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Holiday Special (until December 24, 2013)… 15% off Gift Certificates!!!! These gift certificates are good at face value for any and all shop merchandise or lodging, but not guide trips. Call the shop to have one mailed to your door…231-745-3529.
Happy Holidays from all of us at BBT!
Hey guys, I’m back and back at it and, before I forget, I am still looking for one more person (But could take up to three!) for our Argentina trip in January. Details are below, but if you are adventurous and up for an awesome trip you might want to try and make it happen! At the moment it will just be myself, two experienced regulars on that trip and a couple of new guys for a total of five. I don’t actually mind having a boat all to myself, but it is more fun to share it and cover more water!
I walked in a few times by myself right after that last report both losing and landing some fish, but I got no shots for ya as it’s just too much trouble on your own. On Sunday the 24th I had Bill out for a very cold, but fun filled day on the water! Put a few in the bag and missed a few other opportunities while enjoying some great company. Fish came on various eggs, a black stone and a sparrow… Thanks for traveling all this way Bill and I’ll look forward to the next time!
Me holding Bill’s first to hand,a great buck to get it started!
A couple of others that found the paparazzi!.
Monday the 25th found me back out on the water with anglers Mike and Kurt for another cold and snowy, but productive day! Lost a lot more than we landed unfortunately, but had some fun in a few hot spots. It was great having you and I most certainly hope we can get out again soon!
A beautiful buck that found the net for some redemption just after a heartbreaker got off…
Yea, I snuck a cast in during a bathroom break and then they made me land it!
On Tuesday I took off on a nine hour journey down to the tri state area of West Virginia to do some deer hunting with my old Army buddy Wes Whaley that I just reconnected with a year ago on the 22nd of this month. Prior to that I’d last seen him in either 1986 or 1987 back in Germany, but neither one of can remember for sure, all we know is we’re older, fatter and maybe, just maybe, a little wiser than then! ;^)
The farm house.
Wes had spent a few days with me up here in Baldwin back in June just before I took off for my summer in Alaska and had mentioned that I should come down hunting so when the dates opened up for him my wife Karen was kind enough to let me duck out of Thanksgiving for the trip and it turned out awesome!
Put up some freezer meat within minutes of the first days hunt then just watched the parade...
Hunted the property of the farm above on Wednesday morning, took care of a couple of does then headed over to a larger farm that Wes’s uncle owns for the afternoon hunt. When you think of West Virginia and a good ole’ boy sitting in a rocking chair tellin’ tales you’ve probably got a good picture of the uncle, it was absolutely outstanding and I can wait to visit again next year!
Awesome country down there with lots to watch in the woods! My attempt at a selfie…
The temperature was in the teens, but it was tolerable with plenty to see. No shooter bucks were seen and I was trying to be very careful not to harvest a smaller buck…
The next morning, thanksgiving morning, it was bitter cold and windy so we opted to stay around the home farm property. Long story short, just before I was about to call it for the morning two does I was watching kept looking over their shoulders and all I could see was antlers coming over the hill. Moments after that I had my personal best buck ever with my good buddy Wes to thank for it! I’m all over that Ohio bow hunting next year man…
A beautiful West Virginia Buck and a hunt to remember….
Thankfully, on this thanksgiving, we got that all done in the morning and I was not forced to eat the bologna sandwich I was promised if we were still hunting and got to go to Wes’s sisters house to meet his mom and many more of his family for a traditional Thanksgiving meal instead. It was great meeting all of you and thank you so much for all your hospitality!
Friday found me on the road home finishing off down at the M-37 meat shack with Johnny in the evening to cape my deer and on Saturday I went back down to help process deer. Sunday found me on the water for a last minute trip with anglers Jay and Kevin. Not nearly as good of a bite as I had heard about from Saturday for us on Sunday, but we had some action while learning the ropes of C&D and Indicator fishing on a small stream and put a nice buck in the bag not long after losing a larger chrome hen that was an acrobat…
Thanks guys! I hope the swing bite was good for you on Monday and that I’ll see you again soon…
On Monday I did a trip with Bruce who was one of the first to congratulate me on my deer via Facebook so I checked with him on the menu and we enjoyed some of the fruits of the hunt after a somewhat slow morning. (We had only been caught off guard by one HOT fish!)
Venison, it’s what’s for lunch!
Got past a little bit of traffic in the afternoon and things turned on for us. Wound up with a couple of dandy hens that made it to hand and basically finished off strong! Stay safe over there Bruce and I’ll be looking for you on one of your trips home. Always a good time!
After we ate, the fish did too…
Haven’t been back out since then, but probably should have today with this warm snap! I spent yesterday helping Johnny out again processing deer with pool league in the evening and as soon as I’m done here I’ll be helping Steve from Barski’s out moving some new kitchen equipment around…
Outside of a trip on Friday my schedule, as well as John and John’s, is pretty open for anyone interested in getting in on, what should remain, a very strong fall/winter! Look for any kind of a warm up for best results, but we’ve got heaters in the boats and I’m pretty sure this is the kind of winter where your chances of hooking a few fish are pretty good on almost any given day. Give us a shout and let’s go fishing!!! 1-231-745-3529
Tight Lines all,
Announcements/Destination Travel Info-
We will be hosting two separate weeks in 2014. The dates are January 11 – 18 (Only 1 or 3 spots left) and January 18 – 25, (need three to 5 anglers) 2014…we are taking deposits ($1,000) now to hold your spot! Treat yourself to a trip of a lifetime! The package price per person based on double occupancy is US $3,450.00 and includes:
• Six full days guided fishing (with expert, local bilingual (Spanish-English) fly-fishing guide)
• All your lodging, meals and beverages (including beer & wine with meals).
• Transportation to and from the Airport in Bariloche
BBT In Argentina 2013 Take 2
Our BBT Alaska Dates for 2014 are August 2 to 9 and August 9 to 16, 2014. Anyone booking (placing a deposit) now will get this year’s rate ($2,295) until we hear otherwise, so lock your spot in now!! If you are interested in joining us, please contact John, myself or the shop for details. It is an amazing trip!!!!
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P.S. Don’t forget to stop in Barski’s for some off the hook chow and say hi to my buddy Steve for me!