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#4405524 - 01/25/10 08:54 PM We lost a good fisherman last Friday
JPeel Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 5565
Loc: 3gunning somewhere
I just learned that a very dear friend of mine, Mike Thomas from Kearney, MO lost his life while fishing on Lake Fork last Friday. It appears that he fell out of his boat but was unable to get back in and succumbed to hypothermia and cardiac arrest. He was wearing his pfd.

Mr. Thomas suffered from disabilities from his service in Vietnam and the Gulf War but found his solace in bass fishing, especially the big bass waters in his adopted state of Texas. He had just brought his trailer down to Fork and was planning on staying in Texas as much as possible.

I met Mr. Thomas 5 or 6 years ago at Purtis Creek. He was fishing from the bank and I invited him to fish in my boat. He proceeded to stick 2 pigs, a 7-8 and a larger one that jumped free, and that's pretty much how our fishing trips would go - I'd run the boat, he'd catch pigs! We fished several times together over the years and I can honestly say I've never fished with anyone who had a penchant for catching big bass like Mr. Thomas. Those fat girls on Fork really caught a break this year! God must've need a new fishing partner.

I know he met many TFF'ers as many of you have told me about meeting him at the lake. The service will be Thursday in Kansas City. Those of you who know him can pm me for details.

I've never asked this before but please say a prayer for Mike's family and friends.

Here's his PB 11.77 from Purtis Creek in 2005. Rest in peace my friend. You are missed.

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the fisherman formerly known as Blu-Ranger....

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#4405561 - 01/25/10 08:59 PM Re: We lost a good fisherman last Friday [Re: JPeel]
K.D. Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 13727
Loc: Hurst, TX
Prayers for his family and maybe they can find solace knowing he passed away doing something he obviously loved. Nice tribute to your friend.

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#4405563 - 01/25/10 08:59 PM Re: We lost a good fisherman last Friday [Re: JPeel]
Mark Perry Online   content


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 51140
Loc: Highway 1
Prayers sent.
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The dream is free, the hustle is sold separately.

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#4405585 - 01/25/10 09:02 PM Re: We lost a good fisherman last Friday [Re: Mark Perry]
TCB Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/21/01
Posts: 1466
Loc: Denton, TX
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#4405662 - 01/25/10 09:16 PM Re: We lost a good fisherman last Friday [Re: TCB]
Alton K Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/14/07
Posts: 11519
Prayers sent.

Alton
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#4405665 - 01/25/10 09:16 PM Re: We lost a good fisherman last Friday [Re: TCB]
HatCamBass Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/21/09
Posts: 1067
Loc: Ray Hubbard
Sad.

But looks like Mr. Thomas really knew how to whack 'em in his day.
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Jeff Amaro
@HatCamBass
www.youtube.com/HatCamBass

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#4405670 - 01/25/10 09:18 PM Re: We lost a good fisherman last Friday [Re: HatCamBass]
lvick Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/08/05
Posts: 604
Loc: Southlake, tx
Prayers sent.

Larry
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#4405736 - 01/25/10 09:31 PM Re: We lost a good fisherman last Friday [Re: lvick]
Bassackwards2 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 1262
Loc: texas
Prayers sent.

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#4405750 - 01/25/10 09:34 PM Re: We lost a good fisherman last Friday [Re: Bassackwards2]
fishmagnet Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 12/01/03
Posts: 17877
Loc: ked out!
God bless!
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#4405774 - 01/25/10 09:39 PM Re: We lost a good fisherman last Friday [Re: JPeel]
undercover Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/07/08
Posts: 228
Loc: Humble
Prayers to all his family and friends. Obviously a great man and fisherman!
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A weed don't thump it: Set the hook!!

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#4405789 - 01/25/10 09:42 PM Re: We lost a good fisherman last Friday [Re: undercover]
Lance Vick Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/29/05
Posts: 2955
Loc: Mineola Tx
Prayers sent

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#4405849 - 01/25/10 09:57 PM Re: We lost a good fisherman last Friday [Re: Lance Vick]
kingdad101 Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/24/05
Posts: 20734
Loc: W.F. Texas
....RIP...

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#4405860 - 01/25/10 09:59 PM Re: We lost a good fisherman last Friday [Re: Lance Vick]
talkbass Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 59
Loc: Beckville,Texas
Sorry for the loss of a good friend.Next time you fish Lake Fork and catch the Big One,He will be there to help you Boat it.Good friends are hard to find.Prayers are sent to his Family
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Fish Mon-Friday Work Sat & Sunday

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#4405888 - 01/25/10 10:03 PM Re: We lost a good fisherman last Friday [Re: undercover]
BNKrust Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/20/01
Posts: 3181
Loc: Mansfield, TX USA
prayers sent
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#4405954 - 01/25/10 10:19 PM Re: We lost a good fisherman last Friday [Re: BNKrust]
BThomas Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 7647
Loc: Rockwall,Tx
prayers sent

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