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EXIT 284 I-95n to State Road 204, Route 1, Bunnel & Flagler Beach, near Crescent Lake, FL
“Ok now it is time for a RoadSpoke Road Test. If you get the answer you can get 20% off any purchase of items over $100 at any BASS PRO SHOPS, CABELA'S SUPERSTORE or OUTDOOR WORLD Superstore. This generous deal is offered anywhere in the United States on purchases made in the next 90 days -- even to purchases on line. So think about who is on your Christmas or Easter or Birth Day gift list, then check it twice because you will save money by shopping for fabulous fishing and outdoor gear at these amazing stores. All you need to do is right now, tap the Deal Radar button on your smart-phone and say, "Deal Radar get this deal!"
Now, isn't that easy?... So here now is the Road Test:"
"Upcoming and off to the left in that tangle of Cypress swamp is a sunlit span of water known as Crescent Lake. A large deep lake, it is famous as a prolific fishing hole — especially for Largemouth Bass. Largemouth Bass are little fish that mean BIG business.
The fish inhabit ponds as small as large puddles and lakes as big as small states. Their range is from Canada to South Florida. Personally I can attest: even from muddy ponds, they taste good!
Because they and their even more feisty fast water cousins, the Small Mouth Bass are tough little fighters, they are pursued by hundreds of thousands of American Sportsmen and Sportswomen. And little kids too.
Likely you have passed Bass Pro Shops along I-95. These mega stores service the great American Angler. Founded by a sports man Johnny Morris, this chain of Recreation shops are themselves an 8 billion dollar business. They made a guy from Missouri who sold fishing gear from the back of a truck into a billionaire. Mister Johnny Morris today is worth around 6 Billion bucks.
Starting from a single shop along a well travelled Missouri road, Johnny Morris now not only owns Bass Pro but he recently bought the hunting fishing superstore chain, Cabela’s.
On top of being a sportsman the Springfield Missouri father of 4 is also a conservationist, which only makes sense when you consider there is no sportsmen if the eco systems are depleted. In fact in February 2019, no less than the Audubon Society honored Johnny Morris with its Audubon Medal for Conservation.
Why is that? Well, consider the joy fishing brings. I quote here a David verses Goliath Story from famed Fishing Guide Jim Porter…
…about a kid and his first fishing adventure.
Writes Mister Porter, “Well, so his name is Andrew and not 'David'. I still think the title above fits pretty good!!
He's 4-1/2 years old and weighs in at 35 pounds. And, Andrew Morrisette recently accomplished what most grown-up anglers have never done - he landed a 9-pound largemouth bass. On top of that, he got his trophy from a northeastern State where bass of that size are extremely rare.
On the 1st of June, Andrew and his Dad, Gary, took a trip to Darrah Pond in New Hampshire. Armed with a yellow grub, they proceeded to catch some small fish. Andrew had no trouble with that and proudly displayed his first fish for the camera.
After a short period with no strikes, Dad switched Andrew over to the Rapala minnow. In a few casts, Andrew called out that he was hung up. But, then, the snag started to SWIM. Suddenly, all dickens broke loose and the big bass busted the surface trying to rid itself of the Rapala. Andrew hung right in there and, with a little help from Dad to keep from being pulled into the water, eventually dragged the giant fish up on the sandy shore.
This time, Andrew said he was afraid of the fish because it was so big that his brother had to hold up the fish. As for Andy he was happy to stand behind the camera. That day Andy did not just catch his first fish, he also took his first picture!
But, all ended well for everyone. The big sow bass was released and Andrew got his pictorial proof of the catch of a lifetime. Who knows - maybe he and the bass will meet again when BOTH are older -- and bigger!”
Maybe this is why the Billionaire from Missouri got so rich. He is not selling fishing gear. He is selling experiences that families will remember forever.
OK. Now it is time for the road test. What is the discount offered to you at Bass Pro Shops if you spend $100 any time in the next 90 days? If you said 20 percent... you win. So do not forget to shop at Pro shops soon. "
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