Boat Dock Neighbors and Cards

Headed out to the Texoma boat dock Friday evening to get ready for the weekend activities. Gail and I were going to fish a little Saturday morning before heading out to play the Choctaw Casino noon poker tournament. The wind was supposed to be 20 mph, so we weren’t going to venture out far.

During the evening, Madeline, our 7th grade dock neighbor, said she was interested in going with us. Madeline is always fishing at the dock and is going to be a big-time fisher lady someday. I told her just be ready at 6:30 am, and I think she was ready at 5:30 am.

Needless to say, she was excited. We headed out and I started with one of my better areas, and it didn’t take long before we had a nice fish on. Madeline started reeling, and it was a pretty good fish. I helped her a little to get it. Sure enough it was a 27″ 6 pound Striper. A good fish in anybody’s book.

We trolled some more with my Captain Mack’s Umbrella Rigs and picked up another nice 23″ Striper. I wanted to check the Eisenhower cliffs to see if there were any fish there and it was out of the wind. Well, no fish, nada. So we took it in to the boat house.

After some pictures, I cleaned the fish for Madeline and her family and Gail and I head out to Choctaw. I’m thinking Madeline is hooked on Striper fishing even more now.

I ran into some bad luck at the poker table and Gail and my buddy Jim finished 7th and 8th in the tournament and had a nice payday. Soooo, till next time we’ll see what lies ahead.

Captain Kurt

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