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#10941592 - 06/26/15 10:24 AM Took niece fishing for first time
Lovfldx Offline
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Registered: 07/07/01
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Took my 7 yr old niece fishing in the upper reaches of Joe's Creek, which runs through her neighborhood. She has been there countless times, to throw rocks, feed ducks, Let her dog Duke splash around, but never to fish. Fortunately for me, the greenies and long ears were most cooperative!

I made the casts, handed her the rod and told her to do a slow but "regular" turn of the crank. Hookups were practically instant, and then the fun began! Clear water, made sight casting for me quite easy. The greenies were most cooperative in putting up good fights before being landed. We even managed to hook and land a very nice black bass, who obliged my niece by skyrocketing out of the water trying to shake that jig! She had an instant adrenaline rush, and did a fine job of landing it. The only sore spot was that by the time Uncle Slo-Mo here could get to the fish, secure it and unhook it for a primo photo op, it wiggled around in the grass, spit the jig, made one lunge for the water, and was gone! We found long ear beds, as many as a hundred saucer shaped nests, stretched out along the creek bed. They were small but fiercely protective of the nests, hitting the jig on contact with the water. My niece, the lovely Ms Emma, quickly labeled them "rainbow fish", as their brilliant spawning colors did indeed contain most every color in a rainbow.

A fun time was had by all, and we plan on doing it again soon.


#10941654 - 06/26/15 10:44 AM Re: Took niece fishing for first time [Re: Lovfldx]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Just like you Rudy,she is catching them super nice Greens. thumb It just don't get any better! Fishing at it's BEST! fish

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

#10941726 - 06/26/15 11:12 AM Re: Took niece fishing for first time [Re: Lovfldx]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Just Awesome Rudy, the experience and the story thumb

I've been chasing the longear and greenies in the local creek but haven't caught any that big. Sounds like an extremely healthy fishery. God is blessing you for your act of kindness; these great memories will be with her for a lifetime!!!

#10942671 - 06/26/15 07:50 PM Re: Took niece fishing for first time [Re: Lovfldx]
Lovfldx Offline
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FYI all fish caught were released, and caught on red/chartreuse hollow body tube jigs, 1/32nd oz. UNPAINTED jig heads, on 6 lb. Berkley Trilene, on a Quantum Optix 10 UL gear. Those sunnies LOVE those tube jigs. BTW, the jigs are the WalMart clearance rack specials. Spare no expense, LOL!


#10947916 - 06/29/15 09:29 PM Re: Took niece fishing for first time [Re: Lovfldx]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 11258
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Awesome,simply Awesome! Fishing at it's best! Thanks for sharing.

#10948246 - 06/30/15 05:51 AM Re: Took niece fishing for first time [Re: Lovfldx]
Hunter498 Offline

Registered: 04/12/12
Posts: 288
Loc: Huntsville, Texas
Great Job! nice fish!

#10952709 - 07/02/15 05:56 AM Re: Took niece fishing for first time [Re: Lovfldx]
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