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#1 Jul-21-10 1:20AM

Ernie
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In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

Carl went to be with the Lord this morning.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/CJ9-90.jpg

I will post more details as I get them.

Please keep Lydia in your prayers.


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#2 Jul-21-10 1:45AM

Thai
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Registered: Dec-07-09
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

Carl was one of the kindest people I had the pleasure of knowing, I know he is in a better place now and will keep Lydia in my thoughts

RIP Carl "Skeebo" Johnson...

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#3 Jul-21-10 3:43AM

Curly
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

A great guy and will be missed by all that met and knew him...........


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#4 Jul-21-10 4:10AM

Ernie
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

He was a big time perch fisherman.....he was my mentor!

My family is better off that we knew him....to my kids, he was Uncle Carl!


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#5 Jul-21-10 4:34AM

AndrewDo124
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Registered: May-27-08
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

My prayers and condolences to Lydia sad I had the privilege of fishing with Carl and I won't forget his kindness or his stories. He will truly be missed. RIP

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#6 Jul-21-10 4:36AM

bigjeffie
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

I only had the pleasure of fishing with Carl one time.

In March of 2009 he took me out for yellow perch on the Occoquan River.

We set up downstream of I95 and began jigging Silver Buddy's. For the next 4 hours we caught fish until  we finally just plain had enough.

Carl chastised me for releasing a few keepers. I dont remember the finally tally, but his cooler was loaded: somewhere between 150 and 200 fish, with a fair sum of oversized females.

I can see us, down in the basement of winter, all wrapped up, talking like we known each other forever, lifting one fish after another into the boat,  and the scene bereft of color save for the flamboyant perch- and the glow in our faces

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#7 Jul-21-10 5:30AM

redskinsfan360
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

I only met him once but he was so kind.  I will always remember the birdhouses he made to help us out.  RIP

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#8 Jul-21-10 5:31AM

Ernie
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

He would always ham it up when I made him pose with little fish!

http://www.pacemakerfishing.com/photos/ … CJ6-90.jpg


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#9 Jul-21-10 5:37AM

CozUF2001
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

Unfortunately, I never met Carl....but he did comment on how I was holding bass for pictures. Since that day, I usher nothing but respect for these fun fish and hold them with two hands and release them gently back into their haunts. Rest in peace kind sir.


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#10 Jul-21-10 5:43AM

Ernie
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

Lydia is aiming to have the funeral on Monday....details are going to be worked out today and I will post as soon as they are set.


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#11 Jul-21-10 5:47AM

Ernie
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

Here are Carl and Roy (the Doc) fishing Goose Creek on a cold November day in 1989....

http://www.pacemakerfishing.com/photos/ … c11-89.jpg

I brought along my then 3 year old son David who was not too happy with the circumstances.

http://www.pacemakerfishing.com/photos/ … e11-89.jpg


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#12 Jul-21-10 6:00AM

Dominion Dan
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From: Falls Church, VA
Registered: May-24-08
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

Carl was one of the most generous, knowledgeable, kind, and funny people I've met. Ernie, I can't tell you how grateful I am to you for introducing us.

My only regret is that we didn't get to take him to that new WP spot across from the USNA.

Although, I am thankful that our last fishing trip was successful:
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9508/0603000747.jpg

I believe that was Carl's last fishing excursion.

Last edited by Dominion Dan (Jul-21-10 6:06AM)

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#13 Jul-21-10 6:00AM

Ernie
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

The perch master applying his trade!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/IMGP0061-1.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/IMGP0430.jpg


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#14 Jul-21-10 6:05AM

jumping jasper
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

The loss of a loved one is so very very hard. My prayers are for all who loved and knew him.

You can shed tears that he is gone,
Or you can smile because he lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all he's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see him,
Or can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live for yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him only that he is gone,
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what he'd want:
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.


smile

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#15 Jul-21-10 6:13AM

Dominion Dan
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

This is my favorite picture and one of my favorite memories of Carl.

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/8940/sany0667.jpg

That was the day that Mo "had a dream" and we caught all those big YP when the water was still only 34 degrees in February.

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#16 Jul-21-10 6:45AM

Ernie
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

jumping jasper wrote:

The loss of a loved one is so very very hard. My prayers are for all who loved and new him.

You can shed tears that he is gone,
Or you can smile because he lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all he's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see him,
Or can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live for yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him only that he is gone,
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what he'd want:
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

Thank you......


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#17 Jul-21-10 7:55AM

Paul Naj
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

Guys, I am so sorry about your loss. I only met Carl once and it was quite clear that he was a special person. You guys are very fortunate to have been able to spend time with him and learn from him. He had pure joy and a passion for this sport that we all love and he willingly gave back to those wanting to learn more. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

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#18 Jul-21-10 9:21AM

flippin4it
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

Never met the guy, but I have nothing but respect for him. Seldom is it that a man can mentor from a far. After hearing and reading the stories from the guys here of fishing and hanging out with Carl.....He reminded me of how rare great men are.

                            God Bless,              Rob Mitchell

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#19 Jul-21-10 9:50AM

FishSauce
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

Carl sounds like a great guy.  From reading though the posts, looks like he spent a lot of time with good friends on this forum doing what he loves.  RIP.

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#20 Jul-21-10 11:37AM

Bass Hunter
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

R.I.P Carl. I'm glad to have been able to have met him before he passed away. I called Ernie up the very same day to tell him I finally met the perch master! He was a very nice man and had a great passion for fishing. God bless his soul..

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#21 Jul-21-10 11:40AM

doberdog1
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

Carl was like a dad to me.  Great man, Huge heart, and as kind as you can be.  I met Carl through fishing, but I learned so much more about life.  I'm so greatful to have met him, I will keep his memories with me a life time.  Miss you and I love you Dad.

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#22 Jul-21-10 2:16PM

Osprey
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

Carl put up a good fight for a long time and finally has found peace. God bless you Carl, I'm thankful I got to meet you and fish together a few times. Now it's up to the rest of us to carry on Carl's legacy and teach others to love our hobby the way Carl taught us.

Rest in peace, Carl, you'll surely live on in our memories.


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#23 Jul-21-10 3:42PM

Ernie
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

Many folks (friends, family members etc) are looking in on this thread. The tributes that you have paid Carl are special and greatly appreciated by Lydia. Carl touched a lot of folks in his walk here on earth.....


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#24 Jul-21-10 4:55PM

T.
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

I wish I had had the opportunity to meet Carl.  Seems like everyone always had a great time on their outings with him.   Next trip to Beaverdam I'll be sure to catch a WP for him.

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#25 Jul-21-10 5:39PM

purpleworm
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Re: In Memory of Carl Johnson, 12/3/1941-7/21/2010

I never had a chance to meet Carl either, but I can tell from all of your kind words that he was an outstanding person who will be dearly missed. I will catch a big one for him tomorrow morning.

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