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    The Voice of WKORN
  • Birthday 12/09/1952

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    Horace LaFavor

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    Atlanta Area
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  1. The Ol Captain and Max took an early Monday Morning Cruise! We took some photos and did a video as well. We found out later that our bridge was on Crooked Creek Road. We hope that you will enjoy the video as well as the pictures! Video: https://youtu.be/dejqOGBDL3w http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Dachshunds%20Dock%202016/Monday%20Cruise%20020_zpsuc3a6r8o.jpg[/IMG] http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Dachshunds%20Dock%202016/Monday%20Cruise%20027_zpsk9jrzqdh.jpg[/IMG] http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Dachshunds%20Dock%202016/Monday%20Cruise%20033_zps1adkloyq.jpg[/IMG] http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Dachshunds%20Dock%202016/Monday%20Cruise%20031_zps7zgd0xbu.jpg[/IMG] http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Dachshunds%20Dock%202016/Monday%20Cruise%20052_zps8krxrzxg.jpg[/IMG] http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Dachshunds%20Dock%202016/Monday%20Cruise%20053_zpsb347emcf.jpg[/IMG]
  2. Quiet Day

    Kinda beautiful I'd say
  3. Coffee, Cats, and Carp There was a time not too long ago when I felt like I had to travel to enjoy my Carpin’ experience. Now there is a lot to be said for new places and adventure but there is also a lot to be said about fishing in your own backyard!! Lately I have come to love hosting my special guests here in our home and spending time out back. It isn’t for everyone and in fact, if you don’t like Coffee, Cats, and Carp then you would be barking on the wrong dock for sure!! The last three days have been wonderful and my guest this week is very dear and precious to me. I first met Dan LaFavor when my Mom brought me home from the hospital. My brother “Danny” was already six years old when I first saw the light of day down in Jacksonville, Florida. I remember being an 11 year old when he married and joined the army at 17. I remember when he turned 21 and thinking that he was “over the hill.” More recently I remember Dan retiring after 42 year in the Paper Mill Industry and not too long ago celebrating his 52nd wedding anniversary! We have always enjoyed fishing together but for the last three days we have concentrated solely on Coffee, Cats and Carp! Rain or shine we stuck to the task at hand and our efforts were rewarded with some nice fish including a nice Cat of mine an a Georgia Personal Best Carp for Dan that went a tad over 18 lbs!! Our travel this week was limited to a cruise up the creek aboard the Carp Shark but I think you will e able to tell by the following photos that this week was really special to both of us: Folks, travelling is fun but sometimes a world of memories can be made by simply combining Coffee, Cats and Carp!
  4. GA Mid-Spring Fish Is a Success

    Well done guys!!
  5. The Chum Pipe LIVE!!

    THANKS!!
  6. The Chum Pipe LIVE!!

    The Chum Pipe Live!! Several have asked to see the Chum Pipe here on the Dachshund's Dock in action. Here it is LIVE for your viewing pleasure!! https://youtu.be/OifgdE0KqrI?list=UUfp4 ... oy52EmqI_A
  7. Quiet Day

    Great to see these posts!!!
  8. Any Carp Angler worth their grits knows that “if you chum, they will come.”With that thought in mind and with a couple of tips from a couple of lake dwellers this Ol Captain installed a “Chum Pipe” to the dock piling a couple months ago. The pipe is a simple perforated drain pipe with holes on two sides. The pipe was lowered to about 12-16 inches off the bottom then strapped to the corner post. Once the water began to warm up I added several tea glasses of “Ol Roy” dry dog food from Walmart both early AM and at dusk in the PM. Over time the fish found the pipe and now you can even hear them sucking on the holes as the sound echoes up through the pipe: So now when people ask “Got Carp?” I simply say….”Yes we do.”
  9. Friends and Fellowship It is no secret that I thoroughly enjoy God’s great outdoors. I am motivated daily to be outside to soak in each and every moment of every day that I am allowed. But where does this drive come from? Wherein lies my motivation to continue loving to fish yet never seem to grow tired of what some might call the same old routine? Some might say that I am chasing that ever elusive Personal Best Carp. I do have a personal best and I would welcome another but that isn’t what drives me. Others say I am driven by the scenery that I am exposed to in every chapter of my journey. While scenes are wonderful that isn’t my primary motivation. My motivation is quite simple. I am motivated by Friends and Fellowship. Over the last 15 years my world has expanded beyond my wildest imagination simply by using the Common Carp as an Uncommon Tool to connect with people from all over. For instance, last week I spent some quality time with my friend Jerome Moisand. Jerome hails originally from Paris France, now lives in Arlington, Massachusetts and recently found himself here in Eatonton, Georgia fishing with the “Ultimate Carp Hound” and the Ol Captain. Just yesterday I had a double dose of “F&F.” My new friend Dick Joyner fished with Max and I here on the dock a while back and yesterday we joined Dick for an early morning Catfishing cruise. The trip yesterday wasn’t so much about the catch as it was about the boat talk and the newfriendship being formed. I mentioned that yesterday was a double dose and I say that because shortly after returning from the Catfish Cruise Rick Denson from Douglasville arrived at the Dachshund’s Dock for lunch as well as an afternoon of Proper Pull Downs!! I’m not going to give away his trade secrets but I will tell you that Rick set an unprecedented record yesterday by putting 12 Chunks of Solid Gold on the Dock of the Dachshund in one short afternoon!! To say that Rick’s Rod was on fire is like describing Manute Bol as being tall!!!!!! Folks, there are many reasons to fish but at the end of the day this Ol Captain is perfectly content to continue fishing for Friends and Fellowship.
  10. Friends and Fellowship It is no secret that I thoroughly enjoy God’s great outdoors. I am motivated daily to be outside to soak in each and every moment of every day that I am allowed. But where does this drive come from? Wherein lies my motivation to continue loving to fish yet never seem to grow tired of what some might call the same old routine? Some might say that I am chasing that ever elusive Personal Best Carp. I do have a personal best and I would welcome another but that isn’t what drives me. Others say I am driven by the scenery that I am exposed to in every chapter of my journey. While scenes are wonderful that isn’t my primary motivation. My motivation is quite simple. I am motivated by Friends and Fellowship. Over the last 15 years my world has expanded beyond my wildest imagination simply by using the Common Carp as an Uncommon Tool to connect with people from all over. For instance, last week I spent some quality time with my friend Jerome Moisand. Jerome hails originally from Paris France, now lives in Arlington, Massachusetts and recently found himself here in Eatonton, Georgia fishing with the “Ultimate Carp Hound” and the Ol Captain. Just yesterday I had a double dose of “F&F.” My new friend Dick Joyner fished with Max and I here on the dock a while back and yesterday we joined Dick for an early morning Catfishing cruise. The trip yesterday wasn’t so much about the catch as it was about the boat talk and the newfriendship being formed. I mentioned that yesterday was a double dose and I say that because shortly after returning from the Catfish Cruise Rick Denson from Douglasville arrived at the Dachshund’s Dock for lunch as well as an afternoon of Proper Pull Downs!! I’m not going to give away his trade secrets but I will tell you that Rick set an unprecedented record yesterday by putting 12 Chunks of Solid Gold on the Dock of the Dachshund in one short afternoon!! To say that Rick’s Rod was on fire is like describing Manute Bol as being tall!!!!!! Folks, there are many reasons to fish but at the end of the day this Ol Captain is perfectly content to continue fishing for Friends and Fellowship.
  11. Gage and Carter vs the Big Fish!!! As a retired educator I can assure you that I love and wholeheartedly support formal education. But (change of direction) sometime the lessons that we learn after school are the ones that we really remember!! Our two youngest grandsons (Gage & Carter) stopped by this afternoon for a while and we had an absolute blast!!! I hope that you enjoy the photos as well as the short video! https://youtu.be/M_LTgxcSCXQ
  12. From the Dachshund’s Dock Although I have made several trips over the last month Ramona and I have finally and officially relocated to our new place in Eatonton, Georgia. I love our new home but to tell you the truth my favorite parts are the big fenced in yard and the “Dachshund’s Dock” that lies just outside the fence. http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Harbor%20of%20Rest/Harbor%20Feb%202016/Harbor%20Feb%2021%20007_zpsafmfndaj.jpg[/IMG] http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Harbor%20of%20Rest/Harbor%20Feb%202016/Harbor%20Feb%2021%20001_zpsr80u5ksf.jpg[/IMG] As you can see, Maximus Relaximus and I have been quite busy trying to get our new headquarters in order. We have gotten things set up fairly well and it looks like we have landed in an Ol Captain’s Paradise. http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Harbor%20of%20Rest/Harbor%20Feb%202016/Harbor%20Feb%2021%20009_zps1jplmu4b.jpg[/IMG] http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Harbor%20of%20Rest/Harbor%20Feb%202016/Harbor%20Feb%2021%20004_zpsdceqw3wm.jpg[/IMG] http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Harbor%20of%20Rest/Harbor%20Feb%202016/Harbor%20Feb%2021%20003_zpslsrixhgj.jpg[/IMG] Max is particularly fond of the new heating pad in his box and the wonderful Oldies station that we have found on the radio. http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Harbor%20of%20Rest/Harbor%20Feb%202016/Harbor%20Feb%2021%20008_zpswmvg2rv3.jpg[/IMG] One of the coolest things about the Dachshund’s Dock is the electric “Shark Lift” that will enable us to board and exit the Carp Shark without getting our paws wet. We have worked on Max’s perch, placed about 50 lbs of water in the bow for weight distribution and hung the control so that it will be handy as we board and exit “da Shark.” http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Harbor%20of%20Rest/Harbor%20Feb%202016/Harbor%20Feb%2021%20012_zpsgzhxijwi.jpg[/IMG] http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Harbor%20of%20Rest/Harbor%20Feb%202016/Harbor%20Feb%2021%20014_zpsqpykyo3o.jpg[/IMG] http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Harbor%20of%20Rest/Harbor%20Feb%202016/Harbor%20Feb%2021%20011_zpsmcoc8cet.jpg[/IMG] http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Harbor%20of%20Rest/Harbor%20Feb%202016/Harbor%20Feb%2021%20013_zps1whfaupj.jpg[/IMG] I have caught 5 species of fish so far from the dock but the biggest so far was this Sucker: http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Harbor%20of%20Rest/Harbor%20Feb%202016/Harbor%20Feb%2021%20010_zpsytsdl0zu.jpg[/IMG] I have also caught Channel Cats, Bream, 2 Bass and a Yellow Perch. I have been told by neighbors that once the water warms up the Ghosts of Gold will also be reporting for duty. I have a strange feeling that I won’t be travelling quite as much this year to fish. Between the dock and the almost limitless places that we can get to from the Shark there will be no need to travel. In addition, he Wallace Dam Dock is less than 15 miles way. We hope that you will continue to follow our tales from the Captain’s Cove as well as the Dachshund’s Dock. http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Harbor%20of%20Rest/Harbor%20Feb%202016/Harbor%20Feb%2021%20005_zpswf5ctuv3.jpg[/IMG] http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/olcaptain/Harbor%20of%20Rest/Harbor%20Feb%202016/Harbor%20Feb%2021%20006_zps6lbezryd.jpg[/IMG] Until next time, stay tuned………………..
  13. The Case of the Stolen Wallet

    Thanks for all the support guys!!
  14. The Case of the Stolen Wallet

    A little embarrassed but a whole lot relieved
  15. Although this isn’t a fish tale it is a true story. The following events occurred just yesterday to a certain Ol’ Captain who occasionally has to laugh at himself to keep from crying The Case of the Stolen Wallet Once upon a time there was a tall pre-senile gentleman who loved to swim. On this particular day and because of his own carelessness he had his wallet stolen at the local public pool. The man had the cops called; video cameras reviewed, filled out two official reports and cancelled 3 bank/credit cards. In so doing he probably brought a certain amount of shame and embarrassment to his beloved, loving and patient wife of over 42 years who was also seen poolside today. Later, he and several public pool officials (along with the very kind and patient Douglas County Sheriff’s officer) combed the property, showers, toilets and garbage cans in a futile search for the poor man’s prized Levi’s leatherette possession. After about an hour or so of horror and embarrassment to the poor Ol’ guy and his wife, the “stolen” wallet was finally located!!! Where was it found you might ask? Back home on the tall man’s kitchen table. The End
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