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Upper Wiley Spanking

After the beatdown I took Saturday at the CNCBA Tourney, I was ready to send some fish to the hot oil but HA HA not so…  Hit the water Tuesday with my buddy Patrick and took another ass whuppin’ from the spots.  This time of year it’s hard to find a pattern and the little bastards just weren’t in the mood for foolery.  For the record the water was around 60 degrees, about average clarity for Bobby’s and the spiggot wasn’t on all day.

Patrick managed to land a couple of white perch and fouled one in a most unusual way.  Evidently the perch was super happy to see him and left compadre with a boatload of love gravy.  For my part, I toted the skunk all day save a couple of wussy taps on weightless plastics.  Grrr.

After a good 6 or 7 hours of pure frustration, Patrick took me up to HoJo and CC’s for “Al’s Heart Attack on a Bun” and a couple of beers…  I cleaned the basket which is appearently a rarity but DAMN it was good haha!  I had a blast dispite the lack of fish so thanks to Patrick for a helluva day on the water!

Belews Produces Again

So I’ve been dying to give my new weightless plastics outfit a good workover and at 70+ outside, I just couldn’t have lived with myself had I worked this afternoon.  The packed lots at Piney Bluff and Pine Hall said I was certainly not alone in my thinking.

Put in around 1300 at Pine Hall…  Water temp was a nice 58-60, south wind was pretty steady around 10mph so I headed to a south bank with some staple laydowns that always show some love – I was not dissapointed.  Three casts in, homeboy here took me for a spin…

Kept at and found one of his amigos hiding under a log…

Boated 5 in about 1.5 hours and called it quits.  All the fish were in <7 FOW, hit very deliberately and held on tight – No mamby-pamby action.

Big shoutout to Brett Hinson at Carolina Custom Rods for my new all-time favorite plastics wand!

C-PU-2868 vs. C-PU-2861

Just posting this since I couldn’t find the answer anywhere else…  Maybe it’ll help some other fool like me trying to squeeze a little more life out of their old DeVilbiss or Craftsman air compressor ;)

At least for my old 6E60VAD stationary unit, a C-PU-2861 motor pulley is a viable replacement for the C-PU-2868 (“no longer available”).  The C-PU-2861 has a slightly larger outer diameter but is identical to the C-PU-2868 in every other regard.  All I had to do to fit mine was readjust the motor position to compensate for the larger diameter.  Should note that the C-PU-2861 did not come with a set screw or a square-key…  I just used the ones I had on the C-PU-2868.

Panasonic RF-680D Transistor Radio

I found this while cleaning out an apartment.  Works flawlessly with excellent reception and loud audio too.  The leatherette case is in rough shape, but did wonders to progect the radio.  I’m thinking it’s circa 1970 but I can’t be sure :(

Sony TFM-6100W Transistor Radio

Beautiful and simple, vintage 1975.  This one is flawless also and does not appear to have been previously out of it’s box.  Came complete with original packaging, mono ear-plug, directions and wrist strap.

Again purchased for use on the beach this summer, but now I’m reconsidering thanks to the flawless condition.