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My Taneyfest Highlight

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While at Taneyfest, I met a couple guys staying at Lilleys that were having a tough time catching trout. The first time we met was Thursday evening when I was cleaning the trout that Les and I had caught. They were intrigued by my method of cleaning the fish so I did my best to try and show them how to clean them and let them give it a try. I also explained how we caught them on jigs up around Short Creek and tried to give them some pointers to try the next day in hopes that they would catch more trout.

After fishing all day Friday with DJ, his buddy and Les, we came in for dinner. As I was about to walk up to the room, those same guys I met the day before asked how we did and I told them it was slow, but we still caught probably 60 for the boat. They had another tough day. Before I left the dock, the older gentleman asked if I could possibly go out with them for an hour or so and show them how to fish a jig and where to go in person. I could have easily said "No. I'm tired and hungry.", but I always try to jump at the opportunity to try and get others on fish. I ran up, told the others what I was doing and then went back and got in the pontoon with them. We went down to Monkey Island and hit the inside bend first. They caught several on their power eggs and I caught several while showing them how I fish a jig. The next spot I showed them was from Scotty's down to the big boat where we all caught a few more. They had been fishing from Fall down to Short Creek the previous couple of days and I wanted to show them how the current slows up down lake and makes controlling your drift much easier. As it got close to dark, we came back and they thanked me. Before I left, I told them about the forum and about One Cast and recommended they check both out as there is a wealth of information available.

Later on while checking Facebook messenger, I noticed I had a message from somebody not on my friends list. One of the gentleman I took out found me on there and sent me this.

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As much as I enjoyed fishing and hanging out with DJ, Les, Phil, etc, I have to say that this was the highlight of my trip. A little bit of my time to make somebody's entire trip is definitely worth it!

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Can't see your picture but your story is awesome Seth.  Good on you my man!  I find the absolute hardest part of getting guys to use jigs instead of bait down there is that they want to throw them on 6 pound test and look at you like your nuts when you tell them they really need 2 pound.  2 pound is way stronger than it sounds.  Good job man! 

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I linked the pic from my Google Photos initially, but I guess the permissions aren't set for public viewing. It should show up now since I uploaded it to the forum and relinked it.

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Yeah Buddy you are a great fisherman, and a greater person.  Just so everyone knows Seth had drug us all up and down the lake all day already and was dealing with the wind and dropping temps, but still went out for a bit with these guys before dinner to make their trip successful.  

Great job man, and nice of them to track you down too.  Sharing our knowledge is what we're here for.  Hopefully a few of those guys have the jig fishing seed now firmly planted because of you.

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Seth my compliments to you for being a gentleman and helping those fellas learn to enjoy trout fishing may you catch a biggun'.

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