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Post Posted: 02:16pm - Aug 19,10 
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Met the sunrise for my 40th year above ground at Montrose hoping against hope for some perch. Only one keeper among a half dozen I caught in an hour and a half or so (and I seemed to be slaying 'em compared with those around me). So, after heading down to Diversey for awhile and getting hardly a bite, I headed home and then off to a cafe with the family for some biscuits & gravy.

After that, I took the girls up to the Goons. Usually when I say, "Hey, girls, let's go to the ol' fishin' hole," they give a big Noooo! But not today--it was one of my birthday presents. We had to leave right away from the first spot I took them (that shade would have been nice, though), as the mosquitos were out of control. I think they actually liked the repellent I brought. So we ended up in full sun by the Willow Rd. dam. Didn't want to spend more than an hour in that blazing heat, so we decided to have a little gill poppin' derby:
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Double!
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The old man brings in the biggest:
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And the old man wins the derby: 15, 12, 4 (I was sweatin' when my 8 y.o. got up to 10 :lol: ). What do you know--they both said they had a really fun time. Best present I could have asked for.

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Post Posted: 02:19pm - Aug 19,10 
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very nice and happy birthday.

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Post Posted: 02:48pm - Aug 19,10 
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Good deal.... Happy Birthday.

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Post Posted: 03:12pm - Aug 19,10 
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Now that's what I call a Birthday party!!! Happy birthday

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Post Posted: 03:08pm - Aug 20,10 
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Happy Birthday Tippy. Those are your two best presents forever.

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Post Posted: 03:29pm - Aug 20,10 
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The girls even look dressed up for your birthday.

Nice post.

Happy Birthday.

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Post Posted: 04:57pm - Aug 20,10 
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Great post! Doesn't get any better than that.

Happy B-Day

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Post Posted: 06:30pm - Aug 20,10 
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Thanks everybody! The day ended nicely with some Mexican food and fresh made margaritas with 100 percent agave silver tequila and key limes, shared with the closest of friends.

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The girls even look dressed up for your birthday.


They always seem to be wearing dresses when they decide to come out fishing. People who pass buy think it's the cutest thing...until they see them lay waste to any and all fish in the vicinity. 8)~

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Post Posted: 02:43pm - Aug 22,10 
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It fools the fish.

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