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Contributors to this thread:
Dyjack 29-May-18
LKH 29-May-18
cnelk 29-May-18
Dyjack 29-May-18
WV Mountaineer 29-May-18
Michael 29-May-18
WV Mountaineer 29-May-18
buzz mc 29-May-18
Michael 29-May-18
Treeline 29-May-18
spyder24 29-May-18
Jaquomo 29-May-18
HDE 29-May-18
Jaquomo 29-May-18
Tilzbow 29-May-18
BIG BEAR 29-May-18
BIG BEAR 29-May-18
Dyjack 29-May-18
Brotsky 29-May-18
LKH 29-May-18
Brun 29-May-18
AZBUGLER 29-May-18
Treeline 29-May-18
Dyjack 30-May-18
Bowriter 30-May-18
Mule Power 30-May-18
Mule Power 30-May-18
12yards 30-May-18
APauls 30-May-18
APauls 30-May-18
Treeline 30-May-18
APauls 30-May-18
Cheesehead Mike 30-May-18
The Kid 30-May-18
patdel 30-May-18
Dyjack 31-May-18
PECO 31-May-18
PECO 31-May-18
PECO 31-May-18
PECO 31-May-18
PECO 31-May-18
Fuzzy 31-May-18
Panther Bone 31-May-18
Panther Bone 31-May-18
yooper89 31-May-18
Dyjack 31-May-18
Jaquomo 31-May-18
Dyjack 31-May-18
IdyllwildArcher 31-May-18
Treeline 31-May-18
Vonfoust 31-May-18
PECO 31-May-18
Cheesehead Mike 31-May-18
Bowriter 31-May-18
WV Mountaineer 31-May-18
Candor 31-May-18
goelk 31-May-18
cnelk 31-May-18
badbull 31-May-18
Jaquomo 31-May-18
deerslayer 01-Jun-18
LC Archer 01-Jun-18
patdel 01-Jun-18
WV Mountaineer 01-Jun-18
APauls 01-Jun-18
LC Archer 01-Jun-18
scentman 01-Jun-18
HUNT MAN 01-Jun-18
320 bull 04-Jun-18
bowhunter1 04-Jun-18
320 bull 04-Jun-18
Treeline 04-Jun-18
cnelk 05-Jun-18
cnelk 05-Jun-18
cnelk 05-Jun-18
Treeline 05-Jun-18
From: Dyjack
29-May-18
How do you cope when someone wants you to think about something that isnt bowhunting elk? I dont have it in me. Let's just talk about bowhunting elk.

From: LKH
29-May-18
Well, I try to subdue my narcissism, be courteous, and converse with them.

From: cnelk
29-May-18

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I tell them “Let’s go walleye fishing”

Sorry. As much as I love elk hunting, there are many other things to enjoy too

From: Dyjack
29-May-18
So you're telling me the whole time you were reeling in that walleye you weren't thinking about bowhunting elk? Lol

I was thinking back to an old thread of elk hunters anonymous when I made this one.

29-May-18
I'm leaving September the 7th for Colorado fr 2 weeks of elk hunting. As excited as I am about that, I have a date with a couple hundred small mouths before then that I am just as excited about. Everything has its time and place. Now, if it would just quite raining so the rivers would return t their banks!!!!! I get angry if I can't small mouth fish.

From: Michael
29-May-18

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Catching these pigs works.

29-May-18
Hoss cats. Pound for Pound, one of the most aggressive, strongest fish in freshwater. I prefer river fishing but, I'd fish any where to catch them like that. Great fish Michael.

From: buzz mc
29-May-18

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Yep. Talking smallmouths helps.

From: Michael
29-May-18

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My nephew caught his first smallmouth this weekend.

From: Treeline
29-May-18

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Love smallmouth! Some dandies there, guys! Making me jealous!

One of my favorites but haven’t gotten into any good fishing for them lately.

Finally caught my first walleye in April up here in the mountains.

Love big pike and trout, too!

Oh, big elk are OK in a pinch...

From: spyder24
29-May-18
Like WV Mountaineer I will be leaving West Virginia September 5 for Colorado to hunt elk until the archery season is over. There is plenty of fishing to do this time of year. Summer time is upon us. We will be doing the "honey do jobs" to keep our wives happy and to complete the tasks we have to do for our instate fall hunting and preparing ourselves for our Colorado hunt. Do something constructive and time goes by faster. I know how you feel, been there-done that since I am from the East.

From: Jaquomo
29-May-18

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I somehow get by with fishing, backpacking and adventuring with my girlfriend. My mountain place has awesome trout fishing, while the lake I manage down below has smallies to 6 lbs, walleyes, tiger muskies, largemouth, slab crappies, perch, rock base, and some little catfish.

From: HDE
29-May-18

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It's easy...

From: Jaquomo
29-May-18

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It's a struggle but somehow it helps the long months pass between elk seasons...

From: Tilzbow
29-May-18

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Catching 169 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout with a good friend over two days sure helps.... They averaged about 5# with five over ten and he lost one approaching 18# at the boat. I’ve fished this lake for 40 years and Saturday and Sunday were the best days I’ve ever had.

From: BIG BEAR
29-May-18

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Alaska.....

From: BIG BEAR
29-May-18

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Little Michigan largemouth.... I think I'm going to try this little inland lake again on Friday....

From: Dyjack
29-May-18
This turned from a joke thread into a beautiful fishing thread. And I love that lol. I should probably do more fishing.

From: Brotsky
29-May-18

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Fishing does pass the time until elk season! They are also just as tasty on the grill!

From: LKH
29-May-18
Yup, it's hard to keep us on task, but this one took a turn I never would have predicted.

From: Brun
29-May-18

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I can honestly say I wasn't thinking about elk hunting at this moment.

From: AZBUGLER
29-May-18
Life’s too short to have to deal with people like that.

From: Treeline
29-May-18
Dang Brun, with fishin’ partners like that, a guy might even flat miss elk season!

Looks like a Jaquomo and Brotsky better be careful or they might miss elk season, too!

Awesome job and great pics! Glad to see not everyone is totally ate up with elk!

From: Dyjack
30-May-18

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Here's one from before the house in Texas got wiped by the hurricane.. I had a late night with Jack Daniels. And the only place to put the fish was my nephew's pool.

From: Bowriter
30-May-18
Elk use to take up maybe four to six weeks of my year. I had and have a lot of things to think about. Fishing, primarily for smallies, takes up at least seven months of my year. Then, I gots deer and bear and stuff like dat rat dere.

From: Mule Power
30-May-18

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Monster walleyes in Lake Erie!
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Monster walleyes in Lake Erie!

From: Mule Power
30-May-18

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Muskies take my mind off of elk..... for a little bit anyway.
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Muskies take my mind off of elk..... for a little bit anyway.

From: 12yards
30-May-18
Dang Brun! At first I thought that was your arm going down between her legs! =^O

From: APauls
30-May-18

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Walleyes baby. It’s what’s for supper tonight! My livewell last weekend

From: APauls
30-May-18

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Sometimes...just to make the circle complete I’ll even eat elk when catching walleyes

From: Treeline
30-May-18
Now that’s usin the ol noggin APauls!

From: APauls
30-May-18
I'd show you a video where I BBQ in the boat and the BBQ is about 10" from my gas tanks that may make you think differently Treeline ;). But honestly bringing a portable BBQ for a day of fishing has changed the game entirely.

30-May-18

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Fishing with my girlfriend on Memorial Day
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Gotta love Canadian Pike
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Gotta love Canadian Pike
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and Walleyes... over 100 per day!
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and Walleyes... over 100 per day!
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But 10-11 inch Bluegills on the fly rod might be my favorite...
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But 10-11 inch Bluegills on the fly rod might be my favorite...
Yep, lots of things to "catch" to help kill time between elk seasons.

From: The Kid
30-May-18

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The GF loves to catch and clean frogs almost more than I do!

From: patdel
30-May-18

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Fishing and looking for arrowheads.

From: Dyjack
31-May-18

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Finding arrowheads is awesome, Patdel! Here's some I found during turkey season. Little tech comparison photo.

From: PECO
31-May-18

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31-May-18

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31-May-18

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31-May-18

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From: PECO
31-May-18

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Much more to life than elk hunting. Fishing and naps are just a few.
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Much more to life than elk hunting. Fishing and naps are just a few.

From: Fuzzy
31-May-18

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I take my dog to the park

31-May-18

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There’s ways to make it through summer...

31-May-18

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And loving my new partner...

From: yooper89
31-May-18

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I spent the weekend braving tropical storm Alberto down in the keys for my bachelor party. Slayed the snapper, tuna and a couple mahi. Not a bad way to pass the time.

From: Dyjack
31-May-18
Panther that orvis gear looks like an amazing partner! And congrats on the kid. Lol!

From: Jaquomo
31-May-18

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Today is my birthday, fishing with GF and have caught largemouth, smallmouth, crappies, and she caught a nice catfish on a crappie jig. Havent thought about elk hunting yet but the day is young!

Now headed for Mexican food and margs before we go whack golf balls and shoot arrows. Life is good....

From: Dyjack
31-May-18
Looks like a blast, Jaq! Happy birthday, man!! Hope you have a great rest of your day.

But let's be honest you had a glimmer of elk thought the moment you wrote that ;) no shame in that.

31-May-18
Sounds like a plan Lou. Happy birthday.

From: Treeline
31-May-18
Happy birthday, Lou! Glad you are out having a blast!

From: Vonfoust
31-May-18
Happy Birthday Lou! Have some fun for the schmucks still stuck in a cubicle.

From: PECO
31-May-18
Happy Birthday Lou!

31-May-18
Happy Birthday Lou!

From: Bowriter
31-May-18

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Last week, I had a couple pretty nice bream.

31-May-18
Happy birthday buddy

From: Candor
31-May-18
We are certainly a fortunate bunch!

From: goelk
31-May-18
Going flyfishing on my birthday in June. I love tying flies from the turkeys and deer and elk i harvest.

From: cnelk
31-May-18
Happy Birthday Lou.

But last night at archery league you said you were gonna have sushi. ?

Or is that dessert? :)

From: badbull
31-May-18
Happy birthday Jaq! That's a beauty of a catfish. Did you catch it in Colorado? I have never seen one that big from Colorado! Best of luck to you.............Badbull

From: Jaquomo
31-May-18
Badbull, we get some big ones in N. CO ponds in May-June. My friend who fishes for them a lot caught a dozen over 20 last year.

From: deerslayer
01-Jun-18

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I love elk hunting as much as anyone, but life's got lots of other fun activities during the off season.

Just spent 2 weeks with my dad who came to visit. We found stuff to occupy our time..... golfing, shooting gophers, and fishing with my son catching his first and grandpa on hand to watch. Grandpa didn't do too bad either.

From: LC Archer
01-Jun-18

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Good thing elk hunting isn't during tarpon season

From: patdel
01-Jun-18
^^^Those are fun. Like hooking a run away freight train that jumps.

One of these i got to get back down to Boca Grande.

Cabo too, marlin and dorado.

01-Jun-18
LC, I'm very envious.

From: APauls
01-Jun-18
OOOOOOH Tarpon is on the list for sure!!!

From: LC Archer
01-Jun-18

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Tarpon are everything you've heard. Especially on fly.

Been a tough season with the weather (Alberto) but plenty of good days left in June.

From: scentman
01-Jun-18
Nice thread, cool pics!

From: HUNT MAN
01-Jun-18

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Got to love a day on the river!! Hunt

From: 320 bull
04-Jun-18

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Few weeks ago
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Yesterday and that is not my hog water in the background
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Yesterday and that is not my hog water in the background
I do get a little cagey when you get into the last 1/4 of the wait......This type of thing helps for sure. Ill add a couple to keep things going..

From: bowhunter1
04-Jun-18

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Rooster down in baja

From: 320 bull
04-Jun-18
That rooster makes me jealous!!!!!!

From: Treeline
04-Jun-18
Big tarpon and rooster are both on the list! Awesome fish, guys!

From: cnelk
05-Jun-18
Gotta love June evening walleye fishing in Colorado

From: cnelk
05-Jun-18

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05-Jun-18

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From: Treeline
05-Jun-18
I would, cnelk, but CPW has been killing them as hard as they can at the lake in my backyard! And the pike as well! May need to make a trip up north to try with you or Jaq...

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