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Old 03-02-2013, 09:23 AM
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Here's the overall goal--fish every county in my home state of Kansas (at least the ones that have public water). I've been sort of working on it--I'm a priest and get sent out to different places for ministry. I work in fishing as I can.

As my thread on float tubes indicates, I'm thinking of buying one. A float tube opens up all kinds of little lakes and ponds.

I'm also in graduate school (History, Kansas State) and need to do some research this summer. I perfected a good scheme last summer--find a campground near an archives, research in the day, fish the evenings. I'm thinking of hitting some local archives on one trip. A day or two researching in each place and a chance to explore some new waters in each location. (Not to mention being able to put the gas, food, and camp fees on the education budget rather than my own!)
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Sounds like a plan... good luck !
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Yes indeed, sounds like a great plan to combine some research and still get in a little fishing and explore new water. Good luck!
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Float tubes are an excellent, extremely portable way to explore new waters.
If you have a vehicle that fits them already inflated- better yet. Just don't leave them to heat up inside the vehicle in the summer- they'll expand and may pop! They'll do the same thing with an increase in altitude- Kansas kind of eliminates that. Have fun. Bet ya some good size bass are in your future.


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an increase in altitude- Kansas kind of eliminates that.
Pretty much. Kansas was the inspiration for the pool table wasn't it?

Sounds like a fun goal. It might be a lot more easily achieved than we would think. There are a lot of counties that don't look like they have any water bigger than than a horse trough in them. You have a few spots where you could knock off more than one county at a time. Cheney Lake has the meeting of three county lines in the South end of the lake. Looking at Google Earth I discovered you have a Minneapolis also. Ours is bigger, but I'll bet I would like yours better.
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Pretty much. Kansas was the inspiration for the pool table wasn't it?

I discovered you have a Minneapolis also. Ours is bigger, but I'll bet I would like yours better.
I think it was. Though eastern kansas is hilly.

Right now, our Minneapolis is likely buried in snow. They were expected to get 26" in our last storm here. We got about 8".
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We haven't had snow in so long I can't recall the last good storm. All the recent storms are going around Pinedale, WY. Talked with my son who lives near Greeley, CO and they got a nice 6" storm last week. I still have my fingers crossed that we get some good snow in March.
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Father, just make sure your measuring tape always speaks honestly ! (you know what problems Jesus had at times with that one fisherman, Peter ?) LOL

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Yes, when you report on the fish remember Proverbs 11:1


I wonder if Jonah paid attention to that.
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