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In my area there, are a few small streams which feed into the rivers. When I say small, I mean only about ten to fifteen yards wide. Several times each spring our wildlife agency releases trout into these shallow streams to offer more opportunities to catch fish. There have been several times I have went on an early morning turkey hunt, then afterwards go home and grab my spinning reel and head back to one of these creeks for a couple of hours of trout fishing. It really is a fun way to spend a morning. I can remember the first time I took my son and introduced him to this new type of fishing. He was an older teenager, and I could tell he was a little skeptical when I pulled up to the little creek that seemed too shallow to hold any fish of consequence. I knew what he was thinking because I too had shared this sentiment. It really does look like if there were any fish in this creek you would quickly be able to see them. After convincing him the fish were there, we proceeded to wet a line. It didn’t take long for him to understand that what looked to be too small, too shallow, unproductive, void, and barren could actually hold great potential. What he needs to learn is that life is exactly the same way. I’m glad he decided to fish that day instead of allowing what he saw to determine what he did. Let me write that again so you will get it. I’m glad he didn’t allow what he saw to determine what he did. If he had, he would’ve missed a good time and a great harvest.

Some of you are getting up each morning and looking at your day as my son did this creek. When you give it the eye test it seems what lies in front of you is…

For complete coverage, see the July 13th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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