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#12384264 - 08/13/17 10:07 AM Introducing a long time friend to fishing.
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Registered: 03/03/16
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Yesterday I was able to introduce a long time friend and HS classmate to crappie fishing. Steven and I go way back and he is a pretty big ole boy. In high school he played football. But, his main sport was ropin calves, heelin and wrestling steers. He lost his dad quite a number of years ago to cancer and just recently lost his stepdad. He and his wife built a house on her family's property that is on one of the local lakes I fish. Their house is not on the lake proper but he has been wanting to see the property from the water. We finally were able to get together this morning for a little fishing and sightseeing. With him being very inexperienced at fishing I decided to buy minnows for the trip. Our first stop yielded a big zero. Next stop Steven catches a good keeper on the first drop, then another. It didn't take him long to get the hang of using the 8ft Pro Angler rod. I finally get on the board and he catches another then they shut off. We tried two more spots on that end of the lake with nada. Before making the run towards the other end of the lake where his property is I stopped at a brushpile by the dam. First drop and he catches a good solid 13"er and I catch another one for the cooler then nothing. Left there and stopped at some submerged trees. There were plenty of fish just no real good size. We were able to pick up several "grocery" fish. Once they shut off we went and found his property. Made a stop at some timber and he catches another solid fish then nothing. Our day was almost over but I wanted to make one more stop at a brushpile I had found that is very close to the ramp. We picked up 6 more to make our total 23 for the day. After his second fish Steven made the comment "Well, I've already put more keepers in the box today than I ever have before. Just goes to show you that it's never too late to get somebody involved in fishing, even at 51. Majority of the fish were caught in 15-20FOW suspended at 12ft. All in all, it was a fun day getting to introduce a longtime friend to fishing. Didn't realize we hadn't taken any pictures until we already had a nice stack of fillets starting.


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#12384279 - 08/13/17 10:26 AM Re: Introducing a long time friend to fishing. [Re: canyoncreek06]
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Nice job guys great story.
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#12384304 - 08/13/17 10:49 AM Re: Introducing a long time friend to fishing. [Re: canyoncreek06]
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#12384445 - 08/13/17 01:04 PM Re: Introducing a long time friend to fishing. [Re: canyoncreek06]
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he's definitely hooked now.

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#12384474 - 08/13/17 01:28 PM Re: Introducing a long time friend to fishing. [Re: crope1]
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He definitely is. I told his wife not to get mad at me if he mentions going boat shopping. Her reply was "Take him boat shopping. I've wanted one for years." Cha Ching. bolt

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#12385056 - 08/13/17 10:07 PM Re: Introducing a long time friend to fishing. [Re: canyoncreek06]
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Solid post and solid fish. Good job. thumb
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#12385192 - 08/14/17 05:56 AM Re: Introducing a long time friend to fishing. [Re: canyoncreek06]
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Originally Posted By: canyoncreek06
He definitely is. I told his wife not to get mad at me if he mentions going boat shopping. Her reply was "Take him boat shopping. I've wanted one for years." Cha Ching. bolt

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Hurry up before she changes her mind! That's a nice bit of icing on the cake right there.

Good fishing! When I want to get someone hooked on fishing, I tend to take them out when the sandies are boiling the water. Just so they know it doesn't always have to be slow and boring.
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#12385193 - 08/14/17 06:00 AM Re: Introducing a long time friend to fishing. [Re: canyoncreek06]
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Registered: 03/27/02
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Originally Posted By: canyoncreek06
He definitely is. I told his wife not to get mad at me if he mentions going boat shopping. Her reply was "Take him boat shopping. I've wanted one for years." Cha Ching. bolt

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Well what did he get!!!! That sucker would be in the garage 20 minutes later of my wife said that!!! roflmao

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#12386301 - 08/14/17 10:00 PM Re: Introducing a long time friend to fishing. [Re: Slewfoot]
canyoncreek06 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/16
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Loc: Victoria, TX
Originally Posted By: Slewfoot
Originally Posted By: canyoncreek06
He definitely is. I told his wife not to get mad at me if he mentions going boat shopping. Her reply was "Take him boat shopping. I've wanted one for years." Cha Ching. bolt

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Well what did he get!!!! That sucker would be in the garage 20 minutes later of my wife said that!!! roflmao


Think I'm going to educate them a little first. Neither is very boat savvy. roflmao

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