Dale Nichols gathered up and took his granddaughters, from left, Claire, 6, and Ada, 5, for a day of speck fishing.

Well, in one word absolutely! Friend and Sumter County boy Dale Nichols got the “best grandad of the day” award when he gathered up and took his granddaughters Claire, age 6, and Ada, age 5, for a day of speck fishing. (Crappie to you northern friends). He could’ve gone by his self, or with another male pard. Yet he chose to take and spend quality time with his grandgirls. And that right there folks is what it’s all about. Passing down and sharing the common bond of fishing.

Now if you take a 5 gallon bucket that is normally longer than 12 inches and the fish are from one end to the other, you sho nuf have a nice mess of fish right there. Or as what we call a bonafide slab of specks. Friends, let’s keep the passion burning. The next younger generation is our future. Take a kid fishing if ya get a chance. Thanks Dale.

Remember, Monday kicks off scallop season. Going to be very busy and crowded to say the least. Please be extremely observant and careful. Or, your best bet is just take all the worry out of it and give us a call. Scalloping charter departures leaving daily.

Capt. Rick Burns runs Reel Burns Charters out of Homosassa. He can be contacted at 352-201-6111 or visit his website at www.homosassafishingguide.com.

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