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    Most Famous Fishing Guide in Texas Master in FishingTX jackiekennedyfishingguide.com's Avatar
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    Out this past week with some inlaw/outlaw kinfolks and he made the statement that he kept all he catches. Not that he catches all that many and a jug fisherman to boot. I ask why he kept fish if he didn't need them, he said I like to give fish to my friends. I ask about the cost involved and he said it was only about $6 per trip. He fishes out of a barge and never goes far from the dock. I ask are you sure about the $6 per trip. I guess he doesn't figure the wear and tear on his pickup(he is looking for a new back bumper that he bent down towing the barge) or the barge and outboard along with the terminal tackle, electric knife&blades. At any rate on the day I took him, it was cold, I had on my Arctic Armor and commented all I had on was underwear and a tshirt. In a day or two he called and ask where to get Arctic Armor, I told him and after finding out they cost about $340 per set he was off of that idea. he will eventually learn that fishing cost a lot more than he first thought. He only started fishing in the last year but he will find out about the hidden cost sooner or later. Most who fish know that it cost from $50 up per pound of caught fish. That is for the tow truck/vehicle, boat&trailer, fuel&oil, various sundry equipment and such. New fishermen amaze me, but get smarter after a short time.
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    Senior Member Master in FishingTX AthensMike's Avatar
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    Arctic Armor. Finna check that out right now JK. I usually just layer up and wear my hunting pants/jacket. Last few days have been chilly on the jobsite.
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    Most Famous Fishing Guide in Texas Master in FishingTX jackiekennedyfishingguide.com's Avatar
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    Artic Armor is one of the best cold weather gear out there, plus the bonus is if you fall in you will float. That is a big bonus to me. They cost more but what is your life worth?
    Jackie Kennedy
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    Clients and I have caught 8 state and 18 water body records. The latest was a blue cat from Cedar Creek Lake on Christmas Day 2014 going 64.8# One of thirty-six TPWD Elite Anglers

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    I believe you on price of fishing. It’s expensive but to me worth it. I’ve been lucky enough to even catch a fishy or two. I have also enjoyed being able to invest into rods and reels that I want. Heck add in $$$ invested in hunting I’m just crazy for the outdoors. Lol.
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