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... for the first time since being a little kid.

Good friends from work set up a trip to the river this afternoon. I haven't fished since about age 5, so I told my guys they pretty much had a 5-year-old on their hands -- I'm a clean-sheet, know-nothing newbie.

We had a great float (kayaks), didn't catch a darned thing, got out right before the heavy rainstorm came in, and had a great meal at a local Salvadoran restaurant afterwards.

It was a great day. Cool




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So what ?
No " The one that got away" story ?





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Can't go wrong fishing, even if you don't catch anything it's fun just to be on the water. There's just something relaxing about floating (or trolling) along and tossing a line.
 
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At least you didn’t get drug all the way to the bottom of Davey Jones’ locker.

Any day fishing (even w/o catching anything is better than being in the office.)



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Even a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work..... Especially not catching any fish means you did not have to clean and dress them. ....................... drill sgt.
 
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I once thought that I wasn't a fisherman. Then I tried it again as an adult.

Avoid fly fishing like the plague, because it is severely addictive.


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Fathers Day will be OffShore fishing for me and my girls, just hoping the wind lays down a bit. Marine forecast 16 nm per mile winds, NW 3'-5' seas.


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Good luck downtownv. I went on a drift fishing trip in Fort Lauderdale last month and the seas were horrible. About 30 people on board and all but about 5 yacked. I don’t get seasick but I did that day. Didn’t help that I hadn’t had anything to eat. Happy Father’s Day and tight lines


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not catching any fish means you did not have to clean and dress them.


Good point, sir. We've got a plan to hit the river again after work on Wednesday; I'm looking forward to it.

Good luck to you and the girls today, downtownv.




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Second trip out this afternoon, following work.

Two of us caught a tiny fish each -- perch, maybe. I got to watch a fish nibble at my lure -- little fella just wouldn't take a bite.

Today's odd event, though, was a deer running across the river about 20 yards ahead of us as we headed downstream. Never thought I'd see that!

Hoping the weather is this good again next Wednesday. Cool




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Without pitchurz, they was no fish. Fight me...


(glad you had fun and caught memories!)




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Tell me you were on the New River, vthoky.
If not, get over to Narrows and on that river. You will catch fish, there.
 
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Mr Monkey, the pic I really wish I had is one of the deer running across in front of us. For that brief half-second or so (critter was flying!) it was majestic -- beautiful animal, large splashes, and the sun behind her, reflecting off the water.

VNM: New River? Yessir!
Upstream from Narrows a little ways... almost within rock-throwing distance of the dam. Cool
We're considering a float from about the Dedmon to Giles sometime this summer.




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VNM: New River? Yessir!
Upstream from Narrows a little ways... almost within rock-throwing distance of the dam. Cool
We're considering a float from about the Dedmon to Giles sometime this summer.


Excellent. Just filmed a two day float trip over at Hinton, WV last month.
 
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No kidding!? It's been a good long while since I've seen Hinton.

We just bought a GoPro at work, for filming some operations. I'm very tempted to borrow it for next week's river run. (I'm sure your vids are far better... Smile )

I stopped by the local surplus store yesterday and chatted with the owner for a while -- she fishes a lot, and set me up with a couple of new lures. I'm looking forward to the next trip already.




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Didn't catch anything but weeds this evening.
No matter. Water was slow and calm, but four hours on the river seemed to fly by.





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Excellent. Any day on the water is a good day.
As for cameras…yes, we use cool Sony FS5s to film the show with. They’re great, as long as they don’t go for a swim.
We also use GoPros, iPhones even.
 
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So what you're saying is the fishing was great, but the catching sucked?
I have had many days like that! Wink


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A day on the water is always better than a day at work. I hate fishing, but I love catching!
Seabass 30 miles offshore

Sea Bass (8) 30 miles offshore


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So what you're saying is the fishing was great, but the catching sucked?


Yep, that sums it up well. Smile




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