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gone fission
03-11-2015, 09:33 AM
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Fatman
03-11-2015, 09:52 AM
For me it would be Uncle but it sure is true!!!!!!!!!

rnvinc
03-11-2015, 10:40 AM
Mine was Grand Mother ...

But I remember well her hand tied "do-jigs" catching white bass from the bank below Barkley Dam ...

Rickie

B10gone
03-11-2015, 10:46 AM
Remember when my father would pull the anchor (concrete block) around on the bottom tell he felt it catch the brush-pile.

wannabe fisherman
03-11-2015, 01:17 PM
wish I'd had an uncle,grandpa big brother or dad like that. I still feel lost when I hit the water, but I won't give up.

DockShootinJack
03-11-2015, 01:19 PM
Times sure were allot simpler back then

CrappiePappy
03-11-2015, 01:24 PM
Absolutely !! My Grandparents started me fishing for Crappie, and I've never quit. :ThumbsUp

... cp :kewl

lowe175
03-11-2015, 01:57 PM
I'm lucky my dad and grandfather both taught me to fish. Both never had all the nice electronics I have now. We were doing good to have a flat bottom.

armyman
03-11-2015, 02:02 PM
It was my Dad for me. Didn't have a trolling motor, a depth finder, no such thing as a jig back then! But I learned how scull a boat, tie on hook, and run an outboard when I was 10. Ahh, those were the days!!

pescador
03-11-2015, 02:51 PM
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My Grandparents instilled the LOVE of fishing in ME! Especially Grandpa, Crappies were mainly fished in Springtime where we lived. Also we didn't even have any kind of motor, just an old wooden rowboat! Anchor rope had knots tied every couple of feet to mark depth. Used to catch some nice Jack perch using soft shell crabs and or perch bugs. Walleyes trolling homemade Feather flies, Northern Pike using mainly creek chubs. Our fiberglass rods and old baitcasters with many a backlash and Dacron line. First spinning reel was made in France, the famous Mitchell "300".

THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIEND--- ahhhh you know the rest.

barrelslime
03-11-2015, 03:37 PM
don't forget

Tadpole!!
03-11-2015, 06:32 PM
Remember when my father would pull the anchor (concrete block) around on the bottom tell he felt it catch the brush-pile.

My daddy did the same thing, but with a window weight. That's how I learned most of Guntersville Lake.

blackfish
03-11-2015, 07:14 PM
I thought a window weight was a fancy anchor till I was 16. When I was 6 my father was killin em tight lineing- I didn't have the touch- after arguing for 20 min. He finally let me take em off and bait his hook! I'm 52 and that's still the Best trip of my life!

LureheadEd
03-14-2015, 10:31 PM
Had a fellow give me 6 window sash weights last year... He thought I was crazy to use them for an anchor....I asked him where were the windows he was using them on ?.....

DockShootinJack
03-14-2015, 10:43 PM
I have a window weight for the kayak anchor.

Chief79
03-15-2015, 12:18 PM
For me it was my uncle I lived with. It was the Western Slope of Colorado and trout fishing. He had been fishing those lakes, creeks and all the interconnecting weirs that carried water to the farms and apple orchards below that most folks did not know even existed since he was a kid in the 40s and 50s. We always had a creel full of fish. I sure miss him. Gone but still alive in my memories.

Tony the Tiger
03-15-2015, 05:00 PM
My Paw Paw and my Dad, South Mobile county. Brackish and salt water. Green trout, Brim, Speckeled trout, White trout, and Flounder. Oh Yea, Soft shell crabs by the basket full.

prefers shiners
03-15-2015, 06:02 PM
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My Grandparents instilled the LOVE of fishing in ME! Especially Grandpa, Crappies were mainly fished in Springtime where we lived. Also we didn't even have any kind of motor, just an old wooden rowboat! Anchor rope had knots tied every couple of feet to mark depth. Used to catch some nice Jack perch using soft shell crabs and or perch bugs. Walleyes trolling homemade Feather flies, Northern Pike using mainly creek chubs. Our fiberglass rods and old baitcasters with many a backlash and Dacron line. First spinning reel was made in France, the famous Mitchell "300".

THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIEND--- ahhhh you know the rest.

I had one of those Mitchell 300's....couldn't wear it out......

prefers shiners
03-15-2015, 06:04 PM
I have a window weight for the kayak anchor.

we used those when I was a kid......brought them with us and rented an aluminum boat for the day.....brought our own paddles.....finally bought a 5 1/2 Evinrude when I was 21......

Cane Pole
03-15-2015, 07:01 PM
I am that grandpa and am still sculling.

DockShootinJack
03-15-2015, 07:22 PM
Everybody should spend a little time in a wooden row boat fishing.

CrappiePappy
03-16-2015, 07:35 AM
Everybody should spend a little time in a wooden row boat fishing.

Ha !! Yep ... sure makes ya appreciate a trolling motor !! I spent the first 10yrs of my fishing sitting on the bow of a flat bottom wooden row boat, sculling paddle in hand. I WAS the trolling motor :Rofl

... cp :kewl

kycreek
03-16-2015, 08:11 AM
Grew up in the wooden johnboats. Thought we got a major upgrade switching to aluminum, but still used the sculling paddle & oars.

cva34
03-16-2015, 08:37 AM
You got the determination you will succeed...its a fun journey...beat of luck

pescador
03-16-2015, 08:50 AM
Wooden boats. My Grandpa had to sink the boat one spring, after it had been out of water over a long winter. Seems he had to make the wood swell to prevent leaks, if I remember correctly what he told me.

chaunc
03-16-2015, 08:56 AM
I had one of those Mitchell 300's....couldn't wear it out......

I still have a couple of the French models in my old reel collection. They still run flawlessly. Gonna always love the sound they make.

Tn Johnboy
03-16-2015, 09:15 AM
Your OLE if you know what a Super 10 Wizzard is...

CrappiePappy
03-16-2015, 11:35 AM
Your OLE if you know what a Super 10 Wizzard is...

Don't know as I've ever seen a Super 10 Wizard, but here's the first outboard my Grandpa had :

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y42/crappiepappy/MyMentor-myGrandfather.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/crappiepappy/media/MyMentor-myGrandfather.jpg.html)

And here's the "marina" where we rented the row boats ($2/day I think) :

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y42/crappiepappy/RedGateBoatDockonHerringtonLake.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/crappiepappy/media/RedGateBoatDockonHerringtonLake.jpg.html)

The only outboard motor I ever remember my Grandpa having/using was a 10HP Johnson (that weighed a ton :Rofl ) and it would scoot that row boat & the three of us around pretty good !!

... cp :kewl

"G"
03-16-2015, 11:37 AM
great pictures pappy

Tn Johnboy
03-16-2015, 11:38 AM
Don't know as I've ever seen a Super 10 Wizard, but here's the first outboard my Grandpa had :

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y42/crappiepappy/MyMentor-myGrandfather.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/crappiepappy/media/MyMentor-myGrandfather.jpg.html)

And here's the "marina" where we rented the row boats ($2/day I think) :

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y42/crappiepappy/RedGateBoatDockonHerringtonLake.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/crappiepappy/media/RedGateBoatDockonHerringtonLake.jpg.html)

The only outboard motor I ever remember my Grandpa having/using was a 10HP Johnson (that weighed a ton :Rofl ) and it would scoot that row boat & the three of us around pretty good !!

... cp :kewl

The super 10 was direct drive ,no transmission. Lot of guys got threw out of boats standing up cranking them.

Tn Johnboy
03-16-2015, 11:39 AM
Great pics.