DOM FINALLY GETS TO PLAY CHECKERS!!!

Slater

cuss on Monday,pray on Sunday,dream about one day
Jun 1, 2006
4,403
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Lakeside
Name
Rob
Boat
sold! / cattle boat
Well with a handfull of failed catching attempts, today finally paid off.
A while ago I picked-up some ghost shrimp & tried some docks but couldnt keep him from climbing all over the boats & stairs long enough to hang a fish...
A few other trips to my local lake but the greenies would cooperate, still an awesome time watching this lil guy discover the world!
Doms only 2, will be 3 in September & today he experienced his first catch today!
We hit Lake Jennings & was drop-shotting some robos for about 15minutes while I still had his attention & it happened!
I set the hook & handed him the rod as we worked this little fish together for his first photo op & his first solo release.
Im stoked & looking forward to more fishing trips with him!
Wish Shannon was there to experience it, she was home playing sick.

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EDIT:
I really appreciate everyones comments, this will be an ongoing picture post / documentary of various quick trips.
No reason to make multiple posts for a quick trips, so browse the multiple pages...
 
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Hooops

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Nov 26, 2005
3,810
1,469
46
Huntington Harbour
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Hoops
Boat
17ft Whaler Montauk - "TYFISH"
A memory you will never soon forget - keep em coming. Time on/near the water with my kids is the only thing that keeps me sane.
 

Carl

Bridesmaid,,,,,,,Again
Nov 29, 2004
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San Diego
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Carl
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everyone elses
:appl:
 

Simon Bon Bowery

Lizard Fish Hippie
Feb 18, 2007
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1,442
O'side
Name
Simon
Boat
Chris Craft 19 cc "LiL Lizard"
Right on Rob!!!!

So cool! :urno1:

Reminds me of my early trips with my boys.....
 

Shaka760

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Apr 16, 2007
2,484
21
Carlsbad, Ca
Name
Craig Taylor
Boat
2007 Nitro 482
Right on lil man!!!
 

Slater

cuss on Monday,pray on Sunday,dream about one day
Jun 1, 2006
4,403
1,089
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Lakeside
Name
Rob
Boat
sold! / cattle boat
Thanks to everyone for the comments, I cant wait for a few years from now so I can get him on some boat trips! Hope he has the bug like I do...
 

ilovecalicos

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 4, 2010
411
5
escondido, ca. usa
Name
steve
Boat
14' camo alumicraft
Thanks to everyone for the comments, I cant wait for a few years from now so I can get him on some boat trips! Hope he has the bug like I do...
Great pic..............:urno1:

Get him on some bluegill bites. He'll be hooked for life...........I still remember my 1st fish at Lake Henshaw vividly (1954).
 

OmanGT

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Apr 11, 2010
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14
67
Muscat
Name
Brian Richardson
Boat
Cape North 43 Sailboat
I have two sons and they both love to fish...there's nothing better than fishing with your sons.
 

Slater

cuss on Monday,pray on Sunday,dream about one day
Jun 1, 2006
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Rob
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sold! / cattle boat
Great pic..............:urno1:

Get him on some bluegill bites. He'll be hooked for life...........I still remember my 1st fish at Lake Henshaw vividly (1954).

Looking back I would do anything for one more memory of me fishing with my oldman...
Miss you pops!:(
 

Slater

cuss on Monday,pray on Sunday,dream about one day
Jun 1, 2006
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Name
Rob
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sold! / cattle boat
Well with all the families & kids taking advantage of the killer trout bite yesterday @ Capt Rons kid derby I started feeling guilty for not taking Dom, figured it went down to early for him & it was cold for a 3 year old....
Well Sunday I was determined as I was bummed lookin at all of Maggies pics of the kids, so off to Jennings...:rolleyes:
 

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smokinwater

"Fire's Out!"
Apr 27, 2011
1,322
336
Chula Vista, CA
Name
Jon
Boat
won't b mine
Rob, glad to see memories in the making! Before you know it- as you've certainly heard- he's grown, 26 years old and busy chasing his own life! Last year I joined mine in Idaho in a stream fishing trout! Time you spent w/ Dom will come back to you big! Keep it up, you two!
 

Slater

cuss on Monday,pray on Sunday,dream about one day
Jun 1, 2006
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1,089
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Rob
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sold! / cattle boat
Doms growing & the fish are getting bigger too...
So today at 4:45 Dom is restless & has yet to take a nap all day.
I took a nap & was restless too, Shannon busy doing some weekend work crap I decide to take Dom to the lake & hopefully he will crash-out before we get there & ill get 15minutes of some peaceful drop-shotting before heading back to the barn...
No such luck, he was all in & was all about me renting a boat & cruising around the lake chasing ducks, I had a different plan in mind & apparently someone else did for me too today....
First text back to Shannon 5:00.. Her reply, "wow, that was quick, big fish"

So first cast, didnt like it so quickly retrieved & reset. Well that second cast produced a nice bass for such a little guy. So I scream at Dom to come over & take charge of this fish, first time ever for myself just giving him the reins. I held the foregrip of the rod for him & he quickly tucked the butt of the rod under him armpit as we practiced so many times before on the front lawn... I was freaking out & just trying to control the fish from jumping & spitting the hook or from getting into the nearby trees as hard to see what was really going on as I was down low at his level & didnt have the entire rod, well it all workedout & he was super stoked!
Took a few pics & as he was telling me how heavy she was & told him, ok let her go back into the lake so she can go home...So he did.
Imedietely after that on the third cast of our short outing, same exact senario! another quality bass & Dom was all about the battle & getting her ashore. Another few pics & a quick release.
This trip was not planned. Grabbed a rod, 1 pack of weights & hooks in my pocket & just three robo worms. Each fish hookset resulted in no more worm...
So fourth cast resulted in dad farming a tree & getting busted off.
He gets his shoes & jeans all wet & muddy, off to the car & he passes out on the drive home...

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Jig Stick

GO AZTECS!
Apr 21, 2008
820
574
La Costa
Name
Ken
Boat
Grady 28 Sailfish
Very awesome Slater! Those smiles are a good indicator of what he thinks about this fishing thing.

I don't remember my first fish, but I'll take the clear memories of both my daughters' first fish with me till my last day.
 

Slater

cuss on Monday,pray on Sunday,dream about one day
Jun 1, 2006
4,403
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Lakeside
Name
Rob
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sold! / cattle boat
Very awesome Slater! Those smiles are a good indicator of what he thinks about this fishing thing.

I don't remember my first fish, but I'll take the clear memories of both my daughters' first fish with me till my last day.

I too dont remember anything about my earlier trips with my pops & im sure there were many.
Totally stoked that he really took interest & like you stated the look on his face says it all & I know I wont forget this one..
On the way back to the truck im trying to burn it in his head so he doesnt forget I asked him, "who caught those 2 fish?"
His reply, "me & dad":rolleyes:

Hope theyre all this easy, making memories in about 20minutes:D