I hadn’t been to Lake Weiss in nearly twenty years. My memories there were always fond experiences. And the lure was always big crappie. Jonathon and I decided to meet there and spend some time hanging out and hopefully bringing home large messes of fish and new memories. And while the messes of fish only became a mess of fish, the new memories were more than expected. So much so, multiple return trips next year are already in the works. What’s the draw if the fishing was not great but only good? It is what draws people to any place. The people. While there, we met Terri and her son Robbie. They are the owners of Bay Springs Country Inn and Marina. Their hospitality, kindness, and conversation, let us know we had come to the right place. We’ll look forward to seeing these two again. We also met Tim the next morning. He would be our guide for two days. He found out quickly that we like to have fun and everyone’s expense on the lake, whether were catching fish or not. And he was the perfect partner for all our boating shenanigans. We’ll tag Tim again too. Why? Not because of the fish. We can catch fish with anyone. Again, the draw is always the people. You see, I’ve stayed in nicer places. I’ve eaten better food. I’ve fished out of more expansive boats. I’ve caught more fish. (even though all these things were good) But what will make me and others go back is not the boat or the electronics in the boat. Or the hotel. Or all the accommodations of the hotel. Or the services. Or the temperature. Or the talent. Or the lights. Or the production. Or the performance on the stage. Or the beautiful building. Or even the sermon.


It’s the people.


Be one. 

Gary Miller

Gary Miller has written Outdoor Truths articles for over 21 years. He has also
written five books which include compilations of his articles and a father/son
devotional. He also speaks at wild-game dinners and men’s events for
churches and associations.