Pork Butt Ham and More

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BrianGSDTexoma

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Used Dave's injection with chicken broth. 7 days curing. Smoked on RecTec low smoke for 2 hours than around 250 - 270 for 6. Had set at 215 but this thing been running hot lately. Tried cleaning probe. Just go by InkBird. This was probably the best one yet. Will put half on the meat slicer tomorrow.

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I bought this seasoning at German Market a while back. Taste great but was not sure what to use on. Has a salty, spicy and heavy maple honey taste. I put on the kabocha squash and man was that good.

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OK you can stop here if you like while I ramble on:

Down at the Red River. Gretchen found new friend. I could not decide go to river or smoke ham than realize I could do both. Shut smoker down remote when hit 160 than 165 when I got home. Just what I wanted. I prefer higher temp.

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Final got shipment of unbroken glass jugs and bottled Mustang Grape wine. It fermented all the way down. Will need to sweeten some but not going to do until open bottle to drink. Will use Alluse or Monkfruit probably. Dang corks kept coming out so tie wrapped. Starting Blueberry next week.

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Been Fall cleaning all week. Cleaned out tackle box. Man there was a lot of stuff in there. Only put about 1/3 back in.

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Anyone every see a lure like these. I bought long ago for trolling. Can not find anything on them.

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Ham looks great! Looks like you had a productive and fun day. Glad you could relax at the river with the pup. That’s always a great day. I’ve got a ton of tackle that’s a mess in my shed I need to organize.
 
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Used Dave's injection with chicken broth. 7 days curing. Smoked on RecTec low smoke for 2 hours than around 250 - 270 for 6. Had set at 215 but this thing been running hot lately. Tried cleaning probe. Just go by InkBird. This was probably the best one yet. Will put half on the meat slicer tomorrow.

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I bought this seasoning at German Market a while back. Taste great but was not sure what to use on. Has a salty, spicy and heavy maple honey taste. I put on the kabocha squash and man was that good.

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OK you can stop here if you like while I ramble on:

Down at the Red River. Gretchen found new friend. I could not decide go to river or smoke ham than realize I could do both. Shut smoker down remote when hit 160 than 165 when I got home. Just what I wanted. I prefer higher temp.

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Final got shipment of unbroken glass jugs and bottled Mustang Grape wine. It fermented all the way down. Will need to sweeten some but not going to do until open bottle to drink. Will use Alluse or Monkfruit probably. Dang corks kept coming out so tie wrapped. Starting Blueberry next week.

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Been Fall cleaning all week. Cleaned out tackle box. Man there was a lot of stuff in there. Only put about 1/3 back in.

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Anyone every see a lure like these. I bought long ago for trolling. Can not find anything on them.

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Ham looks great!

Never seen those lures and nice getting the tackle sorted out.
If you have rifle reloading stuff you are looking to sort and get rid of let me know lol. I could always use certain components and powders :D
 
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The lures are Spoonplugs made by Buck Perry, Buck's Baits. Do an interweb search for "Spoonplug made by Buck’s Baits". They're still making them today.

Nice looking ham...
 
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Nice work on the ham . I like the " hot honey " type of stuff on vegetables . I bet the maple adds to it .
I've got a bunch of old lures from my Grandpa's tackle box . I think some of it might be late 30's early 40's .
 
Thanks so much. I spent a hour trying to find them.
No problem, Brian. I would've posted a link, but I know that in the recent past, SMF has had some problems with bad links so I chose not to post one but here is their website - Bucksspoonplugs.com. You can copy and paste this in your browser bar...

Edit to add that Buck Perry is still alive today at 106 years old. He is considered the father of structure fishing...
 
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No problem, Brian. I would've posted a link, but I know that in the recent past, SMF has had some problems with bad links so I chose not to post one but here is their website - Bucksspoonplugs.com. You can copy and paste this in your browser bar...

Edit to add that Buck Perry is still alive today at 106 years old. He is considered the father of structure fishing...
I had about given up on ID them. I watched few video's. Will be using them.
 
Looks Great, Brian!!
Mighty Tasty!!
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Nice collection of lures, but I don't see any "Panther Martins" (My Favorites).

Bear
 
Ham all sliced in different thickness. Man is this good. Had problems couple times with that injection but now a believer.

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All bagged up and ready to sous vide pasteurize. This InkBird sealer makes fast work of it.

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I saw you asking about bacon in another thread . You have enough fat in those slices , should fry up real nice . Just takes a bit longer .
 
The lures are Spoonplugs made by Buck Perry, Buck's Baits. Do an interweb search for "Spoonplug made by Buck’s Baits". They're still making them today.

Nice looking ham...
We didn't troll this time to try but tried throwing it out. It got tangled up in hooks every time. Will save for trolling. We can't seem to get any bigger stripers. Caught a bunch of smaller ones. Buddy wife got a alligator garr. Boy did she have fun with that. Mike snagged a big carp on the upper fin. Fishing 3 in a boat kind of crazy. Need find one but gave up for now. They just to high if you can find.
 
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We didn't troll this time to try but tried throwing it out. It got tangled up in hooks every time. Will save for trolling. We can't seem to get any bigger stripers. Caught a bunch of smaller ones. Buddy wife got a alligator garr. Boy did she have fun with that. Mike snagged a big carp on the upper fin. Fishing 3 in a boat kind of crazy. Need find one but gave up for now. They just to high if you can find.
Well at least you were out on the water fishing, that's always a good day. I'm not a big fan of 3 people in a boat casting, I would rather troll because it allows me to cover water and is safer for all. A lot of people troll with their outboard, but I use my trolling motor. This allows me to troll at a much slower speed than I can with my outboard. For me, a good map of the water I'm fishing is critical because it allows me to fish certain features such as channels, drop offs, ridges, etc. And when I say map, I'm talking about the mapping part of my depth finder, not a physical paper map. I have Garmin marine products on my boat, specifically the Echomap Ultra 126sv and 106sv.

I don't know what lake you're fishing or how deep it is, but for stripers right now, I'd target the edges of channels and underwater points and humps if there are any. If water temperature is in the 70's, start going up the lake towards where the main river or creek comes in. As winter approaches and the water cools down, stripers will start their spawning run to these parts even though they will not reproduce in impoundments and will get incredibly shallow. You may start to see some schooling activity, too. Stripers, like a lot of fish that come in from the ocean to spawn, need a certain amount of water flow to reproduce and most manmade lakes don't have that. But the instinct is still there and they will migrate towards those large creeks and rivers that "flow" into a lake.

As for boats, I'm always looking for a bigger one, but the prices for used are insanely high right now. Your best bet will be to get lucky and find someone local that just wants to get rid of their boat or wait until this market turns around, and it will turn around...
 
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