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A big disappointment, then it got better.

Discussion in 'Freshwater Reports' started by Nute, May 16, 2018.

  1. Nute

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    Been a minute or two since I wrote on here. Hit up my back yard the other day with a good friend for our usual milk-run on the water. We stayed focused on chasing bigger models with big baits. No love on those this day so I started downsizing. I wound up getting comfortable throwing the chatterbait picking off a few slot-fish here and there. Nothin' special. Then I made a blind cast down shore into about 4' of water. I quick rip, then a slow steady retrieve back...then WHAM!

    It's on. Immediate bendo in the rod. YESSSSSSS.... I kept her pinned, I had her. I knew it. Five second into the fight, heart racing like mad. I KNEW this was a DD plus. Ten seconds in....She runs into deeper water. Understandable as big mamas like to run, but she was running deep? Fifteen seconds in. ....reality starts setting in. Then it happened. I felt the roll, and I knew that Ive been catfished.......


    Not a giant, but went 13lbs 14oz on the scale. Ive never been so bummed to get a teener......

    IMG_4954.JPG That isn't a smile you're seeing. That little thing was a stubborn donkey....



    Now for the cool stuff. Some of you guys know me on here personally and know that I had my little daughter grace this earth a little over a year ago. Well, being that she has no choice to be a Nute, it was a matter of time before she got on the water. The wife and I shopped around for a proper PFD for her and finally found one......

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    So, the PFD was a big yes, especially because she wasnt fussy about it. The picture above is about a month or so old. Since then, Ive been lucky to have a few sessions with the two most special girls I know. Dont get me wrong, I love fishing with my boys and my good friends. However, theres something special when you're with a lady.....


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    Thanks for reading fellas. Enjoy life, enjoy family........and enjoy fishing!!!!!



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    Nothing better Brother!
     
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    You hit the jack pot, a family that fish together stays together, way to go!
     
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  4. Fishbreath

    Fishbreath Fishing tales told here....some true.
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    Thanks for posting that. It was a good way to start my morning.
     
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  7. 1972 catfish

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    NICE!! GOOD STUFF!
     
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  8. zzbassman

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    Awesome story, Nute!
     
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    Can't wait for the River trip!
     
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    Great report...time with the family on the water is priceless! Good for you!
     
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    Love the Tiger Pacifier! Daughters are special! Had mine on the boat plenty!
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    Man thats awesome. Always a fun time going out fishing with the little ones. My daughter will run cackling through the apartment trying to find all my fishing gear for me if I tell her its time to go fishing. Leastways you have a boat so she can be more interactive. Mine just gets strapped on and just gets to watch.
     
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    Love the pics! Kudos to you Papa. Also wonderful your lady wants to share the love.

    Your post and others like it choke me up!

    Keep em coming!
     
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    Great report and post!
    Keep them coming.
     
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    it just gets better! My daughter is now 28 and she catches!
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    Saweeeeet! Priceless! Thanks for sharing your cherished moments!
     
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    I don't want to hijack Nute's thread. but fishing with my daughter has been huge. Had to share that pic.
     
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    By ALL means, post away!!!!!
     
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    My daughters first fish. Havasu stripper with Dave “Gundy” Gunderson at the tiller.
     
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    Bass fisherman in the making IMG_6726.jpg
     
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