Kids Hammerin' the Cats

Discussion in 'LOCAL TENNESSEE TALK' started by rsimms, May 3, 2008.

  1. rsimms

    rsimms New Member

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    Sam Simons is a good man. He's an elementary school teacher in Hamilton County and he offers an "incentive program," treating his winning students to an end-of-the-year fishing trip. I am so proud that he lets me play along.

    It was supposed to be a morning trip today, but a very ugly morning sky, driving rain and sporadic bolts of lightning changed that plan. But we salvaged the afternoon. Sam's 4th graders, Trent and Emili smoked 'em! The cats were hot and heavy right after the storm moved out. We started out concentrating on quantity, and it was working good. Then Sam figured out a "quality" pattern as well.

    For 2 or 3 hours the action was fast and furious... big cats, little cats and some in-between. With a little help from Sam, Trent put a 17 lb. blue in the boat using spinning tackle with 8 lb. test. Later he nailed a 14 and nobody had to help him ... even though he asked.

    Not to be outdone, Emili did massive battle against a 19 lb. drum ... and won on the same light tackle. There were several drag-screaming runs.

    It was an awesome fun afternoon and one I know those youngsters will remember it for a while. For what it's worth... when the sun came out the bite shut down like flippin' off a light switch. No matter... our fun had been had. Life is good and gettin' better every day. Enjoy the pics... and remember that life is good and gettin' better every day.

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  2. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    I LOVE SEEING KIDS FISHING AND HAVING FUN TO BOOT GIVE YOUR SELVES A PAT ON THE BACK FOR THAT TRIP
     

  3. mmarcum6

    mmarcum6 New Member

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    Richard God blessed you when he gave you the time with those kids. I'm glad you all had a good day on the water, and can't think of a better guide to take them fishing. Thank you for posting on the outcome and results. By the way that young man is hugging that cat like a future catter in the making.
     
  4. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Sounds like some great action.........great job getting the kids out there.
     
  5. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    That rite there is some good stuff. THANX!
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Richard Congrats to you and the teacher. Enjoyed the pics. I noticed a big smile from each student, sometimes bigger than the fish. Reps to you, for sharing.