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fishinfarmer

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Found this board a few days ago and looks like it may be great. I'm a Kansas farmer who loves to fish, if I can find the time. We don't raise crops, just run cattle. That means in the winter we feed, in the spring we calve, in the summer we put up hay, and in the fall we're calving again. That leaves May to June to fish then again October to November and I try to make the most of it. Been coming down to Beaver for a few years with all my kids and grandkids becuse it's a beautiful lake for boating.

Just wanted to say Hi. I'll sit back a while and read the posts. You all have a nice day.

Mike Smalley

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Mike - Nice to have ya! Should you get the nerve - post away.. I only say that cause you said " you all have a nice day ". Somedays on this board - something that " you all " wrote will strike you to respond to.. so feel free. I found out real early :lol:

best fishes - Brian

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Where are you from In Kansas? I'm from Parsons. Grew up fishing farm ponds.

That makes us neighbors. We're about 20 miles west of Parson's, north of Cheryvale. We always sell our cattle at the Parsons Livestock Auction. Like you, I've always fished farm ponds until a few years ago I got a wild hair and bought an old bass boat. Still don't really like lake fishing as much as ponds. To hard to find the fish. However, I do like getting out in a boat, just to relax. Since I've got 3 grown kids and 7 grandkids I have now bought a poontoon to go along with the bass boat. It is great for the kids and grandpa enjoys watching the grandkids all lined up along the rail with fishin poles. I've become a professional hook baiter. They don't care if the fish are small, they just like to fish and there is NOTHING better for a kid.

For them, the highlight of the year is our week or two at the lake each summer. Last year with family & friends, we had 22 people in a 6 bedroom house down at Beaver. Anymore, the bass boat gets more hours pulling tubes and wakeboards than it does with the trolling motor. Last year my oldest son bought a fancy new ski boat. However, my bass boat has an Evinude 150GT on a 17' boat and will run 55+ so they always want grandpa to pull them on the wakeboards because we get up and move. Makes Grandma a nervous wreck. Normally when I do lake fishing I'll use a guide the first day or 2 because I don't know where to go and what to use. Then I'll try it on my own with my boat. Still it's hard to beat a good old farm pond or strip pit. Do you still live in Parsons.

Mike Smalley

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