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I'm back … but with a lot of changes …
#1
Yup, I just couldn't stay away from BFT Utah.  My first attempts to get logged into the new format failed (had me named as someone else).  But today I was able to successfully get in. I recently (6 months ago) moved to the Pacific Northwest (PNW). I now live just 5 miles from the Canadian border and 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean.  I moved up here to be closer to my daughter and her family who live just over the border in British Columbia Canada.  Been kind of a bummer that I moved up here to be with them and the border has been closed for a couple months now due to COVID-19.

Another big change; last week I sold my boat to a fellow from Millville (in the picture).  Not only did I sell my boat but I also sold all of my tackle and rods for Bear Lake, Pineview, Willard, and most of my Strawberry stuff.  Sold it to him all in one big package. 

[Image: New-Owner-Lyle.jpg]

I did keep my favorite Strawberry jigging rods, some mack jigging rods, a couple of Bear Lake whitefish rods and a chubbing rod.  Filled an entire utility trailer and part of my truck to take it all back to Utah as part of the boat and tackle package.

So if you see my old Gregor boat out on Bear Lake, motor over and tell the owner "Hi" for me will ya?

Once the airlines open back up and are reasonably safe from the pandemic, I plan to make many trips back to Utah to fish with my dear fishing buddies.  And if you think you might have space in YOUR boat, I'd love to join you sometime.

--- Coot ---
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#2
I find that interesting, I'm in Portland right now, so I don't know for sure but, I would just guess they have some fish in Washington... maybe in the pacific ocean you might find a few..
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#3
British Columbia is beautiful, I lived there 20 yards ago for a spell. Did some shore fishing for Ling cod while I was there
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#4
Ralph, give me a shout when you have a trip planned to Utah. Who knows, I might finally get you talked into fishing for sturgeon.
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#5
been thinking  a lot about you. every time I catch a cutthroat.  sure glad you checked in.
and thanks for helping me learn how to catch fish.  we do not fish the same way, but I still learned a lot from your post.
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#6
So nice to have you back Ralph, glad you were able to get on, that's most of the battle for sure! That a beautiful area up there!

I'm sure if you let us know when your back in Utah for a visit, you'll have many who'd love to have you join them, benefit to both for sure. Just give a one of us shout.
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#7
Ralph, thanks for posting a note about what you’re up to. I was thinking about you the other day when I was going through some of my old fishing articles and notes, and I came across some information that you had written about fishing Willard and what you use. Also found a PM from you I had printed out about the rods, reels, line, and jigs you use when jigging for lake trout.
Brian
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#8
Hey Ralph glad you’re back with us. Hope you’ll share some of the tails from your fishing up there and if you can’t get in a good boat you’re always welcome to come slum with me while you’re down. See you then. Jeff
When things get stressful think I'll go fish'en and worry about it tomorrow!
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#9
Ralph, wondered why I hadn't seen anything of you here on the site.  And not seeing that Gregor anywhere had me worried.  But as long as you are healthy, and where you WANT to be, then all is well.
"OCD = Obsessive Catfish Disorder "
    Or so it says on my license plate holder
                                 
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#10
Good to hear from you ol' buddy.  Sounds like you are settling in and learnin' the "localology".  Hope you find some piscatorial pursuits that provide plenty of enjoys.  Having experienced that general area myself I have no doubt there is enough to keep you well occupied.

We still owe each other another trip for Bear Lake Whities.  Maybe we can talk Scott into a 3-way this December.  But if we are still wearing masks we may have trouble keeping track of each other.
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#11
(05-24-2020, 02:22 AM)Old_Coot Wrote: Yup, I just couldn't stay away from BFT Utah.  My first attempts to get logged into the new format failed (had me named as someone else).  But today I was able to successfully get in. I recently (6 months ago) moved to the Pacific Northwest (PNW). I now live just 5 miles from the Canadian border and 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean.  I moved up here to be closer to my daughter and her family who live just over the border in British Columbia Canada.  Been kind of a bummer that I moved up here to be with them and the border has been closed for a couple months now due to COVID-19.

Another big change; last week I sold my boat to a fellow from Millville (in the picture).  Not only did I sell my boat but I also sold all of my tackle and rods for Bear Lake, Pineview, Willard, and most of my Strawberry stuff.  Sold it to him all in one big package. 

[Image: New-Owner-Lyle.jpg]

I did keep my favorite Strawberry jigging rods, some mack jigging rods, a couple of Bear Lake whitefish rods and a chubbing rod.  Filled an entire utility trailer and part of my truck to take it all back to Utah as part of the boat and tackle package.

So if you see my old Gregor boat out on Bear Lake, motor over and tell the owner "Hi" for me will ya?

Once the airlines open back up and are reasonably safe from the pandemic, I plan to make many trips back to Utah to fish with my dear fishing buddies.  And if you think you might have space in YOUR boat, I'd love to join you sometime.

--- Coot ---
You are welcome in my old Crestliner any time Ralph.
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