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2021/04/18 18:24:02 (permalink)

Arthur 21

Let's kick it off. Whose been and what are you catching? Remember to keep an eye out for the elusive sasquatch in the Alumacraft!
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/19 07:25:48 (permalink)
I’ve been out 4-5 times since ice off. No banner days. Some more okay than others. Not exactly what I was hoping for, but my boat motors, trailer lights and all else works. So I have had worse spring seasons. Hopefully that banner day to come.
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/19 08:18:17 (permalink)
Ya same here. Nothing to write home about, but no skunkings either. 3 things have had an effect on the fishing for sure. Weather patterns, weather patterns and weather patterns.
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/19 08:36:52 (permalink)
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Ya same here. Nothing to write home about, but no skunkings either. 3 things have had an effect on the fishing for sure. Weather patterns, weather patterns and weather patterns.

Mother Nature isn't done with you J.  Mid week is going to throw another wrench into things.
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/19 21:51:42 (permalink)
I hope you and the weatherman are correct. We need rain.
 
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/19 23:39:06 (permalink)
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I hope you and the weatherman are correct. We need rain.
 
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Unfortunately it might be snow... I’m all for a good 60-65 degree rain or few. Not sure how much it will mess with the fish, but not looking forward to it. Just like Covid, these cold spells need to just go away!
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/22 08:41:16 (permalink)
I just got my new trailer last weekend, I'll probably be heading up to Arthur next month for my seasonal skunking.  

14' Sea Nymph 'Fishing Machine'
21' Starcraft 'Mariner' 
 
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/23 08:41:41 (permalink)
Freeze warning today, close to 90 on Tuesday...  Not sure how the fish in this area are even surviving the swings in temps.  Luckily the water temps take a lot longer to change.  I'm not even sure what patterns I'd try first if I went out in the next few days.  
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/23 09:40:11 (permalink)
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Freeze warning today, close to 90 on Tuesday...  Not sure how the fish in this area are even surviving the swings in temps.  Luckily the water temps take a lot longer to change.  I'm not even sure what patterns I'd try first if I went out in the next few days.  





Kitchen sink approach...starting with live bait...
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/23 10:04:57 (permalink)
I'd wait till early next week. Try the usual area. Boat or shore? I might be able to shake loose one day. Lemmie knw....
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/23 10:41:23 (permalink)
I hear you on the kitchen sink approach.  I hate using live bait, unless I know that I have to.  Usually in the spring, plastics work, but not so much this spring...  
 
Of course, the only day that I can get out is tomorrow.  Kids activities are somehow early morning only and not smack in the middle of a weekend day for once.  I probably should be working on my pool deck, but lumber prices have me thinking to wait.  I am hearing mixed info.  Prices could drop in a month or so, or they can stay this way forever...  Probably going to have to bite the bullet and just suck up the additional $300-$400 in costs.  It is at least a convenient excuse to go fishing!  
 
I'm at a bunch of clients next week, so if I do get out during the week, it will be going after meetings.  Meetings can be 2 hours or could be 7 hours.  Really depends on what comes up on sites, how many people and how intricate they want to be.  So can't really 
 
 
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/23 11:04:42 (permalink)
Bite the bullet and get composite. Our deck looks like the day they built it. We had a huge one attached to the old house that was wood. I think I stained it 4 times in 12 years. That Treks is one and done...
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/23 11:28:48 (permalink)
It is going to be composite to match our main deck.  It is $300-$400 difference on the framing lumber alone.  Pine has skyrocketed in price.
 
Trex hasn't changed much in price.  Although, that may end up changing soon if more people start switching to it.  I probably should get my Trex now, just in case it does.
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/23 12:51:57 (permalink)
Next time your com'upere, you'll havta to swing by and check it out.
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/24 19:36:15 (permalink)
Struck out today. Got on the lake around 11. Water temp around 55. Fished a few of my favorite spots around the lake. Couldn't buy a bite but I figured it was a long shot with the high pressure system setting in. May have had better luck with bait. Talked to a few other guys on the water and all reported pretty much the same.

Going back tomorrow AM so may take some bait to dust off the skunk. Dusted off the boat though and it's always good to get out on the water. Anybody else having any luck?
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/24 21:15:45 (permalink)
Report that Pymie was a bust today also. 51° .
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/25 18:30:17 (permalink)
Northeast Ohio Crappie Tournament today on Arthur...20 teams...8 fish...1st place 10.34 lbs...big fish 2.25 lbs...most teams caught 8 fish bags...fish caught anywhere from 5ft to 12ft...minnows and plastic...was a good day fishing
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/26 02:36:17 (permalink)
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It is going to be composite to match our main deck.  It is $300-$400 difference on the framing lumber alone.  Pine has skyrocketed in price.
 
Trex hasn't changed much in price.  Although, that may end up changing soon if more people start switching to it.  I probably should get my Trex now, just in case it does.



Trex eh? Sheesh. You guys bitcoin billionaires or something?
I got a quote i think 4 years back, 24x12 deck on the back side of the house. Was well over 12k. Trex is nice, just couldn't justify the price. 

I'm gonna pull my boat out of storage shortly, looking to go waste time and gas, will likely hit the Dead Sea. With how bad my last season was, I might just sit under the 422 bridge with chicken liver for 12 hours. 
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/26 07:33:44 (permalink)
The original deck on my house was pine professionally built. I was too cheap to do composite then. Last year, I went to replace 2-3 decking boards and ended up finding rot on over half the decking boards as well as half of the joists. If you have a dog, be sure to go through each board seem and make sure it is clear of hair and other debris or water will puddle and rot your boards/joists... After having to do that and having to power wash and stain every 3-4 years, the cost of composite is well worth it. Especially doing the work yourself. I replaced half of my joists and all of my deck boards on my main deck last year. I made sure to put joist tape down too.

This deck that I am building is under 4’ high, so framing on my own is an option. After replacing half of my frame last year, I saw that it wasn’t all that complex. YouTube has thousands of videos to help. My neighbor hired a contractor to frame his and he did the decking since his was higher. He said it was about the same price of paying them to use pine. Installing the decking alone isn’t too hard. Tedious, but not too hard. If you picture frame, you add a bunch of steps, but looks nicer IMO.
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/26 09:56:15 (permalink)
Pretty much what Tim said☝☝. Zero maintenance, zero upkeep. We have a hot water faucet outside, so even washing it once a year is pretty painless. With the price of lumber being what it is, I'd guess that the difference is smaller than when we built in '16. I learned that upfront money always outweighs anything spent on the backend. After the build, there were almost 2 dozen 16footers left. I've built a couple raised bed gardens, I used them for border around the big garden and we also used them to replace the bunks on a boat trailer. I think I still have a few left out back. My point is, if you have the money to spend, it's well worth the expense.
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/26 13:22:51 (permalink)
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After the build, there were almost 2 dozen 16footers left. I've built a couple raised bed gardens, I used them for border around the big garden and we also used them to replace the bunks on a boat trailer. I think I still have a few left out back. My point is, if you have the money to spend, it's well worth the expense.



Good to have a few extra, but 2 dozen 16 footers left over is enough to build another deck of 12 x 16 foot. 
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/26 14:24:58 (permalink)
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After the build, there were almost 2 dozen 16footers left. I've built a couple raised bed gardens, I used them for border around the big garden and we also used them to replace the bunks on a boat trailer. I think I still have a few left out back. My point is, if you have the money to spend, it's well worth the expense.



Good to have a few extra, but 2 dozen 16 footers left over is enough to build another deck of 12 x 16 foot. 


I was thinking the same on 2 dozen.  I had one extra 16 footer last year that I am using this year.  I didn't want to rip something that long, so I adjusted my spacing and it worked.  Was kind of a pain in the rear, we had to pull up and redo about 20 boards...
 
I have drafted out 3 options for my add on deck, with pull lists for each, down to the amounts of screws/nails/hurricane straps.  Kind of a PIA to follow code.  Way too many variables for overhang on beam separation.  I did my best to limit posts too.  We dug the post holes by hand a couple weeks ago.  36" deep.  About 24" deep was rock, sitting on top of 6" of clay.  That 6" of clay made the rocks seem like nothing.  I'm waiting for the school to call and ask where my son learned so many swear words. 
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/26 14:36:14 (permalink)
There was a little problem with the build. Its a long story but the short of it is... Our foundation wall cracked and they had to basically rip the built deck off and start over after they fixed the block issue. It was kinda a nightmare but it all worked out in the end. Truss me.. 😉😆
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/26 15:52:40 (permalink)
I had thought about replacing my boat floor with composite, but had read not to.  I think the weight was a good bit more than 3/4" marine ply and I think my stringers were over 16" oc.  Also dropping bait, hooks, fish blood and other stuff that would end in my hull...  That ply was expensive then, can't imagine it now.  I encapsulated in 2 part epoxy, so it would have been less expensive for composite.  That stuff is great idea for trailer bunk replacement.  
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/26 18:53:07 (permalink)
I'll just come get your left overs then you boomer.
 
My deck was built in 2017 so, it's due for a Pressure Worsh this year, my bro in law builds decks for work, so when i had mine built i ended up with a great deal. 
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/26 20:17:39 (permalink)
 Going to "maybe" try and fish Arthur before Friday for a few hours. Bite should be decent.
 
 Got a pile ov that stuff out back that needs to go. Can't get zero turn in there with a F-150, 17' Star Craft and Bass Tracker surrounding the pile.   I'll message my oldest son if he wants it for raised beds or somethin'. Have to replace 10' of header board attached to house for deck. Have materials sitting next to it for the last two months  Made the mistake ov using all oak when I was young and dumb so last piece ov it will be gone.
 
 Be nice to be young and dumb again though. Hope the fish are biting.
 
 Just remembered 35 anniversary today  
 
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/26 20:45:21 (permalink)
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 Just remembered 35 anniversary today  
 
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Congrats Chris!  
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/04/26 23:13:55 (permalink)
 Thanks Tim.
 
 Can't believe the cheap bobber light sticks I bought online probably 5-6 years ago still work. Good thing because have over 30 packets left.  Half the times when bought from local sporting good stores they didn't work off the shelf and not cheap for what they are. Maybe get out tomorrow night or Wednesday morning early. Old lady is leaving me alone for a few days and heading to Connie Lake in the morning 
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/05/16 20:43:06 (permalink)
Took the 'toon out on a shake down run. Brand new pump for livewell non functional. Probably a fuse. Mostly Crappie fished ended up with 1 Bruiser of a Crappie and some Bull Bluegills and one perch. I love the smell of Honeysucle around the lake. Lots of Dogwoods blooming too. Not much bait/ Striper activity which I expected due to the cold north wind.


You should have been here yesterday.............. Streams are made for the wise man to contemplate and fools to pass by [Sir Izaak Walton]
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Re: Arthur 21 2021/05/16 23:19:31 (permalink)
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Took the 'toon out on a shake down run. Brand new pump for livewell non functional. Probably a fuse. Mostly Crappie fished ended up with 1 Bruiser of a Crappie and some Bull Bluegills and one perch. I love the smell of Honeysucle around the lake. Lots of Dogwoods blooming too. Not much bait/ Striper activity which I expected due to the cold north wind.




never really noticed it till a few years ago around arthur and a few other places but is honeysuckle that real strong and sweet smelling plant i smell that reminds me just a little bit of the fragrance they use in porta johns? i swear at this time of year every time I smell that - guessing it’s honeysuckle - i think i’m near a porta John that’s just been cleaned.
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