Took a stranger fishing.On the 19th - Bass Fishing Forums - The Bassholes
Tuesday Night Chat - Every Tuesday at 8:30pm. Come Join the Fun!
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-29-2011, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,923
Send a message via AIM to joe waller Send a message via Yahoo to joe waller
Default Took a stranger fishing.On the 19th

On the 19Th of this month I was camped out in Gadsden Al. There was a young man and his wife fishing from the bank and not having much luck. I asked him if he would like to go out in my boat for a while in the later afternoon. He jumped at the chance and wanted to learn about bass fishing. I met him at the dock where I had my boat tied and we talked about tactics used to catch bass. We left the dock and went under a bridge and fished the downwind side of the bank. He kept on hanging up so I moved out a little more than I usually fish. He finally hooked a small bass and was as proud as a peacock. We fished on around the bank throwing soft plastics. We both caught a couple of fish and I told him (Jake) that the point in front of us was going to be holding some larger bass. I adjusted to boat and Maddie a long cast with a crank bait in shad color and a few casts later hooked up with a nice three pounder which had followed the lure up to the boat before it took the bait, about three feet from the rod tip. My drag was set loose so I landed the fish. We then moved on down the bank and blanked out. I moved to a big cove across the river and hit the grass with a horneytoad and caught another nice bass. I then switched to a Rage Claw and flipped it up on the grass and pulled it off and got another three pound er. Jake was fishing from the rear of the boat and was catching a few small bass but he was enjoying his time on the water. It was getting dark and Jake said he was in trouble with the Wife for staying out so long. I cranked up the big motor and headed back in to the dock and ramp to take the boat out. As I pulled up to the dock Jake reached out and pulled the front of the boat into the dock and smashed my trolling motor into the dock he lost his balance and steeped on my front depthfinder and broke the mount on it. I don't think he even noticed what damage he had done. I got home and started to look for a new bracket for the trolling motor. They don't make them any more so I Had to buy some liquid weld and repair the mount myself. I got out the super glue and repaired the bracket for the depth finder and am back in action ready to go back on the lake. The transducer was also knocked off but with a little filing and sanding and super glue it was back in place.
__________________
Bama Joe.  Put a rod in my hand and boat under my feet and turn me loose.
Official Field Tester for "Fish Candy Bait Company"
Member  Al/Ga. Bass Club
B.A.S.S. Member
joe waller is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-29-2011, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
onecastaway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 105
Default Re: Took a stranger fishing.On the 19th

Doh! Nice guys finish last at times. Good Karma is not always instantaneous but I'd say you banked a little.
onecastaway is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-29-2011, 01:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Richard Gill II's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 747
Default Re: Took a stranger fishing.On the 19th

Is say good Job Joe!!!! but you sholda took the wife instead it looks like LOL
__________________
Team Moaner Hooks 
Fletchers Custom Swimbaits Pro Staff
TX 3 Bass  Team
Strike Works Field Staff
DFW Bass Tournaments Team
Richard Gill II is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 01:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 11,455
Default Re: Took a stranger fishing.On the 19th

Hey it was his first time in a boat, so you probably got off lucky. Even with the damage, I think it was as great thing you did Joe!! Good deeds dont always go well, but are never forgotten.

My hats off to you my bamb brother!!!
__________________
Member Alabigbee Bassmasters  
mlsims is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-29-2011, 01:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 798
Default Re: Took a stranger fishing.On the 19th

Sounds like y'all had a great time. I took a stranger (coworker) fishing the other day as well. He's a youngun not even 20 I don't think. He showed up to the ramp with three rods and reels and two tackle boxes. It looked like he could have condensed his tackle into one box to save space. A soft sided tackle bag would be a great thing and the more efficient use of space would really make anyone he fishes with happy. He kept getting up on the front deck with me occasionally making me have to make an avasive move in wind blowing a steady 15-20mph. At the first spot by the ramp he birdsnested his baitcaster leaving a fairly whippy spinning rod for ripping a jig through the grass. I caught a brim and a bass at the second spot and he caught a bass at the last spot right before the heat got to me. When I put the boat on the trailer I had him pull me out of the water. I don't strap the nose when someone is pulling me out because I hold the boat down on the trailer with the big motor. He gassed the mighty HEMI a little too hard and if I hadn't of goosed the motor to compensate my boat would have ended up on the ramp. Overall it was a good trip despite the tough weather conditions and now he's familiar with my rig and the big difference in power my truck has over the v6 in his Blazer. I told him about and hope he sees this post. I try to stay stubbornly patient with new fishing partners knowing they need to learn my rules and I need to learn their boundaries. My language can get a little rough and comments nasty. Overall it was a great decision to invite him into my boat and he is appreciative. He's a lot like I was when I was his age right down to pulling the boat out of the water a little too fast.
__________________
The only person I won't fish behind is myself. I appreciate the lunkers others leave behind for me to catch and show.
Highcentered is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-30-2011, 09:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 40
Default Re: Took a stranger fishing.On the 19th

Hey Joe, you did a great thing...greater than most men would have done. He'll probably be talking about it for years all thanks to you. And who knows, maybe you'll get a new trolling motor and finder a little sooner than anticipated!!
HackAttack is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2011, 12:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 945
Default Re: Took a stranger fishing.On the 19th

It really was a cool thing to take a complete stranger fishing like that. I bet he felt really bad for damaging your stuff but was probably to embarrassed to point out his mistake. Still I bet he had a great time!
__________________
Hook 'em like you mean it!
SBJ1982 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Bass Fishing Forums - The Bassholes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fishing report Jan 19th 2011 (Eastern Shore) billnorman Maryland 2 01-20-2011 01:35 AM
NEAR SEAFORD DE. FISH ON 19TH billnorman Delaware 2 01-20-2011 01:33 AM
Tuesday May 19th Chat Log is Now Available. Jared Site News and Announcements 0 05-19-2009 11:14 PM
August 19th's Chat Log Now Up! Jared Site News and Announcements 0 08-19-2008 10:50 PM

» Progressive Insurance
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:57 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.