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Well, after a ton of planning, we finally got out.

The weather yesterday according to the weatherman was suppose to be 3-6mph winds but ended up with 10-24mph winds.

My youngest granddaughter likes to sleep in so I planned on leaving home about 8 or a bit later in the morning.

I got up and made coffee, went to the bakery to get thier favorite donuts and went to the coffe shop for a little talk and a cup. While there, my phone rang and my wife said shortly after I left, the youngest, who likes to sleep in, was up and asked where I was as she was ready to go, I said I will be home shortly.

We got to the lake and wouldn't you knoiw, with the high winds, the fish were not where they were the last few days. I search about everywhere and then went to check the deeper water.

Well, they were there as my oldest granddaughter said look grandpa, the TV screen"Sonar-GPS unit" is full of fish. We had found the motherload suspended in 25-35 fow.

I did not know how well drifting with a spinner was going to work as they were oonly bobber fishergirls. I showed them how to set the hook when they felt a tap and reel it in slowly.

I could not believe what a great job they did and they caught a limit of very nice gills before we knew it and a few nice crappie.

One could not have had a day any better than the one I enjoyed yesterday.

Here are a few pics of the girls and thier catch.

Taylor's gill


Courtney's gill


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That is great Harvey, not too many things are better than watching kids have a blast catching fish. When my boys were young, I would just put my rod in the locker and just help them when they needed it.

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way to go grandpa!!!!!i do the same thing and know the feeling. great catch's by both. good luck.

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looks like a great day! Its tough to beat watching the kids reel up a mess of big gills on the 'mickey (or minnie) mouse' poles! bending over an ultralight with a loose drag is a blast to watch to! Great work, and im sure there will be many more to to come!

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Yes, they had a blast Eric but I think I had even more watching them catch the fish and get so excited.

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