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Dan97

FIRST time out this season!!!!

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Dan97

Howdy All...

I finally made it out on the water today. My intentions were that it was just going to be a quick shakedown cruise to see how the boat worked. Well, that didn't happen. While watching my X85, I heard the calling. I quickly tied on a small twister tail and a few minutes later produced the reason I love to fish. A tug on the end of the line. I could never put to words, the feeling that filled my very soul at that moment. All I can say is that you'll know when "it" happens to you. Trust me, you'll know!!!

Just thought I'd share.

Tugs and tight lines for everyone!!!!!!

Dan

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hookem_9

Dan,
Glad to hear you got out on the water... Gotta love that feeling when the line gets tight! Did you get a chance to run the 4Hp?

Brian

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Dan97

Howdy Brian!!!

No, I was not able to run the 4hp yet. At least not on my Lund. The engine cowl is at a buddy's place getting painted and stickered to match my 75. And I have yet to mount the new splash guard for the kicker side of the boat. Maybe I'll get it all together by the time the HAWGS are really hitting this fall!!! If not, that's OK. At least I'm back on the water!!!!

Dan

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Uncle Grump

Dan

Welcome back! Best of luck for tugs to come!

UG

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ladylikestofish

Hey Dan-!
Glad to hear you're getting out & on the water!
I hope you're doing well!
---Gretchen

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Dan97

UG...

I hope my little idea about the ice is working for you. I know what you're going through and you're in my thoughts.

Gretchen...

I guess I'm doing OK. Still seems strange fishing alone. It's real peaceful, just different.

Thanks.....Dan

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Jarrod32

Glad to hear you're back on the water, Dan...but I can't help but note a discrepancy or two in your post. You say you only had the intention of taking the boat for a 'shakedown cruise'. Yet, you had your X85 on. Hardly necessary for a 'shakedown cruise'. Evidently, you also had not only at least one fishing rod, but also some tackle along as you were able to "tie on a twister tail...".

'Shakedown cruise', my fanny. You went fishing.

Here's to many more 'shakedown cruises'.

Jarrod32

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Dan97

Hi Jarrod...

In order to confirm "total functionality" of my boat, I had to produce a scenerio that was as true to life as possible. Yes, my boat was loaded to the gills with equipment and tackle. Trolling motors, depth finders, bags, boxes, rods. All the way to downriggers. (Note: On Lake Waconia downriggers bring some funny looks.) I even had some minnows with, to round out the reality of my "cruise". Everything was checked and run up in order to.....

Awwww..... Heck. OK. I admit it. I'm busted. I WENT FISHING!!! AND LOVED IT!!! I guess it's true. I am a fishoholic. And I think it's time for another "fix"!!

Tugs and Tight Lines for All.......Dan

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vikingtom

I'm waiting for ice. grin.gif

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delmuts

yep!! true confessions of another fish aholic caught in the act!!! super!! good fishing! del

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