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I've been lurkin' for awhile now (fourbizzle caught me ;D) and figured I would finally stop by to introduce myself and contribute what little I know about bass fishing....like I don't spend enough time on other fishing forums ::) I think this forum is great cause you can see what other people around the US are doing to catch bass.

A little about myself...my name is Jerry. I grew up in Alaska and fished for anything that swam. Moved to San Jose,California for skateboarding and eventually school. I picked up bass fishing about a year ago and I guess you could say I got bit by the bug pretty hard ;D In AK I would see bass fishing on TV and wonder why people fish for such small green fish, well know I now. :D

I started bass fishing from a canoe, but recently moved on up to the poor man's ultimate fishing machine, a water skeeter pontoon boat. These things are AWESOME!!!!! I've been fortunate enough to be able to fish some of the best waters in the US...clear lake, the delta, and a few other trophy lakes.

I know a few people that post on here regularly. Fourbizzle saved me and my canoe one day at my local lake when I tipped and sunk my canoe. (funny story, thanks again buddy!) And he gave me my first shot of big bass fishermans herion, a huddleston! I still hate you for that, and so does my bank account ;D I've tried to convince brokejew to get a pontoon boat to no avail on another forum( your missin out bro). Supermat has given me some good advice over the past 6 months or so. Fishchris (eventhough I've never met or talked to him) gave me the confidence to go get skunked consecutive times in search of my first double digit bass, which I was finally lucky enough to accomplish. All the other posters on here have also contributed to my knowledge of bass fishing, whether they knew it or not.

Well....sorry for the long intro. Glad I could become part of BR fams.

Here's a little fish porn for you all....

13lb12ounce florida strain beauty:

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delta PB...7.5lbs. still lookin for that 10+ delta toad 8-)

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and cool shot of my "boat", don't mind the dink :D

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CHEERS!!!

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Welcome to the fam Jerbs.  That's an awesome boat you got there for just getting out on the water.  I need one of those for the lakes here in Va.  How much did that thing run you?  You buy it new or used?  Nice pig in that first pic.  And that last one is not a dink where I live haha.  Nice to have you aboard boss.  Take care and tight lines.

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Thanks dudes! 8-)

JC,

I picked this one up used, homie price $80. It is probably the most ghetto kickboat ever. ;D Duct taped on rod holder and fishin buddy(fish finder) mount, screwdriver holding one of the pegs in, and currently has to be pumped up once a trip...but it gets the job done :D New ones run anywhere from $250-$1000+. If you do a few google searches you can find some crazy tricked out toons. IMO these boats are very under utilized in the bass fishing world. After purchase there is virtually no extra costs(i.e. gas, insurance, launch), which is good for people like me who are bassin on a budget.  8-) You can cover pretty good amounts of water very thoroughly too.I will have a boat in the near future, as my parents are going to hook me up for graduating from college in 8 weeks. I'm sure the toon will still get some play in local kickboat tournies.

If you have any more questions about kickboats feel free to ask. 8-)

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how well does it pack up? I have a small 2 door civic, think it would fit nicely in there?

I deflate it and take it apart everytime. Takes about 10-15 minutes to set up once you get it down. You fold your bladders into the frame and take apart the seat and back piece. It would probably fit in your trunk. I used to store it in the back seat of my old toyota camry.

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Welcome aboard!

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Wow!! Quite an intro. Nice to have another one of you Cali guys on here. Looks like you're no different than the rest of them, posting pics of fish I dream about catching. Welcome Aboard!!

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 Lurked for quite a while myself before joining. Lots better to contribute what little I know :-[. WELCOME to the forums!!!

                                        As Ever,

                                         skillet

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thanks for the welcome. 8-) I plan on contributing what little I know and learning as much as possible from you all.

yeah...another one of those cali dudes that likes to get skunked 4 straight trips in the pursuit of one big one... ;D

I grew up catching these babies, this was from last summer up in AK. Almost as much fun as catching giant mama toads. ::)

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SimonSays, Here is what two kickboats completely broken down looks like in the back of my jeep(with the seat up). One of my friends is lazy and decided I don't need all my trunk space so he leaves his kickboat in my Jeep. Everything you need for both boats is in that jumbled mess.

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Welcome to the best fishing site on the net.

Falcon

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The waders look heavy duty, in a good way.  I'm new to the site myself but picked up a ton of info.

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