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#1762325 - 03/20/19 09:58 AM Re: Are you fishing Opening Day? [Re: Mitch P.]
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Never missed an Opening day into my mid 20's but then i had the bright idea of owning a bait shop and haven't fished opening day in 17 years......

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#1762326 - 03/20/19 10:13 AM Re: Are you fishing Opening Day? [Re: Mitch P.]
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So THIS year you're gonna fish it Andrew???!!! Don't miss this Once In A Stamp Time opportunity!
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#1762344 - 03/20/19 12:25 PM Re: Are you fishing Opening Day? [Re: Mitch P.]
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Registered: 08/18/10
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Loc: Wallingford CT
When I was young, my Dad used to combine opening day with an annual camping trip. I remember not being able to sleep for days in anticipation. I remember following my Grandfather's tractor as he plowed the gardens picking up garden worms vs night crawlers. Many times, the garden worms I had, out-fished people with the crawlers.

My parents divorced my Sr year of high school, so my Dad and I skipped the trip that year. Over the next year, I got it wet for the first time, and started chasing girls. Sadly, they quickly became a higher priority to me than fishing.

Now as an adult, I look back at my youth, with my Dad having passed now, and wished I took advantage of the time I had left with him while he was here. We can't change time though, and we're forced to live with the choices we have made!

I still enjoy getting out and fishing our old haunts, remembering our times together though. I don't have the tolerance for the crowds like I did when I was a kid, so I often wait until Saturday evening, or Sunday morning.

Those that have Dads still here, spend an afternoon fishing with them. Those that have children, take them fishing and let them take part in the excitement, because some day, when you're gone, they'll have those memories to warm their hearts when they miss you!



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#1762349 - 03/20/19 12:48 PM Re: Are you fishing Opening Day? [Re: Mitch P.]
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Great reflection and advice Jay.
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#1762359 - 03/20/19 01:17 PM Re: Are you fishing Opening Day? [Re: Mitch P.]
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We do an annual opening day bass trip with 3 guys I have known since 1971. This year it's the week following so we can use our holiday on Good Friday and fish 2 days. One of the guys had a place on a private lake for 30 years. He sold it and bought another one last year so we will be there for 2 days.


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#1762362 - 03/20/19 01:25 PM Re: Are you fishing Opening Day? [Re: FarmerJay]
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Originally Posted By: FarmerJay
When I was young, my Dad used to combine opening day with an annual camping trip. I remember not being able to sleep for days in anticipation. I remember following my Grandfather's tractor as he plowed the gardens picking up garden worms vs night crawlers. Many times, the garden worms I had, out-fished people with the crawlers.

My parents divorced my Sr year of high school, so my Dad and I skipped the trip that year. Over the next year, I got it wet for the first time, and started chasing girls. Sadly, they quickly became a higher priority to me than fishing.

Now as an adult, I look back at my youth, with my Dad having passed now, and wished I took advantage of the time I had left with him while he was here. We can't change time though, and we're forced to live with the choices we have made!

I still enjoy getting out and fishing our old haunts, remembering our times together though. I don't have the tolerance for the crowds like I did when I was a kid, so I often wait until Saturday evening, or Sunday morning.

Those that have Dads still here, spend an afternoon fishing with them. Those that have children, take them fishing and let them take part in the excitement, because some day, when you're gone, they'll have those memories to warm their hearts when they miss you!


My dad had 7 kids to feed and worked 3 jobs. We never did opening day but around the time I was 12 or 13 I was already a fishing fanatic. On the rare days he was home I would beg him to take me to drown some nightcrawlers as he put it. Those were the first times in my life I spent alone time with him. It was never about the catching. Now he has dimentia and is unreachable except for his obsession with his wife who is in rest home. He thinks she moved out on him and was beliggerent to the staff and escorted out by police. Now he's not allowed contact with her.


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#1762369 - 03/20/19 01:40 PM Re: Are you fishing Opening Day? [Re: Mitch P.]
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Registered: 05/01/07
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Loc: Southwestern CT
I'll be crashing brush on local streams as usual.

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#1762381 - 03/20/19 05:16 PM Re: Are you fishing Opening Day? [Re: FarmerJay]
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Loc: New Milford, and Anywhere Salt...
Good old days!! We all have similar stories. Cant wait.

Originally Posted By: FarmerJay
When I was young, my Dad used to combine opening day with an annual camping trip. I remember not being able to sleep for days in anticipation. I remember following my Grandfather's tractor as he plowed the gardens picking up garden worms vs night crawlers. Many times, the garden worms I had, out-fished people with the crawlers.

My parents divorced my Sr year of high school, so my Dad and I skipped the trip that year. Over the next year, I got it wet for the first time, and started chasing girls. Sadly, they quickly became a higher priority to me than fishing.

Now as an adult, I look back at my youth, with my Dad having passed now, and wished I took advantage of the time I had left with him while he was here. We can't change time though, and we're forced to live with the choices we have made!

I still enjoy getting out and fishing our old haunts, remembering our times together though. I don't have the tolerance for the crowds like I did when I was a kid, so I often wait until Saturday evening, or Sunday morning.

Those that have Dads still here, spend an afternoon fishing with them. Those that have children, take them fishing and let them take part in the excitement, because some day, when you're gone, they'll have those memories to warm their hearts when they miss you!



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#1762408 - 03/21/19 08:58 AM Re: Are you fishing Opening Day? [Re: Mitch P.]
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Loc: Southern Ct
Same ole tradition on Cedar Lake with my Dad for 40+ years. I'll have a friend and his son aboard as well.

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#1762410 - 03/21/19 09:04 AM Re: Are you fishing Opening Day? [Re: Mitch P.]
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Jay, great story!
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