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I bid farewell ๐ŸŸ #13976227 04/27/21 09:02 PM
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I bid farewell ๐ŸŸ [Linked Image]
You know one of the hardest decisions you'll ever have to make? Deciding when it's time to quit something you love... something you are truly passionate about.

I have made the hard decision to retire and give up guiding.

It's in my heart to be on the water with all the great guides I have truly learned to love over the years. I will miss everything about it. From leaving Oakcove Marina at daylight heading under that 287 Bridge, judging the wind, making my plan, with a full boat of fishermen ready to fill there limits!

Like everyone whose career comes to a end, your body has wore out. Maybe it's a combination of things, but you know it's time!

To my dear wife who has washed many dirt guide shirts and shorts over the years. And cooked enough food for me to eat all week so I could keep on fishing. Thank you, Janis! You're tougher than any of us old fishing guides!

For the last 20 plus years, my buddy Chris Watson has always been with me fish for fish. They have said we were a pair of loaded pistols!

Chris Watson will stepping in to work with all of my loyal customers so you can keep on fishin'! He's a great guide and I know you will enjoy your time with him.

When you're ready to book your next fishing trip, let me know and I'll put you in touch with Chris.

Y'all have meant the world to me. Many of our families go back 20 plus years. I know your mom's and dad's names. I have met your children. As I reflect back on all of our trips together and the stories we have shared, I am truly going to miss you all.

Stay in touch! I'm just an email or phone call away if you want to share stories or reminisce on good times with me.

Best regards,
Bob Holmes
The longest running fishing guide on the lake and still the St





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Re: I bid farewell ๐ŸŸ [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13976375 04/27/21 10:43 PM
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Good luck on your next venture and as we all say Tight Line forever......

Re: I bid farewell ๐ŸŸ [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13976454 04/28/21 12:00 AM
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Well done sir

Re: I bid farewell ๐ŸŸ [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13976656 04/28/21 02:22 AM
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Grats on your retirement Bob! You and Janis have both earned it! You will be missed here on the forum.

Re: I bid farewell ๐ŸŸ [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13976757 04/28/21 04:34 AM
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Wishing you the very best in retirement.

Loved your post. cheers


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Re: I bid farewell ๐ŸŸ [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13976767 04/28/21 05:43 AM
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Great post. I am sure you have put a lot of smiles on your guestโ€™s faces over the years. It sounds like you have a great wife. That some time off and relax with her before starting your next big adventure. grin

Re: I bid farewell ๐ŸŸ [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13976976 04/28/21 12:45 PM
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Congrats on your retirement. thumb


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Re: I bid farewell ๐ŸŸ [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13977540 04/28/21 06:52 PM
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Congrats Bob on a outstanding career! Tight lines and will drop by to say hello if you are still out at Oak Cove....we'll find how fond of you your wife is when you are at home more!! bolt

God bless.


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Re: I bid farewell ๐ŸŸ [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13977732 04/28/21 09:33 PM
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Congrats and let us know what youโ€™re going to do with all that free time!

Re: I bid farewell ๐ŸŸ [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13978908 04/29/21 04:42 PM
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I have read a lot of your post and seen a lot of your catches over the years. You have put many of smiles on many of faces. You have also help make a lot of "LIFE TIME MEMORIES! You Sir have had a GREAT CAREER! Congratulations on your retirement. Fish from now on, on your schedule. Enjoy your retirement. You have earned it. bow_down


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Re: I bid farewell ๐ŸŸ [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13979631 04/30/21 01:33 AM
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Mr Holmes,itโ€™s time to make those retirement memories

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