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Tawakoni, July 24, 2005

I just don't know if I could have had better customer for 2 days in a row then I did this weekend. Today I fished with a father Tim Cole and his two sons Phillip and Thomas.

Don Novak was able to join us also until around 11 am and help me by keeping up with the fish coming in the boat.

Right from the start I knew this was going to be a fun trio. The ribbing and competition began before they even got in the boat!

Today I went straight to Cloud Point but there was nothing happening when we watched for around 45 minutes. I took us back to the Greenville area and found birds working there. The boys and dad had a great time reeling in the Sandies we caught on Burgess Baits in chartreuse/white. I also put a jig a foot or so above the slab that caught a bunch of fish including a double that dad caught.

The action slowed there and we arrived just in time at Cloud Point to get back in some more schooling. These were mostly small Hybrids including a double that Thomas caught, one around 15" and the other at 17". Tim kept asking him if he would ever get that fish in ! The action slowed again so we put the downriggers out and trolled for awhile, until Don had to leave. We did manage to put a Striper a piece in the box for the boys and one Blue Cat around 3 pounds.

After Don left we tried trolling some more for Stripers and when that didn‚t work we went back to the Hell/Pet for Sandies. We caught doubles on almost every pass for a solid hour when Tim called it a day. The total for today was 55 Sandies, 2 Stripers and the one Blue Cat.

I told the boys how lucky they were to have a dad that took the time to take them out and spend the day with them. Tim asked me if I thought I would ever get burned out on guiding. I told him that my job was to help families like him create memories and if I make sure and keep that perspective I never saw that happening.

Good luck and take those kids fishing!

E-mail me if I can be of any use or help to you in anyway.

Omar Cotter

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