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    Went fishing with our high school bass team yesterday
from jyarb  
6/22/2012 6:23:20 AM


 This was the second time I have fished with these young men on Guntersville and it was a blast. These boys have fun while fishing and are thankful for the opportunity. Most of them are not from fishing families and the fishing team is their main opportunity to get out in a boat instead of fishing ponds and creeks, which the do a lot.

Their enthusiasm and excitement is refreshing. What I would have given to have had that opportunity back at their age. They get out of school to practice and fish tournaments while we used to have to skip to get in a days fishing.

These young men are mannerly and well behaved. They take their fishing seriously, but still do a lot of kidding and giving each other a hard time. Some are just learning while others a very good sticks. One caught a 7.6 yesterday and he was justifiably quite proud.

I would like to say thanks to Charles Clemons, Alan's dad, for the time he has given to this group as the team coach and to all the boat captains. They miss tournaments and weekends of their own so these boys can fish, but I think they would tell you it is well worth it. Charles has a rule that the kids cannot use their cell phones or text while on the water in a tournament except in an emergency. To their amazement, they can survive 8 hours without using their phones.

The high school fishing program has really taken off in our state and is a great program. Charles tells the boys they can fish the rest of their lives while that opportunity is not given by many other sports. So support your local team. I had a ton of plastics that I would never use that I gave them along with some spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. Saw some of the spinnerbaits tied on rods yesterday. Feel ten years younger this morning.

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   BamaHigh school fishing from BamaBassHunter #12418 #12418  6/22/2012 8:23:50 AM
 Jyarb If you or any others would like to know more about the high school fishing you can contact me and I will get my wife in touch with you. She is the TD for the high school fishing of Alabama and also on the Board it is Great you and so many others give your time to these kids ..Fishing is making a difference in their lives.


   Good for you, JYARB. from PPEN  6/22/2012 8:25:08 AM
 I don't read anything about such activities around here. Seems hard to imagine given all the bass lakes we have in Polk County, FL.

   Good all over from 5keepers  6/22/2012 8:42:39 AM
 ya Jimmy! I didn't know Charles was doing this. My hat is off to him. I thank both of you for your time it is well spent. Our future is our youth!

   Guys, I would be interested in this but don't know how to contact. from Oneeyedjack #13663 #13663  6/22/2012 11:02:26 AM
 I don't know BamaBassHunter or have contact information. I fish with a local club and I'm pretty sure some of the other guys would also have an interest.

   Link and contact from BamaBassHunter #12418 #12418  6/22/2012 12:23:01 PM

t is the link and you can Contact Rose Ellis

   Good deal jyarb from DaveT  6/22/2012 2:09:33 PM
 sounds like a good time was had by every one.



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