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#1376645 - 06/21/09 03:42 PM Smoked "Em on Fathers Day
rsimms
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Happy Father's Day... it sure was Dwayne Bailey. His son Clint bought him a fishing trip. (Clint is TNDeer member, "cletus" something)

Today was a wonderful turnaround from a tough day yesterday. The cat's must have known it was Father's Day because we smoked 'em!

We fished my standard tailwater drift with a perfect generation schedule until Noon. We probably made the first drift a bit before 6:30 am... and from that time until Noon, there were very few drifts that we didn't stick one or two fish. Most were two to eight pounds, but we tagged a few in the teens... and mid-morning Dwayne and Clint each tagged 20-pounders on back-to-back drifts. They were astounded... said they'd never seen catfish like that. And on spinning tackle it was two fun fights!





The Baileys were keepin' fish today, but we topped their cooler off about 9:30 (NOT counting the 20-pounders and another in the teens that were released). After that it was all catch and release.

It was a good thing we had optimum generation until Noon however, because after that we struggled. Clint missed one big fish bite on a big bluegill head, and we caught a few more dinks... but all the fun was to be had before Noon.

I think today was a Father's Day present that Dwayne will remember for years to come, and that makes me proud. Which means life is good and gettin' better every day!
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#1376654 - 06/21/09 03:55 PM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: rsimms]
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#1376739 - 06/21/09 05:40 PM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: ]
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Sounds like fun.
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#1376787 - 06/21/09 06:52 PM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: Southpaw]
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#1376817 - 06/21/09 07:21 PM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: Football Hunter]
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good deal
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#1376856 - 06/21/09 08:06 PM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: LA man]
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Cool!! Sounds like a great day on the water! \:\)
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#1376867 - 06/21/09 08:12 PM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: kdxdude]
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#1376998 - 06/21/09 09:17 PM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: easy45]
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This was absolutely one of the best trips I've ever been on. We had an absolute blast and can't wait to do it again. Thanks Richard for an unforgettable day that will be remembered for a long time!
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#1377112 - 06/21/09 10:20 PM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: ]
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looks like fun all but the Alabama hat! would burn it! Just jokin does look like fun would love to take my five year old and let him hook into something like that!
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#1377508 - 06/22/09 09:05 AM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: rutnstrut2]
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Nothing but way too cool!!! Congrats on a FUN day.
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#1377559 - 06/22/09 09:24 AM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: rsimms]
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#1377572 - 06/22/09 09:26 AM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: mike243]
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#1377703 - 06/22/09 09:55 AM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: cleatus2506]
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 Originally Posted By: cleatus2506
This was absolutely one of the best trips I've ever been on. We had an absolute blast and can't wait to do it again. Thanks Richard for an unforgettable day that will be remembered for a long time!


rsimms, do you ever stop smiling when you hear / read that?
\:D


Congrats to the lucky fishermen, I am sure they will be back. \:D
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#1377743 - 06/22/09 10:20 AM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: RUGER]
rsimms
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
 Originally Posted By: cleatus2506
This was absolutely one of the best trips I've ever been on. We had an absolute blast and can't wait to do it again. Thanks Richard for an unforgettable day that will be remembered for a long time!


rsimms, do you ever stop smiling when you hear / read that?
\:D


Congrats to the lucky fishermen, I am sure they will be back. \:D


I like it, of course. But I smile much bigger every time I see someone set the hook.

And the Bailey's weren't lucky... they were "good." I told 'em your "weight record-keeping" story. Based upon my apparent propensity to "under-estimate," we may actually have nearly matched the day you and Stretch had... especially for the time we had optimum generation.
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#1377781 - 06/22/09 10:44 AM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: rsimms]
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That is awesome man ! \:\)

I know it is a good thing I don't live just a LITTLE closer. You would get alot more tired of seeing me than you do now. \:D
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#1377903 - 06/22/09 12:05 PM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: ]
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Looking foreward to Saturday!
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#1378006 - 06/22/09 01:24 PM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: imograss]
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 Originally Posted By: imograss
Looking foreward to Saturday!


So I take it your going with rsimms? \:D
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#1378620 - 06/22/09 09:23 PM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: ]
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#1379251 - 06/23/09 11:41 AM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: Umpire]
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I am going with him Saturday. Will be our 2nd trip. Had a blast the first time.
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#1380101 - 06/23/09 08:26 PM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: ]
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Man i wanna go down there so bad!
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#1380903 - 06/24/09 10:46 AM Re: Smoked "Em on Fathers Day [Re: Southpaw]
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