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Heck, here I thought you were able to cross an apple with a rabbit that would allow you to keep it on the tree during the winter. The fur would keep it warm.


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I was taking my Dad out to lunch last Sunday, and while he was getting ready I was working on a program.

He's ready to go and I say hold on a minute, I need to find 2 bits. He reaches in his pocket and pulls out a quarter.

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State-of-the-art in 1914...1 horsepower, 230 lbs.



State-of-the-art in 2015...6.5 horsepower, maybe 50 lbs.



"Forget pounds and ounces, I'm figuring displacement!"

If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
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The great maggot migration of 2015 is underway. Okay, so maybe this particular herald of the approaching winter isn't likely to stir the soul in quite the same manner as watching a formation of geese winging their way southward would, but it's significant nonetheless.

For several years now, I have marveled at the lowly maggot's ability to not only discern the passage of seasons, but to acknowledge the need to come together in regiments of a thousand individuals, act in unison to spin a ziplock cocoon, and insert themselves into a cardboard container addressed to some hayseed in Indiana.

It's their single-minded dedication that intrigues me. They don't ponder the merits of CNBG vs. northern strain, or argue the case for pond dye over a planktonic bloom. Discussions about founding fathers, EPA mandates, whitetail management, the effect of 862,256,234,471 Gizzard Shad in some Indiana Lake, and how the Amish see to read at night never take place. Instead they simply heed the call. That powerful compulsion that drives them to migrate south, from Wisconsin to Indiana, in order to complete their life cycle. In short, they have come here to die.

Such is nature. Harsh, unrelenting, sharp and pointy, cold and wet. Glorious.



It's almost here boys. Sharpen the augers, charge the Vex, spool up with some fresh 1 lb line, and don't forget your picks. Stay topside, and stay on 'em.


"Forget pounds and ounces, I'm figuring displacement!"

If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
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Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
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What does the medical industry have in common with fishing?

They both use leaches and maggots.

The medical profession uses leaches to remove excess blood from wounds, maggots to eat dead flesh more accurately than a surgeon can remove it. Learned this from my diving buddy that happens to be a nurse. Call it leach therapy and maggot therapy.

Weird. I probably don't have to explain what they are used for in fishing.


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Originally Posted By: sprkplug
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For several years now, I have marveled at the lowly maggot's ability to not only discern the passage of seasons, but to acknowledge the need to come together in regiments of a thousand individuals, act in unison to spin a ziplock cocoon, and insert themselves into a cardboard container addressed to some hayseed in Indiana.

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Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me on how her creatures evolve. Seems like it was jus a few years ago that maggot's cocoons had twist ties!


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Yes, I remember those crudely primitive cocoons as well. Maggots must surely be on an evolutionary fast track. Can opposable thumbs be that far off?


"Forget pounds and ounces, I'm figuring displacement!"

If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
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Originally Posted By: sprkplug
The great maggot migration of 2015 is underway.

It's their single-minded dedication that intrigues me. They don't ponder the merits of CNBG vs. northern strain, or argue the case for pond dye over a planktonic bloom. Discussions about founding fathers, EPA mandates, whitetail management, the effect of 862,256,234,471 Gizzard Shad in some Indiana Lake, and how the Amish see to read at night never take place

Undoubtedly true, and an appropriate homage to their perspicacity, or perhaps admirable lack thereof.

However, I suspect that every maggot polled would be strongly against winter feeding.

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Originally Posted By: Yolk Sac

However, I suspect that every maggot polled would be strongly against winter feeding.


Alas, I fear the strength of such resolute conviction even when on so united a front, will be no match for the tungsten bodied, laser sharpened eventuality that awaits.

"I live, I love, I slay, and I am content"


"Forget pounds and ounces, I'm figuring displacement!"

If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
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Originally Posted By: sprkplug
State-of-the-art in 1914...1 horsepower, 230 lbs.




Tony, that's pretty cool. There's this senior fellow that sells course ground corn meal at Canton every month, and he has a trailer with some kind of ancient portable gristmill on it. He sits and babies it all day long, and it's actually pretty cool to watch. Very little power, but lots of inertia. He wasn't at Canton last month, and I'm hoping he's still around. He's keeping a small bit of history alive.

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^ I've now seen everything. Thanks for the share Shorty


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WOW!. Can a LMB expand it's belly that much? If so, I guess that explains how a 14" LMB can eat a 10" LMB.


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Originally Posted By: Shorty
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Shorty saw that on the Chive this morning. Wondered how that fish would live.


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FWIW I got curious so I read up on that catfish species. Common name is Gulp catfish (can't imagine why!). It's from South America and has a lower jaw like a trap door. The site I was reading stated it can eat fish nearly twice its own size!


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Crazy cool!

What could those other fish possibly had been thinking when the larger one was taken in??? You could almost see an expression of "holy _ _ _ _" !

Or "pssst, I think you're next!"


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Lovelivin, thanks for this morning laugh smile

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Hilarious!! Wish I thought that fast.. Ha


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