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robbor
01-24-2009, 04:54 PM
If it matters to you what fishing pro would you love meet/fish with?
Back in the day, I was always impressed by Denny Brauer. He seemed like a real great guy.

Darrell Baker
01-24-2009, 05:16 PM
If I was going bass fishing I think I would want to spend the day with someone like KVD, Gerald Swindel, Casey Ashley or some of the other guys that fish the Elite Series. These guys are on top because they know their stuff! You could really learn a lot from spending a day or two on the water with these guys. If it was crappie fishing...I want to fish with with the world famous TV host...Russ Bailey of Midwest Crappie.

Darrell Baker
Weiss Lake Crappie Guides
PO Box 778
Centre, Alabama 35960
Tele/ 256-927-2232
Cell/ 256-557-0129
weiss lake crappie guides (http://www.weisslakecrappieguides.com)

Quicksilver1958
01-24-2009, 06:11 PM
Russ Bailey,, I've met Russ.. First class guy and a good fisherman.

78mudbug
01-24-2009, 06:25 PM
im going to say bill dance,for any specie hes pretty darn good

lamplighter
01-24-2009, 07:16 PM
I would have to say Wally Marshall.

Eager Beaver
01-24-2009, 07:45 PM
Wally Marshal or Jimmy Houston either one is good.

slabbandit
01-24-2009, 08:41 PM
Kent Driscoll on Grenada!!;)

speckfinder
01-24-2009, 08:44 PM
Tough question, so many class acts in the biz. Brauer is a good one, Gary Klein, Davey Hite, Clunn, Roland, Bill Dance.

creekslick
01-24-2009, 08:46 PM
Kent Driscoll on Grenada!!;)

Meet Kent yesterday at Grizzly Jig. He sure knows his stuff on trolling crankbaits.

Micropterus salmoides
01-24-2009, 09:09 PM
none of'em.................considering i will prob never fish any of those same lakes/river etc. that they do

I'd settle for having the small town legend here giving me an hour of his time

sailfish1
01-24-2009, 09:26 PM
personally i'd like to fish with rick clunn,but like speckfinder said there are alot of class acts in the business. what i like about these professionals is , you never hear about these guys getting into trouble with the law and i think they are pretty good role models

Cane Pole
01-24-2009, 10:34 PM
personally i'd like to fish with rick clunn,but like speckfinder said there are alot of class acts in the business. what i like about these professionals is , you never hear about these guys getting into trouble with the law and i think they are pretty good role models

There are a few turds in the punch bowl out there......

lhumphre
01-24-2009, 11:39 PM
swindle..met him a few years back and we could have shot the crap all day long..and maybe mark zona, that dude is hilarious....

duc hntr
01-24-2009, 11:59 PM
In his day I would have liked to fished with Orlando Wilson. But now I would have to go with Kevin Van Dam.

TeamCSJE
01-25-2009, 12:02 AM
I would have to agree with "Micropterus salmoides"...the small town legend guys sure know their stuff.

fishdoc
01-25-2009, 09:00 AM
I would have to agree with "Micropterus salmoides"...the small town legend guys sure know their stuff.

:D I am one of these "small town legends", and would definitely agree with these gentlemen. If ya want to tap into 40yrs of knowledge on ya local waters, fishin with the "local" will teach ya more than fishin with a tourin pro. IMHO:eek:

bugman
01-25-2009, 09:52 AM
Bill Dance because he actually fishes for something other than green carp..........as a bonus he'd probably do something silly.

speck buster
01-25-2009, 10:06 AM
capps & coleman,they were very informative yesterday.

fingerlicken
01-25-2009, 10:38 AM
KVD and Clunn a lot of knowledge there

catman
01-25-2009, 10:42 AM
i think capps and coleman would be a blast to fish with, met them at the usa classic at patoka this year and they are real nice guys. i was staying to fish the skeeter's owner's tournament on sunday and steve told me where they had caught a few bass from 3 to 5 lbs. i thought that was very nice of him but i still only caught small fish, i think those guys could catch any kind of fish anywhere.

rancrappie
01-25-2009, 10:49 AM
i wouldn't give bill dance the time of day!

hunt4crappie
01-25-2009, 11:02 AM
Russ Bailey or Bill Dance. Russ would be my first choice. He seems like a guy that would be very enjoyable to fish with. Most of the pros always seem so hyped up. Russ sure acts like a down to earth sort of person.

bugman
01-25-2009, 11:23 AM
i wouldn't give bill dance the time of day!

I bet that would break his heart..........any reason why you're slammin Bill:confused:

Nightprowler
01-25-2009, 02:58 PM
I personally would find it intereting to spend time with some fellas like the teams of Mike Walters/Rick Soloman and Steve Coleman/Ronnie Capps or George Perry, Larry Nixon.

78mudbug
01-25-2009, 03:08 PM
rancrappie does that have anything to do with alabama and ut

Limb Snagger
01-25-2009, 03:24 PM
I've got to go with KVD. I've seen a ton of them on various shows and KVD just seems to explain things the way that I can understand. I think I would learn more from him than any of the others.

The others are great, but if I only had one shot to fish with a real pro, then it would have to be KVD. Get more bang for the buck I guess.;)

MontanaBoy
01-25-2009, 03:37 PM
Hank Parker is my choice.

feelay
01-25-2009, 03:42 PM
Dr. Julie Ball. Don't know if she has ever caught a crappie (she's a saltwater pro) ? But this lady is really easy on the eyes and holds a slew of IGFA records to boot.

kycreek
01-25-2009, 05:42 PM
For lake fishing It would be Russ Bailey but around here, the 70 year old man I see nearly everytime I get out. He knows what he's doing.

SpeckWick
01-25-2009, 05:58 PM
I'd love to spend a day on the lake with Todd Huckabee. From the articles I've read, he seems to fish a lot like I do, only he makes it work a lot better than I do. Shooting docks and pontoons with Russ Bailey sure sounds like a good time too, not to mention all he could teach me.

ReelfootYankee
01-25-2009, 06:26 PM
For bass Kevin vandam For crappies i would love to fish with someone who cast jigs year round or lets say the mounths of feb/ may That prob. would be the local fellows who won the reelfoot c p thon last few years who are close to were i live and what i like to do!! But capps and Colmen man that be great!! I guess its like the other post you cant just choose one favorite jig color!!

drill instructor
01-25-2009, 07:43 PM
I sure would love to spend a weekend with Capps and Coleman. As for bass it would have to be Bill Dance. He sent me a autographed pictured for my birthday while i was deployed.

creekslick
01-25-2009, 08:00 PM
I sure would love to spend a weekend with Capps and Coleman. As for bass it would have to be Bill Dance. He sent me a autographed pictured for my birthday while i was deployed.

My oldest daughter called Bill Dance when she was 13 or 14 to see if she could book a fishing trip with him for my birthday. With it being 2-3 weeks before my birthday he was already booked up so he sent her(free) an autographed cap for her to give me.:D

Speck
01-25-2009, 08:00 PM
I'd like to fish with drill instuctor after watching Russ Bailey's slow trolling show.

fishing buddy
01-25-2009, 08:49 PM
All time favorite growing up was bill dance...but good old wally would be hoot to fish with I bet.

fishmannyj
01-25-2009, 09:18 PM
im going to say bill dance,for any specie hes pretty darn good

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fultondalecrappie
01-25-2009, 09:29 PM
I have always liked Hank Parker

crappie52
01-26-2009, 10:05 AM
i would like to meet this richard williams fellow, i here he can catch some fish.

fishdoc
01-26-2009, 04:54 PM
For bass Kevin vandam For crappies i would love to fish with someone who cast jigs year round or lets say the mounths of feb/ may That prob. would be the local fellows who won the reelfoot c p thon last few years who are close to were i live and what i like to do!! But capps and Colmen man that be great!! I guess its like the other post you cant just choose one favorite jig color!! I cast jigs all yr for crappie here on Buggs Island. some yrs we have to vertical fish over top of the brush in Jan. but I still use a handheld rod for this. love to feel that 'THUMP"...or see the line 'JUMP'.:D

poppop
01-26-2009, 06:28 PM
I would rather fish and attend a social with some of these crappie.com members..than any fishing celeberity I know of.

foul hook
01-26-2009, 07:21 PM
I want to fish with the FN legend from Cinci. That youngan will break ice to launch a Ranger. He can catch a fish too.

splitshot
01-26-2009, 07:40 PM
I've met alot of the crappie pro's.

They're really nice folks, but I'd just as soon go with my dear ol' dad. ;)

Sandwich Maker
01-26-2009, 09:17 PM
We filmed a quail hunting show several years ago with Jerry Martin from Bass Pro Shops. Along for the hunt was pro fisherman Stacey King. One of the nicest guys I've ever met, I'd love to share a boat with him.

Gadget Man
01-26-2009, 10:36 PM
Many years ago Dennie Brauer was a neighbor of some people I know. He wasn't home much because of the demands on a professional fisherman's time, but they indicated he was a very nice man. I was a youngster at the time and would have been very impressed to meet him...didn't happen.

Bill Dance and Hank Parker would also have great potential from my perspective.

There are a couple of professionals that I would avoid. I watched "Aw Son" argue with a nine year old on his show many years ago about which fish in the livewell was his...of course he claimed the larger one! I have always found that to be in very poor taste...especially when they had the option to edit...

I know this thread is a "fantasy" wish list. However, after hanging out on this site for a little over a year, I find that there are a few good guides on here that I think would make a great trip, and if I ever get to their state, I intend to try to use them.

Just my $.02...mg

Fatman
01-27-2009, 07:47 PM
Billy Westmorland or Gary Roach!! Both good ol boys who can catch fish anywhere and just have a plain good time doing it!!

Fatman

78mudbug
01-27-2009, 07:54 PM
i believe that billy westmoreland past away a couple years ago.but he was a very good fsiherman he was top dog on dale hollow lake

Rapprunner
01-27-2009, 08:31 PM
Virgil Ward and Rayo Breckenridge. Unfortunatley I believe both have passed on.

tles1
01-27-2009, 08:39 PM
Al Lindy, really enjoy his fishin shows, Very simple fishing!

Quicksilver1958
01-27-2009, 09:11 PM
i would like to meet this richard williams fellow, i here he can catch some fish.


Mr. Richard can not only catch fish, he is a great guy and a lot of fun to be around!

Quicksilver1958
01-27-2009, 09:14 PM
I'd like to fish with drill instuctor after watching Russ Bailey's slow trolling show.

Good Idea..

gone_fishing
01-28-2009, 06:07 AM
I have not met any of them. I bought a cd of Wally. I learned a lot from the cd and I like his sense of humor. My pick would be wally.

Gadget Man
01-28-2009, 07:14 PM
I found information indicating Virgil Ward passed away in 2004 and Billy Westmoreland in 2002. Did not find anything on Rayo Breckenridge indicating he was deceased...