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GNappers
03-27-2010, 09:01 PM
Took My niece to Ralphine in Santa Rosa for the kids fishing derby at 8;30 and it was packed. Fished along the fence and left after an hour. The lake was planted again today but we only saw 5 fish on the board. A lot of older kids in the 30-40 years of age fishing.
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Decided to head to Bon Tempe (11:30) and when we were parking a Mt. Tam law enforcement told us that there were fish being caught in the grassy area near the creek leading from Lagunitas. 5 minutes later a little fish on.
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After an hour with no more bites I asked my niece if she wanted to leave but she just wanted to move spots. Fished in power lines area and saw a guy with his girlfriend lose a few, keep 1 and release a few.
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We finally got our first bite moments after I put on a longer leader of 3-4 feet. A nicer fish at about 12 inches. Nothing for another hour until we moved 20 yards closer to the dam and then fish on again. Left an hour later with 3 fish. Alll fish came on brown pw with lime green pe with chartruese berkely gulp egg.
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What a beautiful day and awesome to see how happy my niece was to catch fish and tell me "this was so much fun".
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Later in the day when we were about to leave we took 1 load of stuff to the car and on the way back I ran into the Sherriff who asked me if those were my poles in the water. When I said yes he asked me for my fishing liscense and when he saw my name he asked if I knew someone who happened to be my brother. I thought cool I am okay then he asked for my driver's liscense and I was thinking oh no, not good. When he saw the picture he said "okay you look like your brother" and that I could not leave my poles unattended and was my niece casting 1 of the poles. I should him my 2 pole stamp and I told him I usually casted both but she did all the dirty work. I apologized and he sent us on out way. That would have been my first fishing ticket for something I didn't think was a big deal since I was only about 40 yards away. Thanks to the sherriff it remained a nice day. A little windy but another highlight was when I asked my niece if we should release 1 of the smaller ones and she told me "we should keep every fish we catch." Ended up being a bleeder but I think I have created a monster.

Fishbucket
03-28-2010, 04:11 AM
:wow_2:


WAY TO GO NIECE !! :clap:
(sorry, your Uncle didnt tell us your name.)



Thats a nice Stringer... and a great pose !

Congradulations !:elmo::bananachaga::strawberry::appledancing::par ty-smiley-048::party-smiley-0201:

GNappers
03-28-2010, 09:05 AM
Alyssa and I thought she was done with fishing since I was late one day and she told me she didn't like fishing anymore.:sad: But now she is back and casting out, setting the hook and ready to put in the time. Diehard status!

youngling
03-28-2010, 09:16 AM
Great post and pics GN! Good job on getting your niece hook up on some fish!
Fish on!

Brutus20
03-29-2010, 09:08 AM
Absolutely adorable little girl. Way to go GN. Love to see the kids catching fish. All you need now is to get her a Raider t-shirt.

.................................................B rutus

pctroutnut
03-29-2010, 09:51 AM
congrats to your niece.