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My parents have been helping me paint my house this fall. With that, I missed September fishing. Told them I was taking a day off and taking them fishing. Dad came down with a cold and skipped out but Mom was game. Took her to Big Sand by Park Rapids. She got five walleyes, four of them between 17-18.5 inches and one 22.5 (released). She also got a largemouth and a perch. All I could muster was a rock bass and a largemouth. Depth finder went kaput on me half way throught the day and I had to guess where I was. Great to see her have fun although she could have been a little more graceful.

"Son, maybe you should try minnows."

" Not that minnow, he doesn't look good enough to eat."

"Would you like for me to pick a minnow out for you?"

"My, Greg you're getting really good at netting these walleyes!"

"But Greg that really was a nice rock bass."

"I really wish you could get one, but if you did catch some walleyes we might be out of minnows."

"Oh, it's just a little one...maybe you should get the net though."

Hope she enjoyed the day...it may be her last for a while.

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I took my mom a few years back out with us and she got bored reading her book and fighting with the dog for the front of the boat...FYI that was HIS spot in the boat. She saw me casting raps and thought she'd give it a shot. So I rigged up her rod and I hear how do you cast this rod. She has my rod and reel about 150 bucks in her hands and she proceeds to learn how to cast. Well she ended up getting all the fish that day. Lots of fun and hillarious when she would get a bite.

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Good Job on getting Mom in the boat. Trying to get my Mother to fish is like watching 2 blind goats trying to drive a dumptruck. It just dont make any sense so I leave her home.

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I suppose your brother is too busy playing poker? Great story,I'm sure you would let your mom in the boat again and let her out fish you everytime. Not too many guys get too take mom fishing.

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My mother would go with me about 4 times a year. She has since lost her quick battle with cancer and I would gladly redo every one of those days in the boat with her. Even when I had to bait her hook and take off the crappies and sunnies. Any day on the water with family and friends is worth it no matter how much fishing they do and how little I get to do.

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