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Daytona trip – Day 3


On day 3 we started the day by visiting Bass Pro Shops “Outdoor World” (also known as the Fisherman’s Mecca). It’s a good thing that we don’t have an Outdoor World store in Oregon, else Jon would surely be bankrupt. We then traveled to the “space coast” of Florida and toured Cocoa Beach, the village of Cocoa, and Titusville.

We did a little boat shopping (this one is too small).



It’s amazing how many shells are just laying around on the beach here. The weather has been great, sunny every day, with highs between 70 and 80 degrees!

President Bush was in Orlando on Friday, and we saw Air Force One parked at an Air Force base on the space coast. That explains the fighter jet escorts and the armed military folks all around.

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Green Peter Kokes

We tried Green Peter for Kokes again last Saturday. We left home at 4:30am (yawn..) and fished all day, what a blast. John perfected a technique where he yanked the fish straight into the boat from 50 yards out, that’s one way to keep them from throwing the hook near the boat!.

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We brought home 14 fish, about half Kokes and half rainbow trout. We barbequed all of them, and tried some with olive oil, and some with butter (the Olive Oil won the taste test) We lost at least 9 fish, most very close to the boat, the bigger kokes are very smart and know how to get off of a hook.

Photo Copyright © 2005, Jon McDermott
Location: Beaverton, OR

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First fish scales in the boat! Last Saturday Ryan and I went to Green Peter reservoir near Sweet Home to try out the Kokanee fishing. The fishfinder worked pretty well, in fact in the early morning there some schools that I thought were ‘normal’, but those schools disappeared later in the day. Wish we had stayed put and worked the area were we saw them early. It was a good time, we put 4 fish in the boat, kept 3 of them, and lost 2 before we could get them to the boat.

Photo Copyright © 2005, Jon McDermott
Location: Green Peter Reservoir

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I didn’t know exactly how to cook them, so we put them in alum foil with lemon slices, lemon herb spice and butter, and put on the BBQ. Turned out great!

Photo Copyright © 2005, Jon McDermott
Location: Beaverton, OR

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