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  • Posted 1 day ago

    Who put the heart on the light house ???

  • Posted 1 day ago
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    The good king bite continues for the guys from Maine. Got to love the sunrise and first bite of the morning. LOCKEDSTRONG. !!!!!!!!

  • Posted 2 days ago
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    I knew the salmon would be in trouble this afternoon with Lucky Mike. His daughters have the same luck. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. Bright sun, flat water but of course they bite for lucky Mike. Great afternoon except for the bug attack. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!!!!!!!!

  • Posted 3 days ago
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    Salmon fishing remains good with some nice sized fish mixed in. They are fighting wicked hard lately. Many are beating us up. Part of the fishing game though. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!!!!!

  • Posted 6 days ago
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    Nice to see kings around. :). Not crazy fishing but enough to keep you interested. Fun times with a great group. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€. Thanks Patty. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!!!!!

  • Posted 8 days ago
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    Back up with the reports and pictures. Chemo this week really put a damper on me. I never missed a day of work though. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€. Here's a bunch a pictures from the last couple days. Great king bite today. Browns, lakers and kings over the weekend. Time for another video. !!!! Maybe tomorrow. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!!!!!!

    • El Poacho Capt. Davis....chemo? Damn man....
    • Patty Violette Can't wait till tomorrow Kevin and Jim!! So excited!! Nice fish!! ;)
    • Seth Coon So I've been up at cap wearing your hat all week. Turns out tour kinda a legend up here Kevin. Can't wait for oct.
    • Joshua Cragle "Work" ;)
    • Catch the Drift Been fighting cancer since January. 11 chemo sessions so far 2 more to go. Never give up. LOCKEDSTRONG.
    • El Poacho Sorry to hear man.....I had my first upstate NY experience with u years ago and will never forget it....tight lines man
    • Dan Lussier Hang tough mine friend. LockedStrong.
    • Susan Crawford Sierson LOCKEDSTRONG!
    • Rich Peaslee Stay strong brother
    • Neil Shattuck You really know how to put a smile on everyone's face kevin! Every photo you post has people glowing with happiness . I hope your life is as joyful too. I pray for you daily my friend.
    • Lisa Ciriello Gilmore Excellent stuff! Hang tough Captain! BG
    • Matthew Trombley Nice chatting with you this weekend Kevin. Keep me posted if you get any openings in Nov- Dec. Hang tough my friend! LOCKEDSTRONG!!!
    • Robert Wyatt All our best wishes to you from Wyatt's Flys Charters on beautiful lake Winnipesaukee NH
    • Sput Shaw Hang in there Sputter
    • Fred Zaiko Sorry you're having to go through all this, my prayers are with you...
  • Posted 12 days ago
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    Good morning king bite !!!!! Little guy with the biggest of the season 27 1/2 pounder. LOCKEDSTRONG!!!!!

  • Posted 14 days ago
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    Get your king supplies ready, quite a few showing up. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. Don't follow coach around, he cleans them all out before you can get them. Beautiful morning on the water. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!

  • Posted 15 days ago

    The kings are getting bigger and bigger everyday. Good bite this morning. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. LOCKEDSTRONG!!!!!

  • Posted 16 days ago
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    Lots of targets to work with today but we weren't smart enough to get them to bite. We sucked. Seemed to be quite a few salmon around, which is a good sign. Tough today but we will get even tomorrow. πŸ˜ƒ. NOT LOCKED. But always LOCKEDSTRONG. !!!!!!!!!!

    • Dan Lussier If anybody can figure it out I know you can. Be strong Kevin
    • Greg Dale I know Jimmy doesnt like "Fast" LOL.
  • Posted 18 days ago

    Happy 4th of July !!!!!!! LOCKEDSTRONG. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

  • Posted 20 days ago

    Not sure if everyone knew my situation, but I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer six months ago. The doctors did not give me much hope, but I still kept my spirits up--working on chemo days while hooked up to a chemo pump. Today I was rewarded with a miracle. My scan came back with no cancer cells at all--a total remission. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ I guess God was with me on this one. Thank you everyone for your support. LOCKEDSTRONG

  • Posted 21 days ago
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    Another day beating on the brown trout. We need a few days of west winds to get some kings to show up. I'll take brown trout fishing this good everyday though. LOCKED!!

    • Steven Day Slammers
    • Gerald Schiavo There's no complaining in fishing. Take what the fish Gods offer!
    • Stephen J. Leroux Chunky ones eh !!!!!!!!!!
    • Catch the Drift Real healthy looking for sure.
    • Mark Flanigan Aaaaaaaaaaaa ya. It's kinda late for Browns this time of the year is it not?
    • Mark Flanigan they all look awesome
    • Dan Lussier Kevin you are still the man. Stay strong. I hope all is well
    • Aras Bartys Oz 5-7 lber ? Look small
    • Glenn Kresco Sr. Nice
    • Kotsr Oak Orchard How come its catch and release in the river but keep em all in the lake. Just curious , not knocking keeping food ?
    • Zachary McNaughton Holy cow!
    • Andrew Waldruff looks like the bait held up good over the winter...fat ones !
    • Catch the Drift We have some groups for the lake that throw them all back but a lot like to eat them. The river is a different story. All regulars that like to practice catch and release for the steelhead, rainbows and browns. You would be surprised how many times in the river I catch the same fish over and over again. Released to fight another day. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ.
  • Posted 22 days ago
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    Just call her big fish Lily !!!!!! 13 years old and crushing the brown trout. Grandma comes through at the end of the trip with a monster of her own. Gramps and Dad couldn't compete with the women. Relaxing times with a great group. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!!!

    • Billy Varley Those are some fat browns
    • Neil Shattuck Those hits just keep on coming...
    • Scott Wilson We had a great time. Lily can't wait to come back and have Kevin net more monster fish for her. Thank you for another great trip. Awesome Guide Kevin and Captain Jim!!!
    • Bill Beach nice fattys and keep the fish porn coming while I have to do construction , so unfair lol . Locked strong !
    • Gene Delicati III the king
    • Robert Warfel you were LOCKEDSTRONG THAT IS GREAT
  • Posted 25 days ago
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    Finally summer like weather is here, maybe we will get a thermocline set up soon. Steelhead, lakers and brown trout are still cooperating for us.

  • Posted 27 days ago
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    Sorry for the lack of reports lately. Girls last couple days of school, chemo, and had to get our bait for the season. I got the mother load of bait, ready for the kings to show up. We switched over to the inshore fishing lately because everything spread out over the deep water. Couple good days on brown trout. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!!!

    • Carrie C Nixon Just off giving it hell Kev!!!! No worries!!!
    • Robert Corbin Nice catches do you use the alwive's as cut bait?
    • Pat Bri What were u using? Those are nice ones.
    • Catch the Drift Can't afford to buy cut bait because we go thru so much. Alewives work great and are easy to catch. The shine on them is awesome.
    • Charlie Carr Good job
    • Chris Pate nice footballs capt . Davis
    • Ray Earnest Hang in there with the chemo! Been there.
    • Jason Popovich Where an how u catch alewives sounds fun
    • Joe Kordish wondering where you have been.I always enjoy the pics and videos.LOCKED STRONG
    • Fred Zaiko How do you get your bait? Do you use sabiki rigs or cast nets? When you fish them, what kind of rig do you use to hold them? I used to sew them on, but that was a pain...

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