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brianh

Kid's first time....

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on the ice this year (Sat) and this was his first fish of the season.... DSC00094.jpg

26.5 inches @ mid afternoon.Watched her on the camera for a bit before she hit his lure. Also kept a few sunnies and a pike.

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AWESOME!!! What a great thing to see and experience! for both of you! and that good fortune can create a passion for fishing that will last a lifetime!

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congrats! not too shabby for a first fish on ice.

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Gotta love the smile on kids faces.Great picture.

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Thats a rocking fish! Kudos on the CPR. Got to teach em young.

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That is cool and a nice fish!

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Very nice! Congrats to him on the fish.

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great story and pic and congrats to your son on a great catch!

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Way to start the season for him!!! Seeing a kid with a big smile like that never gets old.

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Outstanding!! How old is the kid?

Have him check out this thread and see everyones enthusiasm for his success. He did a great thing getting those genes back into the water. It must be just agonizing to watch that swim away for a young kid. And to be able to pull it up through a hole on light tackle is quite the feat! We, as sportsmen and women, are very proud of your boy.

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He's 11 years old. It was up to him, muzzle loading or fishing, he choose fishing. Kinda lucky, both him and his sister are nuts for hunting and fishing.

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.... both him and his sister are nuts for hunting and fishing.

That tells me you've spent a lot of time with them out on the lake and in the woods. You get my vote for "dad of the week." 3.gif

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