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#10809633 - 04/30/15 02:41 PM And old man, a live perch, and a big bass!
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Registered: 05/03/10
Posts: 925
Loc: Midland, TX
My grandfather taught me how to fish. I love him dearly and rarely get to see him, and haven't been able to fish with him in years.
He always fishes to catch something for the frying pan. I've seen him keep drum and carp to eat, he doesn't care.
He has been at Ivie all this week. Either yesterday or today he was fishing with a live perch (bream, sunfish) and caught this one.




Notice how close he is holding it to his body. He has to do that because he barely has the strength. And since it is so close to his body, you can really grasp how big it is.

Way to go Papa, thanks for teaching me the love of fishing! (again, I've rarely seen him throw anything back, so I'm sure he kept it to eat. And remember, he does come from the old school where you don't throw anything back!)

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#10809662 - 04/30/15 02:51 PM Re: And old man, a live perch, and a big bass! [Re: westxbass82]
reeltexan Online   happy
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2333
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS

My grandad was the same way.
Cherish the time you have with him.
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#10809663 - 04/30/15 02:51 PM Re: And old man, a live perch, and a big bass! [Re: westxbass82]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Yep. Looks like the man still "has it"! Haha. Nice fish.
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#10809670 - 04/30/15 02:55 PM Re: And old man, a live perch, and a big bass! [Re: westxbass82]
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Registered: 02/07/09
Posts: 1890
Loc: Deep East Tx
If everyone had a grandpa this world would be better all the way around!

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#10809679 - 04/30/15 02:58 PM Re: And old man, a live perch, and a big bass! [Re: jseago]
Flipnstik48 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/15
Posts: 78
Loc: Longview
Originally Posted By: jseago
If everyone had a grandpa this world would be better all the way around!

Yes sir I agree
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#10809682 - 04/30/15 03:00 PM Re: And old man, a live perch, and a big bass! [Re: westxbass82]
stuntmandave Offline
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Registered: 11/04/14
Posts: 335
Loc: Garland, Tx
That's awesome!
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#10809694 - 04/30/15 03:03 PM Re: And old man, a live perch, and a big bass! [Re: westxbass82]
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Registered: 02/21/08
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Loc: plano
woot Way to keep on keepin' on Grandpa clap
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#10809717 - 04/30/15 03:08 PM Re: And old man, a live perch, and a big bass! [Re: westxbass82]
JohnButte Online   content
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Registered: 07/05/12
Posts: 966
Loc: Lake El Butto, Pearland
That old man is awesome.

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#10809765 - 04/30/15 03:24 PM Re: And old man, a live perch, and a big bass! [Re: westxbass82]
Undertaker56 Offline
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 248
Loc: San Angelo Tx
My kinda guy wears overalls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#10809766 - 04/30/15 03:24 PM Re: And old man, a live perch, and a big bass! [Re: westxbass82]
Donald Harper Online   happy
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 13423
Loc: Justin, TX.
Congratulations to your Grandfather. Now I want you to drop whatever it is that is keeping you from spending time with him and get it done. Just think about all the knowledge you are going to miss out on when he passes. Knowledge of not just fishing but everything else in his life time that he has experienced and can help you with. You probably could write a book. HA...
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#10809787 - 04/30/15 03:37 PM Re: And old man, a live perch, and a big bass! [Re: westxbass82]
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Excellent fishing grandpa!
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#10809788 - 04/30/15 03:37 PM Re: And old man, a live perch, and a big bass! [Re: westxbass82]
elm creek Offline
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Registered: 06/29/07
Posts: 505
Loc: Lake Ivie , Tx
She weighed 10.35, Mr Buford has been coming to Ivie for a loooooong time. He does love to fish and you won`t meet a better guy thumb

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#10809791 - 04/30/15 03:39 PM Re: And old man, a live perch, and a big bass! [Re: westxbass82]
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Registered: 03/20/06
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Loc: coppell
Hope he eats the heck out of it!! Good for him.
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#10809835 - 04/30/15 04:00 PM Re: And old man, a live perch, and a big bass! [Re: westxbass82]
mada1983 Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/14/12
Posts: 305
Loc: tyler
Sounds like my grandpa. He didn't know catch and release. He knew catch and eat. He passed 3 weeks ago. Learned a lot form that old man
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#10809843 - 04/30/15 04:04 PM Re: And old man, a live perch, and a big bass! [Re: elm creek]
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 25585
Loc: Weatherford
Originally Posted By: elm creek
She weighed 10.35, Mr Buford has been coming to Ivie for a loooooong time. He does love to fish and you won`t meet a better guy thumb



Great Job!!!
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