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Since the world was dirt.

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Bass Fishing since 1980, started fishing around 1966- 67. Still love it as much if not more than I always have

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Late 50's sometime. 

Dang, just typing that made me feel old!

 

Thanks a lot

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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I probably caught my first bluegill or catfish when I was four or so, and I've been fishing on and off ever since as sort of a loose hobby that I would partake in when I was younger visiting my grandparents.  My grandfather was a farmer, and there were quite a few ponds on the property.

 

I took it seriously from 21-22 and now I'm back again, nearly 32 years old, and bass fishing something serious for about the past three years.

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9 hours ago, A-Jay said:

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Circa 1967 ~ A couple of years into it.

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A-Jay

Color film.  You're a young guy.  🙂

 

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4 minutes ago, MickD said:

Color film.  You're a young guy.  🙂

 

Yea -  I think that was a Polaroid too.

And if things go according to plan I'll be celebrating my 20th birthday for the third time in August.

:baby-girl:

A-Jay 

 

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8 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

This isn't a picture of one of my boys, but me about 32 years ago. 

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One of my first pictures with a bass. They weren't the target back then, too much work to catch and not enough fillets as a result.

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Really got bit hard by the bass fishing bug when we moved to the KC area and when I got my first truck to drive around to all the different lakes. 

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The original Googan!

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I've been fishing since      , well,     as long as I can remember.

 My family have been fishing for many generations, in one way or another.

Per the family history, my relatives lived on the Isles of Shoals in NH at one time as commercial fisherman.

My grandmother told me the story of how she and my grandfather were out hornpouting  one night. On the way in they ran up on a rock pile and got stuck. They had to wait for daylight and help, and she figures that was the night my mom was conceived. Not a bad way to pass the time I guess😉

  Here's a couple of pics. The first one is my great uncle Rosco, at Rye harbor NH,  with a shark he caught. The second is me and my dad out on the lake, around 1955. Even with a toy fish pole I had the bug.

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10 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

And if things go according to plan I'll be celebrating my 20th birthday for the third time in August.

It doesn't hurt, really!

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5 minutes ago, Harold Scoggins said:

It doesn't hurt, really!

Ok.

Thanks for the heads up. 

A-Jay 

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Seeing all these pictures from the 50s and 60s makes me wish my mother wasn't so strict with her box camera. I picked up a cane pole around 1959. Caught my first bass about 1967 and it was all down hill from there. Love this thread.

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<= profile pic is the oldest pic we still have. I was 4 years old in that picture.

 

Been fishing since 1991 (I was 2 years old). It is also the very first memory that I have.

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Since maybe 1975. I would have been 5 then. But I feel certain I went with my dad earlier than that.

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1 hour ago, Harold Scoggins said:

The original Googan!

I'm not nearly obnoxious enough to be a Googan 🤦‍♂️

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3 hours ago, Mike L said:

Late 50's sometime. 

Dang, just typing that made me feel old!

 

Thanks a lot

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

 

Nah! Experienced!   😉

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I've been fishing as long as I can remember.  So, at least 45 years.

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I caught my first fish ever, about one year ago, on June 9th, 2018.  LOL.

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Been fishing about 54 years,  I can’t remember the first time I went but I remember my grandfather hooking them in a farm pond and letting me reel them in.

 

Been bass fishing about 45 years.

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3 hours ago, Harold Scoggins said:

The original Googan!

It's way too early in the morning to be insulting the police.

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Since I was 1.5 -2 years old from what I've been told. So since about '86

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Parents gave me a photo sitting on my grandfathers dock fishing at 3 years old, circa 1952. Than would mean just 67 years of chasing fish. Looking forward to the next 67.

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Caught my first fish out of the marsh at Ft Fisher NC when I was 4 . It was some kind of little perch, according to my dad. This would have been 1965.

Caught my first good sized fish when I was 8. It was a 3-4 pound black drum, caught while surf fishing at Ocean Isle beach, NC , with my dad and cousin. I was completely hooked on fishing after that.

I started bass fishing in ‘74 or’ 75 , after going bank fishing at the local lake, catching some bream and seeing a small bass swim by. Caught my first decent bass ( 4 pounds ) on a doughball shortly after that. Have loved bass fishing the most of all kinds of fishing since.

 

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73 years for me, I believe.  Old black line casting reels, steel rods, bamboo poles.  Orvis glass minnow traps, (I still have one),  catching crawfish under rocks, perch fishing the piers and Elberta and Frankfort.  

 

I remember about 1950 Dad buying his first spinning reel, Airex?  From Europe?  It was magic.  At that time it used a green "braid," not sure of the material, but I guess there was no mono at that time.  In time I became a fan of the Italian Alcedo Microns, still have a couple of them, but they don't measure up now.  I could get the Microns, which were not cheap, because in my sophomore year in high school I got a job in a sporting goods store.  You know where my income went, fishing tackle, an Ithaca 37 rib-deluxe shotgun, etc etc etc.(Still have it, a wonderful shotgun).  We fished smb on the Shiawassee River, still a good smb river in spots, and the killer lure, discovered by my boss, was the F7 silver Helin's Flatfish.  My boss posted a pic in the store of all the smb and rock bass he and a friend caught drifting the Shiawassee, and we couldn't keep them in stock after that.  Sold hundreds before it cooled off.  I gotta try that lure again today.

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Been fishing for 60 years. Dad got me started bream fishing with a cane pole when I was 6 or 7. I didn't start bass fishing till about the mid 60s. I am like @Mike L I really feel old typing this.

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A little over 40 years.

 

I remember taping my 2 piece rod to my bmx riding about 30 minutes to the river where we would catch crawfish and hellgrammites, then take them to the sand pit to catch bass.

 

My dad's company owned this property in southern ohio with a lake and a pond.

The "adults" would get drunk, row out to the middle with their catfish lines and drop them for the night.

Many mornings i'd wake up early, to reel in the fish they caught overnight.

One time I got 5 different rods tangled by trying to reel in a big catfish on one of them.

Caught a pretty good spanking over that

 

 

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