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Fish America: It’s the Little Things, It’s the big Stuff

September 28, 2010

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I have caught 41 species of fish, in 54 cities and towns in 17 states. I’ve spent four months on the road, most nights in my jeep in state parks, Universities, Wal Marts, and hospital parking lots. I’ve stood under a hundred skies. The crew cut I wore when I left is now hair hanging in my eyes. I cut two new holes in my belt to keep my shorts up, lost two phones, flipped one kayak in the surf and snapped one fishing rod. I have a ways yet to go.There are times when it seems as if I left yesterday, there are times when it seems like it’s been a year since I turned down a familiar street. But more than any sum total, I am have been affected by the individuals, the days on the water, and the nights on the road.

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