Was looking for something in an old file and ran across this 1971 Skeeter catalog showing the "All New Skeeter Fleet" and a picture from a trip my dad and I took to Lake Athens that year. If you've been there, you might recognize the view from what was then a marginal single lane ramp.
I know, fish on a stringer, but that was well before there was such a thing as catch and release. Our boat was that skinny one in the background, a 14 ft Kingfisher with a big 20 HP tiller motor and 12 volt Silvertroll on the front. That boat seemed great at Athens but got small real quick when we made a trip to the "Black Forest" at Sam Rayburn later that year. Soon after, Dad bought one of the bigger boats in the then current Skeeter catalog and put a "huge" 85 HP on it. We thought we were going fast at 45 mph!
Can anybody name all the Skeeters in the picture?