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About DanielG

  • Birthday 02/06/1955

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  • Location
    Southern Maine
  • My PB
    Between 3-4 lbs
  • Favorite Bass
    Largemouth & Smallmouth
  • Favorite Lake or River
    The one I live on, Mousam Lake in Acton, Maine. Actually, I don't have much experience anyplace else. It's where my home and boat are stationed.

  • Other Interests
    guitar, portrait painting, Luthiery, family, lately... baitmaking.

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  • About Me
    Retired Teacher. We live on a lake in Maine. I fished a LOT as a kid and got back into it a couple of years ago upon retirement. And more recently have begun making lures. 

    My boat is an electric converted sailing catamaran. I like to build things. It works great.

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  1. You're watching on the news about our blizzards and they make it look like we're shut in for a month with only wood stove to keep us going. In reality we're out after about 2 hrs and things are back to normal. WE on the other hand look at the news and they make it seem like entire states are destroyed by tornadoes and most of the country outside of our area is burning or flooded. It gets bad in some places but the news really tends to sensationalize things sometimes.
  2. Yup. I live at a lake. But half the people are snowbirds. They're leaving for Florida in a couple of weeks. I get the whole place to myself. Surrounded by trees and looking forward to some blizzards with a fire in the house. Nothing better. I think it's whatever you're used to that feels like home. Actually we've been warming up a lot over the years. The gulf of Maine is the fastest warming body of water in the world. We've gained about 1-2 months of non-winter weather. Kinda depressing without as many or lackluster blizzards. Used to be about 60/40 winter/non winter. Now it's more like 75/25. Other bad news is that lobsters require cold water. They're migrating to Canada.
  3. I had a boat with a standard electric motor on it a Southern Maine lake I live on. I'd just start from the dock and do a regular run along the edge trolling making a loop. About a half mile from home I caught a mid sized bass and when I pulled it in it flopped and caught the hook in my belly through my t-shirt. I couldn't get it out. That bass and I slow crawled at 2mph a half mile back home. He was flopping, hanging from my belly for awhile. That didn't feel very good. I'd look down at that big eye looking up at me and think... we'll make it buddy. Well he didn't. Dead by the time I arrived. I got some decent wire cutters and cut the hook. I've always done catch and release so he got an unceremonial burial. Felt kinda bad actually.
  4. The medications, probably metformin lets the glucose in the blood go into the cells like they're supposed to. The effect can be a weight loss. Diabetes is insidious because weight gain makes it worse but as diabetes increases it makes weight loss very difficult and weight gain easier.
  5. Finally the ice melted and I was able go to down to the water and cast a few of the lures I made this winter. Some of it was good and some of it just ain't pretty. But it's all good. Kept me busy during the cold months and cabin fever here in Maine. https://youtu.be/SshJaaQCRac
  6. Trying my hand at a reptilian multi segmented lure. I've never done more than three segments before. This is seven. https://youtu.be/xyXkO6DWzmI
  7. So, I made this bait using some holographic foil from a craft store. Been wanting to try it for some time now. It had it's challenges as it's not actually foil but a plastic. It forms with the use of a heat gun though. And no, I don't sell anything with my videos. I just like the process of filming and putting the thing together after.
  8. Unemployment hit 3% here in Maine last week. Lowest in history. Anyone wanting to work can work. All over the country, hardly anyplace that doesn't have 'hiring' signs up. It's an employee's market. If they don't want to work someplace because of conditions, pay, management or some other reason there are plenty of places wanting to poach them. Now, if this sounds like so spoiled worker talk wait until the worm turns as it always does and it's an employers market. Lower pay, take it or leave it there are plenty of people waiting to step in if you don't measure up. Leave, we've found someone better, bye.
  9. I spent the past couple of days making a 'mohawk lure'. Ya, I know, cabin fever up here in Maine is getting bad. Anyway, it was an interesting diversion into something a bit different. Check it out.
  10. Ya, I was just sitting there looking at it an stuff comes to me so I had to try. weird that way.
  11. I had an old hair clipper hanging around. My attempt at making an air brush cleaner from it. Time will tell if it works well. I did a video about it should you care to see how it was done. It's pretty short.
  12. A shot from my drone of Mousam lake in Southern Maine. 4.5 miles long. One in a string of 22 lakes in the immediate area. My avatar picture is a shot of it from my front door as I live on this lake. Bass, crappie, pickeral, And Salmon and trout in the spring after fall stocking.
  13. There was a ton of coverage on why it wasn't shot down. Here's the lowdown on what I heard toda on PBS. Every station, well almost every one, clearly outlined the reasons. 1. The pentagon couldn't guarantee no damage to property or the safety to people. 2. They decided to wait until it was traveled and crossed to the ocean. 3. The pentagon had successfully blocked all transmissions from the balloon's equipment. 4. It didn't have cameras, they have satellites for that, that can do a better job. 5. It likely had radiation sensors, atmospheric sensors (for some reason) and equipment to collect military radio traffic. 6. The decision had come from the Whitehouse with military recommendation to shoot it down on Wednesday. 7. Shooting it down over the ocean in about 50 ft of water would help to make an easy recovery and have more of it survive the fall. 8. It had to be hit with a rocket from a plane because it was 10,000 feet higher than the fighter could fly so bullets wouldn't work.
  14. Moxie used to be better. I had a very bitter taste. Coca Cola took it over and changed the formula to make it more amenable to the general public. Same taste but not nearly as good.
  15. You haven't had something so bad it's good until you've had Moxie. The official state drink of Maine.
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