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Bag-o'-plants for tomorrow's botany exams
Bag-o'-plants for tomorrow's botany exams
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Blue vervain (Verbena hastata) and harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
Blue vervain (Verbena hastata) and harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
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Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) and spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)
Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) and spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)
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Couldn't ask for a nicer evening in July - looking up the feeder creek to [REDACTED] Pond for brookies
Couldn't ask for a nicer evening in July - looking up the feeder creek to [REDACTED] Pond for brookies
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Success!  Hit a #10 cricket as it was getting dark
Success! Hit a #10 cricket as it was getting dark
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The night's biggest - hard to get these fish to sit still for a photo!
The night's biggest - hard to get these fish to sit still for a photo!
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Venus and the Moon guiding me back to the launch
Venus and the Moon guiding me back to the launch
Jmd123July 18th, 2018, 7:10 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2310
Well, I actually had an "official" reason for fishing where I was this evening - it was a place where I took my class on a field trip. So, I went there to collect plant specimens for tomorrow's botany exams - royal fern, swamp milkweed, spreading dogbane, blue vervain, harebell...and since it was just a lovely evening, I brought the kayak and fished after my collecting. The surface waters were very warm, so I headed up into the feeder creek where most of the springs are, but it was kinda warm too. The brookies sit right on the bottom in the cold layer, sometimes right in the springs themselves, but will blast a dry fly off the top when they are in the mood. Not many tonight, but the five I got were nice and feisty, not at all sluggish and bent the 3-weight over good. Hoppers and crickets in size 10 were the ticket, twitched on the surface until they can't stand it. The deerflies even left me alone, but once it got dark the mosquitos got in my face and wouldn't leave. Nevertheless, a wonderful evening, concluded with a beautiful crescent Moon and the planets Venus and Jupiter.

Missions accomplished!! Even got to go take a walk on the beach today to collect plants for my exams - yes, both classes have been to the beach! I know, I have a rough life...

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
PartsmanJuly 19th, 2018, 4:11 pm
bancroft michigan

Posts: 187
Jonathon, thanks for the great pics, your students are very fortunate to have you as there teacher! When I was in high school at flint southwestern I had a teacher who would take students up to his place near gladwin, Mr. Rickey or Ranger Rickey as he was know at that time was one of coolest teachers I had back then, were talking 1975, and he had a huge impact on my life.

Mike.
PeterCOJuly 20th, 2018, 2:06 am
New York

Posts: 2
Your photos inspire. On this weekend, my brother and I will go fishing on a boat. I have been fond of it for a long time. Our dad was an avid angler and taught us.

Here is my last catch

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