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CAST For Kids 3rd Annual Alumni Day

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My main man Matt with a 4-4.5 lb Largemouth at the Carolina hatchery during the 3rd annual CAST For Kids Alumni day. Most anglers will fish a lifetime in RI and not hold a Bass like this. Big fish of the day was 7lbs 11oz. A HUGE Thank You to all our volunteers, you guys make an impact these kids will never forget!!

100+ in attendance, a great day had by all!!

**Just a reminder thanks to all who participated in the CAST raffle on the 4th annual roadtrip. Your money could not be put to better use, ask Matt. :) )

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That's great Russ, sounds like a memorable day to for everyone involved  ;)  And thankyou for being so involved with helping Kids....The event itself is obviously just the culmination of alot of hard work and effort that began long before to set up and coordinate.

I applaud your efforts and dedication  

Big O

www.ragetail.com

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Awesome job man.  Looks like you had an awesome day.  

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What you do with CAST really is great.  Keep up the good work

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You da MAN!

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Kudos to you Russ, you have discovered a way to maximize the enjoyment of catching bass

Roger

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Kudos to you Russ, you have discovered a way to maximize the enjoyment of catching bass

Roger

That's an understatement, I have as much fun at these things as the kids, no joke!

This particular fish was special though, this family will never forget it.

I was on the picnic table with my friend Michelle and I saw Matt lift his rod out of the water. Bobber, split shot, tiny worm hook and a huge madman craw,lol.

I said, let's get this guy on some sunfish (Bass bite was dying, place is small and they got pounded the 1st hour)

So I hook Matt up with a sunfish rig and sure enough, he got one.

Well, as he's reeling it in, about 3 feet from shore, 2 fish come up and both try to smash the kiver. Now he's skitzing out, and sure enough, one of the Bass gets him. So we set the hook and pull him out of the fish's mouth . I rig another rod with a big hook and we thread the gill on. Matt casts and again, we get to watch 3 feet in front of us as the bass keeps TAGGING this bluegill.

Matt is beside himself. I mean.....wigging out!

So the Bass gets it and we let him get it in his mouth a bit, letting her head for deeper water as she begins choking down the bait. I reach over and grab the rod and line at the same time and yank back, almost punching Matt in the face,....when I let go, he had himself a reaaaaaal good pull and then the screaming began!! WOO HOOOO,...MOM LOOK,...MOM LOOK!!!!

The video begins just after I land the fish and Matt is winding down,....now in awe of this thing I'm holding.

Memories are the real treasure in this world, and we were both pretty rich that day

:)

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Kudos to you Russ, you have discovered a way to maximize the enjoyment of catching bass

Roger

That's an understatement, I have as much fun at these things as the kids, no joke!

This particular fish was special though, this family will never forget it.

I was on the picnic table with my friend Michelle and I saw Matt lift his rod out of the water. Bobber, split shot, tiny worm hook and a huge madman craw,lol.

I said, let's get this guy on some sunfish (Bass bite was dying, place is small and they got pounded the 1st hour)

So I hook Matt up with a sunfish rig and sure enough, he got one.

Well, as he's reeling it in, about 3 feet from shore, 2 fish come up and both try to smash the kiver. Now he's skitzing out, and sure enough, one of the Bass gets him. So we set the hook and pull him out of the fish's mouth . I rig another rod with a big hook and we thread the gill on. Matt casts and again, we get to watch 3 feet in front of us as the bass keeps TAGGING this bluegill.

Matt is beside himself. I mean.....wigging out!

So the Bass gets it and we let him get it in his mouth a bit, letting her head for deeper water as she begins choking down the bait. I reach over and grab the rod and line at the same time and yank back, almost punching Matt in the face,....when I let go, he had himself a reaaaaaal good pull and then the screaming began!! WOO HOOOO,...MOM LOOK,...MOM LOOK!!!!

The video begins just after I land the fish and Matt is winding down,....now in awe of this thing I'm holding.

Memories are the real treasure in this world, and we were both pretty rich that day

:)

There are only two things I can think of that are better than reading your story.

1. Listening to you tell it in person, because I can imagine how excitedly you tell it.

or

2. Being there to witness it in person.

Keep it up Russ.

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