Monday, January 30, 2012

Nathan and Jim

Sunny and Cold, Water temperature 46* and Clear.
Today's date is always looked forward to by Nathan and myself, he is a client turned friend who reserves this date every year to celebrate his birthday. Every year in the past I have gotten out early enough to have caught bait for the day by daylight, pick him up at the dock at daylight and head for Dike 3. We fish and party till the wind blows us off the lake or till we catch so many fish or till we run out of drink then part our ways, I go home and he usually goes home, takes a power nap then goes out to a game [tonight it is the Wizards and Bulls I think]. Today he brought Jim down to help him reel in a few fish and to keep him straight on the ride back home. We set out a spread of boards and enjoyed the day laughing and reeling in fish. Although it was cold out this morning the day was gorgeous and the fishing was good. We took about 20 hits this morning giving the guys plenty of action. Nathan is the birthday boy on the left, today he turned 31. In the past we would set our sights on catching as many fish as he was old and actually accomplished our goal but as we get older we enjoy not only the fishing but like to catch up on fishing stories from the past year.

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