<![CDATA[<br /><br /> - Stories (Journal Notes)]]>Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:40:17 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Fall 2013]]>Fri, 01 Nov 2013 02:40:20 GMThttp://fishingjournalband.com/1/post/2013/10/fall-2013.html2013 has been one of the most productive fishing years I (Chris) have had in my 34 years.  New techniques, new teachers, new friends, and new adventures.  Now its getting colder and my shoulder hurts from casting so much over so many months that its time for a break, but not a break from rock n roll. We will be in Greenville, SC, Charlotte, NC, And Columbia, SC in November.  Plus in early 2014 we will have a new 7" record that sees our sound developing into new directions.   I hope you are all well out there.]]><![CDATA[Northern Midwest Adventures...]]>Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:04:58 GMThttp://fishingjournalband.com/1/post/2012/10/northern-midwest-adventures.htmlPicture
Wrigley Field, Venue was right across the street
Greenville, SC...Chicago, IL. ...Bay City, MI....October 4th, 5th, and 6th.   This trip was a blast!  We played well and had fun.  The band got to meet some of my friends that I had not seen in years and we came home in the black which is insane for how much driving we did.  We ate sandwiches a lot.  Chuck felt like shit a lot of the time but trooped right along.  I didn't break any strings.  Josh actually liked all the drum kits he played on at each stop.  Three dudes in a Honda CRV with a bunch of amps driving for 30 hours,  and no one killed anyone.  I think this group is a winner.   We will letcha know when we get back on the road.  Until then, keep the rod tips up or you'll lose the fish.

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Under the Elevated Transit in Chicago
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Hell's Half Mile in Bay City, MI
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<![CDATA[Jeremy Burt Fishing With Me on The Lock and Whippin' Me Good (13 to 7 final tally) Nice Smallmouth Here!]]>Mon, 04 Jun 2012 02:45:39 GMThttp://fishingjournalband.com/1/post/2012/06/jeremy-burt-fishing-with-me-on-the-lock-and-whippin-me-good-13-to-7-final-tally-nice-smallmouth-here.htmlFishin' on a Sunday with a good buddy Jeremy "Toe" Burt...He whipped me good today.  He swiped 13 from the whitewater today around the West Columbia Lock.  I got seven lil' guys.  The topwater popper action is hot when they feed the top. If you see them start hitting the top around here after bugs and small minnows just switch up to a topwater popper lure and have a blast!!  The Best Part!!!....Jeremy threw his damn rod in the water before he caught any of these fish and as it sailed down stream and began to sink.   I thought our day was over.  I mean, no way was I gonna stay and fish and make him watch me or just trade off one rod over and over. But alas, before I even knew what had happened, there was a trail consisting of his wallet, cell phone, shirt, shoes and socks on the ground all the way to the shore and he was swimming in current to retrieve the lost rod.  I thought it would be a fruitless effort,  but damn if he didn't surface in the current with his fishing pole and then proceed to skunk me on fish caught!!!  He earned those fish he caught today hardcore like!
Below are my Mom (Sandy), Dad (Stan), and my Sister (Erin) along with myself (Chris).  The photographer was Trenton, my nephew, who btw caught a nice lil' sand shark on our trip to Ocean Isle Beach, NC.  Good times!  Love
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<![CDATA[Congaree pics....from a thus-far magical spring on the river.]]>Thu, 10 May 2012 14:34:59 GMThttp://fishingjournalband.com/1/post/2012/05/congaree-picsfrom-a-thus-far-magical-spring-on-the-river.htmlThis is one of my biggest so far this year.  But there are many bigger ones making their way upriver soon.
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All along the banks of the Congaree are great views of nature juxtaposed with old architecture.

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<![CDATA[Spring on the Conagree River, SC]]>Tue, 08 May 2012 16:18:49 GMThttp://fishingjournalband.com/1/post/2012/05/spring-on-the-conagree-river-sc.html       This spring has quickly become one of my best seasons of fishing in a long time.  Along the Congaree River around May (Mother's Day is the when it really heats up) the striped bass population start making an upriver voyage to mate.  The little ones come first and the longer you go fish them, you'll notice that for a month or two the bigger ones start coming up the river as well.  They fight hard on the line and they are just beautiful.  I always release them. 
      I have tried to consistently be out there day after day, and it has paid off.  I have fought some real lunkers.  I HAVE had days where I get nothing but a nibble, but just being out there in the S.C. woods is prize enough.   
     We, The Fishing Journal band, have had an excellent first year or so at this crazy endeavor.  We averaged a show a month, put out a vinyl EP, started recording for another one, and even gotten some national press!

                                 Keep on listenin' and fishin' y'all.   xoxo  Chris Powell  of  The Fishing Journal
  
            Check it out!! ( http://www.indiemusicreviewer.com/the-fishing-journal-self-titled-ep/


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<![CDATA[No Title]]>Thu, 08 Dec 2011 07:33:24 GMThttp://fishingjournalband.com/1/post/2011/12/post-title-click-and-type-to-edit5.htmlThe Fishing Journal gets some love in Jasper Magazine!!
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Jasper Magazine recently included The Fishing Journal's self-titled EP in their stellar article on the nostalgia of vinyl records (article by Kyle Petersen).  The article is in volume #1/issue #2 of the publication.  Go get one!!! Also inside are articles with Columbia S.C.'s visual arts heavy-hittters and other movers and shakers about town.  They got this issue right on the money!!!

http://jaspercolumbia.net/current-issue-2/



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<![CDATA[Practice Space Videos]]>Mon, 05 Dec 2011 06:14:35 GMThttp://fishingjournalband.com/1/post/2011/12/post-title-click-and-type-to-edit3.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqFSXs_n8E8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uDH9c0xfPQ

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<![CDATA[No Title]]>Wed, 30 Nov 2011 06:17:18 GMThttp://fishingjournalband.com/1/post/2011/11/post-title-click-and-type-to-edit2.htmlLots of shows coming up!!!!!!  Good stuff.  Been waitin for this.
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<![CDATA[New Show Flyer!!!!]]>Wed, 02 Nov 2011 15:05:04 GMThttp://fishingjournalband.com/1/post/2011/11/new-show-flyer.html
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<![CDATA[Hashing it out at The Art Bar......]]>Wed, 02 Nov 2011 14:54:24 GMThttp://fishingjournalband.com/1/post/2011/11/hashing-it-out-at-the-art-bar.html
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