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NO disrespect intended with the topic of this post. But there is this one old guy that fishes one of the places I go to. He is just plain out mean and cranky. Always complaining. Always giving me a line of crap (on Sunday he told me he had a 14lber within a foot of shore and broke his line, yep....sure). Don't think he remembers me at all. Everytime I walk past him he asks me how the fishing is going. I always tell him that it's not as good as the other place that I go to (New Albion). Why I tell him that everytime is beyond me because than he always goes into a HUGE rant about why the DEC won't "clean" that place out. Not sure if he is just a trout fisherman or what. But he is always complaining about the weedbeds and grass. Always tells me that he calls the state and yells at them for not scooping out the gunk.  To me that is bass heaven!  ;D

Anyone else have that one fisherman who you just have to rattle every now and then.

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I've got a relative in WI and he said to me this summer, while I was up there visiting, that the crappie in WI are huge.  He goes on to tell me that a crappie broke his line once.  I told him he was full of it because I ain't never heard of a crappie breaking line, unless you have some really, really crappy line.  And even then....

He said he once caught a crappie and it had 5 hooks stuck in it's mouth with the tag ends of the line still attache.  ;D  

Cheers.

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unless you have some really, really crappy line.  And even then....

Or you're a really crappy fisherman when it comes to the fight. I have caught ridiculously small dinks still sporting broken terminal tackle.

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I was fishing this afternoon with a 3/4 oz. jig and this old guy told me that I wont catch anything using an artficial squid!!! ;D ;D ;D

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unless you have some really, really crappy line. And even then....

Or you're a really crappy fisherman when it comes to the fight. I have caught ridiculously small dinks still sporting broken terminal tackle.

This has got to be just from kids that are afraid to take the hook out.

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I'm one of those old guys that is always telling you young wiper snappers about all the stuff I have caught and done. Just trying to strike up a conversation. Please be patience with me, I'm not as young as I use to be.

And please remember, You will be there one day. ;)

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frogtog---I think they are really just jealous of our good life.  I am 62 years young and I all I have to do is fish 3-4 days a week and golf 3-4 days a week.  BUT I do work all the other days.   ;D

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I'm sure i've broken off a few dinks right after saying" I'll retie after the next fish."

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Don't be too quick to condem these codgers - some of them have forgotten more about fishing than you will ever learn.  There are several "codgers" in this area that have taught me a lot about fishing and I have been fishing all my life.  Just weed through the bull stuff and listen to what they have to say - of course if the guy is too much of a horse's patoot, just leave him alone.

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About 27 years ago, after I had already bass fished for over 25 years an old man at a lake in California taught me a lesson on topwater bass fishing that I'll never forget. Come to find out he was the World's Topwater Bass Fishing Champion. Some of those old men actually know what they are talking about. ;D

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Let's stay on topic folks, this isn't about light fishing line, it's about ornery old folks ,......like frogtog  ;D :);)

About 27 years ago, after I had already bass fished for over 25 years an old man at a lake in California taught me a lesson on topwater bass fishing that I'll never forget.  Come to find out he was the World's Topwater Bass Fishing Champion.  Some of those old men actually know what they are talking about.  ;D

I learned the ocean from an old salt.  He is leaving us soon, stage 4 cancer.  This man was a main influence in making fishing what it is for me today.  Here's to Capt. Bill Mancini

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Let's stay on topic flks, this isn't about light fishing line, it's about ornery old folks ,......like frogtog ;D :);)

Ithink Avid,Risk Kid and Long Mike best fit into this catagory

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Don't be too quick to condem these codgers - some of them have forgotten more about fishing than you will ever learn. There are several "codgers" in this area that have taught me a lot about fishing and I have been fishing all my life. Just weed through the bull stuff and listen to what they have to say - of course if the guy is too much of a horse's patoot, just leave him alone.

Ah I'm not. I just think it's funny that he complains about the same thing every time I talk with him. I'm not condemming all old codgers as my grandfather taught me how to fish and is very skilled in angling. Very humble man. I have great respect for most older fisherman. There are plenty of younger people that are idiots as well. But I can't wrap my finger around this man. So when I see people like this it just cracks me up I guess.

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Let's stay on topic flks, this isn't about light fishing line, it's about ornery old folks ,......like frogtog ;D :);)

Ithink Avid,Risk Kid and Long Mike best fit into this catagory

All of whom I have great respect for. Now these guys are very knowledgable and I have taken some great advice from there posts.

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He is just plain out mean and cranky.  

Don 't know what 's wrong with being plain out mean and cranky  :-/, I am plain out mean and cranky.  :D

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I would change the subject to idiot fisherman, not older fisherman

i get funny stuff from idiot fisherman of all ages.....

heres a couple for now......more coming

-Random fisherman fishing marsh creek with me in the rain

"when the rain comes its the best fishing because the fish think its food hitting the water and they bite anything"

-Random Wallmart fishing section shopper looking at me picking out size 2/0 hooks

"those are only for saltwater ya know"

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-Random Wallmart fishing section shopper looking at me picking out size 2/0 hooks

"those are only for saltwater ya know"

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That's awesome.

For the record guys.........thats why I put "SOME older fisherman".

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There is an older "gentleman" who has twice run right in where I was bass fishing and informed me that I was on his bream hole and would I please move.  The first time he was with his wife and the second time he was with his son.

Sunday morning I was putting in at the same ramp where he was putting in.  The son came over to me and apologized for his father and said that he could not seem the get his father to understand that he had to share the lake.  I told the son that would be gone from that spot before he and his Dad got there.

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yeah my grandpa. when i go fishing with him EVERYTHING is wrong (even how i lip my bass) he knows everything about when bass will hit, what they will hit, and were they will be. but he cant catch bass to save his life. i think it is funny.

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Speaking of broken line. Saturday on Toledo Bend fishing a club tournament. Watermelon/red baby brushhog with 15 lb. big game. Fishing a grass bed, got bit, set the hook and broke the line. Sat down in the boat to retie and a 10in. bass surfaced trying to get rid of that brushhog. Wasn't so disappointed after that. I'm 58 and still going.

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Never see any "old" codgers where I fish

except me

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Let's stay on topic flks, this isn't about light fishing line, it's about ornery old folks ,......like frogtog ;D :);)

Ithink Avid,Risk Kid and Long Mike best fit into this catagory

Muddy, you   I am not ornery!  I'm just set in my ways, and have enough life experience to know that I do not to have to put up with those who abrade my good nature.  ;D ;D ;D

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Let's stay on topic flks, this isn't about light fishing line, it's about ornery old folks ,......like frogtog ;D :);)

Ithink Avid,Risk Kid and Long Mike best fit into this catagory

Muddy, you I am not ornery! I'm just set in my ways, and have enough life experience to know that I do not to have to put up with those who abrade my good nature. ;D ;D ;D

Thanks MIKE I needed that  

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