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#1 May-29-08 8:19AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
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Independence Day float

Any one interested in floating the Upper Potomac (location TBD) early on July 4th?

The plan would be to start early (sunrise??) so we can be done by noon. That way, we can be home for the family and the Independence Day festivities.

Let me know who might be interested and we will put a plan together. After all....we have plenty of time.

Ernie


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#2 May-29-08 12:30PM

redskinsfan360
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From: VA
Registered: Mar-10-08
Posts: 1389

Re: Independence Day float

Definetly!

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#3 May-29-08 1:02PM

AndrewDo124
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From: Alexandria
Registered: May-27-08
Posts: 963

Re: Independence Day float

only float tubes or can i yak it?

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#4 May-29-08 1:42PM

bigfoot
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Posts: 94

Re: Independence Day float

I wish i was here for that but I will be out on the Shenandoah river.


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#5 May-29-08 2:51PM

Ernie
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Re: Independence Day float

Andrew,

Yaks, canoes, toons...whatever. We will not be running any wild rapids. I will be fishing in my 13' Ocean kayak.

Ernie


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#6 May-29-08 6:39PM

Paul Naj
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Registered: May-20-08
Posts: 320

Re: Independence Day float

I'd love to join you guys but I'll be in California with my kids on vacation.

I hope to do a couple of trips out there before that. I'll give you guys a heads up in case anyone is interested in going before the 4th.

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#7 May-29-08 7:29PM

Dominion Dan
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From: Falls Church, VA
Registered: May-24-08
Posts: 1055

Re: Independence Day float

I might be able to, I'll have to check some things with my work situation though.

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#8 Jun-09-08 11:30AM

Ernie
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Re: Independence Day float

This is still on plan...I will get a list together when the date gets closer.

Ernie


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#9 Jun-09-08 11:31AM

Ernie
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Re: Independence Day float

Curly wrote:

I'll be in Alaska fishing that day. smile

You taking orders for halibut?

Ernie


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#10 Jun-09-08 11:55AM

L1Ranger
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From: Shenandoah Valley
Registered: Nov-20-06
Posts: 264

Re: Independence Day float

Man, Curly gets all the good trips smile

I'm actually leaving on the 5th to head north for a week, so I'll be packing on the 4th.


now it's yesterday! roll
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#11 Jun-09-08 12:18PM

CozUF2001
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From: Richmond, Virginia
Registered: Mar-26-08
Posts: 1419
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Re: Independence Day float

I may be available to fish on the 4th. However, I have nary a floating device. Options?


If it were easy, they'd call it catching!

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#12 Jun-09-08 1:11PM

Ernie
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Re: Independence Day float

I have an extra kayak but it does not yet have a rod holder. Let's see if I get industrious and install a couple by then. I also have a canoe that will be available.

Ernie


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#13 Jun-30-08 7:21AM

Ernie
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Re: Independence Day float

OK...here is what I am thinking for the 4th of July float!

1. We need to go early 'cause there will be crowds later
2. We need to go where there is deep enough water for the Hobies

So....I suggest  we meet at Algonkian at 0630 and we can paddle/pedal up stream for a bit, fish for a while and then move upstream again and float back to the ramp. I am thinking 4-5 hours so we can get home by lunch.

Let me know if this works or do we need to rethink it? Who's in?

Ernie

PS- I will have an extra canoe and kayak should anyone need it.


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#14 Jun-30-08 9:35AM

Bass Hunter
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Registered: Oct-19-07
Posts: 679

Re: Independence Day float

Curly wrote:

I'll be in Alaska fishing that day. smile

Curly - hope you get to land something like this...

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Soldotna- … posccDW7oF

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#15 Jun-30-08 9:39AM

AndrewDo124
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Alexandria
Registered: May-27-08
Posts: 963

Re: Independence Day float

Ernie, the my hobie should be fine in shallow water. As long as there's enough water to float in I dont see any problems. 

Oh yeah, count SimonSays and I in!

Any tips/suggestions for lures to bring? I was thinking 3.5in tubes, 2in curly tail grubs, jigs and super flukes.

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#16 Jun-30-08 9:44AM

redskinsfan360
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From: VA
Registered: Mar-10-08
Posts: 1389

Re: Independence Day float

I will be out their if all goes well!

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#17 Jun-30-08 10:05AM

Ernie
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Re: Independence Day float

Andrew....you nailed it as fas as the lures go. I tend to bring too much. Jumping Jasper does great on tubes and grubs! I am thinking of staying strictly with the fly rod.....roll

See you guys there.

Ernie


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#18 Jun-30-08 11:29AM

L1Ranger
Northern Snakehead
From: Shenandoah Valley
Registered: Nov-20-06
Posts: 264

Re: Independence Day float

fly rod!

I'll be taking my 7 wt with me next week to get in some fishing on the fly. 

have you picked up any wiggle minnows yet?  definitly need to add soem toyour arsenal ifyou haven't already


now it's yesterday! roll
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#19 Jun-30-08 11:41AM

Ernie
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Re: Independence Day float

I have some gummy minnows...the same?

Ernie


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#20 Jun-30-08 1:43PM

L1Ranger
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From: Shenandoah Valley
Registered: Nov-20-06
Posts: 264

Re: Independence Day float

no, not the same

here's a wiggle minnow

http://www.cabelas.com/prod-1/0030363319839a.shtml


now it's yesterday! roll
Ernie

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#21 Jul-01-08 5:41AM

Ernie
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Re: Independence Day float

I think I may have one of those guys....

Ernie


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#22 Jul-01-08 2:22PM

CozUF2001
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From: Richmond, Virginia
Registered: Mar-26-08
Posts: 1419
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Re: Independence Day float

I am interested in participating, but I will need flotation. I am gentle and don't smell...too bad lol


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#23 Jul-01-08 3:15PM

Ernie
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Posts: 13265

Re: Independence Day float

Coz,

You can use my canoe but you really need 2 people since you need to paddle upstream some.

So far, we have Andrew and Simon Says in a double yak, me in another yak, Charlie in his one man home made boat, maybe Carlos in his yak and.....we need to find one more boatless person for you.

Oh....I just realizd my other kayak will be unused....do you have a life jacket?

Ernie


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#24 Jul-01-08 5:55PM

redskinsfan360
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From: VA
Registered: Mar-10-08
Posts: 1389

Re: Independence Day float

For all to know I was just at the Potomac around 12 in the afternoon...did not catch anything but I got a good look at the conditions.  The water is shallow and really clear.  I can see all the way down in most places.  It is really rocky (blew out a prop on a rock and couldn't get up on plane on the way home so it took forever to get back to the ramp.)  Their are also lots of fallen trees on the banks.

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#25 Jul-02-08 5:10AM

AndrewDo124
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From: Alexandria
Registered: May-27-08
Posts: 963

Re: Independence Day float

Ernie, is it ok for my other buddy to come along? He'll be in his own hobie. I might neeed him to pull be around if i get too tired tongue

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