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I bid farewell 🐟 #13976304 04/27/21 09:42 PM
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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] #13976347 04/27/21 10:24 PM
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Class act!


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Re: I bid farewell 🐟 [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13976413 04/27/21 11:06 PM
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Re: I bid farewell 🐟 [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13977716 04/28/21 09:24 PM
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Will miss all of your post. Loved seeing those smiling faces and those memories made. Enjoy your retirement. You deserve it. bow_down


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Re: I bid farewell 🐟 [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13978687 04/29/21 02:26 PM
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Always enjoyed your post Bob. Enjoy your retirement! bow_down

Re: I bid farewell 🐟 [Re: BOB HOLMES GS] #13984696 05/04/21 06:07 AM
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Enjoy your retirement!


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