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  • Mr. Big
    Mr. Big 5 days ago

    any good gold spots near turtle rock on the Umpqua river?

  • riverbender
    riverbender 6 days ago

    What an epic tale of the sort of people who made America great, even though it was their second home. Having been swindled and cheated out of their hard-earned grubsteak, they started over and through hard work and good sense. Sadly near the end, they were exploited by the supreme chiseler...The government. Thanks very much for that wonderful story Matt and Connie. It should serve as an example of America's possibilities for really good people.

  • ASIAN DETECTOR
    ASIAN DETECTOR 7 days ago

    Nice

  • frederick bierweiler

    informative thanks for sharing

  • Peer Support Counselor

    Hi Matt love you videos when I try to go to website I get" im not authorized to access, can you help?

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 9 days ago

      I'm going to have to go through and delete the links to the old website (and that will be a chore) - I've retired it along with myself from treasure diving.

  • filmalaska
    filmalaska 10 days ago

    The boat didn't need to sink. I've spaced the plug a couple times but you just have to keep moving. No water will come in until you stop. Just ease it up on the beach or if you're lucky there's someone you can call to back your trailer into the water and pull up on it and get the plug in.

  • Edward E. Anderson
    Edward E. Anderson 13 days ago

    Glad to see it wasn't your boat, but I'll bet you have missed placing a plug or two in your lifetime, I know I have. Here's another sad story. My son-in-law's father was taking his boat out at New Smyrna and because he did not have an experienced crew with him, he backed the trailer, and got out of the truck to motor the boat onto the trailer. No one was in the truck, but parking brake was set and motor running. The minute the boat hit the trailer the whole shebang started backing into the water. His truck went all the way under: a total loss; no way to save money trying to fix a truck motor, electrical system, and body after a dunking in salt water. Took them hours to get everything out of the water because the trailer had backed beyond the concrete ramp into a hole. Had to dive to unhitch the trailer in order to pull truck out. The problem, besides not having a person remain in the truck, was this ramp was known to eat trucks because of the algae on the ramp. BTW I may comed see you in late Sep (25-28). Let me know by email if you be home.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 13 days ago

      Ed: September 30th - October 3rd is our window. Email me for more options if that one doesn't work. I did my confession on Florida Sportsman and might as well duplicate it here: I will confess this one thing (and only this): when I was a very young man and had a crowd watching at the ramp I wheeled that trailer around and splashed the boat in like Joe the pro I was. Jumped out of the truck, walked back and realized I hadn't unstrapped the boat and it was now floating the trailer, just the two little guide things sticking up (which attracted more of the crowd, especially the good looking women . . .), so I said in a loud voice: "That ought to be clean enough!" Got in, pulled out and took it back home and waited a couple hours to launch when I figured that crowd was gone. -- Very familiar with New Smyrna at night (shrimping) ramp (and the worse ramps at Edgewater) - almost had my truck slide in on the same algae (and that was in the 80's) and all I had was a Whaler 17, certainly not heavy.

  • Josiah Jones
    Josiah Jones 14 days ago

    This might change the game where I fish! I usually use mud crabs and barnacles but I think this might be just watch these big sheep want. Thanks for this video

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 13 days ago

      You're welcome - something not widely known: redfish can be seen picking these off the bayonet grass in the salt marsh.

  • Jim Furr
    Jim Furr 15 days ago

    You have a lot of talents Matt. Too bad we all get older at the time we can offer the most to the world.

    • Jim Furr
      Jim Furr 13 days ago

      @Matt Mattson Not sure what you meant by the above, but the LORD Did give me what I thanked Him for yesterday, and everything else I have and Am. Praise Him in the Highest. Jesus is Lord of LORDS and King of Kings Matt. The existence of God is very provable if you will look, but I know how he changed me some 42 years ago, and that is subjective and not up for debate.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 13 days ago

      Hanging on the wall: If the Lord gave you what you thanked the Lord for yesterday; what would you have? I have looked at death in the face 4 times now (that I know of), it tends to sharpen the mind on the important things and make one humble about the importance of self.

    • Jim Furr
      Jim Furr 14 days ago

      @Matt Mattson God has more for you to do. I am praying you know HIM, if you do not.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 15 days ago

      That is a valid observation that applies to us all - I am just lucky that stroke didn't take me out.

  • Kowboy USA
    Kowboy USA 15 days ago

    Bet they won't make that mistake again.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 13 days ago

      If you're checking all that - you're a professional in every way. Agree totally. (and you have me beat on footage . . .)

    • Kowboy USA
      Kowboy USA 14 days ago

      @Matt Mattson that deadly fire aboard the Conception is just another troubling sign. I'm no professional mariner, but wouldn't think of taking my 16 footer, or any boat packing liquid fuel, out on the water without checking the fire extinguisher first. Coming from a multi-generational boating family, taking every precaution against fire has always been a top priority; galley fuels kept to a minimum and stored in fire resistant leak proof secondary containers stowed sensibly, etc..

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 15 days ago

      Not with this one - but abandoning it is a troubling sign for the future.

  • riverbender
    riverbender 15 days ago

    Thanks for that excellent reminder of a simple but significant mistake that can at least ruin a boat ride or fishing trip. I has also resulted in lost boats and equipment as well as drownings. Think of a bare-bones checklist for launching. PFD's, anchor (tied with rope and secured to the boat), oars/paddle, plug inserted.. Also, please be courteous when at the launch ramp: Get you checklist completed BEFORE you enter the ramp. This prevents wasting the time of others who are also trying to launch or retrieve their boats.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 14 days ago

      Thanks Larry, you're quite correct about this of course, and it is what the staging area is for before you get to the ramp. I wasn't really thinking about the plug itself at the time and made it more of a towing video, as the first thing they always do is toss you a line and beg you to pull a boat you can't pull (with low horsepower).

    • riverbender
      riverbender 15 days ago

      No I'm retired and very patient, but I've seen a good bit of ugly at ramps all over the place.

    • S C
      S C 15 days ago

      You aren't that guy who sits in their truck steaming with bad attitude watching the minutes tick by because someone at the ramp isn't as fast as you are you? Everyone hates that guy. Even more than they dislike the less experienced slow guy at the ramp.

  • Randolph Relic Recovery

    Happens s lot. When I lived in the Keys we used to get calls to raise sunk boats all the time. We had a set of drums wrapped with rope. We would take rags and plug all the holes we could, sink the drums, lash them to the hull and fill them with an air hose. Then we put a 2" gas water pump in and pump like heck! It was like winning the lottery back then!

    • Bruce Malo
      Bruce Malo 15 days ago

      @Matt Mattson Idiots

    • Randolph Relic Recovery
      Randolph Relic Recovery 15 days ago

      @Matt Mattson bad news! Salt is the worst! You are exactly right! Get it up, get it out, flush, spray and get it running!

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 15 days ago

      Agreed. The sad thing with this one is if they'd just plugged the hole, got it to the ramp and put it on the trailer (then flush and run the engine) they'd be fishing today . . . Instead they just left the thing in the water for 2 weeks.

  • Boyd Bros.
    Boyd Bros. 15 days ago

    What happened with your GOLD videos? You give up, or what? Any more coming?

  • muscledog7
    muscledog7 16 days ago

    Matt your a blessing, i am definitely going there!

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 16 days ago

      Excellent - reports are they've been getting good gold through the summer and you should be no exception. Have fun and don't forget the contractor bag for any trash.

  • Hector Hinojos
    Hector Hinojos 17 days ago

    That was very thoughtful of you Sir

  • Christopher Carr
    Christopher Carr 19 days ago

    Ah, Interesting. Looking at some geological maps, that section of river -- just slightly south of that first bar -- cuts through a roughly east-west running section of an ophiolite -- so it's more or less serpentinized peridotite. If you look at the ridge on the east side, you can easily see the contact area demarcation in the vegetation, what with the serpentine soils. Neato. Not surprising I suppose that there's a good bit of platinum.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 19 days ago

      Yes - a gold platinum mix. There was a platinum mine on the hill you describe (E. side) though I don't know the location, but suspect it was up the ravine/ditch cutting the hill on the E side and S of the property line of the RV camp on the W. side since dredged material (my 5 4 & 3" dredges) showed the strongest platinum there, tapering off the further I moved towards Myrtle Creek.

  • einsteindrieu
    einsteindrieu 19 days ago

    Matt Thank you your the best !!!!!

  • Adam Blum
    Adam Blum 22 days ago

    Matt is there a way to contact you?

  • Pat Fitzsimmons
    Pat Fitzsimmons 23 days ago

    matt, can you help with my older 33. it has steel gears and the anti reverse came apart. When I opened the back, 3 parts were loose: a very fine wire spring, a steel U shape part with a hole at the bottom and a very short piece of black plastic with a tiny steel washer attached at one end. I don't know if any other parts escaped because I wasn't paying attention. From your videos I see the location of the U shaped part which engages with anti reverse teeth. But I don't understand how the exterior anti reverse "lever" engages/disengages the U shaped part. I've searched the online schematics but no answer. If you solve my problem or direct me somewhere I'd greatly appreciate your time.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 11 days ago

      Pat: I have a picture of that part I can send to you - my email: mattmattson57 @ gmail.com

    • Pat Fitzsimmons
      Pat Fitzsimmons 23 days ago

      @Matt Mattson Thank you for quick reply. i can't figure out how to attach U shape part to body. in my mind the U shaped part has to be able to slide back and forth? Hope you can help further when you return home.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 23 days ago

      Pat: doing this from memory because we're up in NY at the moment . . . That lever simply bumps that U shaped pin on the underside and engages it with the teeth as I recall. If you have anyone with any model 33 of this series, take the back off and see if you can match things up. If that's not possible, I'll be home in a few days and take a look at the model you have - let us know if you need further help.

  • Juan Mendoza
    Juan Mendoza 24 days ago

    very good knoleage really enjoy your video thanks for this very important information puerto rico usa

  • Will Spra
    Will Spra 28 days ago

    Thanks Matt! I've enjoyed your videos ever since I saw the one with the fish near you, like they like the dredging. Thanks to people like you I experienced the same thing, I could reach out and touch them. I'm in my mid 5Os now, but all three of my kids have mined with me since they were tiny. I could never find that vid again. It too was on the Umpqua.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 28 days ago

      tvclip.biz/video/KZ0BuZMy1wo/video.html -- I think that's it (a copy of it as you probably saw the first one I made). I was a young treasure diver from Florida then, Bob (Frogfoot) Weller had sent me out to find the gold and I did that in spades. He was shocked and frankly, I was too at just how much could be found out there. Good luck to you and the kids - find a bucketful!

  • willortheterrible
    willortheterrible 29 days ago

    I used to go to dole Bar down there and always find good gold, now you can't it's blocked off and the cops will get you.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 28 days ago

      I knew a lot of the Bohemia Miners too - they were active in our group (Dredge Earth First) where we educated the public and taught many to prospect (as I'm doing to this day). Is the group still active? I suspect most I knew are long gone now. Good on that old miner. All I can do at this point in life is let people know where the gold is - access changes, the times and people change, laws change, etc., but where the gold holds doesn't and hopefully the right person at the right time can take that knowledge and use it to better themselves and help their family. Good luck to you!

    • willortheterrible
      willortheterrible 28 days ago

      @Matt Mattson I know a lot of families in the area who grew up bohemia miners. I teach my kids that we leave with more garbage than we came with. What you said is right, so the bohemia and other miners have people clean so much that others have done on the claims. Some of the messes are terrible, with homeless and meth heads. One has to go out with protection now too. An old miner I know down there had drug punks demand his little gold, but all they got was a bigg gun in their face. They were pooping and running. Served them right.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 29 days ago

      Yep - that figures - and it's why I put the bit in about cleaning up all the trash no matter what source to keep these open. Good gold is right - and they don't want you to have it - so those of you out there on the fence - strike while the iron is hot!

  • riverbender
    riverbender Month ago

    Just great technique and insight. Dock fish and mossy-back turtle look great. There was an insert of a clown without makeup that might disturb sensitive viewers. Good work as always. Thanks.

  • Buscar oro en España

    basic tool from the river?

  • Randolph Relic Recovery

    Interesting technique!

  • Juan Carlos Gutierrez

    I found a place where it’s a lot gold I found it yesterday

  • Charles Merritt
    Charles Merritt Month ago

    Will be traveling out west soon to do some prospecting. Was hoping you could point me in the right direction. The areas i'm interested in are near the middle fork of the feather river.Possibly we could email a bit and chat?

  • Joe Angel
    Joe Angel Month ago

    Are u drunk u sound like u are

    • Sesquac
      Sesquac 23 days ago

      Joe Angel uhh no I don’t, but this guys said in other comments that he has had a stroke & I like what he does so I wanted to talk some shit 😂 I’m built kind of like a stump so my buddies call me a squatch, Sesquac is the common coast Salish word for Sasquatch, although I’m Ditidaht we have our own language but it was in the coast Salish family so it was different to other tribes on the west coast but we shared enough words to communicate

    • Joe Angel
      Joe Angel 23 days ago

      @Sesquac what kind of name is SESQUAC that sounds like you taking a shit! Lol haha

    • Joe Angel
      Joe Angel 23 days ago

      @Sesquac where you at? You have something against gay people. Hu?

    • Sesquac
      Sesquac 24 days ago

      Are you gay? Cause you sound pretty queer

  • jp040759
    jp040759 Month ago

    I have a 33 with metal foot, made in the USA and there are 2 small rivets and the center frame is plastic, has steel gears. Can you tell me what year that is might be from???? THANX

    • jp040759
      jp040759 Month ago

      @Matt Mattson THANX. All cleaned lubed and ready to get wet and slimy. Wet lines to you sir.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      Congratulations - you beat the system! You got a great reel, nothing much in it and a lot of fishing ahead. Total win win. Good luck with your fishing.

    • jp040759
      jp040759 Month ago

      @Matt Mattson Thank you. I have it all apart and already degreased and cleaned. Going to lube and put it together then re spool this afternoon. I just pick up at garage sale yesterday with rod for $10.00.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      After 1984 and possibly one of the "Rhino" reels. Even with a plastic body it is almost impossible to kill and very smooth. They simply stopped building it altogether to take care of the longevity problem. Good luck fishing with it - still a great reel.

  • Brian
    Brian Month ago

    Good day captain watching your video here today aboard gone wishing in Elizabeth City HomePort Hernando Beach you might have heard that one before I spoke to you a few times we got to Elizabeth City June 6th and it's August 7th now we're getting ready to head back south your videos are such a joy still and very useful they did build a new bridge looks funny seeing the old one I never seen it our plans originally were to go up to Middleton just north of Baltimore on the Chesapeake was concerned about deadheads going up the Great Dismal Swamp didn't even get to that bridge and hit a deadhead got lucky damage was minimum sitting here Pelican Marina Stormy Weather wind out of the South washing machine effect on vessel me and I feel like I've been in a wash machine on spin dry . I'm sorry I have not been watching your new videos on the fish underneath your new Doc up there in Alabama I don't know why I don't have a good reason for it I just been doing different things thanks for the work you put into these videos I really enjoy them take care

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      And a good morning to you Captain. I imagine with all the storms that have blown through the NE recently, the Dismal Swamp canal would indeed be filled with deadheads. They have a full time snag boat, but it couldn't possible handle more than a couple of those big trees a day. They probably just keep the center section open and that's about it. We were luck to have a 9" draft in there. Don't ever worry about not watching a video when living real life - you're doing it - that's what really counts. Good luck Captain - safe seas to you.

  • pacificcoast
    pacificcoast Month ago

    "We're in good shape" had me bust out laughing!

  • Christopher Carr
    Christopher Carr Month ago

    There's diamond-bearing rock somewhere in the Klamath Mountains (and in the Sierra Nevada, even more) -- I just can't figure out if there are lamprophyric diatremes (pretty sure there's no kimberlite) sampling upper-mantle diamonds that have somehow formed in an usual spot owing to subduction processes -- or if the diamonds are eroding out of ophiolites ... talking about slabs of oceanic upper-mantle that got _obducted_ up onto the NA continent. But the literature suggests that ophiolitic peridotite contains only _micro_-diamonds, and good-sized diamonds have been found by gold placer miners. So I think there must be some crypto-volcanoes in or near the Sierra and Klamath. I don't know, maybe they are smaller than the big, commercial kimberlite pipes, and so have been missed. Ultramafic rock, chromite, a good amount of platinum group metals -- these conditions characterize diamond areas along the Pacific Coast of NA.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      You are quite correct on the Klamath Mountains - I was present when 2 diamonds were found in the Klamath River as the result of dredging (panning their tailings - dredges don't catch them well, a grease plate does). Thanks for your well written post.

  • glennwmurphy1
    glennwmurphy1 Month ago

    HEY MATT, WHAT CAUSES THE GOLD FLAKES TO BE BLACK? I'M HEADING DOWN THERE MID-MONTH, WOULD APPRECIATE SOME INFO ON PROCESSING THE GOLD FOR SALE. I'M LEARNING MY AT PRO AND AM WONDERING IF THE NUGGETS ON COW CREEK CRACKS MIGHT BE THE BEST RETURN, KNOWING I DON'T HAVE YOUR EXPERIENCE. I'VE GOT A HOOKAH DRIVE PULLEY ON MY OLD 3" DREDGE, BUT DON'T HAVE THE HOOKAH SET-UP, SO I'M GOING FOR SNORKEL AND MASK AND MY WETSUIT. LOOKING INTO HOOKAH SET-UPS, BUT THERE'S MUCH TO BE LEARNED AND I'M SHOOTING FOR GETTING THERE, AND LOADING THE PICK-UP WITH HARD PACK TO PROCESS AT HOME, AND ANY NUGGETS OF COURSE. HAVE WATCHED THE DESERT INFO, AND HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY HERE IN OKANOGAN COUNTY, WA., YET TO TRY. BEEN BUILDING FOR A GUY WHO HAS FINE GOLD IN THE TRENCH I DUG FOR A FOUNDATION, WILL BE LOOKING UP THERE IN AN ANCIENT CREEK THAT FLOWS THROUGH HIS 80 ACRES BECAUSE THE PEDIMENTS YOU DESCRIBE ARE ALL ALONG IT. WITH ALL THE TECTONIC STUFF UP-TICKING, IT SEEMS THE BELL HAS RUNG. CAN'T THANK YOU YOU AND CONNIE ENOUGH FOR ALL YOU GUYS HAVE DONE FOR ALL OF US WHO KNOW LESS. IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS, WE ARE ALL ON OUR OWN TO WEATHER THE MANY COMING STORMS FROM CRAZED GOV "ECONOMICS" AS THEY LOSE THEIR "BABYLONIAN MONEY MAGIC" POWER, AND THE EARTH GETS RESTLESS. I'VE TAKEN PAGES OF NOTES ON THIS VIDEO-WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW WE DO. YOU'RE A REAL "HUMAN BEING".

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      Thanks for the kind words from Connie and me. The problem with Cow Creek is I don't know the current access to it - the area I indicated is open to do what I described. Just up from the I-5 bridge there are similar cracks in that boulder field and at least 1 person has wrote back he scored good there (as I did almost 20 years ago (flake gold). Processing: several ways - you can simply immerse gold in bleach and shake it every day and that will do a decent job of cleaning - you can heat it up in ammonia and that will really brighten it's color (cleaning). Once gold comes in contact with mercury (and mercury is a natural occurrence in the west from cinnabar deposits) it turns a silver grey color and becomes "sticky" so dirt can stick to it and this can look like pepper (though I was just using pepper to demonstrate what the mix of gold to dirt ratio is on those bars). Your absolute best bet is simply work the bars (and I know it's serious back work) as described (you want to shovel as close to the bar foundation/bedrock as you can) for flake gold. Shovel, screen, check for gold and when you find some - shovel and screen like a madman and throw all that stuff in the truck and process (pan it) over the winter. You will be glad you did (as others have already said). I would say "good luck" - but you won't need it here - just work and you'll do fine. Good luck anyway!!!

  • Drew 92021
    Drew 92021 Month ago

    I have a 1944 Shakespeare Service Model GE that the level wind gear has stopped working and if I remember correctly last time I took it fishing the spool wouldn’t cast. I’ll stay tuned, hopefully I can get this thing working again.

    • Drew 92021
      Drew 92021 Month ago

      Matt Mattson it should clean up fine and hopefully it will cast, otherwise next step is I’ll need to take it apart, but I seriously doubt it’s ever been serviced before. Thanks again!

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      Good deal. A soft brush should clean that up and put it back to working just fine then.

    • Drew 92021
      Drew 92021 Month ago

      Matt Mattson Thats OK no worries. Upon closer look at the reel I took off the level wind mechanism and it is rusted and now soaking in WD40.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      I hope so too - got to warn you though - it will probably be towards the end of September before I tackle the Shakespeare reels. Have got a very full plate right now.

  • pipezilla2012
    pipezilla2012 Month ago

    You are a rare breed, sir. Thank you much for sharing with us, your knowledge from experience.. You are truly unselfish. That is a great quality to have, and I am much appreciative, sir.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      You're welcome - we had our time in the sun and scored big, it's time for younger people to have theirs and have the same adrenaline rush of gold that we experienced. Have fun and many adventures to you!

  • Edward E. Anderson

    Yum. Good for brisket too?

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      Absolutely! Good to see you. Hope all is well for you and yours.

  • riverbender
    riverbender Month ago

    What excellent advice to avoid being a member of the "throw-away" generation. Thank You.

  • Chris
    Chris Month ago

    Great educator who's willing to pass on valuable real world knowledge.

  • donstor1
    donstor1 Month ago

    Every now and then, when I need a shot of America as I remember it, I watch this series again. Thank you two, you’re a class act.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      Thanks for that - I guess we did a really good thing because we're both surprised by the number of people who continue to watch the series. Thanks again.

  • MJ Hoss
    MJ Hoss Month ago

    Very Good, Thanks for the info. I love my 33's. Do you have a video or plan one on the Zebco Mini?

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      I don't have one planned for the Mini, since I don't know much about that model. Sounds like you might know it though. Do you use that, and if so for what? Good reel?

  • Tom Clark
    Tom Clark Month ago

    Good vid Matt.

  • glennwmurphy1
    glennwmurphy1 Month ago

    MATT-YOU ARE AWESOME! CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH-IT'S MY OLD STOMPING GROUND BEFORE I EVER THOUGHT ABOUT GOLD...

  • glennwmurphy1
    glennwmurphy1 Month ago

    I LIVED NEAR MYRTLE CREEK AND ALL AROUND ROSEBURG IN THE EARLY 70'S AND NEVER KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT PROSPECTING, I WAS FISHING. THANKS, MATT!

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      The fishing must have been incredible then. If you look at some of my early dredging movies, that was the Umpqua - loaded with fish!

  • Andy & Amys Arizona Adventures

    Hey Matt how have you been? I was leaving you comments on different videos about a year ago , started our own TVclip channel prospecting Adventures a lot of different methods around Prescott if you would like to check it out😁 right now I'm battling putting a 4in dredge together and the old high pressure pump I got has a leaking seal and the Briggs & Stratton maybe about shot.. I tried using my 2-inch trash pump and it moves the water okay but I'm not confident it's going to have the pressure to move that heavy material when that hose fills up lol take care friend 🙂 I did acquire a couple really good claims out here the best near Bagdad Arizona!!

    • Andy & Amys Arizona Adventures
      Andy & Amys Arizona Adventures Month ago

      @Matt Mattson okay thank you, I did also recently acquire inexpensively from Craigslist a gold drum if you ever heard of that? Interesting concept it's a cement mixer with a cage bolted into the center like a trommel classifier then you run a spray bar into it and then you weld a ring around the outside of the drum so gold cannot go upward and out. I should be putting that in a video soon.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      Great to hear from you and you are now having adventures of your own! All good. Connie and I run into people all the time now that watched the early movies and now have wonderful adventures of their own - gratifying and will be for you too by sharing your knowledge and adventures. The trash pumps never worked out for me in any significant way (high-banking, the hand trommel - about it). We might do one more trip out West.

  • Prospector Ruby
    Prospector Ruby Month ago

    That is a super deluxe recipe!

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      Thanks Prospector - are you prospecting for corundum?

  • riverbender
    riverbender Month ago

    Thanks for that really interesting mix of spices that I've never tried mixed together. I'm betting it's a winner.

  • riverbender
    riverbender Month ago

    Thanks Matt. I enjoy good hearty meals and it's great that this one is also fast.

  • Kowboy USA
    Kowboy USA Month ago

    Cajun flavors can't be beat.

    • Kowboy USA
      Kowboy USA Month ago

      @Matt Mattson can't blame you for choosing getting out over dying. Death finalizes the whole decision making process.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      No. At the time I was flying (81-82) the turbines were just coming out in ag equipment and of course were state of the art stuff with the appropriate price tag. Guys like me just starting out got to fly the hand me down planes and I ended up in a 1962 450 hp radial engine "light frame" Ag Cat (which I will admit I loved). Truly great airplane, always brought me back and you knew if you did crash it probably wasn't going to kill you (stout) - but - it was completely wore out. So - I had already had a couple engine failures in a 600 hp Thrush (one serious, led to my back problems today) and I knew the old cat was getting close to overhaul time when the operator said "it's about time to recover the tail, you won't be flying for about a week . . ." OK, so I hung around, and when they cut the fabric off the tail, I saw the structure was completely rotted out - the only thing that had been holding the tail together WAS THE FABRIC!!! Don't get me wrong - I loved flying, especially ag flying, I'm the kid that lived in the hanger and did all kinds of odd jobs to get an hour flying and build all that into a flying career -- but I'm not on a suicide mission. So - that was the final straw for me and ag aviation. To dangerous - not the flying - the equipment I could get into at the time to build hours was simply wore out and I could see it wasn't going to get any better for my time period.

    • Kowboy USA
      Kowboy USA Month ago

      @Matt Mattson must of been something flying an Ag-Cat. Turbine? Talk about dream job.

    • Kowboy USA
      Kowboy USA Month ago

      @Matt Mattson Cajun, Mexican & Tex-Mex - 3 personal favorites. Can't beat those flavors.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      Some of the Mexican stuff is pretty tasty though.

  • MJ Hoss
    MJ Hoss Month ago

    Very (big) Easy, haha.

  • EDDY TAYLOR
    EDDY TAYLOR Month ago

    Wish you lived next door. Man that sure does smell good.

  • Ed Burns
    Ed Burns Month ago

    Now that looks good. I will be trying it out this fall. Thanks!

  • MJ Hoss
    MJ Hoss Month ago

    I'll have to give it a try... Maybe in the comments someone can tell me what kind of Commercial Chicken he was not talking about?

  • Kowboy USA
    Kowboy USA Month ago

    Just mixed up a pint of what I call my _general purpose dry rub_ a few days ago. Almost identical ingredients to your Cajun Blackening Seasoning; except paprika is 50/50 local smoked/sweet, and a portion of brown sugar that's equal to the salt. Not be Cajun, but my Cajun friend likes it.

    • Kowboy USA
      Kowboy USA Month ago

      @Matt Mattson sure do. Just smoked beef ribs with it a few days ago.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      I don't have to taste that one to know it's good. Do any smoked stuff with it?

  • Knightmixer
    Knightmixer Month ago

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Brian Dahlen
    Brian Dahlen Month ago

    My Grandparents moved from Sweden around the turn of the century and worked on the railroad in Rock Island... I guess my grandfather had to go back to get my grandmother after she moved back... she had said America was no place to raise children... but when she moved back she settled in but would not allow Swedish to be spoken in the house... I guess she thought... "If I'm going to live in America... well we'll speak as the Americans" I hear one of my great uncles would continue to speak the old language... probably to tease her.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      Thanks for sharing - it was the same with my grandparents, they were determined to speak English, but when talking to Gramma, she'd be saying something and poof - a Swedish word would get in there and that could cause problems. I was really young at her place and my Dad came in to clean up some mess and asked me to get the dustpan and I didn't know what he meant because I knew the Swedish word for it. Anyway - thanks again for sharing.

  • Brian Dahlen
    Brian Dahlen Month ago

    the voice that whispered "don't be left out"3x when they were talking about the land boom in Florida was pretty creepy ...(6:17 -6:48). was wondering if my house was spooked,,,, interesting story though

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      Agreed, creepy. How it got in there is a mystery.

  • Jim Furr
    Jim Furr Month ago

    Thanks Matt! :)

    • Jim Furr
      Jim Furr Month ago

      @Matt Mattson Doing ok - thank you!

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      You're welcome - hope you're doing OK.

  • Banchoking
    Banchoking Month ago

    Looks tasty.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      Give some feedback . . . It's the best fried chicken mix I ever had.

  • Wondervista Studios

    So folks are pouring right from the horn! Thought that was crazy dangerous?

  • Francis Musesa
    Francis Musesa Month ago

    Thanks very much, am in Africa in a country called Zambia. I have been looking for gold all of my life ,but how to find it.so teach me more of find it.

  • Tom Caldwell
    Tom Caldwell Month ago

    Thank you for thus excellent repair tutorial. I need to know what to do when the anti-reverse stops working. Do you have any advice?

    • Tom Caldwell
      Tom Caldwell Month ago

      @Matt Mattson thank you so much. I will give it a look. Edit: I took the reel apart cleaned and lubed, works fine. Yah!. My 33 has a plastic base and plastic parts inside, I guess it must be one of the last years before going to China.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      Tom - the anti-reverse lever simply lets a spring steel piece fall into a cog on the main shaft. Take the back off, see if it looks like the one in the vid (it has that piece) and if so, can you get it back in . . . hopefully so. Sometimes the steel simply gets bent back on itself and can be straightened with needle-nose, but if it is broken in half or not there at all, we're in another ballgame.

  • riverbender
    riverbender 2 months ago

    POOR Goldie! That is darned clever though. Thanks for passing that along.

  • Kowboy USA
    Kowboy USA 2 months ago

    My wife had a cat that liked jumping into the shower with me. Put a little soap on my foot and give a scrub. She was a real character.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 2 months ago

      That would be an unusual cat indeed.

  • TOP5CLUB
    TOP5CLUB 2 months ago

    Thanks For Sharing! :)

  • Mardasee
    Mardasee 2 months ago

    That is an excellent idea. My last cat, Grey was his name, he was mostly an outdoor cat and many times he'd get stuck outside in the rain and that basically was how he got washed. I have a French door that leads to a porch and many times I'd hear a bang bang bang drumming sound and it was Grey banging his rear foot against the glass until I opened up the door for him. When he was soaked from rain I'd grab a towel and give him a rough rub down and he loved it.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 2 months ago

      It's kind of funny but true - the wild ones at bath time are indoor cats. Our outside cat (Ted) would practically get in the bucket and I could wash him with bare hands. Goldie - not so much . . .

  • runway heading
    runway heading 2 months ago

    I wish it were that easy for me!

  • Post Malone
    Post Malone 2 months ago

    Just went yesterday, tried all the spots you mentioned. I couldn't even find a speck. but it was my first time ever looking for gold, had a great time though beautiful area really warm waters!

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      CONGRATULATIONS! You did it. Connie and I are happy for you - not only did you find the gold, you're a prospector now! Good luck.

    • Post Malone
      Post Malone Month ago

      @Matt Mattson update: I FOUND THE GOLD! thanks for sharing your knowledge of the river.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      Yes, there are finger cracks in the bedrock up from the I-5 bridge that can be worked with a mask, snorkel and tweezers or a hand dredge (look up gold n sand etc.) Have enough tools to clean the crack down to the bottom of it for best success (small pry bar, coat hanger, etc.) Good luck!

    • Post Malone
      Post Malone Month ago

      @Matt Mattson thanks for sharing your knowledge of the river! What area would best for diving with tweezers? The last location you mentioned near and under the i5 bridge seems like a safe bet

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson Month ago

      Would love to do it - just remember to wade out as far as possible and work the bar as low as possible. Let us know when you find your first identifiable flake (needs no magnification). Those flakes in the pan (avatar) are from there.

  • zing913945
    zing913945 2 months ago

    I realized the other day that it's been a long time since I heard about our " American can do " heritage. Nicely done !

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 2 months ago

      Connie said to tell you thanks for that. She spent a good amount of time thinking how to do it!

  • creekside Chris
    creekside Chris 2 months ago

    I hope your doing well and I am going to the s.umpqua sniping soon ..I will tell u how it goes.. I learn a lot of great knowledgeable info from your videos..thank u.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 2 months ago

      Been doing pretty good lately. Great that you're going to the Umpqua and we both are very interested to hear back on how that goes. If the water is low enough and you're good with a snorkel mask and fins, the boulder field N of I-5 bridge has cracks to snipe (behind the boulders). The cracks are only finger wide, but hold gold well. Good luck! Send us some pics!

  • Kowboy USA
    Kowboy USA 2 months ago

    That's a handy bit of electronics kit.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 2 months ago

      Agree - not a "pro" setup (and obsolete now) but still does the job.

  • riverbender
    riverbender 2 months ago

    Great job! What about those huge green-sided shad, with the big mouths at the dock. Thanks for the credit.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 2 months ago

      You're welcome - and that rig worked great. The fish did it's job, the fisherman needs another day . . .

  • Rodney Shell
    Rodney Shell 2 months ago

    Is that a body you have on the bow?

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 2 months ago

      Good one - no body in the bag - that's just the top cover for the boat rolled up.

  • runway heading
    runway heading 2 months ago

    One candle! I would expect Matt to have high powered flashlights, candles, the whole schlemiel!

  • Bob Mccoy
    Bob Mccoy 2 months ago

    Amazing video I have been working this area for two years just messing around. Thank you for this info

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 2 months ago

      You're welcome. Now you can work it methodically and really see some results panning your concentrates this winter - have fun!

  • Joshua Hardy
    Joshua Hardy 2 months ago

    Wow, too kind, thank you!

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 2 months ago

      You're welcome - have fun working those deposits!

  • creekside Chris
    creekside Chris 2 months ago

    I truly cannot thank u.. I am a small single miner..prospector..your willingness to share your knowledge is very appreciated..I hope your recovering after the stroke well.. Strokes have plagued my family as well.. I live in Oregon and hope to use the knowledge in the field and beyond.. I shall share my results..

  • Lorraine Brown
    Lorraine Brown 2 months ago

    I now declare Muzzle Loading Rifles to be...AWESOME! Seriously though, nice video

  • BigOunceOffcial
    BigOunceOffcial 2 months ago

    I live in Roseburg just a memer passing by

  • Swiss Army Josh
    Swiss Army Josh 2 months ago

    We can dredge in Oregon 😂 nice area I've been there 1000 times 😁

    • Christopher Carr
      Christopher Carr 20 days ago

      @Swiss Army Josh - Yeah, just noted it in case someone got the impression you _could_ dredge there. As for the suction dredging fight, I think there needs to be a big public relations/education campaign -- when I've mentioned dredging before to outdoorsy, river recreation people who don't really know _anything_ about placer mining, I found out that they had a totally wrong impression of what modern suction dredging (hp limitations and a 4" nozzle, etc) actually is -- thinking it's like dredging out a navigation channel or something. Like miners are sucking up the whole river bed and dumping it up on the banks. Even people who've seen dredging in person, and who object to it, often don't really have a clear picture of what's going on under the water. I've shown some people underwater videos and they've said: _"wait, that's it? that's all that's happening?" A small thing people with dredging permits could start doing is saving and documenting _all_ the fishing garbage they pull out of the river, and get more videos of this out on TVclip, etc. Get the idea out there that miners are cleaning a lot of garbage out of the river, because they are. Also going to need some studies that look at modern, responsible, compliant dredging -- rather than just worst-case scenarios, like seems to be the case to date.

    • Swiss Army Josh
      Swiss Army Josh 20 days ago

      @Christopher Carr and i wasnt talking about dredging that area 😂😂🤣😂🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    • Swiss Army Josh
      Swiss Army Josh 20 days ago

      @Christopher Carr Who gives a fuck what the Government or Big sister says fuck them I do what I want. AMRA and GPAA LIFE member fight the system or just let them keep fucking you up the ass.

    • Christopher Carr
      Christopher Carr 21 day ago

      Not in Essential Salmonid Habitat (which is most damned streams, far as I can tell -- even some dry gullies :-) though, eh? Without some special operating permit? Looking at the interactive suction dredging map, looks like suction dredging is not allowed on that stretch -- as far as I can tell. Could be reading it wrong.

    • Swiss Army Josh
      Swiss Army Josh 2 months ago

      @Matt Mattson I joined the GPAA a few years back got my lifetime member love it. Moving to Fairbanks soon 😁

  • 831stoner25
    831stoner25 2 months ago

    *Perfect reel. Works like a dream>>>**allabout.wiki/f3bt** The cost is such that I can buy two and keep my little girls for arguing about who gets the best rod/reel (true story).*

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 2 months ago

      Enjoy the Mitchell(s) - fishing should be fun and sounds like you've found your answer to that!

  • SorensicTitan
    SorensicTitan 2 months ago

    Wow the title of this video is EXACTLY what I am trying to do. 10/10 well done

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 2 months ago

      Enjoy catching fish with it! I didn't put this in the film, but what you have is a "lifetime" reel, that is, they were so robust that if anything went wrong with it (Johnson was the same way) you sent it back to the factory and they repaired it and sent it back to you. Once you get it greased up and operating to your satisfaction, teach whoever you're going to pass it on to how to lube it and they'll have a lifetime reel as well. Good luck with it!

  • homeway Chen
    homeway Chen 2 months ago

    [Mars Boys, Chinese and Tibetan King Kong, the American Prophet Jenny, the religious leaders of the future world of the "Ziwei Sage" have already appeared in Taiwan. 】 1. ["Mars Boy" Chinese Guide Spirit and Ziwei Sage] tvclip.biz/video/kSI73jnZiSg/video.html 2. ["Ziwei Sage" in Taiwan]--- Amazing Prophecy Analysis Upcoming Events in Taiwan tvclip.biz/video/-Mk5D-Hp30A/video.html 3. [The American prophet "Jenny" predicts that the power of the Eastern saints will become stronger in 2019] tvclip.biz/video/lj0Yqt011LA/video.html 4. [The future world religious leader has been born in Taiwan] This is also the truth of the legendary "Millet's next life" and "Ming Wang's birth". tvclip.biz/video/LGOs8-Rb0L4/video.html

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 2 months ago

      Interesting - and thanks for your reply.

  • William Kayser
    William Kayser 2 months ago

    Thanks for the video, my son and I left Florida at the end of may. We spent some time in Washington with some luck panning, buckets and screen. Now we are here in Oregon just down the road from were you shared. Can't wait to get started Monday morning. It's June 30th 2019. Stopping at armadillo mining shop to be sure this part of umpque river is open. Thanks again for your great video

    • William Kayser
      William Kayser 2 months ago

      @Matt Mattson yes Sir, we have 12 bucket and 10 sand bags. I will be sure to tell them you and your wife said hello.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 2 months ago

      You're welcome. Get plenty of extra buckets or sand bags to take your stuff home and have fun while there. I don't think the original people from Armadillo are alive, but tell the new owners hi from us. Thanks.

  • Kowboy USA
    Kowboy USA 2 months ago

    Lawdy! That's some great looking chili.

    • Kowboy USA
      Kowboy USA 2 months ago

      @Matt Mattson printed it off and hung it on the fridge. It'll be the next pot of chili around here ;)

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 2 months ago

      Give it a shot this winter - or use it commercially - it's proven!

  • Adam Bond
    Adam Bond 2 months ago

    do you have a video on alabama mr.mattson

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 2 months ago

      I don't at this point, but as we've moved here that would be a good project to do.

  • Mark Obritsch
    Mark Obritsch 2 months ago

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  • rose castelli
    rose castelli 2 months ago

    We've got President Trump!!! Yey

  • Randolph Relic Recovery

    I got a case of the weebee's! We be loving us some chili 😍

  • riverbender
    riverbender 2 months ago

    Thanks Matt. You'd never know it to look at me but I like to eat. Looks and sounds delish.

  • MJ Hoss
    MJ Hoss 2 months ago

    Looks Great !!!

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 2 months ago

      It is - came across his old recipe and couldn't wait to make it again for us.

  • 13k00L11
    13k00L11 2 months ago

    OOH I cant wait! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ron Vrooman
    Ron Vrooman 2 months ago

    Hello Matt, I cannot find an email or phone. Please Contact me 503 641 8375 Active Oregonian State National.

  • Kowboy USA
    Kowboy USA 3 months ago

    Get on my feet a little and I can get out and give this try. *That Pickerel looks like a little Northern Pike. They have Y bones?

    • Kowboy USA
      Kowboy USA 3 months ago

      @Matt Mattson only been out once this year. Just for a couple hours. Summer starting this week. Hope to get out a couple more times at least.

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 3 months ago

      Double set of bones - yes. They are fine, but fried hard they soften. They are, in a sense a mini-pike, but do get respectable size in their own right. Muskie-pike-pickerel (same family and fishing method, anything pulled fast they'll kill). Hope you're doing well.

  • riverbender
    riverbender 3 months ago

    Excellent info! Thanks. Whoa there...Get the harpoon! It's a humpback!

  • Josie's Journey
    Josie's Journey 3 months ago

    My folks used to dredge for gold up Cow Creek & had a claim on Graves Ck when I was a kid. They both passed away last year. Found their gold pans & have been thinking about trying to pan. I heard it's legal to pan on river & stream beds in Oregon. Thanks for warning me to respect sand bars!I'm in Roseburg now. Your vids are a great help. Do you have any clubs/groups you recommend joining to learn about geography and mining around Roseburg area? Would love to learn to rock hound too! Thanks for the vids!

    • Josie's Journey
      Josie's Journey 3 months ago

      @Matt Mattson Thanks. I'll give it a try. Worst that can happen is - I have a lot of fun while - not finding any gold lol

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 3 months ago

      Josie: I don't have recommendations on clubs in that area. But trying your hand at panning is very easy, and if you simply do what we instruct in the videos and what others do with the simple methods (shovel, screens, pan and maybe a sluice later) you'll be fine, have a lot of fun, and find some gold to boot! I've been on all those creeks of course, had claims on the Umpqua, and Taylor Creek. Good luck!

  • runway heading
    runway heading 3 months ago

    Great rigging setup!

  • Eddie Mason
    Eddie Mason 3 months ago

    That ol Zebco is the best!

    • Matt Mattson
      Matt Mattson 3 months ago

      Still fish with Grandad's '56 - caught a chain pickerel with it yesterday.

  • Brad Badertscher
    Brad Badertscher 3 months ago

    where'S THE 'WHERE TO FIND PART'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chuck Gentles
    Chuck Gentles 3 months ago

    Thanks for the video. Good info.

  • jap pperon
    jap pperon 3 months ago

    I gave 40usd for around 7pounds of raw emeralds, any tips on sorting the ones for practicing on from the save till more knowledge? i am setting aside the nice inclusion and fracture free ones. have a nice dove egg sized one im waiting to carve into.