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Post Posted: 03:20pm - May 29,10 
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Headed out with my son today, hoping to find him a monster gill. We had 2 on that looked to be close to 2lbs(guess) and definitely bigger than the 9-10" gills that we caught non stop. But wasn't our day today as he is still learning how to hold pole up and keep slack out of line.

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His favorite part is throwing them back into the water and waving goodbye.

Some older kids were fishing close to us and asked if we would give them any small gills. Well the smallest we could catch was 7". So they took the 7" gill put it on hook and we went over to see what they were after.......

They were on a monster bass that was hanging out close to shore. (Not spawning) Almost immediately the bass jumped on the gill and sat there with most of the body hanging from its mouth!!!! It spit it out shortly after but was a site to see for sure.

The kids finally got a small 4" gill and with in minutes had the bass jumping out of the water after gill...it was unbelievable. They successfully hooked the bass and fought it for a while before I helped them land it. It weighed 5 1/2lbs!!!!!!!

In any case it was a blast!!!!! We then walked around and he got to play with snakes, turtles and big millipedes that the forest preserve had out there for the kids.

The horses were tall and he was pretty timid about them. Definitely good day to be out and about with my boy.

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Post Posted: 07:17pm - May 29,10 
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Nice story, Steve! Your boy is holding some very nice gills.

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Post Posted: 08:14pm - May 29,10 
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I tell ya, Steve your spoiling the boy!
Nice Gills!!!!

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Post Posted: 05:28am - May 30,10 
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Your spoiling the young man quickly with the smallest of fish being 7"...............very nice.

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Post Posted: 05:35am - May 30,10 
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Great report Steve. A real joy to read. I wave good bye to the fishies too, put your son at least catches them first. Sounds like you had a real blast with the kids. Attaboy AttiAgain! :D

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Post Posted: 07:16am - May 30,10 
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Great times, story and pics.. you'll remember these days even w/o the pics!

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Post Posted: 07:18am - May 30,10 
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:ohya

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Post Posted: 02:04pm - May 30,10 
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Good times

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Post Posted: 06:42pm - May 30,10 
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Thanks guys....Forgot to mention that I used a clear float with small fly about 3-4' from float, tipped with waxie.

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Post Posted: 06:03pm - May 31,10 
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Nice lookin' boy. At it, would you consider adopting me?????

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Post Posted: 08:21pm - May 31,10 
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AtitAgain07 wrote:
Thanks guys....Forgot to mention that I used a clear float with small fly about 3-4' from float, tipped with waxie.

Don't forget that once the ice returns.............you will be well rewarded. :winker

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