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Went out to Travis Sunday and got on the water after 15 mins of trying to teach my girlfriend how to back the boat in at Mansfield. We fished from 9 til about 3 and most of the fish were caught on a fluke but the bite was so lite. I had never seen anything like it before. My girlfriend caught a few on crank baits but getting her some new poles so I can use them to ;D ;D.
 

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Hi Marine,

This is Dick Beardsley, I chatted with you at the landing yesterday. Your girlfriend did a fine job backing your boat in! As you know it just takes practice, soon she will be able to do it with her eyes shut! Your right, the bite was really really lite! I caught all my fish on a shaky head and a 5" watermelon colored finesse worm. I'd love to get together and fish sometime! Take care Marine, have a great day!

Dick :)
 

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727E6D76717A2F2C2E2E1F0 said:
Went out to Travis Sunday and got on the water after 15 mins of trying to teach my girlfriend how to back the boat in at Mansfield. We fished from 9 til about 3 and most of the fish were caught on a fluke but the bite was so lite. I had never seen anything like it before. My girlfriend caught a few on crank baits but getting her some new poles so I can use them to ;D ;D.
make sure you get the girlfriend some pink rod and reels so you look purdy out there.LOL
 

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@Dick sent you a PM. Yes it does take time to learn how to back the boat in I tried to tell her how to do it but she just gets mad and then I'm like damn it I want to go fishing so I end up doing it my self. @ Randy lol I will save the pink ones for you when you get on the boat. Trust me if she starts to pick up my good rods she better have some better ones down there for me to pick up lol :cool:
 

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@Dick sent you a PM. Yes it does take time to learn how to back the boat in I tried to tell her how to do it but she just gets mad and then I'm like damn it I want to go fishing so I end up doing it my self. @ Randy lol I will save the pink ones for you when you get on the boat. Trust me if she starts to pick up my good rods she better have some better ones down there for me to pick up lol :cool:

Take her after your done fishing to a parking lot that is nearly empty and have her practice backing it up when you aren't in a hurry or causing delays at the ramp. It will make you both happier. I like the pink rod idea above, that way she can keep your hands off her stuff. ;)
 

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Yeah that does sound like a good ideal. I might try that when we have nothing to do one day. Pink rods are not allowed on my boat. ;D Yesterday we were looking for poles and reels and she says are we getting a right handed reel and I said for who? ;D LH is the only one she is allowed to buy ;D ;D :D
 

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Another idea for ya, get some two way radios and talk her down the ramp. That's what I did with the wife, and well, still do when we have a chance to go. It does help and she was getting pretty good at backing the trailer.
 

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IMO, it is a lot easer to put it in neutral let gravity take you back, I don't over steer that way! ;)
 
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