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It's 99% where I'm at. I hope to be asleep when it happens. 

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I will be for the last half of it.  Not because of it, just by chance tho as I get out of work early afternoon and go fishing for an hr or 2 at that time daily. 

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Sore subject . I'll probably miss it because my wife has her own ideas on where to view it . I'll probably be stuck in traffic . If it was me , I would be on some gravel road set up right now .

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2 minutes ago, 12poundbass said:

What eclipse?

Haven't heard about it either. Did they mention it on tv? Does anybody else know about it? I knew I should have wore clean underwear today. Oh well.....

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21 minutes ago, Gundog said:

Haven't heard about it either. Did they mention it on tv? Does anybody else know about it? I knew I should have wore clean underwear today. Oh well.....

Maybe the sun is going to eclipse the moon on the other side of the earth where it's night time. Would explain why we haven't heard anything about it.

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43 minutes ago, Gundog said:

Haven't heard about it either. Did they mention it on tv? Does anybody else know about it? I knew I should have wore clean underwear today. Oh well.....

 

21 minutes ago, 12poundbass said:

Maybe the sun is going to eclipse the moon on the other side of the earth where it's night time. Would explain why we haven't heard anything about it.

Hard to believe you guys haven't heard about it. Its not on the other side of the planet. Its a solar eclipse that will be going on from 12 to 3pm today (central time) its all everyone is talking about right now around here. 

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1 minute ago, riverbasser said:

 

Hard to believe you guys haven't heard about it. Its not on the other side of the planet. Its a solar eclipse that will be going on from 12 to 3pm today (central time) its all everyone is talking about right now around here. 

I'm wondering if it's just a bunch of hype like Y2K?

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5 minutes ago, 12poundbass said:

I'm wondering if it's just a bunch of hype like Y2K?

Not sure in what way you mean. Y2k was a hoax. This is just a rare natural occurrence when the sun and moon align. 

 

Now there are a whole lot of crazy stories going around mainly claiming it is a sign of the end of the world or the return of Christ. Without going into it too far since that's not what this forum is about. 

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7 minutes ago, riverbasser said:

Not sure in what way you mean. Y2k was a hoax. This is just a rare natural occurrence when the sun and moon align. 

 

Now there are a whole lot of crazy stories going around mainly claiming it is a sign of the end of the world or the return of Christ. Without going into it too far since that's not what this forum is about. 

It must be a hoax. I just looked in the sky and don't see the moon anywhere. 

 

? Gundog and I were just messing around having a little fun. I think he was serious about not changing his underwear though.

5 minutes ago, Jigfishn10 said:

Yep, got my welders shield ready. :)

You got the right ones? Don't want you going blind.

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8 minutes ago, 12poundbass said:

It must be a hoax. I just looked in the sky and don't see the moon anywhere. 

 

? Gundog and I were just messing around having a little fun. I think he was serious about not changing his underwear though.

You got the right ones? Don't want you going blind.

Gotcha. Always hard to tell sarcasm over text

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32 minutes ago, 12poundbass said:

It must be a hoax. I just looked in the sky and don't see the moon anywhere. 

 

? Gundog and I were just messing around having a little fun. I think he was serious about not changing his underwear though.

You got the right ones? Don't want you going blind.

Funny thing happened this morning. I woke up and my underwear was on backwards. Not sure how it happened or when. Pretty sure they were on the right way yesterday.  I had to replace them anyway so it worked out. BTW, I don't think the eclipse had anything to do with it but I can't be 100% sure. One question. Is there gonna be another eclipse tomorrow or is it weekly like my subscription to Life magazine?

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55 minutes ago, Gundog said:

Funny thing happened this morning. I woke up and my underwear was on backwards. Not sure how it happened or when. Pretty sure they were on the right way yesterday.  I had to replace them anyway so it worked out. BTW, I don't think the eclipse had anything to do with it but I can't be 100% sure. One question. Is there gonna be another eclipse tomorrow or is it weekly like my subscription to Life magazine?

Don't worry, you won't have to change your underwear for a few more years before another eclipse rolls around...you're good. :)

 

@12poundbass, they must be the right ones, "they" said they were safe. :dontknow:

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We're in the 99% totality area and there's 11 minutes to the eclipse and....

 

it's cloudy and raining out!

 

But we'll be fishing this evening.

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Well, we drove about 20 miles to lake Wateree, SC and observed the 99.9% eclipse with no clouds. I took a rod and a Rooster Tail. I didn't see a sign of a fish, except for a school of shed, but it got pretty dark and cooler. We heard the cicadas and a whiporwill start up. It lasted maybe 3 minutes and it was over. But it looked dark on the horizon for another 10 minutes or so.

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We were at 95%, it started to get cloudy by the time I got to a place to stop to look at it, which was ok cause I could see it with just sunglasses when it was behind the clouds. Everything took on a yellow tint and the shadows were very sharp like everything was under a spotlight. 

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It was spectacular . I went where I wanted and my wife just had to shut   up about it .  LOL . No traffic , no clouds . 

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Just now, scaleface said:

It was spectacular . I went where I wanted and my wife just had to shut   up about it .  LOL . No traffic , no clouds . 

You should watch being right like that, last time I tried it I didn't wake up for 2 days :blink:

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Was fishing Wyandotte county lake in Kansas City Kansas during the eclipse. was mostly cloudy ,but got to see it between the clouds a couple times. with the eclipse and clouds it was dark for nearly 10 minutes starting at 1:05 pm..

Caught a 2 lb bass on a Whopper Plopper in the middle of it all.

Now I can say I caught a bass during a full solar eclipse.

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We started @ 6am this morning and fished until the lightning started up in the distance around 1pm.  Major t-storm the rest of the afternoon and we didn't see anything.  We did have a good time fishing and my wife finally caught her first LMB!

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Well that was lame. If I wasn't told there was an eclipse going on I am not sure I would have noticed anything. It did seem a little cooler and I didn't need as much sunblock in the afternoon though.

But FWIW....the bite as ON today. Just spent 2 hours cleaning perch, pumpkinseeds and rockbass. Some of the 'seeds were gigantic.

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Well I fished through the whole thing. If I haven't know it was an eclipse, I never would have known it. Never took my sunglasses off, no I didn't look at it. Caught 4 from 12-3.

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Was in 67% blockage area so didn't notice much, but during the eclipse the sky darkened a little as if it were partly cloudy with no clouds in the sky.  During the actual eclipse I hooked into 2 Atlantic Salmon practically back to back.  I think for those fishing when actually happening, fishing should have spiked at least a little.

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