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My life lesson learned this year... don’t take fishing for granted

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Hey guys, I haven’t been on here in a few months but have been back lurking around this week, so many of you don’t know me. Anyways, over the last few months I’ve realized a valueable lesson about life and fishing that I felt the need to share. I learned that time is an extremely valuable thing... especially when it comes to time that we have to go fishing. I know this is a cliché saying but many people do not realize the truth in this statement until life hits and they can’t do the thing they love as much as they used to anymore. Back in high school I used to fish tournaments every weekend, fish every break, and every other time I had a chance. Normally about three to four days a week. I gruaduated in last may and decided to join the army and start college around the same time. (Not a great idea there’s no extra minutes in life). Long story short last weekend was the first time I’ve been fishing since I graduated.  I remember being mad if I didn’t have more than four hours to fish and wouldn’t go. Now I’m just thankful to be back on the water at least for a few hours a week. You can bet that even if I only have one hour I’m going to take it now. I guess the moral of my story is no matter how old you are, don’t take the time you have to chase these little green fish for granted. I’m just glad I learned at 19 instead of 49 and had regrets looking back. 

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Ur wise above your years for not taking something you enjoy for granted. But if being in college and the military is the culprit of stealing ur time, then you my man are someone with direction and a future. Thanx for your service and when u get a chance to hit the water, do so. 

 

                              

 

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Thank you for your service!  As we get older, lots of things change... except for our love of fishing! :)

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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Man you are right, always find some time, just being outside with the wildlife, the weather, the smells, the water is unlike anything else, it’s Therapeutic! enjoy it, soak it in, appreciate it. Keep fishing! 

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that’s the right attitude brother because you’re just getting started. work, kids, and other responsibilities will come first as you grow older. fishing will always be there though, and if you hook up with the right gal, she will understand and let you have your time. you might have to wash some dishes and clean some toilets along the way but it’s all apart of learning how to play the game. git r done 👍

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Thank you for your service!

 

I'll often stop on my drive home from work and fish for 10 minutes just to get a few cast in. 

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Thank you for your service and it’s a blessing to realize that while you’re still young. 

 

@frogflogger: you got that right. I will fish even if it’s only for 15 minutes. I call them “fishing stints” 

 

@desmobob agree with you almost 100%. Except love of fishing can change - positively of course! it can increase and grow 😎👍 

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Good lesson learned. Thanks for sharing.

 

Don't forget USAA for your insurance needs. They may not be the lowest price but they are a great company and their claims services are excellent.

 

Keep us posted on your fishing and what you catch.

 

As stated above, keep a rod or two in your vehicle and stop and fish when you can. Military bases have some great ponds, too, so check them out after you get your assignment.

 

 

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I'm 60, and Im lucky that I live close by a small lake that I fish. Sometimes I make a quick run over there for 1 to 11/2 hours if Im busy. I still have fun, and I've learned never to take it for granted

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Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

 

As always thanks for your service! 

 

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Thank you for your service ! 

 

Since the daylight saving just started. I'm going to be out fishing as much as I can. 

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If you were 49 when you learned ..it would mean you had all those years of extensive fishing time 😂

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I can relate. Started a new job last April, 12 hour shifts, aws style. So I only have every other weekend off. It's also a night shift, so my family time is limited, and so is my fishing time. Took me a while to get adjusted to the 12s and the aws. So from the time I started this job I went fishing maybe twice. It's hard to balance the need to go fishing, with the amount of daylight I have, plus the limited family time I get every week. I decided late last year that not fishing wasn't an option. So I've gone to bed asap after work so I can set an alarm to wake up a couple hours early to at least have a chance at fishing. Been twice so far this year and it's just now starting to warm up in my parts. I fully plan on my rod and backpack rideing shotgun with me 99% of the warm months. Not gonna miss a single chance to get some lures wet this year. 

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Very true statements made here. In less than 3 years I became a husband, step-dad, home owner, and last but not least a father. My fishing time has diminished but my heart is full. And like lo n slo said, if you find the right gal she will help you make time to get on the water...after the dishes are done and the trash is taken out of course. And thanks for your service. It takes a lot of guys to join the military. More guts than I have. 

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Big thank you for serving!!  

 

Fishing is what I call "recharging my internal batteries" no matter if I catch them or not.  I am getting ready to retire in a little over a year and looking forward to having my batteries "charged" 100% of the time.  ;)

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Great Post!

 

Thanks For Serving!

 

Welcome Back!

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Good subject. I cherish every single minute I get to fish and never take it for granted. 

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Wait until you factor a wife and children into the mix.  Time is easily one of our most precious resources.  Use it wisely.

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