Rider Burnout

Written by Bill Dunigan

Rider Burnout Bill Dunigan

Overrepparttar years I have noticed a situation that develops much to often. That isrepparttar 138208 problem of burn out onrepparttar 138209 part ofrepparttar 138210 rider. How often have we known someone who started riding, and at some point decided to pursue a particular discipline torepparttar 138211 exclusion of any other activity involving horses. I am sure you have encountered this just as I have. The sad part is that it doesn't need to happen. Think back to when you first began to ride. You, just like I, enjoyed doing almost anything you could imagine on horseback. Rememberrepparttar 138212 trail rides, those days atrepparttar 138213 barn that never seem to have enough hours in them, allrepparttar 138214 new friends, and what aboutrepparttar 138215 different shows you were so excited to attend. It didn't matter what kind of show it was. It had horses and that was all that mattered.

Somehow a lot of riders got side tracked. By that I mean they reached a point where they became enthralled with a particular discipline. Now I m not saying that there is anything wrong with having a real desire to excel in any of these specialties. What I am trying to highlight isrepparttar 138216 total exclusion ofrepparttar 138217 vary things that attracted us all to riding inrepparttar 138218 first place. Now I know there are those who really enjoy being completely immersed in one aspect of riding. However, I do believe they are notrepparttar 138219 majority of those owning and riding horses. Far to many times I have heard someone say, " I'm bored with horses, and selling out and taking up golf". Others are going skiing or traveling or a myriad of other activities. Why is it that these individuals are losing interest in riding while others are almost fanatical about it?

I have been riding, competing and teaching for over forty years. During that time I have hadrepparttar 138220 opportunity to observe and listen to many comments from a wide variety of horse enthusiast. That's why I am so concerned about what I am seeing. At a time when Expos are packing inrepparttar 138221 spectators byrepparttar 138222 thousands, how can any of this be true.

As I see it,repparttar 138223 real problem is inrepparttar 138224 limitation of our activities involving horses. Once we embark on a path to focus on one discipline, unless we garner an enormous amount of success, it's only a question of time beforerepparttar 138225 discouragement sets in. While I do firmly believe that people arerepparttar 138226 happiest when they are learning and progressing in some endeavor, few can sustain interest indefinitely without some obvious success.


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Nuggets From A Cincinnati Catfish Guide

I attended a seminarrepparttar 138184 other week by a local professional catfish guide. This guide

worksrepparttar 138185 Ohio River about 15 miles above and below Cincinnati. His information relates to

catfishing on bigger rivers such asrepparttar 138186 Ohio.

The fishing spot he takes his clients fishing depends onrepparttar 138187 amount of current inrepparttar 138188

river. The pool stage forrepparttar 138189 Ohio at Cincinnati is 26.6 feet. According to him whenrepparttar 138190

river is in pool than catfishing is very poor. He prefersrepparttar 138191 river to be inrepparttar 138192 27 to 28

feet range with some current forrepparttar 138193 best fishing action. Oncerepparttar 138194 river gets above 30 feet

thenrepparttar 138195 current is too strong for good fishing.

When there is some current he prefers to bait with fresh cut bait. The current allowsrepparttar 138196

scent trail to spread all over torepparttar 138197 catfish. In low or no current conditions he uses live

bait. The vibrations ofrepparttar 138198 live bait will be pickup byrepparttar 138199 catfish in quite waters. Skipjacks arerepparttar 138200 bait fish he prefers for they have a very oily body that produces a

excellent scent trail. The big problem is locatingrepparttar 138201 skipjacks to use as bait. Normally

you just have to fish forrepparttar 138202 skipjacks and load up a small cooler. Then get home and bag

them for a freezer. Shad are much easier to locate and to catch for a fishing trip. Once a

school is spotted just throw out your casting net. He normally makes a couple casts and

has his large live well loaded for his client’s trip.

He uses a simple rig of, main line 30 pound mono, 2-4 ounces of sinker, tied to a mono

leader of 50 pound test. He prefers a 6/0 to 8/0 octopus circle style hooks. He has FLAT

sinker which are great, however they are hard to come by around here.

According to himrepparttar 138203 catfish will be found in 30 feet or deeper holes,repparttar 138204 Garr and other

fish usually do not stay in water that deep. Flatheads are home bodies; hang tight to

structure such as sunken barges, boulders, and sunken trees. Blue cats like cooler water,

stronger current and will suspend.

The action for cats picks up whenrepparttar 138205 water temperature is inrepparttar 138206 68-70 degree range. The

day time temperatures are much higher inrepparttar 138207 summer around here. Duringrepparttar 138208 summer months,

the local pleasure boats forces you to fish at night or early morning around downtown


He does watch his depth finder for any big changes onrepparttar 138209 river bottom. To him any sudden

change in depth is what he will check out. He really does not depend on marking fish. Since

he has spent so many hours on this section ofrepparttar 138210 Ohio River he already knows nearly allrepparttar 138211

honey holes. He does suggest only checking outrepparttar 138212 area ofrepparttar 138213 river between New Richmond

and North Bend Ohio. Along that stretch of river pay special attention to outside bends of

the river. If there is a local heavy rain, checkrepparttar 138214 storm sewers that flow intorepparttar 138215 river.

That stuff washing intorepparttar 138216 river sets off a dinner bell response to catfish, and they put

onrepparttar 138217 feed bag.

Hopefully, these nuggets of information from a professional catfish guide will put more and

bigger catfish atrepparttar 138218 other end of your line this season. Tight lines to all.

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