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Hello from Ramstein AB, Germany

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Hey fellow fisherman! My name is Donald, and I have been fishing since I was about three (I'm 21 now).  I was a sophmore at Colorado State University this past spring semester, but then my appendix ruptured, which also resulted in a liver abscess, and had to medically withdraw from college due to the extensive recovery time.  I decided to go to Germany with my dad (Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, soon to be Colonel) because it would be a great opportunity to go to Europe (and there are some awesome fish here!) before I enlist in the Air Force as either a Loadmaster or a Joint Terminal Attack Controller. 

I first started fishing with my grandpa, who is a very serious tournament fisher, when I was about two.  But at the time I had epilepsy, so I was hospitalized a lot.  But whenever I was at home, I always wanted to fish with grandpa.  I continued to fish until my 21st birthday until I got my own fishing gear, and that was when I really started to get into the specifics and details about fishing.  I caught lots of trout, some bass (I hold a lake record for largemouth at 4.4 lbs haha) and some pike.  Just before I moved to Europe, I visited my grandparents in Tennessee, where I caught a 37 inch lake trout, a 20lb and a 40lb striped bass, and a 8lb smallmouth.  Needless to say that was pretty awesome, and I have been anxious about fishing here in Germany! I am set to go this week! 

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Welcome aboard, Donald!

Thanks for your service!

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Greetings Donald and Welcome to the forums :)

Thanks for your service !

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Hello, Welcome and Thank You! !

 

Mike 

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Hello Donald and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

 Please Thank your father for his service.

Your list of big fish there is no doubt impressive.

Love to see your picture of that big Smallmouth Bass . . .

A-Jay

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Welcome to the forums!

Jeff

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Welcome to Bass Resource. Enjoy reading & contributing in the forums. Thank you in advance for your upcoming service. Good luck. 

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Welcome and thank you for your service!

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Welcome,,,, glad to have you here,,,, nice to hear your gonna enlist, good luck,,,, I was in 14 yrs, in Germany 4,,,,if you get a chance, try to get over to the Kyl river when the grayling our running,,,, amazing 

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Greetings Donald. Retired USAF here (Loadmaster) so hope you make an informed choice. Flew in and out of Ramstein AB quite a bit during my 26+ years. Lots of info in these forums...welcome.

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Great having you with us and thank you for your service. We could use a whole lot of guys and gals like you in the military.

Do you know Cpt. Will Calkins?

He is stationed a the base, to the best of my knowledge. But he is not a fisherman.

Be safe and careful overseas and head back home ASAP.

Let us know how the fishing is in Europe and post pics of what you catch.

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Welcome aboard! We're glad you're here!

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Welcome and thank you!

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