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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Approaching The River

It is early morning and the sun is shining.  You are with your fishing buddies, and you just know it is going to be a great day on the river.  Everyone gathers up the equipment, slips on the vests and waders, and  starts the trek to the river. Now I ask you ,"How many times have you been chit chatting, shooting the bull, or do what ever you call it, and when you get to the river, you see the catch of the day suddenly splash off to the middle of the river.  And everyone yells "did you see that!"  I know, more than once.  It has happened to all of us.

Remember when you are getting close to the river,  shhh!  Walk quietly. Speak softly. Always cast into the area where you will be entering  before getting to the bank  just in case there is a lunker hiding in a cut under the bank or under the willow branches overhanging the river.  You will not scare the fish , might get lucky, and start your day off with the catch of the day!!!

'Til next time.


  1. How do you stay quiet with Gramma, Grampa, Mom and Dad, Aunt Alison, Gemma and Dottie, and Julia and Ellie? Gramma will have her pole in one hand and a snapple in another. Papa will have 6 poles in one hand and 4 jars of powerbait in a chair or two over his shoulder. Mommy and Daddy are in charge of snacks and drinks. Aunt Alison is busy reading and will occasionally get up to drink Gramma's snapple. Everyone is busy keeping little girls and little pups out of the water!! With this situation, what's the best way to approach?

  2. Hi there Alison G.

    First of all congratulations. Since you are the first to post a comment, you have won first prize for your input. You have won a free 7-10 night stay in South Carolina in September. Details to follow.

    Now to your post. Obviously in this situation, you are probably on your way to a lake, which is totally a different situation. I would sugeest during your approach that you have a huge smile on your face knowing the fun and stories that are about to develop. Sounds like grampa is really a cool guy.