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Bud Kennedy

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Time to get the boat dirty
« on: April 16, 2018, 01:17:15 PM »

The time has come.  There is no more I am going to do with the boat for a while and that only means one thing.   It is time to go bass fishing.

With the first outing just days away I am already experiencing bouts of anxiety and anticipation just thinking about going to the river.  Although this is something that I have done a thousand times in my life the anticipation factor is causing butterflies deep down inside.  I find myself constantly checking the weather and tide charts and then pacing the floor knowing full well that everything will be ok.  Canít believe I even worry about getting the new carpet dirty or the new trailer dirty.  Of course they are going to get dirty thatís why we go fishing.  I imagine some dirty slimy old mudfish or catfish being brought on to the boat.  All of this is really a stupid thing to worry about.  Oh yeah how about some dirt and grime from your shoes.  For crying out loud how anal can I get?    Or better yet, how about dropping a cigarette on the carpet and leaving a burn spot.  These are truly horrors that have never bothered me in the past.  All in all the whole deal is really funny when you think about it.

This will be the first outing of the season and will most likely be a replay of a scene from the odd couple.  Between the wife and myself we just need to decide who is gonna be Felix and who is gonna be Oscar.

If I had to equate this upcoming event to something else it would be best described as the first time you take your prized LSCR to the lake.  After a few times it becomes a normal thing but at first you worry about getting the rod dirty or breaking something.  Hells Bells, this is why we buy this stuff.  It does not do us any good if we donít use it.

Now if you can only imagine what will happen after the first outing.  The clean up will probably be another exercise to be remembered.


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Re: Time to get the boat dirty
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 01:22:20 PM »

I know how you feel Bud and good luck to y'all on your first trip out this year. I'm watching the weather and planing my yearly fishing trip down to Lake Shelbyville to fish with my brother John from his boat. He's going to call me when it get a little warmer down there and I will throw everything in the van and be on the road in less that half an hour. I can't wait.

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Re: Time to get the boat dirty
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 05:46:03 PM »

Good luck on your first outing in your refurbished boat.  I'm sure all your worries will be just fine.  I think all these are things all of us worry about with anything new we get.  We worry about the first scratch, dent, stain etc. knowing in time that all these will happen.
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Re: Time to get the boat dirty
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 07:51:24 PM »

Tight Lines for you and the wife.  Buddy let that Ranger Run  ;)
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Re: Time to get the boat dirty
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 08:18:46 PM »

relax and enjoy

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Re: Time to get the boat dirty
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 06:24:15 AM »

Another case of spring fever!!! Bud it'll be fine!!! Carry one of those garden spray bottles full of clean water and a couple towels for when you come off the water if you must but GET THE BOAT WET!!!
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