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#10781796 - 04/20/15 01:28 PM Man gives away boat at McDonald's Tournament
Jaret Latta Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 6828
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Not sure if anyone has seen this but i saw a post on facebook about a guy who won a triton at the McDonald's Tournament and then gave it away to a guy who fished all 3 days off the dock. Pretty awesome if this is the case

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#10781822 - 04/20/15 01:33 PM Re: Man gives away boat at McDonald's Tournament [Re: Jaret Latta]
Peter L. Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/19/10
Posts: 976
Loc: killeen, Texas
If that's true...Great deed for sure. The Lord has a way of making us bless others.

Peter L.

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#10781837 - 04/20/15 01:37 PM Re: Man gives away boat at McDonald's Tournament [Re: Jaret Latta]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx

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#10781838 - 04/20/15 01:37 PM Re: Man gives away boat at McDonald's Tournament [Re: Jaret Latta]
Chasin Hogs Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/22/08
Posts: 2708
Loc: Earth
That would be awesome. Hope it's true.

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#10781842 - 04/20/15 01:38 PM Re: Man gives away boat at McDonald's Tournament [Re: Jaret Latta]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
A guy like that should be recognized. Not something you see everyday

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#10781844 - 04/20/15 01:39 PM Re: Man gives away boat at McDonald's Tournament [Re: Jaret Latta]
stuntmandave Offline
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Registered: 11/04/14
Posts: 335
Loc: Garland, Tx
That's awesome!
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#10781912 - 04/20/15 01:55 PM Re: Man gives away boat at McDonald's Tournament [Re: Jaret Latta]
YankHardReelFast Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 3228
Loc: Huntsville, TX
We saw the guy that was given the boat both on Saturday and Sunday. He was standing up on the edge of the dock at Umphrey's and casting and fishing just like he was on a boat. He was legitimately fishing! On Sunday, he did have a chair behind him that he could sit in, but he was still standing and casting. What a trooper to pay to stand on the dock and fish for 3 straight days!

After 3 long days on Rayburn with a few aggravating moments when idiots would run by on plane within 40-50 yards, it is sure nice to lay down on Sunday night and read about this story. It indeed shows there are still a few good people in this world!

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#10781943 - 04/20/15 02:03 PM Re: Man gives away boat at McDonald's Tournament [Re: Jaret Latta]
coachallentca Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3950
Loc: crowley
great story. We have some good people in the world.
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#10781947 - 04/20/15 02:04 PM Re: Man gives away boat at McDonald's Tournament [Re: Jaret Latta]
Ronnie Kelley Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 4314
Loc: Tyler, Tx
Man that's awesome!!! What a good dude

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#10781958 - 04/20/15 02:08 PM Re: Man gives away boat at McDonald's Tournament [Re: Jaret Latta]
Bandit 200 XP Offline
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Registered: 03/03/11
Posts: 4766
Loc: Ray Roberts
Good story!

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#10781986 - 04/20/15 02:18 PM Re: Man gives away boat at McDonald's Tournament [Re: Jaret Latta]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2259
Loc: Lantana,Tx
What an awesome story!

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#10782024 - 04/20/15 02:31 PM Re: Man gives away boat at McDonald's Tournament [Re: Jaret Latta]
1442 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 445
Loc: Orange TX
I saw it when it happened at the weigh in show.
The eleimination boat give away with only two men left on stage. Bob Sealy ask them where they fished and the one said" Off the dock down there" the other said "In a boat"
Bob asked the man with the boat if he would offer the other two thousand dollars to step down and he replied " I want him to have the boat". Lots of cheers from the crowd and a standing ovation, then Bob revealed the name that was drawn and would have to step down and it was the man who was fishing off the dock, so the man who had a boat would have won it.
That was a very special thing to do and it really touched my heart to see such an unselfish act of generosity towards a fellow fisherman who had fished off the dock for three days and surely had hundreds of boats drive by within casting range and he stuck with it. Best thing I ever saw at a weigh in by far.

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#10782031 - 04/20/15 02:34 PM Re: Man gives away boat at McDonald's Tournament [Re: Jaret Latta]
soonersorlaters Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/21/10
Posts: 1261
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Did the guy win the boat in a drawing or what?

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#10782040 - 04/20/15 02:36 PM Re: Man gives away boat at McDonald's Tournament [Re: Jaret Latta]
Jersey Dan Offline
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Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 6416
Loc: your sisters house
I hope the guy on the dock can afford to pay the sales tax.

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#10782056 - 04/20/15 02:41 PM Re: Man gives away boat at McDonald's Tournament [Re: Jaret Latta]
T Bird Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 4777
Loc: Temple, Texas USA
I had a customer today who fished the tournament and he told me the story. He also said the Tourn. Organizer/Director gave the gentlemen who gave the boat away free entry fees to all his future tournament's.

Two 1st class gestures!

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