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MadisonBoats
04-01-2011, 09:37 AM
Well, most of my Facebook Friends know the secret is out.:rolleyes:
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/207997_10150215450258319_718858318_8456255_5891337 _n.jpg

kentuckytroutbum
04-01-2011, 09:44 AM
Shawn-

That is COOL!

Hope that the gold is not stolen, or claimed by someone. You will have it to yourself, I hope so. You deserve it my friend.

Bill

JoelO
04-01-2011, 11:24 AM
That's pretty neat. Just finding something like that is exciting...whether you get to keep them or not.

Btw, I seem to have misplaced a few gold ingots...anybody come across 8 bars....:p

gmreeves
04-01-2011, 11:37 AM
That is incredible! I should go fishing more.

silvercreek
04-01-2011, 11:41 AM
It's mine. I lost it last year. I didn't have my name on it, because I didn't plan on losing it.

MadisonBoats
04-01-2011, 11:41 AM
Fellas, I have had you on the hook too long...:biggrin: It was meant to be a fun April Fool's Joke! Although, it did take some imagination to dream this story up. Maybe one day...?

Wilson10
04-01-2011, 12:35 PM
HAHA...nice

TNBigBore
04-01-2011, 12:56 PM
Very good one. I was hoping for your sake it was real though.

pineman19
04-01-2011, 02:49 PM
Very well done Shawn:cool:

Neal

gmreeves
04-01-2011, 03:48 PM
I was just leading everyone elso on. I didn't fall for it. :rolleyes:

whitefeather
04-01-2011, 10:37 PM
That was primo Shawn! You had us going! LOL!:biggrin:

stuart
04-01-2011, 11:07 PM
How did you do the newspaper ad? BTW pretty good one.

STU

Corbo
04-02-2011, 08:05 AM
You got me too! Wish it were true though....

JoeFred
04-02-2011, 08:56 AM
Shawn, you Au to be ashamed.:rolleyes:

Splendid work!

JF

MadisonBoats
04-02-2011, 08:59 AM
How did you do the newspaper ad? BTW pretty good one.

STU

Thanks guys for hoping it was true for me! That actually made me feel bad for posting it. I do hope it gave you guys a good laugh or smile.:redface:

Stuart, my friends and I used to play the old HTML April Fool's joke on one another back in the day. That was an easy one and it made for a great time. All you had to do was save a web-page in your browser and then just edit it in notepad, then save again as .HTML and you have your own fabricated news story. You can imagine how realistic it would have looked on local news style web-page. You had to actually email the web-page that you saved; but, most people thought it was a link to the real story.:biggrin: Now; most sites are too dynamic to simply edit in HTML and maintain formatting.

Also; you can do this easier by using (generator) websites that have joke templates. The one I used is: http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp

Hopefully, we will get plenty of fishing reports this weekend to get back in to the fish!

I apologize if I caused any of you ill-will from the post! My intent was to be fun spirited! However; I realize that I have too much of a conscience to pull ruses on people.:redface:

JoelO
04-04-2011, 10:07 AM
Dang, you got me Shawn! Good one!