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A Positive Story, my first public water DD #13504936 04/06/20 03:46 PM
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Going into the end of last year I had never caught a public water DD. I had been following threads in this forum talking about which lake had the best potential to produce a new state record. There was one lake in particular that stuck out to me. I had never fished it, but it seemed mighty interesting. I did a search for that lake on this forum and I came across a member who seemed to know the lake well and had caught several very big fish out of it. As a long shot I sent him a PM and asked if he ever had an open seat if we would consider letting me join. I figured the worst that could happen is he might say "no". Instead he said, "Sure, how about this Saturday?"

So on December 7th 2019 I drove 3 hours to go fish a lake I had never been on with a guy I had never met. The guy wound up being far nicer than I could have ever hoped for. An excellent fisherman and he had no problem educating me as much as he could about the lake he loved so much. I'll never forget that trip as I caught my first public water DD out of the back of his boat that day.

Anyway, talk about the power of this fishing forum and the power of kindness. I hope I can repay the favor someday to some other angler!

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Re: A Positive Story, my first public water DD [Re: Jpurdue] #13504938 04/06/20 03:48 PM
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great story! congratulations! I caught my PB DD out of the back of a friend's boat, too! He was an awesome guide for me that day! Really put us on some great quality fish! Thanks again, Doug!

Re: A Positive Story, my first public water DD [Re: SkeeterRonnie] #13504961 04/06/20 03:57 PM
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So what lake is it?



Re: A Positive Story, my first public water DD [Re: Jpurdue] #13504969 04/06/20 04:01 PM
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Good looking fish and congrats on the PB DD- what did it weigh? My guess is Naconiche if there's a prize.
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Re: A Positive Story, my first public water DD [Re: Jpurdue] #13504979 04/06/20 04:07 PM
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Re: A Positive Story, my first public water DD [Re: Jpurdue] #13504995 04/06/20 04:14 PM
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Awesome!!!!! Congrats on the DD!! And that's cool how a forum member came together to help you out and you are willing to keep it going!


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Re: A Positive Story, my first public water DD [Re: Jpurdue] #13505001 04/06/20 04:16 PM
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Fish weighed 10.5 lbs!


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Re: A Positive Story, my first public water DD [Re: SkeeterRonnie] #13505004 04/06/20 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by SkeeterRonnie
great story! congratulations! I caught my PB DD out of the back of a friend's boat, too! He was an awesome guide for me that day! Really put us on some great quality fish! Thanks again, Doug!


For 2 years we really caught some big ones, man we need some low water again! LOL


That was a heck of day. I think we had 4 fish between 4-6 pounds and your 10+, we had 10-12 more that were 3+ pounds, that was a fun day!!

I just found the pic of my scale that day and this was our total, heck our other 4 weighed almost 23 pounds, I believe your big one was 10.21!

I caught my 13.6 out of the back of friend's boat in 2010

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So what you're saying is...... You learned a little bit about trophy bass when doing the research for your books?

Great news and great story.

Congrats!

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Congrats!!!
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Great story and fish. I have met a few folks here on the forum and have fished with a couple already. Lots of great folks here

Thanks for sharing !

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Re: A Positive Story, my first public water DD [Re: Jpurdue] #13505300 04/06/20 06:36 PM
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Nice fish.


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Great fish. Thanks for sharing. Can you tell us what bait she bit?


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Re: A Positive Story, my first public water DD [Re: Jpurdue] #13505328 04/06/20 06:47 PM
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I noticed he did not give up the lake.. I might not either.


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