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Longshank
Posted: Feb 19, 2024 - 03:23 pm


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Well, we finally did it last season.......that is sold the business and of course my favourite boat


She is now plying the waters of Georgian Bay.......gl to the new owner


I just wanted to say a huge Thank you to all the members of this board that have come out with me over the past 13 years and a big shout out to all the other fantastic people I have met from around the world in my 27 years of taking people out on charter fishing. Created memories for a lifetime


I am not 100 % retired as I love this sport so much and have made a deal with a great friend and charter Captain to do a specific number of outings on his boat for 2024 as I still have a base loyal crew that still wants to fish

i will also be fishing as much as I can on Erie for walleye on my 16 foot Smokercraft


rest of the time we will be at our off grid cottage enjoying life


Should you wish a salmon outing just get a hold of me directly


IN ending. thanks again for a great run of thousands of outings



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mydogbites
Posted: Feb 19, 2024 - 06:52 pm


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Good for you Longshank very well deserved. The memories you created are a lifetime not only for you but also every life you touched. Myself and my family thank you for that and wish you the very very best for all future projects. Keep in touch my friend.

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Posted: Feb 19, 2024 - 09:16 pm


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Enjoy your partial retirement.

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Posted: Feb 19, 2024 - 09:45 pm


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Congratulations Werner

I've been retired since 1999.

Great to have the time to do the things you want to do, without that 4 letter word (WORK) getting in the way.

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Posted: Feb 19, 2024 - 09:46 pm


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Now you are at where I have been for 15 years Shank and you will enjoy it immensely.....The best part is yet to come they say.....hey I fish GB....where is your old boat based out of....I will watch for its silhouette especially if it is in the Waubaushene to Pentang area....AKA the hole.

Good luck and have fun on your retirement Werner.

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Longshank
Posted: Feb 20, 2024 - 04:25 pm


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QUOTE (mydogbites @ Feb 19, 2024 - 06:52 pm)
Good for you Longshank very well deserved. The memories you created are a lifetime not only for you but also every life you touched. Myself and my family thank you for that and wish you the very very best for all future projects. Keep in touch my friend.

still remember our outing and your great Family

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Longshank
Posted: Feb 20, 2024 - 04:27 pm


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QUOTE (longfish @ Feb 19, 2024 - 09:46 pm)
Now you are at where I have been for 15 years Shank and you will enjoy it immensely.....The best part is yet to come they say.....hey I fish GB....where is your old boat based out of....I will watch for its silhouette especially if it is in the Waubaushene to Pentang area....AKA the hole.

Good luck and have fun on your retirement Werner.

Arnie

thank you...........do not know where the rig is exactly

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Longshank
Posted: Feb 20, 2024 - 04:28 pm


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QUOTE (Fisherman @ Feb 19, 2024 - 09:16 pm)
Enjoy your partial retirement.


though i would miss it a lot, but that is not the case.....It was the right time

Oh I am thanks

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Posted: Feb 20, 2024 - 09:09 pm


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Enjoy retirement shank!

I retired in 2021 and even learned how to sleep again. I didn't think that would happen!

Big Lou is in trouble now! Enjoy extra time at your off the grid paradise!

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Longshank
Posted: Feb 22, 2024 - 11:50 am


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QUOTE (Neil @ Feb 20, 2024 - 09:09 pm)
Enjoy retirement shank!

I retired in 2021 and even learned how to sleep again. I didn't think that would happen!

Big Lou is in trouble now! Enjoy extra time at your off the grid paradise!

Thanks Neil....and you are spot on.......It's a reat to not have to get up at 4 am for outings although once in a while i stil wake up and go into a panic thinking i am late for a trip and then realize i don't have one


still enjoy getting up early at the cottage and ya Big Lou is still waiting on me

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024 - 07:58 am


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Congrats Werner! Well deserved and enjoy the retirement.

Now you have more time to fish for yourself, nice quiet and peaceful..

I wish you the very best and keep doing what you love and the passion for this great sport.

Indeed great life long memories and still many more to come!

Cheers buddy! Raising my rum & coke.

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Longshank
Posted: Mar 05, 2024 - 11:10 am


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Thanks Jerry.........I have done the same in hoisting one or two

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Posted: Mar 07, 2024 - 12:31 pm


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Sounds like you’ll still be having a great time, congrats on your retirement! If I may ask…. What’s the biggest king to come in the boat over the years?…

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Posted: Mar 10, 2024 - 04:38 pm


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QUOTE (Icemanjay @ Mar 07, 2024 - 12:31 pm)
Sounds like you’ll still be having a great time, congrats on your retirement! If I may ask…. What’s the biggest king to come in the boat over the years?…

Thanks


37 pound chinook

22 pound Coho

18 pound brown trout

25 pound Steelhead

35 pound lake trout

46 pound Sturgeon

If memory serves me correctly, most of those all came before 2016

best years for sheer numbers were 1998 to 2012

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Posted: Mar 10, 2024 - 07:24 pm


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Wow great work, those are all monsters!

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