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Have you ever spent time just fishing from the dock at your favorite resort or fishing spot? I have and I've met a lot of interesting people there. I've met people from all walks of life fishing from the dock. Its really something how you have a special bond with fellow fishing people.

I've had life stories told me in a matter of a few minutes of meeting some of these people. Always a great fishing story or two exchanged. I've had people come by in boats asking how the fishing is going and if I know where there might be any good spots for them to fish at. In return they'd tell me what they had caught where and how.

I had a friend call me the other day. She had taken her brother fishing to a small area lake that has a fishing jetty. There was some other people fishing there also. She said to me "you know you meet a lot of nice people when your out fishing". I told her yes I know and that is what got me thinking about the people I've met in the last few years fishing from the dock. This year I haven't done this much instead I've just been jumping in the boat and taking off to my favorite fishing spots forgetting about the best spot of all the the Fishing Dock. I know where I'm headed the next time I go fishing. Who knows maybe I'll meet some new friends.

I've even caught some of my biggest fish from the dock. One time a school of White Bass happen to come by and I caught 15 in a roll. Now that was some fun good fishing. I caught my biggest Walleye, Small Mouth Bass. and my first and biggest Dog Fish.

Have you ever met any one interesting while fishing? Lets hear about it.

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funny you should mention dock fishing.
since i have no boat i fish from shore about 99.9 % of the time. last weekend was an exception my fishing buddy and i rented a boat and fished the lake. sure was different.
last night after i got done with all my running around i headed to one of my dock spots. there was a father with his 2 kids (son and daughter) and a friend of his son's.
they had been there awhile. had not caught anything yet but was waiting for the sunny bite. i fished the opposite side of the pier as i was hoping for some crappie or eyes. well i did not catch anything till after they packed it in at 9:30. the little park closed at 10:00. they had so much fun catching them sunnies. they were not great big ones by any means but all were having a blast catching them. the father admitted he is not a knowledgable fisherman. but enjoyed the time there.
at this same dock i have had many interesting conversations with various ppl. most of the time they are fishing related, but not always.

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I have met 2 other Lady's that I have become very good friends with over the last 3 years. I met them both on the same dock. I'm sure there has been a lot of friendships made well fishing from a river bank or lake shore. Any body have any stories they want to tell us about this?


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