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metalmouth
07-17-2007, 01:31 AM
It's 3:29 am and I just arrived home. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for an awesome fest! Post more tomorrow.

MM

KoneZone
07-17-2007, 06:18 AM
Glad to hear you made it back safely to the home base. Nice to meet you and the others. Mike

freon
07-17-2007, 06:22 AM
It was good to see you again Don :D

sunracer1957
07-17-2007, 06:52 AM
Glad to see you made it home in one piece ;) Thank you for the great weekend of fishing yo da man!!! OH and by the way I'm ready to go back you game??

rlammi
07-17-2007, 06:54 AM
Good to hear hear you made it back safe .It was good to finally meet you look forward to fishing with you some day .
Ron

PlugROCKSTAR
07-17-2007, 07:02 AM
Don, it was a pleasure seeing and fishing with you again my friend. Now it's my turn to come pay you a visit one of these days. Glad you didn't hit any dwarfs like ITUKAWAL Did. ;D

Nighy Night :-*

Mickey_Thomas
07-17-2007, 07:06 AM
I even heard a rumor you caught "a" fish too ;D ;D ;D

ric1ric
07-17-2007, 07:08 AM
Glad to hear you made the trip safe and sound. It was a pleasure seeing again. Look forward to your report.

fishenrick
07-17-2007, 08:38 AM
It was good to meet you Don,can't wait till the next one.
Did you make anything on the way back this time?

fernley_tim
07-17-2007, 10:29 AM
nice meeting you don! thanks for the fishing info ;)

metalmouth
07-18-2007, 08:10 AM
Bodega Pics:

My first Bodega Salmon Slammin!
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Fishenrick with a Hog!
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34 with blood on the boat!
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The Cleaning Station Crew.
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Tom, my fishing Guru!
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On a Water Melon Apex!
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CHICKFISHING58
07-18-2007, 08:22 AM
Don,
It was a pleasure seeing you again glad you made it back by the way how long did it take you? See you at the next fest ;)

metalmouth
07-18-2007, 08:37 AM
Chick, I always look forward to seeing you as well. The drive would have been 17 hours but I was stopped at a road closure on Highway 93. I had to wait for the fires to burn out along the highway to finish my mad dash. It took about 21 hours on the return trip.
Thanks again to all the fellow sniffers that made this such a great trip. I made some great new friends and got to link up with some old and treasured ones as well.
Thanks to Ben "Fort Bragger" for your hospitality at the Fort! I look forward to doing it again. I've never caught a squid on watermelon before. ;)
As always Tom (Rodney Dangerfish) your knowledge of fishing makes the whole thing a breeze! :D
Carlo, what can I say, buy a Salmon Rod! It's pretty tough to load a Sturgy rod in the rigger. ::)
Fishenrick, Mickey, Chico, Ron Rlammi, Rodney, Krzy, and all the rest of the Sniffers who have answered my PM questions, I really appreciate all of your help and posts to the boards.
To everyone that I met at the fest and shared great conversation, food, and company with, too many to name, Thank You very much!
I should say a special thanks to the state of Nevada for financing the trip. I ended up with about 1200 of their dollars from slots while I was heading down there.

I'm really looking forward to the next Salmon Slammin fest! The campground hosts are begging us to take every site next time! I guess we are welcome back.

Thanks to all!

Don/MM

Mickey_Thomas
07-18-2007, 02:08 PM
Thanks for waking up enough to post up a couple of pic's MM :D That drive would kill me, it's hard enough for me to drive 4.5 hours to Bodega. Glad everyone had a good time, I'll do my best to make it next year :D Got my shirts from Dennis, thanks Freon for picking them up for me and getting them to Dennis 8-) very cool of you dude 8-) 8-)

keciga1
07-18-2007, 03:40 PM
Great finally meeting you MM. Did you keep the squid? How deep did you catch it?

metalmouth
07-20-2007, 05:51 AM
Donzi, I really wanted to have a beer with you. We'll do it next time.

Ivan, I snagged it in the tentacle with a watermelon apex. I caught it at 65 feet on the wire. ;D I didn't keep it because inking my boat wasn't tops on the list! *:o

Mickey_Thomas
07-20-2007, 06:41 AM
How was the fight? :D Did it take out drag? :D Boy, I bet that was a big suprise when you got it to the boat ;D

metalmouth
07-20-2007, 08:43 AM
It did make a couple of short runs and then flopped on the surface. ;D I thought I had sea weed until Ben announced we were hooked up on a Humboldt. :-? Then Ben dropped his leatherman pliers in the water trying to unhook it. :'( I really felt bad, but I did manage to get a pic! ::)

fish_junky
07-20-2007, 02:51 PM
Nice to meet you MM. Hope to see you at the next one. :D

Captain_Morgan
07-20-2007, 03:51 PM
Don, it was nice to finally meet you. Thanks for the great conversation & fishing information. Glad to see you made some money & caught fish too. ;)

metalmouth
11-15-2007, 07:35 PM
Bump^ ;)