Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Hey Everyone,

I'm back from my trip to NY. I was surprised to see how much had changed, and at the same time, how much has stayed the same. Needless to say, it was nice to be back on my home waters. Well, I dont want to steal too much from the video, so here it is.

See you on the trail,


  1. Lance,

    Absolutely amazing... Those are some monster steel!! Looks like an epic trip!! Thanks for sharing!!


  2. Beautiful fish, awesome story Lance! Wouldn't you like to see some of those in Stone Mountain? Thanks for sharing, was amazing. Tell your Dad I like his CFO hat, just got one like it!

    Ps. Glad to see you all together enjoying the day!

  3. Hey Guys,

    Thanks for the comments. I had a great time. If those were in stone mountain I think I would live a lot closer.

  4. Have you ever heard of Beaver Fever. I can't remember the medical term for it. I heard that you can get it from drinking contaminated water. They say hikers get it because they will drink water from what they think is a freash water stream but little do they know that they water has been contaminated with something. Just curious

  5. Hey Anonymous,

    I do know of "beaver fever". The protozoa you are referring to is Giardia lamblia and the medical term is Giardiasis. In fact giardia outbreaks can happen even in municipal areas but is most common among backcountry explorers. It does come from drinking water that has been contaminated. The reason for the term "beaver fever" is because beaver ponds do not flow like a stream and the beavers urinate and defecate into it. The pond is at a very high concentration and you are far more likely to ingest this bug if you drink from that source. That is just one of many reasons that it is suggested that you get your water from flowing streams. Thanks for the comment.


  6. That is very interesting. So can that be linked with ecoli? If you should some how get this bug I heard it will really make you very sick.

    So I take it when you hike you bring your own water with you. I thought I saw that in one of your posts.

  7. Anonymous,

    Ecoli is a bacteria and is sort of like giardia in that it is often found in waste. Giardiasis does make you very sick. My friend once washed a pot in a pond (unknown to me) and when I used it next I only heated the water enough to rehydrate my meal and thus did not kill the bacteria that had stuck to the pot. It is still the longest five miles out of the woods I have ever hiked.

    I bring water for the first day. After that I filter my water. I do however occasionally come accross what is known as "free water" or water from a tap or hose spigot.

  8. Well thanks for the info. You really seem to know what you are talking about. I have enjoyed viewing your sight and will continue to do so. Can't wait for your next post.

    I just know someone that is very sick and at first they said it was that Beaver Fever and then they swiitched it to ecoli. But he is still sick so now they are not sure what it is.

    By the way the video of you fishing with your father was really nice great job you must of had so much fun

    I will be watching for more info.

    Talk to you again soon.

  9. Lance,
    Great video. Reminds me of my days back in WNY catching steelies!