My son Gavin and I walked through the brisk air to a local pond. He asked me why we were going. I said my Dupage Angler friends Brim and Redhook caught some gills close to shore. We got there and I first looked deeper for crappie. After 5 minutes he says "There are no fish here this is the worst day ever!" He looks down and spots a gill and says "Daddy your friends are right they are close to shore!" I quickly shallowed a rod up to two feet and tipped an ice jig with a waxie. Gavin quickly caught two! At this point he says "This was the best day ever!" He followed it up with "Now that I pummeled them we can go home now." Our 20 minute trip had come to an end.

 

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nicksantos33 replied the topic: #8020 12 Apr 2013 14:48
Nice job!
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Marty Rogers replied the topic: #8015 12 Apr 2013 07:32
Great catch Gavin! Your picture reminds me of my boy when he caught sunfish just like you!
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wilks19 replied the topic: #8014 12 Apr 2013 07:24
Great job Gavin! Your daddy and the DA fellers know what is up don't they?
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jmdog replied the topic: #8001 11 Apr 2013 18:40
Nice job man, that's what it's all about.
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Goofyfisher replied the topic: #7991 11 Apr 2013 16:12
What a sweet story and your son and you will always remember that day too. Best part of it all! You never know what is going to snatch your line. The trick is to not give up.

Good job Gavin!
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BrimReaper911 replied the topic: #7990 11 Apr 2013 16:11
It's been raining all day, the water is like glass --- Gavin might hook into his best catch ever at the pipes now! :cheer:
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Darkstar72 replied the topic: #7989 11 Apr 2013 15:58
WAY TO GO GAVIN!
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redhook62 replied the topic: #7988 11 Apr 2013 15:46
Nothing like short and sweet when the weather isn't great. Nice going Gavin!
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JC1Crappie replied the topic: #7987 11 Apr 2013 15:42
Great job G-Man!!