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I bought my daughter a new bait casting reel and we have had several practice sessions in the yard. She got to where she could cast this thing pretty good, so I took her to Fayette to teach her how to fish with plastic.
During this practice session, I also taught her how to tie a palomar knot.

We get on the water and meet up with a couple of my friends that were fishing in the timber and doing pretty good right. Well I didn’t think this was the place for her to start out at with a new reel, so I took her to some places where she had more open water to fish. For some reason, she just couldn’t cast that reel on the lake. So, I told to just use the other reels I had fixed up for her.

She ended up catching three fish in all, but she also landed her fish, removed the hook, and released them on her own. So now, oh Dad doesn’t have to work as hard as he has had to do in the past. I like that.

She did hook one heck of a bass. As she got it close to the boat, it went under the boat and she didn’t know what to do. I was trying to tell her what to do, but it was to late. The fish came up about ten feet on the other side of the boat and spit her bait out. Just judging from what I saw of the fish, it probably would have went around four pounds. It would defiantly been her P/B.

The bite was on just about any where we went. We caught fish on top water baits, swim baits, crank baits, and plastic.

We caught some where between 25 to 30 fish in all. Fish were from 2 lbs. to 5 lbs.

Oh yeah, one of buddies rods went over board and he went in to save it. I got a pic of him trying to get back in his boat.

I’ll post a few pics that Marianna took, and one of her holding two fish. Over all, I had a great day with my daughter, and I still have a lot to teach her. But the only way to do this is to keep on taking her to the lake. I hope to have her as my fishing tournament partner here before to long. Even if we don’t win and T‘s, I still think this will be some of those days that she will never forget.







 

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Re: Fayette / with Marianna 4-17-10  W/Pics

What a smile on that kid! Way to go!

I saw something similar on Fayette also where a guy went in for his rod, came up with the rod and the fish still on.
 

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Re: Fayette / with Marianna 4-17-10  W/Pics

DUDE  :eek:... first of all ... effin CONGRATS on teaching her how to cast a bait caster so soon. How old is she? I didn't even get decent with a bait caster until a year ago. That is super impressive. Also on casting it at the lake ... I noticed as I am sure you all did, the wind was a huge factor for me in the beginning.

Also awesome pack of reds left on the shoulder for the dive in. Did he get his pole back?
 

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Great report and pics Doug! Nothing better than watching your kids grow into effecient and self-sufficient fishers. I used to fish tournaments with my Dad on Fayette back in the early 80s. Was fun. Glad to see the bass looking so healthy too.
 

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Re: Fayette / with Marianna 4-17-10  W/Pics

He got his pole back.

I saw the whole thing, it was pretty funny at the time. Therefore I had to get a snap shot of it and post it on here.

Hey, I've been there and done that myself a time or two.

In fact, the last time I did the little dive in and get your rod back, he was with me, and he was laughing ;D his butt off as I was trying to get back in my boat.
 

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Re: Fayette / with Marianna 4-17-10  W/Pics

2123323A3D2736216161530 said:
That is awesome!  I am getting my first boat this week and I am planning to do a lot of father daughter fishing!!  Congrats on the Good trip!

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I have no clue as to how old your daughter is, but be sure to take plenty to eat and drink. Also ask frequently if they need to go potty. When they need to go, then stop what you're doing and take em to go, no matter how good the bite is at that time. I also try to plan a head and I take her about two hours before sun set, that way she can’t tell me that she has to go when the afternoon bite takes place.

I also forgot to tell her to grab a jacket before we left, so she ended up with mine on as you can see in the pic. I also bought her some rain gear (Frog Togs) the other day, so now she‘s ready to fish with me no matter what the weather is like.

A Mustang self inflatable PFD are good for kids to wear while they are fishing too. It’s much easier for them to fish with. But Marianna has just now gotten to the size where she can wear one of these. Before, she had to wear those big oh bulky things and she didn’t like it at all, so our fishing trips were much shorter than they are today.
 

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Re: Fayette / with Marianna 4-17-10  W/Pics

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Awsome pics and report Doug. Wont be long till your daughter is out fishing you :p. The smile on your Daughters face really does say it all. Way to go buddy.

Jim
Thanks Jim.

Yeah she's a great kid. I just hope I don't lose her when she becomes boy crazy which isn't that far a way. So far she and I can talk about anything that’s going on in her life, although there are a few things that she only wants to discuss with Mom before me, which I think is normal and I totally understand so I do not try to intervene. But over all we have a good relationship going on, and I intend to keep it that way.
 

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Yeah she's a great kid. I just hope I don't lose her when she becomes boy crazy which isn't that far a way. So far she and I can talk about anything that’s going on in her life, although there are a few things that she only wants to discuss with Mom before me, which I think is normal and I totally understand so I do not try to intervene. But over all we have a good relationship going on, and I intend to keep it that way.

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I know exacly what you mean. My daughter, she's 10, fished with me last year in the Fishing for Kids tourney on LBJ and has been bugging me to take her out again. My 12yr old son likes to go if I let him drive the boat. So then we end up more riding around that fishing but I enjoy spending time with him. I'm going to take them every chance I get while it lasts!
 
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