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Michael Hurst and his son Aiden, 9, are all smiles as they pose with their seven-pound large-mouth bass caught last week at the county lake.

An early Father’s Day present

Staff writer

Michael Hurst’s Father’s Day gift came early this year.

Hurst was fishing with his son, Aiden, 9, last week at Marion County Lake, when his pole started bending big time.

Hurst, who lives in Peabody, had been rained out from his job at Prestressed Concrete in Newton that morning and took advantage of the opportunity to fish with his son and a friend.

Hurst reeled in a 7 pound 21 inch largemouth bass, using perch as bait.

“I thought it was a flathead at first,” Hurst said.

Aiden said it was an exciting moment.

“I was scared he was going to lose it because it was so big,” he said.

Hurst said he was happy his son picked up his love of fishing.

“He loves to fish as much as I do, probably more,” Hurst said. “He always wants to go.”

Aiden agrees.

“I love fishing with my dad because we have fun together.”

Hurst said that while the largemouth was a good catch, Aiden being with him made it even better.

“When you catch something like that it’s the best experience because he’s there to witness it,” he said.

Hurst released the fish back into the water.

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Last modified June 14, 2018