Getting back to my fishing trip, the weather on this day of fishing got worse, but I donned my rain gear and the weather ceased to be a factor.
Even though there was a cold, misty rain coming down, things didn't get to be uncomfortable. Hey, I was getting to fish wasn't I?
Did we catch any fish this trip? I didn't, but my host did. In fact, he had one fish that was 21 inches long. He had boated several other smaller fish, but this fish was a hog
I tried to take a picture of my friend and the fish, but the picture didn't come out. I don't know why, because I did what I was told to do. The fish flopped out of my friend's hand and flopped back into the water, so there was no chance to take another picture.
However, I saw the fish, I saw how much it measured, and it was a doozy. I've never caught a fish that size.
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I have been reading a magazine lately that has been discussing subjects such as the most popular deer caliber. The magazine also had an article on the 10 top shotguns.
I am always intrigued by other people's opinions on a subject that can be good-naturedly controversial. The last issue of this magazine had some letters to the editor that discussed their disgust with the choices made by the so-called experts.
As far as the favorite caliber, it went to the .30-06, but many other calibers were mentioned. The .30-30 wasn't one of them. How could they not mention the .30-30?
One of the letter writers was very indignant on that issue. Personally, I prefer the .270. It is what I like to shoot and will perform admirably on most game animals on this continent.
However, for grizzlies, you need something larger. An elephant caliber isn't out of the question with this animal.
As for the shotguns, one letter writer wondered how they could have left out the Ithaca pump shotgun. For those that may not know, the Ithaca ejects spent shell casings from the bottom.
The letter writer, being left-handed, said that for left-handers the Ithaca pump was by far the easiest to handle because with the Ithaca they didn't have to worry about spent shell casings coming out of the breach on the right side into their faces, or have to worry about powder burns caused by hot gases coming from the breach.
Actually everybody has their so-called favorite caliber, and everybody has a shotgun that they claim is their favorite.
Not everybody can afford a Benelli Super Black Eagle, and I sure can't. However, the shotgun I have will handle anything the Benelli can and doesn't cost as much.
Maybe your favorite shotgun is a single barrel Stevens. It doesn't matter what the gun is; it only matters if you like it or not. To each his own comes to mind for me. Everyone has their own personal opinion, and that is as it should be.