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Camp Kitty and the Girl Scouts

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I helped one of my friends show 80 Girl Scouts how to fish at Camp Kitty in Westmoreland County this past Saturday, April 19th.

It was a lot of work but a lot of fun, too.

The girls caught some beautiful bluegills and some nice bass.  Most of the bass were around one to one and a quarter pounds and the bluegills were big, heavy and had excellent color.

There was a lot of yelling and screaming as each girl caught a fish.  And lots of photos taken by the parents and scout leaders. In almost all catches, it was the first time the girls have either seen a fish close up or have actually touched a fish.

Some of the girls got brave and started to throw the fish back which was a big step for them since they were afraid of the bluegills, bream and bass.

My friend and I fished the lake's other side by the beaver hut and caught many one and one and a half pound bass. Almost caught one on every cast.  I guess we caught at least 30 bass in about a half hour of fishing.

Other than for avoiding the two snakes that live on top of the beaver hut, we had a super time fishing the pond.

And I only said one bad word at lunch when I missed one.  It took me three casts to finally catch him in the beaver hut but I got him. So for me, saying only one bad word in a day of fishing, was excellent.

It is really rewarding to help a bunch of kids fish for the first time and see those smiles when the finally catch a fish.  

We can go out and fish for ourselves, but if we are smart, we will show the kids how to fish and enjoy the sport.

So, I guess when we read or hear "take a kid fishing" it really means a lot to the kid. And to us, too.

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It is really rewarding to help a bunch of kids fish for the first time and see those smiles when the finally catch a fish.  

We can go out and fish for ourselves, but if we are smart, we will show the kids how to fish and enjoy the sport.

So, I guess when we read or hear "take a kid fishing" it really means a lot to the kid. And to us, too.

very, very well said.  sometimes we need to be reminded of that.  thank you.  congrats on your great trip. :)

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It is really rewarding to help a bunch of kids fish for the first time and see those smiles when the finally catch a fish.  

We can go out and fish for ourselves, but if we are smart, we will show the kids how to fish and enjoy the sport.

So, I guess when we read or hear "take a kid fishing" it really means a lot to the kid. And to us, too.

It's not only extremely rewarding for both you and the jr anglers, it is the future of the sport.  Well done and well spoken Sam!!

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