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Next year I wouldn't be leaving the wife at home with a newborn so I'll be looking to make this trip as I did last year. Plus, it a good feeling to hold your baby boy.
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Man I wish I could go - however i would need to find a new Minister for War & Finance if I did

Plus I dont have a 4WD drive  :(

Next time!

We are shooting for 11-13 Sep 2015

Puck
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Outing Chat / Re: Saltwater bass fishing in two places
« Last post by Puck on October 16, 2014, 07:11:42 AM »
Good report Matt!

Keep them coming!

Puck
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Outing Chat / Re: Saltwater bass fishing in two places
« Last post by MattBlyth on October 15, 2014, 03:06:41 PM »
Dave - yes they have a lot of small stream native trout and char fishing. I would definitely like to check it out sometime

George - I like the way you think. May I propose that said business meeting be held in the French Quarter of NOLA with regular daily team building events in the Venice marsh area?
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LOL / The power of a wife's love, a powerful story.
« Last post by Puck on October 15, 2014, 02:51:54 PM »
A very old man lay dying in his bed. In death's doorway, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookie wafting up the stairs.

He gathered his remaining strength and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort forced himself down the stairs, gripping the railing with both hands.

With labored breath, he leaned against the door frame, gazing into the kitchen.

Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven.

There, spread out on newspapers on the kitchen table were literally hundreds of his favorite chocolate chip cookies.

Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted wife, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man?

Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself toward the table. The aged and withered hand, shaking, made its way to a cookie at the edge of the table, when he was suddenly smacked with a spatula by his wife.

"Stay out of those," she said. "They're for the funeral."
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Outing Chat / Re: Saltwater bass fishing in two places
« Last post by GDSutherland on October 15, 2014, 02:37:51 PM »
Great stuff Matt - never let a business trip get in the way of fly fishing, right? I'm thinking I need to arrange a business meeting somewhere down near Venice Louisiana...  8)
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Outing Chat / Re: Saltwater bass fishing in two places
« Last post by Dave Kelly on October 15, 2014, 02:29:40 PM »
Great report Matt.  Thanks.
Def keep us posted on the  Japan  outings. I  hear there is some great fishing in t he small streams.
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Man I wish I could go - however i would need to find a new Minister for War & Finance if I did

Plus I dont have a 4WD drive  :(
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Outing Chat / Saltwater bass fishing in two places
« Last post by MattBlyth on October 15, 2014, 12:36:10 PM »
Unfortunately I have been doing yet more traveling for work but it has given me the chance to do some more fishing in different places. At the end of September I was in Boston for a few days and took an evening charter to fish for stripers in boston harbor. We left the dock at about 5pm and fished into dark in the harbor, under the flight path into Logan airport. It was a beautiful, clear evening and we spent some time trying to locate the fish. I found one striper under a small pod of birds that hit a streamer and we marked some very big fish in a central channel that wouldnt eat. However as the sun set we found a huge flock of birds working over fish and I managed 7 stripers on a popper (white gurgler). Nothing huge but great fun. I also found out that Logan airport has a boat dock. The guides can pick up you early in the morning and drop you at the airport boat dock where a shuttle bus can take you straight to the terminal!! I fished with Boston Fishstix (www.bostonfishstix.com). The captains name is Richard Armstrong and I would recommend him if anyone is in that area. As you can see from the website they have tuna fishing options if you are there at the right time of year.







From Boston I had to go to Tokyo. Apart from the sushi (which is great!) I had been told about the japanese sea bass fishing in Tokyo harbor by two of the guys on the Mongolia trip. They fish for them at night with top waters under the harbor lights. I contacted I guide I was recommended and he picked me up from my hotel after work, we fished until about 11pm and then he dropped me back at the hotel! To say this was industrial fishing was an understatement - we were fishing right in the middle of refineries, processing plants and god knows what else. The smell was interesting at times. However whenever a warm water overflow entered the bay the bat fish were stacked up and there if there was a light on the water you could see the explosions as the bass hammered into them. We cast topwaters and small streamers and picked up several fish. They acted just like the stripers but were a solid bronze/gold color. They can apparently grow up to 3ft long but the big ones are hard to find. A new species on the fly and fun fishing! There are more options in Japan I would like to check out at some point - including sea run taimen in the far north.  Check out Trout and King Japan (http://www.troutandking.com/eng/)



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Events and Information / Bridgeland's 8th annual Nature Fest, May 2, 2015
« Last post by Puck on October 15, 2014, 07:20:56 AM »
Save the date for Bridgeland's 8th annual Nature Fest, being held on May 2 (Saturday) from 10am-5pm

16919 North Bridgeland Lake Parkway, Cypress, TX 77433

TFF will have a booth, and I will be asking for volunteers to help man it as the event gets closer.

Puck
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