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#12576858 - 01/13/18 01:07 PM Re: Saying goodbye to an old friend, Whatís your memories of Monticello? [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 9729
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
So me and two customers at tied to a stump on the pipeline in Blundell where the creek crosses. It is about this time of year. Cold with a very light south wind blowing.

It is before daylight and we are tying on baits using a flashlight. I tell him to tie on a firetiger Bagley DB3 on one rod and a T-rig big worm on the other.

He gets the crankbait tied on first and sets it down across the back deck with the bait hanging in the water. Then he grabs his other rod and sits down next to me and starts rigging up his T-rig.

We are both sitting there quietly tying on baits and all of a sudden there is a big splash and his rod on the back deck goes shooting off into the lake. The boat has not moved. Neither one of us have moved. It is still dark as night and we both look at each other like What tha heck just happened!!

A fish had apparently grabbed his crankbait floating right beside the boat and jerked his rod off in the pond!! We waited until it was light and started casting all around the area. Never found it..... eeks





Here's another one for ya Rodney:

I caught my first 8 pounder on 12-27-81 on the west end of the pipeline on a 12" black neon worm at 2 am. One week later I took one of my co-workers with me for another whack at them.

He had never night fished before and he showed up at my house about 10 pm wearing a jean jacket with a flannel shirt. I tell him it is going to drop down into the low 30's that night and he tells me it will be okay because he has longjohns on underneath his jeans.

I am wearing all of my cold weather gear plus a 10X jumpsuit. By 4 am he is so cold he is miserable. I am warm & toasty.

He goes to make a cast with my rod & reel and away it goes, off into the pond!! I grab a marker buoy and unwrap the lead weight from around it and toss it into the lake where I thought it went in. I tell him to keep fishing, that we would worry about it once it got daylight.

We fish on until dawn and catch two small fish. I decide it is time to go try to recover my rig so I troll over to my buoy. We tie on slabs and lose them. We tie on Little Georges and lose them too. We lose every jigging spoon in my boat trying to snag my rod & reel.

Finally I tell Clark that we are throwing in the towel and he will just have to replace my rig. He is bummed out.

I grab the marker buoy and start rolling up the line. I can tell it is a little heavier than it should be. I get the lead weight up to the surface and lo & behold, the lead weight has snagged the rod about midway up. Clark was a happy camper.



( I caught my first 8 pounder on 12-27-81 )

Wow, that's the same year Lakeview HS opened. Getting deep in here.




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#12576900 - 01/13/18 01:41 PM Re: Saying goodbye to an old friend, Whatís your memories of Monticello? [Re: Ken A.]
Frank the Tank Offline
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Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 22758
Loc: Rockwall, TX
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: Scoundrel
Originally Posted By: senko9S
did you dip them out?

I would like to exercise my 5th amendment rights.


HaHa!!

I sold probably 35,000 waterdogs over the years to Kountry Korner.


Ken, what all jobs have you had in thenfishing industry? I bet you have a great tale to tell of your professional life.
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#12576928 - 01/13/18 02:10 PM Re: Saying goodbye to an old friend, Whatís your memories of Monticello? [Re: Frank the Tank]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 3278
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: Scoundrel
Originally Posted By: senko9S
did you dip them out?

I would like to exercise my 5th amendment rights.


HaHa!!

I sold probably 35,000 waterdogs over the years to Kountry Korner.


Ken, what all jobs have you had in thenfishing industry? I bet you have a great tale to tell of your professional life.


Being an ex-biker I've got a million of'em but I'm way outta my league in story telling next to Ken and most of'em are true. thumb
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#12576957 - 01/13/18 02:27 PM Re: Saying goodbye to an old friend, Whatís your memories of Monticello? [Re: Frank the Tank]
Doug R. Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 9604
Loc: back in the day
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: Scoundrel
Originally Posted By: senko9S
did you dip them out?

I would like to exercise my 5th amendment rights.


HaHa!!

I sold probably 35,000 waterdogs over the years to Kountry Korner.


Ken, what all jobs have you had in thenfishing industry? I bet you have a great tale to tell of your professional life.



his latest is being a Sushi Chef, saw a video of it live in the inner-webs this week.
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#12576985 - 01/13/18 02:56 PM Re: Saying goodbye to an old friend, Whatís your memories of Monticello? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
H2ODawg67 Offline
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Registered: 04/07/17
Posts: 306
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Never been.....so I'm gonna make memeories in the future. Sorry.....I don't make YouTube [censored]. I work in front of cameras all day and the last thing I'd ever do is video my fishing.

Steez, are you a model?
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#12576989 - 01/13/18 02:59 PM Re: Saying goodbye to an old friend, Whatís your memories of Monticello? [Re: H2ODawg67]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 3278
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: H2ODawg67
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Never been.....so I'm gonna make memeories in the future. Sorry.....I don't make YouTube [censored]. I work in front of cameras all day and the last thing I'd ever do is video my fishing.

Steez, are you a model?


Think it's prolly a Go Pro, lol.
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illegitimi non carborundum

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#12577025 - 01/13/18 03:29 PM Re: Saying goodbye to an old friend, Whatís your memories of Monticello? [Re: H2ODawg67]
Frank the Tank Offline
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Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 22758
Loc: Rockwall, TX
Originally Posted By: H2ODawg67
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Never been.....so I'm gonna make memeories in the future. Sorry.....I don't make YouTube [censored]. I work in front of cameras all day and the last thing I'd ever do is video my fishing.

Steez, are you a model?


Boy is he
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#12577033 - 01/13/18 03:36 PM Re: Saying goodbye to an old friend, Whatís your memories of Monticello? [Re: Doug R.]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 9729
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: Doug R.
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Originally Posted By: Ken A.


HaHa!!

I sold probably 35,000 waterdogs over the years to Kountry Korner.


Ken, what all jobs have you had in the fishing industry? I bet you have a great tale to tell of your professional life.



his latest is being a Sushi Chef, saw a video of it live in the inner-webs this week.


Yessir, To go from a tackle rep to a fishing guide you do whatever you have to do to pay the bills.

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#12577765 - 01/14/18 08:08 AM Re: Saying goodbye to an old friend, Whatís your memories of Monticello? [Re: Frank the Tank]
Okie Poke Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 18408
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Originally Posted By: H2ODawg67
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Never been.....so I'm gonna make memeories in the future. Sorry.....I don't make YouTube [censored]. I work in front of cameras all day and the last thing I'd ever do is video my fishing.

Steez, are you a model?


Boy is he



He almost made Seinfeld episode as 2nd runner up to George as "hand model". He lost his opportunity in a different way, though....
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#12578103 - 01/14/18 12:13 PM Re: Saying goodbye to an old friend, Whatís your memories of Monticello? [Re: firefighter196965]
Ricky Bobby Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 48
Fishing one day under the road bridge and there were lots of boats there. One guy had 4-5 rods out fishing live bait in the current. He sets the hook on one rod and a couple seconds later one of his other rods takes off and over the side of the boat it goes. About 30 minutes later I set the hook on a fish, reel it up to find another hook in her mouth. Pulled the guys rod and reel up and trolled over and have it back to him.

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#12578179 - 01/14/18 01:18 PM Re: Saying goodbye to an old friend, Whatís your memories of Monticello? [Re: Ken A.]
Mike Keenan Offline
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Registered: 10/31/04
Posts: 10715
Loc: San Diego, Ca/ Sanger, Tx
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: Mike Keenan
My uncle and I sunk our very first boat there... it was a 1973 Skeeter Baron (mind you this was 1986). We were behind the rail road bridge on the trolling motor and high centered a stump that went right thru the hull. A guide out there that past away many years ago (Gerald Roebuck) helped to pull us off that stump. Once we got unstuck, we got passed the rail road bridge, the front deck blew open and it was all I could do to get that thing to the first point on the left and there it sat. We drove to Pittsburgh and bought an 1983 kingfisher, not much better but it worked...


That was you guys?!! That boat sat there for years!!


Nope that wasnít our boat, I know the boat you are referring too though. I went out there one day by myself, thinking I know where Iím at... wrong the steam and fog got so thick, I couldnít see the bow of the boat I was in. It took me 3 hours from the rail road bridge to the highway bridge (pre-gps).

But our old skeeter baron was picked up about two days later by a company out of Pittsburgh. They floated it with three huge inner tubes and towed it in. The hole was the size of a basketball.
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#12578206 - 01/14/18 01:48 PM Re: Saying goodbye to an old friend, Whatís your memories of Monticello? [Re: firefighter196965]
meP2too Offline
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Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 3058
Loc: dallas,tx,usa
there were three sunken boats at monti that i remember, a red hull on west bank heading up blndell, the blue hull just outside of powerline cove, and red hull on the west bank of smith creek.

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#12578337 - 01/14/18 03:07 PM Re: Saying goodbye to an old friend, Whatís your memories of Monticello? [Re: firefighter196965]
Woods & Water Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 1517
Loc: Texas Waters
My best memory was fishing the lake right after the Texas State record was broken and it was really crowded. We went in late 1980 or early 1981....fished nights mostly and the number of boats on the water was amazing!

My buddy caught a 9 pounder on his first cast(while working on a backlash)and an 8 pounder on the next cast. He was fishing a black/blue jig with pork rind on west side of lake near an old roadbed.

We thought we were going to load the boat....only a few smaller bass next few nights.
We spoke with one man who was well know back then for fishing like 30 nights in a row....

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#12578552 - 01/14/18 05:24 PM Re: Saying goodbye to an old friend, Whatís your memories of Monticello? [Re: Woods & Water]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4996
Loc: somervell county
Originally Posted By: Ol Man River
My best memory was fishing the lake right after the Texas State record was broken and it was really crowded. We went in late 1980 or early 1981....fished nights mostly and the number of boats on the water was amazing!

My buddy caught a 9 pounder on his first cast(while working on a backlash)and an 8 pounder on the next cast. He was fishing a black/blue jig with pork rind on west side of lake near an old roadbed.

We thought we were going to load the boat....only a few smaller bass next few nights.
We spoke with one man who was well know back then for fishing like 30 nights in a row....
Bob Garcia?
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#12578569 - 01/14/18 05:38 PM Re: Saying goodbye to an old friend, Whatís your memories of Monticello? [Re: 361V]
senko9S Offline
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Registered: 10/15/03
Posts: 22887
Loc: Bedford, TX
Originally Posted By: 361V
Originally Posted By: Ol Man River
My best memory was fishing the lake right after the Texas State record was broken and it was really crowded. We went in late 1980 or early 1981....fished nights mostly and the number of boats on the water was amazing!

My buddy caught a 9 pounder on his first cast(while working on a backlash)and an 8 pounder on the next cast. He was fishing a black/blue jig with pork rind on west side of lake near an old roadbed.

We thought we were going to load the boat....only a few smaller bass next few nights.
We spoke with one man who was well know back then for fishing like 30 nights in a row....
Bob Garcia?


Ken A.?
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