When my wife and I were teenagers, I use to bring her to the lake and sit on the docks at the State Park at night and talk and plan our future together. The plan always included how we would be on the lake one day and hopefully retire waterfront.
Caryn and I have been married for 16 years and have been very blessed by the Lord to have achieved all the goals we set except for the retirement part. I guess we should have set higher goals.
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So I have the family at Halesford Harbour and the boat is in a slip. We love the social aspects of the campground. I am having to learn how to fish for stripers now, taking kids out for bream was much easier. So I joined the Striper Club to try and share what I have learned and learn from everyone else. This year I have learned to catch bait and struggled to keep them alive. I can now keep them alive. There is a valve in the livewell that I must close when I go on plane or the water turns over to fast and kills the bait. We have caught fish. Not many but all but one have been over 8 pounds; so it has been quality fish. I also learned to put my big motor in gear when trolling with the trolling motor. The line got caught in the prop that was freely turning and caused a big mess. Barret claims the only way to catch big fish is to have some high quality beef jerky to eat. That is when all his big fish have come.