Megan's First Cat

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA RIVERS TALK' started by crankbait77, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. crankbait77

    crankbait77 New Member

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    I took my seven year old with me a couple of nights last week, and told her that I had rigged one of my rods for her. She patiently waited for an hour or so until her rod equipped with a 8/0 circle hook began to load. I saw her expression quickly shift from "I hope something bites" to a wide eyed "it's finally my turn." In fear that she would drop one of my rods into the river if she hooked a large fish, I had her to leave the rod in it's holder and hold above the reel to fight the fish. She wrenched on the handle with every bit of strength that her 40 lbs. body could produce, and after about three or four minutes she watched as her first catfish surfaced right in front of her. It turned out to be an 8.32 lbs. flat head, and let me tell you, she now wants to go with me any chance she can. That's right another one hooked on fishing, and especially catting.
     

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  2. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Congrats on a nice fish! Hope there are many more coming her way!!!
     

  3. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Neat Wesley! Great story, and thanks for the pic.

    Tell Megan we said CONGRATULATIONS!!!
     
  4. OhioRiverCatfisher

    OhioRiverCatfisher New Member

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    The look on her face in the pic sure does show how proud she is! Sounds like you both had an excellent night of fishing... CONGRATS
     
  5. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Congrats to your daughter Wesley. Nice catch. :wink:
     
  6. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to you and her. Thanks for taking her!!
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing the pics, and Congrats to your daughter on a nice fish. I like the determined look on your daughters face.:smile2:
     
  8. JAYNC

    JAYNC Active Member

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    yep pretty soon she will be outfishing the old man!!!!
     
  9. cat'n around

    cat'n around Member

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    thats awsome, nothing better than putting a smile on a kids face. you da man wesley. im like jay though you better look out its in the blood now. no stopping that lil girl now.
     
  10. crankbait77

    crankbait77 New Member

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    It is her 8th birthday this Friday, so if the weather is good I owe her a fishing trip.
     
  11. crankbait77

    crankbait77 New Member

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    Who knows maybe she will break the Barbie Pole record?:tounge_out: