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Hey all..................
Been fishing for 57 years.  Started at 5 trolling for King Salmon with my grandpa.  After the first time, I scrounged up $.25(soda bottles) and bought a fly rod with a broken tip and started stomping cricks on the island of Wrangell(SE Alaska).........by 8 I had progressed to a spinning rod and moved to crick mouths for Dolly Varden and the occasion Coho Salmon.  We also did subsistence fishing for Humpies when they were running.  After a couple of moves ended up in the Pacific Northwest where lake and river trout and steelhead fishing....still with a spinning rod, thru my teens.  Then the Army for 4 years(not much fishing).  After seperation, returned to SE Alaska and took up commercial fishing......salmon(seining, handtrolling, gill net), halibut/black cod(long line) crab/shrimp(pots and trawl) and when not commercial fishing, beach casting for whatever I could hook(young king salmon, coho salmon when running, dolly varden) and till crick stomping plus lake fishing for trout.  When I was 30, the cold had gotten to me, so moved to Hawaii.  Still crick stomping, but now gigging for freshwater shrimp.  Also cliff casting for nanue and night cliff fishing for barracuda and ulu'a(best  ulu'a was 67lbs).  Still with spinning gear.  After 12 years, moved to Mississippi(20 years ago last spring).  After a year of no fishing, I bought a Zebco 33 (spinning reel, 5'6" rod) and a hand full of different baits for like $11 at a salvage store called "Walls".  A neighbor(who ended up being a great friend) coached on bass fishing.  Took me to Oktibehha County Lake...........and just at dusk I was sold on bass fishing.  Using a popping scum frog, hooked a 7lb6oz bass.  Destroyed my Zebco spinning reel but I was now a bass fisherman.  For the next couple years my bass fishing was done with fiberglass rod(groan) and spinning reels.  Then my brother in law found me a used Shimano Citica for $10.  It was left handed.  Got me a Walmart 6'6" graphite rod and haven't looked back to spinning gear since then.  The last couple years, been so d**n busy, I would only fish maybe a half dozen times a year.   But this year(late summer) I decide that I was gonna make time for serious fishing again.  So since early September, fishing at least a couple times a week.  That's the basics for me and fishing.

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Greetings and Welcome to the forums :)

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9 minutes ago, lanzbass said:

Greetings and Welcome to the forums :)

Thanks, Lanz...........

 

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Welcome aboard!

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5 minutes ago, Darren. said:

Welcome aboard!

Thanks, Darren!

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Nice informative intro.  Welcome to Bass Resource. Enjoy reading & contributing in the forums.

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Welcome!

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Great having you with us from Bulldog country.

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

 

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Hello and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

Nice Full Blown Intro too

A-Jay

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Hello and Welcome ! 

 

Mike 

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That fills in some blanks. Welcome

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Welcome to the forums!

Jeff

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Welcome home!

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Hey! I'm guessing you live in Starkville. I lived there for 17 yrs until I move to Southaven for work a little over 8 yrs ago. Went to grad school at MSU & also worked on campus for 12 yrs. 

And another tidbit, I grew up in Columbus, MS & worked for a bit making Scum Frog fishing lures while in college. 

If you get a chance, check out the bass fishing at Noxubee Refuge. I had many a good day on Loakfoma. 

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4 hours ago, wdp said:

Hey! I'm guessing you live in Starkville. I lived there for 17 yrs until I move to Southaven for work a little over 8 yrs ago. Went to grad school at MSU & also worked on campus for 12 yrs. 

And another tidbit, I grew up in Columbus, MS & worked for a bit making Scum Frog fishing lures while in college. 

If you get a chance, check out the bass fishing at Noxubee Refuge. I had many a good day on Loakfoma. 

Yep...actually......Adaton.  And yes many hours on Loakfoma before they did the "rebuild".  And love the shallows on the back of Bluff lake also.  You ever fish the slews along the TennTom?? Mine is mostly between the Bevill lock and Waverly......that's some fine fishing.........

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Fished slews on Tenn Tom a little with my Dad while I was in high school, mostly for bream & crappie. 

And yeah, I had my best luck on Loakfoma before the rebuild. The handful of times I've fished it since then I haven't done as well. It's hard to get down there now since I moved. 

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