

    This hunt was planned for over a year. Since my son was under 18 at the time of applying for tags, it was less expensive for him to go along. We planned and refined and adjusted the packs and knife list for months. I will let the pics show the rest... enjoy!


    Packing... excitement is off the charts!
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    westward bound! Mountains in view !
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    Uh OH! Traffic jamb in town! This looks like home!
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    almost through
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    another one on the way to camp!
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    Now to get set up for hiking and scouting the next couple days...

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    Shot's over the ridge! Did he get one? My answer.... I saw several minutes later. Bull down! And what a bull. Sun is just coming up, working it's way down the mountain side. It is so beautiful out there. Words do not describe. What an experience for a young man. His first elk ever. The bull was headed up to the timber to get out of the sun. It was still unseasonable warm.
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    Then the work to cut it up and try to pack it out of the burn to the trail. That was brutal. No pics of cut up due to inexperience and bloody hands...
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    The tenderloins for supper!
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  8. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Wow, what an adventure and a helluva bull!
     
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  9. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    I am very grateful that is worked out for him. Yes, it was the trip of a lifetime.
     
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  10. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications.

    Mar 27, 2014
    Fantastic hunt. Looks like some great country too.
    Thanks.
     
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  11. MikeKu825

    MikeKu825 "The Enthusiast"

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    Aug 27, 2014
    An Elk hunt was something my Dad and I planned for years, but unfortunately never accomplished. Your pictures certainly bring our best intentions to life. It inspires in me a bit of melancholy, but I'm also very happy for you guys. What a great experience!
     
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  12. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I remember when you first posted that trip Brian. I think it was out in General Knife Discussion because there wasn't a CPK forum. Your boy did a great job giving his thoughts on the use of the field knife. After considering the field knife for awhile, those thoughts really gave me the final nudge to acquire one.

    Quoted lest this be lightly passed over. I feel your pain here brother.
     
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  13. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    " Brian77 "

    Wow !!! Thank you for the pics ! That's awesome , thank you for sharing !
     
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  14. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    No... Just a hiking area near Boulder, CO, about 10 miles from the house. Simple day hike here is usually rewarded with some of the best views imaginable.

    @Brian77 Where was that elk hunt. Hunt of a lifetime, by the looks of it!
     
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  15. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
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    It was near Meeker, Colorado. We are planning to hunt either Montana or New Mexico in 2018. Won't be going west this fall, sadly enough.
     
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  16. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    That's a state that I'm largely unfamiliar with, except by pictures and stories. It looks like wonderful country. Thank you for sharing it.
     
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  17. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    You may not have picked a bad year to skip out here Brian. I don't know if New Mexico and Montana got hit like we did, but it was bad out here this winter. Here's some shots of what it was like....

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  18. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    Wow that's really to bad. I hate to see animals suffer.

    Sorry to see that.
     
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  19. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    That's mother nature for you. Once in a blue moon, she will throw a curve ball in the form of extreme weather of some sort. Even some animals get blind-sided by the sudden weather change. I sure wish we had snow here right now, it's hotter than hell here!
     
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  20. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Me too, hate seeing animals suffer
    Sorry to see it was that bad.
     
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