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RIP Daris

Post By: phidoux      Posted: 10/14/2022 5:14:45 PM     Points: 8217    
Uncle Marty called me and said that Daris McKinnon passed away last night or this morning. Not much info as of now but I'll keep updating as I get information.
He was a mentor to myself as well as many in the catfishing ranks and will be missed.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 10/14/2022 6:12:43 PM     Points: 44488
That is so sad to hear Ray. My prayers go out to his family and close friends. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 10/14/2022 6:44:48 PM     Points: 7644
What a shock, I met him a couple of times out fishing and he was such a nice guy. He freely gave out information on catfishing and he did know what he was talking about as evidenced by the numerous pictures he posted on this site. He will be missed by those who knew him well and the rest of us here at FX.
 Reply by: fom      Posted: 10/14/2022 7:28:15 PM     Points: 8580
I can't believe this has happened ,Daris was a good dude, please post any more info you may get.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 10/14/2022 8:33:23 PM     Points: 9734
O man that is sad indeed. That dude is the catfish king. Rest In Peace fishrangler.
 Reply by: dizzel      Posted: 10/14/2022 10:18:45 PM     Points: 24287
Been on here a long time, i enjoyed his content and his pursuit of the Channel Cat state record, you made the record books man... RIP fishrangler
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 10/14/2022 11:28:02 PM     Points: 70557
That's too bad to hear. May he rest in peace.
 Reply by: jshanko      Posted: 10/15/2022 10:18:20 AM     Points: 12843
 Reply by: ColoradoRay      Posted: 10/15/2022 12:01:33 PM     Points: 28148
Very sad news indeed. His knowledge and wisdom that he shared will be missed.
 Reply by: fathog247      Posted: 10/16/2022 2:22:26 AM     Points: 33
Rip read a lot of his posts
 Reply by: JOHN_COSprings      Posted: 10/16/2022 2:55:11 AM     Points: 640
Truly hideous news, Daris was an amazing person and a friend. His loss is sickening. My thoughts and prayers to his family. For once, words fail me at this time.

 Reply by: fishoholic      Posted: 10/16/2022 8:58:03 AM     Points: 1018
RIP to fishrangler. I remember him from when I first started logging on the forum here a few years back. RIP tight lines up in heaven bro.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 10/16/2022 10:00:18 AM     Points: 69345
incredibly sad. I was supposed to go visit him but never got the opportunity these past couple of years.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 10/16/2022 7:24:01 PM     Points: 35790
That really stinks!! He was a great guy, I always really enjoyed his sense of humor!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 10/16/2022 7:56:17 PM     Points: 69345
^^^ yeah who the heck calls LMB .. Ditch Pickles??? lol
 Reply by: eholm      Posted: 10/17/2022 12:31:10 PM     Points: 3029
I'm so sorry for your loss. I recall his posts from when I was active years ago. He was a guy that I specifically remember being very generous with information, even as he was chasing the state record. Clearly he was a great fisherman and human.

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 Reply by: bluecollarguy      Posted: 10/17/2022 3:19:57 PM     Points: 43
I met Daris only one time on the water over 5 years ago right before spring. I caught a bruiser of a “ditch pickle” and he took some photos for me while I was in my float tube so a memorable moment. We chatted for quite a while after as it was getting to be dark and he was obviously a character by the stories he shared. It was also obvious he loved to fish anywhere and anytime - how many are chasing catfish in 49 degree water!

Tight lines and only MA cats or better on the other side Fishrangler!
 Reply by: IceFishingFool      Posted: 10/17/2022 3:41:03 PM     Points: 328
I had just got calls from Rob O Fish, and FOM to let me know of our loss of Daris. What a shock, Daris and I were making plans for He and "Uncle Marty" to come here to Tennessee and go Cat fishing on my nearby Lake Chickamauga. And bunk in my RV here at my farm. No doubt he has already cast a line in the Fishing Heaven waters. And by the time I get there he will have no doubt blown my cover :-) I am now doing a special prayer for Daris's son and family. RIP Buddy, I will cherish the last photo he sent me.

 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 10/17/2022 4:21:44 PM     Points: 719
Never got to meet him, but always enjoyed his posts and admired the big ass cats he caught. RIP fellow fisherman!
 Reply by: El Jefe      Posted: 10/18/2022 4:44:04 PM     Points: 302
Very sad news. I first met Daris after the colorado kitty derby years ago and found him to be a font of knowledge. Greatly enjoyed targeting cats with him and Uncle Milty. He will be greatly missed.
 Reply by: El Jefe      Posted: 10/18/2022 4:46:07 PM     Points: 302
Uncle Marty.
Darn spell check.
 Reply by: Kenny Rukspin      Posted: 10/18/2022 6:06:53 PM     Points: 7957
The absence of his posts in recent years made me think something had happened to him. It's now sad knowing he won't be making any of his informative and humorous posts in the future. Like Anglerwannabe, I'll always fondly remember the 'Ditch Pickles' comment.

Thank you Daris for sharing some of your time on this planet with FishExplorer and its members.

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