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Old 08-05-2011, 08:02 AM   #1
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I finally caught it!



We moved into this neighborhood right at 2 months ago from Tennessee. I've only ever fished in TN and the pond that's behind our house now is stocked with bass, catfish, and carp. Since day two of living here I've been fishing the pond and haven't caught a thing save for a couple blue gill. Well, last night, I finally caught one.



It was right at 2lb 13 oz.

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Old 08-05-2011, 08:50 AM   #2
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Nice. Congrats! That looks like a beautiful pond and a very pretty neighborhood to live in.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:16 AM   #3
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Nice neighborhood and nice fish!
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:43 AM   #4
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I want a pond with fish in it...
Nice Largemouth.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:20 AM   #5
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What a beautiful place! If I lived there, I might enjoy fishing. Looks like that one was hiding from you-glad you caught him. I bet he looked good on the plate too! I am so jealous of the green grass around the pond. We are just now getting green in eastern Colorado, and I mowed for the first time last Saturday. Things were so dry until lately. I grew up in Michigan where the fish like that hang out. My dad is a big fisherman, and would love to get one like you did out of the lake he lives on. Oh well-the smaller ones he catches are good eating too! Congrats on the fish!!
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:32 AM   #6
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Nice fish Dan!!
I'm curious about that pond. It's man made right? Is swimming allowed ? This city girl is looking at it as a magnet for kids in the middle of a neighborhood, and a drowning hazard.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:42 AM   #7
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so, how did you prepare him?
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Nice fish Dan!!
I'm curious about that pond. It's man made right? Is swimming allowed ? This city girl is looking at it as a magnet for kids in the middle of a neighborhood, and a drowning hazard.
I grew up in Michigan with lakes and ponds everywhere. Children were taught not to go near water without permission, and adults watched their children.
My Dad lives on a lake now, and adults watch the children so that they don't get too close when they are little, and give the rules(and swimming lessons ) when they are older. It just isn't a problem when you have water around all of the time.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:04 AM   #9
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What a pretty place! And what fun, to fish in your own backyard!
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I grew up in Michigan with lakes and ponds everywhere. Children were taught not to go near water without permission, and adults watched their children.
My Dad lives on a lake now, and adults watch the children so that they don't get too close when they are little, and give the rules(and swimming lessons ) when they are older. It just isn't a problem when you have water around all of the time.
You're right chopper, millions of kids live around water and adults "should" be in charge of watching them. We also know there are water tragedy's every day involving children.
I was just thinking out loud with this particular picture. We don't have any lakes nearby but we do have the ocean, and a huge number of home swimming pools that are required by law to be fenced. Admittedly my personal history makes me a little anal on the subject.
It's certainly beautiful.
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