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Lake: Bear Creek Lake
Fish: Rainbow Trout

Finding Grace and Giving Back

Post By: Kirk56      Posted: 2/25/2022 5:50:56 AM     Points: 69    
I've recently been only fishing at at Bear Creek Lake mostly for financial reasons.Without really knowing why and without any intent I've almost immediately met someone that would like a little help finding more fish or simply appreciatied someone offering company on nearly every trip.. Quite oddly this seems to happen just as I begin pulling my sled from my truck. Seems almost fateful. This experience is something I've actually been trying to find but have a lifetime of being a loner and am clumsy when trying to make human connection. My last trip really made me smile when I greeted the first old guy I saw. I asked him if he fished BC often, His negative reply didn't surprise me as I check FX almost daily and rarely hear a great report for most fishers . After agreeing to join me he caught 3 trout in short order while I had none. I smiled,had found success and another friend.Sharing time, knowledge and care has come late in my life and I am simply acknowledging Gods grace and am truly humbled to have the time I have left to help others and pass it on. Hope to meet you there one day too. Bless us all and tight lines.
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: Feb. 25, 6:36:05 AM     Points: 445
Ah, so you are not only a fisherman, but a fisher of men. Nice post
 Reply by: fom      Posted: Feb. 25, 7:14:57 AM     Points: 8529
I love this ,Fisher of Men !

 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Feb. 25, 8:38:48 AM     Points: 10447
Little sign on my high schools principals desk . . .Give a man a fish,feed him for a day.Teach a man to fish,feed him for life.
Job well done!
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Feb. 25, 9:23:28 AM     Points: 7400
You say he caught 3 trout and you caught none, What was his key to success and did you try it with any luck?
 Reply by: Kirk56      Posted: Feb. 25, 10:29:15 AM     Points: 69
Let me share more of this story. He literally caught 3 in the first 10 minutes after I put him on a spot that many fish regularly. Then he struggled to catch many more. I tried to make suggestions to make changes to his presentation and depth of water but some folks seem to develop habits and lack the energy to make adjustments to find more success. In the past I've related success to how many fish I catch and some days am disappointed in my results. I've vested more time in appreciating helping others and found this to be just as satisfying ... well almost as satisfying anyway. To answer your question about my number of fish I'll just say I have consistently caught lots of trout on every trip to BC this season. This is due to 48 years of ice fishing experience. I had never fished this lake before this year and must admit I enjoy the challenge of South Park more and have to settle for easier small trout till my regular fishing partner returns from AZ. With proper bait, presentation and guidance most anyone should be able to find success on Bear Creek. I'd be happy to help anyone that would like to improve your catch rate especially newbies that really want to learn how to have more success and pass on success to others. Call me at home and I can meet you at the Lake. No charge except your entry fee. Kirk@ 720 479 8471 Lv. mssg. and I'll promptly return a call.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: Feb. 25, 10:35:48 AM     Points: 2596
As I get older, I am of the opinion that very few things happen by chance. Our encounters occur for many reasons, some of which may remain a mystery. I guess what Iím saying is take each event for what it is, make the most of the experience, and above all, know that everything, whether good or bad, happens for a reason.

Thank you for the excellent posts Kirk56.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Feb. 25, 10:47:30 AM     Points: 10447
And some of the reasons will never be known.
And that's okay by me.
 Reply by: nparker      Posted: Feb. 25, 10:50:31 AM     Points: 1051
Wow! A little existentialism on the forum. Good to see.
 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: Feb. 25, 1:53:43 PM     Points: 26939
Great stuff👍👍👍! Good example of my philosophy about fishing. We all start fishing , for the simple purpose of catching fish, and thatís the sole thing we focus on. But over time ,for some of us, it becomes something more. And it reaches a point , to where the act of fishing. Reaches a higher value to us than actually catching fish. Good post. Hope you find more ď good karmaĒ.
 Reply by: JKaboom      Posted: Feb. 25, 2:46:48 PM     Points: 595
Great thread, thanks!
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Feb. 25, 5:39:25 PM     Points: 10447
What was that bumper sticker I saw last week?
"My carma ran over your dogma" LOL!!!
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Feb. 27, 7:09:52 PM     Points: 2637
I've come back to this one about 10 times.
"Being a loner and am clumsy when trying to make human connection" is a pretty perfect description of me too. Not always easy to make friends with people like us, but we'll take a bullet any day for the friends we have. I fish alone most of the time, but sure makes my day when I run into someone like you out there.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Feb. 28, 10:47:12 AM     Points: 7400
Punch, it's still "K", you must be getting old, lol just remember it's not Canadian Rock Mechanics Association.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Feb. 28, 11:21:04 AM     Points: 10447
My bad . . .spelling was always my weak one.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Mar. 1, 9:06:05 AM     Points: 7400
Punch, I believe fishing and sharing knowledge is your strong points, and that is a very good thing. We always appreciate you posts.

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