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moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Feb 23, 2013 - 01:47am PT
A fisherman caught a gold fish. "If you let me go, I will grant you three wishes, but your neighbor will get twice as much" says the fish.
"OK, I want a ferrari" says the fisherman.
He gets a ferrari, but his neighbor gets two.
"I want a beautiful house"
Sure enough, he gets one and his neighbor gets two.
"Damn! I wish I lose one of my testicles!"
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 23, 2013 - 07:58pm PT
NICE! looks to be six to eight pounds! Havent caught one any where close to that football with fins.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 23, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
dear Wes, please inform the study group of a few things. Bass in the keys simply sink into the thickest cover available for the winter- tules, cat tails and any other aquatic weeds can be used mostly for balance in a hibernation mode. There they will lay in a dormancy of a sort, only taking in a small meal every few days as their metabolism is all but shut down by water temps and ice overs. Just like they do in mason valley NV as it too freezes over yet the fish remain year after year. This is one of the questions stumping the "team" it seems from a news report i just saw. As long as there is oxygen the fish will survive until the water warms into the low 50s and their activity picks up . They will spawn any where from 55 to 65 plus degrees- depending on the water and clarity. In any given pond largemouth will tend to eat a good 70% of their own offspring before they reach four inches in length. That from an 8 year study i did on LMB, crappie and bluegill at Mason valley . As for the fish they have lost radio contact with, look in either a mackinaw or a pelicans body. Perhaps a heron gutted it, or a Fisherman caught it and filleted the bass. Theres thirty pound macks in the lake- the same ones that ended the LCTs in the lake after being planted in the 1800s. This news report claimed a "new number one predator" when talking about bass, which made me laugh.. MACKS are the numba UNO..Followed closely by browns..Only in the keys are bass a predator- other wise they probably wonder why in the hell they wandered out of the keys to begin with!



Credit: intarweb
Tahoe mackinaw^^^


credt- intarweb
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Credit: Ron Anderson

Tahoe Browns^^^swimming monsters in Tahoe. They eat two pound fish.

mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 23, 2013 - 09:51pm PT
Dear Ron, I appreciate your experience based OPINION, but I ain't your bitch. You've seen it, you splain it to them... or stop whining about how scientists are wrong about everything.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 23, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
arent you the one whining about not helping mankind to your potential? Here you are a resident and seem not to be willing to approach your "colleagues" with info for them.. tsk tsk..

"keep tayhowe blu- coo-coo-ca chu!"
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 23, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
Your sh#t ain't science bud, it is YOUR opinion and YOUR experience. It is up to you to explain it. Man up! Don't let the fact that she is a little hottie intimidate you.

If you have any questions about the study methods, statistics, etc. I'd be happy to translate those for you... but no way I'm going to try to translate your subjective experience, presented as universal truth, to other scientists.

And no, I'm not the one whining about wasting money on science when they could just ask some old dude... or whining about TRPA... or whining about a news article claiming a discovery when clearly others had already made enough observations to justify getting a grant for more in depth research... that's you. I whine about your insistence that you know what you are talking about yet consistently misinterpret 90% of the information... which is fine, as long as you aren't the one calling the shots regarding resource management.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 24, 2013 - 12:58am PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

Heres a 2lb Michigan "Koi" caught and mounted by a freind Joshua Knuth, which i got from him in an auction.

dem koi is takin over da planet!!!!Better get studies goin and kill off those rabid KOI in about three hundred cal lakes and ponds!
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 24, 2013 - 02:26am PT
That's silly Ron... there ain't enough money to fund such studies in other lakes... just in Tahoe... you know, the LARGEST alpine lake in N.America... with over 120 million acre feet of fresh water... the most critical natural resource in the west... with 15x the amount of land that the entire Central Valley Water Project irrigates... over 3x the municipal water needs of the entire state of California. Stoopid scientists studying irrelevant sh#t.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 24, 2013 - 08:59am PT
Ron... do you HAVE to play the same role in every single f*#king thread?

(ignorant fundamentalist conservative)


We have a non-native beetle destroying our californian forests, it isn't a bad idea to study the impact of introducing non-native wildlife that run amok.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 24, 2013 - 11:09am PT
GD,, not sure what yur problem is ,, However i was fighting the beetle problems while you were in diapers. And,, it was the TRPA that let those beeteles FEAST in tahoe.

And your runnin amuk statement reflects the news reports of this- with titles like "NEW THREAT TO TAHOE".. Goldfish are hardly new and IN NO WAY a threat to tahoe. Im simply trying to set the record straight. If you google it, there will be pages of the same story - with all quite damming titles- even made the natl news. And a mountain from a pimple is born..
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2013 - 11:28am PT
Well, this turned into a really stupid thread.

Ron, you're a f*#king brick wall. You're right and you always know it. If you'd listen to what people were saying to you sometimes, you might not be arguing with people as often. Did you ever think of that?

Of course not, because anything you say is correct, and should be taken as gospel.

The world doesn't work that way, dude.

Wes is just as bad, but at least the guy can cite references and stuff. And admits that he's simply stirring the pot.

You though, nobody can tell you anything without you feeling the need to argue a point. There are two types of people, in my opinion. There are those who see problems, and there are those who see solutions. You appear to be the former, rather than the latter.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 24, 2013 - 11:42am PT
Brandon you dont know me nor do you know what ive done in my times. But your attitude is typical for your age. Ill say that much..YOU and WES are guys that have little OR NO respect for anyone that has come before you. DO i really give a crap one about that--nope..
But for you to pompously call me someone that doesnt see the problem/solution is much like telling the submarine it will be fine with a screen door. The trouble is,, youth NEVER listens to age and experience.

And if you dont like the message kill the thread.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2013 - 11:51am PT
Just constructive criticism Ron. Don't get all butt hurt, you seem like a good guy.

And really, the age card? I'm an intelligent mid-thirties man. I ain't old, but I ain't young, either.

Also, don't get me going about respect for my elders. Just because I disagree, doesn't make me disrespectful.
crankster

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Feb 24, 2013 - 12:01pm PT
Isn't Ron an invasive species?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 24, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
im willing to bet dimes to donuts Ron has done more for the ecology round here than any other posters here in this thread. And that also gives me a right to an opinion.

and crank,, since its you with SLT in your avatar,, i do believe,, as far as Tahoe is concerned,, YOUR the invasive species here.


edit: Brandon, i want talking about AGE..
monolith

climber
SF bay area
Feb 24, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
No one said you didn't have a right to an opinion. Everyone's got one.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Feb 24, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
no need to worry until these guys move in.
Credit: kennyt
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 24, 2013 - 12:48pm PT
couple of those bad boys would make sand harbor a very exciting place to watch! If we can get NDOT to use a bit more salt brine up there- it might just work! daaana dannna dana dana dana dana dana!



seems Wiki agrees with my "non science" opinions as well...



. During winter, goldfish become sluggish, stop eating and often stay on the bottom of the pond. This is normal; they become active again in the spring.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine
Feb 24, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
No one said you didn't have a right to an opinion. Everyone's got one.


That reminds me of the other thing we've all got and of my morning sh#t this am. There is now a pancake turd resting on Peavine with a little dog nibble out of one side. I should probably shower wipe at some point. And no doggy kisses for a while either.

Considering this thread that ^^^ is a successful contribution!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 24, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
YOU SHAT on Peavine,, mother goddess of Reno???????
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