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Anna Werner

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About Anna Werner

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    Obsessed Carper
  • Birthday 08/02/1983

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    angling, bird watching, drawing, fossils, geology, travel

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    Lansing, Michigan
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  1. Happy B"Day Anna!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Beautiful fish! Great job!
  3. Super job! Thanks for being an ambassador for our sport!
  4. Took me a minute to get that one. Terrific.
  5. And you want to know the biggest irony of it all? After dealing with a DRUNK, where do we go to drown our sorrows? . . . The local BAR, of course.
  6. So, Dad and I heard that MORE rotten weather was on the way, but the day was gorgeous, so we figured we had better make best of it while we had a chance! We had a spot in mind that we'd heard had been producing amazingly, but, just before arriving there, we took a detour to check out a spot that Dad had fished years ago, but that I'd never seen. It looked AMAZING: out in the country, right on the river, cattails, a BIG marshy backwash, easy-access, grassy, flat ground, not too overgrown, PLENTY of space, no mud to wade through (kind of amazing after all of the rain we've had!), etc., etc. We thought we'd both died and gone to heaven! We could even see Carp rolling and wallowing and love-making in the backwash! It was exciting! So, we set up, but didn't get any hits. This was the story of the day; no Carp hits on ANY of the multiple baits we tried (Only one White Sucker was caught all day between us.), and I had a headache that NOTHING would get rid of. I think the headache stayed, though, in large part because of the third, and WORST componet of the day: the Drunk. OK, so we're out in freaking farm country, and this guy shows up on a BIKE, already drunk on arrival, but we didn't think much of it. He sat down under a tree a few feet behind us and just sort of hung out. Didn't bother us for a while. No big deal. But he was smoking, and it wasn't tobacco. In addition, he was drinking out of a big bottle of orange soda. Judjing by his increasing obnoxiousness, the soda had to have been spiked. So the guy started trying to talk with us more and more, when, of course, we just wanted QUIET. As time went on, he started talking more and more total nonsense, and started talking to himself, rather than to us. Pretty soon, his speech got slurred, and louder and louder. I finally had enough and told Dad we had to get going. He wanted to go to the other spot we'd originally planned to go to, but my headache was as bad as ever (Pain-killers hadn't worked.), and it was already rather late in the day. I didn't feel up to packing a carload of gear up, then unpacking it again, fishing a few hours, then packing it all up again, THEN unpacking it AGAIN when we got back home. All I wanted to do was to get food, get home, unpack, and crash at that point. I could have dealt with a blnk day, and even the headache might have gone away if I could have fallen asleep, without dingbat prattering away behind us. I could not BELIEVE that our first trip out, at one of the best spots we've ever found, on the ONLY fair-weather day we've had for a MONTH when we've both been free, had to be ruined by an idiot! I'm STILL steamed!
  7. Hi Anna, how are you? Would you still have any of the Top Mix stuff where you work? I think that I got some Tiger Nut MM from you. I am looking for some Tiger Nut flavoring and pellets.



  8. Brrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!! Beautiful fish and winter scenerey, though! And [GASP] I see SHALE BEDS in the background! Where's my rock hammer!
  9. Brrrrrrrrrrr . . . Great fish! Love the little sucker!
  10. I learned three things this year: One CAN work a fish out of a nasty snag using monofilament line, if it's good-quality line and the angler has patience. There is NOTHING in the world more FUN than sight-fishing Carp under a float using a SPECIAL, lightweight rod and reel!!! Kids will always, ALWAYS outfish us grown-ups!
  11. Hard to say. Fishing with nearly any CAGers would be terrific, but it would be particular pleasure for me to fish with: 1) any female anglers (There aren't nearly as many of us, and girls got to stick together, you know . . . ) 2) any anglers from Asia, Eastern Europe, or anywhere else where the techniques can be significantly different than standard "Euro" or American methods. I'd love to learn from these people. 3) the younger set. Young anglers are our future, so fishing with them is an opportunity to both teach AND learn. Some of the junior Carpers I've met have more enthusiasm and insight than a lot of the adult anglers I've known.
  12. Great stuff, JD!! Aaaah, 2 1/2 is old enough! Give him a cane pole and a load of hungry dinks, and he'll be hooked for life!
  13. Wow! What a PIG! Poor kid; I bet that messed him up for life. I fished a Chub out of our minnow tank the other day that still had the tail of either another Chub or a huge Fathead hanging out of its mouth. The customer's jaw really dropped over that!
  14. Oh, man, I know the feeling. I did 11 hrs straight without a hit once, and I wasn't out early enough to see the sun rise. Hey, at least you came out with a couple of cool pics. Better luck next time.
  15. Beautiful little Mirror! That's the sort of fish I like to stalk with an ultralight rig or a split bamboo, a can of corn, and a little box of redworms. Once, on a trip to Chicago, I caught two Commons about that size, one after the other, an a teeny little 1940s spinning reel with no anti-reverse, using redworms. Never had so much fun!!! People were slowing down on the bridge above to ask what I'd caught. It was terrific! I don't keep a journal, though, at the beginning of each Spring, I often decide to start one, then it never really materializes. Dumb, really, because I'm sure I could catch more fish (not terribly concerned yet about bigger fish) if I did a better job of keeping track of structure, weather conditions, wind direction, changes in food base, etc. I suppose I'm just not serious enough.
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