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My son and I have been doing some Google Earth fishing this summer and yesterday evening we ended up on a retention pond behind an apartment complex in Round Rock that he used to live in. Water was clear and we had a blast. Nothing large but we caught 20+ LMB each not to mention the 8-9" brim. While we caught some on small spinners the majority were caught on Baitfish colored flukes fished with a pegged 1/32 oz. weight. What made it great was when a Mom brought her two kids out to watch us catch fish. We ended up working with them to show them how to cast, feel the bite and set the hook. My young lady managed to hook and land 4 LMB while the young man with my son was able to land 3 LMB and 3 huge brim. Everyone had a great time until Mom told them that they would not be allowed to enjoy the fruits of their labor for dinner. We explained the concept of catch and release but I think they were more of the catch and consume mind set. Hopefully two new anglers have been added to our city.
 

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My son and I have been doing some Google Earth fishing this summer and yesterday evening we ended up on a retention pond behind an apartment complex in Round Rock that he used to live in. Water was clear and we had a blast. Nothing large but we caught 20+ LMB each not to mention the 8-9" brim. While we caught some on small spinners the majority were caught on Baitfish colored flukes fished with a pegged 1/32 oz. weight. What made it great was when a Mom brought her two kids out to watch us catch fish. We ended up working with them to show them how to cast, feel the bite and set the hook. My young lady managed to hook and land 4 LMB while the young man with my son was able to land 3 LMB and 3 huge brim. Everyone had a great time until Mom told them that they would not be allowed to enjoy the fruits of their labor for dinner. We explained the concept of catch and release but I think they were more of the catch and consume mind set. Hopefully two new anglers have been added to our city.
It is such a great feeling to introduce young people to fishing. And wow, a 4lb and 3lb on their first trip? I fished for years before I landed anything that big. Anywho, I carry a bag of yumdingers and cheaper wide gap hooks that I give to people as their parting gift after an encounter like this, just to help them stay "hooked." Great job!
 
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