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About coonhunter

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  1. coonhunter

    Valentine's Day Tomorrow (Thursday)

    I got my wife a card and fancy balloon, plus 80 bucks so she can get her hair and nails done.
  2. coonhunter

    Superstar Billy Graham On Fan Attacks!

    I can remember Ken Patera taking one of them red rubber hot water bottles, and blowing it up until it exploded. I went home that night and grabbed my mom's hot water bottle and tried to blow it up. No frickin way! It absolutely amazes me to this day that there are people capable of doing such feats of strength.
  3. coonhunter

    Live From The Water 2018 Edition!

    We had a much better weekend of fishing, but damn!, it was -11 Saturday morning when we hit the ice. It's funny how fast you can drag a sled out and get set up when it is that cold. We still had a lot of lookers, but figured out to let the jig sit still, and picked up a bunch of nice perch. Yet, at the same time, we would have some that came 3 feet off the bottom and engulf the lure. Just a weird couple of weekends.
  4. coonhunter

    Live From The Water 2018 Edition!

    Nice morning! We are hoping for the same luck tomorrow. No repeat of last weekend!
  5. coonhunter

    Live From The Water 2018 Edition!

    We were in the same boat yesterday chrisw. Some great fishing early, and then nothing. It wasn't Onieda, but it was exactly the same. I couldn't believe how far off the bottom they would come without biting, over and over.
  6. coonhunter

    just a good story !

    my wife and were laughing like hell over this one.
  7. coonhunter

    Live From The Water 2018 Edition!

    Tonight's supper was fresh crappie, venison steaks, and fried potatoes and onions. Sure did eat up good.
  8. coonhunter

    Live From The Water 2018 Edition!

    I was a young, know it all on Pepacton Reservoir one early spring day. There was still ice on a lot of the water and my buddies and I were fishing minnows under bobbers and night crawlers on the bottom because the water was so cold. A woman came up near us and started throwing a Crocodile spoon, which was a go to bait there in the warmer months. I told her the water was still way too cold for the trout to chase down her spoon, and offered her some of our bait, which she politely refused. She told us, "These are trout. If they are hungry, they will chase these spoons down no problem." We chuckled and let her do her thing. An hour later, we had a few decent browns caught on the minnows, and as expected, she had nothing. Well, a couple minutes later, her real is screaming as line is peeling off with a big fish on. It ended up being a 14 lb. brown. Talk about eating some crow, but it sure was a learning experience.
  9. coonhunter

    Lost a hunting partner today

    Sorry for your loss and your family's loss.
  10. coonhunter

    Live From The Water 2018 Edition!

    Finally made it back on the ice this morning with a guy from work. It was 3 degrees out at 6:30 and I was only worried about getting my shanty up and the heater lit. I remember recommending some Clam gloves that fit nice and tight and were plenty warm. Well, let me tell you, there is a cut off somewhere between 20 and 3 degrees because my hands were froze dragging my shanty out. It was a beautiful day and 21 when we came off the ice and the gloves kept my hands nice and toasty warm. The fishing was fast for about an hour and then dropped off to drilling a bunch of holes to keep on some fish. It was a pretty decent day with a mix of nice 8-9 inch bluegills with a few nice crappies mixed in. My buddy just got an electric filet knife, so we kept a pretty big batch of fish. The knife worked perfect and the fish fry was about as fresh as you can get. The forecast looks like my weekends, and even some nights after work are set for awhile.
  11. coonhunter

    J. J. Lawhorn-- HOUNDSMAN-(Official Video).

    In my eyes, hunting is always better with a dog or two.
  12. coonhunter

    How to maintain and store your bow/xbow strings...?

    I'm not kidding a bit when I say I use plain old chapstick. I literally shoot thousands of shots a year, and have always used it with no string problems at all.
  13. coonhunter

    New Calls

    Bill is right about using your mouth and throat if you just can't use a mouth call. All you really need to do is keep him interested so he hunts just a little further for that hen. Plain clucks or soft yelps will finish the deal lots of times, or even just plain, old silence. Good luck this spring, Rob.
  14. coonhunter

    Live from Professional Bull Riders Show at MSG

    This is the one sport my wife will watch on tv. We also go to a few live events every year to see the velocity tour, where we can see some of the guys that we have seen on tv. The cities where the PBR events are held are just too much for me to deal with.
  15. coonhunter

    New Calls

    I think you guys are right about the glass calls being higher pitched and not sounding as good as a slate. But, I will say that I have worked just as many gobblers in with the glass as I have with my slate. I don't understand it because that Quaker Boy slate sounds sweet to my ears. It is a handicap if you can't work the mouth calls. It is much easier to work the tom in the last 20-30 yards when you don't have to be moving your hands. Try trimming them way down, or try one with an aluminum frame so you can bend it a little to fit better. That's what I do with the Quaker Boy mouth calls.