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Topic: NorCal HOW Second 2017 Event - Friday, March 31, 2017 @ Lake Hennessey  (Read 1417 times)

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Glad I made it out to meet some new folks and say hi to some old ones.  I needed a break away from my house work.
Aww, it looks like the water went back to dirty again.

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It've been awhile the last time I was on the water and I had fun chasing the elusive 18" Crappie in this lake  :smt003  Thank you everyone for making this a great event.  The bank anglers out fished the kayak anglers this time!  Here are some pictures of the day...
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The bank anglers out fished the kayak anglers this time!  Here are some pictures of the day...

Not all of them. I ended up with about 15-18 fish today. At around sunset I was landing 16-18" fish in 2-5' of water.


Thank you everyone for all the help.
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The bank anglers out fished the kayak anglers this time!  Here are some pictures of the day...
Not all of them. I ended up with about 15-18 fish today. At around sunset I was landing 16-18" fish in 2-5' of water.
Thank you everyone for all the help.

Didn't you start the day as a bank angler?  :smt003
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Big thanks to all the volunteers. You guys are what makes this work. Special i love you to Marvin Lau aka Shicken. He showed up with 2 big hardwood smoked beef briskets. Best brisket I have ever tasted. Soft,moist and sexy.


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This was my fitst ever HOW event and my first time meeting anyone from NCKA. I was able to get a few free hours to head up the hill and try to lend a hand.

Got there a bit before the vets but after everyone else and everything was already set up and breakfast was going. Was greeted by Raydon and his lovely wife, Luis, Sledge, Dwayne, Sarge and his lovely wife (who was landing fish left and right on the Ned rig), Rob, Sonny, Kyle, Matt, and many others who's names I can't remember.

All the kayaks were out, poles were rigged, and Rob was telling everyone about the fish he caught from the shore.  :smt004 Conversed about swimming at Albion with Luis, and got to talk with all the other great guys and gals that showed up to help.

Wind was blowing by the time the vets got there but a few guys were out hooking up to some fish in the kayak, with Rob catching them near the launch (reoccurring theme throughout the day) giving the rest of us an idea where to set the vets up.

I got to help Yvette, who wanted to fish from the shore and had told me she hadn't fished since she was 15. Within a couple casts she was winging the senko out there and asking where she could buy a fishing license back home.  :smt003 She wanted to bring her mother home some fish for dinner but unfortunately she didn't catch anything, not for a lack of trying. After some encouragement she hopped on a tandem kayak with Sarge and off they went. With all the vets fishing and everything under control, Luis threw me a pole and I was able to catch a small bass that I in turn cleaned and fileted to give to Yvette. That simple gesture seemed to make her day but really made mine. I filleted up another fish for a vet named Fred and took a few photos of him and his fish too.

Marvin then showed up with his giant Binford 5000 smoker and the two best damn smoked briskets I've ever had the pleasure of eating. Collard greens, pasta salad, and more.

Unfortunately not long after this, life (work), was leaving messages on my phone and I had to cut the day short.

What a GREAT event you guys throw, and I'm sure going to try to come help at the others.

All in all, I had a great day, helped make the day of at least one vet, and met some really good people, who I am sure I'll see next weekend up at Berryessa. Thanks for welcoming me in and introducing me to a great cause with great people.

Andrew


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This was my fitst ever HOW event and my first time meeting anyone from NCKA. I was able to get a few free hours to head up the hill and try to lend a hand.

Got there a bit before the vets but after everyone else and everything was already set up and breakfast was going. Was greeted by Raydon and his lovely wife, Luis, Sledge, Dwayne, Sarge and his lovely wife (who was landing fish left and right on the Ned rig), Rob, Sonny, Kyle, Matt, and many others who's names I can't remember.

All the kayaks were out, poles were rigged, and Rob was telling everyone about the fish he caught from the shore.  :smt004 Conversed about swimming at Albion with Luis, and got to talk with all the other great guys and gals that showed up to help.

Wind was blowing by the time the vets got there but a few guys were out hooking up to some fish in the kayak, with Rob catching them near the launch (reoccurring theme throughout the day) giving the rest of us an idea where to set the vets up.

I got to help Yvette, who wanted to fish from the shore and had told me she hadn't fished since she was 15. Within a couple casts she was winging the senko out there and asking where she could buy a fishing license back home.  :smt003 She wanted to bring her mother home some fish for dinner but unfortunately she didn't catch anything, not for a lack of trying. After some encouragement she hopped on a tandem kayak with Sarge and off they went. With all the vets fishing and everything under control, Luis threw me a pole and I was able to catch a small bass that I in turn cleaned and fileted to give to Yvette. That simple gesture seemed to make her day but really made mine. I filleted up another fish for a vet named Fred and took a few photos of him and his fish too.

Marvin then showed up with his giant Binford 5000 smoker and the two best damn smoked briskets I've ever had the pleasure of eating. Collard greens, pasta salad, and more.

Unfortunately not long after this, life (work), was leaving messages on my phone and I had to cut the day short.

What a GREAT event you guys throw, and I'm sure going to try to come help at the others.

All in all, I had a great day, helped make the day of at least one vet, and met some really good people, who I am sure I'll see next weekend up at Berryessa. Thanks for welcoming me in and introducing me to a great cause with great people.

Andrew
Nice meeting you and glad you made it out.  Most NCKA events are just as friendly and you will feel like you are meeting old friends. 

Have fun at Berryessa. 
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I had a great time on Friday and am glad I showed up. This event was exactly what I needed to get out and meet some people who love doing what I love to do. Met some great people I think will be friends for a long long time. Thanks HOW and all you guys who made it happen. I look forward to seeing you guys more.


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I had a great time on Friday and am glad I showed up. This event was exactly what I needed to get out and meet some people who love doing what I love to do. Met some great people I think will be friends for a long long time. Thanks HOW and all you guys who made it happen. I look forward to seeing you guys more.

I was great meeting an d fishing with you too. Thanks for the help also.
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I wasn't able to stay long but glad I got to stop in and help setup. Looking forward to the next one and will try to schedule myself better.
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thanks for coming and helping out Kevin.


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Way to go representing HOW guys. Hopefully y'all caught some fish.

We had our HOW-DFW campout last weekend and fished two of our private lakes about an hour and a half outside Dallas. Had about 10 veterans and 10 volunteers. Great times, good food and fish to be caught.

Got these little buggers on Friday and then commenced a fish kill on Saturday taking almost 50 crappie out of one of the lakes since the owner wants them controlled, aka., dead. Most were over 12 inches.
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