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  1. Just happened to reread this (almost 5 years later). Ollies doesn't always have everything, but I can usually find an 8 oz bottle of (imitation) vanilla for 99 cents. The Anise - when they do have it - is in a smaller bottle (3 or 4 ounces ?) also for 99 cents, and it's in a green box, about 3" tall and 1-1/2" wide, in the same section with the vanilla and other flavors. I nearly ran out of anise -- couldn't find it at Ollie's for a while -- so when I did find it in stock again, I bought 4 or 5 bottles, just in case.
  2. As I was walking to my swim, I saw about 50 of those vultures, sitting almost motionless, warming themselves in the morning sun. They all left about an hour later, but returned as the clouds came in and the temperature started to drop. I just snapped the other photo because of the jet trails through the clouds. It came out much better than I imagined, through NO expertise of my own -- just a lucky shot.
  3. Dec 11 Samsung Galaxy A11 Lawrenceville, GA City Lake Barry Shildneck
  4. I just bought 50# at Tractor Supply yesterday, and the price was less than $10. So yes, that's always a good option. So is cracked corn -- about the same price. I soak mine for about a day, then boil it slowly for 1/2 hour. Not sure that the boiling is necessary.
  5. For clarification, the above reference to "Crossroads" is the "Crossroads Recreation Area" on West Point Lake.
  6. Because the ongoing drought and unseasonable heat here in Georgia, the water level in West Point Lake has dropped to a point where the original venue at Ringer Park will be too shallow to fish. Two of our local members verified that just yesterday, so instead, they fished at "Crossroads", a location not far from Ringer Park, but which is in a deeper section of the lake. Therefore, we will be moving the fish-in to Crossroads instead of holding it at Ringer Park. I understand that Crossroads has the added benefit of available shade, which we might appreciate if the weather remains war
  7. Rice can also be an effective summertime pack bait, and it lasts a long time between sessions. I've actually made rice pack that was still good the following year (but I wouldn't depend on that -- LOL). Most people make their rice with ketchup, but I prefer to use bottled or canned soft drinks, to eliminate the ketchup taste/smell. Also by using the appropriate soft drink, you can enhance the primary flavor (for example, for strawberry rice, use strawberry soda). Most instant rice is sold in either a 14 or a 28 ounce box. The recipe below is based on a 14 oz. box of rice, which is 'almo
  8. Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019 Location: Salacoa Creek Park, Ranger, GA (Gordon County) See the CAG Calendar for further details (click on the event & date)
  9. I plan to participate in CAG's FFF 2019 -- if I can get out of the house for a few hours! 😎 Your name: Barry Shildneck Your CAG forum name: (GA) Needmotime2fish Your state or province of residence: Georgia The state or province of your FFF 2019 fishing venue: South Zone -- Georgia
  10. GA Fall Fish-in -- Results On one hand, we had a great turnout -- our largest group in recent years. Besides myself, we had our usual group, John, Tony, Dustin, Daniel and Tanya, and Bojan. We were happy that David and Lance were able to make it again this year after missing the last several fish-ins. Lance also brought his son, Wylie and Wylie's friend, Riley. We were also joined by another fine young carp angler, Jesse, whose dad drove him 90 miles to fish with us. Unfortunately, the weather would not cooperate. This is a fairly shallow lake that fishes much better under
  11. The fish-in is less than 3 weeks away. Email reminders were sent out to everyone on my list. If you didn't get one, I don't have your email address. If you're interested in coming, feel free to email me at bshildn@yahoo.com if you need info.
  12. Great! Looking forward to finally meeting you in person. 🙂 For your information -- and for anyone else who wants more info (about the fish-in, the park, directions to the park, or local restaurants & motels) -- here's my email address: bshildn@yahoo.com Don't hesitate to email me. -- Barry
  13. The first day of Fall is Saturday, September 22nd, so let's have a fish-in. Salacoa Creek Park, Ranger, GA (Gordon County). As usual, I'll be there on Friday to pre-bait (and to fish). So if anybody wants to join me a day early, please do. If anyone wants more details or directions to the park, PM me -- or email me (bshildn@yahoo.com). I'll probably post updates as the date gets closer.
  14. I'm sure that there are a few of us here in Georgia who would attend at least one TN fish-in - if not more - particularly if the venue is in eastern TN -- or maybe central. Interstate 75 provides fairly easy access to a number of possible venues on the Tennessee River system, and I-24 opens up several others to the west (e.g., Nickajack, Tim's Ford) that are from 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hours from the Atlanta area.
  15. PLEASE NOTE !!! The GEORGIA SPRING 2018 FISH-IN has been cancelled (or postponed ?) until further notice. With a light turnout already expected, plus a very unfavorable weather forecast that would have deterred some of the few who had planned to come, I decided to cancel the event for now. If and when I find a new date, I will post it here and on the CAG Facebook page.
  16. Location: Salacoa Creek Park, Ranger, GA (Gordon County) Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018 Time: Park opens at 7:00 AM Everyone is welcome, both CAG members as well as guests. But please let me know if you plan to attend. I'll be cooking hot dogs for lunch, and it helps to know how many people to plan for. THANKS! The carp fishing here is usually pretty good in the spring. Although the fish average on the small side, there are plenty of them in the lake -- including lots of mirrors. However, we do sometimes catch a few double-digit carp, and a 20 pound fish is caught n
  17. For details, please click on the event posted on the CAG Calendar on May 05 This will again be held at Salacoa Creek Park, located in Gordon County in northwestern Georgia. It is not a competition, it's a "fish for fun" event, and everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a CAG member to attend. The location, just 11 miles off I-75, makes it possible for anglers from parts of several other nearby states to attend if they wish (just remember that a valid GA license is required to fish -- available online). If you have any questions, PM me through this Forum or email me at b
  18. I sent mine several hours ago. I pretty much used your letter, but added a few comments of my own, including -- where you said, "Where you find trophy sized carp you will invariably find trophy sized bass, pike, walleye and other species.", I added as an example of carp and other species co-existing well, that a few years ago there was a new TN state record largemouth bass caught in Chickamauga Lake, part of the Tennessee River that has long been recognized as trophy carp water. I also said that some day I hoped to "be able to cite the new CT regulation (as it exists) to the legislato
  19. See http://georgiawildlife.com/fishing/anglerawards for full details about the Georgia Angler Awards program. I know that many of you, myself included, don't really care much about being "officially recognized" for catching a good fish. For me it's mostly just a matter of personal satisfaction when (if) everything comes together, and I manage to catch a nice carp now & then. HOWEVER -- as Iain recently pointed out to me, if more and more carp anglers would report their catches of carp through their state awards program, perhaps the state agencies would take notice, and then th
  20. John -- I'm texting you a photo of a "grass fly" that a guy I met on the bank was using to catch grass carp at a local pond. He noticed the grassers slurping blown-in grass on the surface when the maintenance guys were mowing near the bank, so he tied a fly that resembles a few blades of grass.
  21. I was carping at Lake Lanier several years ago when I met a fly-fishing guide and his client who were chasing carp in some of the coves near the spot I was fishing. During our conversation, he mentioned that he sometimes competes in fly-fishing carp tournaments on several rivers in TN. Maybe your contact is involved with that same group of anglers.
  22. Georgia has changed a lot since I first came here in 1965 for college. But then again, what hasn't changed in 50+ years? You should come back down for a visit sometime. It's "only" about a 600 mile trip to Atlanta from Morgantown. Seriously, if you ever do plan to come down this way, let me know. Maybe Cannonball (the new TN state chair) and I can plan a joint fish-in.
  23. Nice video, nice fish. Great job! I assume you made this much earlier in the year -- you were wearing shorts and wading, and I didn't notice any snow.
  24. Your name: Barry Shildneck Your CAG forum name: "needmotime2fish" Your state or province of residence: Georgia The state or province of your FFF 2018 fishing venue, if it differs from your residence: Georgia Junior (17 or under as of 1/1/18)?: Nope (17 x 4, plus a few more)
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