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Homer Circle dies at 97 --Bass fishing loses its greatest scribe
Bassmaster ^ | June 23, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 06/24/2012 12:48:23 PM PDT by girlangler

<“Our last trip was just five days before he died,” Lau said. “We fished from 2 in the afternoon until 5, and he caught six and I caught five, which is just the way I like it.”>

< I’ll then most humbly pray;>



TOPICS: Outdoors; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: fishing; florida; history; sports
He was a wonderful man and a real keeper.
1 posted on 06/24/2012 12:48:29 PM PDT by girlangler
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To: girlangler

An excellent journalist for the sport fishing public...Great sense of humor...Will be missed...


2 posted on 06/24/2012 8:29:16 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: girlangler

RIP.


3 posted on 06/24/2012 11:07:37 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: SJackson

Ping.

He was an incredibly humble man. I was fortunate be able to spend some time with him mentoring me.


4 posted on 06/25/2012 7:54:56 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..

If you’d like to be on or off this Outdoors/Rural/wildlife/hunting/hiking/backpacking/National Parks/animals list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.


5 posted on 06/25/2012 4:30:59 PM PDT by SJackson (blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, take him on a car ride; he sticks his head out the window)
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To: girlangler
I still remember Homer as where I learned about the best bluegill bait I ever used, and one few know about.

Always available at any time of year, in every area of the nation, works in open water or ice fishing.

What is it? Sour pork!

You take lean (no fat) sliced pork (like a pork steak with all bone and fat removed) and cut it in small chunks.

Put the chunks in a small bowl, salt it moderately and stir it around. Leave it set out on the counter until it smells slightly sour. About 8-10 hours in most cases.

You then scatter it out on a cookie sheet and freeze. Gather the frozen chunks and store in a zip lock bag in freezer until needed.

(You tray freeze them so you only have to thaw what you need.)

For ice fishing you will want them cut about 1/4” square, for summer slightly larger. They will expand some when wet.

Can be used on a bare hook or a small tear-drop jig.

Stays on the hook very well and you can catch several on each baiting.

Give it a try, man do they catch bluegills!

Homer Circle was a good man and writer, he will be missed.

6 posted on 06/26/2012 2:56:47 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U

Bluegills bite like crazy on plain bread.


7 posted on 06/26/2012 2:59:41 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa
I have used bread, but it doesn't work as well as pork for the big gills.
8 posted on 06/26/2012 3:21:04 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U

So glad to hear from you Beagle8U.

I spent last weekend introducing two kids to fly fishing for bluegill in a pond a neighbor gave me permission to fish. The little boy caught a bluegill EVERY cast, stopped counting at 45 or so.

I love to catch bluegill, almost as much as bass. They are the best to introduce kids to fishing. These kids have fished for bass, etc., with their Dad since they were tiny, but this fly rod experience (popping bugs) has them so hype it isn’t funny. Dad said the boy as ordered fly line and went get popping bugs today. He’s HOOKED.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 6:26:10 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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