View Full Version : Twas the Day Before Christmas

12-03-2008, 07:14 PM
Twas the day before Christmas and all over the lake,
not a boat was stirring,not one single wake.
My brushpiles were marked on the GPS with care,
in hopes that big slabs would soon be there.
The jig poles were strung with new 6 lb thread,
while visions of 3 pounders danced in my head.
Me in my insulated bibs and thick wool cap,
I powered up the GPS and checked out the Hot Spots map.
I hit the key on that old Johnson, oh how it did sputter,
it's a 73 model, it doesn't run smooth like butter.
Away from the dock I left in a flash,
in my old tri-hull sticksteer that cost $700 cash.
The sun had just begun to rise and the wind she was starting to blow,
I turned on the Hummingbird so I could see what was below.
When what to my bloodshot eyes should appear,
but a big red boat full of crappie fishing gear.
The driver was a leathery old fellow that was spry and quick,
surely this wasn't old Sac-A-Lait Nick.
He had eight poles out with minners and jigs,
looked like they were all in gunslinger rigs.
His poles were all different, not one the same,
as he checked each one he called them by name.
"Thats Dasher, thats Dancer, theres Prancer and Vixen,
heres Comet, thats Cupid, and theres Donner and Blitzen."
He looked up from his poles and smiled at me,
then said " I hear ya'll got some big ole slabs down here in Mississippi."
I said " Yes sir , in case you didn't know,
we got em' here " As Big As They Grow!"
No sooner than I said that his poles began to jerk,
you should have seen that old fat man go to work!
First one slab, then another and another,
I grabbed my GPS and marked that cover.
When his cooler was full and minners all gone,
he strapped down his gear for the long ride home.
As he fired off the motor and idled out of sight,
I heard him shout," Happy Christmas to ya, and may all your slabs put up a fight!"

Merry Christmas to all,

12-03-2008, 07:36 PM
I like that. Did you write it?:)

12-03-2008, 08:17 PM
Yes sir, I did.

Ken Kinser
12-03-2008, 08:19 PM
Good one,

12-03-2008, 08:36 PM
That was pretty dag on good!:)CF

12-03-2008, 10:00 PM
thats awsome...


12-03-2008, 10:13 PM
DANG!! Thats good...I'm gonna print that out tommorrow on our "good" paper at school. That will go on the board at school!

I have one question though....once you marked his spot on your GPS were you on the naughty list then?? lol :D

12-03-2008, 10:28 PM
Ooooooooops...didn't think that one thru, no side imager for me this year.

12-03-2008, 10:36 PM
yeah looks like you'll be getting an old humminbird flasher!! :D maybe you could point the ducer to the side and read it that way?? lol

12-03-2008, 11:17 PM
My vote for the archive section !!! Good job Stick

12-03-2008, 11:29 PM
That's the best version of that EVER!! Except for a sec there I thought you ran into Cane Pole out on the water.

12-04-2008, 07:06 AM
Hmmmm....come to think of it...nahhh, he was spry and quick !

12-04-2008, 07:34 AM
thanks for the chuckle sticksteer.....good job

J White
12-04-2008, 08:01 AM
Hey, I liked that! Thanks :D

12-04-2008, 10:10 AM
That's good there bro.

12-04-2008, 10:29 AM
Good reading and a few laughs, well done. Marry Christmas and a Crappie New Year

12-04-2008, 02:34 PM
Dude Most Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!


12-04-2008, 02:52 PM
That's become one of my Chirstmas favorites, good job sticksteer! Happy Holidays!

12-04-2008, 03:02 PM
Hilarious, i may just print it and hand it out at our Kansas dinner next week.

12-04-2008, 05:31 PM
Man you got it bad!!!!!!!!! good job.:)

12-04-2008, 05:40 PM
Well done! ;)

Perch Jerker35
12-04-2008, 06:52 PM
Wow, good ryming! I wish I had skills like that...

12-04-2008, 07:29 PM
Glad yall liked it. Make as many copies as you want.

fishing buddy
12-04-2008, 07:38 PM
Wow, good ryming! I wish I had skills like that...

Yep stick has some mad skills:D

12-04-2008, 09:08 PM
Thats great!! i will have that in print

Cane Pole
12-04-2008, 10:04 PM
That is creative.....I enjoyed.........

12-04-2008, 10:18 PM
Now that's the best I've heard in a lifetime of fishing. Good job stick.

12-05-2008, 06:23 AM
very nice job!!!

12-05-2008, 09:29 AM
Very Good!

12-05-2008, 12:44 PM
Great job there stick I really like it

12-05-2008, 01:21 PM
good one.

12-05-2008, 04:49 PM
Good one Sticksteer.:D

12-06-2008, 08:25 AM
You're a natural born poet!

fishing buddy
12-10-2008, 07:28 PM
Figured bump it back up

Limb Snagger
12-14-2008, 09:11 PM
Awesome job! ;)

12-14-2008, 10:27 PM
Hey, that's great. Good work!