Get ready for Diamond Club Scramble
by Monty Stagner
Jun 11, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Your authentic and loyal shutterbug/writer has taken an easy week and has very little on which to report. I did take in several baseball games put together by Trigg Coach Jackie Sholar and Hopkinsville High Coach Greg Perry using some of their up and coming players. As I write this, the team is 8-0 and only getting better. I also took some time to hit the water with the Donald and Pam Bush family with my wife Robin along for color. The way I see it, any writer with sports as his backdrop, living this close to some of the country’s best fishing should have at least one article a year with angling as the theme.

For you to really appreciate this story let me give you a little background. First, the wife: my bride was the daughter of Howard Ford, a man known for his outdoor abilities. Mr. Howard and his fishing buddy Frank Freeman could catch fish any day of the year, rain, sleet, snow or heat wave. They didn’t have to wait until they were biting, these guys could find them and make them bite. And pick up some ginseng to sell and mushrooms to eat with the fish in transit. For some foolish reason I just assumed his own daughter, his flesh and blood, would have a modicum of angling prowess. Second, the guide: Donald Bush can usually fill a cooler with blue gill and red ears with the best of them. He pretty much knows where they are, what they’re eating and where they’re going next. His wife Pam is the boat’s chef and safety officer. Doing the fishing that day was to be Sierra and Donald Bush lll. The Stagner’s main job for the day was to eat the delicacies proffered while drinking ice cold Cokes while watching the fish come in at the back of the much larger than average pontoon boat and catching some rays. The soaring fuel cost is keeping the aquatic hot rods in the garages so the water was as calm as my backyard deck. A more peaceful day on the water one can’t imagine. Until Miss Robin jumped up and yelled “I wanna fish”.

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