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  1. MarAzul

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    I spent three days up the river from Maupin, about 15 miles up to the cabin. It's kind a good to see old friends again, some of whom, I had not seen in forty years. One guy who I had not known or
    did not remember, surprised me with all the knowledge he had about me and the work I had done.
    He had just signed on a work where I did at the time and spend the next 35 years using the system which included an early Data base system.

    Anyway, I was astonished to find someone that would actually tell other people good things about my work.
    Ha ! Of course I encouraged him.

    Then there is the current events, as the threads in this forum shout load an clear, most of you hate Trump
    for some unknowable reason and can't wait to make it known daily, but with little success.

    Weird, it took little time for the men up the river with me to make their position completely clear. They unequivocally support the New President to a man with out reserve.

    Then I come in here! Weird!

    It further astonishes me that someone in the Justice department would appoint a Special Counsel to investigate Russian Collusion with no damn evidence. I guess I should withhold judgement until we see what he will do, so I will try. But I wonder what will happen if Mueller spends a month or two
    investigating, then come out with nothing and shuts it down.

    What the heck will you blow much, hair on fire boys do?
     
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  2. theprunetang

    theprunetang where's my chippy?

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    Did you pick any Morels while you were there? That area should be loaded right now. I harvested some Oregon white truffles earlier today!
     
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  3. MarAzul

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    No, it never came up. I did not see any either, but didn't have the thought in mind, so likely missed any if they were to be had.
    It was mostly a BS get together, with everyone taking a hand a cooking a meal for the gang. I think most of us went fishing once while there. I caught one trout and let him go by the rules.
    I am not into that catch and release thing much, it just seem to be harassment of the fish to me so I don't feel like doing it. The one I caught was beauty though, a 19" Rainbow.
    I figured that will do.
     
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    theprunetang where's my chippy?

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    I'm with you on catch and release. Unless I'm fishing for an invasive species. Last time I was in that area I caught a couple of trout (much smaller than yours), found a few morels, and some wild onion. One of the best campfire meals I have ever had.
     
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  5. Dougnsalem

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    My son just got a book last week about picking Morels. We LOVE mushrooms, especially in butter with a good steak. Question- after briefly looking through the book (and from past word of mouth), are there really that many that are gonna make you drop dead, if you pick the wrong one? This book is talking like you need to join a club, so knowledgable people can show you the bad ones. Is it really that tough? The descriptions in the book seem pretty basic, and easy to follow. Not a lot of pics though....
     
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  6. Fonzthecpt1

    Fonzthecpt1 I'm Listening

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    Yes, depending on the type of mushrooms you are hunting there are many poisonous look alikes. Not all will make you drop dead but some will make you sick to your stomach. You don't have to be a mycologist to hunt for mushrooms, but some general knowledge should be had before heading out and eating what you gather. Often times you can discern the poisonous mushrooms from the non poisonous ones by performing a spore print.
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    tl:dr version:

    People love me.

    I love Trump.

    The people who love me love Trump.

    I love you people.

    You people should love Trump.

    The end.
     
  8. Dougnsalem

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    Thanks for the info! Saw some more stuff to check out about that, after a Google search... I think that would be a blast to go do, but just want to make sure we're getting the right stuff....
     
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    theprunetang where's my chippy?

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    Fonz has some good advice. I'll add to it a bit. There are mushrooms that will kill, but there are really only a handful of species that fit that description. Most that are not edible mainly just cause mild stomach upset. Others are listed as inedible based on taste, tiny size, or texture. I would recommend starting with a couple of easily identifiable target species and working your way up from there. Start with Chantrelles in the fall and Morels in the spring. Always be 100 percent on your identification before attempting to eat. Taking spore prints can be a good way to go from 90% certainty to 100%. It is pretty easy to do as well. There are 2 books that I would recommend picking up for anyone interested in wild mushrooms, both written by David Aurora. "Mushrooms Demystified" is the mushroom bible. It is a tome. He also wrote "All That The Rain Brings and More", which is a fun pocket sized version of the more common fungi you'll find. I got to go on a foray with him in Georgia last year and it was a blast learning from the best.

    Ps. I have a Mycology degree. Tis one geeky thing that most don't know about me.

    Pps. If you are interested in Oregon white truffles and black truffles, the North American Truffling Society is based in Corvallis and do monthly forays all over the Willamette valley. They are free to join in on. They go to places that are known to produce the prized fungi and you will walk away with something tasty. They have a website with more info. Check it out. If you care about yourself, go to their annual holiday potluck. Holy damn!
     
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  10. MarAzul

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    Yes Sly, You are a quick study. I didn't pick the member but we did not have any difficulties.

    I did post it for you and the others to consider exactly what your cut clarified.
     
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    Shocker, like minded people agree with each other.
    I opened this thread because I thought it wasn't another political thread.
    Should have known better.
     
  12. SlyPokerDog

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    I know I make a lot of political threads but I have been trying to post other topics.
     
  13. theprunetang

    theprunetang where's my chippy?

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    That's why I'm talking about fishing and mushrooms. I prefer to talk about awesome and fun things instead of dark, depraved, dishonest, family-splitting, never ending bullshit.

    What's the biggest fish you've ever caught?
     
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    Not sure about biggest but I remember my friend and I camping when we were kids with my parents down at Lake Selmac, we caught a bunch of those little tree frogs and started using them as live bait. I know... I know... but we didn't know then. The glowmallows weren't working, we got bored, caught a frog, put on the hook and casted. Jump... jump....bass! This is cool! We need more frogs! Total dick move but damn we caught so many bass. Hilariously easy and really fun.
     
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    Good show!

    Biggest Fish! Let's see

    Rainbow 11lbs East Lake (Newberry Crater
    Cutthoat 6 lbs Log pond off Santiam River
    Dolly Varden 29 lbs Chillko Lake BC
    Artic Char (Mackinaw) 32 lbs Lake Babine BC
    Eastern Brook 5lbs Damn I can't remember the name of that lake in the Cascades
    German Brown 3lbs Deschutes River
    Steelhead 39lbs Little North Fork of Santiam (This was the dumbest Steelhead I ever caught, and the only one to fight up stream the whole time)

    Largest legal take by weight of Trout in one day.

    Oregon 5 Rainbow trout 21 lbs Crane Prairie Reservoir
    BC 7 Rainbows and Dolly's 107lbs (my daughter and I. Actually I find I lied above, she caught the big Dolly)

    Stripe Bass 36lbs Umpqua River (estuary)
    Lost track of all the Salmon and Deep sea fish.
     
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    I have tried to catch trout in a local river without luck all last year and the only person I saw catching them all the time was a Vietnamese guy with his family who fished the same river.....didn't know his secret...my wife asked him one day and he said.....white bread
     
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    That's what they call white people, he's fishing with dead people.

    Be afraid.
     
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    I caught a giant carp in the reservoir last summer ....it's an illusion though, the whole fish is like a vacuum cleaner bag...all stomach and bone
     
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    Makes sense! I have been told white corn kernels work very well. I was also told it will kill the fish if you don't catch it because they can not digest vegetable stuff. Rumor or true, I don't know.
    Perhaps we have a Marine biologist in here?
     
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