Was out in the Middle river area yesterday from sun-up to 10:30, managed a nice bushel, lots of mature girls and immature crabs went back which is great.
But what really made my day (and dug up some awesome memories of my childhood) was two young men (teenagers) that were crabbing near me.... This is how it all went down....
Was crabbing next to my bro (commercial guy) and about 8:00 a 14' run-about came up near us and started dropping rings/traps on top my bro's line. I was close so I went over to nicely tell them about it and they started picking up and moved off a safe/legal distance.... They just didn't know where my bro's lay was, honest mistake.... Well, these two boys looked about 14, both wearing their PFD's, laid their gear out in a perfect straight line, evenly spaced and proceeded to run their line like they had been doing it 50 years. No goofing off, they were very safe and courteous of others. I talked to them again later in the morning, they were polite and respectful. They had a huge responsibility of operating that boat by themselves, and they nailed it !!! My father taught me and my brothers the same way and now in my 40's those lessons live with me every day. THANKS DAD !
A HUGE KUDO'S to those young men and their parents/teachers. Any parent would have been proud of them. It was a pleasure to share the water with them. Hope they did well, they deserved it.
Last edited by petekilch; 08-17-2009 at 08:49 PM.
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." By Henry David Thoreau.
That is EXACTLY how I am raising my Son. Hats off to those young men. Good post......Gary
Nice job by the families! Being a good parent can be the hardest job in America but well worth it when great kids are the result.
I think it is commendable that you took the time to kindly inform them of their error. You modeled for them what they are obviously being taught at home. Thanks for recognizing the good in others
Good post pete.
Was it a white wooden boat with a blue bottom and a crab on painted on the side?
Awesome post. Let's all do our job to make sure that future generations will bring back the respect, courtesy and bounty of the bay that has drifted away. I can only hope that my boy and his children do not have to put up with some of the antics we face today when out on the bay. If we all do our part as parents, grandparents and relatives this should be a no brainer!