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My grandfather and grandmother got me started as a kid, I remember leaving before sunrise those are the best memories I have as a kid. I take my boys as much as I can hope they say the same down the road.

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I grew up on a farm - it wasn't our farm but we lived there because my Dad worked for the man who owned it.  There was a creek that ran through the farm and I spent most of my time on the creek while growing up.  Ther was a low-water dam just down the hill that created a pond for the cattle to be able to drink and the spill way beyond the dam created a pool that was always full of sunfish.  I can remember Sunday afternoons when my parents, grandparents and I would spend our time catching these little critters one right after another.  I also had uncles who liked to fish on the river and would take me with them sometimes.  We moved to town when I was 14 and there was a pond behind our house that was off limits to me for fishing, but I managed to slip in there quite often and caught my biggest catfish ever from there.  I was 16 the first time I fished from a boat that a friend of mine had -- probably a 10 footer/no motor (outboard or trolling)-- we had to row out on the lake.  I can't remember a time when I didn't fish, but I guess my Dad loved it as much as I do, he just had to work so much that he didn't get the time to very often.  I'm sure I got my start because of him.

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Like every kid in the world, I remember my dad taking me crappy fishing when I was a little kid. But c'mon, that's not real fishing.

I learned how to bass fish on my own. I started about the same time as one of my good friends and we've been hardcore fishing together for about 10+ years now.  At first we started out mostly salt-water fishing in Tampa Bay for snook and whatnot and then I slowly turned into a bass fisherman (because I'm stuck in Orlando).

I'm now teaching other a few other friends how to bass fish.  Right off the bat, they're getting set up with nice rods, reels, Power Pro, Senkos, Trick Worms etc... all the stuff that took me 10+ years of time and money to learn.  

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My father introduced me to fishing. I remember crying when I was 5 because my dad was leaving to go to the store to get drinks for our fishing trip and I tought he was going fishing without me. Besides that great memories with my dad.

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I'm kind of like Gobbledog.  My dad intoduced me to fishing at a pretty early age, but I taught myself how to bass fish pretty much on my own.  Then I got my dad into bass fishing.

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My Brother got me started as soon as I could walk.  I was lucky enough to grow up within 50 feet of what Field and Stream wrote in 1958 "The Best Smallmouth Stream in the Eastern United States".  I started out with some sewing thread and a bent pin.  Caught my first bass(Smallmouth) on a cricket at age 3.  I am 62 and have fished all my life(up to now).  I Live to FISH.

Kelley

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My Dad. We started out (at least what I remember) with trout derbies. Of course, I was always one of the kids to get atleast a little wet! LOL!

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My father did'nt enjoy fishing till he was older, I tought him everything he knows(lol). We went up to grand lake last year we we're fishing with rapalas #9 floating minnows we probably were there for 15 minutes tops when he I heard him say oh s#!t! I said did you get snagged he said I hooked myself I thought he was joking sure enough he had the rear treble in his coat the other in his middle finger. I forgot my multi tool at my truck so I had to run about a mile back to get it I drove as close as I could ran back cut it loose from his coat. I said lets go home he insisted I keep fishing and he would get it out. So now I am back fishing he says got it,I run over to see he cut the hook out I still can't believe he cut it out.

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I can remember when I was about 5 is when my grandfather took me.  Now I take him as much as possible.

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I can remember when I was about 5 is when my grandfather took me. Now I take him as much as possible.

That 's because you 're a good egg GLoomisman, good to see that you take care of your elders.

I wish I could say my dad or my grandpa introduced me to fishing  :-/, in my case such thing never happened, it was one of my dad 's friends the one who introduced me to fishing. This person is extremely wealthy and owns a ranch called "Santa Helena" in the mountains that surround the city of Tulancingo in Hidalgo state, he has dressage horses and raises prime quality Charolais cattle and Suffolk sheep just because, the ranch also has a small lake feed by a spring and since the temperature there can be quite cold he has the lake stocked with rainbow trout, that 's where I was hooked on fishing when I was 9 years old.

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My dad. Fishing was part of our life growing up and is still something we do as often as we can. I remember being on a shrimp boat at age 5.

Fishing was just a natural thing for us growing up.

Alfred

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My uncle but most by my self. My dad cares only for hunting  :(

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My father introduced me to fishing, mainly panfish and trout ever since I can remember.  I learned how to bass fish by myself like a few of you have already posted.  

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My immediate family (I'm the youngest of 8) has always been very much into sports, but not fishing, hunting, etc.  When I was around 8 or 9 my great aunt and uncle used to take me their place on the Mississippi, about an hour or so north of St. Louis, and we fished for catfish.  I loved it!  Years later (i'm 40 now) two of my best friends taught me how to bass fish.

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Nice topic  ;)

Anyways, it was my father who introduce me to fishing, as most of you have said. Growing up we'd make a yearly trip to a lake away from home and camp or rent a cabin and fish for a week or two at the end of the summer before school started back up.

My drive to fish for bass specifically comes mostly from my oldest brother (10 years older). By the time I was 13 or 14, my dad had become an executive type and had much less time to fish. My brother lived fairly near by, and we would fish together every weekend and sometimes during the week for smallies on lake Wherspan (sp) and other smaller lakes around Omaha, NE.

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No one introduced me but as a kid I would take a cane pole we had to the creek we lived on. Wouldn't catch anything but had fun. At 16 I went to Yellow Stone with a friend and cought 3 small cut throat. That was the last time until last year when I wanted to take my son. I'm now 36. I wish that I keeped on fishing back in my teen years. I really love fishing!

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My dad introduced me to fishing, he also got me started hunting at age 10.

We fished from a bank for catfish and carp and used Y-shaped branches

for rod holders. Then my dad went all out and bought a used 10-ft rowboat.

The combined weight of my father, my brother and myself practically swamped

that little soaky toy. My dad died very young, so I was never able to repay him

by taking him bass fishing.

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My two great aunts one of whom was an old maid. They were of Scotch/Irish desent & never threw anything away or bought anything they could make. So I learned to fish with a cane pole, but does this bring back fond memories. Thanks for the topic :)

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Nice topic ;)]

Thanks,

I wished I could of repayed my Grandfather and took him fishing but I was a troubled young adult did'nt realize then that he would'nt always be here. He was truely a good person he gave me my first everything tv,car etc.... I still regret I was'nt a better person in his final years, when I was able to do things for him like mow his grass, take him fishing.

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The greatest fisherman I ever knew - my father. He taught me the secrets of creek fishing for bream; crappie fishing on Lake Weiss during it's glory days (70's 7 80's); running trotlines and jugs for big cats on the Coosa river; bass fishing it seems like ever lake from N Ga to Fla. Never forget the day we came back to our lake house from a morning of getting skunked and my mother was standing beside the dock and ask my father to get a fish of the hook for her. 8 lb+ bass with a Zebco 33 on a red wiggler. His face was priceless. Best fishing partner I ever had. Wish I could just sit on the lake one more time with him.

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My moms boyfriend taught me to fish. Then when i moved to iowa. I didnt fish for like 7 years. Then my senior year my friend asked if i wanted to go fishing. So it started agian. After i moved back to wis i didnt fish for like a year. Once i found this site i got back in to fishing. So thanks guys for geting me back in to fishing.

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I remember my dad takin me crappie fishing with live minnows a looooong time ago. My cousins actually got me into bass fishing about 3 years ago

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My father got me started I guess mostly with bluegill and shiners.  I caught my 1st bass when fishing with my father and 2 uncles (all "bass fishermen") and I caught the only bass on that day.  I guess that got me hooked.  But beyond that I pretty much taught myself how to bass fish.  

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