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Last year I decided to get another boat to round out my armada. I was looking for something in the destroyer class. I found this skiff for a song and it is awesome. I call it El Gancho.

It is a 15.5 foot Orlando Clipper with a 9.9 hp outboard. I thought this long skinny boat would be a turd with the tiny engine but it FLYS across the water at about 24 mph! Way faster than I want to run it. It has a larger carb and valve setup that essentially makes it a 15 hp. engine. On smooth water with the top down it will (almost) run side by side with my old 24 foot Sea Ray with twin sixes.

Here it is the first time we took it out....

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I put a real top on it and we are fishing it hard. It is super easy to maneuver and fish from. Check out how narrow the beam is - 52"! 

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This is my boreal hyena. His name is Chavo. He loves his new little skiff and is always ready to fish. If you touch those fish you will draw back a stump.

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Notice those nice flat decks. This boat is made from super thick aluminum sheet with no bends. There is a thick cast keel and chines riveted on the outside of the hull leaving the deck smooth with nice corners. It is great to stand and fish and makes a great bowfishing platform. We spend hours bowfishing frogs and carp from this boat at night.

We like to run jugs while we bowfish. We have not caught any huge catfish lately but we catch plenty of good eaters. Here is my toddler with a catfish nugget. The hyena has been sedated for safety reasons.

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My momma likes this little boat too. It is easy for her to get in and out of. It is stable so it does not tip when she is climbing in and comfortable enough to fish for a few hours. Here she is with a huge catch. 

She is 91 years old and has been fishing this lake since she was a small child. I started fishing with her here when I was an infant. My son caught his first fish here over 30 years ago. The three of us are still hauling them over the side! 

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The mountains in the background are the Sierra Caballo. Gold as big as your thumbs. The placer comes right down to the waters edge. If you can keep one eye in the pan and one on the pole you can fish and prospect at the same time. It also pays to keep a rifle handy in case a javelina or a big buck walks by while you are prosfishing ( or fishpecting ). You need to be able to multi task in this country or you will miss out on stuff.

 

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Good Times to be had.

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14 hours ago, middleforkminer2 said:

What lake?

This is Lake Deming on the beautiful Rio Mimbres. Just south of the Gulf of New Mexico.

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Nice boat Bob. Looks like the lake is up pretty good this year. Did you get flooding at the junction of the Mimbres and Rio Puerco again this year?

The big secret of Lake Deming are the Sandhill cranes. They are so thick there you can reach out and grab a few while you are fishing. Best meal you ever had if you stuff those sun carp with a crane or two. The injuns don't even clean em first just throw the stuffed carp on the burner with the feet and feathers sticking out one end and the beak out the other.  Makes em real crunchy and that long beak makes a great eating handle! Just slop on a generous helping of some of Virginia's famous New York Style Picante and you got yourself a genuine Mimbres Gulf  carpsicle. :shake2::black_knight_standing::idea:

Looks more like a dingo to me. Did you buy that dog at Isleta?

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41 minutes ago, clay said:

Nice boat Bob. Looks like the lake is up pretty good this year. Did you get flooding at the junction of the Mimbres and Rio Puerco again this year?

The big secret of Lake Deming are the Sandhill cranes. They are so thick there you can reach out and grab a few while you are fishing. Best meal you ever had if you stuff those sun carp with a crane or two. The injuns don't even clean em first just throw the stuffed carp on the burner with the feet and feathers sticking out one end and the beak out the other.  Makes em real crunchy and that long beak makes a great eating handle! Just slop on a generous helping of some of Virginia's famous New York Style Picante and you got yourself a genuine Mimbres Gulf  carpsicle. :shake2::black_knight_standing::idea:

Looks more like a dingo to me. Did you buy that dog at Isleta?

Pinche puro Nuevo Mejico bro! Hay Chingon! (And you know I really hate to admit that).

You are as full of BS as you can be but you know enough about your subject matter to do an excellent job of it. Bravo! Your confoundment of the quasi reality that is Apacheria is both humorous and fitting. I would rate it right up there with the narco corrida scene in Breaking Bad. Hay guey!

Those rib eyes in the sky are freaking delicious tho. Cook 'em with six charcoal bricks in a little steel gold pan... Right there on the banks of Lake Deming.

Chavo is a rez dog from around the Pecos/Rowe area. Probably had a great grandog snapping at the steel heels of the Spanish. I used to visit a group of pit houses on a ridge near Cow Creek and that dog would go over and lay down in the leash-out circles where they tied dogs for centuries. It is really in the DNA with that one.

He is indigenous. A unique species. Hyenus Borealis Chupacabrus. The feared boreal hyena.

Hats off to you Clay!

 

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On 7/23/2018 at 8:31 AM, Bedrock Bob said:

Pinche puro Nuevo Mejico bro! Hay Chingon! (And you know I really hate to admit that).

You are as full of BS as you can be but you know enough about your subject matter to do an excellent job of it. Bravo! Your confoundment of the quasi reality that is Apacheria is both humorous and fitting. I would rate it right up there with the narco corrida scene in Breaking Bad. Hay guey!

Those rib eyes in the sky are freaking delicious tho. Cook 'em with six charcoal bricks in a little steel gold pan... Right there on the banks of Lake Deming.

Chavo is a rez dog from around the Pecos/Rowe area. Probably had a great grandog snapping at the steel heels of the Spanish. I used to visit a group of pit houses on a ridge near Cow Creek and that dog would go over and lay down in the leash-out circles where they tied dogs for centuries. It is really in the DNA with that one.

He is indigenous. A unique species. Hyenus Borealis Chupacabrus. The feared boreal hyena.

Hats off to you Clay!

 

Wow what a freekin' honor! Hey wait... does that mean I've got to call you Cuz now? I mean I've never met you and here we are co-conspiritors in the Tierra del Encanto?

What's the protocol on that? :89:

I'll be out there in a few weeks to help Dogwolf harvest and roast chilies and other. Maybe we should meet up and do funny hand signs and compare rat rods? I'll be next door to Don Padilla (rest his soul) hanging with the sons of the Brothers of the Pious Fraternity in the South Valley.  Maybe a little time visiting around Ribera, Villanueva and El Cerrito after that.

Pecos? Unique? I'm pretty sure it was a Hyenus Borealis Chupacabrus I saw banging all those cheweenies behind the smoke shop in Isleta. Uvaldo said that was the secret to their breed. You wouldn't pull your primo's leg would you?

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Honestly? El Cerrito is awesome. You know people there?

I have a haunt not 5 miles from the village where a fella can use a metal detector to its fullest advantage. If you promise not to call me primo anymore I will show you where it is. 

Bad news about Albuquerque. They had a virus that wiped out the town. No one is left. Skinwalkers everywhere. Guts up to the bumpers. Take a road around it.

The Brothers all flagellated themselves to hamburger meat and joined the Sikh ashram in Espanola. All that is left of the morada is a few adobe bricks and a pile of Red Bull cans. Things are not like they used to be. 

Those chiweenies were hanging around that smoke shop in low cut collars just asking for it. Some were not even wearing tags. You know how those half breed rez dogs are. Uvaldo has a camera mounted behind the dumpsters and sells copies of that greasy action to the casino patrons. It is an entrapment situation for the poor hyenas. They were just back there looking for something to eat and those puta chiweenies started their crap. Now Uvaldo is talking sh!t and the tapes are all over the fake news. Its a witch hunt I tell you.

 

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Boats rock, if you're doing it right. A 9.9 is plenty of out board, had one on my 16' runabout on Elliot Bay. Got me to the crabberies just fine.

Isleta? I lived off Malpais and Coors. Can't tell you how often I gave the isleta chief a ride home from Tito's.

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We took the boat out last night and caught zero fish. But had a blast. There was a huge storm over the mountains and the waves were huge for a couple hours. Then it was as flat and smooth as glass. But we could not get a fish to bite. So we roared up the lake in the pitch dark and watched the lightning blow the sky up.

West Albuquerque huh? I pity you. Albuquerque is a failed experiment. An island of depravity in an otherwise mellow space. I have had to deal with Albuquerque all my adult life and I am always glad to see it in my rearview mirror. But it is very cool that you have a connection to New Mexico! It is a very special (and strange) place.

I have a hollow tree in the mountains near Santa Fe and a dugout on the border near Las Cruces. I am generally found burning gasoline somewhere in between. If you are ever in the Land of Enchantment I'll buy you a taco and show you around the place. 

We will talk apparitions in the sky and burning bushes soon.

See ya Tim!

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Here's a couple other links I had with NM:

 

https://jeffspeakmankenponm.com/

I moved to the nw heights for a couple years just to find out gang bangers spent as much time in my nice neighborhood while I was at work as I did at work.

Had a ranch near Datil for a spell, sure wish I had stayed there.

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25 minutes ago, Edge said:

Here's a couple other links I had with NM:

 

https://jeffspeakmankenponm.com/

I moved to the nw heights for a couple years just to find out gang bangers spent as much time in my nice neighborhood while I was at work as I did at work.

Had a ranch near Datil for a spell, sure wish I had stayed there.

Datil is a hoot! I know the place well. I have an old friend that bought a rachito near Horse Peak and several follks I know have property in the area.

Yeah the cholitos are bad everywhere. Especially in middle class white neighborhoods of Albucrazy. It is the real life version of "Hunger Games". Albuquerque is wild on may levels. It is nearly lawless in some respects.

I watched a guy with a full beard dressed in a ballerina dress eat 6 regular light bulbs.... Base and all. He did it for a $5 bet. He was sitting at the Waffle House at 2:30 a.m. hustling money for speed. When I turned to the zombie next to me for a reaction he was like, "Meh."

The Albuquerque sh!tshow is a full three ring circus complete with clowns and an elephant. It has gotten so bad that people just accept that crap as daily occurrences. I find it depressing. 

There is a whole lot of weirdness off the grid in places like Datil too! This has always been a lawless place and it remains that way today. Lots of weirdness everywhere. That's enchantment.

I am putting 2 and 2 together now! You are the guy from Cow Springs! What an awesome place to be connected with! 

Lets do tacos bro!

Bob

 

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Guess the nutcracker extra thought he was at Los Pollos Hermanos, lol.

Yup I had a half section on the north face of Horse Mtn, part of the old Thomas Ranch.

I've been planning a visit to Cooke's Canyon when it cools off.

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Man it is hot this year. Here in the valley it is 100 every day for many weeks now. No doubt the longest streak ever. But the mountains are getting some much needed rain and it will be nice up high real soon. 

I will be headed up to Pie Town in mid September. Maybe we can do those tacos!

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