Friday, January 7, 2011

Hope to see some reward for the effort

Looks like I will be getting few $ out of selling a few pieces from my collection. My plan for the near term is to be VERY selective as to what I buy. Limit shopping to estate & church sales looking for sterling & gold pieces. As for fishing, I have to do a repair job to the power cord of my fish finder which will take about 30 minutes. That is about it for now.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Starting off 2011 with high hopes.

Well I am hoping to get into some Catfish tournaments this coming season. Right now I have put my fishing gear away. Trying to sell pieces of costume jewelry I have collected in my other HOBBY of going to estate & garage sales. I must say I have some excellent vintage pieces by the better know makers of fine costume pieces. Trifari,Coro, Lisner, Napier, Vendome, etc. So if anyone is a collector of costume jewelry send me an e-mail to see how we can work out some transaction. If there is such a person in the the greater CINCINNATI area that would even be better, for we could meet person to person. That way I can SHOW you the pieces without taking a lot of photos.
For my catfishing sight

Monday, May 25, 2009

First catfish of the year!

I did get my boat in the river on the 22 nd. Put my lines in the water at 08:00 ,had a bite at 08:10. Hooked into my fish at around 08:25. A nice 6.5 pound channel cat 24 inches long. That catfish really tore into the smelly old shad I was using for bait. That fish gave me a great fight, took some effort to get the net on it since I was by myself. Tried 2 other spots down river but no bites at all. I returned to my 1st stop, had more bites and missed setting the hook on another fish. It was just getting too hot for me so headed back to the ramp around 12:30. It was good to finally get a line in the water, and I got some reward for the effort.

I intend to get back on the river at least one time during the next week. Hope to get out with my fishing pal to see if we can get him a catfish the same size or even bigger. Tight lines.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Might get fishing by may 22nd.

The river level is falling and may get down to 28 ft. by May 22nd. Of course it all depends on not getting any more rain before then. In the mean time I will be working on trying to sell off some the costume jewelry. Have not seen any items at the yard sales to buy lately.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

No catfishing any time soon!

With the Ohio River around 44 ft., it will be at least a week before it is fishable. That is without anymore RAIN! I did get some positive feed back for my presentation on catfishing last Monday night.

So in the mean time I will be working on trying to sell some of the costume jewelry I have from collecting the past few years. Right now I am at the point of not being eager to even shop for anymore items since I have not been able to sell off at a profit the past year. I now know how to take much better photos of the items, so will keep trying to sell items via postings on collector groups and Craigs List. It has been very hard to locate folks that are interested in collecting costume jewelry; for those are the folks that I want to sell my items too. They have the knowledge of what the company names value of the items they produced. I just do NOT want to give the items away when they do have value per the research I read on those items.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Catfishing speech went well

I gave my speech and presentation on Catfishing on the Ohio River at Cincinnati on May 4th. The guys were asking many questions that I answered to the best of my knowledge. The hand outs were of a few of my favorite fishing spots and the baits I have used to catch catfish. Today I went to an Estate sale auction and this time I was able to win a few bids. I am n ow the owner os a number of good jewelry women rings. My hope is to be able to check with my friendly jeweler and convert them into a reasonable profit. The Ohio River is going too hig to fish for at least the next 7-10 days. So I will spend my time taking some photos of the costume jewelry I have to offer for sale. Have a great day.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Went fising

I went fishing with my brother yesterday. I was skunked however my brother caught three small catfish. The wind stired up whitecaps on the river and just beat us to death most of the day. Hope to try again next week for some more catfishing.