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I didn't get out fishing on opener but had the catch of my life. We had a 6 lbs 10 oz boy on Sat. at 4:30 p.m. Everything went well and we are very excited as this is our first child. I can't wait to get him out fishing! Just had to share. It is the best reason I have ever had to miss opening fishing and it was well worth it! grin.gif

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Congrats....This won't cut into you fishn time will it? grin.gif

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Northland - You had the best opener of all! Congrats!!!

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Congrats, You have a lifetime fishing partner! I just returned from another successful opener with my 24 yr. old son. It is always my most enjoyable fishing trip of the year!

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Congrats to the whole family! Indeed...the catch of a lifetime!

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I was in the same 'boat' as you this year. No better reason to miss the opener. Mine was a little bigger though. 11 pounds 14 ounces! A true trophy by anyones standards. grin.gif

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Congratulations!!! I just had my proudest "dad" moment...my soon to be 2 year old son said "lindy rig" tonight. It brought a small tear to my eye. grin.gif

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Yeah, I know what you mean. My just over 2 year old daughter told me last week she wanted to catch walleyes instead of the sunnies we were catching!

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Congrats!

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Borch

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Congrats !Kinda helps you realize how precious life is when you see the baby for the first time.My wife and I just had our 4th (2nd boy) 2 months ago yesterday and I think I may have her talked into trying for the 5th one already.

Enjoy your new baby,it is truely an AWESOME experience being a Dad,congrats again to you and your wife.

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Thanks for all of your kind words. We are enjoying our first week with the little guy. And congratulations to you other new Dads out there as well!

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