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    Posted by frisky97 on June 7, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Took my granddaughter out last Monday for the first time this summer. Last year she was a little timid and I had to help her a lot. This year she’s dead serious, (caught her on YouTube the other night watching some of Brian’s Tip videos). We put in at Stewart Creek and the wind was 12-15mph. Fished the cove and caught 6 crappie on chartreuse crappie magnets, under a float about 2 1/2 ft. Then she wanted to try a buzz bait so we motored to the cove on the left going up across from ski area. I caught 2 shorts and she was having trouble not closing the bell quick enough so I took some time teaching her how to close it more quickly and start reeling when the bait hit the water. She caught on quick. We moved over to the cypress outcropping and on her second cast she had one on. Watching her reel you would think she caught a whale, she was pumping and winding, pumping and winding then finally got it to the boat, I netted it for her and she took it from there. She pulled the fish out of the net,removed the buzz bait, held up her catch and yelled…YEAH>>!!! A day she or I will never forget. Take a child fishing-create some memories.


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  • degaman

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    June 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Too cool! Can’t wait for my grandsons to reach boating age.

  • simplecircuit

    Member
    June 9, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Agreed,
    The look on his face in this pic of my 5yo reeling in a little 1lb white bass on easter weekend says it all. He was so excited to catch one on his “alabama rig” – really just a boo-rig with a swimbait on the back.

    Also, if your young anglers don’t like running on plane due to the wind in their face, a buff is a great solution to keeping the air from rushing in their face. It also has the added benefit of keeping the sun off of their necks.

    ps. i don’t think i’ll be up front much longer if he has his way. he loves to run the trolling motor. but, for some reason, i don’t trust his steering. 😀

  • frankmaroney

    Member
    June 9, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Awesome!!

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