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It's been a long time since I took in fishing. Nothing better than casting in, setting the bail, and relaxing in the shade while sort of hoping nothing bites...for a while. But I have no tackle, rods or reels, so It's going to be an expensive visit to Bass Pro Shops...or Walmart.

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ArKay99 wrote:It's been a long time since I took in fishing. Nothing better than casting in, setting the bail, and relaxing in the shade while sort of hoping nothing bites...for a while. But I have no tackle, rods or reels, so It's going to be an expensive visit to Bass Pro Shops...or Walmart.


Hell, if all you do is lay under a shade tree and drink beer while the puzzled fish look at a dry hook, then get a large aquarium.........

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Since I'm a little more inland than you, what little fishin I do is on local lakes, ponds, and rivers. My favorite fishin spots are off the banks of the Mississippi. I've caught some huuuuge fish out of it, like a 20 lb drum with the biggest fookin lips I've ever seen. Kinda nasty lookin actually. Reminds me of something I've seen somewhere on the internet. Maybe a car website............

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tilley88 wrote:Since I'm a little more inland than you, what little fishin I do is on local lakes, ponds, and rivers. My favorite fishin spots are off the banks of the Mississippi. I've caught some huuuuge fish out of it, like a 20 lb drum with the biggest fookin lips I've ever seen. Kinda nasty lookin actually. Reminds me of something I've seen somewhere on the internet. Maybe a car website............

Actually, I don't drink beer (or anything for that matter. I know...boring) and have only done freshwater, lake, pond, stream, and river fishing. I've had aquariums...nice...but they're more like cat TV and can get really expensive and I don't have cats...then the fish die. Besides, I'm only talking about relaxing for a while...then getting down to some real fishing.

I have no idea what rods and reels are nowadays. When I was fishing Mitchell had a line of spinning reels. I had a 300... that was over 45 years ago...I've fished since then but only borrowed stuff, so I'm really a rank newb again.

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ArKay99 wrote:Actually, I don't drink beer (or anything for that matter. I know...boring) and have only done freshwater, lake, pond, stream, and river fishing. I've had aquariums...nice...but they're more like cat TV and can get really expensive and I don't have cats...then the fish die. Besides, I'm only talking about relaxing for a while...then getting down to some real fishing.

I have no idea what rods and reels are nowadays. When I was fishing Mitchell had a line of spinning reels. I had a 300... that was over 45 years ago...I've fished since then but only borrowed stuff, so I'm really a rank newb again.


I don't drink either, had an epiphany over 11 years ago and decided I no longer needed it to have fun. Haven't had any fun since, lol. I fished off the San Diego coast one time many moons ago and caught a big, fat, nothing. I don't fish much, and I definitely don't fish for nothing. I love to relax, so that's why I took up golf. If I go fishing I wanna catch fish. I hate NOT even getting a bite more than anything. I use cheap gear from Wallyworld, and if I don't dig up my own bait, I'll buy it from our small town mini-mart. I haven't fished but a few times the last couple off years, tho. Too cold in the winter, too hot in the summer, and spring and fall only seem to last about a week any more. I golf as much as I can, work on the vette on occasion, and cut the grass when the old lady tells me it looks like shit. Workin swing shift takes a lot out of me, but I'm still kickin.............

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My wife's brother-in-law is one of those crazy bass fisherman. He's got a boat that goes about 140mph and all the gear, tackle, fish finders, etc. you can get in the boat. He takes it so seriously that I can't see how it's fun.

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ArKay99 wrote:My wife's brother-in-law is one of those crazy bass fisherman. He's got a boat that goes about 140mph and all the gear, tackle, fish finders, etc. you can get in the boat. He takes it so seriously that I can't see how it's fun.


I work with guys that try to get in every local BASS tourney they can, usually 2-3 per year. They do take it seriously, yeah, TOO seriously. I told myself when I started my dirt track racing career years ago that when the fun stopped, the racin stopped. Unfortunately, I kept bangin my head against the wall for 3-4 years after the fun ended..............

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tilley88 wrote:I work with guys that try to get in every local BASS tourney they can, usually 2-3 per year. They do take it seriously, yeah, TOO seriously. I told myself when I started my dirt track racing career years ago that when the fun stopped, the racin stopped. Unfortunately, I kept bangin my head against the wall for 3-4 years after the fun ended..............

Yeah. I guess when you have a passion for something it can quickly turn into an addiction.

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I'm a redneck, we have a bass boat and a pontoon boat that we take out pretty regularly. Wife likes to crappie fish, I usually catch my limit of buzz early, and chill. :grin:

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Vette_Newb wrote:I'm a redneck, we have a bass boat and a pontoon boat that we take out pretty regularly. Wife likes to crappie fish, I usually catch my limit of buzz early, and chill. :grin:

That's a clever usage of resources... Keep the wife entertained, get buzzed, and chill, and not get in trouble for being lazy. Well done!

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