sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Friday, October 5, 2018

Before Dawn

If you plan to catch big fish, you must leave well before dawn (unless you're LSP and the fish line up in the lake, drawing. lots for the opportunity to take your hook). The Savage River canoe is loaded up, ready for its journey to the White Wolf Mine area, and trying to get in on the fishing season before it ends.

In 2008, my modified 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser was pictured prominently on the wikipedia page for that vehicle but no more, alas. Time has passed, but the rig is still as effective as it was then. When a part shows wear, I replace it, and there are a lot of weld-er-up style custom parts and aftermarket goodies to replace the weak spots in the OEM vehicle. 

The 18' canoe weighs in at 33 lbs. Carbon fiber with a kevlar bottom to deflect rocks and such. Thus, even a weakling such as myself can toss it up on the FJ. The yellow microfiber buffer pads are of my own design and help prevent chafing from the cinch straps on long trips.

Toys are important. But in fishing, luck is more important. Combining the two can be even more fun!