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Lake's First Tournament

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Had some good weather this last Thursday for our weeknight tournament, it was on a lake that usually produces quite a few fish, and I needed a partner, so I decided to take Lake with me so he could fish in his first tournament. He was so excited when I told him that I wasn't sure I could get him to take a nap before we left, thankfully he did because I'd been at work the night before and needed to sleep too.

 

He did pretty good casting and retrieving his baits, had a couple good blowups on a plopper but I think they scared him because he'd stop reeling each time it happened and they'd let go before he'd start reeling again. I lost him once the snacks came out, he got up and made a few more cast each time I'd catch a fish, but he was pretty busy snacking and talking to any other boat or kayaker that came close enough to talk to. We got to talk and just enjoy a nice night on the water. He loved the clip on hat light when it got dark, not so much when the bugs started coming to it. 

 

I don't remember a time recently when I missed or lost so many fish in such a short period of time, but I'm positive I lost way more fish than I caught, and I caught quite a few. Some of the fish that I missed or came off felt really nice, which really stinks on a lake known for small fish. I found one school of fish blasting bluegill on a shoreline between two brushpiles that were all way bigger than average but I couldn't get any of them to bite even when there were bluegills getting knocked in the air everywhere. 

 

I was pretty happy with just getting to share the experience with him, I was pretty shocked to find out that nobody else had done any good and our little bag of fish was enough for the win!

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Awesome

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Sweet!

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We were asked recently "what is feels like to catch a 10# bass".

 

The look on that boy's face is worth more that any big bass!

 

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What an awesome night. Congrats!!

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Sounds like a heck of an experience for the youngster and you as well! Way to make some great memories! The world needs more of this!

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Awesome job!!

1st tournament and gets his first win!!

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Too cool!

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he looks like a pro to me.nice!!!! if I fished tournaments I would want to borrow him:clap: way to go LAKE!

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17 hours ago, DINK WHISPERER said:

Cool pics and awesome name that kid has! 

We had an agreement that if we had boys I got to name them and if they were girls my wife got to name them (within reason). That's how I ended up with 2 boys named Lake and Finn. 

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3 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

We had an agreement that if we had boys I got to name them and if they were girls my wife got to name them (within reason). That's how I ended up with 2 boys named Lake and Finn. 

I won't lie, when I first read the thread title, I thought you were referring to a lake that had never had a tournament on it before 🤣

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I am envious of you @Bluebasser86 I can’t wait for the day to have my son fish a tourney. Congrats on a timeless memory!!!

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