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DAD: â€śOk Honey, we are headed out for the lake. Everything is packed and ready to go, see you in a week.â€ť
MOM: â€śOk Dear. Be safe. See you in twenty minutes.â€ť
Itâ€™s painful, but sometimes thatâ€™s the way things go when we get up to go. Properly packing for a fishing trip is as important as getting to the destination and seldom does either go as planned. Whether we are heading to Ohio Ledge, Nebraska Shoals, Wyoming or the grand canyons south of Block Island, planning is key, mostly when itâ€™s your keys you are unable to locate. Travelling to fish is our time to shine, be in charge and show our better halfâ€™s that we can control ourselves and the situation.
Preparation is serious business. We fishermen need to be ready for most anything, like broken rods, gritty reels, bird nests and locals recommending the one color stick bait we did not pack. Last week all Tom Poirier needed to pack was some Gulp sand worms on a jig head to land himself a nice lobster off Prudence Island while bottom fishing.
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