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guideman (US)

This is me with 2 Tiger Bass caught in my private lake in S.C. I have fished Lake of the Woods, Ont., 51yrs. I lived in Ill. my whole life and moved to S.C. June, 2011. I had a home at Lake of the Ozarks for 17+ years, where I caught all species of fish.

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  • Canada 2016
  • posted on Dec 26, 2015
  • This is for any and all of my friends on Bounty. I have been posting stories and pictures for each of my Canadian trips for the last few years. If ANYBODY is interested in experiencing an unbelievable Canadian fishing trip, please let me know ASAP. My gro...
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  • Canada 2015
  • posted on Aug 13, 2015
  • I hope everyone on Bounty took the time to checkout my latest album of pictures showing my Canada, 2015 results. We had 11 guys from S.C. make the trip this year. To say it was BEYOND everybody's best fishing experience, is not doing it justice! Most of ...
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  • Canada 2014
  • posted on Aug 20, 2014
  • It has taken me a while to post my experiences from my 2014 Canada trip for this year because I have been SO busy being retired and basically enjoying my life. This year, my son and I took six of our South Carolina neighbors and fishermen buddies. I had f...
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  • Gator!
  • posted on Nov 16, 2013
  • Since we live on a private lake in the southern US and because this water is being managed to become a big Bass lake, on some occasions we DO get Alligators wandering in to feed and set up their housekeeping. Alligators are a protected species, but if the...
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  • The New Life, 2013 Continued
  • posted on Jan 25, 2013
  • Well, it's been about a year and a half since we moved from northern Illinois, to the Low Country of South Carolina. As far as the climate change is concerned, what in God's name, ever took me so long? The first winter here was so mild, I fished on Chri...
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  • Canada 2012 @ LOTW
  • posted on Jun 6, 2012
  • My son, Mike, and I just returned from our annual trip to Lake of the Woods. I have been going to the area known as Stevens Bay, which is the eastern most bay off Sabaskong Bay, just outside of Nestor Falls, Ontario. I started going to this area at age 1...
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  • The New Life
  • posted on Apr 15, 2012
  • I moved from northern Illinois to South Carolina in June of 2011. It has now been ten months since we relocated from the north to the deep South. We live between Savannah, Georgia and Hilton Head, South Carolina in a private lake community called Hampton ...
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  • South Carolina: A New Life
  • posted on Aug 29, 2011
  • My family and I moved from northern Illinois to Bluffton, S. C. on June 12th of this year. I haven't written any stories lately because we were settling in and unpacking. We now live on a private lake stocked with Tiger Bass and Hybrid Stripers, among ot...
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  • Mike's Personal Best
  • posted on Jul 5, 2011
  • It was the 4th of July, 2011, shortly after dinner. I had gone out to the boat to test some of my lures and equipment, which had just been delivered three weeks late, along with all of our furniture. I had tied on a spider grub and on the first cast jus...
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  • First Cast of the Trip
  • posted on Jun 19, 2011
  • My son, Mike, and I went out after dinner to look for some nice small mouth bass. We went to an area we had fished around in previous years and had some success. It was a shelf coming off a bar near deep water. I was in front on the trolling motor and ...
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  • Canada 2011 Adventures
  • posted on Jun 18, 2011
  • I have posted my Canada 2011 pictures already but I wanted to share one amazing experience my son and I had on this trip which then resulted in no pictures whatsoever. It was on the Wednesday evening shortly before 6 PM, which was our normal dinner time ...
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  • Third Time Is The Charm
  • posted on May 22, 2011
  • I was finally able to get together with Dahlilama and hit the water together around 4PM on May 19th. This was only my third time on the water this spring. It had been a nice sunny day and I hoped the conditions would be very favorable for a few hours on...
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  • Spring 2011-Second Time Out On Private Lake
  • posted on Apr 30, 2011
  • The date was April 29th, 2011. It was a bright, cloudless sky with the sun scheduled to shine all day and get up into the mid 60's. After several cold, windy and rainy days since I last fished, I was chomping to get back on the water. I had plans to m...
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  • Spring 2011 First Open Water Fishing
  • posted on Apr 13, 2011
  • Today is April 13th, the first decent day to get on open water in northern Illinois without freezing your buns off. I have the luxury to fish a private lake in a suburb called Mundelein, Illinois. The temps were in the mid to upper 60's, with very mild...
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  • Strange Sense of Humor
  • posted on Feb 4, 2011
  • We had just finished a very good week long trip on the Pipestone Chain in southeast Ontario. It was a beautiful sunny day and the owner of the lodge, George Rogus, was transporting our group of eight guys back to our parked cars. We were all feeling pre...
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  • My Personal Best Musky
  • posted on Feb 3, 2011
  • This took place at Lake of the Woods. My son and I were staying at our favorite place, Youngs Wilderness Lodge, located on Stevens Bay. We had brought a group of about eight guys and had fished around the camp area for a few days in the early spring. W...
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  • My First Keeper Musky
  • posted on Jan 12, 2011
  • This goes back 40+ years. I was staying at a new lodge just south and west of Nestor Falls, Ontario. It has changed owners since then but was owned then by George Rogus and his brother. It was on a chain of lakes called the Pipestone Chain. George was...
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  • Lightning Strikes Twice
  • posted on Jan 8, 2011
  • My son and I were fishing one of our regular spots at Lake of the Woods, Canada in late May. This was the entrance to a very large weedy bay whose depth went from slightly deeper water coming up to around eight or nine feet. The bay was totally surround...
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  • Lost Lake
  • posted on Jan 3, 2011
  • I want to tell all my Bounty friends about a place called "Lost Lake". This is a lake located in Ontario, Canada. It is totally encompassed on an Indian Reserve and can only be reached by walking in to it. It is too small to land a float plane on it ...
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  • Dream Trip to the NWT
  • posted on Dec 21, 2010
  • I had been promising my son that at some point, I would take him to the Northwest Territories and fulfill his dreams of catching a huge Northern Pike. In March of 2007, I had unexpected back surgery. I promised myself that if I healed and recovered from...
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