• Snakes & Benifits

    Hey folks been awhile since my last post but today I wanted to discuss snakes. Thier is a lot of people who say the only good snake is a dead snake, let’s visit that for a minut.

    Without snakes their would be homes that would be overrun with mice, rats and other pest. These snakes hunt and kill all the pest around your property.  Garter snakes are the most common and are totally harmless.


    While these snakes open their mouthes to strike and even bite the bites are painless and do not even break the skin. Black snakes ” Rat Snakes” are the best rodent killers there are but they will get in a chicken coup and steal a chicken egg every couple of days however their choice food is a rats or mice.

    Now the more poisonous snakes do the same but some will make you sick or even death but look that snake doesn’t want to chase you down and bite you PLEASE if you see poisonous snakes leave them alone let them do their jobs the non poisonous snakes and your sure they are non poisonous then grab them up and move them away from your yard and turn them loose.

    Imagine your house infested with rats, mice I’m sure you don’t want that. This world has checks and balances some disagree with me on that when it comes to wolves but that’s another story. Just leave the snakes be give them some room they will leave.







  • Pokémon craze

    The Pokémon craze is having fun outdoors while out walking  or bicycling trapping Pokémon’s. Some think it’s dumb and so did I until I downloaded the app just to check it out and boom I was hooked.

    I was out walking again catching Pokémon’s and incubating my Pokémon eggs by walking 5km. As you  walk along  they pop up and as yo catch them you will train them to battle other trainers with your Pokémon’s.

    If you run out of  Pokémon balls you find stations and spin the medallion and you receive random items to help you along with potions, egg incubators, eggs and Pokémon Lures  and incense  to bring them in so you can trap them, use a Lucky egg to double the points you get catching each Pokémon.

    All and all don’t listen to the negativity about the game however watch what you are doing don’t use when you are driving or walking on the sidewalk where their is a danger of stepping off the sidewalk into traffic.


  • Websites and message boards

    Anyone needing help setting up their websites need a good deal on hosting? I have a URL that I  Acquired I’m sure allot of you recognized the name. That’s because someone did a fundraiser to get the message board software and then it never went anywhere.

    And it’s for sale for the right price. After I set it up the price raises a bit and 90 days of customer support.

    I can maintain it monthly for a flat rate just ask the URL below is for sale  

    http://united forwarding.com
    I can help you choose a simple URL that is easy to remember like a couple of mine

    http://paulstoolshed.com
    (Being built right now)

    http://teamfatboyz.com
    (7years still working)

    http://catfish weekly.com
    (Co/Builder now sysop)

    I am quick and reasonable price send me a message and we will negotiate a deal.

    teamfatboyz@gmail.com


  • Fishing Jersys

    We at Team Fat Boyz have decided NOT to put company names on our jerseys to advertise for free or for tiny  discounts. I see  allot of jerseys probably around 100 or so the kicker is the angler had to pay for their own jerseys. this can create many problems with people doing ignorant things and by law if the angler paid for the jersey and don’t have a contract

    I mean how many people are handed out a jersey like candy to kids, I was one of them until I realized a  epidemic of jerseys. I wear names on my jerseys are because they donate to the cause taking disabled kids and adults and let’s not forget the seniors taking them fishing or just outdoors we also provide young and disabled new or used fishing gear and tackle.

    We wear those logo’s on our jerseys with PRIDE to show the public who support and provide outdoor gear from bobbers, hooks and even tents we provide them all with a Good time and those who provide the logos and they pay for the placement and we sign a contract that we won’t do anything that embarrass  the supporter.

    I research potential supporters if they have a good reputation in the outdoor community potential web adds get researched as well.

     

    NO MORE FREEBIES after 7 years and well established in the outdoor community. Contact teamfatboyz65@gmail.com

     


  • Monster Catfish!

    For over 6 years I’ve wanted to break out of settling for my personal best 16 pound Channel and my 18 pound Blue cat. I have seen many, many huge catfish that seem to dwarf mine. Now I’ve never claimed to be a professional fisherman I started catching fish for tablefair not any one species but every species including soft shell and common snappers.

    I have just decided I don’t have to catch a 30, 40 or 80 pound catfish to be a fisherman I AM a fisherman plain and simple and I don’t need a big fish and here’s why.

    I haven’t seen these people take a handfull of kids fishing, I haven’t seen these people spend the money I have yearly buying disabled or disadvantaged kids and disabled adults out of my own pocket, it’s no longer the need to catch a bigger badder catfish it’s about what makes me happy, it’s about what makes me smile and it’s no longer has the biggest baddest gear yup no smoke and mirrors here…..

    Until next time…..


  • Fishing derby

    Looks like JERRY’S bait and tackle and the city of Highland, IL are out ripping off kids in their “2016 Youth Fishing Derby” as a resident of Highland your registration is FREE a non resident is $10.00 payable to who?
    If Payable to JERRY’S they must be afraid of the kids digging their own worms this is because they say bring your bait bucket it really doesn’t surprise me because a few years ago I found it interesting that when they made their fishing reports they always reported good fishing using whatever they had in stock if they didn’t have it in stock they would send in a report using what ever they had at the time in stock If it was channel catfish and they did not have Sonys it wouldn’t be on the report  At that time but shad guts was in stock is what? Yup you guessed it if you said shad guts.

    Now if this money is being charged buy the city of Highland then we have another issue we pay Highland IL school district but only Highland city zip code were free. When Highland IL school district pay multitudes of sales taxes when we shop and we do because it’s the closest stores or businesses. Then why don’t our kids get to participate just because the live just outside the city limits.
    It’s just downright unfair I am going to try and do the same thing but will open it to all kids regardless of where they live I urge people to get involved contact me at teamfatboyz@icloud.com

    The below text is their post

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    Hello Subscribers,
    Grab your rod and reel. The registration deadline for our Youth Fishing Derby is Monday! For ages 5-15, prizes will be awarded in each division for the first fish, longest fish, and greatest number of fish. Check out the details below.
    Registration is also open for our Tennis Camp. This camp is for children entering 3rd-9th grades. Call us to pick your time slot. Registration closes July 1 and camp begins July 11.
    Summer has just begun, but we are already preparing for fall! Sign up for our fall session of Outdoor Soccer. For players entering K-8th grades, your young athletes will learn soccer fundamentals, teamwork and sportsmanship. Check out details below and register by July 3rd.
    So much fun going on! Got questions? Call us at (628)651-1386
    Join Now!

    Youth Fishing Derby (5 to 15 years)

    Enjoy a great morning of fun sponsored by Jerry’s Bait and Tackle. Prizes will be awarded in each division for the first fish, longest fish, and greatest number of fish. Participants must provide their own rod, reel, bait, bucket, and any other items that will make your catch a huge success.

    Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Date: Saturday, June 18

    Location: Hunsche Harbor Pond

    Fee: Residents FREE; Non-residents $10

    Registration due: June 12
    Hello Subscribers,
    Grab your rod and reel. The registration deadline for our Youth Fishing Derby is Monday! For ages 5-15, prizes will be awarded in each division for the first fish, longest fish, and greatest number of fish. Check out the details below.
    Registration is also open for our Tennis Camp. This camp is for children entering 3rd-9th grades. Call us to pick your time slot. Registration closes July 1 and camp begins July 11.
    Summer has just begun, but we are already preparing for fall! Sign up for our fall session of Outdoor Soccer. For players entering K-8th grades, your young athletes will learn soccer fundamentals, teamwork and sportsmanship. Check out details below and register by July 3rd.
    So much fun going on! Got questions? Call us at (628)651-1386
    Join Now!

    Youth Fishing Derby (5 to 15 years)

    Enjoy a great morning of fun sponsored by Jerry’s Bait and Tackle. Prizes will be awarded in each division for the first fish, longest fish, and greatest number of fish. Participants must provide their own rod, reel, bait, bucket, and any other items that will make your catch a huge success.

    Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Date: Saturday, June 18

    Location: Hunsche Harbor Pond

    Fee: Residents FREE; Non-residents 

    Non Residents $10

    due: June 12

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    Let them have it!!

    Facebook : Highland Parks & Recreation


  • Little things matter

    So sometimes we find little things that matter that make you wonder why you didn’t think of before.

    1. Backpack – this had been a long time coming. After many years of breaking plastic tackle boxes and wasting valuable dollars I started using duffle bags then I started using a cheap backpack which lasted 6 years before Transitioning into a 90 quart backpack and I don’t know what I did without it.
    2. One that is a must for me is Magicbag I got the medium bags. These bags are awesome and around 6 bucks. You put items in them and use a vacuum cleaner hose to suck the air out of them to keep items dry. My entire fire making bag is in one and a full change of clothes in them keeping me dry and warm.
    3. Water is something that is a must have a large clear plastic, water purification tablets, a life straw personal water filter. A plastic water bottle and some kind of water bladder.
    4. Thin braided wire for snares or where cordage is needed strong, light and can be manipulative for other uses.

    These are just a few things that I’ve needed and didn’t have so think of something out of the norm by all means leave a comment.


  • Team Fat Boyz Camp Out

    When I went out to the lake I was running behind schedule getting on the water and to my campsite for the night but I noticed Tent after tent lining the road to the ramp. The Church of God trailer and vans were there and the amount of tents they had a full house. I think ALL churches should get into a Camp program not just for youth but for adults it’s not a scout program.(Attn: ALL volunteers must pass background Check)

    Our Team Fat Boyz program 2017 program will launch a FREE OF CHARGE all ages Camp with mutable chaperones. It will consist of Tracking, Navigation in Traditional and GPS, basic survival including fire making, shelter, water purification, fishing and foraging.


    It will be a two day event with a certificate of completion for each subject. These certificates will be printed after the event and then handed out at a public event at a later date (Chill Dinner) Ran by Team Fat Boyz)


    This is a program that will not take just a day to put together that’s why we set the first one for 2017. 


    We will have another two day event 

    And hope to have a few seminars for people such as Catfish conservation or conservation in general depending on ability of speakers, Fishing knots, basic rope knots, basic first aid and CPR (there are no certificates for Seminars)


    We NEED sponsors for this event that includes Money and or product for giveaways a extra $30.00 charge will get your company on the banner hung at the activity location.


    I want to get thins started please contact me ASAP teamfatboyz@icloud.com


  • Armadillos

    You know when I was a kid you would NEVER see an Armadillo in the Midwest. While in Puxico Missouri in the boot heel I seen a Armadillo that was hit by a car on the side of the road. Back in the 80’s i had never seen one but often seen them in Texas. I was surprised to see they had migrated all the way up to Stoddard County Missouri.

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    Armadillos are often used in the study of leprosy, since they, along with mangabey monkeys, rabbits and mice Humans can acquire a leprosy infection from armadillos by handling them or consuming armadillo meat. Armadillos  are common roadkill due to their habit of jumping three to four feet vertically when startled, I just curious where people are seeing Armadillos in the lower 48.

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    Nine-banded armadillo