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Thanks to Folks in This Forum - Trout Fishing
« on: November 06, 2017, 10:44:20 pm »

I want to give a shout out to the posters from this forum.

Last fall I was looking to take my ailing Dad out for some guided trout fishing. We headed to Cotter and the Cotter Trout Dock. Debbie and family are amazing and he spent the next year talking about it non-stop.

His health is no better, probably a bit worse, so I felt I needed to get him back on the water. I am at the point where EVERY time together is sacred, because you just don't know. We fished twice this trip and it was every bit as enjoyable as the last time. Now that we are getting our bearings around the area the second trip even better.

It is a different feel than "the big city." Restaurants closing at six or seven, gas stations shutting down at 8. Everyone up at sunup to hit the river.

I made great memories and hope to take him back this spring, if my son's baseball and basketball schedule allows.

I was provided a ton of great suggestions on what to do, where to go, and who to get as a guide. I'm sure other choices would be great also but we are so happy with these folks I can't fathom trying anyone else.

Last year we fished the week of the election. Hitting the water 36 hours after the polls closed - tonic for the soul. On the water, your party and your president don't matter nearly as much as the type of bait you are using and whether the cheese and crackers will hold out until you hit the shore for lunch.

This year it hit amidst a bad year for my beloved hogs and a host of medical issues for both parents.

Fellers, make memories because loved ones won't always be there. And, share you stories with those who might listen (like here) - more of us need to do these small things while we can.

I'll get off of my soap box.
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Re: Thanks to Folks in This Forum - Trout Fishing
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 02:10:09 pm »

I want to give a shout out to the posters from this forum.

Last fall I was looking to take my ailing Dad out for some guided trout fishing. We headed to Cotter and the Cotter Trout Dock. Debbie and family are amazing and he spent the next year talking about it non-stop.

His health is no better, probably a bit worse, so I felt I needed to get him back on the water. I am at the point where EVERY time together is sacred, because you just don't know. We fished twice this trip and it was every bit as enjoyable as the last time. Now that we are getting our bearings around the area the second trip even better.

It is a different feel than "the big city." Restaurants closing at six or seven, gas stations shutting down at 8. Everyone up at sunup to hit the river.

I made great memories and hope to take him back this spring, if my son's baseball and basketball schedule allows.

I was provided a ton of great suggestions on what to do, where to go, and who to get as a guide. I'm sure other choices would be great also but we are so happy with these folks I can't fathom trying anyone else.

Last year we fished the week of the election. Hitting the water 36 hours after the polls closed - tonic for the soul. On the water, your party and your president don't matter nearly as much as the type of bait you are using and whether the cheese and crackers will hold out until you hit the shore for lunch.

This year it hit amidst a bad year for my beloved hogs and a host of medical issues for both parents.

Fellers, make memories because loved ones won't always be there. And, share you stories with those who might listen (like here) - more of us need to do these small things while we can.

I'll get off of my soap box.
Oklahawg, glad you could visit our part of the world.  It is a special place and I feel very lucky to live in this area and have the awesome opportunity to enjoy the Natural States great rivers and lakes.  Please come back and bring friends.  I've got several friends that make a living from these waters.  Tourism is what drives their business too.  You are absolutely correct about leaving any political, religious, racial, or socioeconomic status's on the shelf.  In the end, it doesn't even matter.  We have some of the most professional outfitters and guides on the planet in the Cotter, Flippin, Mtn. Home, Norfork areas--these guys and gals know what they are doing and strive to give customers their money's worth and more.  Thank you and your family for coming and please do come back, we'd love to have you.

Thanks for getting up on your soap box by the way.
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Re: Thanks to Folks in This Forum - Trout Fishing
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 05:54:02 am »

Thanks for getting on your soapbox Oklahawg.
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Re: Thanks to Folks in This Forum - Trout Fishing
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 07:35:53 am »

I want to give a shout out to the posters from this forum.

Last fall I was looking to take my ailing Dad out for some guided trout fishing. We headed to Cotter and the Cotter Trout Dock. Debbie and family are amazing and he spent the next year talking about it non-stop.

His health is no better, probably a bit worse, so I felt I needed to get him back on the water. I am at the point where EVERY time together is sacred, because you just don't know. We fished twice this trip and it was every bit as enjoyable as the last time. Now that we are getting our bearings around the area the second trip even better.

It is a different feel than "the big city." Restaurants closing at six or seven, gas stations shutting down at 8. Everyone up at sunup to hit the river.

I made great memories and hope to take him back this spring, if my son's baseball and basketball schedule allows.

I was provided a ton of great suggestions on what to do, where to go, and who to get as a guide. I'm sure other choices would be great also but we are so happy with these folks I can't fathom trying anyone else.

Last year we fished the week of the election. Hitting the water 36 hours after the polls closed - tonic for the soul. On the water, your party and your president don't matter nearly as much as the type of bait you are using and whether the cheese and crackers will hold out until you hit the shore for lunch.

This year it hit amidst a bad year for my beloved hogs and a host of medical issues for both parents.

Fellers, make memories because loved ones won't always be there. And, share you stories with those who might listen (like here) - more of us need to do these small things while we can.

I'll get off of my soap box.
I lost my dad 20 years ago and believe me, you will always remember these  fishing trips and good times with him the rest of your life.
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Re: Thanks to Folks in This Forum - Trout Fishing
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 02:28:27 pm »

Enjoy your time with your Parents they will be gone before you know it
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