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57 minutes ago, Harold Scoggins said:

I understand your point, really I do. I also believe that it's harder for the youth today to make a go at it, however, I don't think it's impossible if one has the courage to overcome.

I remember riding my bike to the lake and wading into the water to recover my 50 cent Crème worm. That 50 cents was my weekly allowance for farm work. When I turned 17, I volunteered for the Army (didn't wait for a draft notice) and left home with nothing but the shirt on my back. The first time I reported to the pay officer, he counted out a little more than a $100 on the field table in front of me. I sent half to my mother and lived on the rest. (thank God for the free C and beer rations) During the twenty+ years I served my country, I got my GED, a college degree and teaching certificate. I started acquiring high end tackle in the mid to late 80s when my situation improved to the point where I could. Today I have lower priced lures sitting along side my higher end JDM lures. My point, if you want it bad enough, you can have it. My message to the youth today; for most of us, it doesn't come overnight.

Thank you for your service.

A single E3 over 2 in this area is pulling in about $49k gross, and only about 1/2 that is taxable. I think if he/she can find the time between the paid for college courses, they can get a Fuego and a decent stick and hit the water, heck, they can even borrow or rent boats, canoes, or dare I say it, kayaks at most MWRs. Yeah, they got it bad....

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When I was a kid the Ocean was my second house, I used to go fishing with just a fishing line with a hook and some weight on it, real fish bate and had a bucket, summer times where the best time. The bucket was filled up in no time, never thought about different bate or different nothing. 

 

Life was very simple way back in the days. Today is a different story when you go out to buy fishing stuff is very overwhelming the amount of different things you can choose from and it can get expensive if you don't budget what you need. Even though I have the Cha Ching to buy what ever I want, I just have an inexpensive fishing pole some plastic bate, hooks, etc. And the bucket lol...and is fun times as well! Reminds me of my childhood that is why I came back on board for fishing, the difference is that this time is on lakes because I don't live near the ocean at the moment.

 

Is good to buy cool things for fishing but sometimes you don't need all that...telling you from experience!

 

 

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