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5fishlimit

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Hello everybody! I just got back into fishing this year after a week long stay in the hospital this past May for Crohns Disease.

I used to go fishing as a teenager, but the reason I stopped escapes my memory now. My time on the water now is as therapeutic to my health as the medications that I am supposed to take for my Crohns Disease.

How I came back around to fishing was on the third day of my stay in the hospital and my best friend had stopped in to visit me, and he had just gone fishing that morning. We started talking about the trips we took to a small creek in our neighborhood as a kid. The next four days I spent staring out the window vowing I would get back on the water. The day after my release from the hospital I drove to Cincinnati to visit my sister and upon walking through her door I told her to take me to the Bass Pro Shops. I walked out with a 7' Bass Pro Shops MedHvy, fast action spinning rod and a Pflueger Trion GX-7 reel, some hooks, a bobber, and my fishing license. My brother-in-law also surprised me with his fishing rods and a tacklebox. He hooked me up with a 7' St. Croix MedLight action spinning Rod with a Shimano reel.

Somewhere during the summer I got to using spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, and lipless crankbaits. Realizing that my gear wasn't quite cutting it for me I then soon moved up to a baitcaster. I got an Abu Garcia Veritas 7' MedHvy, fast action rod with a Lew's Speed Spool reel.

I've completely fallen in love with fishing, and never go anywhere without my gear. I've been known to go fishing before work, during my lunch break, and after work - all in the same day. The joke around the office is that the days I sleep in are the weekdays, because I'm getting up early on the weekends to go fishing.

I came across bassresource.com while searching for some information on how to use jigs. Now the site has become the first place I go to for any and all information for bass fishing. Thank you, bassresource.com, and thank you to all the great people I've met on the waters fishing.

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Welcome, and wishing the best for you! May fishing be the exact therapy you need. Many happy days on the water.

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Welcome. We are honored to have you with us.

Just ask your questions and we will do our best to give you our input.

Have you considered joining a local bass fishing club? You will learn a lot and meet some very nice people who share the love of bass fishing.

Hope your health continues to be good and you have many wonderful hours fishing for that little green monster.

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Thanks. Glad to be here.

As far as a bass fishing club I have been thinking about getting involved. I sent an email to one today about their membership, but since I'm a non-boater I understand if they don't have an opening.

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Welcome! I hope you have some fun.

Take one day at the time and " fish-it-all " :respect-059:

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Welcome back to fishing. You're in the right place, folks here are good people. You're close to some very good Smallie fishing over there.

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Cleveland? You gotta be fishing Erie!!!! ;) I have family in Eastlake and Brooklyn Heights so I plan on bring my boat up next summer and take them. I understand the smallies are outstanding on Erie.

Welcome!!!!

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Welcome home!

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Thank you everyone!

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