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 Post subject: Broke down
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:31 pm 
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So.....I've been wanting to do an overnighter on the Savannah for quite a while. Over the weekend my trucks started shittin' oil everywhere...and went from bad to worse in a hurry. I decided to try to limp into Augusta where at least if Freightliner was gonna hold my truck hostage for a week or so I could go home.....and uhhh yeah....go fishin'. So now with the truck in the shop,and the idea of an overnighter on my mind, I also thought this might be the perfect oppurtunity to try to quit smoking...a couple days on the river...no stress...no place to buy smokes. Sounded good on paper.


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I got an early start ....

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It was looking like a hell of a morning at the put-in.....

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Closest thing we have to a blue line...

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Up top there were geese everywhere....

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And persimmons ....

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And flowers....

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and bugs...

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but would there be fish?? Hell yeah...first cast was this little jackfish

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then a typical redeye....

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was'nt long before I got this nice little largemouth....

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Things seemed to be starting out really well. I decided that if I had two days to fish there was no reason to rush....though I was mostly anticipating some big smallies down by the bridge. So I slowly worked my way down, catching mostly redeyes along the way.....

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And a little sumpin for my buddy croaker.....ya know its a nice redbreast when you can lip em'.....

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I finally got down to the section I really wanted to fish.....my first smallie was'nt no bigger than a redeye....

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But that was just one.....then came the slobs I was looking for.....

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BYE BYE Piggy....

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I proceeded to catch nice fish for the next two hours or so....

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Swithed over to streamers and caught this fatty....(pics prolly won't do it justice)

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or on this fatty of a redeye....

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So on I go....to catch a few more.....

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Started to slow a bit...and was catching more small fish.....so I took a break for lunch.....roast beef,turkey,capicola and vidalia onions....thats a sammich!

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And then the douchebaggery started and my trip report ends....My employer calls me and says they want me to go with another driver to NY to recover a truck.....WTF?? And not sure how this is gonna play out...and knowing that my point of no return for getting picked up at the take-out is drawing near....I sent my wife a message to plan on picking me up when she gets out of work....and I paddled my skinny ass on down to the boat ramp...broken down, pissed off, pissed on....so goes my "overnighter" . Good news....I finally grew a set...and told them there was'nt a chance in hell of me wanting to do this.....plus as I write this....I still have'nt had a cigarette....two days and counting......wish me luck! and thanks for riding along...even if it did go south in the end.

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 Post subject: Re: Broke down
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:12 am 
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Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: Broke down
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:17 am 
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Now that is one damn fine day on the river. Tons of fish and a bunch of damn nice flicks.
Thanks for sharing this great report.
Hope you still have a job. Why does'nt your boss just send the driver to NY on a plane ? Lot cheaper than 2 guys both ways.

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 Post subject: Re: Broke down
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Stone-Man wrote:
Hope you still have a job. Why does'nt your boss just send the driver to NY on a plane ? Lot cheaper than 2 guys both ways.

JT



Obviously you've never worked for or dealt with a trucking co. LOL I don't think they're gonna fire me over that....its really not my job to do that crap.....and I probably would'nt do it if they offered a plane ticket....don't care to go thru security at the airports these days. :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Broke down
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:20 am 
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In general most jobs suck!!

Great day you had on the river!! Mighty nice fish and Pictures!!
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 Post subject: Re: Broke down
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I lust for the sammich.

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 Post subject: Re: Broke down
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Wow! Tom, what a wonderful day of fishing.


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 Post subject: Re: Broke down
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great report Tom, and nice pics ta boot. Congrats on the smoking, keep up the good work. Your Grandchildren will thank you for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Broke down
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Hey OB

your tractor ever recover?bbbbbbbb

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 Post subject: Re: Broke down
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headgear wrote:
Hey OB

your tractor ever recover?bbbbbbbb


Not yet....4 of the 6 cylinders were bad....so they're doing a complete in frame overhaul....will be a couple of more weeks on the operating table ( Freightliner is terribly slow....especially the one in Augusta.) So they finally gave me a rental car over the weekend to drive to Memphis and pick up a loaner truck....once mine is done the plan is to return me to memphis to get another rental car...and drive back to Augusta to get my old truck.

Side note... Still on the wagon....They say its O.K. to smoke the first week or two while taking the Chantix....so I averaged 2 or 3 smokes a day the first two weeks....into the third week and I have'nt had a puff in several days.....although the urges have seemed to have grown a bit....actually had my first bad night of sleep last night :cry: I'ma gonna get through it though.....feeling much better as a non-smoker. :D

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