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#11561504 - 04/23/16 09:54 PM Me n my son! 1st trip together in about 5 years!
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Registered: 04/22/09
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Loc: Chandler, Texas
A very special day, PERIOD! 1st off, Dale (my 1st born) HAD to come see my new Crappie Sled Puller!

After he was thoroughly impressed with the truck, we set out to hunt for a few crappie. After putting the Stratos in the water, I debated between bridge fishin or brushpile fishin and settled on neither. We made a bee-line across the lake to a favorite post-spawn spot of mine, hoping a few had moved in. We milled around trying here & there with no takers for a half hour or so. Then I happened upon a "SWEET SPOT"! After I swept the rod up 3-4 times and boated 2-3 solid keepers, Dale took notice and started matching me move for move. For an hour & a half we were both getting thumped on EVERY DROP!! And when they quit, THEY QUIT!! We culled through several unders and boated 2 solid 1 3/4#'ers, finishing the evening with 31 for my boy to clean. All in All, it was a most enjoyable 2 hours!

here's Dale with 2 of the bigger fish;


This is the cooler half full of nice fish for him to clean!

Hopefully it won't be 5+ years before the next trip! In fact, he had so much fun he assured me next time my sweet granddaughter would accompany him (Lainee can outfish us both if the fish are there!). I said "I'm ready, Name the day!"
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#11561510 - 04/23/16 09:57 PM Re: Me n my son! 1st trip together in about 5 years! [Re: pepop]
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Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 3938
Loc: Over here...
Awesome...
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#11561524 - 04/23/16 10:04 PM Re: Me n my son! 1st trip together in about 5 years! [Re: pepop]
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Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 5897
Loc: mansfield,tx
Memories for sure being made! Nice ride Vern and sorry I missed you at the ramp.

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#11561526 - 04/23/16 10:05 PM Re: Me n my son! 1st trip together in about 5 years! [Re: pepop]
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Registered: 04/24/08
Posts: 908
Loc: Quinlan, Texas
Good stuff. Are the docks under water.

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#11561548 - 04/23/16 10:25 PM Re: Me n my son! 1st trip together in about 5 years! [Re: pepop]
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Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 1273
Loc: NTX
Very nice sir. thumb

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#11561574 - 04/23/16 10:43 PM Re: Me n my son! 1st trip together in about 5 years! [Re: pepop]
HOGON Offline
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Registered: 01/07/12
Posts: 507
Loc: McKinney, Texas
Awesome Story, Great Day, and Nice Catch!! Get Ya Some!! PePop Style.

cheers
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#11561579 - 04/23/16 10:47 PM Re: Me n my son! 1st trip together in about 5 years! [Re: keyboard]
pepop Offline
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Registered: 04/22/09
Posts: 6826
Loc: Chandler, Texas
Originally Posted By: keyboard
Good stuff. Are the docks under water.

For a "BEEDY-EYED SHARP SHOOTER" like you Larry, Still pretty tight! cyclop
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#11561582 - 04/23/16 10:48 PM Re: Me n my son! 1st trip together in about 5 years! [Re: pepop]
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 1855
Loc: Beckville, TX
Great read and great fishing trip. I like these post spawn crappie....they're hungry! thumb

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#11561624 - 04/23/16 11:39 PM Re: Me n my son! 1st trip together in about 5 years! [Re: pepop]
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Registered: 10/25/02
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Loc: saginaw,tx
Great story!
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#11561690 - 04/24/16 05:22 AM Re: Me n my son! 1st trip together in about 5 years! [Re: pepop]
larry mays Offline
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Registered: 11/24/14
Posts: 862
Loc: Winnsboro, Texas
The best thing in life is to carry the kids or grandkids out and ever thing fall in place. Love the ride.

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#11561703 - 04/24/16 05:57 AM Re: Me n my son! 1st trip together in about 5 years! [Re: pepop]
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Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 679
Loc: Texas
Invaluable/irreplaceable time spent. Congrats, sir (for the trip and the truck). Beautiful truck, too!
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#11561706 - 04/24/16 05:58 AM Re: Me n my son! 1st trip together in about 5 years! [Re: larry mays]
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Now that is awesome Vern. Where does Dale live?
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#11561809 - 04/24/16 08:05 AM Re: Me n my son! 1st trip together in about 5 years! [Re: Joe Slab]
el Rojo Offline
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Registered: 06/04/10
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Originally Posted By: Joe Slab
Very nice sir. thumb
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#11561906 - 04/24/16 09:04 AM Re: Me n my son! 1st trip together in about 5 years! [Re: pepop]
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Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 4731
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Awesome
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#11562060 - 04/24/16 10:38 AM Re: Me n my son! 1st trip together in about 5 years! [Re: pepop]
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Registered: 03/08/14
Posts: 578
Loc: Bullard, TX
Looks like fun. Nice job pepop!
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