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Took a Sick {of work} day yesterday
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:43 am    Post subject: Took a Sick {of work} day yesterday Reply with quote

Broke out the boat, took the family up fishing to a local lake that is a family favorite. Fishing was outstanding, caught 3-4 dozen fish total in a few hours. We were targeting Kokanee Salmon, a special landlocked species of salmon that thrive in bid deep freshwater lakes.

We caught alot of those, most in the 3-4lb range with a few big ones closer to 5lbs. The rest were rainbow trout of various sizes. It was a good day out on the water and the salmon were fantastic grilled up on the barbeque.

Kokanee are notoriously hard to catch but we've gotten pretty good at finding and catching them. Its a bit different than normal types of fishing but well worth it.

I need to be "sick of work" more often I think.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Took a Sick {of work} day yesterday Reply with quote

Very Happy IMO-the worst day fishing or hunting -is better than the best day @ work!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Took a Sick {of work} day yesterday Reply with quote

Got to play hooky once in a while Very Happy .. Sounds like a great day on the water

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Took a Sick {of work} day yesterday Reply with quote

Good on you Dallan.
You need to recharge now and then.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Took a Sick {of work} day yesterday Reply with quote

Dallan, sounds like a great day! I call those "mental health days". I refused to work on Fathers' Day, mostly because they'd told us we'd be off then changed their minds.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Took a Sick {of work} day yesterday Reply with quote

Great stuff Dallan. As Punkin said, a mental health day every now and again is necessary...especially when the fish are on the bite. Time what's not spent fishing or hunting is time wasted

Three to four dozen is a good catch mate, maybe just a couple too many to BBQ for lunch, so I assume the freezer is well stocked now. Do you guys have a bag limit on those spencies or or they very plentiful?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Took a Sick {of work} day yesterday Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
Three to four dozen is a good catch mate, maybe just a couple too many to BBQ for lunch, so I assume the freezer is well stocked now. Do you guys have a bag limit on those spencies or or they very plentiful?

4 a day per person. They upped the "possession" limit to 2x the daily limit. So we kept 12. That's alot of fish for our family... will last us a week or two until I get sick again. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:18 am    Post subject: Re: Took a Sick {of work} day yesterday Reply with quote

good stuff.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:12 am    Post subject: Re: Took a Sick {of work} day yesterday Reply with quote

DallanC, some pictures would be great!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:31 am    Post subject: Re: Took a Sick {of work} day yesterday Reply with quote

Time spent with the family is time very well spent. The fish are just a bonus.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Took a Sick {of work} day yesterday Reply with quote

Ok, a picture:

Fresh garden picked lettuce, fresh home made rolls, fresh barbequed Salmon. MMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Good eats!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Took a Sick {of work} day yesterday Reply with quote

Well that sure makes my summer sausage & cheeze sandwich not look so good. Thanks for ruining my lunch Mr. Dallan.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Took a Sick {of work} day yesterday Reply with quote

That looks goooood Dallan What time is supper ?? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Took a Sick {of work} day yesterday Reply with quote

Well...so much for my curried tuna sandwich. That looks like a magnificent lunch mate...great eats

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:00 am    Post subject: Re: Took a Sick {of work} day yesterday Reply with quote

I LOVE fishing for Kokanee Salmon. I have many a fond memory of fishing for Kokanee with my late maternal Grandfather, the best fisherman I ever knew.

Those little beasts can sure put up a fight! You'd swear you had a 5-6 pounder hooked when reeling one in. You'd see the flashing silver in the water as you got it closer and closer to the boat. Then you'd pull the thing out and it would be 1-2 lbs tops! Those guys have LOTS of fight in 'em.

They eat well too! Smile

Dallan, what kind of marinade or seasonings did you use on it? It looks delicious!
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