APRIL 23, 2023
Yesterday was another awesome day of fishing, seeing great friends, a luncheon and awards at Cast for Kids at Folsom Lake.
This is an awesome event put on by John Hennecke and his hard working crew of Todd Langston, Mark Keyes, Jonathan Ashcraft, and many more.
The day started out helping gear rods and tackle boxes up for the kids and listening to John Hennecke on a bull horn lol.
I got in line and picked up my Cast For Kids Dominick Nicholson (not so much a kid anymore, as I had him in 2018…today he’s a senior in high school) and his lovely mom Dottie Nicholson. We stopped for pictures and headed to the water. Cast provides us a driver to launch and recover the boat. Once launched we headed up the Southfork and found a few small bays to explore. Now I haven’t been in this water in 5 years so I have no idea what the fish are doing but it really didn’t make too much of a difference to Dominick. He was happy just to be on the water…a true fisherman.
We only had a short time on the water and tried several locations and several techniques. We could see them on the Hummingbird but couldn’t get them to bite. So when it was time to go…and go fast, which is Dominick’s favorite thing to do, as you can see by the pictures. As we approached the 5 mph area I surprised him with letting him drive the boat. He was all smiles and all boy as he tried to get it on plane, until Captain Mike said uh…no we don’t and explained the speed zone. Once inside 5 mph zone I took over and he was all smiles.
We loaded out and went to the luncheon put on by the Hillsdale Church, which was followed by the awards. As you can see Dominick was more impressed with his Kings Flag than the award lol. Love this young man!! We had a little RB Bass Giveaway at the end of the day!
Thank you all for such a fabulous event and getting old friends together and meeting new ones. I met up with Greg Sallee the fishvalet, Todd Langston who is second in command at Cast For Kids and a great fisherman, Wendi Yee who is an old friend that brought me treats and hugs, Richard Witham an RB Bass brother and his lovely wife Lauren Witham, a good friend, fisherman and bait maker Rick Novotny, and Dustin Keen who I haven’t seen since fishing the BBT a few years back. And lastly thank you Dottie Nicholson for bringing my great Cast For Kids young man Dominick Nicholson to play!
I would also like to thank my sponsors: Dobyns Rods, Optimum Baits, Deps, IMA lures, X Zone Lures, The Rod Glove, Frenzy Baits, Monster Fishing Tackle, Gone Fishin Marine
Until next year!!!!
RB Bass Angler