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#1 Sep-27-19 1:22PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13243

9-27-19, Armed Forces Retirement Home pond (DC)

Today, along with John Lipetz, Joseph Weiler and David Hu, I had the honor of serving the residents at the fishing event at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in DC. Our nations finest!

They have a really nice pond that produced very nicely for them today.

The smallest bass was 13.5" and the largest was 20.5" However, there were 2 others at 20" and 2 at 18.5".

These residents had a blast.

We probably had close to 30 folks there but not all of them fished. But they all enjoyed the outdoors as it was a spectacular day!

One of the most enthusiastic was Catherine, who will be 100 on Dec 3. Yes, 100! She caught the 1st fish, a 17.5" beauty!

https://i.imgur.com/xkRdUbC.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/wjrDuP8.jpg

This lady served in the WAC in WWII. She spent many years in Calcutta, India. If you talked with her, you would never guess she's almost 100!

Another cool  moment was with Joe. I saw him just kinds hanging around and asked him if he wanted to fish. He said, "I've never caught a fish before". OK...game on. After teaching him how to cast a closed faced spinner, he proceeded to catch 3 fish (he took the "most" prize). One was 17", the next was 18'5" and then he caught a 20"er!

https://i.imgur.com/UEJTs2X.jpg

He said, "I like fishing, I need to do more of it"!. Man, those were 3 very strong fish, all caught in a 90 minute period using a wacky worm under a bobber. Yep, under a bobber. That was the bait that caught most of the fish!

I did have to tell Joe that it's usually not that easy...

Here are more pics!

https://i.imgur.com/sGNRK7x.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/sm8yh5Z.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/6QSiIZ4.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/r8X6D1I.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ox1qNrG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/54QUhEt.jpg


I caught this one before everyone got there...got whacked on the wacky so I changed up most of the sticks to a wacky.


https://i.imgur.com/iAG20LN.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lzegvAh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/tp4D1lo.jpg

This was big fish of the day at 20.5"!

https://i.imgur.com/AuHiPDT.jpg


Time to go fishin' again!

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#2 Sep-27-19 2:14PM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1571

Re: 9-27-19, Armed Forces Retirement Home pond (DC)

You guys did great.  What an awesome event!  Great story and smiles.  Big fish too!


Always wishin' I was fishin'

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#3 Sep-27-19 3:18PM

Junger
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From: Potomac, MD
Registered: Aug-14-17
Posts: 415

Re: 9-27-19, Armed Forces Retirement Home pond (DC)

Outstanding!

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#4 Sep-27-19 4:03PM

Curly
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Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 5001

Re: 9-27-19, Armed Forces Retirement Home pond (DC)

Nice fish in that pond.  Glad the veterans caught all those nice ones...........


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#5 Sep-29-19 8:21AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13243

Re: 9-27-19, Armed Forces Retirement Home pond (DC)

A couple more pics...

https://i.imgur.com/dG87wz5.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/OdkbbV8.jpg


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#6 Sep-29-19 11:38AM

drxfish
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From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1571

Re: 9-27-19, Armed Forces Retirement Home pond (DC)

Good stuff!!


Always wishin' I was fishin'

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#7 Sep-30-19 6:34AM

firemunkee
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From: Ashburn, VA
Registered: May-23-13
Posts: 1543

Re: 9-27-19, Armed Forces Retirement Home pond (DC)

That is awesome!


Together we'll fight the long defeat.

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#8 Oct-14-19 11:17AM

hookup
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Registered: Jan-31-12
Posts: 1111

Re: 9-27-19, Armed Forces Retirement Home pond (DC)

Good job Ernie

Have to check into that place if Dad comes East again

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#9 Oct-14-19 2:33PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13243

Re: 9-27-19, Armed Forces Retirement Home pond (DC)

hookup wrote:

Have to check into that place if Dad comes East again

Let me know if you need to look into it...I know some of the folks that work there.


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#10 Oct-27-19 1:50PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13243

Re: 9-27-19, Armed Forces Retirement Home pond (DC)

A couple more pics from the event. The 1st on is me doing an imitation of Mike Iconelli when he lands a fish!

https://i.imgur.com/EQwjyMk.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/EDCbCNQ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/pQmv1Ta.jpg


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