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Wish me luck I am taking my sone fishing this am

Old 01-12-2008, 02:58 AM
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Well I have what I think is the greatest son in the world. He has never been any trouble and through the years I have loved coaching and watching his sports career and have always been at every
event he has ever competed in.
Over the years he has hunted with me a few times and fished a time or two but he really always concentrated on his sports(football, baseball) and I have to admit he ended up having a much better
career than his old man(boy that is hard to admit). However he has never had a love of the outdoors like I have, he respects it but it has just never been a burning desire like it has with me

Since his sports career ended he took up golf and he eats and sleeps golf between work and his classes and I even started playing again after a 20 year layoff and most Sunday afternoons we
enjoy a round of golf together and yes he wears my ass out.

Well I was almost shocked when he asked me the other last week if I was fishing on Saturday and he said I want to go, only thing is he told me I do not want to leave at 5 am(he works part time
at UPS and is at work every am at 5 am or earlier) so I agreed that we would leave around 7 am.

We hit the water and my main concern was catching a few fish to peak his interest. It was kind of a slow am but we did hook one nice size green fish(largemouth) but we were freelining for stripers
and to most of us the largemouths are kind of anemic fighting. Well about 10 minutes later, and I could tell he was starting to get a little bored, one of our planer boards skipped across the surface and went straight down and he went for the rod and when he grabbed the rod I could see WE WERE BIT. Well the fish put on an epic battle and came to the surface and appeared to be about a 25-30 striper.

Normally when you get them to the surface you have them licked and I was already estimating taxidermy costs(my taxidermist is on speed dial and yes I know that makes me a redneck ) but then
the fish realized the game was on and dove straight down and was pulling drag. Battle went on a little long and my next fear came true he headed right under the motor and trim tabs ) and if I had had the rod I probably could have avoided that one but I just watched and enjoyed. Then a few seconds later the rod went limp and the fish had rubbed the leader on the trim tabs.

Instead of a fit he just grinned and said "that was a big one wasn't it" and asked when he could have done to prevent that next time.

Well we fished about 4 more hours and we did picked up to smaller stripers which were 7-8 lbs each. I was kind of disappointed in the day and was afraid he would not want to go back.

Last night he came to me asked me what time we were leaving this am

So please wish me luck in that this is my last Saturday off till 4/15(I have an income tax business) and I hope I can have one of those days where the action is fast and furious, it seems like
I am getting the hook in him

He even asked if we could head back to Islamorada again in 09 for a week he told me he did not realize how much fun that was and wanted to go back down there we are already planning that
trip also.

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Old 01-12-2008, 03:49 AM
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Here's hopin' that ya'll have great weather, great water, great fishin' and a GREAT TIME TOGETHER~!!

Your heart must be SO BIG right about now~!

Have fun and enjoy the time spent on the boat. Those kind of memories last FOREVER~!
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:07 AM
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Ditto what FJ said..
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:55 AM
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yes I agree with all the above , that is just about the best it can get!
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Old 01-12-2008, 01:49 PM
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Nice morning on the water and he did land a nice 9lber, not exactly the kind of fast action day I was looking for but he said he had a great time.

Also told me Thanks for taking him
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:01 PM
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Cool story! Thanks for sharing that; always good to hear stuff like that. That's why we love the outdoors and fishing!

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Old 01-12-2008, 02:08 PM
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Any time spent with your son is time well spent. Catching the fish was a bonus. Get him out there again soon!
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:22 PM
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Train him well! Someday he'll be "your ticket" out!

I wish my dad was still fishin' w/ me. Never did learn ALLhis tricks.

Great Story!
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