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Methodology to catching panfish under the ice...

     I have been asked a few times on this site what tactics I use to catch crappie and blue gill through the ice. So I thought the best way to answer would be to put a post together with some…

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Added by Nathanael Deloach on February 10, 2015 at 10:00am — 53 Comments

The Death of something "Grand"

  

    Man, this winter sure is starting rough. I told myself while I was out hunting the third weekend of November in 2013. It was one of those days where walking was the only way to stay warm.  -5 degrees isn't great hunting weather but when your time is limited you take what you can get.  At…

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Added by Nathanael Deloach on June 13, 2014 at 1:00pm — 15 Comments

Perspective

We all face struggles in life. We all have hard times…..some more than others. “And this too shall pass,” I told myself many times the past 8 months. I don’t pretend to think that my troubles are any worse than anyone else’s. I just know that it has been the hardest 8 months of my life. So when do you see the light at the end of the tunnel? For me it happened a few weeks ago when my wife gave birth to our beautiful baby girl. When you look at new life it can give a new perspective. Here in my… Continue

Added by Nathanael Deloach on October 30, 2009 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

The Ol' Gill Getter

Recently I found myself with some extra time as I had been laid off from my job. After getting some things done around the house, the garage reorganized and of course some job searching. I found myself brainstorming about what I could do with my boat. I had recently purchased a 1975 14' Starcraft Aluminum hull boat with 4 bench seats in it.

The boat I owned previously (The Ol' Gill Getter) was a 1965 14' Crosby fiber glass hull boat. It finally got to many cracks in the hull and had to be… Continue

Added by Nathanael Deloach on June 5, 2009 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Reflecting on the beginning

It was a cloudy warm spring day In North Carolina. My wife and I were on our way to Lookout Shoals lake where our friends had recently bought a lot. We were invited to just relax and enjoy the beautifull flowering trees that were speckled on the hill side and reached over the lake.

"What did ya bring your fishin' stuff for," my friends wife had asked me in her wonderful Texas twang.

"You didn't think I would come to just lounge on the shore when there's some water I could be fishing… Continue

Added by Nathanael Deloach on April 17, 2009 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

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