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Took a few days off since the kids were out of school for fall break and we took the opportunity to fish at a friend's private lake.  We have had the opportunity to fish here before as he always invites us for spring break and fall break.  The fishing here is great this time of year as the summer crowd of campers have left and all is quiet from ski boats and jet skies.  The lake has some huge crappie and in the past we have done well with minnows.   We headed out this morning to get some minnows but the only two bait shops near by were completely out.  Didn't want to go with out any live bait so crickets were the next best thing.  Lauren my daughter was the first to connect and in she comes with this nice cat.A few gills in this size range couldn't resist the cricket.And my oldest son did a great job bringing in this cat on light weight tackle with only 4lb test line.Never caught a crappie today but we had a good time with the cats and gills.  Minnows would have probably worked great as I witnessed a feeding frenzy on the surface just below where we were fishing.  Need to make me a few minnow traps to put out so I will have some minnows on hand when the opportunity comes around to fish this lake again.  Thanks to a good friend for helping me make some memories with my kids that they will always remember!!

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Comment by Leo Nguyen on October 12, 2012 at 3:24pm

Plenty of memory built between family members as you fish together and enjoy the catches.

Comment by LedHed on October 12, 2012 at 2:59pm

You are very fortunate Rex. Excellent catches - great family time!

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on October 12, 2012 at 8:02am

LOOKS LIKE THE KIDS HAD FUN and that's the most important thing!!!!!!!! another year or so and my grandkids will be with grandpa and hopefully they'll have as much fun as these kids did!

Comment by dink dailey on October 12, 2012 at 5:52am

looks like everyone had a fun day

Comment by dick tabbert on October 11, 2012 at 10:08pm

Great pictures and great smile's Rex you definitely have a keeper there. Teach her mold her and one day she may be taking you fishing.

Comment by Jim Gronaw on October 11, 2012 at 8:54pm

Beautiful, my friend, just beautiful! Nothing like fishing with your kids, and grand kids!

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