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So I posted a public mea culpa for showing off in sight of a bank fishing dad & his sons the other day and decided to do something to balance out any bad karma.  My buddy's sister was in town for the day & he couldn't get off work, so I offered to take her out fishing in his place.  She is an avid fisherwoman, pretty skilled at most power techniques, so while it wasn't a complete act of charity, I figured it was a good deed nonetheless.

We launch before daybreak & I get her off a point with some isolated cover.  She gets a blowup on a topwater immediately, so I tell her to toss a wacky Senko to the same spot (she rarely fishes soft plastics or jigs).  She hooks up, ridding herself of any possible skunk minutes into the day.  Now I am fishing as well, but not so much to catch fish in front of her, but to figure out what is going on and then get her into a position to catch more.  She is switching between a Jitterbug, a square bill and the wacky Senko (which she has quickly fallen in love with) while I am throwing a Ned rig to try to determine what depth most of the fish are at.  I make a cast up to a seawall that hasn't produced a fish in 3 weeks, when my line starts to go sideways.  I set the hook & it keeps going sideways.  This massive head & shoulders come out of the water & my passenger's jaw drops.  She has never seen a bass this big and is stunned, to the point that she doesn't reel in the senko and it gets tangled with my line.  With the fish at the boat, I undo the tangle and lip this 8 lb beauty (http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/155892-uh-yep-the-ned-rig-is-awesome/?page=2#comment-2010527).  My guest is going nuts, she really doesn't care that I caught the fish, she is just so happy to see a big fish.  It gives me some solace that she is happy for me instead of being jealous.

As the morning progressed, it appeared most of the fish had moved deeper or under the shady docks, so I spent a few minutes showing her how to skip cast.  She did okay, some of the casts went awry and probably spooked off fish, but it didn't matter.  She caught 7 bass skipping docks with the Senko while I kept the boat in position & made casts out to deeper water picking up fish here & there.

After a while, she told me she had to make some business calls, but didn't want to get off the water.  She asked if it was okay that she get on her cell for about an hour while I continued to fish.  No problem, in fact I though it might be worth while for her to watch me skip some more docks, maybe there were things in the technique she could learn by observing instead of me telling.  Yeah, you guessed it, I hit a hot stretch of docks with 6 fish on successive casts.  While on the phone, she is giggling as I shrug my shoulders.  I finally make a cast that results in no bite only to have the next cast hook up with a 5 lb, 5 oz brute (picture below).  As I landed "her fish", she rolled her eyes at me, shaking her head and smiling as she chatted with a client.  As soon as the call ended, she said "The hell with business, I can't let you catch any more of my fish!!"

She ended the day with another dozen fish, one just under 3 lbs.  The Senko is now her favorite lure & she told me she had a wonderful day, even though her "guide" took all the big fish.  

 

 

5 lb 5 oz bass 7-19-16.jpg

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Great story, it's not your fault she had to get on the phone while fishing, she deserved to see you catch them in that case! 

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I think if you take me fishing next your karma will all be evened out.....

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Sweet! Sounds like an awesome time! My 26 year old lil sister is also hooked on bass fishing since ive took her a few times.  

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Nicely Done ~

:)

A-Jay

 

 

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I also did a good deed today, i was out at the lake unloading my boat and there was a kid around 18 years old fishing, all he had was a lucky tackle box and his rod. He was mexican just like me so we had a nice talk and got along really well, good kid. As i was about to head out i asked if he wanted to join, he couldnt beleive it. He had never been on a boat. Got him on some fish he caught a nice 6 pounder his new pb. And now i have a new friend and fishing partner, also he took my advise in a very good way and changed lures as i told him what the fish wanted. I feel good and im glad i made his day. Next time i head out hell get an invite

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2 hours ago, d-camarena said:

 I feel good and im glad i made his day. Next time i head out hell get an invite

In addition to teaching him about fishing, i believe you may have either introduced or reinforced faith in humanity to the young man.  Great example, great deed, kudos to you.

However, I misread that last line and at first thought you wrote that when you "head out of Hell, you will get an invite".  Lack of punctuation easily confuses me... :D

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4 hours ago, d-camarena said:

I also did a good deed today, i was out at the lake unloading my boat and there was a kid around 18 years old fishing, all he had was a lucky tackle box and his rod. He was mexican just like me so we had a nice talk and got along really well, good kid. As i was about to head out i asked if he wanted to join, he couldnt beleive it. He had never been on a boat. Got him on some fish he caught a nice 6 pounder his new pb. And now i have a new friend and fishing partner, also he took my advise in a very good way and changed lures as i told him what the fish wanted. I feel good and im glad i made his day. Next time i head out hell get an invite

Very awesome for doing that when you didn't have too. The young man could be out running the streets or setting inside on video games all day. That fact that he was out fishing shows he has a head on his shoulders. Again, you are awesome for that.

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Two questions:

1. Are you single?

2. Is she pretty?

edit:  Never mind that second question, she likes to fish, which mostly trumps pretty!

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5 hours ago, Fisher-O-men said:

Two questions:

1. Are you single?

2. Is she pretty?

edit:  Never mind that second question, she likes to fish, which mostly trumps pretty!

We are both married, with kids (mine grown, hers younger).  I've known her for decades, she is like a sister, so pretty or not doesn't even enter my mind.  I don't get to fish with her often because she lives out of state & typically will go with my friend (her brother) when she is in town.

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