Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Hello

So we just got back from spring break. I had a great time. Boise was great, I spent time with my family and was able to help my Mom out. I realize that I like working and sitting around is boring so it is good that Mom and Char's family always has little jobs for me to do when I come. If you want more information about that refer to Char's blog.

While in Newton I learned some very exciting news. The Newton Reservoir is home to Tiger Muskie.
It is my intention to catch one this summer. The tiger muskie is a hybrid of the northern Pike and the Muskellunge. This parentage gives the Tiger unique characteristics. First it is sterile, it grows quickly adopting its size from its muskellunge heritage. Plus it is a really aggressive like the northern pike. It is stocked in lakes to help bring down the trash fish populations. Supposedly it doesn't eat trout and other game fish but mainly the pan fish, suckers, and carp.
In preparation of this I have been figuring out what I need to catch one of these beasts. I have the fishing gear, I think, but I don't have a boat. Char's dad has an old boat that belonged to his father that has been in storage for 10 years and I am looking into fixing it up. But if that is too much for me I found some plans on the Internet for making a canoe from scratch. I still haven't decided the details but I am exploring options of how I can accomplish this adventure on a tight budget.

4 Comments:

Blogger Felicia said...

Can't wait to see your big catch. I'm pretty sure you can rent canoes. I wonder if Wayne and Anita have a canoe? Somebody in Newton probably does. Good luck on your venture.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Brian Gardunia said...

I think you can buy a used canoe pretty cheap. Cheaper than your time in making one, although I have always wanted to. That is one monster fish.

10:09 AM  
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8:00 PM  
Blogger Tyler said...

You could use a float tube, until the tiger muskie bites it! :)
I am sure that we can get the boat ready without to much trouble.

8:02 PM  

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