Fishing Alberta With Paul C

I was checking my forum site and ran across some photos of kids perching out at Cross Lake. Nube had sent me an email asking about how I got one perch over 10 inch mark, or as I like to call it, the good filleting size of perch.

A few days later he posted these photos of Grampa and the grankids fishin'. The photo of Brylny holding her prized catch for the day.

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This photo is one of the best photos I have seen of kids fishing. Nube said the kids were trying different hooks and had done a good job catching those jumbo perch.

Grampa was keeping busy looking after the small crew of fisher kids.

After numerous emails I gave up my tip for the catching the bigger perch closer to the bottom of the lake. Fish sometimes feed off the bottom or just off to the bottom the lake. The weather was cool that day but the kids toughened and the trip worked out quite well. I always say take a kid fishing and watch there expression on there faces catching perch.

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Perch are a little easier to catch and will keep kids busy while the adults make hot chocolate and snacks for the them. Some kids even like to make snowman to keep themselves busy. This snowman was made as a marker for a good spot to fish.

Those odd looking fish spread out on the ice are whitefish. This fish can be caught using a wire worm (brass wire wrapped around the shaft of the hook) tipped with maggots.

These require sight fishing as they inhale the hook but can only be hooked by pulling on the fishing line. They usually can be caught in shallow water so you can see the hook and fish. Sitting in a dark ice fishing tent will help to see what they are doing.

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So take a kid fishing and it will be the best fishing trip you will have.

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A Police Stop At 2:00 A.M.

A Police Stop At 2-00 A.M.
An elderly man is stopped by the police around 2:00 a.m. and is asked where he is going at this time of night.

The man replies, "I am on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late."

The officer then asks, "Really? Who is giving that lecture at this time of night?"

The man replies, "That would be my wife."



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Remembering Hollywood Squares
These great questions and answers are from the days when 'Hollywood Squares' game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted. Peter Marshall was the host asking the questions, of course.

Q. You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman?

A. Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake.

Q. According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think that he is attractive, is it okay to come out and ask him if he's married?

A. Rose Marie: No, wait until morning.

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City Of St. Albert Posts Photo Radar Locations

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to 'promote safe driving'?

The City of St. Albert is posting a site of the day photo radar location on its Facebook and Twitter accounts to help drivers become aware of their speed. The information is posted daily at 6 a.m.

“Using social media to promote our photo enforcement program is new to the City of St. Albert,” says Stu Fraser, Peace Officer Program Supervisor. “Our goal is to promote safe driving throughout the entire city, and to reduce the amount of speed-related collisions.”

Speeding motorists are often unaware they are exceeding the speed limit. By posting the various photo radar locations on social media, motorists will pay more attention to areas they know are patrolled by the photo enforcement program and will begin to better understand their driving habits.

The City of St. Albert has two photo enforcement vehicles, one of which is used for the photo radar site of the day. As this location is determined in advance, the City is promoting it to motorists to help ensure that they are alert during their commute. The other photo enforcement vehicle spends three to six hours per day by school/playground zones. The remainder of the enforcement period is used to respond to “hot spot” enforcement which is influenced by public complaints, construction and other local concerns. The length of time spent at these sites depends on traffic volume, day of the week, and other factors that make it difficult to announce when each enforcement location is used.

Residents can receive the site of the day photo radar locations the following ways:

‘Like Us’ on Facebook.

‘Follow Us’ on Twitter.

Or, visit the city's site for a complete monthly listing.

The City of St. Albert began posting photo radar locations on February 1, 2012.

SINC SAYS:

This quote from the release is of course in error:
“Our goal is to promote safe driving throughout the entire city, and to reduce the amount of speed-related collisions.” The real reason for photo radar is to raise cash for city coffers. Many councillors have openly admitted that over the years, yet the program director continues to try and have us believe otherwise. To be blunt, that line of BS doesn't sell.
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The Magician And The Parrot

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A magician worked on a cruise ship.

The audience was different each week so the magician did the same tricks over and over again.

There was only one problem: The captain's parrot saw the shows each week and began to understand how the Magician did every trick.

Once he understood, he started shouting in the middle of the show, "Look, its not the same hat!" or, "Look, he's hiding the flowers under the table!" Or "Hey, why are all the cards the ace of spades?"

The magician was furious but couldn't do anything. It was, after all, the Captain's' parrot.

Then one stormy night on the Pacific, the ship unfortunately sank, drowning almost all who were on board.

The magician luckily found himself on a piece of wood floating in the middle of the sea, and as fate would have it ... with the parrot.

They stared at each other with hatred, but did not utter a word.

This went on for a day and then two days. And then three days.

Finally on the 4th day the parrot could not hold back any longer and said, "OK, I give up. Where's the ship?"


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Beauty In Every Grain

Beauty In Every Grain
For the first time remarkable photographs reveal hidden charms of ordinary sand.

Viewed at a magnification of over 250 times real life, tiny grains of sand are shown to be delicate, colourful structures as unique as snowflakes.

When seen well beyond the limits of human eyesight, the miniature particles are exposed as fragments of crystals, spiral fragments of shells and crumbs of volcanic rock.

Professor Gary Greenberg who has a PhD in biomedical research from University College London said: 'It is incredible to think when you are walking on the beach you are standing on these tiny treasures.

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Does 'Git Outta Town' Crouse Not Want Seniors Here Now?

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Do comments from Mayor 'Git Outta Town' Crouse made to the Edmonton Journal send a message that he doesn't want seniors in St. Albert?

It sure looks like that might be his view.
Check out this quote from the story.

"St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse said his city has maintained modest growth rate for decades, partly because it doesn’t have a supply of housing for first-time buyers.

Also, there’s no major industry, such as refinery or airport, on the doorstep to attract workers, he said, adding the city needs to attract its share of young families.

“We don’t want to become a retirement community.”


Such remarks smack of disrespect for seniors and are every bit as offensive as his infamous remarks telling people if they don't like high taxes, to 'git outta town'.

And just how does Crouse propose to attract young families when our taxes are almost the highest in the country and our house prices are well out of reach of most young families?

Some days all you can do is shake your head.

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What's In A Name?

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A little old guy is walking around in a supermarket calling out, Crisco, Crissssssscoooo!'

Soon an assistant manager approaches and says, 'Sir, the Crisco is in aisle 3.'

The old guy replies, 'Oh, I'm not looking for the cooking stuff. I'm calling my wife. She's in here somewhere'

The clerk is astonished.

'Your wife's name is Crisco?'

The old guy answers, 'Oh no, no, no. I only call her that when we're out in public'

'I see,' said the clerk.

'What do you call her at home?'

'Lard ass.'



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* The latest internet craze is Lion King-ing.

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Life's Funny Experiences

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Because they had no reservations at a busy restaurant, my elderly neighbour and his wife were told there would be a 45-minute wait for a table.

'Young man, we're both 90 years old,' the husband said, 'We may not have 45 minutes.'

They were seated immediately. (You may want to use that line!)
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The Night Nurse

The Night Nurse
After finishing her shift as a nurse a wife comes home late at night and quietly opens the door to her bedroom.

From under the blanket she sees four legs instead of two!

She reaches for a baseball bat and starts hitting the blankets as hard as she can.

Once she's done, she goes to the kitchen to have a drink.

As she enters, she sees her husband there, reading a magazine.

"Hi Sweetheart," he says, "Your parents came to visit us, so I let them stay in our bedroom. Did you say hello to them?"



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* Buying generic doesn't save shoppers as much as it used to.

* Council spends £800 a day on cleaning first 'shared' road.


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Summaries for Life

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Great Truths About Growing Old

1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.

4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.

5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.

6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.

7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

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Regular St. Albert's Place contributor Paul C of Wee Hours Custom Tackle submitted this lifelike shot of a Great Gray Owl.

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A Single Word

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A pastor decided to do something a little different. He said, 'Today, in church, I am going to say a single word and you are going to help me preach.

Whatever single word I say, I want you to sing whatever hymn that comes to your mind.

The pastor shouted out 'cross'. Immediately the congregation started singing in unison, 'The Old Rugged Cross'.

The pastor hollered out 'grace.' The congregation began to sing 'Amazing Grace'.

The pastor said 'power.' The congregation sang 'There Is Power In The Blood'.

The pastor said 'sex'. The congregation fell into total silence.

Everyone was in shock. They all nervously began to look around at each other afraid to say anything.

Then all of a sudden, way from in the back of the church, a little 87-year-old grandmother stood up and began to sing, 'Memories'.



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Why do they say a football team is the 'world champion' when they don't play anybody outside the US?

Do stuttering people stutter when they're thinking to themselves?

If you put a chameleon in a room full of mirrors, what colour would it turn?

What are those little handles for corn on the cob called?

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The Flora Of Thailand

Travellers Doug and Helen continue to submit shots of the blossoms and fruits of Thailand during their visit.

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ZEEK AMMAR'S BIRTHDAY JAM

Zeek Ammar (Guitar and vocals) and 

Danny Floyd Cole (Guitar and vocals) 

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- My favorite guitarist in the world.This born natural kid recorded his first CD with his band Bad Example at the age of 16. I gave him a guitar when he was 14 and he was heavily influenced by my 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's music collection at home. Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix were huge influences. I was amazed with his playing as he got older and he always showed so much respect to other players. His knack to listen and watch and know when to come in and out must have come from his dear mother Sue's wonderful respect upbringing. Zeek's claim to fame came when he ended up joining Jack Grandy and his band Longway Down and did a cross Canada tour with them. I had a great time with my son and friends jamming in our basement making up tunes for years and doing covers the way we did 'em, eventually forming a garage style band that we did a few live shows with. We named the band Regal Renslip (Pilsner lager backwards as we all drank pilsner beer. Cheers Saskatchewan). Zeek did a stint with Danny floyd Cole in band that got him some good gig experience. Happy birthday son.

Danny - is an established Albertan singer/songwriter who got his start performing live at clubs like People's Pub on Whyte at the tender age of sixteen. Since then he's played in a variety of different projects with Coldspot being one of the longest and most successful to date. Currently he joins Jamie Calan in the country rock project, Calan & Cole and is just completing a debut record with modern rock group, Drive the Day. Since 1998 Danny has also been a producer/engineer based out of the Edmonton recording studio, Homestead Recorders.

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Did They Say What I Thought They Said?

Did They Say What I Thought They Said?
1. Ted Walsh - Horse Racing Commentator - 'This is really a lovely horse. I once rode her mother.'

2. New Zealand Rugby Commentator - 'Andrew Mehrtens loves it when Daryl Gibson comes inside him.'

3.. Pat Glenn, weightlifting commentator - 'And this is Gregoriava from Bulgaria .. I saw her snatch this morning and it was amazing!'

4. Harry Carpenter at the Oxford-Cambridge boat race 1977 - 'Ah, isn't that nice. The wife of the Cambridge President is kissing the Cox of the Oxford crew.'

5. US PGA Commentator - 'One of the reasons Arnie ( Arnold Palmer) is playing so well is that, before each tee shot, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them . Oh my god !! What have I just said??'

6. Carenza Lewis about finding food in the Middle Ages on 'Time Team Live' said: 'You'd eat beaver if you could get it.'

7. A female news anchor who, the day after it was supposed to have snowed and didn't, turned to the weatherman and asked, 'So Bob, where's that eight inches you promised me last night?' Not only did HE have to leave the set, but half the crew did too, because they were laughing so hard!

8. Steve Ryder covering the US Masters: 'Ballesteros felt much better today after a 69 yesterday.'

9. Clair Frisby talking about a jumbo hot dog on 'Look North' said: 'There's nothing like a big hot sausage inside you on a cold night like this. '

10 Mike Hallett discussing missed snooker shots on 'Sky Sports': 'Stephen Hendry jumps on Steve Davis's misses every chance he gets.'

11. Michael Buerk on watching Philippa Forrester cuddle up to a male astronomer for warmth during BBC1's UK eclipse coverage remarked: 'They seem cold out there. They're rubbing each other and he's only come in his shorts.'

12. Ken Brown commentating on golfer Nick Faldo and his caddie Fanny Sunneson lining-up shots at the Scottish Open: 'Some weeks Nick likes to use Fanny; other weeks he prefers to do it by himself.'

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* Americans have left their frugal ways behind.

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* Scientists say sugar is as toxic as alcohol.

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Great Truths That Adults Have Learned

1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree.

2) Wrinkles don't hurt.

3) Families are like fudge, mostly sweet, with a few nuts.

4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.

6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fibre, not the toy.

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Half-Baked Budgeting By Provincial Tories?

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Alberta's new premier Redford is certainly looking like a "new broom".

And I think that a great many citizens were startled by her stated intention to impose zero-based budgeting on Alberta's civil service.

What's important about zero-based budgeting? Put in my crude way, zero-based budgeting imposes on each department of an enterprise starting from scratch (first dollar) in requesting its budget for the next period (usually, next fiscal year).

The process that appears to be the darling of civil servants, guarantees departments that they will receive at minimum the amount awarded in the previous budget. So they have only to concern themselves with the amounts they would like to top-up.

We in St. Albert are keenly aware that that is the way things are worked in our municipal government.

Here's how Ms. Redford announced her intention in Fort McMurray.

I quote from the article:

“We need to move to a point where we’re not just building on budget after budget,” said Redford. “I’ve been a minister for four years and what I’ve seen in the budgeting process is that the assumption always is to build on what was there before, so one of the things we’re going to be talking about is a zero-based budgeting approach.”

Redford said one third of departments every year - over a three-year period - will have to go back and build their budget from a zero base.

“That means they’ll have to examine all of the programs in their department and they have to ensure the programs are achieving the outcomes - that we believe as government - Albertans want.”

Now it gets fun.

Four days later, came the Calgary Herald with: "Talk of zero-based budgeting will do nothing for Albertans" which includes this little zinger: "It sounds like a half-baked effort for a government now adrift and unable to balance the books".

See the article here.

Now, the Calgary Herald is back with:
"Zero-based budgeting fading to its proper size".

The Calgary Herald's opinion aside (except for admiring the effect it has had) contrast the following with Ms. Redford's statements in Fort McMurray:

"The first bill to hit the legislature next week will be the 'Results-Based Budgeting Act'."

And, 'splaining that: "Stephen Carter, Premier Alison Redford's chief of staff, insists there's no change of PC plans: 'zero-based, results-based, it's the same thing'."

While I reckon that Ms. Redford isn't naturally inclined to dance backwards, I'm happy to believe she's at least practiced at it.

Deane Doucette,
Grandin

SINC SAYS:

The election will tell the tale of Ms. Redford's caucus. As of now, too many are tired of Conservative rip-offs like current power rates, second only to the Arctic in Canada.

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Much Ado About Nothing

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A group of friends from the Cottonwood Baptist Church wanted to get together on a regular basis, socialize, and play games. The lady of the house was to prepare the meal.

When it came time for Al and Janet to be the hosts, Janet wanted to outdo all the others. She decided to have mushroom-smothered steak. But mushrooms are expensive. She then told her husband, "No mushrooms. They are too high."

He said, "Why don't you go down in the pasture and pick some of those mushrooms? There are plenty in the creek bed."

She said, "No, some wild mushrooms are poison."

He said, "Well, I see varmints eating them and they're OK." So Janet decided to give it a try.. She picked a bunch, washed, sliced, and diced them for her smothered steak.

Then she went out on the back porch and gave Ol' Spot (the yard dog) a double handful. Ol' Spot ate every bite. All morning long, Janet watched Ol' Spot and the wild mushrooms didn't seem to affect him, so she decided to use them.

The meal was a great success, and Janet even hired a helper lady from town to help her serve. After everyone had finished, they relaxed, socialized, and played '42' and dominoes. About then, the helper lady came in and whispered in Janet's ear.

She said, "Mrs. Williams, Ol' Spot is dead."

Janet went into hysterics.

After she finally calmed down, she called the doctor and told him what had happened.

The doctor said, "That's bad, but I think we can take care of it. I will call for an ambulance and I will be there as quickly as possible. We'll give everyone enemas and we will pump out everyone's stomach. Everything will be fine. Just keep them calm.."

Soon they could hear the siren as the ambulance was coming down the road.

The EMTs and the doctor had their suitcases, syringes, and a stomach pump.

One by one, they took each person into the bathroom, gave them an enema, and pumped out their stomach.

After the last one was finished, the doctor came out and said, "I think everything will be fine now," and he left. They were all looking pretty weak sitting around the living room and about this time the helper lady came in and whispered to Janet, "You know, that fellow that run over Ol' Spot never even stopped."

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I was in the 15 item express lane at the store quietly fuming.

Completely ignoring the sign, the woman ahead of me had slipped into the check-out line pushing a cart piled high with groceries.

Imagine my delight when the cashier beckoned the woman to come forward looked into the cart and asked sweetly, 'So which six items would you like to buy?'

Wouldn't it be great if that happened more often?

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