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  • Another West Va. Fishing Trip...I Miss My Hometown!!!

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    Well once again I loaded up Thursday after work and took the short 200 mile trip to my Hometown of West Va. and picked a Good Weekend because it was FREE Fishing Weekend in West V and even though I had to pay $3 to Fish Friday, I would have paid 5 times that much!!! It was just at dark Thursday Evening when we arrived at the New River where I spent my Childhood and as I walked the Sand-Bar checking out the campsites that were available...I recognized a Guy just by his walk in the dark and called out a name and he answered...It was 1 of my Uncles that I hadn't seen since 5 years ago!!! We finally set up camp and gathered Firewood and settled in for the night. It was really cool at night on the river but that didn't stop me from grabbing my Gear and heading toward the rapids at first light to try the Smallmouths..Caught a bunch but nothing big but Size doesn't matter.. Did catch a Channel Catfish bout 8 pounds that got my heart racing thinking BIG bronzback lol... I was having a ball!!! My brother from NC arrived a little after noon Friday and after a Quick Bologna Samich and drink..We took off again and had a Great evening Fishing together...Our Younger Brother (Who still lives in West Va.) was at Camp when we returned that evening and we all Spent the whole day Sat. Fishing and playing in the River...I can't wait to go back!!! My uncles Wife had 2 young Boys that had never caught a Fish so We took my Nephew and those 2 Boys to (The Rock) and let them all Catch some Fish...It was Fun...I Took some more Pics for Dacota and also a Little Video of the walk along the New River which is more rugged than some might think. I have invited all you guys to go with me some weekend and Daine had mentioned she would like to experience the New River and I thought of her as I filmed this little walk along the New River Bank with my dog Holly...It's not your typical Camping and Sand walking Fishing experience. It's a Blast Fishing in the New River and the Scenery is worth the drive....I myself, Can't wait to go back!!!!
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    Fishing Trip
    Glad to hear you had another great trip.I bet smallmouth that size put up a good fight in the river.I love catching them no matter what the size,like I said,its what I do best,lol.Just saw the video.Thats really a beautiful place.
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    nice
    That's a beautiful area GT. Is it all State owned? Looks like an area I could stay in for a long time - might have to carry a generator for my cpap though. lol
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    Trip
    Man, that looks purdy GT!! I am with Justintime....I could stay there a while lol....Glad you had fun buddy!! I have never seen a rock bass by the way so now I can say I have seen one...
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    West va.
    It's all state owned land and really a AWESOME not to many rules experience!!! When I was a child my Dad and Mom would come and get us from School on the last day and we would spend the entire Summer at this area until a week before School Started back...My Dad would plant poles in the Sand and buy a box of Plastic and we had like a plastic house built...He would Bury a old refrigerator in the Sand to store our Food in also lol...There's a natural Spring where we carried water to cook with and we would bath and wash our Clothes in the River. I was only about 6 or 7 at the time but I cherish those days!!! It's changed over the years with the popularity of Rafting and you can only Camp now 14 days straight every month but that might be because of my Dad lol...You can Hunt anywhere in this area also but it's Rugged terrain in them mountains...some so steep you can't climb them but I have seen Deer go up them like nothing lol...I did see a hen Turkey and a Black bear walking on the other side of the River but of course it was friday when i got up early to leave and didn't want to wake my G/F to find my Video Camera and on a side note...I went and picked up the remington 1100 I bought Sunday morning and seen a Big Quail standing beside the Road and was gone a few hours and came back and it was still there? I mentioned it to my Girlfriend and she said it was at the exact place the day before when she went to get more Ice?...Might have had a nest close by but had me puzzled LOL
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    1100
    sounds like you had a good time cuz. put a pic of that gun up when you get a chance.
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    Remington 1100
    Here's the Remington 1100 NCDH...Not a New Gun but the old gentleman I bought it from said he bought it in the early 70's and I thought that was Cool because it's about as old as me LOL...It's a 30 inch Full Choke and only shoots 2 3/4 shells but that's OK...I'm watching a 28 inch Mod Barrel on Ebay right now but it's not a vent Rib....The 1100 could use a little bluing but it's all original and I like it so even if I never use it I got it from a Old friend that is 89 years young and he Turkey Hunted with it until 4 years ago.
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