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Hey folks.  My name is Russ and I'm from Rhode Island.  A true addict since roughly 13 yrs old.  I'm 37 now, and I am a UPS driver in a heavily wooded, pond ridden area.  LOVIN' THE NEW ROUTE!!!

 I fish both fresh and salt with these current trophies

Line class record, 6 lb test, no leader, 16.6lb northern

largest Largemouth (northern) 7lbs 6 oz

Stripped bass   34lbs on a 6 weight fly rod

1023 lb  Bluefin TUNA

Although always a true freshwater addict at heart, I live in a state who's motto is "the ocean state" so of course I had to venture.  While I was part time at ups, I supplemented my income by clamming.  THere I met guys who fish the stellwagon Bank fisheryt in Cape Cod bay and was turned on to some killer bluefin fishing which after 3 yrs of learning, finally paid off.  My first fish sold for $4,320.  I caught 6 more in the next 2 yrs and then became full time at ups and have now sold the salt water boat and am getting back to re-enforcing my roots as a bass fisherman.  

 We had a great ice out this, and I was looking for articles about early spring fishing when I found this site.  THIS SITE IS AMAZING!!!!!!   Glad I'm here and I look forward to meeting many of you.  

PS,...I am a big believer in  PICTURES!  If you dont have the photos to back up your mouth, don't speak.  THe proof is in the picture!!

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Hey Low Budget....

I live just north of you in Massachusetts. I also have fished Stellwagen bank though I have never had the success you have had there. Brought in some huge cod,Mako's and fly fished there for stripers and blues. Its a strange place....out in the middle of nowhere then all of a sudden bait fish everywhere, what a blast.

Welcome to the site!

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Welcome to the forum!

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Welcome.

I sure wish I could drive around all day and find secret holes.

Plus if they say no you can't fish it, you can make sure their package(s) show up a little later.  ;)

Just kidding of course.

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Funny about the packages but I have this one place where the owners sold the land (with private pond)(loaded w/ bass but nothing too large) to a gentleman who who thinks his pond is soooo secret. He put a rubbermaid box at the head of his driveway(more of an access rd than a driveway) and he wrote "UPS/fedex" on the box so we will leave the pkgs up top and not learn about his precious pond. I had been in there b4 and found this a bit eccentric so I played the "signature required" game so I HAD to go down to the house,hehehe.

I could tell the guy was agitated that his secret may have been found out so I made sure I let him know that Mr THompson (1/2 mile down the same rd) was doing an excellent job managing his fishery and that he should maybe talk to him about his pond.

This guy started going on about how there are no bass in there so I let him know at that point that I've been fishing his pond for 2 yrs now and boy is he in for a surprise.

He let me know that we are no longer welcome there (in a very jerky way) So I let him know that we fish at mr Thompsons pond anyway cause it's managed so well and his wife is an amazing cook! Funny how 1 person can be so cool and welcoming and his neighbor can be such an ***!!

NO BOX FOR YOU!! -- package Nazi

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Hey welcome to the forum this is one great place. We gotta be nice to you you guys deliver all our Cabelas orders! ;D

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Don't forget our exclusive BASSPRO contract!! lol I love handing those to the expecting angler. EVERY DAY IS XMAS!

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Funny about the packages but I have this one place where the owners sold the land (with private pond)(loaded w/ bass but nothing too large) to a gentleman who who thinks his pond is soooo secret. He put a rubbermaid box at the head of his driveway(more of an access rd than a driveway) and he wrote "UPS/fedex" on the box so we will leave the pkgs up top and not learn about his precious pond. I had been in there b4 and found this a bit eccentric so I played the "signature required" game so I HAD to go down to the house,hehehe.

I could tell the guy was agitated that his secret may have been found out so I made sure I let him know that Mr THompson (1/2 mile down the same rd) was doing an excellent job managing his fishery and that he should maybe talk to him about his pond.

This guy started going on about how there are no bass in there so I let him know at that point that I've been fishing his pond for 2 yrs now and boy is he in for a surprise.

He let me know that we are no longer welcome there (in a very jerky way) So I let him know that we fish at mr Thompsons pond anyway cause it's managed so well and his wife is an amazing cook! Funny how 1 person can be so cool and welcoming and his neighbor can be such an ***!!

NO BOX FOR YOU!! -- package Nazi

lol!!!!

I see a seinfeld fan too, cool.

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Welcome to the forum. Thats interesting, because I drive a Big Brown Truck for Buster Brown also. :)

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PS,...I am a big believer in PICTURES! If you dont have the photos to back up your mouth, don't speak. THe proof is in the picture!!

Hey low budget,

i don't see any pictures of your tuna, etc.  I guess if we don't have pictures, everyone on this site is a liar!  Nice way to join in the forum.  Welcome!

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This is a pic of me (right) my friend kevin(middle) and the mate, name unknown from another friends boat. We couldn't slide the fish over the gunnel so my other friend dropped his mate on our boat and snapped a few pics (from his boat) as we hauled it in. I didn't see him till 3 yrs later when I ran into him in a store and he ran home and got this pics from his house.

fishing20004163.jpg

This is the original blown up on my wall

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/rustyhooks/fisssshy0018.bmp

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I use too, I drive big, big, big Brown Truck. Im a feeder driver now.

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L_B_H welcome to the forum.  I fish alone 99% of the time so you won't see many pictures from me.  I'm sorry it if that makes me a liar in your opinion.

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