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Gone Fish’n Woody Boater Style
A huge thanks to Bob Kays and Allen Makin and family for sharing a wonderful heart warming story from Lake Hopatcong. Trust me, it will renew any little bit of bitter faith you have left in humanity to know that such goodness is still strong in us all.
Hi Matt, these are some pictures from our day out on the lake Sunday, the fishing reel was my grandfathers that I found in a box of tools he gave me it was seized so I soaked it in pb blaster and she was free as a bird threw some line on it and it was good to go!
The whole idea of the trip was to catch one fish with the rod and it came true. (Holly did catch the most fish) and p.s we’re keeping the boat in the water until it snows!
Looks like Lake Hopatcong has a good selection of Tiger Trout.
That was the boathouse find U22 that needed transom refinish/repair a while back and already had a new 5200 bottom and 302 V8 repower. And he kept that interesting shift mechanism on the dash. Nice catch all the way around.
Great story and great photos. The WB lifestyle at its finest. I really like Allen’s grandfathers reel being put back in use.
Although I am not a fisherman, I relish the memories of taking my girls and their friends fishing when the were young. I have kept all of my families fishing gear. One of my favorites is the box of hand made lures my Grandpa made back in the day. He also made the box that they are in!
Family fishing on a wood boat. My kids still remember fishing outings when they were kids on our Sportsman. Now that they’re in their late 30’s- early 40’s, they still enjoy those outings on our bigger Lyman and the grand kids come along. These are the times you need to treasure always.
Sportsman’s and skiffs should smell like fish and varnish to place in shows…
As much as I appreciate Allen for joining the Board of Directors of The Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club when I was president I personally believe that time spent like this is far more important for a young family man.
Let the empty nesters and retirees run the clubs while family men take care of and spend time with their families.
You would seemingly be surprised to learn of the many empty nesters, retirees, old people, who spend a good deal of time with their grown children and grandchildren aboard boats during the year. One isn’t “far more important” than the other….in my opinion.
Great story and pictures of October boating. Thanks to Alan, Bob, the star fisher folk and the lake.
A young family out enjoying their wooden boat. Is there anything better!
Sit down. These are teaching moments as well!
We do the same down in Monmouth County!
Thanks for sharing, Makin family.
It’s good to see a Sportsman being used for it’s intended purpose. Nice story.
…just made my day – soo cool! the kids will remember that day in the wood boat fishing with mom & dad.