It's a boy

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Mike B
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It's a boy
<p>I just wanted to announce the birth of my son, Mason Michael Oliver for some of you roughfishers who&#39;ve gotten to know me over the years but don&#39;t Facebook. I thought it significant for this site, other than the fact it&#39;s my first born son, because of course, there are a few subtle fishing-related references in his name. First Mason, like my daughter Alexie, is named after a lake I enjoy visiting, Mason Lake. It&#39;s largish somewhat unusual body of water in that the first part is weedy and mesotrophic and the other basin is deep and oligotrophic. It&#39;s got some great pike fishing in it. The Dutchman will see it for himself when he comes visiting this fall.</p> <p>Middle name Michael is obvious; Oliver comes from another body of water, Oliver Sound, way up north off the Arctic Ocean at the north end of Baffin Island. It&#39;s a magical place. My wife and I visited there in 2013. You can see some shots of it in my expedition report here:<a href=""></a></p> <p>Cheers everybody. Difficulty delivery but mother and baby are well.</p> <p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 800px; height: 600px;" /></p>
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Congrats Mike!

Time to celebrate by sleeping every chance you get!!!!


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the bearded angler
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Congrats Mike! I think I see

Congrats Mike! I think I see a definate resemblance hehe

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Many congrats (again) to the whole B family! Glad to hear everybody is doing well. I bet Mason will grow up to be a rad dude.

Very much looking forward to seeing both Masons... Is it September yet?!

Fishn sure is neat

Biggest congrats!!
What an awesomely proud day for all of you! You have a truly lovely family, Mike! I'm sure there are lots of great adventures and wonderful memories ahead for you!!
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Congratulations! You have a l

Congratulations! You have a lovely family!

andy's picture

Big congrats on the new child, and I'm glad to hear that everything went well for both mama and baby!  Great choice of name, too.

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So awesome havin another kid. I bet his sister is gonna be a handful "helping" mommy with the baby. Wont be long and we'll be seeing a little Mike B. holdin a fish with the O-Face for the picture. Glad mom and baby are doin good.

Jigs you lucky dog you! Wish I was goin with.

Mike B
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Thank you all, happy to repor

Thank you all, happy to report the kid eats and sleeps a lot. Alexie is "helping" a lot D.T. Im sure that will be the case for a long time to come, lol. Bearded Angler, I think he kind of looks like Rocky Balboa after 15 rounds with Apollo Creed in this shot. I known mom felt like that.


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Can't wait to see both kids w

Can't wait to see both kids with huge inconnu in their hands. You have to get them mini Nunavut knit hats. Seriously: go back up there, find that woman and get her to knit you a couple kid-sized hats.

And congratulations!


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