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TruViking
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Fishy 1

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Hello Sir,
I read your response to Detritus in the Port Henry thread. Man, You have been through a lot. I would be remiss if I didn't offer a few thoughts that came to mind.
I hope you are thinking, right now, of the One's that only YOU could never let get Away! :) Stay Strong. You have made such a Big Impression on me, and I feel Certain that I speak for everyone in saying, You've inspired us and taught Us. I am speaking about Lessons that go well beyond the realm of the Lake and Rod n' Reel. Even through an Online Forum, your Personality, Kindness and Smile shine like a Beacon! You have made a difference for so many and we all cannot wait to see what you'll have to say next! Take Solace in knowing that you have been such an inspiration. It is People like you that help us all realize what it is to be Human. I appreciate you, for your infinite Wisdom, fishing stories and knowledge and the undeniable happiness that you promote and emanate for us on the Forum and surely, everyone who are fortunate to know you. Stay Strong Sir. My Son and I are keeping you close to our Hearts. Thanks for being Fishy 1.

tmcaul
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I want to echo what TruViking said...

Matt, a few years back we shared some messages about getting together to fish for walleye on Otter Creek. You told me to get some moon-eye jigs and I did so. But our meetup never happened. Later I bought a boat and thought again we'd fish together on Lake Champlain, but health events intervened for both of us. So let me just say...your embrace of so many kinds of fishing, almost all without a boat, and your success (and failures) in doing so, have provided provide inspirational reading for me. I love your reports of catching a mess of perch or bull pout and enjoying a meal or two or three from your catch. It kind of takes me back to another era. A good era. To the time when I was young and was thrilled to catch any fish. You have made me aware of so much...casting for lakers from shore, catching big brookies in Adirondack ponds, big cats on your catfish rod, bagging an occasional pheasant over near Essex,...The list goes on and on.

So thank you so much for your many, many reports. And for sharing with us your granddaughter's introduction to a sport you love. I hope that, seemingly against all odds, your health takes a turn for the better.
Tom
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Mr. Gill
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Matt...thinking of you often. Can’t thank you enough for all your info about catching panfish on Champlain. When it comes to fishing, you are in a class by yourself. And, a wonderful father/grandfather.

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You don't know me but I have enjoyed following your adventures. I think you have A LOT of fans out there like myself. As I get older, my regrets are mostly about not spending enough time with loved ones and specifically not having close relationships with my grandparents. My Mom always wishes she had more money to make our lives easier and I constantly remind her that all I ever want is her time and her to have a strong relationship with my children. Your relationship with your grandchildren is a great reminder of what really matters and someday they will realize how amazing it was and how it shaped them into good people. You are a legend! Best wished and good fishing to you!
Mike

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Fishy, what more can I say? You are the man! An all-time legend. Thinking of you, keep your head up!
-Tim

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Fishy, I am not an active poster here, but have followed your fishing adventures for years now. You have inspired so many people to get out there and experience what we all love so much. Not only that but to share it with others and spread the gift that is angling. It has been such a pleasure to read your reports over the years. I have learned a lot of valuable information and enjoyed every minute reading your threads on shore fishing for lakers, cats and bowfin in the bay, salmon and browns in the river, walleye on the Vermont side of the lake, brookies in the mountain lakes/ponds, and so many more. This place sure won't be the same without your presence. I hope we as a community can carry on your legacy of spreading the joy of fishing to as many future anglers as possible. Thank you so very much for all that you have done for the sport that connects us all! ~ John

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I was fortunate enough to have Matt on my boat a few times 3 years ago before his declining health. His joy of fishing inspires all of us and is a joy to fish with! I did get a chance to visit Matt 1.5 years ago when he was over in E-Town recovering at a health center. Again another memory made with this wonderful person. I like the fishing tales with his granddaughter are the best!

Matt is a fighter! To be continued.

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digitroll (ron) wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:26 am
I was fortunate enough to have Matt on my boat a few times 3 years ago before his declining health. His joy of fishing inspires all of us and is a joy to fish with! I did get a chance to visit Matt 1.5 years ago when he was over in E-Town recovering at a health center. Again another memory made with this wonderful person. I like the fishing tales with his granddaughter are the best!

Matt is a fighter! To be continued.
thank you ron for your kind words. would like everyone to know that i was invited to your last man cave event and it was a great time and lots of great food. this is where it all started on lcu now its beyond that. just to let you know and everyone else on here im continueing to do what im doing only a little different path im taking hoping you all enjoy it. ron is coming down in the morning to visit and going to give me some tips on using a go pro. i just bought one. i will update my plans when my vision is better.

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The Fishy1! An Unstoppable Force!
So nice to see you post!

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Had a great visit yesterday with Matty and his wife Donna! We unboxed his new Go Pro camera and set it up so he can start doing some video work. Keep up the good fight Matty! :) Matty hopes to visit us at the BBQ after the Shoot-Out Saturday!




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