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While looking through the members list this morning,Inoticed that many have joined& never posted,I'd be interested in knowing if some of you are still there.Also for the regular posters,we like to know a bit about a new member but our profiles don't tell a lot about us,If it's OK with the moderators, I'd like for all to post alittle bit more about yourselves,favorite waters,tactics&lures,etc,and registered non-posters,let's hear from you too,,,, I'm Mark and live in Windsor,NY. On the Susquehanna River(Broome Co.)been a member of this site for about 4 yrs. ,most any fishing the I do is for social purposes,some years I'm out often and other years it's only for a few trips. Top water is one of my favorites,&searching for walleyes,most of my water time is here on the Susq. My tackle consists of mostly off the rack combos,(at times I'll feel a little intimidated when I read about some of the equipt. some of the members have,but when the fishings over for the day,I've had just as much fun),Married,2 child.(D-25,S-21)I'm a member of the Vol FD. Hunt(bow&gun),icefish,ride my ATV,in the market for another cruiser class boat,own a 12' al.w/6hp,enjoy the occasional trip to a casino,try to get to a Rennaisance faire at least once every summer,enjoy flea-markets&garage sales, ,How about you? Tightlines,Mark
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Mark: 25 and 21? uh oh...that puts you in MY age category! LOL.......

for anyone who doesn't know my bio, I am 52, 3 boys, one grandaughter and a lovely wife who lets me fish all the time! LOL....

I am a dentist, practicing in Mamaroneck, I live in Mt Vernon......

got started very late in fishing, have been fishing in earnest for the last 15 years only.....been very lucky, met the right people and saved a ton of time, plus I threw myself into it, digesting anything I could get my hands on....

have been on NYBass for a good 5 years, was named moderator some 3 or 4 years ago, and recently bought the site along with Mike D.....

have met, spoken , wrote, fished with HUNDREDS of people....really.....endless.......

I do rec fishing only, have a 17 foot tracker and 12 foot jon on trailers, have only one reservoir boat right now on Muscoot.......have fished all of the reservoirs at one time or the other and most other name waters in this general area.....

I prefer plastic baits, especially smaller ones....

hmmmm, what else? I have done just about every hobby ever invented at one time or the other, but have narrowed it down somewhat ( other than fishing), concentrating on lifting, model ship building, composing and recording music......follow professional sports very closely....am a Movie fanatic! always reading a book.....hmmm, what else did I leave out......
 

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Hi my name is Gregg and I'm an bass-oholic :D
I'm 45 married with two teenage boys. I'm a letter carrier for the US Postal Service. Have only been fishing about 5 years found this site early and feel I've learned so much faster because of it.

I try to be a well rounded fisherman but lean toward finesse fishing and soft plastics. Subscribe to the KISS method of fishing (keep it simple stupid). I don't own a boat yet, I do have plans to put one on the reservoir this year. Not having a boat has not been a problem because of the great people here. Have been able to fish so many people, making this the best hobby I've ever had because I found so many people to share it with.

One person stands out for me, the first year I meet John G we fished together about 4 times this year was about 40 and we cover every body of water we can from Wampus to Candlewood.

Around here I maintain the Classic Threads section and now Mike has made me assistant webmaster. I think that means I get to do the grunt work :D LOL
 

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I like it Gregg!!!

My name is Scott I am also a bassaholic.:beerchug:

I have fished since I could walk, or at least as long as I could remember. Grew up in Passaic Co. NJ, moved to NY's Rockland Co. for a short time in the mid 70s and move back to NJ, until the late 80s and moved to Orange Co., NY. I have fished much of northern Passaic Co. and parts of Morris Co, NJ, when I lived in Rockland the Ramapo River was in my backyard, so I did quit a bit of fishing everyday after school and in the summer. I also have fished Harriman SP on the Rockland/Orange boarders for many years even after moving back to NJ.

I grew up in a family of outdoor sportsmen, my grandfather raised hunting dogs, my dad and late uncle lived to hunt and fish and much of my education in freshwater fishing was thanks to my dad up until my mid 20s, when I turned to using all artificials.

In 1997 I found NYBass in a search and started posting and a strange guy with the handle of Dr. Bass answered many of my posts, I met and fished with this strange guy in the fall of 98 and we became good friends.

NYBass was also resposible for me starting my own website, BASSINinNY's Fishing Orange County NY, it was my search for more info on the area I lived and to help other in their search, as there were no Orange Co. residents on NYBass besides myself at that early time, that website is no longer running as of last year.

I have met many members and fished with many, there is not a member of NYBass I would not fish or spend time in a boat with, all are welcome at anytime in my boat.

I may live just over the border in PA but NYBass is my home!!!

I also have a wife(who is a member Tina E.) and two great boys 7 years and 18 months. I commute to work in Peekskill, NY where I am a maintenance technician for a chemical company that makes many of the colors in our everyday lives from your cars, your wife's make-up and even your fishing lures.
 

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I'll play ..

George here.

x-California surfer dude transplanted to the right coast when the aviation industry went into the toilet in the early 90's.

Live by Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia.

Hated the East coast until I discovered river small mouth fishing. Now I ain't never leaving (double negative, I should know better).

Big High Sierra trout fisherman in CA, so out came the trout rods and caught 1000's of SM. - small ones. Then I discovered net surfing, upgraded all rods/reels/baits, now I hunt for big river pigs (20" plus citations).

Did a bunch of salt water fishing, from grouper to tuna in SoCal, but only have one Montage (sp???) salt water trip under my belt since I hit this side of the world.

Currently 47, going on 18. Have a 9 year old son who sometimes is more mature than I am. An analyst for the Feds to pay the bills and restring my fishing reels. Have a great wife that puts up with me. In fact, she pushes me out the door to go fishing (and take the kid please) and leave her alone for the day.

Great lady, now that's a keeper.

Caught my first ever January small mouth (probably first time I was ever out in Jan too) last week. 18 inches and 3.5 pounds -- oh yeah.

Tight lines
 

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Hi I'm Jeremiah. I'm 24 and live in Prattsburgh, NY (about 12 miles south of Naples/Canandaigua Lake). I have been fishing since I was about three or four. I don't get out as much as I would like anymore because I have a 2 yr. old and a 9 mon. old and number three is on the way. It makes life hectic but it is worth every minute. I don't post much because my only web access is from work. I work in Penn Yan, NY on the north end of Keuka Lake. I work at a small furniture store on Main St. I guess that's about it. So long for now.
 

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Im Joe, 36 yo and I live in Nassau County, Long Island. I am a Medical Technologist at North Shore Hospital. I have a 6 yo son, Ethan.

I started bass fishing in 1996, hitting local ponds and lakes like Wantagh Twin Lakes and Massapequa Reservoir.

My first boat was a Sea Eagle inflatable and with this craft, I was able to fish Forge Pond and learn the nuances of bass fishing.

Searching for information on the internet, I discovered NYBass around 1998 and since then, my knowledge soared. I met a lot of good people thru interacting online and the yearly get togethers.

I like to powerfish more than finesse. And that means heavy tackle, bigger lines and baits . I like flipping and pitching, targeting shallow fish in heavy cover.

Thru NYBass, I met a guy named Ray Scully and joined Atlantic Bassmasters, one of the many bass clubs on Long Island. This year is going to be my 4th year in the club and I plan to fish a few open tournaments .

Besides fishing, I love watching sports, basketball in general. Im also kind of a movie and music buff.

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Hi I'm Mike. I am 37yo, born, raised and now live in Whitestone, Queens. I am a Financial Executive for a large bank and work in Rye, NY. I was an avid bass fisherman from the ages of 14-20yo. Fished primarially the lakes and ponds of Queens and Nassau counties. At 18yo I bought a bass boat and joined a bass club. I fished in a couple of tournys upstate and CT and did OK. For me Tounament fishing took the fun out of fishing so my fishing buddy, Pete and I decided to call it quits. We continued to fish upstate lakes as far as the Adirondacks for the next couple of years.

We than sold the bass boat to buy a 20ft Grady white for salt water fishing. I got married and sold the boat.

I stood away from fishing for quiet sometime while my 3 kids (S-12, D-10, D-3) were growing up. I was busy enjoying watching dance receitals and coaching ice hockey for my sons team.

I just got back into bass fishing this year with my buddy Pete again who has continued his salt water fishing and Adirondack trips till this day. We have 2 boats on 2 different reservoirs (Croton and Croton Falls). We have only been out about 8 times last year and find it tough to navigate these large bodies of water while rowing. The great thing about this website is the people on here have the knowledge and experience to help you through any situation you cannot resolve on your own. I look forward to the upcoming get-togethers to finally get to meet some of these people and to finally put some names and some faces together.

MikeYac
 

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Hi. My name is Tina. I am a 33 year old stay at home mom of two wonderful boys ages 8 years old and 18 months old. I grew up all my life in Harriman NY until I got married in 1994 and moved to Cornwall where Scott and I lived for 8 years and now I live in Dingmans Ferry PA. My husband is the one that really started me with fishing on a more steadier basis I never really fished as I was growing up it wasn't until I was about 13 and my brother was visiting from Alabama with his family that I first started fishing even then it wasn't something I did on a regular basis. It wasn't until 1991 when I met my husband, Scott E( also a member here) that really started to fish on a regular basis and Scott had his hands full trying to teach me some techniques and rid me of some bad habits I had. I had never fished with lures I had always fished with night crawlers. So yes I am still learning when we can get out to fish together. In 1997 when Scott joined the board I would always read the posts over his shoulder. It wasn't until 2001 that I joined the board. It wasn't until Bass U last year that I was able to put names with faces. When Scott became news writer for NYBass Frank J had asked me to be editor of News. Hopefully this year I will be able to make at least one get together.
 

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I'm Vinnie, I joined the board last spring and I check posts a few times a day to keep up to date. I've been fishing since I could hold a rod. I also ice fish and Striper fish but, bass fishing is my main interest. I started fishing for bass seriously and in small tournaments about 6 years ago. I'm now 15 and fish in some larger tournaments, but mostly for fun. I get out on the water as much as possible with my small boat and I'm looking to get a bassboat this year.

I try to contribute as much as I can to the board. I have learned alot since joining in the spring and I am very thankful for all the contibutors who openly share their knowledge and reports.

I fish alot of small waters in southern NY, but have never fished any reservoirs. I also fish Sacandaga alot during the summer. I'm trying to make myself a very well rounded fisherman, being good at many different seasons, patterns, and techniques.

I can't wait to get out in a couple months, hopefully I will be able to make a couple get togethers this year if you guys don't mind fishing with a teenager.
 

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Hello everyone!

Many of your already know me, but this is a great way to bring everyone up to speed on Charlie Stuart, aka The Bass Doctor. 49 years young and still kickin!

Born in Scotland, raised and educated in England, worked in the aviation industry for over 30 years.

Lived in Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ireland, and America and currently in Canada.

I have been fishing since the age of 4 due to my fathers need to drink beer in a pub by the River Thames. The only way he could get out of the house for a beer was to take me, so he would sit me on the riverbank and he would drink. He knew nothing about fishing also I had to teach myself. After the first fish, I was hooked (pun intended).

At 14 I joined my first fishing club and won the Junior Championship two years later. The following year I fished with the men in the club and after my second season, I came in second overall. The following five years would see me win the Southern Championship five times in a row.
N.B. "Course Fishing" was the style (standing on the shoreline), with maggots, worms, bread, cheese and corned beef as bait. We fished size limits and could weigh in at the end of the tournament all fish caught except pike and eels. When I fished the European championship circuit, my top weight on the Black River in Cork, Ireland was 487lbs in an 8-hour tournament. Some of the folks on this site have seen me fish Ronkonkoma and Hempstead Lake using that style and believe me, it’s a tough way to catch fish!

I got into bass fishing when I moved to the US after many years of just fishing my "euro" style and catching bass (which do not exist in England, though there are some in German and Spain now) on live worms. I met a guy in Babylon, Long Island who told me tournament fishing. I joined the Long Island Bassmasters and the rest is history.

I was the first European to fish the BASS circuit in consecutive seasons from 1997 to 2000
I have had more sponsors at one time than any other angler on the circuit today (24) and still today despite my move to Canada retain 18 of them.

I write for 15 websites two newspapers and a magazine on fishing. I answer over 100 e-mails a week on fishing and turning pro.

My fishing abilities have improved each year thanks to sites like this, who take the time and trouble to share information as I have tried to do over the last 3+ years since contributing to this site.

Drop me a line, anytime!

Tight Lines!


Charlie:cool:
 

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Hi mike,
I'm a 58yr. old retired bachelor. Born and raised in Queens NY. Worked NYTel/ABI/ATT/ATTIS/NYNEX/Bell Atlantic for 25yrs. over a 30yr. span. (mid-life crises in late 80's found me working as a mate on party boats for a few years.) Fished salt water from the age of 4 'till I left NY in winter of '02. Owned four different boats from a 14' run-a-bout to a 26' cuddy. I ran all four in western LI Sound for about 14yrs. I've gone the gammut from snappers to tuna but I think my favorite salt water fish is blackfish although bonito and false albies on light stuff are a gas.
Started bass fishing in late 90's when I realized that I no longer wanted to live in NY or even on the coast. Couldn't put in the time I wanted on the water as I lived in an apartment and had no place to put a trailered boat so I was dependent on a buddy who lived in Rockland. Found this site about the same time and John G. was kind enough to take me out twice. Gregg introduced me to Cross River one day and I was rewarded with what at the time was a personal best 19" LM. I even made the first get-to-gether on Maho and was treated to my first ride on a full-blown bass boat by Jay. After that, family constraints severely limited my fishing 'till I finally got down here to WV.
I picked up a 14' jon boat w/10hp a year ago last Oct and spent this last season pretty much chasing my tail. I guess that was to be expected since it was really my first full season of bass fishing. I hope to have a better plan of attack (and better results) as soon as the ice is gone.
All my fishing here is on rivers or on river impoundments (no natural lakes in the state) and this is very different from those kettle lakes I fished in Harriman SP. Mainly, NO weeds, so what little I did learn in NY is not of much use here. But now I have the time, the boat and this board to help me improve. I've also taken up hunting. (Didn't hunt in NY, too many New Yorkers in the woods with guns.) Other interests are astronomy, birding and now the joys(?) of home ownership.
 

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Hi all. My name is Bob Benjamin and I am relatively new to the forums. I'll be 41 in April and I work as a communication cable installer.
I grew up in Cresskill, NJ where I began fishing when I was around 10. Not knowing what to do, my friends and I would mirror what other kids were doing. I fished the Tenakill creek which had carp, suckers, and a few trout which would swim up from Closter after stocking. I remember getting uncle josh's pork rind bait as a gift, putting it on a big hook, casting it out and letting it sit, waiting patiently for a biiig carp to gulp it down. :confused: I went home.
As me and my friends who fished got older, we would ride bikes to other fishing spots, like Haworth pond, the Closter nature center, and the Oradell reservoir. Parents would bring us up to Lake Welch, the Hudson river, the Catskills. I remember becoming more and more excited as I would catch all different kinds of fish.
But the best fishing was on vacation. I've been going to the same small pond (275 acres) in Hope, Maine for 40 years now. Crystal clear waters with monster smallies.
Fishing took a back seat during college and early years of marriage. Now it has once again become an obsession. It started with a Canada pike trip in 1990.
:beerchug: Everything was new and exciting again.
In 1999 while patronizing a local watering hole in Montvale, NJ, I noticed a gentleman with a big bass emblem on his jacket. He told me of tournament bass fishing, his club, the weekend trips, new techniques, etc. etc. I joined the Bergen Bassmasters and now I'm really hooked . ;)
Our family now lives in Orange County. My kids (9 and 12) love to fish. I'm glad I found the NYBASS forums. From my first few weeks of lurking, I was amazed to find so many people who shared the same likes, questions, fun, and the genuine love for Bass fishing.
Tight lines all
Benj
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Hi,

My name is Jay Forster, been around NYBass for a couple of years. Really like the site and check it often for information.

I am 44, have three kids, Chris, 19 Nicole, 17 and Brandon 11. Work as an Engineer for Delphi, automotive parts.

Grew up in Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda. Did a lot of fishing around the Niagara River, Erie Canal, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

We have moved around a few times, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Iowa following better jobs!!. Fished a lot in all three states. Moved to Rochester three years ago and just love the fishing around here.

Joined the Rochester Bassmasters a couple of years ago. Have fished as a non boater in a bunch of their club tournaments. I have learned a bunch from the various boaters that I have been matched up with. Have not done real well in the tournaments, have a lot of room for improvement.

I have a 17 foor Starcraft with a 50hp Johnson that I have owned since 1988. Great boat, does not owe me a penny. Use it for a variety of fishing, from bass to panfish, to walley to salmon. Also use it for duck hunting. We have two black labs that I use for hunting a field trails.

I alos have way too many hobbies, most of them linked with the outdoors. Duck Hunting, Trout Fishing, Boy Scout Camping. I like to make fishing rods and tie flies for trout.

My biggest problem is so many toys and so little time. Each weeknd is filled this year, with Boy Scout Campouts, youth torunaments, club tournaments, family wekend outings, etc.



We go on two Cananda trips each year, one fly in in Spetmeber and one family one in August.:D
 

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Im glad someone resurrected this thread....a good one...would love to see more bios.....
 

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Jared Cauliffe here. I'll be 29 in June - been fishing since my dad began taking me as a kid - around 7 or so. My very first trip was to Peconic Zone 3 in Riverhead LI. It's funny , the place where we rented from back then is still renting (Fisherman's Deli). I love crank baits of all kinds, simply because of the variety of color and movement. I fish only with spinning outfits - never got into the baitcasting. Biggest fish I ever caught was about 5 lbs. in Washington Lake (which I believe is now closed). Have one younger brother - Matthew - he's 24 and will be a physical therapist by the end of this season. I myself am a filmmaker - I work on the set of Law and Order: Criminal Intent - some good stories come out of film and tv sets! I am currently living at home in Rego Park, Queens, and am saving up for an apartment, but I'll probably stick close by. We rent boats, as we do not currently have any decent fishing vessel, so over the years, with research, I've found at least 8 lakes to frequent that rents jons and rowboats. We use a Minn Kota trolling motor. Got plenty of info for you guys on these lakes. I like the thread - gotten to know more about everyone.

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Hey, Matt checking in. I'm 34 married for 7 years 2 kids 13 and 5. Live in Sound Beach Long Island...Fishing and Shooting are my favorite things to do. I'm a Service Rep. I started fishing around 9yrs old. My dad was never into it but would take my brother and I out on the East End of LI often. I was a big surf fishing guy and trout. Was into bass from about 1986-1992 then for what ever reason I stopped and started again about 5 years ago...Thats about it...Matt
 

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wow!... how did i miss this?!... what a great thread...it's really what NYBASS is all about: getting to know people and sharing with them... i'll try to keep it brief...

i'm 38 years old... born and bred in rockville, maryland.. a hard-core redskins fan... moved out of there after high school and have lived in NYC for the last 15 years... went to film school at SUNY Purchase in westchester... got married in 1987 to the same gal i'm with today...no kids... bartender since the age of 15 (a whole other story) until retirement at age 29... directed a couple independent feature films and started a film/video production company in 1995 called Rockville Pictures... been doing that ever since; producing, directing and editing a wide array of productions; mostly independent films, fashion marketing videos, commercials and infomercials... got interested in bass fishing in 2000 when i did a search on the internet for "new york bass fishing"... found NYBASS.com and attended the second annual get-together a couple weeks later on mahopac where i fished with scottE and caught my first bass.. i was totally hooked and decided to make more contributions to the site, becoming asst. webmaster a year or so later... purchased NYBASS with johnG in late 2003 and decided to merge my hobby and career with the creation of the TV show and website Lunkerville... i am renovating an old dump of a victorian home in a little town on lake champlain called port henry, which i intend to make into my part/maybe full-time residence... am LOVING being the co-owner of NYBASS and host of Lunkerville and will devote a lot of time making this endeavor a success so i can say that i fish bass for a living!

as far as what techniques and so forth: i still consider myself a novice after 3-4 years and honestly enjoy fishing with the most basic of lures: senko-style baits, tubes, some top-water, an occasional spinnerbait or crankbait thrown in... i expect to get to the point where i'm more analytical about my fishing, but i am just having too much fun at this level right now!... furthermore, my show is NOT primarily about the fishing, it's about the PEOPLE... the fishing tactics are important, but secondary to exploring the personalities of the guests... it's just more interesting that way IMHO.

thats me:)
 

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Hello all,

My name is Frank and I am 42, married since '96 to the girl I dated in college, with two kids (2.5 years and 12 weeks).

I started fishing as a child in Youngstown, Ohio; my brother and I would catch night crawlers on the lawn the evening before our bike trips to Lake Newport.

My father had been an avid fisherman but by the 4th child had little time for it. We children saw the remains of a once active hobby-- the giant Herter's tackle box, the mothballed 40 hp Mercury, 30 Hp Johnson, 9 hp Johnson, the 16 ft wooden boat in the yard, the homemade speedboat, the homemade sail boat, the rods and reels, the BW photos of dad and friends holding huge walleyes or salmon-- but my father would primarily fish for bluegills with an UL outfit he kept in the trunk of his car. He worked at Republic Steel and would grab a few minutes at the city park on the back end of the midnight shift.

When I was about 14, my family joined a rather tired swim club in the next county that included fishing acces to a 20 acre pond. My father and I fished for bluegills and bass as often as we could. We went a couple times a week after dinner and fished until dark. Then, of course, I got my driver's license and a taste for beer and cigarettes. Needless to say, the fishing trips ended.

I went to Ohio State, moved to NYC, started a film editing company, got married and thought often about fishing. Then my father died. My mother sold the boats but I got the giant Herter's box (The outboards are still covered up in the basement).

I started fishing again in July of 2002 at Hatch Pond in Kent CT using my father's old equipment. I caught two fish. With information gleaned from NYBass I quickly updated my tackle and techniques and I have been pretty much obsessed ever since. I've wasted I don't know how much money on new rods and reels.

I fish a few times a week, if possible, at Central Park (usually, but not always, noted at this site: www.centralparkfishing.blogspot.com), with annual late summer trips to to Hither Hills, Fort Pond, and Big Reed. I mostly fish from shore or wade, but I generally rent a kayak for boating at Hither Hills.

I like to flyfish-- for stripers in the East River and the Hamptons and for LMB--but I still have a lot to learn about that, a LOT. I also inherited my father's fly tying equipment and tie my LMB and striper flies.

I use mostly spinning gear, having just recently gotten my first baitcasting rig, and I usually, like my father, lean toward light and UL gear though I have braided line on every reel.

Pete L is going to find me a nice house close to those lakes in Westchester/Putnam Cty so I'll be able to fish in some new places.

I have much to learn about fish and fishing and I thank everyone at NYBass for steering me in the right direction.
 

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frank... that's a great blog you have there... keep it up!... at CP today, twice i heard about your site... i met don and ed and a young fellow there with his father who will be joining NYBASS and already signed up at the lunkerville forums.... we had the cameras rolling and got some great material for the show...lets hook up at CP some time:)
 
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