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Jerry’s Landing Resort Eloika Lake, Elk, Spokane County, Eastern Washington

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

What a fine evening! A few days ago, I took off a couple hours from running my three businesses, real estate, daylilies and Emmrod Fishing Poles (www.WhyBuyEmmrod.com). I said, it is time for a brief sanity break! I am heading over to Jerry’s Landing to rent a canoe for an hour or two. Off I went.

I met Laurie who is half of Jerry’s Landing Resort along with Jerry. She was pleasant and helpful and got me set up right away with a canoe, life preserver and floating seat. She gave me some helpful hints on where to go for the few minutes left in the day.

Off I went! Boy, canoe paddling is really different than a regular row boat at which I am not the good either. I will say, it sure is easier to paddle a canoe than it is to row a boat. I paddled out about a half a mile and gradually drifted with the current and fished along the shore. Long story short, did not get anything but sure had a good time.

One of the reasons I went was to get some more actual fishing experience with my Emmrod Packer. This is a fine compact fishing system which is only about 22 inches long. It uses either a bait caster or closed face spinning reel. I use the later. I was very pleased to be able to cast it 30 to 40 feet using only the weight of my small spinner. While that was the wrong bait for the area, playing with it was a lot of fun. Fishing in the confines of the canoe where I did not dare stand up–actually found myself thinking about laying down in the bottom when the wakes rolled in–I found it incredibly convenient to have all my tackle, bait and fishing pole including a spare Emmrod Packer all set up in two five gallon buckets. It would have fit in one, but I had been working on my daylilies all day and just kept throwing worms in a five gallon bucket of dirt so I just drug the whole thing along instead of putting the worms in a small cup.

Some lessons learned:

Try to stay perpendicular to the shore when you hear an ocean liner flying down the center of the lake at 200 knots per hour. When that wash arrives four minutes later, you just do not want to be parallel to the wash. Thank goodness, I do not get seasick.

Do not scream at your kids even when they won’t stop crying. Your cursing carries over the water even more than the kids screaming. You come off on the bad end of the impression scale.

Treble hooks are not very useful in the weeds. There is nothing they won’t catch except maybe fish. Eloika Lake is a weedy lake.

Listen to what Jerry and Laurie tell you about what to fish with.  I should have bought a couple of the white jigs Laurie recommended to me as what the Crappie were biting on now. Even the worms were not attractive to the fish that evening.

Even though I did not catch anything, I had a great time. I saw several loons and one seemed to like my presence as it stayed about a hundred feet away from me most of the time I was out. A big fat beaver swam by with a stare as if to say “And who do you think you are?” A cat was hunting down by the river but did not seem to catch anything either.

I finally pulled the plug and coasted into Jerry’s Landing as the sun set. A great time relaxing and watching nature. Wish I had caught a fish, but, in the end, it is not about the catching but about the trying.

When the fishing bug bites, keep Jerry’s Landing Resort in mind. They are a great young couple providing a fine service to those of us escaping reality for a few hours. According to them, right now the Crappie are biting and are being caught up to 12 inches long. A 5.5 pound Bass, Large Mouth Bass I believe, was landed.  Just a thought on the Bass, keep the little guys and release the big ones. They take forever to get that large. Catch and release is a great plan on big bass. Finally the perch seem to be biting as well.

Here are some of the services offerred at Jerry’s Landing Resort:
Full RV hookups, Cabins, a store, Fire pits and Picnic Tables, Boat and Canoe Rentals, FULL BATHROOM FACILITIES (Very important for us old guys.). Prices are realistic, service is polite and friendly, the location is super convenient and Eloika Lake is a great lake to fish. It is one of the top four Bass Lakes in the NW from what I understand.

So, to visit Jerry’s Landing Resort, North on Hwy 2 (Newport Highway) past Riverside High School and Miller’s One Stop to Oregon Road. West (left from Spokane) to Regal Road. Left to Jerry’s Landing.

Their phone number is 509 292 2337, their email is jerryslanding@earthlink.net and their address is N 41114 Lake Shore Rd, El WA 99009.

 

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Iron Fish! The most muscles per pound of ANY fish!

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

I may make a note here and there, but, mostly, I purloined this article upon which I stumbled. I have left all of the attributions in so you know who the guilty parties are.

I am not sure if I approve of this genetic modification. Generally, I support reasonable genetic playing around, after all, all advances in agriculture and animal husbandry resulted from controlling the reproductive process of whatever was being manipulated. Jacob did this to his father-in-law to insure the goats and sheep he got to keep were the ones likely to be borne. I believe that was based on color. I forget who I studied about as a kid, but, I still recall the controlling of which peas got to fertilize the other peas led to the development of better peas. I have over 250 named varieties of day-lilies many of which are triploids, you got it, genetically modified plants and beautiful! Slaves, sadly, were bred for strength. Commenting on this fact caused Jimmy the Greek his job when he discussed the link between the prevalence of blacks in football and the foul habits of slave owners to breed their slaves for desired characteristics. You and I picked our brides and grooms based on certain genetic traits we found attractive. So, fiddling with genetics is not new. But, when you start using technology, we start to get nervous. Maybe with good reason. Somehow, Arnie the trout bothers me. I look at this body and do not see muscles, I see tumors. Finely developed bodies are pleasant to look at. This goes for human and animal. This fish does not turn me on! What do you think?

Meet Arnie, the Terminator Trout with the physique of a body-builder

By Sara Nelson
Last updated at 1:11 AM on 13th March 2010

Scientists have created a genetically-modified trout with the rippling muscles of a body-builder.

Arnie terminator trout

The mutant fish is the result of a decade-long effort by Terry Bradley, a professor of fisheries and aquaculture at the University of Rhode Island.

The rainbow trout’s enhanced muscle mass is between 15 to 20 per cent higher than that of a standard fish, thanks to Professor Bradley’s research into the inhibition of myostatin, a protein that slows growth.

The increased muscle mass will have commercial benefits in that larger fish can be grown without increasing the amount of food they need.

While the physical differences in the fish include a prominent dorsal hump, making it look as if it has muscular shoulders, and the appearance of ‘six pack abs’, no differences in behavior have been noted.

Describing the results as ‘stunning’, Professor Bradley told Science Daily: ‘Belgian blue cattle have a natural mutation in myostatin causing a 20 to 25 percent increase in muscle mass, and mice overexpressing myostatin exhibit a two-fold increase in skeletal muscle mass.

‘But fish have a very different mechanism of muscle growth than mammals, so we weren’t certain it was going to work.’

Luckily for Professor Bradley, it did work.

The team injected thousands of rainbow trout eggs with various DNA types designed to inhibit myostatin.

Of the eggs that hatched, those which carried the gene began to develop ‘body-builder’ physiques.

Professor Bradley added: ‘The results have significant implications for commercial aquaculture and provide completely novel information on the mechanisms of fish growth.

‘The results also allow for comparisons between the mechanisms of growth of muscle in mammals versus fish, and it could shed light on muscle wasting diseases in humans.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1257536/Meet-Arnie-Terminator-Trout-physique-body-builder.html#ixzz0i4ZaSYIN

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