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Good times with my pops in his new ride!

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I drove up to western NC friday after work to do some fishing with the old man on Saturday.  he got a boat about 2 months ago and i hadn't had the chance to even see it yet so it was long overdue!  it's an 18' xpress with a yamaha 175 vmax.  really nice, really clean perfect fishing setup!  he just needs to get his fishfinder wired up properly and it'll be 100% set for many trips to come!

we headed for a nice lake we used to frequent when i was a kid, lake nantahala.  when we got there, they'd pulled nearly all the water out of the place and it was wayyyyy down!  nevertheless we set out to make a day of it.  the weather and scenery could not have been any better, just a beautiful day to be on the water!

however, the fishing could have been much better!  i caught nothing but the aroma of a skunk!!!  the old man schooled me with his 2 daiwa gold spincast setups and his handful of tackle he brought with him.  he ended up with 3 fish, a keeper largemouth, short smallie and a keeper smallie.  all caught on the same crankbait he started the day out with....  it's always a humbling experience when my simpleton dad schools me on the water, but i'll take it every time!

we had an absolute blast and his boat was awesome.  we pulled up to a grill/cafe joint on the lake and had the best and biggest plate of ribs i've had in forever.  just a great day and great times!

to cap it off we even caught a show from 2 bald eagles doing some kamikaze dives on each other way up in the back of one of the creeks!

 

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Great pictures!

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Great photos of some great times.   I wish my Dad was around, so we could fish together again.  I hope you cherish those moments.  Congrats.

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11 minutes ago, jbw252 said:

Great photos of some great times.   I wish my Dad was around, so we could fish together again.  I hope you cherish those moments.  Congrats.

we don't get to do it enough, but when we go it's always a great time.  i know my dad really enjoys getting out there with me too.  now we've got my nephews hooked too.  every time i talk to them it's "when are we going fishing"!  but right now, they're trying to get my dad to take them deer hunting!

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Very beautiful man, you are one of the lucky one. I tried to get family to do basd fishing but none show interested.

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Making memories is what it's all about.

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Nice report,...days like that are the ones that make the best memories. My daughter and I had one of them in August that we both wont forget. 

Congrats, and keep making those trips, worth it every time.

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I rafted the Natahala River in College.  Is that close?  I was in Chattanooga.

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31 minutes ago, Fisher-O-men said:

I rafted the Natahala River in College.  Is that close?  I was in Chattanooga.

it's very close, if you were rafting the whitewater stretch of the fairly famous nantahala river you were in NC and not far away from this lake.

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15 hours ago, buzzed bait said:

it's very close, if you were rafting the whitewater stretch of the fairly famous nantahala river you were in NC and not far away from this lake.

Now that you mention NC, that rings a bell.  Yes we were "white water" rafting.  Good times!  40 years ago!

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1 hour ago, Fisher-O-men said:

Now that you mention NC, that rings a bell.  Yes we were "white water" rafting.  Good times!  40 years ago!

we used to do it every year at the start of the school year.  even around that august time frame the water was ice cold! 

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That's awesome Justin, thanks for sharing! The next time you're up this way give me a hollar!

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