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I joined this forum to hopefully aquire some fishing buddies in the South Texas area. Here's my story, for what it is??

 

I began bream fishing around age 3-4 on Douglas Lake in East Tennessee where my grandparents lived on the lake. By age five I was targeting bass and crappie. Even Santa saw my potential leaving me my first baitcaster under the Christmas Tree when I was only six. 

 

Over the next few years I was viewed as a strange, quiet kid wondering the banks of Douglas Lake with a huge tackle box, topo maps, and no less than five rods at any given time. 

 

As as property values increased in the late 80s, owners of these lakefront cabins (now beginning to resemble beach houses) grew tired of me pulling 5lb bass from under their docks and sunken fish attractors. At age 10 I was making enemies with middle aged men. My solution was a canoe, trolling motor, and a massive Mercedes battery. This opened up most of the Muddy Creek hotspots to me instantly.

 

It wasn't long before Santa (who later turned out to be my father) blessed me with a 12' aluminum with a 6 1/2hp Sears engine (always kept a paddle on board ?). I fished 25+ small tourneys in that boat and won half of them. One could imagine the animosity I had developed with the Sevier County "brass" in their 22' Bullet Boats when I putted into weigh-in with the lunker. 

 

Fast forward 25 years and I am a boatless Air Force Veteran who is back to looking for public acces and walking the banks. Now I am living a few miles from Canyon Lake in Texas. Considerably less developed, I have yet to catch any grief from the landowners which has been great. I have an early 2000s pontoon boat that needs some engine work. As soon as I get the motor running and drop a few lawn chairs I will begin tournaments again.

 

That is unless someone on here needs someone to man the back of their Triton! I can pump your bulb like a pro!!! ?????

 

Also, if someone knows someone who could give me a fair price on a tilt trim repair in the New Braunfels/San Antonio area please message me. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Your new hillbilly friend Brett!

  

P.S. I really look forward to exchanging ideas with you guys! 

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Greetings Brett and Welcome to the forums  :)

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Welcome to the place to talk fishing. I'm only 45 minutes from you so maybe we can get out on Canyon sometime. I'm booked with events through April, but May is a little more open. Send me a message with your number.

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Brett - Welcome to Bass Resource. Enjoy reading & contributing in the forums.

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Hello Brett and Thank You for your service ~

Welcome to Bass Resource

AJay

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Welcome aboard, Brett!

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hello from Indiana. THANKS for you service! visited north texas this year, it was great.want to come back. when you get that boat running, you will be showing us some biguns, making us jealous.

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Hello and Welcome! 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike 

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All,

 

Thanks for the warm welcome. I've been lurking for a while. This forum is full of good information. 

 

Brett

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Welcome!

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Welcome Home!

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Welcome aboard from a greatful Canadian whom appreciates your service 

we are free because we have the greatest Neighbour 

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