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Well after a rough 4 days of fishing muddy water and post cold front fish, I finally got the chance to take my dad out today in the boat for a while.  Him living 3 hours away and recently(a year ago) undergoing major neck surgery has kept us from fishing together down here for a long while.  I tried to get him to throw a big fish bait but he stuck to his twister tails.  I made my mind up that if I stuck a nice fish, I would let him bring it in, paying him back for all those times as a kid he did the same for me, as he never gets the chance to bring in a 5 plus lb fish.  

Well 15 minutes in, I feel a tick, see the line jump, and put the hammer down.  Tell dad to grab the rod, and seconds later the jig pops out :(

No big deal... 4 casts later I feel a fish suck in the jig(Karu poison tail in Bluegill with the *** beaver) and I cranked down the slack and really laid some steel to it.  Immediately I passed the rod to my dad.  About 30 seconds later I see the line raising out of the water, and a hell of a head shake.  What a fish :o  After another half a minute I lipped the fish and gave my dad a high five/half hug.  The smile on his face was something I will not forget.  Either way it made up for 3 days of slow fishing with him and still has a smile on my face.  That and it broke in that gimmicky rod and busted her big fish cherry ;D  Here is a pic of my old man and the 6-5 we tag teamed.  ;)

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Awesome man, and some nice fish! (although I'm beginning to think those are typical for Iowa,lol)

I wish my dad was able to do this stuff with me, you guts are very lucky!!

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Awesome story man!!  Reminds me of when I get to fish with my dad.

That's a great fish in my book any day!  Iowa representing...

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Let me send you a NY hat so you can get rid of that one with the "B" on it.  :P;) ;D

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Let me send you a NY hat so you can get rid of that one with the "B" on it. :P;) ;D

Watch it! I'll Jack-Knife you.  ;D

Nice fish Cory. I'm sure your dad enjoyed himself. But I'm surprised you got her in on that joke rod. People are snapping them on 2 pound fish. ::)

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Great fish and an even better story. Glad you guys got to do that together.

X2  8-)

Congratulations!

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Let me send you a NY hat so you can get rid of that one with the "B" on it.  :P;) ;D

At least it could double as toilet paper in a time of need Jimzee ;D

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Let me send you a NY hat so you can get rid of that one with the "B" on it. :P;) ;D

At least it could double as toilet paper in a time of need Jimzee ;D

That really hurts you know...

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Branuss04 posted his fishing outing with grandma. That was great. Yours reminds me of when I use to go with my dad. He was an avid muskey fisherman who passed away 10 yrs ago, and as I get older I wish I would have gotten on the water more with him. There's nothing like fishing with dad. Them are some of the times you never forget. Awesome story.

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Branuss04 posted his fishing outing with grandma.  That was great.  Yours reminds me of when I use to go with my dad.  He was an avid muskey fisherman who passed away 10 yrs ago, and as I get older I wish I would have gotten on the water more with him.  There's nothing like fishing with dad.  Them are some of the times you never forget.  Awesome story.

I agree, I use to fish with my dad all the time and anymore living 3 hours away we do not get to that often because of work and health problems.  Either way it was a highlight of all the years I have been fishing, and my dad has talked about it every day I talk to him since then.  Since things have affected both of our lives, it makes every moment even more special that we spend together fishing.  Life is short, and family and friends is all you really have in life and why not enjoy it while you can ;)

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Life is short, and family and friends is all you really have in life and why not enjoy it while you can ;)

Ahmen to that!!!!

Nice fish.  Something to be proud of and a memory that both of you will hold onto.  Nice story as well!!!!! ;)

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