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What Happened to the River Fishing Forums?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:35 am
by Snowbass23
Good morning to anyone that might stumble across this post! I feel like someone that wakes up at the end of a post-apocalyptic movie to find he's the last man on earth. I'm just curious what happened to the all of the River Fishing Forums that spawned off of GRF? I've been out of the US for 8 years (US Military) and things sure look different. I was stationed in Alabama and got really active in ARF during the mid to late 200's. Through ARF I found GRF and met some really nice folks and fished a few times with some of them. I moved to Alaska in 2010 and both boards were still going strong. I drifted away from ARF because of distance and a difference in personality with some of the louder types there. Now, this summer I'm looking at moving back into the states and wanted to come read up on old boards and trip reports. ARF seems non-existent except for the front page, dating back several years. But I'm shocked to see that GRF looks like it all but imploded too. Any idea what happened? I'd be happy with a PM giving me a sanitized version too, I'm not looking to start trouble or bring up hard feelings!! I'm honestly just shocked that what seemed like a really close community either blew up or migrated. I've done some google searches but don't see an obvious new home for all of the old GRF/ARF types.


SnowBass

Re: What Happened to the River Fishing Forums?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:54 am
by CaseyB
Yeah, I've been lurking around here for a few months and was wondering the same thing. This place has a ton of information on it, shame for it to go to waste.

Now that I know at least 1 other person will read it :D , I may start a thread about the Appalachee-north of 441. I could use some help scouting.

Re: What Happened to the River Fishing Forums?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:36 pm
by Duncan
Facebook killed most forums. It's a shame to. There is more give and take on a forum. Long threads and lots of information. Facebook has short threads and it scrolls through so you miss a lot. The young guys prefer facebook and the old guys prefer forums so that's the way it goes.

Duncan

Re: What Happened to the River Fishing Forums?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:14 am
by Snowbass23
Well, I definitely appreciate a response of any kind! Haha. So is there a certain facebook group everybody migrated to?

SnowBass

Re: What Happened to the River Fishing Forums?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:48 am
by Seminole Steve
Yeah, most of the action is on Facebook. Southern River Fishing has its own page, which is moderately active. They have closed their forum. I knew ARF was done. I did not know until today that GRF did not follow suit.

Re: What Happened to the River Fishing Forums?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:37 pm
by shoalieman
It'll be a very cold day in Hades before I join Facebook----I agree with Edward Snowden, it's a great way for Big Brother to get all up in your business.
BTW, there's good chance (river levels not too high) a few of us will be camping/fishing along the Upper Flint this weekend. Reply back here if interested, I'll check this thread later this week and I'll especially be checking on how much rainfall we get this week too.

Re: What Happened to the River Fishing Forums?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:23 am
by The General
As one of the original GRFers, I too miss it. Agree with what others said here, Facebook imploded forums. I also think so many different ones spawned off and it diluted the pool (imo).

That being said, the GRF community from the late 90s, early 2000s are some of my favorite fishing memories and I'm always glad to connect with folks.

As for Apalachee N of 441, let me know what you need and I'm glad to help.

Tight Lines,
The General

Re: What Happened to the River Fishing Forums?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:34 pm
by Volzfan59
I'm with "shoalieman", I will never join Facebook. As retired law enforcement, if you don't think Facebook is looked at in investigations, your deceiving yourself. Just don't want big brother or anyone that I have "dealt with" in the past in my business.

I hate that Tennessee River Fishing went away. I miss it and the Alabama site. This place is good and I really enjoy learning here.

Hey Shoalieman, thanks for your suggestion about the Conasauga (sp?). My buddy actually bought a log cabin down that way, on the TN side of the boarder.

Re: What Happened to the River Fishing Forums?

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 1:57 pm
by shoalieman
Let's revive things by doing a camping/fishing event FRI 01 JUNE 2018 thru SUN 03 JUNE 2018 at T-Man's on the Upper Flint! I'll do a separate post with more detail in this same forum.

Re: What Happened to the River Fishing Forums?

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 3:44 pm
by shoalieman
If a handful of us start posting again, GRF will be back in good shape in short order. :D :D :D

Re: What Happened to the River Fishing Forums?

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 8:51 pm
by Volzfan59
I'll check and see if that's my weekend off. If so, I think my buddy and I will be in. Is there room for an RV? If not, I have a tent but let's be honest, an RV is way more comfortable!

Re: What Happened to the River Fishing Forums?

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:40 am
by Titaniumman
Not only is there room. There's water, power, and septic.

Re: What Happened to the River Fishing Forums?

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 9:00 pm
by Volzfan59
Sorry guys, my buddy and I won't be able to attend. He's having rotator cuff surgery next week. If you have a fall get together, we're in.

Re: What Happened to the River Fishing Forums?

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 11:37 am
by Wetfoot
Sad on my part I haven't on either in awhile. Couldn't log in here no matter what I did. Had to start a new acct, new name and new email link. Glad to see some are still active.

Re: What Happened to the River Fishing Forums?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:59 pm
by Bananaslug22
Dang! Sorry I missed the 'T MAN' invite earlier in the summer. Our annual camping trip (church buddies) went down at the FROC weekend of 7/7/18. We floated from FROC down to PO BIDDY on Friday. Passed by your place I'm sure.

Would have loved to stop in and said hey!

Were yall able to do the June trip?