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I bid farewell 🐟 #13976292 04/27/21 09:35 PM
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I bid farewell 🐟
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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 Striper Lake Record Holder
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Re: I bid farewell 🐟 [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13976385 04/27/21 10:49 PM
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Bob, I hope this doesn't mean you are giving up fishing. Though we've never officially met as I can recall, I have followed your posts on the forum, and would love to come pick you up and take you fishing with me - at RC, Cedar Creek, or any other lake around you would enjoy fishing at. If you would like this from time to time, send me a PM. Thanks for all your TFF contributions. Dennis

Re: I bid farewell 🐟 [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13976423 04/27/21 11:20 PM
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I’ve always enjoyed your reports and knowledge that you have shared with others. I hope you enjoy your time relaxing and fishing for fun. Thanks sir!


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Re: I bid farewell 🐟 [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13976457 04/28/21 12:00 AM
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Well done sir.

Re: I bid farewell 🐟 [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13976479 04/28/21 12:25 AM
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Bob, welcome to the Retired Ranks. I have loved being retired. I truly hope you will as well!


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Re: I bid farewell 🐟 [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13976557 04/28/21 01:25 AM
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I have enjoyed reading your posts Bob. Wishing you a healthy, and happy retirement. Good luck

Re: I bid farewell 🐟 [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13976638 04/28/21 02:12 AM
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cheers


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Re: I bid farewell 🐟 [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13976768 04/28/21 05:44 AM
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Congratulations thumb

Re: I bid farewell 🐟 [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13976960 04/28/21 12:40 PM
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Congrats and thank you for all you do. cheers

The fish are flipping excited with this news. And of course now you will have more time to terrorize the fish once again. LOL.

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I hope you enjoy retirement! Keep on a fishing FOR FUN! I'm sure many many people have memories of a lifetime because of your guide service! That a rewarding career : )


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Re: I bid farewell 🐟 [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13977719 04/28/21 09:25 PM
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Will miss your post and seeing those smiling faces with memories made. Enjoy your retirement. You deserve it. bow_down


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Re: I bid farewell 🐟 [Re: mwfishin] #13977809 04/28/21 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by mwfishin
I have enjoyed reading your posts Bob. Wishing you a healthy, and happy retirement. Good luck



cheers

Re: I bid farewell 🐟 [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13978010 04/29/21 12:44 AM
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Enjoy your retirement, you have earned it. Thanks for the great posts over the years, I enjoyed reading them.

Re: I bid farewell 🐟 [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13979049 04/29/21 06:04 PM
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Congrats on getting to that point in life!
Keep poking your head in the door from time to time on the TFF.
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Re: I bid farewell 🐟 [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13982036 05/01/21 10:09 PM
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Congratulations, Bob! It won't seem right running around on RC without seeing you out there with your customers. You are a class act sir. You realize that you're doing this completely backwards. Most guys are retiring to get on the water more.

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