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BR Elite Member for October 2008

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It's time to reveal the next Bass Resource.com Elite Member for October 2008. This member has become a regular, positive contributor to the daily happenings here at BR, spending lots of his time in the Tackle Making section. He's been making some killer looking swimbaits lately and the paint jobs he can lay down are really slick. So let's give a big round of applause for the youngest Elite Member so far,

dsaavedra

General:

Name: David A. Saavedra

Age: 16

City/State: Mechanicsville, Maryland

Occupation: Student

Education: Junior year in highschool

Yrs fishing: I have been fishing ever since I can remember. I think it was for my third birthday my parents got me a red Zebco spincasting combo. I used it so much the handle started to wear a hole in the side of the spool housing. My mom would take me bluegill fishing at the local park a few times during the summer, and my dad and I would go saltwater fishing in a friends boat a few times a year. It wasn't until October 23, 2005 that I caught my first bass, and i have been bass fishing very seriously ever since.

Preferred style (describe a typical, quality day): A quality day for me would be fishing in a small, relatively shallow lake will all sorts of cover. Stumps/laydowns and sparse lily pads are probably my favorite types of cover to fish.My two weapons of choice: Rapala DT, *** 5" ***. Throwing the DT around the hard cover, and throwing the Trick Stick around the soft cover.

Personal:

Fav food: Hmmm...toughie...very tough...but you can never go wrong with a juicy, well-seasoned cheeseburger.

Fav movie: This is very tough. I don't think I could narrow it down to just one. My top three are definitley Napoleon Dynamite, Pulp Fiction, and Borat.

Fav quote: My favorite quote would be the lyrics to one of my favorite songs. This is a really intense song and draws a lot of emotion. Not many songs make me feel the way this one does.

"Life it seems, will fade away

Drifting further every day

Getting lost within myself

Nothing matters no one else

I have lost the will to live

Simply nothing more to give

There is nothing more for me

Need the end to set me free

Things not what they used to be

Missing one inside of me

Deathly lost, this can't be real

Cannot stand this hell I feel

Emptiness is filling me

To the point of agony

Growing darkness taking dawn

I was me, but now he's gone

No one but me can save myself, but it's too late

Now I can't think, think why I should even try

Yesterday seems as though it never existed

Death Greets me warm, now i will just say goodbye"

Fade to Black-Metallica

Fishing:

Fav bait: Rapala DT. The individual model will vary depending on what depth I'm fishing. the DT 03 has been one of my biggest producers this year.

Fav set up (rod/reel): St. Croix Avid AC70MF paired with a Shimano Citica 100DSV spooled with 30lb moss gree Power Pro.

Fav lake: My favorite lake would be the mid-sized, secluded, Jameson Lake. Only people who live in the neighboorhood surrounding it are supposed to have access, and I get access to the lake because my aunt lives in that neighboorhood. The lake is mid-sized, mid-depth, and has lots of good lily pads and laydowns.

Fav hobbies other than fishing: Lure making (swimbaits in particular), building things, destroying things , wood burning, drawing (only if it is of things I like, like bass ), listening to music, spending time around water.

10 People you respect and/or admire:

My father

My mother

Paul Noles

Sam Rosenthal

Brent Bollinger

Kirk Hammett

James Hetfield

Cliff Burton

Theodore Roosevelt

Myself (self respect is important )

Turn ons: Good fishin', good music, good food, solving problems, being constructive.

Turn offs: Overrated stuff, conformists, fads, and people who just don't know what they are talking about but will argue to their death about it.

Aspirations: I just want to be successful. I really dont want much. I just want to get a college degree, a nice career, get a house, and just be well off. I definitley DO NOT want to be a pro fisherman, I really dislike tournament fishing. I will only ever fish for recreation.

Essay: Fishing is probably the biggest factor that has affected my life. There is nothing I'd rather do than fish. Education is another big factor. I've always done very well in school, and my parents push me to do the best I can possibly do. It has paid off, I excell in all of my classes. Sometimes school isn't challenging enough and its extremely boring. Thinking about fishing gets me through the days . Music is definitley a major factor and influence in my life. I don't know where I would be without it. As most of you know, Metallica is my favorite band ever. Their music is just so good, and it carries a lot of meaning with it. I'm really not into their music for the thrash (although there's nothing wrong with that ), I'm in it for the meanings and messages. They are musical geniuses and their work reflects that. Their songs pack a lot of emotion and influence, and I really enjoy listening to the music and deciphering the songs' meanings. Ahhh....I digress... I really don't have many influence. I tend to stick to my own values and I don't let ANYONE change that. In the words of Metallica "Life is for my own to live my own way". I just live life my own way and make the decisions that seem right to ME. I am my greatest influence.

I'm really not into sappy stuff, but in closing, I'd just like to thank all the guys that run Bass Resource for making it such a wonderful site, all the advertisers that keep this place running, and all the people on here for being helpful and supportive!

This is probably the happiest you will ever see me. Me at age 13 with my very first bass. No fishing day will ever live up to that one.

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Congratulations Dave!

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Congratulations! Your swimbaits really look nice. Maybe you should consider that as a profession or get into rodbuilding. Good luck in school and on the water.

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Congrats Dave....  

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For an odd little fellow, you seem to have a good head on your shoulders.   ;)

Congrats man, keep it up!!!

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Aint nothin' like a young man who loves bass fishin'

Congratulations

Big O

www.ragetail.com

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The future of our sport is in the hands of our youth and here at BassResource.Com we have some outstanding young men.

Dave you a perfect example that our sport is in good hands.   ;)

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you totally deserve it dave.  way to go buddy.  big congrats.

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Excellent Dave! Congratulations!!!  

Ronnie

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Great News!

Congrats on your selection.

Tell your parents that this equals at least a $100 spending spree at the Baltimore Bass Pro Shop!  ;D   ;D   ;D

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Congrats Dave :) :) :)

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Congratulations Dave.

Falcon

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Dave, congrats on the being chosen as the elite member for October, it is well deserved.

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thanks guys (except burley  :P). you guys are seriously great and that is the main reason why i visit the site so much! great guys, great fun, great help, GREAT FISHIN!  :D

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Yaaaaaaaaa dude!

We should get him a T-shirt or a hat that says it so he can finally get some ladies.

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Ha ha...way to go dude!  A big congratulations!   8-)

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