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#12245974 - 05/15/17 08:15 AM Keeping the mind right...
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 2001
Loc: CYBERTRON
Takes discipline.

Discipline -
* To train oneself to do something in a controlled and habitual way.

As a young kid growing up discipline never seemed to be a real problem for me. I could push myself through the hardest of workouts for any sport or even easily stay up till 3:00 in the morning writing those 5 page english essays that always seemed to be due, but as I lay here in my bed, beat up from honeydoos and working overtime I realize the downtime from chasing trophy bluecat is truly needed, but it's stinks!!! Lol!!! Keeping ready the tow truck and boat up and running, the 12 rigs or more laced with top quality line securely connected to razor sharp 8 to 10 ought hooks, and the holding out from playing around to save enough money needed for worry-free pursuits of the 100lb blue-cat is tough stuff! So I ask myself, Is this a problem that's considered positive stress or negative stress??? For the moment, I feel it's definitely positive stress because my wife and boys seem to be real happy and our little family unit is stronger than ever, but it is a problem and one I hope never changes as I am so glad to have it.

On another note, last season was crazy fun and I can't quit thinking about it. There is not a day that goes by, the fish and the people I got to share it with don't run through my mind. At my house there is a weird but peaceful kinda feeling floating around in the air like a feather. I haven't said anything, but I can tell the wife can feel it too. It's simply by the way she looks at me as I am speedily and seriously trying to complete all the major honeydoos she has laid out on the table. Her eyes will never look away from mine until I have moved them and every time I turn around they're right back. She knows... She has seen me like this before and she knows... She knows the time is coming and it shall be upon us before we know it.


https://youtu.be/ZPcaWUxMZVk
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#12246034 - 05/15/17 08:50 AM Re: Keeping the mind right... [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
J Lowe Offline
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Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 439
Loc: Merkel
I feel ya, Rick! I'm up here in the land of monsters still, only with no time to chase them! Being on the water is a major stress reliever of mine and I sure could use a dose of it right about now!
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#12246041 - 05/15/17 08:54 AM Re: Keeping the mind right... [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 3186
Loc: Paris Texas
Loved the read and the video keep on chasing and keep on posting Rick !

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#12246144 - 05/15/17 09:46 AM Re: Keeping the mind right... [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
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Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 1133
Loc: Emory, TX
Good post Rick! Can't wait for trophy blue season to roll around thumb
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#12246353 - 05/15/17 11:59 AM Re: Keeping the mind right... [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
BankfishinDave Offline
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Registered: 01/28/08
Posts: 1345
Loc: Sachse,TX
Good read thumb
Let the cold weather roll!
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#12246409 - 05/15/17 12:27 PM Re: Keeping the mind right... [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
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Registered: 09/19/09
Posts: 6480
Loc: Red Oak, Tx. (North Texas)
So glad you post here Rick -
Love your vids/ stories-
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#12246570 - 05/15/17 01:56 PM Re: Keeping the mind right... [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
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Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 342
Loc: Alvarado tx
Hang in there bud !
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#12246934 - 05/15/17 06:01 PM Re: Keeping the mind right... [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
BigPoppa007 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/06/14
Posts: 1578
Loc: Burleson, Tx.
Ya me too .......I'm BORED.........


Edited by BigPoppa007 (05/15/17 06:02 PM)

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#12246964 - 05/15/17 06:24 PM Re: Keeping the mind right... [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
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Registered: 10/25/02
Posts: 3879
Loc: saginaw,tx
Great read and vid brother!
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#12247063 - 05/15/17 07:26 PM Re: Keeping the mind right... [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
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Registered: 12/19/08
Posts: 1218
Loc: Red Oak, TX
Soon Rick, soon.
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#12247707 - 05/16/17 08:12 AM Re: Keeping the mind right... [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
Big Zee Offline
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Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 1930
Loc: East Yegua
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#12247794 - 05/16/17 08:59 AM Re: Keeping the mind right... [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
Big Sam Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/20/08
Posts: 719
Loc: Arkansas
Rick i think you may have an "obsession" with collecting fish-grippers flehan roflmao Nice video!!
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#12252702 - 05/18/17 10:10 PM Re: Keeping the mind right... [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
GetSlimed Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/05/14
Posts: 481
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Awesome video Rick and great memories fishing with the Optimus Prime! Hope we get to do it again this season.

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#12252988 - 05/19/17 08:24 AM Re: Keeping the mind right... [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
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Registered: 03/02/11
Posts: 599
Loc: Irving, Tx
Great video man!
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