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Reduced costs for kids under 18!


Via Ron Speed Jr.:

When I was a kid growing up, I was blessed to have a father that introduced me to fishing at an early age. My father started out coaching high school football in the 60’s…but he also guided on local lakes on the weekends and during the summer months when he wasn’t teaching/coaching. He always applied for open coaching jobs at schools that had a great bass lake nearby and especially if there was a new bass lake opening on the horizon. In 1970, he applied for the open head coaching position at Hemphill H.S. …because Toledo Bend Reservoir had just opened. My dad began guiding out of Six Mile Marina and I was able to experience the best bass fishing of my life…well, up until then. Four years later, he was already in the bass fishing business in Mexico and building the first two lodges on the soon-to-be-famous Lake Guerrero Mexico. My father took my brother and me down to fish it for a week. After my first 30 minutes of fishing Guerrero, I thought I had died and gone to Heaven! My brother and I were catching 4 and 5 pound bass on black Lucky 13 topwater lures on nearly every cast! As if I wasn’t already hooked on fishing, that trip will forever be my most memorable week on any lake. Yes, I’ve had days where I’ve caught more and bigger bass on other lakes but at 10 years old and never having caught more than 25 bass total in a day, that trip officially got me hooked. I think back on how blessed I’ve been that I had a father that cared enough and loved his boys enough to share such an experience. That it wasn’t just about business or making money…nope. He always made the time for his two boys…and now my younger sister who came along 21 years after me. He got her hooked on fishing as well…and she has something on her fishing catch resume that I don’t…a 52 pound catfish on rod & reel! She was just 15 years old when she caught it, too. We Speed children are truly blessed. Thanks, Dad!!!

For those Moms/Dads out there…this is the best time to treat your kids to a fishing experience of a lifetime! We always reduce our costs for kids 18 years of age and under…regardless of the time of year. However, we offer much lower costs during March (Spring Break) for all father/mother/son/daughter combos! This applies to all three of our lake/lodge operations. Again the entire month of March we are offering great discounts on trips for your kids to join you on these fishing adventures. Also…and pay attention…we’re changing the age from 18 and under to 21 and under for the kids’ discount! I’m sure there are some college kids that could use a few memorable days on the water catching bass to their hearts’ content.