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End of an era

August 28, 2016

August 27, 2016

This evening saw the end of an era as my good luck fishing hat flew off my head and into 22′ feet of water on Lake Waconia.  I circled back and tried to reach it with the net.  I was so close to get it as it sank beyond reach and I in fact bumped it before it disappeared out of sight.  It was a hat I picked up 15 or more years ago at the Green Flash restaurant in Pacific Beach, CA, and of course, there is no chance of acquiring a new one since it is out of business.  My trusted companion on every fishing trip it was everything a good hat should be: tattered, frayed, grungy, stained with dried sweat.  It was beyond Velveteen Rabbit stage though as the actual hat had started to separate from the brim.  Fitting that it was buried at sea I guess.

Fished primarily for musky, while my son cast for bass.  He had several pike and bass on but was unable to land them.  I managed to catch a nice 19″ LMB on a Phantom jerk bait.

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-Hats

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