Geeze TD, I appreciate feedback, but I feel like I just got a "damn, I married a retard" lecture from my wife... (except I don't think I'm going to get the make up "stuff" from you
For what it's worth, the reason I had the wheelbarrow was because I was planning to fish Wallsburg, and that's a hell of a walk, even for a strapping young buck, which I am not. It takes me three trips to get all of my crap to the water, and last time I was at Wallsburg, it took me over an hour and a half to get on the darn water. I could fit the 'toon, battery, motor, all my gear, 5 rods, cooler, etc. in the WB and it was horridly easy to push. I was on the water in 15 minutes. Like I said previously, it worked amazingly well for how primitive and clunky it seemed.
I am a lot like you in the fact that the night before, I have everything mapped out, planned, packed, and ready. It drives my wife nuts. I was out in the garage rigging up all 5 rods at 2am when she got home from work. "You're still up? Wait, you're not taking ALL of those rods... are you?" "Well, duh. I don't want to waste time swapping out rigs when the bite is on." "Wow, you're weird. **Now take me to bed, or lose me forever!" I also hide my keys somewhere on my vehicle or under a rock nearby, as I don't have a spare hidden on the truck itself. I also never take my wallet with me. Like I said, I thought it had fallen out of my lap when I got out of the truck to put the money into the fee box, and sure enough, that's where this guy found it. Just bad dumb luck, you know?
As for leaving my stuff on the shore, well... I guess I should've known better? I just can't fathom someone stealing something like that, in broad daylight, when it's clear that it belongs to someone else. The sad part is, I will likely do it again because I am a moron who tends to think the best of people. I blame Obama!
Anyhow, I love you TubeDude, your jigs worked like that Power Bait Blue Fox musky rig that UTCatman uses. Anyhow, thanks for the advice; I'll go codgertate upon that wisdom, and let you know how things go on the next round.
** this didn't, and never will happen
"I'm not even against removing the carp from Utah Lake but I just think we should do it ethically and I also think if anything carp help protect some of these other fish from being overfished. " OMG, Save Teh Carpz!!1