New Canon Pro 100 Printer

I bought a new Canon Pro 100 printer and love it so far. I printed about 50 8×10″ and a few 11×14″ before I needed to refill a cartridge and that all went ok. The printing sure is different from the epson. I have to edit all my photos differently to get them to come out because now I have black and grays and the picture seems a little dark. The epson was a lemon from the start and the black never did work properly and it was very user unfriendly, fighting me the whole way. The difference is quality is great, while the colors aren’t as vibrant as the pigment ink, the canon prints look outstanding.

Edit: This printer is lacking in bright blues or vivid colors. Otherwise it is printing good. It specializes in blacks and grays, there is 3 black & grey cartridges, 5 colored. It takes some special editing to make the pictures with more vivid colors.

Refilling the first grey cartridge after 50/60 prints, the cartridge holder went back to the side before I finished and had a hard time getting it back top center to put the cartridge back in.

I paid $107 for refillable ink kit, wish I had ordered the re-used OEM blank cartridges for an additional $54 so I wouldn’t have had to pay extra $6 shipping. I now know I can’t leave cartridge holder in center for very long.

When you refill one cartridge, it bleeds all the cartridges so it’s best to just refill them all at once. All this excess wasted ink goes in a pit and they are very hard to change, so shouldn’t change cartridges more than necessary, definitely not one at a time.

All in all it is much cheaper to print your own, buying from a print shop is outrages when you have as many photos as I do.

One other note, expect to print out at lease one copy to adjust edit for a large print. That is why I am printing out 8.5×11″. I will keep the good ones in plastic sleeves which are on order.

Be sure to read instructions closely. You cannot refill yellow, have to use a flushed or new cartridge because the refillable inks don’t mix for some reason. So this requires changing the chip which doesn’t look too hard.

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Shimano Caenan 150 6.3:1 Right Hand Baitcast Fishing Reel – CAE-150A Review

This reel is junk, don’t believe the reviews you get from sponsored bass fisherman. The reel is expensive, it doesn’t have any magnetic brakes. If you want to know what that’s like, try casting your baitcasters with magnetic brake turned off and see what that’s like. It gets backlashes every cast. Some are so deep you can’t get them out. It isn’t very smooth either because you have to tighten the brake up so much. I wasted $120 on this reel because I believed the reviews from pro bass fisherman, they were lying. It only works for heavy lures casted short distances with the wind at your back.

The garcia revo is a much better reel for the same price. The lews casts all day with no backlashes for half the price. The garcia black max casts great and is smooth, but not sure how long they last, the silver max only last a couple years. The shishamo (not shimono) is junk, it is good for a few days, then throw it away.

Update: I put 17# test monofilament line on this reel and it doesn’t backlash. The reason is because it runs out of line and so it can’t backlash. It doesn’t hold very much 17# line. I had to disconnect 2 of the braking mechanisms so it would cast further. Now it doesn’t seem so bad, until I pick up the lews or garcia and they cast the same lure much further.

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July Photos

I have been spending a lot of time getting photos in July with all the high water. So it’s been a very good year for photos and continues on. I am getting so many good photos I am overwhelmed with what to do with them.


Mississippi river

Blue heron

Green heron

Mink

Mink

Mink

Deer

Deer

Mississippi river

Killdeer

Sandhill Cranes

Woody

Eagle

Yellow billed cuckou bird

Water lillie

Mink

Mink

Mink

Eagle

Rock river

Rock river

Rock river

King bird

Green heron

Green heron

Green heron

Deer

Deer

Storm Sterling Il

Storm Sterling Il

Storm Sterling Il

Storm Sterling Il

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High Water Year Again, Fisherman, Are You Enjoying this Global Warming Now?

High Water Year Again, Are You Enjoying this Global Warming Now? I was hoping for a normal river level year but its worse. It didn’t use top be that way, we would get an occasional high water couple of years, but now all we get is high water every year. In 2011 we had record low, but that followed two years of extremely high water, and it’s been high ever since.

Meanwhile Trump and his dept of interior, Zink, a fisherman & hunter, is getting rid of workers who try to protect the environment and the changes global warming is causing. All fisherman should be in favor of clean environment and clean waters. Unfortunately they have been convinced by the NRA and tournament organizations (and beneficiaries) that democratic regulations are bad for their sport. It’s the opposite. So while your sitting out in the heat and humidity because all the bass are still in the backwater weeds, or your fishing in backwater lakes for walleye with hundreds of other boats because the rivers are too high, or your not fishing Lake Erie because of the algae, or your getting eaten up by the bugs, or fishing and hunting in the rain, remember that next time you vote republican, they gave it to you.

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Tournaments all over Pool 13 & 14

I went fishing Saturday, the river finally dropped enough where I can fish wingdams and the weather finally broke, it had been really hot and muggy. I caught a walleye and a walleye tournamnet boat moved in on me. So I left, I can’t show someone exactly where I catch fish and how. I went to another spot and caught one fish and a walleye tournament boat moved in on me. So I left and went to another spot, a tournament boat went by, saw me, turned around and came and moved in on me. Since there was 2 big Bass tournaments, or maybe there was 6, who knows, but I know there was at least two because of the strings of boats running down river and strings of boats running up river at the same time. So I decided to quit early and could have a peacefull day on Sunday since all the tournaments were on Saturday.

I went out Sunday, caught a fish and a Walleye tournament boat moved in on me. It was another circuit, different boats but they do the same thing. They all fish the same spots all the tiome and when they look for fish, they just ride around looking for locals or competitors that have been catching fish. There was two big Bass tournaments going on as well. Strings of boats running up and down river at the same time. So I went to another spot, a walleye boat went by, saw me, turned around and moved in on me. So I moved to anopther area, a boat went by, saw me, moved in on me. So I figured it was a good time to go looking for new spots but every boat that went by stopped and started fishing, or went by real close they they could lock me in with gps. I sure hated to quit early but fishing was so frustrating it just wasn’t worth the stress.

I woke up this morning and the nice weather was gone. It was stormy, hot and humid. I only caught one small fish. I had been doing ok, but now after all the fishing pressure I didn’t catch any. Now the river is on the rise again and turning muddy and the heat is back. I feel like I got robbed.

The tournaments are out of control, but with so many tournament guys complaining about regulations there is little the DNR can do. I can’t even go out to take photos without guys moving in on me.

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