In praise of Fall

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Re: In praise of Fall

Postby goosepond » Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:40 am

Fsbirdhouse wrote:
goosepond wrote:Sure is quiet around here, everyone must have gone on vacation :lol: :hi:


I'm thinking that as well.
The big fire miss you?


Yep, fire missed me, its still about 4 miles south se of me. But, man for this time of year, a 1,200 acre fire is unreal. It's so dry out, not just here but country wide I dont know what its gonna bring. I really feel bad for those who lost their homes and affected by the fire, but, goes to show if people dont watch their spring burning addictions what will happen. A neighbor just 2 houses up from me lost his barn and chicken coop 10 days ago when another neighbor decided to burn his ditch on a day we had 30+ MPH winds and they were lucky it didnt get to the houses or we would have lost at least 2 in that one.

To me, and I had done fires for 45 years and I know that Gene has done fires for many years too, but, this time of year, there just arent the resources around this part of the country to do much. And they were lucky to be able to pull 1 helicopter from somewhere that could help with water drops. Some people were blaming the BLM/FS for not bringing in retardant planes but they dont understand that those pieces of equipment just arent around here until towards end of June. There may be some on contract in the SW area of the country and maybe Cal, but, to get them here is a miracle and I dont think they can get it done.

It's not the BLM or FS fault for the fire, it's the person (idiot) who decided to burn with winds over 25 mph earlier. If it is proven who started the fire, which it will, I hope they have very very good home owners insurance because this one is going to be very expensive to pay for.

Hats off to all of the fire resources for doing what they could. Fire departments from Chubbuck to Madison County and everything in between. Now thats pulling together to protect the community of Firth, which could have easily lost a lot more structures. For this fire to jump the Snake River, now that has some wind behind it to get that far across the water. You dont see that kind of extreme fire behavior until late summer season. But, the fuels along the snake river are so heavy with junipers, cottonwoods, grasses etc, it wont be the last one around here.

The counties around here need to bring their fire restriction/bans on much earlier when people start to burn and require permits. I bet almost everyone reading this knows of or has seen people burn ditches and fields spring and fall that get away and burn one heck of a lot more up than anticipated. People, fire is and can be addictive, I know that from my time on them, but, fire in the hands of those who dont know what they are doing is very very dangerous and destructive.

Ok so Im done with my rant, it just upsets me that people dont use common sense when the winds are forcast to be over 20 MPH dont burn and in many cases over 10 puts you in a danger zone.

I just want to get my boat out of the shop today and get some kokanee on the end of the line. That will take a lot of relief off of the winter blues, lol :)

Hope everyone else is doing ok.
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Re: In praise of Fall

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:08 pm

Goosepond,
Glad that fire missed you!
BTW: My son now owns the boat I ran the Snake with for 30 years. Just mounted a Minn Kota and a fish finder on it, and we too are going after Kokanee over the next week at Ririe.
If you go there and see a little yellow boat...wave!
So the words Fall and Autumn are not to be capitalized?
They are in my world.
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Re: In praise of Fall

Postby goosepond » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:37 pm

weather looks like it wont be good up on Ririe until tuesday so I think ill hit it then, mine is a older 73 reinell with a 85 hp johnson on it. Kinda beige color. It sounds like a number of folks from around this area fish Ririe, i knew some did but a lot more than I thought :(

supposedly, from ramp to dam has been pretty good, power lines so so. they shouldnt be to deep though, water cant be that deep. Ice has only been off for about 3 weeks. Got my boat back today from service tech there in BF, Blackfoot motor sports. They have a pretty good mechanic now and Ive used them for 4 years now and he has done me justice. They must be doing well compared to what the reveiws were a few years back because they are jammed up and jelly tight, lol, on service.
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Re: In praise of Fall

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:06 pm

Unfortunately a 'lot of folks' are going to be the norm around here compared to what we are used to.
Now that so many have jobs that only require a computer they can do their work from home and that means 'ANYWHERE'!
I was hearing several years ago cable news people saying "Idaho" a lot and I knew the shift here would start someday, but I never thought we'd see such a rush so fast we'd be awash in them to this degree in such short order.
Not since the days of the '49s or the Dust Bowl years has there been shifts in population this massive in the US.
I'm more worried about those from the LEFT coast bringing in their Liberal agendas then about just numbers, but the water, schools, and medical services will all suffer as well because nobody much is making the effort to keep up with that aspect.
I guess it is what it is?
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Re: In praise of Fall

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Sun May 02, 2021 9:30 am

Just thought I'd drop into 'The Crypt' this morning to see what's doing.
Man, this place IS dead.
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Re: In praise of Fall

Postby Mean Gene » Fri May 07, 2021 4:48 am

Fsbirdhouse wrote:Just thought I'd drop into 'The Crypt' this morning to see what's doing.
Man, this place IS dead.


I haven't been doing any fishing at all. This week I took a part time job with a contractor friend hanging T&G nd between that and coaching baseball there's been no time to do anything. Headed to Hamilton today so the wife and attend her 2 day handgun training class. I do believe I'll be on the water tomorrow, but I have no idea where. Weather is still up and down but it's showing signs of turning nice. We'll see I suppose.
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Re: In praise of Fall

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Sat May 08, 2021 11:26 am

All three of my favorite fields or spots to hunt are going into corn this season.
One yesterday. One today (right now), and the other is already. Talked to planters today.

I'm thinking geese, but more than that, Mallards. Clouds of Mallards.
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Re: In praise of Fall

Postby HaydenHunter » Sat May 15, 2021 9:33 am

Fsbirdhouse wrote:All three of my favorite fields or spots to hunt are going into corn this season.
One yesterday. One today (right now), and the other is already. Talked to planters today.


I'm thinking geese, but more than that, Mallards. Clouds of Mallards.
If that is the case I will make it down this year to hunt with you! Last year got sideways with all the Covid restrictions but I am vaccinated and good to go, or at least so says the gub'ment...now.
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Re: In praise of Fall

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Sun May 16, 2021 9:05 am

HaydenHunter wrote:
Fsbirdhouse wrote:All three of my favorite fields or spots to hunt are going into corn this season.
One yesterday. One today (right now), and the other is already. Talked to planters today.


I'm thinking geese, but more than that, Mallards. Clouds of Mallards.
If that is the case I will make it down this year to hunt with you! Last year got sideways with all the Covid restrictions but I am vaccinated and good to go, or at least so says the gub'ment...now.


Wife was hesitant about guests last year because of the bug, but we got our vax too.
Last year was also very, very inconsistent about the migration. Couldn't count on birds being present at all, and then 'Boom' they'd be in for a day, and gone for 10.
Gil, we'll stay in touch!
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