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Old 05-10-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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Default Almost Bad day, got much better!

Seems like yesterdays theme is Bad News, and it was almost mine as well (not as bad as some).

Having worked 6 days a week since late January (the new Coffee Shop), I was very-much looking forward to taking my son fishing Saturday. We prepped the boat Friday evening and set out early saturday morning. Upon launch, the battery went from good to bad. I had tested it earlier, but she was not going to start. I figured we'd just use the trolling motor and stay in calm water near the launch - but about 50 feet away, it shorted out. We had to paddle back. As I was preparing to pull the boat out, I thought - "This little motor has a pull cord that I've never used, better try that". 20 pulls and we were off! and the very sad look on my son's face dissapeared.

Within 30 minutes, we caught a 26" Redfish

My son caught lots of Croakers



One that really fought hard.



and ended with a nice 20" Red.



It was a great day on the water, and OFF WORK!
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:55 AM   #2
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Default RE: Almost Bad day, got much better!

that really sucks about all the problems you had but you turned it around and made the best of it. Nice red also.
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:30 PM   #3
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Default RE: Almost Bad day, got much better!

glad your day with your son turned out better, i bet he had a blast
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