Fishing, and hunting reports (share yours)

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

  1. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    It's definitely the thin air you notice most. The climb itself was pretty mild, a little rock scramble approaching Class 2, here and there, but nothing terribly challenging. But your heart is pounding in your ears pretty much the whole time.

    What is amazing/infuriating/awesome/disgusting is to see the "I'm training for the Pikes Peak Marathon" crowd. These studs (and studettes!) literally scamper up this with nothing but a few ounces of water. Full-on beast mode!
     
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  2. MikeKu825

    MikeKu825 "The Enthusiast"

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    Aug 27, 2014
    Oh..lee..sheeeit.. my soul hurts looking at that. I feel like a moth looking at a picture of a forest fire..
     
  3. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    ^^^right?!
     
  4. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    Those Pikes Peakers are friggin nuts!
    Every time I went up there, I had a headache for the rest of the day.
    I did set my best downhill mountain bike speed of 42mph on it though because it had better straights than Vail or Breckinridge.
     
  5. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    That is great. wow. Love those views. they bring peace to the soul.
     
  6. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Back to page one!

    While I'd like to think it's my fishing prowess that has the trout biting, it's most likely the strange celestial happenings....

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    Not much game moving, but it was still nice to do some scouting.

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    A lonely turkey vulture, regretful that it's still preseason.

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  7. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    Thanks for those. Thats inspiring. specially the trout pics. i have never caught ones like that. It's on my bucket list. The boys are n Kellogg Idaho today and Trout Creek MT tonight.
     
  8. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    No stopping in Wallace!
    (Old joke from the days when prostitution was legal...)
     
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  9. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Hahahaha! A man that knows the country :D

    Sweet! Hope they had a good trip over the pass. There's some good fishing where they're at all along the Clark Fork.
     
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  10. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Hey everyone,

    I don’t post much.. mostly read everything around here.

    I guess it’s appropriate I post this in your thread, @Brian77 ! Went camping/fishing in the High Sierras a couple of weeks ago. Was AMAZING up there! And got lucky with the trout – caught limits both days I was fishing there. I was with friends, so together we did pretty well.

    Now, I had two knives with me (well, I had a third, but it’s not part of this story J) that I used to clean/prep the fish for dinner and other camp chores: my user CPK FK and Brian’s Field Knife in CPM 154! I have to tell you, both did an amazing job and they were a pleasure to use! I’ve been using the CPK FK for quite a bit, so no surprises – my buddy was using it to clean some of the fish and his was saying wow-wow every 20 sec LOL. I was using the HawCreekBlades (Brian’s) FK - it was sharp (great edge, Brian) and remained that way after two days of fish cleaning, food prep, some whittling for the fire, etc. Again, thanks a lot for the knife, Brian!

    All in all, it was great fun and want to thank both CPK (Nate, Jo, Lorien and Mark) and Brian for all the great tools they make for us!

    I’ll leave you with a few pics – not the greatest quality, they're phone pics, I rather carry a second knife than my decent camera :D!

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    Cheers,
    C.
     
  11. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    Again I am jealous of the fishing reports! @CataD Thank you for this mention. I am grateful and humbled.

    Cleaning fish or animals with a quality blade is a pleasure. And having a friend along that has never used one, and that keeps commenting about the edge, is double the fun!

    Love the pictures.
     
  12. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Very cool @CataD! I had forgotten it was you that bought that one of Brian's. It sure looked like a great all-around blade!

    Nice fish, too man. I love seeing these reports from around the country. Thanks for sharing that, and I am in full agreement on:


    :D :thumbsup:
     
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  13. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Thanks HK! Yeah, I got it not too long ago and I'm glad I finally had a chance to use it a bit :) It is a great all-around blade, that's for sure!

    Glad you like the pics, @Brian77 , was great fun!

    Cheers,
    C.
    p.s Thanks everyone that liked the pics :)
     
  14. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    We went fishing the last 2 days in NC. Oregon Inlet. It was rough yesterday leftover from Hurricane Irma. Bit we did pretty good.

    Today we had great weather, and much nicer seas. The fishing turned out to be xcellent. We limited out by 9 on Mahi Mahi, and then got into Tuna at 10. Then at 1 we caught a 6.5 foot long White Marlin. Was quite a day.
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  15. MikeKu825

    MikeKu825 "The Enthusiast"

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    Aug 27, 2014
    I haven't been deep sea fishing in over 10 .. ugh..actually 15 years. Looks like it's as fun as I remember!
     
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  16. UffDa

    UffDa Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    I went to Safeway and bought some salmon. Does that count?

    :p
     
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  17. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    So I'm completely ignorant of the tuna species. Are those albacore? <--probably demonstrating my ignorance there with the guess :D
     
  18. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    They are Yellow fin Tuna.
     
  19. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Cool, thank you :thumbsup:
     
  20. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Nice catch ... looks like you had a great day on the water ... :thumbsup:

    I've got my last fishing trip this weekend just a near by lake for walleye ... before I switch gears to hunting ... and some new blades to put to work.
     
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